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At the heart of English folk
Participant dancing on a wooden board

Museum of English Rural Life to host Folk Education Development Day

The Museum of English Rural Life is set to play host to the next Folk Education Development Day on 20 November, an action-packed day of presentations, practical sessions and discussions with a special opportunity to find out more about links between folk arts and the museum sector.

EFDSS sponsors free places at ISM career development day announcement

The Incorporated Society of Musicians is running a one day career development day for musicians of any genre and through a partnership with EFDSS we are offering 4 musicians a free place worth £20. 

Gold Badges 2018 celebrate excellence in folk culture

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has announced four new recipients of its highest award, the Gold Badge. Gold Badges are presented for unique or outstanding contributions to folk music, dance or song, distinguished service to EFDSS and/or exceptional contributions to EFDSS’ work.

‘Keeping Folk Dancers On Their Feet!’ professional development day to take place next month

Take part in an essential training day for folk dancers on Friday 21 September.

Almanack seller

Call for papers: Broadside Day 2019

The Broadside Day is our annual one-day conference covering street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last-dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries.