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26 Mar

27 Mar

Carpenter

Songs, tunes and plays collected by James Madison Carpenter 1927 – 1943, across Britain and also in the US, will be creatively interpreted and performed by Cecil Sharp House Choir, The Mearns Singers (from North East Scotland), London Youth Folk Ensemble with members of New Camden Jazz Ensemble, interspersed with talks, historic images, sound recordings and films showcasing the collection.

 

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The Young'uns

The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield.

 

06 Apr

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National Youth Folk Ensemble

The National Youth Folk Ensemble brings together talented young folk musicians from across England. Sparks invariably fly when they create their own contemporary takes on traditional music from England and beyond.

 

10 Apr

11 Apr

Cecil Sharp House, London

Showcasing their latest album "Far Off on the Horizon", follow up to the critically acclaimed “Ashes & Dust”, Winter Wilson come to Cecil Sharp House off the back of a triumphant UK tour with the legendary Fairport Convention.

 

12 Apr

Newberry & Verch

Newberry & Verch recently released their first duo album Going Home, and their collaboration is fuelled by a shared passion for traditional music.

 

13 Apr

14 Apr

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.

 

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Baring-Gould

Sabine Baring-Gould was the first of the large-scale folk song collectors of the Victorian revival. This talk will look at the way he went about making his collection and the people involved. 

 

19 Apr

Fiddle player Duncan Chisholm is no stranger to a London audience but this will be his inaugural performance at Cecil Sharp House where he will present new music from his much-anticipated new album, Sandwood.

 

20 Apr

21 Apr

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.

 

With their landmark 5th album, ‘Personae’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations.

 

22 Apr

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.

 

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25 Apr

Pete Coe

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.

 

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