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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. 

 

05 Mar

Folk Choir

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

 

06 Mar

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

 

07 Mar

Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat?

 

08 Mar

Featuring seven of the UK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music.

 

Dancers

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

 

09 Mar

10 Mar

Steps for success

Join us for this practice-sharing national conference for everyone who is involved in, interested in, and cares about English social
folk dance.

 

11 Mar

12 Mar

13 Mar

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

 

14 Mar

Cecil Sharp House, London

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the most entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.

 

15 Mar

Dancers

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

 

Alistair Anderson & Northlands

From the heart of Northumberland, Alistair Anderson's exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition.

 

16 Mar

17 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.

 

18 Mar

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 Mar

Folk Choir

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

 

20 Mar

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

 

21 Mar

Ghosts

When the Charles Haskell sank the Andrew Jackson in 1866, it produced a local narrative of a ‘ghost ship’ that was adapted into a song still in the oral tradition.

 

22 Mar

Dancers

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

 

23 Mar

24 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.

 

25 Mar

Finding Folk Music Online

A free, half-day workshop on using the Vaughan Williams Library Digital Archive, and its latest addition the James Madison Carpenter Collection.

 

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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