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At the heart of English folk
Folk guitar workshop

Twenty guitarists find new tunings and techniques at their fingertips

We had a wonderful day on Sunday 22 February welcoming guitarists from across the country to our first Folk Guitar Workshop. Under the tuition of folk guitarist and singer, Gavin Davenport, the course explored playing styles from the English tradition.

Lucy Broadwood broadsides

Conserving the Lucy Broadwood broadsides

We’re thrilled to have recently received the conserved Lucy Broadwood broadsides - the first batch of material to have undergone conservation treatment as part of The Full English Project.

Get Your Folk On! Juniors

Seventy young people get creative with folk music and dance in our half term workshops

We had another great half term at Cecil Sharp House last week. We welcomed 70 children and young people into the building from all over London, surrounding counties, and even as far as Lincolnshire and County Durham!

Alistair Anderson

Alistair Anderson: EDS Feature

The cover feature in the Spring 2015 issue of English Dance & Song magazine is Northumbrian musician on English concertina and Northumbrian pipes, Alistair Anderson.

Lisa Knapp

Exclusive interview: Lisa Knapp

The second installment in our Ballads series explores the ballad traditions of England and Scotland. Alasdair Roberts, Naomi Bedford, Kris Drever and Lisa Knapp will come together to perform this special one-off show on Friday 27 February. We had a chat with Lisa to find out a bit more about the show.