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February at Cecil Sharp House brings the inaugural Mary Neal Lecture and the start of the Folk Song in England course, as well as the usual selection of great dance events, workshops and more. We also have a couple of exciting concerts coming up - get your tickets early for Martin Simpson and Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds.
Dancing at Cecil Sharp House

Every month at Cecil Sharp House sees a fantastic array of dance - in February, you can see the Crane River Cajuns at Filé Gumbo on Friday 5th, dance at Ceilidh Club (suitable for all levels) on Friday 12th, Friday 26th or Saturday 27th, join the Society for International Folk Dancing at the Wilf Horrocks Commemoration Dance on Sunday 7th, enjoy Balkan music and dance at Balkanplus on Saturday 13th, dance contras and squares to the music of Fiddlegang with the London Barndance Company on Saturday 13th or join Knees Up Cecil Sharp! for a ceilidh with the Hosepipe Band on Friday 19th.

Or the truly energetic can dance at all of them!

Full details of this month's events
Book now: Martin Simpson

Winner of Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010
Thursday 18 March, 7.30pm
£15 (£17 on the door)

We are delighted to welcome Martin Simpson to Cecil Sharp House in March. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

Book Martin Simpson tickets online
Book early: Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds

Nominated for Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010
Saturday 22 May
Tickets £20 (£22 on the door)

Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones, Bottom) leads The Bad Shepherds, playing punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk!

Book The Bad Shepherds tickets online
Exhibition: Foggy Dew

At Swiss Cottage Library
Friday 26 February - Thursday 8 April

Matthew Cowan (EFDSS artist in residence 2009) and EFDSS have been invited to curate an exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library’s respected visual arts gallery. Foggy Dew will display selected images and artefacts from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library along with contemporary artworks, including some that were featured in the Mumchance and Guise exhibition.

More about the exhibition
Don't forget: Mary Neal Lecture

Mary Neal Inaugural Lecture
Friday 5 February, 7pm
Free, booking required

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is proud to present the annual Mary Neal Lecture to celebrate the work of Mary Neal CBE (1860-1944) and the continuing inspiration of her legacy for the participatory arts today.

Book Mary Neal tickets online
Course: Folk Song in England

Every Monday, 15 February - 22 March
Course fee £60

A series of six evening classes exploring the history and development of English traditional songs, from 1800 to the present day. With course leader Steve Roud.

More information and how to book
Family Barn Dance
Sunday 28 February, 3-5pm
Tickets £5 adults (£3 children)

Come and join in with the fun, lively dances from the British Isles. For children of all ages and carers. With caller Jane Pfaff and music from the Black Pig Band.

More about the Family Barn Dance
London Gypsy Orchestra: Opa Cupa!

Saturday 20 March, all day

The London Gypsy Orchestra are filling Cecil Sharp House with music and workshops to celebrate the work of Danica Janković. With a special family workshop and concert, workshops in Serbian dance, music and percussion, and a Serbian buffet in the evening with musical accompaniment.

More about Opa Cupa! and how to book

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY

020 7485 2206 | info_at_efdss_dot_org |

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