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At the heart of English folk
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EFDSS welcomes Alan Davey CBE to the board

Arts and music supremo Alan Davey CBE, currently Controller of BBC Radio 3 and previously Chief Executive of the Arts Council, has taken up a voluntary three-year post on the board of trustees at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), the national development agency for the folk arts.

We welcome Andy Richards and Mike Ruff from September 2017

New folk dance tutors at Cecil Sharp House

In September we will be welcoming new tutors Andy Richards (morris) and Mike Ruff (English country dancing) to lead our popular weekly Morris Dancing and English Country Dancing evening classes for adults.

Support our work with the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Help us to grow the National Youth Folk Ensemble

We’re so proud of everything our National Youth Folk Ensemble has achieved so far - under the guidance of Artistic Director Sam Sweeney, our first cohort have been busy all year rehearsing and meeting with a wonderful range of guest tutors. They've even supported Leveret at The Met in Bury!

Trad Nights

New series of "Trad Nights" announced at Cecil Sharp House

September sees the start of a new programme of concerts at the home of English folk by contemporary traditional performers, featuring the songs that have been loved, sung and shared for generations.

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs conference tickets now on sale

We are delighted to be hosting our first conference exploring ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes, their history and transmission.