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At the heart of English folk
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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.

Sandra Kerr

Sandra Kerr receives EFDSS Gold Badge

One of the leading members of the sixties folk revival has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the folk arts.

Final two weeks of youth folk music mapping survey – deadline 20 March!

Influential figures from all over the country have so far participated in our youth folk music mapping survey…

English Folk Dance and Song Society welcomes Arts Council England grant towards restoration of Kennedy Hall

We are delighted that Arts Council England has given EFDSS a significant grant towards a major restoration project at our national centre for the folk arts, Cecil Sharp House in London.

Folk music in schools

Folk music in schools - new mini documentary film from The Full English learning programme

The latest film to share learning from The Full English learning programme is now available to view online. This lively and informative 11-minute film features folk song and instrumental music in action across the curriculum with pupils from key stage 1 – 5, including young people studying GCSE Music and students with special educational needs. Visit the EFDSS website to see this film and other films from The Full English learning programme.