In September we will be welcoming new tutors Andy Richards (morris) and Mike Ruff (English country dancing) to lead our popular weekly Morris Dancing and English Country Dancing evening classes for adults.
We’re so proud of everything our National Youth Folk Ensemble has achieved so far - under the guidance of Artistic Director Sam Sweeney, our first cohort have been busy all year rehearsing and meeting with a wonderful range of guest tutors. They've even supported Leveret at The Met in Bury!
September sees the start of a new programme of concerts at the home of English folk by contemporary traditional performers, featuring the songs that have been loved, sung and shared for generations.
We are delighted to be hosting our first conference exploring ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes, their history and transmission.
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.