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26 Apr

Friday Feet

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


27 Apr

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.


The Swingles dressed in black in a room that's being redecorated

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music.


28 Apr

Folk Unlimited

For disabled 12 – 24 year olds, their friends and carers

Join us for our second term of creative, inclusive, mutli-sensory band sessions for disabled young people, led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.


29 Apr

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.


30 Apr

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.


01 May

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Best known for work with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic, Cohen is a singer and instrumentalist with a love of English music.


02 May

Grace Petrie looking at the camera

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.



03 May

Friday Feet

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


04 May

05 May