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At the heart of English folk

EFDSS partnership with Roehampton University’s Department of Dance on new PhD scholarship

We are delighted to be partnering on an exciting new dance PhD scholarship with the Department of Dance at Roehampton University.

Easter closing times

Easter closing times for Cecil Sharp House and VWML

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) and Cecil Sharp House offices will be closed from Friday 3 - Monday 6 April over the Easter period, re-opening at the usual time of 9.30am on Tuesday 7 April.

Book commemorating fiddle maker’s tragic story presented to EFDSS

A book commemorating the remarkable story of a musician and fiddle maker who lost his life in World War I has been presented to the English Folk Dance and Song Society to be placed in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library


Blowzabella present day of workshops at Cecil Sharp House

On Saturday 21 March, the musical powerhouse that is Blowzabella will take over Cecil Sharp House for a day of music, dancing and workshops.

Contra and Playford for Young Dancers

Contra and Playford for Young Dancers: EDS Feature

Two young dancers, Jen Morgan and Charley Roberts, have written a feature in the Spring 2015 issue of English Dance & Song magazine which challenges the commonly-held view that the contra and Playford dance repertoires do not appeal to young people.