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At the heart of English folk
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Alan Surtees

Alan Surtees Trust invites grant applications from young musicians and dancers

Three grants of up to £1000 each are to be awarded to promising young artists by the Alan Surtees Trust, set up in memory of the much-loved Shrewsbury Folk Festival Director.

Artist bursaries for 2018/19 now open for applications

Artists at any stage of their careers are invited to apply for funding to pursue creative projects, as part of our Artists’ Development programme.

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.