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At the heart of English folk

Musicians in Museums residencies open for applications

exploring the tangible and intangible heritage of England

We are delighted to be partnering with the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life to offer folk music artists an exciting creative and learning opportunity.

Early bird enrolments for Saturday Folk Music Workshops now open

The autumn term and new academic year of our popular Saturday Folk Music Workshops are now on sale. Whether you want to learn to play from scratch, or improve your technique and musical confidence, come and enjoy high quality teaching from professional folk musicians at Cecil Sharp House.

Folk Educators

Next Folk Educators Group one-day event in Essex

Our next Folk Educators Group practitioner development day will be on Monday 26 June, 10am – 5pm, in Chelmsford and will be hosted by Essex Music Services, Lead partner in Essex Music Education Hub, and Co-chaired by Katie Howson of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust.

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Library Refurbishment and Closure 19 July - 5 September 2017

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is very excited to announce that its main reading room is to undergo a major refurbishment this summer to create a better space for users to discover and explore the English folk arts.

English Dance and Song, Spring 2017

Summer edition of EDS now available

Summer’s arrived and that means there are lots of great folk festivals to enjoy – come rain or shine!