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Benefits of Affiliation

Why join EFDSS?

As an English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) member, you will be one of our greatest advocates, helping us to carry on our mission of preserving and promoting the very best of English traditional folk arts. Your support also provides vital income that allows us to continue our work all over the country, in areas such as artist development and education.

Group Affiliation is available for dance or song clubs, schools, festivals, agencies, venues, UK and overseas academic institutions, and any organisation that wishes to support the work of EFDSS.

Affiliates’ benefits include:

  • A full-colour quarterly magazine, English Dance and Song, providing news and reviews of what’s hot in the folk arts sector
  • Folk Music Journal, our annual academic journal, highly valued by universities and libraries across the world
  • Public liability insurance (folk clubs, groups and bands – by application only*)

    *PLI is limited; our insurance may not cover your activities. Please contact us for more information.


How much does affiliation cost?

Group affiliation is available from £72.

For most groups the cost is £72. Affiliation for institutions and libraries costs
£84 (UK) or £103 (overseas).

Affiliation is available by application only due to insurance limitations.

Be a part of the journey and join us today

Call us on +44 (0)20 7485 2206 ext.226 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about becoming an affiliate.