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01 Jan

New Year's Ceilidh

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

 

02 Jan

03 Jan

04 Jan

Dancers

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

 

05 Jan

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09 Jan

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

 

10 Jan

11 Jan

Dancers

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

 

12 Jan

13 Jan

14 Jan

15 Jan

Folk Choir

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

 

16 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. 

 

17 Jan

Dan Leno

Dan Leno was the most famous music hall and pantomime performer of the nineteenth century but throughout his career he continued to view himself as a champion clog dancer, specialising in the heel and toe Lancashire tradition.

 

18 Jan

Dancers

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

 

Leah Bracknell

What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal disease? In September 2016, after surviving a sudden life-threatening illness, actress Leah Bracknell heard the shocking words we all dread. "Sorry. You have stage 4 cancer." With no option of surgery, ‘palliative’ chemotherapy was all that was offered to her.

 

19 Jan

National Youth Folk Ensemble

An inspiring day led by the National Youth Folk Ensemble artistic team to share approaches to running youth folk ensembles, reflect on folk music learning methods, and celebrate good practice in youth folk music.

 

20 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.

 

21 Jan

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.

 

22 Jan

23 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. 

 

24 Jan

Kirsty Merryn

Cecil Sharp House, London

Kirsty Merryn is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition, with influence from contemporary folk artists like Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, as well as genre-defying musicians like Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush.  

 

25 Jan

Caitlin Hinshelwood

Caitlin Hinshelwood is a London based artist and textile designer interested in the narrative possibilities of textiles; how textiles can be used to communicate and how they can act as repositories of personal or social history.

 

Dancers

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

 

26 Jan

27 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.

 

28 Jan

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