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At the heart of English folk

Holiday Courses at Cecil Sharp House

Welcoming young people to Cecil Sharp House to explore folk music, dance and song from Britain and beyond.

I loved making new songs and performing with new people. I also loved the morris dancing!

July 2017

Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians and/or dancers the chance to:

  • play music by ear - no sheet music here!
  • explore harmonies, riffs, chord sequences and folk techniques
  • create arrangements in small and big bands
  • sing and explore the history and culture of folk songs
  • try new instruments or dance forms
  • gain performance skills with final sharing events


Courses are friendly, flexible and responsive to all young people's needs and abilities. 

Led by a team of skilled and engaging folk educators - no previous folk experience is required and no two courses are the same!  
 

Get Your Folk On! Summer School

Juniors (7 – 11 year olds) | Youth (12 - 19 year olds)  

Monday 13 – Friday 17 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Lead artists Dave Delarre and Hazel Askew.

Course fee: £150 / £100 concessions (advance booking required)

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Get Your Folk On! Plus Summer School

For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August, 1 - 3pm

Course Fee: £12 per day | £8 concessions per day (advance booking required)

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October Half Term - dates for the diary!

Get Your Folk On!

Juniors (7 – 11 year olds) | Youth (12 - 19 year olds)  

Thursday 25 - Friday 26 October 2018, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Course fee: £60 | £40 concessions (advance booking required)

Book now for October half term!

Get Your Folk On! Plus

For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends

Wednesday 24 October, 1 - 3pm

Course fee: £12 | £8 concessions (advance booking required)

Book now for GYFO!+ October half term!