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18 Feb

Morris Dancing

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

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

 

19 Feb

Youth Folk Workshop with Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

Join Scots/Gaelic singer, Josie Duncan and Hamish MacCleod before their evening performance at Cecil Sharp House.  In this practical workshop, they will share their favourite tunes and songs, and passion for folk music. Suitable for basic to advanced level musicians of any instrument.

 

Josie Duncan

Cecil Sharp House, London

Josie Duncan is a singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides.

 

20 Feb

Peter Knight & John Spiers

Cecil Sharp House, London

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Peter Knight and John Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.

 

English Country Dancing

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

 

21 Feb

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Energetic evenings of folk dancing. A mixture of established and up-and-coming bands, mostly playing in the English ceilidh style.

 

22 Feb

Broadside Day

Cecil Sharp House, London

The Broadside Day is the annual one-day conference for people interested in street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chap books, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in the city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries. The day consists of short papers, presentations, displays, discussions, and is suitable for beginners and experts alike.

 

23 Feb

Ballroom dancers

Experience the Regency and Victorian ballroom with workshop and dances at Mrs Bennet's Ballroom Sunday Club.

 

London Fiddle Convention

The London Fiddle convention is the most important date in every fiddler’s calendar.

 

SOS written in red against a black background

The longest and largest running Salsa social in Europe.

 

24 Feb

Monday Folk Choir Workshops

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.

 

25 Feb

Morris Dancing

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

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

 

26 Feb

Ballad Chats

Cecil Sharp House, London

Join these friendly informal discussions about folk ballads.

 

Fiddle School

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

 

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements.

 

Malchair's Third Collection of Tunes

John Malchair’s ‘Third Collection of Tunes’ and other 18th-century tune books at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

By Alice Little

 

27 Feb

English Country Dancing

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

 

28 Feb

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

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.

 

29 Feb

Discover your inner folk with our professional and friendly team of folk music tutors.

 

01 Mar

Folk Unlimited

For disabled 12 – 30 year olds, their friends and carers.

 

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

SOS written in red against a black background

The longest and largest running Salsa social in Europe.