April at Cecil Sharp House

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Music and performance

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Wednesday 12 April, 7.30pm

The National Youth Folk Ensemble launched in October 2016, bringing together 17 of the most talented young folk musicians from across England. Following three intensive weeks in Somerset, Lancashire and Hertfordshire, working with folk luminaries such as Sam Sweeney (Artistic Director 2016-17), Rob Harbron, Jack Rutter and Sarah Hayes, the Ensemble performs its first full-length concert.
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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Scottish duo Phil and Aly recorded their first album The Pearl in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including Five and Twenty CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.
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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm

Greg Russell’s strong singing and guitar and Ciaran Algar’s lyrical fiddle playing give “everything that folk music should be about. There is tradition, there is musical invention and evolution of the tradition and there is the sort of protest on which the revival was based” (Dai Jeffries – Folking).
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Oh Susanna

Oh Susanna

Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills.
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Rant

RANT

Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm

Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene they create music in.
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Courses

How to Teach Maypole Dancing

How to Teach Maypole Dancing

Friday 21 April, 1.30 – 4.30pm

As part of the new EFDSS Dance Development programme, this invaluable half day training course will be led by Mike Ruff, experienced folk dance educator and co-author of The Maypole Manual, a copy of which will be given to all course participants.
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Family

Family Barn Dance

Family Barn Dance

Sunday 9 April, 3pm

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment.
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Dances

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Monday 3, 10, 24 April, 7pm

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Ceilidh Club

Friday 7 April, 8pm
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Balkanplus

Saturday 8 April, 7pm
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London Barndance Company

Saturday 8 April, 8pm
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Playford Past & Present

Sunday 9 April, 2pm
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Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Friday 21 April, 8pm
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Quadrille Club

Sunday 23 April, 10.30am
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Classes

Saturday Folk Music Workshops

Saturdays 1, 8, 22 April,
10am | More info

Tango Etnia

Sunday 2, 9, 23 April,
6pm | More info

Morris Dancing

Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 April,
6.30pm | More info

Camden Clog

Tuesday 4, 18 April,
6.45pm | More info

London Fiddle School

Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 April,
6.30pm | More info

English Country Dancing

Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 April,
7.30pm | More info

Irish Set Dancing

Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 April,
7.30pm | More info

Friday Feet

Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 April,
7.30pm | More info

Monday Musicians

Monday 10 April,
7pm | More info

Also on at Cecil Sharp House

Bert Jansch Foundation

Bert Jansch Guitar Workshop

Sunday 2 April, 10am

Leaders, Jon Riley and Thomas Fairhurst, present insights into the elements of Bert’s guitar playing and advice on how to achieve them.
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Over the Rhine

Over the Rhine

Sunday 2 April, 7.30pm

For more than twenty years husband and wife duo Over The Rhine have been crafting evocative, earthy songs and delivering them to their intensely loyal fans with a torchy, devil-may-care beauty.
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Sharp's Folk Club

Sharp’s Folk Club

Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 7pm

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.
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Ballad Chat

Ballad Chat

Wednesday 5 April, 7pm

Join these friendly informal discussions about folk ballads.
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The Exmined Life

The Examined Life: Philosophy as the love of wisdom

Mondays 10, 24 April, 7.30pm

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path.
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Sunday Papers

Sunday Papers Live #10 Edition

Sunday 16 April, 12.30pm

A homage to the shared joys of Sunday: a day of walks, talks, roasts and performances that bring the broadsheets to life.
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Fleetwood Cave

Fleetwood Cave

Sunday 30 April, 7.30pm

Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material.
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From our friends

Ben Glover

Ben Glover

8 April, Canada Water Culture Space

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Ben Glover has a rich, powerful voice and music that mixes Americana from his adopted home in Nashville with his native Irish soul. Glover will be performing tracks from his latest release, The Emigrant, which features six traditional folk songs and four original compositions.
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