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At the heart of English folk
English Dance and Song, Spring 2017

Spring 2017 edition of EDS magazine out now

As the days get warmer and the nights get brighter, we’re hoping to put a spring in your step, a song in your heart and bring music to your ears via the pages of EDS.

Blackbeard's Tea Party

We catch up with Blackbeard’s Tea Party – firm favourites at ceilidhs and on the festival circuit – about their love of folk music and getting their audiences whipped up into a jigging frenzy.

Eliza Carthy

EFDSS’ Vice President Eliza Carthy takes time out of her hectic schedule to chat about some of her latest ventures, while Kate Waterfield discusses the Estuary Songwriting Project.

Another Look at Playford

Deo Volente’s Victoria Yeomans shares her lifelong passion for English country dancing, while Izzy McLachlan tells the story behind the Shropshire Tune Archive.

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Young musician Daniel Horne, a member of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, talks about his musical journey so far; and Alan Castle tells us about 25 years of folk music in the pubs in Tenterden, Kent.

There’s all this plus regular features, listings, and much more. Pick up your copy now!


The Spring 2017 edition will be available to order soon







Anvil Arts

Broadstairs Folk Week

Cecil Sharp House: Season Highlights

Chester Folk Festival

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Dartmoor Folk Festival

EFDSS: May in a Day!

EFDSS: Theatre Ballads


Fellside Recordings

Folk by the Oak


Hobgoblin music

Lichfield Folk Festival

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

Scandimoot Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Sidmouth Folk Week

Stepping Stones Festival

St Neots Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Festival

The Historical Dance Society

Warwick Folk Festival

Wirral Folk Festival

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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