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At the heart of English folk
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Maz O'Connor

Maz O'Connor's Trip to Canada

Maz writes about her time in Canada

Maz is currently in Canada to perform a string of shows with Canadian singer Ashley Condon. You'll find regular updates about the trip below.

Day-long celebration to mark Bob Copper centenary

Day-long celebration to mark Bob Copper centenary

All-star concert plus talks, films and singarounds will commemorate folk legend

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has joined forces with the Copper family to host a special day of events on 24 January to commemorate the legendary contribution that Bob Copper made to folk music.

Kathryn Tickell & The Side

CD Competition: Kathryn Tickell & The Side

Kathryn Tickell is an artist who needs very little introduction. Known for being one of the world’s finest players of the Northumbrian pipes, while also being an exceptional fiddle player, composer and recording artist, Kathryn has worked with a whole host of musicians and ensembles including Sting, The Chieftains, two generations of the Penguin Café Orchestra and many more.

Fare Thee Well Malcolm Taylor: EDS feature

Fare Thee Well Malcolm Taylor: EDS feature

At the end of July, Malcolm Taylor left his post as Library Director and relocated to Singapore where his partner, Laura Taylor, has a two-year contract as a Librarian at Dulwich College.

Andrew Cronshaw & SANS

Andrew Cronshaw & SANS

On Thursday 2 October we welcome Andrew Cronshaw & SANS to Cecil Sharp House. Having released their first album as a collective, SANS Live, in April this year, this unique ensemble draws inspiration from musical traditions found across the globe.