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At the heart of English folk

An Introduction to Folk Song in England

Internationally published folklorist Steve Roud presents with Laura Smyth, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archive Director, this popular introductory level day exploring the history of English folk song

 

Who is it for?

Folk Song in England: Level 1 is aimed at beginners and will not presume any previous experience or knowledge. This course is open to anyone aged 16 years or over.

 

What can I learn?

Folklorist Steve Roud and Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archive Director Laura Smyth present this popular introductory level study day exploring the history of English folk song. Topics will include: the many possible definitions of 'folk', the songs themselves, the singers, the places and times for singing, the music, cheap printed broadsides and other sources from which people learned songs, the folksong collectors, the scholars and the beginnings of the post-War revival.

 

When and where does the course take place?

Sunday 16 October 2016
10.30am - 4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House

Course fee: £45 (£36 concessions)

 

Who leads the course

The course is led by Steve Roud, an experienced folklorist who has been researching and writing the history of folk tradition for over 30 years. He is the creator of the Roud Folk Song Index, co-author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore and co-editor The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. He has also written several books about English folklore, including The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland and The English Year.

Steve Roud will be joined by Laura Smyth, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archives Director.

 

How can I take part?

Enrolments are now open!

To enrol, please complete an enrolment form (available from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page) and return it to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Enrolment forms can also be posted back to Cecil Sharp House - our full address is detailed on the enrolment form.

Payment for the course can be made by credit/debit card or cheque. To pay by card, please call 020 7241 8953. If you would prefer to pay be cheque, please make it payable to 'EFDSS' and send to Cecil Sharp House for the attention of the Education Department.

 

Downloads

Folk Song in England enrolment form (word)
Folk Song in England enrolment form (pdf)

 

For more information contact:

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