The English Folk Dance and Song Society websites use cookies.
You can read more about cookies and how we use them here.
Continued use of this site implies that you agree to our use of cookies.  
At the heart of English folk

Autumn Season Announced

A vast and exciting programme is today announced for Autumn 2015 at Cecil Sharp House. Featuring some of the biggest names in folk, some auspicious commissions, and some of the brightest up-and-coming talents, the English Folk Dance and Song Society will ensure your folk fun doesn't die with the summer sun.

Highlights include:

  • Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) performing new material exploring the shared history of English and American folk traditions, Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm


  • The 80th birthday celebrations of folk heroine and EFDDS President Shirley Collins including the launch of her book By the Lines of his Hands, screenings, reading and presentations and an evening concert, Saturday 31 October, from 4pm



  • The only London performance of the new commission Sweet Liberties featuring Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter, and Maz OConnor, with Patsy Reid and Nick Cooke – marking 800 years of parliamentary history, Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm


See our full list of events below:

Folk Dance Remixed

Thursday 17 September, 6.30pm

Book now



Thursday 1 October, 7.30pm

Book now


Reg Meuross: England Green & England Grey Grand Finale Concert

Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm

Book now


Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons

Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm

Book now


John Spiers

Wednesday 21 October, 7.30pm

Book now


John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic 

Wednesday 28 October, 7:30pm

Book now


Shirley Collins' Birthday Bash

Saturday 31 October, from 4pm

Book now


Folk Rising: Zachary Lucky, Winter Mountain and Nadine Khouri

Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

Thursday 5 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Jim Moray: Upcetera

Saturday 7 November, 7.30pm

Book now



Wednesday 11 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Maz O'Connor and Ashley Condon

Thursday 12 November

Book now


Adriano Adewale presents: Within The Waves

Thursday 19 November, performances at 7 and 9pm

Book now


Gentle Men: A history of the First World War through the lives of Pt Ern Johnson & Pt Harry Jenner

Performed by Roy Bailey and Robb Johnson

Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Three Acres and a Cow 

Wednesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Sweet Liberties

Featuring Martyn Joseph, Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor with Patsy Reid and Nick Cooke

Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm

Book now


Jackie Oates

Wednesday 2 December, 7.30pm

Book now


Martyn Joseph

Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm

Book now


Rosie Hood and Friends

Thursday 17 December, 7.30pm

Book now


Belshazaar's Feast

Saturday 19 December, 7.30pm

Book now


Festive Gathering

Sunday 20 December, 7pm

Book now


National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


Donate now

There's never been a better time to support English Folk