Aged 12-19 and interested in folk music and dance? Why not take part in Get Your Folk On!, the English Folk Dance and Song Society's (EFDSS) creative holiday course dedicated to fabulous folk music making and dancing!
Get Your Folk On! is for young people aged 12-19 years with varied levels of musical and dance experience. No previous experience of folk is needed – although we’re always happy to meet folk enthusiasts! Players of all instruments welcome.
This popular course is now available to both dancers and musicians! Explore traditional folk music, song and dance from the British Isles. Choose your sessions, with options to try new skills and instruments, learn and arrange tunes, songs or dances and much more.
The course ends with an informal sharing for family and friends. No previous experience of folk dance or music required.
Achieve your Bronze level Arts Award during this course for an additional fee.
Ths year we are focusing on the archives of American folk song collector, James Madison Carpenter. Currently being digitally archived to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, his collection contains a wealth of ballads, tunes and other material collected from across UK. We'll be creating our own new and exciting works based on his source recordings and manuscripts, and learning more about his life.
Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 October 2017, 10.30am–4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House
Fee: £90 (£60 concessions)
Tutors to be confirmed
After booking your place you will receive an email with confirmation of your booking and a link to a google form. This form will contain important questions about your booking to help us plan our courses effectively.
For any queries, please call 020 7241 8953 Tuesday–Friday.
Find out more about Get Your Folk On! by watching our film showing highlights of previous courses.
Looking for folk music opportunities for children aged 9-12 years? Find out about Get Your Folk On! Juniors!