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At the heart of English folk

Early bird enrolments for Saturday Folk Music Workshops now open

The autumn term and new academic year of our popular Saturday Folk Music Workshops are now on sale. Whether you want to learn to play from scratch, or improve your technique and musical confidence, come and enjoy high quality teaching from professional folk musicians at Cecil Sharp House.

"Totally brilliant - my favourite Saturdays! Great teaching from a great player, in a dynamic class."


Run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) since 2008, our Saturday Folk Music Workshops promote the musical traditions of the British Isles and beyond through affordable group classes in a range of folk instruments and song.

We offer fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, mixed instrument, penny whistle and song. Our team of expert folk artist tutors include Hazel Askew, David Delarre, Beth Gifford, Ed Hicks, Paul Hutchinson and Laurel Swift.

A limited early bird discount is available until 17 July.

We run classes in;


Banjo (five string clawhammer)



Melodeon (D/G with at least two right hand rows)

Mixed Instrument Class (Ceilidh Band)

Penny Whistle



Find out more and book now.  


For more information contact:
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