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World’s biggest free digital archive to go live

World’s biggest free digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance tunes to go live

Unlocking hidden treasures of England's cultural heritage

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) will launch a new digital archive that will allow anyone anywhere in the world to explore traditional English folk music and dances tunes on Thursday 20 June.

Access all areas: improving access at Cecil Sharp House

Major renovation set to transform accessibility at iconic arts venue

Cecil Sharp House, the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), is set for a major renovation project that will result in improved access and upgraded facilities for visitors.

Improvements will, for the first time, offer wheelchair users easy access to all four floors of the Grade II listed building in Camden, north London.

The Full English: sneak peak

Using The Full English

On Thursday 20 June The Full English digital archive will be unveiled.

Editor of the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) English Dance & Song magazine, Derek Schofield, has had a sneak preview of this tremendous resource and, prompted by Scarborough Folk Dance group’s centenary, has used the Cecil Sharp field note-books to investigate the two trips Sharp made to Goathland (immediately after visits to see the Scarborough folk dancers in 1913 and 1914).

The Full English Tour

Win tickets to The Full English Digital Archive Launch

The Full English: Digital Archive Launch

Revealing a hidden wealth of information about England’s cultural heritage

Ballot opens for tickets to exclusive launch event

In partnership with leading academic institutions, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have created the world’s most comprehensive searchable digital archive of English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs.

To celebrate unveiling The Full English digital archive, we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets to the official launch event at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 20 June. The world’s biggest digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance, this will be a ground-breaking resource. Twenty five pairs of tickets are available, via ballot entry only.