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01 Apr

Folk Choir

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

 

02 Apr

03 Apr

Jimmy and Sid in front of an orange corrugated fence

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years.

 

04 Apr

05 Apr

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

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10 Apr

Daoirí holding a bouzouki

Cecil Sharp House, London

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

 

11 Apr

The National Youth Folk Ensemble holding their instruments in a field

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.

 

12 Apr

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

13 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.

 

14 Apr

Two young girls dancing

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

15 Apr

Folk Choir

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

 

16 Apr

17 Apr

Bookcase

The Gill Brothers and their Collecting of Folk Songs from the Isle of Man, by Stephen Miller

 

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23 Apr

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class.  All levels of experience, including absolute beginners, are welcome.  Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

24 Apr

The Askew Sisters

Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.

 

25 Apr

Seaspeak band

This concert takes place at the Cutty Sark Theatre.

National Maritime Musician In Residence Joe Danks will perform music he has written, sourced and arranged as part of his year-long residency at NMM.

 

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff with live music.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

 

26 Apr

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

27 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.

 

The Swingles dressed in black in a room that's being redecorated

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music.

 

28 Apr

Folk Unlimited

For disabled 12 – 24 year olds, their friends and carers

Join us for our second term of creative, inclusive, mutli-sensory band sessions for disabled young people, led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.

 

29 Apr

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment. These seven sessions are suitable for singers of all abilities, without the pressure and commitment of public performance. All material is taught by ear. The workshops this term will be led by Maz O’Connor.

 

30 Apr

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class.  All levels of experience, including absolute beginners, are welcome.  Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

01 May

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Best known for work with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic, Cohen is a singer and instrumentalist with a love of English music.

 

02 May

Grace Petrie looking at the camera

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, Grace Petrie has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long.

 

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff with live music.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

 

03 May

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

04 May

05 May