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At the heart of English folk
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Paul Sartin

Exclusive interview: Paul Sartin

On Saturday 14 February we're holding a Broken Hearted Ballad Night at Cecil Sharp House. Paul Sartin, Emily Portman and James Fagan will present a selection of beautiful, and in some cases unexpected, ballads of love, loss and heartache.

We caught up with Paul to find out a bit more about the concert and discuss his wider thoughts on folk music.

Maddy Prior

Maddy Prior receives Gold Badge

Legendary singer and songwriter Maddy Prior MBE has become the latest recipient of the EFDSS Gold Badge.

Get Your Folk On!

Towards a National Youth Folk Music Ensemble - Mapping Survey

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is delighted to be embarking on the development of a national youth folk music ensemble, with funding from Arts Council England as part of our National Portfolio Organisation funding agreement 2015 – 2018.

Flo Brooks

Exclusive interview: Flo Brooks

Flo Brooks will be opening his new exhibition at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 10 February. Under the title Heaving the Lead, the works are inspired by research conducted in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, where Flo looked into what he describes as “marginalised or invisible narratives within a larger folklore landscape”.