Cecil Sharp House
Time Out says
Sat Jan 5 2013
Open since 1930, this stately red-brick building was purpose built as the home of the English Folkdance and Song Society (and is named after its founder), and plays host to a musical selection inspired by their mission to 'preserve and promote English folk dances in their traditional forms. As a result, the roster is packed with barn dances, ceilidhs, traditional folk luminaries and the occasional ukulele shenanigan. More unexpected acts like Goldfrapp and Sigur Ros have played here in recent years too, but they're very much the exception to the cultural heritage-based bill.
What's on at Cecil Sharp House
World, Blues, roots and country, Folk
- Critics' choice
Traditional English folk duo (named after a piece by William Walton) comprising Paul Hutchinson on accordion and Bellowhead and Faustus member Paul Sartin on oboe, violin and vocals.
Categories, Pop and rock
Taking their cue from the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, seven cellists cover everything from Britney Spears's 'Toxic' to 'Surfin' USA', with a little bit of folk and classical thrown in.