What's on at Cecil Sharp House
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Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Iconic Emmy Award-nominated classical crossover group Mediaeval Baebes are excited to be visiting Cecil Sharp House as part of their Winter 2019 UK Tour, in support of their upcoming album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’.
Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.
Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season with lesser-known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, Christmas poems by the late Charles Causley of Cornwall, songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto!
Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.
Your chance to experience and take part in a real Cajun dance party! No previous experience necessary. Most events begin with a dance class followed by a different live Cajun band each month.
Learn to play Bert Jansch’s special riffs, vamps, elements and iconic compositions. Workshop leaders, Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst, give special insights into Bert’s influences as well as his idiosyncrasies and provide study materials, special exercises and some of his compositions.
Balkanplus aim to provide a regular forum for Balkan folklore and dance enthusiasts. The "plus" in Balkanplus is because we include some of the popular dances from other parts of the world in our programmes.
A Day of dancing quadrilles from Waterloo to Watergate, with Ellis Rogers.
Inspired by the set list from a lost 1920s village hall dance band, The Servants’ Ball bring together a cultural scrapbook of British musical history; ancient English dance tunes, polkas and quadrilles from Europe, banjo music, Victorian music hall, light classical, step dance tunes, gallops....
Join us for an intimate evening showcasing new music from this inspirational refugee choir.
The combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, celebrate Christmas both traditional and contemporary.