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Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
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Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.
Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment. These seven sessions are suitable for singers of all abilities, without the pressure and commitment of public performance. All material is taught by ear. The workshops this term will be led by Maz O’Connor.
Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. All levels of experience, including absolute beginners, are welcome. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, Grace Petrie has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long.
Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff with live music. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.