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08 Dec

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.

 

Camden Voices

Cecil Sharp House, London

Camden Voices return to Cecil Sharp House for a merry night of uplifting grooves and soaring harmonies with full band backing.

 

09 Dec

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.

 

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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.

 

10 Dec

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.

 

The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield – songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire.

 

11 Dec

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.

 

12 Dec

Come and play folk dance tunes from the British Isles and associated traditions.

 

13 Dec

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.

 

14 Dec

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.

 

15 Dec

A Winter Union

Cecil Sharp House, London

Six leading lights of the British folk scene join forces to celebrate the season: Jade Ward, Debbie Hanna, Ben Savage, Hannah Sanders, Cliff Ward and Stu Hanna. Expect soaring harmonies, exquisite musicianship and some Christmas classics.

 

Dancers

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

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

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

 

16 Dec

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.

 

17 Dec

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.

 

18 Dec

Festive Gathering

A Christmas concert with a folk twist.

Join us for our ever-popular, annual celebration of yuletide, with a chance to join in on the songs and merriment.

 

19 Dec

Join Folk Dance Remixed's dancers and musicians for a lively, fast paced and fun class!

 

The Massive Violins

Those seven singing cellists are back for their now regular festive spectacular.

 

20 Dec

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

 

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28 Dec

Art Deco Orchestra

The Art Deco Orchestra return to Cecil Sharp House for another Great Gatsby Christmas Party. Dance the night away to 1920's hot Jazz and the smooth sophistication of 1930's Hollywood!

 

29 Dec

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31 Dec

New Year's Ceilidh

Welcome 2017 in style at the ever-popular New Year’s Eve ceilidh!

 

01 Jan

New Year's Ceilidh

Welcome 2017 in style at the ever-popular New Year’s Eve ceilidh!