As part of English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) mission to celebrate diversity and promote equality we are happy to announce that we have produced our first learning resource in celebration of Black History Month. EFDSS is here to champion the English folk arts – music, song, dance and related art forms and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK. We are keen to explore links between English folk traditions and those from further a field.
We are delighted to announce two recipients of the inaugural Malcolm Taylor Grant for Folk Collections.
Current EFDSS President and legendary folk singer Shirley Collins has announced her return to recording after 38 years. The new album, Lodestar, will be released on November 4th, and with it, Shirley has created the unlikeliest release of the century so far.
Through The Full English Extra learning programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, museum and folk educators have worked together over the past year to create powerful new learning experiences shedding light on Britain’s rural, mining and maritime heritage.
Natalya Catton Wilson catches up with Heidi Talbot for a chat before she heads off on her autumn tour at the end of September.