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English Folk Dance And Song Society

Known to many as 'the EFDSS' and sometimes feared for being too highbrow, academic and stuffy it remains the focus for:

"study, practice and dissemination of traditional English Folk song, dance and music".

It was formed when the Folk Song Society were invited to join with the English Folk Dance Society in the newly built Cecil Sharp House.

They have been based at Cecil Sharp House in London since 1930. They have an extensive library (named after Ralph Vaughan Williams) of collected material, publish a journal (The Folk Music Journal) and several books videos and CDs and have a hall available for hire.


It runs a wiki called Folkopedia which is a similar enterprise to this except it post dates it and it is run on peer reviewed lines.

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English Folk Dance and Song Society