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18 Jun

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

The Prometheus Trust

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path - a means for discovering and bringing into conscious activity the “divine part of the human.”

 

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh, most recognised as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and power trio 50FOOTWAVE, will kick off a short visit to the UK this summer with this special solo date at Cecil Sharp House preceding her sold-out performance at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival on 21 June.

 

19 Jun

Camden Clog

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.

 

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. 

 

The East Pointers

The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – have spent the last two years touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory.

 

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

 

20 Jun

Fiddle School

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

 

Serious Child invite you to join them for the launch of their affecting debut album, “Empty Nest”.

 

21 Jun

Celebrating international Make Music Day, EFDSS are hosting a free, creative workshop for Camden residents accessing the Healthy Minds community programme, from MIND in Camden.

 

Jon Boden

To mark Make Music Day, join award-winning musician Jon Boden in a special folk song sing-along. No experience of singing or folk songs necessary!

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

22 Jun

Friday Feet

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

 

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.

 

23 Jun

24 Jun

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

25 Jun

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

26 Jun

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. 

 

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

 

27 Jun

Fiddle School

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

 

28 Jun

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. 

 

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

29 Jun

Friday Feet

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

 

30 Jun

Morris Folk Choir celebrates a decade of singing with a concert featuring some of the finest music from the British Isles and beyond.

 

01 Jul

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.