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28 Oct


A creative course of fabulous folk music-making

For 12 - 19 year olds


Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

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


Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. A foot stomping band will lead you through the moves. Suitable for all levels.


29 Oct

Saturday Folk Music Workshops

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in banjo, accordion, fiddle, song, melodeon and folk ensemble.


The Tulla Ceili Band

The 18th Return to Camden Town Festival present a Grand Set Dance Ceili in the 70th Anniversary year of the Tulla Ceili Band.


30 Oct

31 Oct

Join Folk Dance Remixed's dancers and musicians for a lively, fast paced and fun class!


Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.


The Prometheus Trust

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path - a means for discovering and bringing into conscious activity the “divine part of the human.”


01 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.


Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.


38 Degrees Live

Cecil Sharp House, London

38 Degrees Live is a new touring panel discussion series featuring speakers brought together for a lively, upbeat chat about current affairs, government and society. Imagine Question Time, without the politicians, with an extra dash of colour!


Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.


02 Nov

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.


Cecil Sharp House Choir

Sing traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, led by choir leader Sally Davies.


Cecil Sharp House, London

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 17th 2016, and a supporting tour. The album is his first album of entirely self-penned material. His first three albums all largely comprised traditional songs and his fourth, Cyprus Well, drew on poems written by Jim’s late relative Charles Causley and set to music by Jim. He will be joined by the renowned Devon fiddle duo of Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll to form the Jim Causley Trio.


03 Nov

Songs for London

Cecil Sharp House, London

Performed by a stellar group of London based folk artists including Stick in the Wheel, Sam Carter, Lisa Knapp and Jack Harris, Songs for London marks the 150th anniversary of English Heritage’s Blue Plaque.


Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.



Learn the steps for barn, American contra, English country dances and ceilidhs. Musicians welcome to join the live band.


04 Nov

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. A foot stomping band will lead you through the moves. Suitable for all levels.


05 Nov

06 Nov