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At the heart of English folk

Winter 2017 edition of EDS magazine now on sale

Though it may be chilly outside, there’s a warm glow within the pages of EDS.

Tetbury Wassailers circa 1930

There are features on festive carolling and the wintry tradition of wassailing.

Jon Boden
Cover star Jon Boden

Our folk family tree interview is with Jon Boden, who is celebrating the launch of his new album, Afterglow.

Waterlooville Folk Dance Group

Sally Walker talks about the successful renaissance of Waterlooville Folk Dance Group; Neil Diment describes a youth project launched in rural Teesdale; and National Youth Folk Ensemble member Ellen McGovern discusses her involvement with Comhaltas, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Irish culture.

The newly refurbished Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

You can read about some of our exciting EFDSS projects and initiatives, such as the renovation of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Steps for Success, our upcoming social dancing conference.

Nicolas Broadbridge at his Gold Badge ceremony

And congratulations to Nicolas Broadbridge and The Wilson Family on being awarded the prestigious EFDSS Gold Badge.

There are also regular features including news, reviews, dance events, lives remembered and much more.

The Winter 2017 edition is available to order via our folkshop.

EDS Winter 2017



National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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