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Diary: Bella and Cara

Bella Hardy & Cara Luft's Tour Diary - Update 3

Bella and Cara on tour

Bella Hardy and Cara Luft are getting ready to embark on their UK tour. You can find updates about their time on the road below.

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Cecil Sharp House to host special ‘Ballad Nights’

Cecil Sharp House to host special ‘Ballad Nights’

Leading folk artists feature in new EFDSS commissions

1. A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.
2. A slow sentimental or romantic song.
Oxford English Dictionary

Cecil Sharp House will host performances of two unique commissions in February 2015 to celebrate and explore the ballad form of song.

Dreadful Wind and Rain

Cecil Sharp House hosts exhibition depicting famed folk murder ballad

‘Dreadful Wind and Rain’ by Isabel Greenberg, 6 November to 31 January

Inspired by the jealous, lustful and murderous folk song narratives, Isabel Greenberg presents her interpretation of the cruel and fantastical folk song Two Sisters at Cecil Sharp House from 6 November.

Bella Hardy & Cara Luft's UK Tour

Bella Hardy & Cara Luft's UK Tour

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in collaboration with Music Prince Edward Island (MusicPEI), have been running exchange projects as part of our Artists’ Development programme since 2012, when Sam Carter first made the journey across the pond to work with Canadian singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.

Cabinet of Wonders

UK premiere of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders comes to Cecil Sharp House on 31 January 2015


New York's must-see show makes its long-awaited UK debut at Cecil Sharp House

This New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to create and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience.