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At the heart of English folk

Christmas at Cecil Sharp House

As 2016 comes to a close, we're looking forward to a number of exciting ways to celebrate the holidays! Join us for festive Christmas performances and a New Year's Eve ceilidh, and be sure to visit our Christmas Folkshop!

Christmas closing times

Our administration office will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday 23 December, with the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library closing at 3pm that day. Both will re-open on Tuesday 3 January at 9.30am. During this period, the venue and box office will only be open during scheduled events, as per the calendar. Tickets will still be available to buy online throughout the holiday period.



Christmas Folkshop


The Folkshop is your first port of call for cards and gifts for your folky friends! There's plenty of holiday cds, cards, artist prints, and EFDSS merchandise to choose from, so be sure to place your order by Monday 12 December to receive it by Christmas!


Gift vouchers

As a part of the launch of our brand new box office system, we are delighted to be able to offer gift vouchers for events at Cecil Sharp House. Redeemable against the cost of any event at Cecil Sharp House sold through our box office, these are a perfect flexible gift for the folk fan in your family.

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Holiday Highlights

A Winter Union Festive Gathering New Year's Eve Ceilidh

A Winter Union

Thursday 15 December

Festive Gathering

Sunday 18 December

New Year's Eve Ceilidh

Saturday 31 December








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