The English Folk Dance and Song Society - EFDSS

The English Folk Dance and Song Society - EFDSS
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road
Greater London




020 7485 2206

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A red brick building with a grey slate roof

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is one of the leading folk development organisations in the UK with a history dating back to 1898.
It is multi-faceted, being

a membership society with 4000 members;
an advocate and lobbyist;
an arts venue (Cecil Sharp House in North London) hosting concerts, lectures, multi-media events and an array of social dances;
an education, training and development agency providing classes and workshops for people of all ages and all abilities, and working in schools, colleges, community groups and supporting professional artists;
a publisher and on-line shop, publishing and selling a range of books and CDs on folk dance and music;
the custodian of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, an internationally renowned library and archive of the folk arts.

Through its work, the EFDSS aims to place the indigenous folk arts of England at the heart of our cultural life.

Venue Type:

Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

Opening Hours dependent on events, please contact venue for more details.

Admission charges

Dependent on events. The public are free to visit the house to view visual exhibitions, the cafe and the venue

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Yan Tan Tethera

Spinning Yarns

  • 15 May 2014 7-10:30pm

A making and singing event focussing on wool and led by Prick Your Finger, Aimee
Leonard and members of Cecil sharp House Choir. Come along to sing and stitch. Bring your needles and favourite textiles inspired song with you!

Yan Tan Tethera is a brand new English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) commission, curated by sonic visual artist David Littler. Set to take over Cecil Sharp House – and spilling into the local Camden area – this inspirational project celebrates
the wonderful wealth of textile songs in England.

Suitable for

  • Any age