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At the heart of English folk
Autumn season announcement

Autumn season of music announced at Cecil Sharp House

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has unveiled its autumn music line up begin at Cecil Sharp House this September. The season promises to bring audiences some of the biggest names on the English folk circuit. 


Time Out readers recently voted Cecil Sharp House as the second best place in London to see live music in the 2014 London Music Awards.


Autumn highlights include:         

  • An exclusive, solo and unplugged performance from folk great Martin Carthy
  • A one-off, double bill of shows from some of the female forerunners on the contemporary folk scene; Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young (Eliza Carthy MBE, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell & Kate Young) and Rachel Newton launching her Changeling album
  • Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart’s debut at Cecil Sharp House
  • Kathryn Tickell returns to Cecil Sharp House with The Side
  • Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron present their newly formed project, Leveret


The Furrow Collective

Wednesday 4 September, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston 

Wednesday 10 September, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Folk Rising
Experience the future sound of folk

Thursdays 18 September | 30 October | 11 December | 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Spin Cycle
sampler-cultureclash with special guests

Thursday 25 September, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW

Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young | Rachel Newton

Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Andrew Cronshaw and SANS

Thursday 2 October, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

Thursday 9 October, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Karine Polwart

Thursday 16 October, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Kathryn Tickell and The Side

Thursday 30 October, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


The Hut People

Wednesday 12 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Dan Walsh & Meaghan Blanchard

Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW

Kings of the South Seas

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

Thursday 20 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Martin Carthy
Up Close and Acoustic

Sunday 23 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW



Tuesday 9 December, 7.30pm | BOOK NOW


Festive Gathering

Sunday 21 December, 7pm | BOOK NOW


This season represents the busiest and most varied programme of concerts we've ever put together. With everything from a unique acoustic concert from Martin Carthy through to Kennedy Hall shows from Kathryn Tickell and the Moulettes  there really is a show for every taste at Cecil Sharp House this autumn.”
EFDSS Programming Manager, Neil Pearson


Download out new autumn season brochure



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