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At the heart of English folk

English Dance and Song Autumn 2019

Autumn may have arrived but festival season is still in full swing and our regular ‘Folk in our pub’ feature looks at how pubs are integral to festivals – in this case, we look at how Whitby Folk Week supports the town’s local pubs.

We feature several significant anniversaries. Mosborough Folk Dance Club celebrates 50 years this autumn while Bridport Folk Dance Club reaches its centenary milestone with a specially commissioned dance. Dancing England celebrated 40 years this year and Phil Heaton looks back at its history and ahead to its future.

Elsewhere, you can find out all about how our Inclusive Folk sessions are helping disabled children to enjoy folk music and culture, while Gwilym Davies introduces the songs of Alfred Brake. And Chris Metherell talks about the World Clog Dance Championships and some notorious 19th century clog dancers.

With all of this plus much more, including dance and festival listings, lives remembered and reviews, EDS is the perfect fireside companion this autumn.

Available now from the Folkshop

EDS Autumn 2019 cover showing Tower Ravens dance group in the sunshine

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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