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At the heart of English folk
Woodcut image of lovers parting

Call for papers—Traditional Folk Song: Past, Present & Future

Folk song, the everyday music of the common people as passed from generation to generation, has been highly debated ever since the first attempts by early collectors to define it.

It has been performed, collected, researched, and unpicked, and the defining qualities which make it unique continue to stimulate current debate and approaches to collecting.

Rod Stradling receiving the non-print media award

Non-Print Media Award from the Folklore Society open for submissions

The Folklore Society is celebrating non-print media publications originating in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland with their biennial prize, established in 2014.

Folk collection returns ‘back home’ to new audiences

A renowned folk collection that was recorded around Britain over seventy-five years ago and has been stored in America ever since has been brought to new online audiences, thanks to a project led by the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

Martin Simpson

Summer 2018 programme of music at Cecil Sharp House announced

We're willing away the cold weather by looking forward to our exciting summer programme of music, featuring a wonderful mix of well-established legends of the folk scene and up-and-coming artists.

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.