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20 Jan

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Come and find out if Folk Unlimited is for you! Love music? Join us for a free taster of our new creative band sessions led by Emmie Ward and Joe Danks. You don’t need experience of playing an instrument, all are welcome.

 

Two young girls dancing

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

21 Jan

Folk Choir

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.

 

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.”

 

22 Jan

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

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

 

23 Jan

Fiddle School

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

 

Jon Boden in a dystopian looking future

This unique event sees folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Boden discuss the themes and ideas behind his latest album Afterglow.

 

24 Jan

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. 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.

 

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.

 

25 Jan

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.

 

26 Jan

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.

 

People dancing

Beat the January blues and put on your dancing shoes!

 

27 Jan

Playford Past & Present

A series of dances and workshops for experienced dancers with outstanding callers and superb musicians.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

28 Jan

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

29 Jan

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

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

 

30 Jan

Fiddle School

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

 

Doc Rowe and Jill Pidd

Phenomenal traditional singer Jill Pidd, best known for her work with the Watersons, joins Doc Rowe, widely respected archivist and EFDSS Gold Badge Winner, for an evening of traditional song.

 

31 Jan

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. 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.

 

01 Feb

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 Feb

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.

 

The Oldham Tinkers

In the summer of 1965 a chance pub meeting between John Howarth and the brothers Larry and Gerry Kearns started years of fun and music for the Oldham Tinkers, and indeed for anybody who happened to listen to them.

 

03 Feb

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Creative, inclusive, multi-sensory band sessions for disabled young people led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.