Explore England's award winning folk arts centre, at the heart of London.
A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. The House has played host to some of the biggest names in music, including Martin & Eliza Carthy, Davy Graham, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Graham Coxon, and Goldfrapp. A busy schedule of dances, gigs, courses, workshops, lectures and talks awaits!
As one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in London, Cecil Sharp House is the perfect venue to host your event. Whether you’re promoting a concert, hosting a meeting or looking for a teaching or rehearsal space, this unique venue provides a flexible solution. The venue accommodates dance and music classes, private parties, weddings, conferences and has served as a location for films, television programmes and fashion shoots.
Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.
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Folk Song in England: Level 1 is aimed at beginners and will not presume any previous experience or knowledge. This course is open to anyone aged 16 years or over.
Folklorist Steve Roud and Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archive Director Laura Smyth present this popular introductory level study day exploring the history of English folk song. Topics will include: the many possible definitions of 'folk', the songs themselves, the singers, the places and times for singing, the music, cheap printed broadsides and other sources from which people learned songs, the folksong collectors, the scholars and the beginnings of the post-War revival.
Sunday 19 November 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm
Cecil Sharp House
Course fee: £45 (£36 concessions)
The course is led by Steve Roud, an experienced folklorist who has been researching and writing the history of folk tradition for over 30 years. He is the creator of the Roud Folk Song Index, co-author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore and co-editor The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. He has also written several books about English folklore, including The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland and The English Year.
Steve Roud will be joined by Laura Smyth, Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archives.
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Enjoy 19th century dance in a social setting, rather than an intensive teaching class. Suitable for dancers with mixed abilities.
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.
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