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29 Jan

Folk Choir

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

 

30 Jan

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. 

 

31 Jan

Alison & Jack

Presented by Mike Norris, former EFDSS chair and host of the Classic Folk Radio show, these unamplified traditional performances will take place in the intimate Storrow Hall at Cecil Sharp House. Enjoy tales of love and lust, incest and murder, humour and tragedy, sung by some of today's finest traditional singers.

 

01 Feb

Dancers

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

 

02 Feb

03 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.

 

04 Feb

05 Feb

Folk Choir

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

 

06 Feb

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. 

 

07 Feb

Jackie Oates

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player whose distinctive treatment of English ballads and songs has justly gained her a reputation as 'a celebrity of the new folk scene' (The Guardian).

 

08 Feb

Dancers

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

 

09 Feb

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13 Feb

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. 

 

14 Feb

GYFO! Juniors

An exciting introduction to all things folk for 9–12 year olds.

 

A creative folk workshop for young people (12-24 year olds) with disabilities, their siblings and friends.

 

Rosie Hood and Andy May Trio

A double headline show from two rising folk artists.

 

15 Feb

GYFO!

Cecil Sharp House, London

A creative folk course for 12–19 year olds.

 

Dancers

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

 

16 Feb

GYFO!

A creative folk course for 12–19 year olds.

 

17 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.

 

18 Feb

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.

 

19 Feb

Folk Choir

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

 

20 Feb

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. 

 

21 Feb

George Butterworth

This lecture will examine the life and music of one of the great musical losses of the First World War, George Butterworth. This lecture will include audio clips of Butterworth’s music and of the folk song melodies that inspired him, as well as an assessment of his involvement in the early folk dance revival.

 

22 Feb

Dancers

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

 

23 Feb

24 Feb

Broadside day

The Broadside Day is the annual one-day conference for people interested in Street Literature in all its fascinating aspects -
broadsides, chapbooks, woodcuts, last dying speeches, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material.

 

25 Feb

26 Feb

27 Feb

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. 

 

28 Feb

Moira & Carolyn

Presented by Mike Norris, former EFDSS chair and host of the Classic Folk Radio show, these unamplified traditional performances will take place in the intimate Storrow Hall at Cecil Sharp House. Enjoy tales of love and lust, incest and murder, humour and tragedy, sung by some of today's finest traditional singers.

 

01 Mar

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival.

 

Dancers

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

 

02 Mar

03 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.

 

04 Mar

Youth Ceilidh

Dance your socks off to some energetic English ceilidh music with the A3 Ceilidh Band and caller Emily Askew.