Wednesday 12 August 2015

Magic School: Folk Song in England: Level 1

Cecil Sharp House in London is running a one-day introductory class in folk music and folk songs on Saturday 3 October

The class is by the noted folk scholar Steve Roud and is aimed at beginners so will not presume any previous experience or knowledge. It is open to anyone aged 16 years or over.

Topics will include: the many possible definitions of 'folk', the songs themselves, the singers, the places and times for singing, the music, cheap printed broadsides and other sources from which people learned songs, the folksong collectors, the scholars and the beginnings of the post-War revival.

The class is on Saturday 3 October 2015, from 10.30am to 4.30pm at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY. Fees are £40 (£32 concessions).

Enrolment: Download an enrolment form from and return it to to Imogen, Education Administrator, on You can pay by credit card, contact Imogen on 020 7241 8953.

The picture shows The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.

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