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At the heart of English folk
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Drunken Sailor: final event in the ‘Music of the Sea’ season

The final event in the Music of the Sea season of rousing, traditional maritime music events, co-curated by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the National Maritime Museum (NMM), will take place this Thursday.

Lady Maisery

Lady Maisery in English Dance & Song magazine

Lady Maisery

The all-female trio of singers and instrumentalists, Lady Maisery, have been causing a stir at festivals and concerts over the last year or so.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Vote for The Full English

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is delighted that the album inspired by The Full English digital archive has been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. The album, featuring Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr, Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls, was commissioned by EFDSS - with a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation - and is released on Topic Records to mark the launch of The Full English digital archive in June this year.

Christmas

Traditional Christmas celebrations with a folk twist


 Christmas season at
Cecil Sharp House

Enjoy the festive season with a folk twist this December with a series of special events for all ages.

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Winter/Spring Concert Series: January – April 2014


Folk Sounds Best at Cecil Sharp House

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has unveiled its Winter/Spring music season for Cecil Sharp House in London – the home of English folk music.