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At the heart of English folk
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UK premiere of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders comes to Cecil Sharp House on 31 January 2015

New York's must-see show makes its long-awaited UK debut at Cecil Sharp House

This New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to create and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience.

Day-long celebration to mark Bob Copper centenary

Day-long celebration to mark Bob Copper centenary

All-star concert plus talks, films and singarounds will commemorate folk legend

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has joined forces with the Copper family to host a special day of events on 24 January to commemorate the legendary contribution that Bob Copper made to folk music.

Kathryn Tickell & The Side

CD Competition: Kathryn Tickell & The Side

Kathryn Tickell is an artist who needs very little introduction. Known for being one of the world’s finest players of the Northumbrian pipes, while also being an exceptional fiddle player, composer and recording artist, Kathryn has worked with a whole host of musicians and ensembles including Sting, The Chieftains, two generations of the Penguin Café Orchestra and many more.

Andrew Cronshaw & SANS

Andrew Cronshaw & SANS

On Thursday 2 October we welcome Andrew Cronshaw & SANS to Cecil Sharp House. Having released their first album as a collective, SANS Live, in April this year, this unique ensemble draws inspiration from musical traditions found across the globe.

Exclusive interview: Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young

Exclusive interview: Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young

One of the most exciting things about the folk scene is the idea of community that permeates at every level, from its central role in the life cycle of folksongs to the manner and context in which they are performed. As such, it is always exciting when a new ensemble comes along, with every musician providing their own unique sound and style.