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At the heart of English folk
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English Dance & Song, Autumn 2017

Autumn 2017 issue of EDS magazine out now

Autumn may be upon us, but fine memories of the summer’s festivals prevail. In this edition, you can read reviews by some of our contributors, plus find out what festivals are taking place in our autumn festival guide.

National Youth Folk Ensemble Summer Tour

This summer we’re celebrating the first year of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. The Ensemble celebrates excellence in youth folk music, bringing together talented young folk musicians from across England to create and perform inspiring new arrangements of folk music, and to work with leading folk artists.

EFDSS awards funding for new music

Seven projects will create new music rooted in the English folk tradition following the latest round of funding awards by England’s national development agency for the folk arts.

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has made four awards under its 2017 Creative Bursary scheme and three through its Creative Seed Funding programme.

Chetham's Library

The Library Lectures Go To Manchester

We are pleased to announce a series of Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Lectures to be given at Chetham’s Library, in Manchester.

English social folk dance

Call for content: English social folk dance conference 2018

Saturday 10 March 2018 will see folk dance practitioners gather together at Cecil Sharp House in London, taking a step back to consider and explore the world of English Social Folk Dance.