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19 Feb

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

20 Feb

Nicola playing the fiddle and Thom in the background

Two up-and-coming folk musicians launch new albums supported by EFDSS Seed Funding.

 

21 Feb

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A two day course running across Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February.

Juniors (7–11 year olds) | Youth (12–19 year olds)

 

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick BD24 0DE

Following a week’s residency in North Yorkshire, Leveret and the National Youth Folk Ensemble will work with youth music charity NYMAZ to film and live-stream an interactive performance.

 

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

22 Feb

GYFO!

A two day course running across Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February.

Juniors (7–11 year olds) | Youth (12–19 year olds)

 

For disabled 12–24 year olds and their friends

Explore and create folk music and song together in an inclusive, sensory environment.  All abilities and levels of experience welcome. No prior experience of playing music required.

 

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

23 Feb

Almanack seller

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The Broadside Day is our annual one-day conference covering street literature in all its fascinating aspects as sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries.

 

24 Feb

25 Feb

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

26 Feb

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

27 Feb

Róisín White

Róisín was born near Kilkeel in Co. Down. She sings an eclectic mix of songs, which have been passed onto her by the likes of Joe Holmes, Eddie Butcher, Paddy Tunney, Bridget Tunney and Robert Cinnamond.

 

28 Feb

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

01 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

02 Mar

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.

 

Chris Wood playing guitar

Cecil Sharp House, London

In a world of soundbites and distractions Chris Wood is a truth seeker.

 

03 Mar

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Creative, inclusive, multi-sensory band sessions for disabled young people led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.