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At the heart of English folk


Whether you are interested in discovering how to pluck a banjo, learn how to morris dance or find out about the history of folk song, there will be something for you at Cecil Sharp House!

General information

  • Unless stated otherwise, classes and courses are open to everyone over 16 years of age.
  • There’s no need to bring a partner for dance classes.
  • All dance classes are drop-in with no need to pre-book.
  • Most other classes and courses are bookable by the term.


Concessionary Policy

You may apply for the concessionary fee for any of our classes and courses if you are: 

  • In full-time education
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance
  • In receipt of Income-Based Benefit (including Income Support, Housing or Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit)


Saturday Folk Music Workshops   

Discover your inner folk! Workshops in singing, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon and accordion, plus Folk Band and Stepping Stones to Sessions for mixed instruments.
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Cecil Sharp House Choir

Learn to sing wonderful a cappella folk harmony songs from the British Isles and around the world.
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Monday Folk Choir Workshops

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment!
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Ceilidh Jam

Join Folk Dance Remixed's professional dancers and musicians for a lively, fast paced and fun class.
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Monday Musicians

Play and explore traditional music of the British Isles alongside other musicians.
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Morris Dancing

A fun, inclusive way of learning one of England's most iconic dances.
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English Country Dancing

Come and learn the steps and figures for a range of traditional British and American social folk dances, accompanied by live band.
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Additional Classes and Courses

There are also additional weekly classes and courses held at Cecil Sharp House run by other providers.
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