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25 Sep

26 Sep

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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


Folk Choir
An opportunity to explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.


27 Sep

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.


Mike Wilson and Damien Barber

In a joint presentation with Sharp’s Folk Club, EFDSS welcomes Mike Wilson and Damien Barber who have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.


28 Sep

Fiddle School

Cecil Sharp House, London

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


Ballad Chats

Cecil Sharp House, London

Join these friendly informal discussions about folk ballads.


Cecil Sharp House Choir

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


29 Sep

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

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.


30 Sep

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.


01 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.


02 Oct

Folk Guitar Workshop

Experts from the Bert Jansch Transcription group, Mike Walker (Renbourn Guitar Workshops) Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst will demonstrate how to acquire some of the guitar techniques that made Bert Jansch's style unique, with examples and transcriptions from the forthcoming Bert Transcribed Songbook.


Fool's Gambit

A valuable training day for morris, sword, step / clog and other folk dancers with information on how to dance longer and dance better. This one day workshop will focus on discussing and applying the principles of safe and effective practice to English folk dance, with consideration for the dancer and the teacher.