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At the heart of English folk
Rachel Hamer Band

Graeme Miles Bursary 2016 recipient announced

A Newcastle folk band with strong links to Teesside is set to record its first album, thanks to a bursary in memory of one of the North East’s most acclaimed songwriters.

Exciting opportunity for young folk musicians

New Roots are running their annual competition for young performers of all styles of traditional or contemporary folk, roots or world music, for those performing traditional or original material. There are categories for both under 18s and 18-24 year olds.

EFDSS to receive international lifetime achievement award

We are honoured to have been chosen as one of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious international lifetime achievement award from Folk Alliance International.

Roger Bucknall awarded MBE

Congratulations to Roger Bucknall, who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to guitar making, music, and heritage crafts.

EFDSS and Musical Futures Twitter chat on local cultural heritage

In November EFDSS was invited by innovative music learning organisation Musical Futures to host a Twitter chat as part of their weekly MuFuChats that look at key issues in the world of music education.