December 1, 2016 - National folk arts centre announces Winter Spring education programme

Explore music, dance, singing and other folk traditions at Cecil Sharp House, London, from January to April

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has revealed a packed programme of activities for January to April 2017 at Cecil Sharp House in London.

Activities on offer include classes, courses and workshops based on traditional English folk arts for children, young people, adults and families.

Highlights of the season are:

  • Histories of Morris Dance conference on March 25 and 26 to celebrate the tradition
  • Training day for music makers and teachers to help them deliver inclusive sessions on March 14
  • Lecture series examining topics from witchcraft to drink, song and politics in Early Modern England
  • Half term folk music making and dance courses for children and young people
  • The popular music and dance classes, catering for all ages and skill levels

Cecil Sharp House, England's national folk arts centre and home of EFDSS, is located between Camden and Primrose Hill within easy reach of public transport. It has step free access to all levels.

A full list of classes and courses at Cecil Sharp House can be found at:

Rapprit 2017 - Host Rapper sides wanted!

Rapprit is a proposal to dance rapper within MOVE IT 2017 Dance Festival (Friday 10th - Sunday 12th of March 2017) at the Excel Dome in London.
The Great Caper are looking for host sides who are able to offer 15 to 20 hours of workshops for young interested dancers between 20th of October 2016 and the end of February 2017, in time for MOVE IT 2017.
For further information please click here

Australian Morris ring Ale 2017

*updated with invitation information*
This Ale will take place from August 18th - September 4th. Proceedings will commence in Adelaide, travel to Melbourne and then conclude in the Australian national captial, Canberra - with many opportunities of dancing in the "bush" between locations.

For the full invitation to this event, please click here

And for further information please email

Advance conferece announcement and call for papers

Oxford Folk Festival

Oxford Folk Festival are looking for Morris sides.
If your side may be interested, please email
For further information on the festival, visit