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!
Cecil Sharp House
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Posted: 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
The four-piece fiddle supergroup (yes, such a thing does exist) of talented British musicians offer traditional English folk songs.
Documentary contrasting the quaint cultural practices of middle class Anglo-Americans on both sides of the Atlantic, entwining the histories of the English Country Dance on these shores and the vibrant folk dance movement in the United States.
Tue Nov 4:
Things to do, Kids' activities
Young musicians of all levels (and all instruments) can join these workshops in creating folk music whether they're new to the genre or already know the lyrics to Fairport Convention's first album. The sessions will involve singing and dancing as well...
The fiddle-playing vocalist performs traditional, acoustic folk with her band.
Blues, roots and country, Folk, World
Incredibly influential guitarist and singer (and MBE, to boot) Carthy is an outstanding interpreter of traditional song. He excels at the ballads of this country, and has a mesmerising narrative style of guitar playing.
Blues, roots and country, Folk, Rock 'n' roll, Prog rock, World
- Critics' choice
Barn-storming orchestral folk with piratical West Country flourishes and dramatic popular song from the cello-wielding, bassoon-swinging, vocal-harmonising headliners.
Music, Art, Things to do
The finale of Yan Tan Tethera, a season of events inspired by textile and folk will see performances by sonic arts collective 'sampler-cultureclash' and Shane Waltener and his Bobbin Dancers, following the success of their 'Lace Tell stairway' installation....