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At the heart of English folk
The Full English

Evaluation report from The Full English learning programme with schools now available online

The External Evaluation Report of The Full English Learning Programme (with a focus on the work with schools) is now available to freely download from the EFDSS website.


Soundpost to run Full English Weekend in Dungworth

Soundpost will hold a weekend in Dungworth in October dedicated to exploring EFDSS’s The Full English archive. The weekend will be made up of a fantastic variety of practical workshops, lectures, sessions, concerts and interviews delivered by a selection of tutors from a range of disciplines within the world of Folk.

Bob Copper

Bob Copper: a look back

This Saturday we are delighted to be hosting the long-anticipated centenary celebration of the great Bob Copper at Cecil Sharp House. Laura Smyth, Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, writes about the history and importance of the Copper family.

Wesley Stace

Exclusive interview: Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is bringing its UK premiere to Cecil Sharp House on Saturday 31 January. The variety show has consistently received rave reviews in the USA; its eclectic range of celebrated musicians, writers and comedians weaving a show that will make you laugh, think and sing along. We had a chat with the genius behind the show, Wesley Stace.

Exclusive interview: Coach House Company

Following an exciting year, including fantastic performances at Cecil Sharp House, Wilderness Festival and the launch of a new EP, the unique multi-instrumental ensemble that is The Coach House Company return to Cecil Sharp House on Saturday 17 January to play a very special double bill alongside Maz O'Connor. We had a chat to find out a bit more about them as a band, how they found the last year and what they've got planned for the future.