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At the heart of English folk
Martin Simpson

Summer 2018 programme of music at Cecil Sharp House announced

We're willing away the cold weather by looking forward to our exciting summer programme of music, featuring a wonderful mix of well-established legends of the folk scene and up-and-coming artists.

Alan Surtees

Alan Surtees Trust invites grant applications from young musicians and dancers

Three grants of up to £1000 each are to be awarded to promising young artists by the Alan Surtees Trust, set up in memory of the much-loved Shrewsbury Folk Festival Director.

Artist bursaries for 2018/19 now open for applications

Artists at any stage of their careers are invited to apply for funding to pursue creative projects, as part of our Artists’ Development programme.

Exclusive interview: Alistair Anderson

Alistair Anderson is bringing his new band to Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 15 March. Ahead of their performance, we had a chat with Alistair to find out more about how his new line-up came together, their creative process and plans for the future.

EDS Spring 2018

Spring edition of English Dance & Song now available

There’s plenty to celebrate in this edition of EDS, including some landmarks to mention at EFDSS itself.