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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!  

February Half Term

Get Your Folk On!

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

Thursday 21 - Friday 22 February 2019, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Led by folk artists David Delarre and Beth Gifford.

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

Book now for February half term!

Get Your Folk On! Plus

For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends

Friday 22 February 2019, 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!+ February half term!