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At the heart of English folk
Almanack seller

Call for papers: Broadside Day 2019

The Broadside Day is our annual one-day conference covering street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last-dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries.

EFDSS sponsors free places at ISM career development day

The Incorporated Society of Musicians is running a one day career development day for musicians of any genre and through a partnership with EFDSS we can offer 4 musicians a free place worth £20. 

Mary Panton dancing

New folk dance class at Cecil Sharp House

We are excited to introduce a brand new dance class to our programme this September.

EFDSS Artist Development Programme Questionnaire

Our Artist Development Programme has now been running for 10 years, so it seems like a good time to review what we offer with the folk sector’s input, to improve what we do and feed into future developments.

EFDSS awards funding for new music rooted in the English folk tradition

Eight projects will create new music rooted in English folk, funded by The English Folk Dance and Song Society – England’s national development agency for the folk arts.