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20 Feb

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

21 Feb

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.

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

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

 

22 Feb

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Cecil Sharp House Choir

Sing traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, led by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

The Rachel Hamer Band

Winners of our Graeme Miles bursary award in 2016, The Rachel Hamer Band are an exciting new four piece folk band based in Newcastle. Fronted by Rachel Hamer, a powerful and emotive singer from Whitley Bay, the band sets the backdrop into which Rachel seamlessly blends to create their moving and intricate sound.

 

23 Feb

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.

 

Daria Kulesh

Moscow-born Daria Kulesh combines a truly extraordinary voice with strong Russian and Ingush heritage.

 

Dancers

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

 

24 Feb

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.

 

25 Feb

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep’s and toured widely around the globe.  All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes.  

 

26 Feb

Fiddle convention

Celebrating its 25th year, The London Fiddle Convention is the most important date in every London fiddler’s calendar: a chance to meet friends, learn new tunes, see some amazing playing and buy some fiddle stuff. You'll rarely meet so many fiddlers in one place!

 

27 Feb

Folk Choir
An opportunity to explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

The Prometheus Trust

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path - a means for discovering and bringing into conscious activity the “divine part of the human.”

 

28 Feb

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.

 

01 Mar

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.

 

Photo by Brian Shuel

After the highly successful first Library Lecture series, the VWML is pleased to announce its second series of evening lectures covering folk song, music, and folklore, presented by expert guest speakers. Season tickets for all four lectures are available.

 

02 Mar

Irish Set Dancing

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

 

Dancers

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

 

03 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Get a taste of Scotland in London. A foot stomping band will lead you through the moves. Suitable for all levels.

 

04 Mar

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.

 

English Country Dance: Playford & Pat Shaw

Colin Hume offers a wonderful programme of Playford ad Pat Shaw dances from across his output, to the vibrant music of Fat Harry.

 

05 Mar

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.