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24 Oct

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.

 

Bella Hardy

This autumn, Bella takes to the road with only her two fiddles and harmonium for company, stripping back the instrumentation from her latest record to return the songs to their newly written forms, and performing solo with the ‘Hey Sammy’ Acoustic Tour.

 

25 Oct

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A two day course running across Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October.

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

Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians the chance to improve on their performance and playing. 

 

Each year, the Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) brings together winners and finalists from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition as the TMSA Young Trad Tour to recording CD and visit their home towns and other locations. 

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

26 Oct

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A two day course running across Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October.

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

Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians the chance to improve on their performance and playing. 

 

27 Oct

28 Oct

29 Oct

Folk Choir

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

 

30 Oct

Cecil Sharp House, London

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

 

31 Oct

Will Duke

Will Duke lives in rural Sussex, plays the Anglo concertina, and sings English traditional songs.

 

01 Nov

Ashley Hutchings MBE, known as the Guv'nor of Folk Rock in this country, is involved in many creative projects, both live & recorded. Most recently he has put together a new and entertaining words and music show entitled The Beginnings of Fairport Convention.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

02 Nov

03 Nov

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.

 

04 Nov

FamilyDance

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

 

Youth Ceilidh

Cecil Sharp House, London

Dance your socks off to some energetic live English ceilidh music with caller Ben Moss and live musicians.