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At the heart of English folk

Teach Through Music Launch Event

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is delighted to be cultural partners with Teach Through Music, a year-long, fully subsidised professional development programme for KS3 music teachers in London schools.  


Enrol for our autumn classes and courses at Cecil Sharp House

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.
Sutton House

Free family folk day at Sutton House, Hackney

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and National Trust London have teamed up to offer a day of free family folk fun at Sutton House in Hackney next month.

Neil Pearson at Cambridge Folk Festival

EFDSS adventures at Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Neil Pearson, Artist Development and Programming Manager for the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) reports back after a weekend at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Archive photos

Who is in the frame?

Mike Wilson-Jones, former EFDSS Board Member and longstanding VWML volunteer, writes about identifying and indexing the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) collection of photographs. Having been assembled and donated from many sources over the last 100 years, the collection is thought to contain about 20,000 photographs.