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22 Mar


Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.


Irish Set Dancing

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


23 Mar

Friday Feet

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


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.


24 Mar

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.



Blowzabella celebrate 40 years of their inimitable, drone-based wall of sound with a new album and their first London gig for 3 years.


25 Mar

Finding Folk Music Online

A free workshop on using the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Digital Archive, and its latest addition the James Madison Carpenter Collection.


26 Mar

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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


The Prometheus Trust

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path - a means for discovering and bringing into conscious activity the “divine part of the human.”


27 Mar


Songs, tunes and plays collected by James Madison Carpenter 1927 – 1943, across Britain and also in the US, will be creatively interpreted and performed by Cecil Sharp House Choir, The Mearns Singers (from North East Scotland), London Youth Folk Ensemble with members of New Camden Jazz Ensemble, interspersed with talks, historic images, sound recordings and films showcasing the collection.


28 Mar

Fiddle School

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.


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