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At the heart of English folk

Holiday Courses at Cecil Sharp House

Welcoming young people to Cecil Sharp House to explore folk music, dance and song from Britain and beyond.

I loved making new songs and performing with new people. I also loved the morris dancing!

July 2017

Through a focus on folk music, song and dance, Get Your Folk On! courses offer young musicians the chance to:

  • play music by ear - no sheet music here!
  • explore harmonies, riffs, chord sequences and folk techniques
  • create arrangements in small and big bands
  • sing and explore the history and culture of folk songs
  • try new instruments or dance forms
  • gain performance skills with final sharing events

Courses are friendly, flexible and responsive to all young people's needs and abilities. 

Led by a team of skilled and engaging folk educators - no previous folk experience is required and no two courses are the same! 

Taking part in one of our holiday courses can contribute to an Arts Award Discover, Explore or Bronze Award.  For more information, visit our Arts Award page.

Get Your Folk On! Summer School

For 9–19 year olds

Monday 12 – Friday 16 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Course fee: £160 | £100 concessions (advance booking required)

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Get Your Folk On! Plus 

For disabled 12-24 year olds and their friends

Friday 16 August, 1 - 3pm

Fee: £12 | £8 concessions (advance booking required)
Assistant / carer ticket is free

Explore and create folk music and song together in an inclusive, sensory environment. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. No prior experience of playing music required.

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