From: Gwen Knighton Raftery [gwen_at_efdss_dot_org]
Sent: 17 March 2008 13:32
Subject: EFDSS Announces Saturday Workshop Series

Attachments: SaturdayWorkshopsPR170308.doc; ATT00039.htm
English folk Dance and Song Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 March 2008
EFDSS ANNOUNCES SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC WORKSHOPS
The English Folk Dance and Song Society is proud to announce a series of Saturday workshops at Cecil Sharp House. The workshops are set to begin on 19 April 2008. Sessions are  geared toward beginners, although  students of all levels of experience are welcome.  Classes will occur on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 10.30-12.30 at Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town. The series will  feature widely renowned teachers, lecturers, and workshop leaders. Instruction  will be offered in banjo, piano accordion, and voice . Each day will  include both classes and lectures, with classes in the morning and lectures following. Please see the EFDSS web page for more information.
Classes will run for two terms. The first term will begin on 19 April and end on 19 July, and the second will begin 6 September and run through 12 December. Instructors include Ed Hicks (banjo), Paul Hutchinson (Accordion), Sam Lee (voice), and Tim van Eyken (voice). Lecturers include Malcolm Taylor, Vic Gammon , Doc Rowe, Shirley Collins, John Howson, and Reg Hall.
Places in the workshops are limited, so advance booking is recommended. Some instruments may be available for students who do not have their own; please call Cecil Sharp House on 0208 485 2206 to enquire about instruments or to book a place.
Cecil Sharp House is located at 2 Regents Park Road, Camden Town, NW1 7AY. For directions, please visit www.efdss.org . The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will be open on Saturday workshop days.
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Notes for Editors:

1.     The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has, for over a hundred years, worked to record, develop and promote the folk music, dance, song traditions of this country. With over 3,000 members and affiliated clubs and organisations, it is regarded as one of the premiere folk development and advocacy organisations in the UK.

2.     The EFDSSís Mission is to develop its resources, especially the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, to maintain itself as a centre of excellence for the study, practice and dissemination of traditional English song, dance and music; to provide national and local outreach services that enable and increase access; and to celebrate diversity and promote equality. www.efdss.org

3.     The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library is Englandís major national folk dance, music and song archive - a one stop shop for anybody interested in the folk arts.

  1. For further information please contact: Gwen Knighton gwen_at_efdss_dot_org 020 7485 2206.

5.     The EFDSS is a Company Limited by Guarantee Number 297142, a Charity Registered in England and Wales Number 305999, VAT No. 233 8664 49.