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At the heart of English folk
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Sam Partridge to lead National Youth Folk Ensemble

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Partridge as Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble from October 2019, succeeding Sam Sweeney.

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Education Activity in 2018 Mapped Out

As 2018 draws to a close we thought we'd have a look back on all of the education programmes we've run right across the country this year. Have a look what we've been up to in 2018!

Research into young artists and folk clubs

What proportion of young people go to folk clubs as audience members?

Are young people are interested in performing at folk clubs?

Would any young people be interested in running or programming a folk club?

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Museum of English Rural Life to host Folk Education Development Day

The Museum of English Rural Life is set to play host to the next Folk Education Development Day on 20 November, an action-packed day of presentations, practical sessions and discussions with a special opportunity to find out more about links between folk arts and the museum sector.

EFDSS sponsors free places at ISM career development day announcement

The Incorporated Society of Musicians is running a one day career development day for musicians of any genre and through a partnership with EFDSS we are offering 4 musicians a free place worth £20.