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At the heart of English folk
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Perspectives on Tradition

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has announced three ambitious new ‘Perspectives on Tradition’ cross-cultural creative residencies at Cecil Sharp House, London’s home of English Folk. Each of the residencies will look at notions of culture, tradition, collecting, cross-pollination and fragmentation of music, working with Ian Carter and Nicola Kearey (Stick In The Wheel, From Here Records).

Folk Discovery R&D Days

Call-out for artists: towards a cross-cultural creative learning programme

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is developing a new project to explore, share and create artistic connections between English traditional folk music and dance, and folk traditions originating from outside Europe.

London Youth Folk Ensemble keeps active

London Youth Folk Ensemble received a Music for Youth Connects Award with The Musicians Union in 2018/19. Ensemble member Elye Cuthbertson reports on their activities...

Gold Badges celebrate excellence in English folk

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has announced four recipients of its highest award, the Gold Badge.

Going green at EFDSS

At the English Folk Dance and Song Society and Cecil Sharp House we are committed to improving and advocating environmental best practice across all areas of the organisation.