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At the heart of English folk


“I liked that it was all about folk music for young people because there is nothing else like that anywhere!” Previous participant


We are committed to providing opportunities for young people to learn and get inspired about folk music, dance and song!

We run the London Youth Folk Ensemble and a programme of holiday courses which reach young people from across London and beyond.


Find out more about our fantastic current opportunities for young people


Youth Forum

Join our Youth Forum and get your voice heard at EFDSS and Cecil Sharp House!
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Holiday courses

Interested in folk music and dance? We run regular holiday courses for children and young people aged 6 - 19 years.
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London Youth Folk Ensemble

Passionate about playing and performing folk music? Join our London Youth Folk Ensemble!
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Arts Award

We are delighted to announce that EFDSS is an Arts Award Supporter.
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Discover more

Find out more about Get Your Folk On! by watching our film showing highlights of previous courses.



 Arts Award Supporter    Wired for Music