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At the heart of English folk
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Graeme Miles Bursary is awarded to Alasdair Paul

The Graeme Miles Bursary is designed to develop the careers of emerging folk artists or groups from or based in the North East of England. The bursary is funded and administered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and funded by The Unthanks through fundraising concerts.

The 2017 award of £1,200 has been presented to Alasdair Paul, who was chosen by a selection panel including Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Perry. The fiddler is Richard Sharp of the Boxgrove Tipteers and the ladies are dancing ‘The Black Nag’ in the garden of Richard Sharp’s house in Chichester.

Call for Papers: Locating Women in 'The Folk'

Perspectives on women's contributions to folk song, folklore and cultural traditions

Saturday 9 June 2018, University of Sussex

EDS Winter 2017

Winter 2017 edition of EDS magazine now on sale

Though it may be chilly outside, there’s a warm glow within the pages of EDS.

More calls for Musicians in Museums

CONNECTIONS
Exploring the tangible and intangible heritage of England

We are delighted to be partnering with the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life to offer folk music artists exciting creative and learning opportunities.

EFDSS awarded Arts Council Catalyst Funding

We are delighted to announce that thanks to Arts Council England’s Catalyst match-funding scheme, all donations made to us until 2019 will be doubled at no extra cost.