The English Folk Dance and Song Society websites use cookies.
You can read more about cookies and how we use them here.
Continued use of this site implies that you agree to our use of cookies.  
At the heart of English folk
Ben Nicholls

Exclusive Interview: Ben Nicholls

Kings of the South Seas are launching their new album at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 18 November. We caught up with Ben Nicholls to find out a bit more about him as a musician and his ideas behind the project.

Kings of the South Seas

CD Competition: Kings of the South Seas

Ben Nicholls is probably best known as the virtuosic double bassist from the Seth Lakeman band. However, he is also an excellent concertina player with a powerful singing voice, skills which came to the fore when he joined the line-up for The Full English band, taking the lead on a fantastic rendition of the nautical ballad Rounding the Horn.

Daniel Walkowitz

Exclusive Interview: Daniel Walkowitz

Everyone loves a movie night. Settle down with us in Kennedy Hall at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 4 November for a screening of the brand new ethnographic documentary City Folk, a film examining the English Country Dance movement. Particular focus is placed on Pinewoods Camp and the wider impact of the dances on the United States.

More Morris, Better Morris conference - inspiring new generations of morris dancers

More Morris, Better Morris conference - inspiring new generations of morris dancers

More Morris, Better Morris was a dynamic day of presentations and practical sessions on the delivery of high-quality morris dance workshops, both in school and out.

Held on Sunday 2 November 2014 at Cecil Sharp House, London, NW1 7AY

Inspiring future generations of morris dancers

The conference was aimed at experienced morris dancers, teachers and morris sides, and offered a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the delivery of great morris dancing sessions to young people!

Exclusive Interview: Isabel Greenberg

Exclusive Interview: Isabel Greenberg

Ahead of the opening of her new exhibition on Wednesday 5 November, we caught up with award-winning writer and illustrator Isabel Greenberg to discuss her new comic, plus broader topics such as her inspiration, creative process and future projects.