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At the heart of English folk
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Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

New conference explores Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs: History and Transmission

A conference to be held at Cecil Sharp House, London, on 6 - 7 October 2017
Organised by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, EFDSS, and the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Applications for National Youth Folk Ensemble 2017-18 now open

EFDSS is on the lookout for the next cohort of talented young folk musicians to carry the Ensemble into 2018.

English Dance and Song, Spring 2017

Spring 2017 edition of EDS magazine out now

As the days get warmer and the nights get brighter, we’re hoping to put a spring in your step, a song in your heart and bring music to your ears via the pages of EDS.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

British folk culture celebrated in new exhibition

A new exhibition, inspired by the archive and collections of folklorist Doc Rowe, is set to open in Rochdale in March 2018.

Catrin Finch

Exclusive interview: Catrin Finch

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita are bringing their unique cross-cultural collaboration to Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 14 February. Ahead of their performance, we had a chat with Catrin to find out more about how the duo began, their creative process and plans for the future.