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At the heart of English folk

EFDSS awarded Arts Council Catalyst Funding

We are delighted to announce that thanks to Arts Council England’s Catalyst match-funding scheme, all donations made to us until 2019 will be doubled at no extra cost.

Germa Adan

Exclusive interview: Germa Adan

Ahead of her performance at Cecil Sharp House on Wednesday 11 October 2017, we had a chat with EFDSS Creative Seed Funding recipient Germa Adan about her music, her recent projects and her influences.

Bursary scheme for young North East musicians

Young musicians who live in the North East are being invited to apply for a bursary worth £1,200 in memory of an acclaimed songwriter from the region.

Tom Paley, 1928–2017

All of us at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and thousands more throughout the folk scene, have been saddened to hear of the death of Tom Paley at the age of 89.

Be part of the Future of Folk

Could you be part of the Future of Folk?

Music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions: The traditional folk arts have been a huge part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK for hundreds of years. We’re here to make sure that they don’t die out.