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At the heart of English folk
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Dave Swarbrick

The English Fiddle Symposium - Call for Papers & Participants

Newcastle University in partnership with Sage Gateshead, have announced the first English Fiddle Symposium, running from Thursday 30 April - Friday 1 May as a sister event to the Folkworks Fiddles on Fire festival at Sage Gateshead. They are currently looking for people to contribute at the conference - see their message below.

Maz O'Connor

Exclusive interview: Maz O'Connor

On 17 January, Maz O'Connor is launching the Winter-Spring programme of music at Cecil Sharp House in a very special double bill with Coach House Company. Ahead of the show we had a chat about touring, songwriting and approaches to traditional music.

Beyond the Marches / Dros y Ffin

Beyond The Marches / Dros y Ffin project announcement

Young folk musicians team up for celebration of the music of two nations

Beyond The Marches / Dros y Ffin, featuring some of the finest young contemporary folk musicians on the scene, will explore and celebrate the shared history and culture of two nations, England and Wales.

VWML closed on 15 January

Cecil Sharp House closed on 15 January

On Thursday 15 January, Cecil Sharp House and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will be closed to the public for the whole day. The house is being taken over by the emergency services for a training exercise, so please do not be alarmed by the significant presence from police, fire and ambulance services.

Folk Hop

New dance course fuses folk and hip hop

One of the best things about the arts, whatever form they may take, is that they never remain static. The re-drawing of boundaries, re-writing of rules and reinterpretation of ideas have been key to change and development throughout the ages.