English Folk Dance & Song Society
At the English Folk Dance and Song Society, we champion the folk arts at the heart of England’s rich and diverse cultural landscape.
We deliver programmes of learning and participation, artist development and networking for educators:
- Online and at a range of venues across England, and sometimes beyond
- Through our arts venue, Cecil Sharp House
- Through our library and archive, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
We frequently work in partnership with arts, education and heritage organisations.
We have around 3000 members worldwide – most of whom are active participants in music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions
Mixed Instruments: Ceilidh Band in Camden
from £14.67 per session
from £132.00 per term
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road , Camden, London, NW1 7AY
Cecil Sharp House
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
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About Mixed Instruments: Ceilidh Band
Come and learn the satisfying and engaging skills of playing for dancing!
An ensemble class, open to all instruments, we focus on emphasis, speed and atmosphere, learning how to keep a steady speed, how to keep a light sound with plenty of groove, essential for dance music, and how to craft and shape the tunes and arrangements to make exciting music for both listeners and dancers.
The class is open to all instruments and we are most often using fiddle and melodeon friendly keys like D and G major or E minor.
If you play an instrument which has restrictions in range or keys, such as tin whistle or harmonica, please be aware that you may need to bring an additional instrument, for example whistles in both D and C.
Young people 12–15 years old may attend with a participating, responsible adult over 18 years of age.
Cecil Sharp House, London