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16 Sep

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

17 Sep

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

18 Sep

Fiddle School

Cecil Sharp House, London

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is among the United States of America’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music.

 

19 Sep

Cecil Sharp House, London

Originally from Ireland, Damien O’Kane is a musician of many talents. Teamed up with three leading musicians on the circuit, their sound is sublime and exhilarating. Here is a band that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into ‘Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.’

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

20 Sep

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Energetic evenings of folk dancing. A mixture of established and up-and-coming bands, mostly playing in the English ceilidh style.

 

21 Sep

Discover your inner folk with our professional and friendly team of folk music tutors.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions.

 

22 Sep

Cecil Sharp House, London

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year.

 

If you are interested in joining London Youth Folk Ensemble come to the Sampler session, the first session of the year. 

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

23 Sep

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

24 Sep

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

25 Sep

Fiddle School

Cecil Sharp House, London

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Ballad Chats

Cecil Sharp House, London

Join these friendly informal discussions about folk ballads.

 

26 Sep

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff with live music.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Join BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews, as she takes us around the world, celebrating her love of food and music.

 

27 Sep

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

28 Sep

29 Sep

Sunday Papers Live

London’s biannual celebration of all things Sunday returns; a day of walks, talks, roasts and performances.

 

30 Sep

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

01 Oct

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

02 Oct

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

With support from Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall

Heg & The Wolf Chorus have carved a name for themselves over the last six years with their unique breed of theatrical-folk. Drawing inspiration from folklore, fairytales, family stories and even modern day myths, their piano-driven songs blend folk, theatre and classical together in dramatic execution.

 

03 Oct

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff with live music.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

04 Oct

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

05 Oct

Discover your inner folk with our professional and friendly team of folk music tutors.

 

06 Oct

Bring all the family and take part in lively dances from Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment!

 

Come and see Solasta play live for The Young Folk Club!

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.