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At the heart of English folk
Shape the Future

New fundraising campaign launched for Kennedy Hall

At our Festive Gathering on Sunday 21 December, EFDSS Chief Executive Katy Spicer launched our new Shape the Future campaign for 2015. Following our successful campaign in 2013, which enabled Cecil Sharp House to become fully accessible, lighter, brighter and more spacious environment, our new campaign focuses on the largest space in the house, the magnificent Kennedy Hall.

Rosie Hood

BBC Performing Arts Fellowship recipient announced

Traditional singer Rosie Hood has been awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship to work with the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

The Wanton Seed

The Wanton Seed - revised edition to be published

Back in 2006, EFDSS embarked on a project to republish Hammond and Gardiner’s folk song collections. Originally published in four volumes starting in 1965 and having been out of print since not very long afterwards, the Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts are often considered to be some of the most important to have come from the 19th century folk song collectors.

Colin Hume

Dance matters to Colin Hume: EDS feature

Well-known dance composer and caller Colin Hume has reached the age of 70, and has taken the opportunity to reflect on four decades of folk dance experience in an article ‘Dance Matters’ in the Winter 2014 issue of English Dance & Song magazine.

Best Musical Initiative 2015

The Full English nominated for education award

The Full English learning programme in schools has been nominated for a top award.