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At the heart of English folk
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Exclusive interview: Alistair Anderson

Alistair Anderson is bringing his new band to Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 15 March. Ahead of their performance, we had a chat with Alistair to find out more about how his new line-up came together, their creative process and plans for the future.

EDS Spring 2018

Spring edition of English Dance & Song now available

There’s plenty to celebrate in this edition of EDS, including some landmarks to mention at EFDSS itself.

‘Steps for Success’ conference programme is announced

Steps for Success: English Social Folk Dance Today – conference programme is announced

EFDSS’ first national conference on the practice of English social folk dance for several decades, is taking place 10 March 2018 at Cecil Sharp House.

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Registration for National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days 2018 now open

Registration is now open for the National Youth Folk Ensemble free Sampler Days taking place across the country in May and June 2018.

Musicians in Museums are selected

Six excellent artists have been selected as musicians in residence at museums in Wakefield, Greenwich and Reading in an ambitious new scheme run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, with funding from Help Musicians.