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At the heart of English folk
Festive Favourites at the Folkshop

Festive Favourites at the Folkshop

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas is once again upon us, the Folkshop is your first port of call for cards and gifts for your folky friends.

Book now for our Winter / Spring season

Winter / Spring season of music at Cecil Sharp House

As 2016 rapidly draws to a close, we're looking ahead to a really special programme of music at Cecil Sharp house to kick off the new year.

"Cordeliere and Regent" by Unknown, photo from Mary Rose Trust - David Childs, The Warship

Black Sailors and Sea Shanties - new learning resource for Black History Month

As part of English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) mission to celebrate diversity and promote equality we are happy to announce that we have produced our first learning resource in celebration of Black History Month. EFDSS is here to champion the English folk arts – music, song, dance and related art forms and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK. We are keen to explore links between English folk traditions and those from further a field.

Malcolm Taylor

Recipients of the Malcolm Taylor grant for Folk Collections announced

We are delighted to announce two recipients of the inaugural Malcolm Taylor Grant for Folk Collections.

Shirley Collins announces her first album in over 35 years

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.