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At the heart of English folk
Cambridge Folk Festival

English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cambridge Folk Festival, 31 July to 3 August

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the UK’s most popular festivals. This year it celebrates 50 years with a line up including Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Roseanne Cash and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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. 

EFDSS at WOMAD, 24 to 27 July

The four-day world music festival WOMAD takes place at Charlton Park in Wiltshire. It is has an eclectic line up featuring music from Cuba, Bulgaria, New Zealand and Africa to name but a few.

Magnolia Sisters

Magnolia Sisters from Louisiana

Filé Gumbo Cajun will host an extra special evening of cajun music and dance next Friday 25 July with the Magnolia Sisters from Louisiana

Shirley Collins

The Ballad of Shirley Collins: crowdfunding campaign

Between 1959 and 1980 the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) President, Shirley Collins MBE, changed the course of folk music in England and America.