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At the heart of English folk


Workshops £20 | £15 Under 26
Performance £14 | £10 Under 26
1 Workshop + Performance £27 | £18 Under 26

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Lisa Knapp

The Golden Thread Project

Harriet Vine

Stephen Fowler

Desdemona McCannon

Murri Celebrates The Golden Thread


Cecil Sharp House, London

Crafts, dance and music combine in celebration of Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles’ song collecting trip through the Appalachian Mountains in 1916-1918, 100 years ago. 

Join us to print, make and stitch with Harriet Vine (Tatty Devine), Stephen Fowler and Desdemona McCannon followed by an eclectic evening of music and performances drawing on musical influences from pop, folk and beyond. Featuring award winning folk artist Lisa Knapp, freestyle Appalachian flatfooting dance team Dan Eccles and Jake Jones, and artists Orson Coupland and Jim Stoten, Drew Webster, and Nick White all paying tribute to the golden thread linking UK and USA folk song.

Workshops 4pm - 6pm; Performances 7.30pm - 10.30pm Doors at 7pm

Photographs by Desdemona McCannon


Choose from one of the following three workshops:

Desdemona McCannon: Pilgrim Badge Workshop

In this workshop you will use a place that is a significant destination for you as a starting point to design and make a cloth patch or badge. Using applique and simple printmaking and embroidery techniques, you will make a fabric badge that can be attached to a bag or item of clothing.

Harriet Vine: Jewellery Making Workshop 

Join Harriet Vine, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Tatty Devine, in a jewellery making workshop to celebrate The Golden Thread Project. Turn lyrics and imagery from your favourite songs into brooches and necklaces made from laser cut wood and leather, incorporating print and painting to make your favourite music into a wearable conversation piece.

Stephen Fowler: Rubber Stamp Broadside Printing Workshop 

During Fowler's workshop you will have the choice of a number of printed Appalachian folk songs to illustrate through the technique of hand carved rubber stamp print. By the end of the workshop all participants will go home with an edition of the group’s ‘broadside ballads’. Broadside Ballads were published during the sixteenth and up to the nineteenth centuries. They were a single sheet of printed matter consisting of type and woodcut images. This popular print explored all manner of subject matter including love, religion, drinking-songs, legends, and current events of the day such as disasters, political events and signs, wonders and prodigies.

Then join us for an evening of music, followed by DJs and dancing. 


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