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At the heart of English folk
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Trad Nights

New series of 'Trad Nights' announced

September sees the start of a new programme of concerts at the home of English folk by contemporary traditional performers, featuring the songs that have been loved, sung and shared for generations.

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs conference tickets now on sale

We are delighted to be hosting our first conference exploring ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes, their history and transmission.

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Library Refurbishment and Closure 19 July - 5 September 2017

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is very excited to announce that its main reading room is to undergo a major refurbishment this summer to create a better space for users to discover and explore the English folk arts.

Elliott Morris

Exclusive interview: Elliott Morris

Having supported Nancy Kerr at Cecil Sharp House in October 2016, singer-songwriter Elliott Morris returns to the home of English Folk to launch his debut album. Ahead of the show, we had a chat about his songwriting, his guitar playing style and musical background.

Catrin Finch

Exclusive interview: Catrin Finch

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita are bringing their unique cross-cultural collaboration to Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 14 February. Ahead of their performance, we had a chat with Catrin to find out more about how the duo began, their creative process and plans for the future.