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19 Jan

20 Jan

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Come and find out if Folk Unlimited is for you! Love music? Join us for a free taster of our new creative band sessions led by Emmie Ward and Joe Danks. You don’t need experience of playing an instrument, all are welcome.

 

Two young girls dancing

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

21 Jan

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

22 Jan

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.

 

23 Jan

Jon Boden in a dystopian looking future

This unique event sees folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Boden discuss the themes and ideas behind his latest album Afterglow.

 

24 Jan

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!

 

25 Jan

26 Jan

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.

 

27 Jan

28 Jan

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.

 

29 Jan

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.

 

30 Jan

Doc Rowe and Jill Pidd

Phenomenal traditional singer Jill Pidd, best known for her work with the Watersons, joins Doc Rowe, widely respected archivist and EFDSS Gold Badge Winner, for an evening of traditional song.

 

31 Jan

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 Feb

02 Feb

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 Oldham Tinkers

In the summer of 1965 a chance pub meeting between John Howarth and the brothers Larry and Gerry Kearns started years of fun and music for the Oldham Tinkers, and indeed for anybody who happened to listen to them.

 

03 Feb

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.