Enrol for our autumn classes and courses at Cecil Sharp House
Published: Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:47
Music, dance, singing and other folk traditions explored at all levels at Cecil Sharp House
We are dlighted to announce our autumn season of education activities at Cecil Sharp House
including classes, courses and workshops based on traditional English folk arts for children, young people, adults and families.
New activities include
- A folk choir, meeting fortnightly for people who want to learn to sing by ear
- A one-day conference to train people to teach morris dancing to children and young people
- The chance for young people to get involved in the London Folk Ensemble and play and perform together across the capital
Other popular activities make a welcome return including
- Holiday folk music making courses for children and young people
- Our ever-popular Saturday Folk Music Workshops
- Our weekly English Country Dancing drop-in classes
“This season is packed with activities for all ages in a cross section of the folk arts. There are some new opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in folk arts and we look forward to welcoming old and new visitors this Autumn.’' Rachel Elliot, Education Director
Mondays 8 September | 13 October | 10 November | 8 December, 7 - 10pm
Mondays 6, 20 October | 3, 17 November | 1 December, 7 - 9pm
A new opportunity to explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment. These five fortnightly sessions are suitable for singers of all abilities, without the pressure and commitment of public performance. All material is taught by ear.
Tuesdays 9 September to 16 December, 6.30 - 9pm
Beginners: 6.30 - 8pm | Improvers and advanced: 7 - 9pm
Wednesdays 24 September to 17 December (no classes on 29 October), 7 - 9pm
Thursdays 4 September to 11 December, 7.30 - 10pm
Saturdays 20 September | 11 October | 1, 8 , 22 November | 6 December July, times vary depending on workshop
Children and Young People
An exciting two day introduction to folk music
Monday 27 October - Tuesday 28 October, 2 - 4.30pm
A three day creative course of fabulous folk music-making
Monday 18 to Friday 22 August, 10.30 – 4.30pm (6pm on Friday)
Welcoming 12 - 18 year old musicians who want to create and perform amazing folk music together! The Ensemble meets monthly from October to July, and performs at exciting events across London and beyond. Being a member is an annual commitment for which there is a fee.
Sunday 2 November, 11am - 5pm
A dynamic day of presentations and practical sessions on the delivery of high-quality morris dance workshops. For morris dancers who teach, or are interested in teaching, morris to young people – in schools and out-of-school settings.