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 Rós have played here in recent years too, but they're very much the exception to the cultural heritage-based bill.
Cecil Sharp House
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Regent's Park Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
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Seth Lakeman's a big fan of this young traditional duo, comprised of Stu Hanna and Debbie Palmer, who are past BBC2 Folk Awards nominees and, like Lakeman, combine poignant melodies with a certain punkish drive.Thu April 30th 2015 - Thu April 30th 2015Read more
Things to do
May in a Day!
Returning for 2015, this event at Cecil Sharp House combines English and Brazilian folklore traditions for an afternoon celebrating 'The Oss and The Ox'. Kids can take part in percussion workshops, arts and crafts activities, dancing, music sessions and...Sat May 9th 2015 - Sat May 9th 2015Read more
The Full English
Launched last year, The Full English is the country's biggest digital archive of folk arts manuscripts, and tonight some of our finest performers of traditional music – Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney and more – aim to bring these...Folk Sun May 10th 2015 - Sun May 10th 2015Read more
Taking their name from the nickname they were given when they started singing on their local Teeside folk scene a decade ago, this young male a cappella trio sing working songs and traditionals as well as original but historically-inpsired compositions...Wed May 27th 2015 - Wed May 27th 2015Read more
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A fantastic venue with friendly staff, excellent events for individuals and groups including fantastic outreach work, a great cafe and very interesting exhibitions. Plus, I recently attended a family barn dance and great fun. My teenage niece had really enjoyed folk music week long course over half term and she told me she loved it. Keep up the good work!