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At the heart of English folk
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Summer season

Summer season of music and performances at Cecil Sharp House

Folk Sounds Best at Cecil Sharp House

Summer Gig Series: May to July 2014

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has unveiled the details of its summer music season for Cecil Sharp House.

Lift at Cecil Sharp House in action

Advance notice of lift closure: 1 - 4 April

Between Tuesday 1 and Friday 4 April inclusive the lift at Cecil Sharp House will be out of service due to essential planned maintenance work. Please note that during this period there will be no step-free access to the building, or between floors, and at times there will be construction noise.

Continued professional development

The Full English: professional development one day course

As part of The Full English project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is hosting a professional development course at Cecil Sharp House on Monday 31 March. This one-day event will demonstrate the successful use of folk music to enhance learning in the school curriculum from key stages 1 - 3, inspired by The Full English digital archive of manuscript materials. If you want to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to start using folk music to enhance your teaching, reserve your place now!

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward: Interview and CD competition

On 9 April Derby-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Lucy Ward will bring her album launch tour to London along side her band, featuring O'Hooley & Tidow, Joy Gravestock (fiddle), Sam Pegg (bass) and Steve Maclachlan of The Willows (percussion).