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23 Feb

Daria Kulesh

Moscow-born Daria Kulesh combines a truly extraordinary voice with strong Russian and Ingush heritage.



Learn the steps for barn, American contra, English country dances and ceilidhs. Musicians welcome to join the live band.


24 Feb

25 Feb

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Bodleian Library, Oxford

Come to the Broadside Day, the annual one day conference for people interested in street literature in all its fascinating aspects - broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, last dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, country fairs, and from pedlars’ packs up and down the country in past centuries.


Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep’s and toured widely around the globe.  All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes.  


26 Feb

27 Feb

Folk Choir
An opportunity to explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.


28 Feb

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks.


01 Mar

Cecil Sharp House Choir

Sing traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, led by choir leader Sally Davies.


Photo by Brian Shuel

After the highly successful first Library Lecture series, the VWML is pleased to announce its second series of evening lectures covering folk song, music, and folklore, presented by expert guest speakers. Season tickets for all four lectures are available.


02 Mar


Learn the steps for barn, American contra, English country dances and ceilidhs. Musicians welcome to join the live band.


03 Mar

04 Mar

Saturday Folk Music Workshops

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in banjo, accordion, fiddle, song, melodeon and folk ensemble.


05 Mar

Sage Gateshead

The Folk Educators Group is a national networking group of folk arts educators from across England and beyond, facilitated by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). Established in March 2011 the Group has become a rapidly growing network committed to promoting high quality folk arts education and supporting the practitioners who deliver it.