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27 Nov

28 Nov

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.

 

29 Nov

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years.

 

30 Nov

Book shelves

Chetham's Library

Drink, Song and Politics in Early Modern England by Angela McShane

 

Dancers

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

 

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

01 Dec

02 Dec

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

 

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

03 Dec

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

04 Dec

05 Dec

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.

 

06 Dec

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

07 Dec

Dancers

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

 

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

08 Dec

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

09 Dec

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

10 Dec

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.

 

11 Dec

12 Dec

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.

 

13 Dec

India Electric Co.

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3.

 

14 Dec

Belshazzar's Feast

Cecil Sharp House, London

Belshazzar’s Feast present a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour.

 

Dancers

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

 

15 Dec

16 Dec

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

 

17 Dec

Christmas tree

Join for us our ever-popular annual celebration of yuletide, with a chance to join in on the songs and merriment.

 

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31 Dec

New Year's Ceilidh

Dance away the old year and welcome in 2018 to the irresistible sounds and lively dances of an English ceilidh!