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At the heart of English folk
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Young musicians to take over Cecil Sharp House

Youth bands from across England will perform at the home of English folk on Saturday 6 July for our annual celebration of youth folk music. 

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EFDSS programme at English Folk Expo 2019

The English Folk Dance and Song Society will be pleased to present three artists at English Folk Expo in Manchester this October.

Applications open for Alan James Creative Bursary and Residency Programme

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is inviting applications from artists with a track-record as professional creatives, for a total of three bursaries for 2019/20.

London Youth Folk Ensemble awarded Music for Youth Connects partnership

The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s London Youth Folk Ensemble have been awarded a Music for Youth Connects 2018/19 partnership with the Musicians’ Union.

Alan James, 1957–2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our former Chairman, Alan James, at the age of 61.