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16 Oct

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

Peter and Barbara Snape

Peter and Barbara Snape have a great love of traditional British folk music especially that of the north of England where they live.

 

17 Oct

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.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

18 Oct

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.

 

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22 Oct

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

 

23 Oct

Join folk artists Rosie Hood and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne before their evening performance at Cecil Sharp House.

 

A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances as well as being a member of The Dovetail Trio.

 

24 Oct

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.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protestors in what is now known as the Peterloo Massacre.

 

25 Oct

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.

 

26 Oct

27 Oct

28 Oct

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

 

29 Oct

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

 

30 Oct

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

'The Hard Way': the story of Hannah Mitchell.

From a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate. The Hard Way is a one-woman show of storytelling with song by acclaimed musician and composer Louise Jordan.

 

31 Oct

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.  No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners.

 

01 Nov

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.

 

02 Nov

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

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland.

 

03 Nov

Bring all the family and take part in lively dances from Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment!

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Our Youth Ceilidhs are fun, friendly social events with energetic live music from top bands. We welcome all 12-19 year olds to take part in the dancing, or sit back and soak up the music and atmosphere.