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16 Jan

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

 

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.”

 

17 Jan

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.

 

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

 

18 Jan

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.

 

19 Jan

Irish Set Dancing

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

 

Martyn Joseph

Cecil Sharp House, London

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”.

 

Dancers

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

 

20 Jan

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.

 

Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Energetic evenings of folk dancing. A mixture of established and up-and-coming bands, mostly playing in the English ceilidh style.

 

21 Jan

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.

 

22 Jan

Playford Past & Present

Robert Moir is recognised as caller and choreographer on both sides of the Atlantic. In this workshop, he presents a wonderful selection of Playford and Playford-style dances.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

23 Jan

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

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

24 Jan

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.

 

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

 

25 Jan

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.

 

26 Jan

A fascinating and often hilarious two hour audio-visual presentation from ‘the finest British broadcaster bar none… an amazing man’ (Stephen Fry).

 

Irish Set Dancing

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

 

Dancers

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

 

27 Jan

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.

 

28 Jan

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.

 

29 Jan

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

30 Jan

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.”

 

31 Jan

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.

 

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

 

01 Feb

Fiddle School

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.

 

02 Feb

Dancers

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

 

Irish Set Dancing

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

 

The Transports

Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads THE TRANSPORTS. Here is a rare chance to see BBC Award Winners The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr and members of Bellowhead together on stage.

 

03 Feb

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.

 

04 Feb

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.

 

Balkanplus

Cecil Sharp House, London

A monthly Balkan dance event bringing lively Eastern European folk dance to newcomers and enthusiasts. Each event is led by a different MC.

 

05 Feb

FamilyDance

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.