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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

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Leveret

Thursday 1 October, 7.30pm

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Reg Meuross: England Green & England Grey Grand Finale Concert

Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm

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Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons

Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm

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John Spiers

Wednesday 21 October, 7.30pm

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John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic 

Wednesday 28 October, 7:30pm

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Shirley Collins' Birthday Bash

Saturday 31 October, from 4pm

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Folk Rising: Zachary Lucky, Winter Mountain and Nadine Khouri

Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pm

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

Thursday 5 November, 7.30pm

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Jim Moray: Upcetera

Saturday 7 November, 7.30pm

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Mawkin

Wednesday 11 November, 7.30pm

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Maz O'Connor and Ashley Condon

Thursday 12 November

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Adriano Adewale presents: Within The Waves

Thursday 19 November, performances at 7 and 9pm

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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

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Three Acres and a Cow 

Wednesday 25 November, 7.30pm

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Sweet Liberties

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

Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm

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Jackie Oates

Wednesday 2 December, 7.30pm

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Martyn Joseph

Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm

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Rosie Hood and Friends

Thursday 17 December, 7.30pm

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Belshazaar's Feast

Saturday 19 December, 7.30pm

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Festive Gathering

Sunday 20 December, 7pm

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National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble

 

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