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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 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!  

October Half Term

Get Your Folk On!

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

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

This creative course will have a special focus on tunes and songs from Scotland as we welcome five finalists of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 to lead sessions on the first day of the course, in collaboration with the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland. No previous experience is necessary and suitable for all instruments and skill levels.

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

Join folk artist Emmie Ward for a creative folk workshop for disabled young people (12-24 year olds), their siblings and friends.

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

Book now for GYFO!+ October half term!