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At the heart of English folk

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Vote for The Full English

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is delighted that the album inspired by The Full English digital archive has been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. The album, featuring Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr, Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls, was commissioned by EFDSS - with a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation - and is released on Topic Records to mark the launch of The Full English digital archive in June this year.


Traditional Christmas celebrations with a folk twist

 Christmas season at
Cecil Sharp House

Enjoy the festive season with a folk twist this December with a series of special events for all ages.

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Winter/Spring Concert Series: January – April 2014

Folk Sounds Best at Cecil Sharp House

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has unveiled its Winter/Spring music season for Cecil Sharp House in London – the home of English folk music.


Plan your folk festival year

Hardly a week goes by without a folk festival taking place somewhere in the country! Plan next year’s diary with English Dance & Song magazine’s list of Folk Festivals in 2014. It is published in the magazine’s Winter 2013 issue, and is also available on the EFDSS website.


November building works update

November building work update

Welcome to the latest Cecil Sharp House building project update from Rosie Baker, Operations Director at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

The team at Cecil Sharp House would like to thank you all for your patience while building works continue at Cecil Sharp House.