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18 Nov

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

 

The Stray Birds

Cecil Sharp House, London

All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs.

 

19 Nov

Farmers

Internationally published folklorist Steve Roud presents with Laura Smyth, EFDSS’ Library and Archive Director, this popular introductory level day exploring the history of English folk song.

 

Quadrille Club

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy 19th century dance in a social setting, rather than an intensive teaching class. Suitable for dancers with mixed abilities.

 

Luscious melodies, emotional drama and the famous 'fate' motif makes Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony one of his most popular works. Alongside Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet' Suite, prepare for an afternoon of heart-wrenching symphonic passion.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

20 Nov

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

Folk Choir

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

 

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.”

 

21 Nov

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

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.

 

22 Nov

Fiddle School

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

 

Presented by Mike Norris, former EFDSS chair and host of the Classic Folk Radio show, these unamplified traditional performances will take place in the intimate Storrow Hall at Cecil Sharp House. Enjoy tales of love and lust, incest and murder, humour and tragedy, sung by some of today's finest traditional singers.

 

23 Nov

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.

 

Dancers

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

 

John Smith

Cecil Sharp House, London

Acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter John Smith has announced the release of his new album Headlong through BARP Records.

 

24 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.

 

25 Nov

26 Nov

Orchestras For All

See the culmination of the two-day National Orchestras for All (NOFA) London Winter Session.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

27 Nov

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

28 Nov

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

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

 

29 Nov

Fiddle School

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

 

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years.

 

30 Nov

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.

 

Dancers

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

 

01 Dec

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.

 

02 Dec

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

 

03 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.