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At the heart of English folk
Individual membership

Individual membership

Why join EFDSS?

Our members are our greatest advocates, and provide vital financial support of our work as a Registered Charity.

Members’ benefits include:

  • A full-colour quarterly magazine, English Dance & Song, providing news and reviews of what’s hot in the folk arts sector
  • Folk Music Journal, our annual academic journal, highly valued by universities and libraries across the world
  • Limited public liability insurance cover for non-commercial folk activities / events involving up to 500 people, with a liability of up to £5 million

In recent years the support of our members has helped us to become one of most dynamic arts organisations in England: we have dramatically increased activities around learning, performance and artist support, and have developed Cecil Sharp House into a vibrant and creative arts centre.


How much does membership cost?

Standard membership

Individual £50

Joint £75 

Student £23
Please provide a photocopy of your student ID card

Young Person £23 
Please provide your date of birth

Senior membership (over 65s)

Senior Individual £34
Please provide your date of birth

Senior Joint £50 
One member should be over 65; please provide your date of birth

Life £450 
Please provide your date of birth

Joint Life £639
One member should be over 65; please provide your date of birth

Join us now

You can join now online – or download a Word form or PDF form to complete and post to us.

Gift Aid: EFDSS can claim Gift Aid on personal membership fees. If you pay any UK income tax – for example on a salary, investments, savings or a pension – you can make a Gift Aid declaration. It costs you nothing, and it means that your membership payment will be worth an extra 25% to EFDSS. Please consider completing a Gift Aid declaration form.

Call us on +44 (0)20 7241 8956 for more information on membership.

Members who pay for their PPL licence through EFDSS can download TheMusicLicence terms and conditions here.