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At the heart of English folk
John Agard

John Agard announced as keynote speaker at national folk arts showcase conference

Award winning poet, playwright and short story writer John Agard has been announced as the keynote speaker at the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) one-day national showcase conference From Archives to Action! Making folk arts relevant in schools and beyond at the Town Hall, Birmingham, on Wednesday 25 June.

Music series at Leith Hill Place

Summer opening of Leith Hill Place, childhood home of Vaughan Williams

Opened by the National Trust for the first time in summer 2013, Leith Hill Place is now open again for the summer and autumn.


Vote for Cecil Sharp House in London Music Awards

The home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) - Cecil Sharp House - has been shortlisted in the inaugural London Music Awards competition to find London’s Favourite Venue for music. 

Recording equipment

Bursary and creative artist residencies applications open

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has opened applications for its 2014 round of creative artist residencies and a special bursary in memory of North East songwriter, Graeme Miles.

Malcolm Taylor OBE

New chapter for the EFDSS library and archive

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has announced that Malcolm Taylor OBE is to step down from his role as the Director of the EFDSS library and archive, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), in July 2014.