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At the heart of English folk

Arts Council England National Portfolio funding

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has welcomed the recent announcement of funding for 2015-18 by Arts Council England which confirms its National Portfolio Organisation status for a further three years.

Festival flags

Summer of festivals for EFDSS

Over the summer the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) will celebrate and support English traditional folk arts at several festivals.

Eliza Carthy

MBE for EFDSS Vice President Eliza Carthy

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is delighted that our Vice President Eliza Carthy was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music.

Why's learning about English folk music, dance and other arts important for young people?

Ahead of the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) national showcase conference, From Archives to Action! Making folk arts relevant in schools and beyond we asked children and young people who have participated in The Full English schools programme, as well as a trainee educator and teachers whose classed were involved, how they have found the experience and why exposure to folk arts at a young age is so valuable.

Chair #1 @ C159. Camden Collective

Camden and Primrose Hill residents urged to get creative on Graffiti Textile Song Chairs

People living in the Camden and Primrose Hill areas are being urged to make their mark on five graffiti textile song chairs that have been installed across the area as part of a unique project combining traditional English folk arts and contemporary crafts.