Current EFDSS President and legendary folk singer Shirley Collins has announced her return to recording after 38 years. The new album, Lodestar, will be released on November 4th, and with it, Shirley has created the unlikeliest release of the century so far.
Through The Full English Extra learning programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, museum and folk educators have worked together over the past year to create powerful new learning experiences shedding light on Britain’s rural, mining and maritime heritage.
Natalya Catton Wilson catches up with Heidi Talbot for a chat before she heads off on her autumn tour at the end of September.
Following the decision of Shrewsbury Folk Festival not to programme dance sides that “black-up” and the ensuing publicity this brought, EFDSS would like to be clear about its position.
As autumn descends and the nights draw in, grab yourself a cup of something hot, pull a chair up to the fireside and browse the pages of the latest edition of EDS.