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At the heart of English folk
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The Kennedy Hall refurbishment is underway but we still need your help...

Our primary space is now closed for major renovation work, but there's still time to donate!

Folk Connections on BBC Radio 3 launches at Cecil Sharp House this Friday

Katy Spicer, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) Chief Executive and Artistic Director is busy packing her bag for Celtic Connections this weekend, but there’s lots to be excited about even if you can’t make the trip up to Glasgow.

Rachel Hamer Band

Graeme Miles Bursary 2016 recipient announced

A Newcastle folk band with strong links to Teesside is set to record its first album, thanks to a bursary in memory of one of the North East’s most acclaimed songwriters.

Exciting opportunity for young folk musicians

New Roots are running their annual competition for young performers of all styles of traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, for those performing traditional or original material. There are categories for both under 18s and 18-24 year olds.

EFDSS to receive international lifetime achievement award

We are honoured to have been chosen as one of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious international lifetime achievement award from Folk Alliance International.