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At the heart of English folk

Get Your Folk On!

Aged 12-19 and interested in folk music? Why not take part in Get Your Folk On!, the English Folk Dance and Song Society's (EFDSS) creative holiday course dedicated to fabulous folk music making!


Who is it for?

Get Your Folk On! is for young people aged 12-19 years with varied levels of musical experience, from improvers to advanced players. No previous experience of folk is needed – although we’re always happy to meet folk enthusiasts! Players of all instruments welcome.


What can I learn?

Get Your Folk On! is based on folk and traditional music from across the British Isles and beyond.

You do not need to know how to read music as learning is mainly done by ear. We look at developing techniques specific to folk music including improvisation, ornamentation and arrangement.

Everyone also plays together as part of a big folk band, and performs in an informal concert event for family and friends at the end of the week. The course is broken up into different sessions, with options such as song, clog dance, duos and trios, and playing in a folk style.


When and where does it take place?

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 October, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House

Fee: £90 (£60 concessions)


Who leads the courses?

Get Your Folk On! is taught by a team of friendly and specialist folk musicians. 


How do I get involved?

Enrolments for Get Your Folk On! are now open!

To book a place, please fill in an enrolment form for each person attending (available to download 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.

Pay online now to ensure your place on this course by visiting our online Folkshop.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'EFDSS' and send to Cecil Sharp House for the attention of the Education Department.

For any queries, please call 020 7241 8953 Tuesday - Friday. 



Get Your Folk On! enrolment form (doc)
Get Your Folk On! enrolment form (pdf)


Discover more

Find out more about Get Your Folk On! by watching our film showing highlights of previous courses.



What’s next?

Looking for folk music opportunities for children aged 9-12 years? Find out about Get Your Folk On! Juniors!