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17 Nov

Stepping On: a conference on stepping in dance.

 

18 Nov

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

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

19 Nov

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.

 

20 Nov

Fiddle School

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

 

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

John Kirkpatrick

John Kirkpatrick was born in Chiswick, West London in 1947. A deep love of music was instilled from birth, and family gatherings always included a hearty sing-song.

 

21 Nov

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.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Boston-based quartet Darlingside have been renowned for their signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds.

 

22 Nov

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.

 

23 Nov

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

 

24 Nov

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

25 Nov

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

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

26 Nov

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

 

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

 

27 Nov

Fiddle School

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

 

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Twelfth Day are happy to be hard to define. With their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle and the pedal harp, they build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture.

 

28 Nov

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.

 

29 Nov

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.

 

30 Nov

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

 

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library has been established at Cecil Sharp House for nearly 90 years. Thanks to a steady stream of gifts and bequests we have accrued multiple copies of many items and we would like to get them back into circulation.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

In September Topic Records released Martin’s new album 'Rooted', a mixture of Simpson originals and traditional songs and tunes with guest appearances from friends old and new.

 

01 Dec

Consort de Danse Baroque

Court dances from 1650 to 1750. Classes will look at steps and patterns of dances including the minuet, sarabande and bourée.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.