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Library lectures

Cecil Sharp House

December 2016 - March 2017

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.

The Histories of the Morris in Britain

The Histories of Morris in Britain

Morris dance has been an enduring feature of British culture for more than six centuries, and to celebrate, EFDSS is hosting a two day conference of presentations, posters, and dance, exploring morris dance’s evolution across time until the present day.

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Folk song conference

Cecil Sharp House

October 2017

The Folk Song Conference is the EFDSS's biennial conference covering all aspects of traditional song performance, dissemination, creation, content, and context. This is an opportunity for researchers from across the country (both academic and amateur) to relay their latest findings on the subject.

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Broadside Day 2017

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.