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22 Sep

23 Sep

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

24 Sep

Pat Shaw Day

Celebrate the centenary of the birth of Pat Shaw who contributed to many aspects of music, song and dance during his lifetime. His influence opened the door to his successors in the folk community, particularly dance composers.

 

25 Sep

26 Sep

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

27 Sep

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 19th 2016, and a supporting tour. 

 

28 Sep

Book shelves

Chetham's Library

Street Literature and the Folk by Steve Roud

 

Dancers

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

 

29 Sep

30 Sep

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

Martin & Eliza Carthy

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever, a CD of traditional material entitled THE ELEPHANT, which was released in May 2014 on Topic Records.

 

01 Oct

Bert Jansch Guitar Workshop

A one day acoustic folk guitar workshop in London.

Leaders, Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst, present insights into the elements of Bert’s guitar playing and advice on how to achieve them.