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Date: 1 March 2010 14:10:40 GMT
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Join us this month for legendary guitarist Martin Simpson on his True Stories tour, the London Gypsy Orchestra's exuberant take-over of Cecil Sharp House, and former artist in residence Matthew Cowan's new exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library. Plus we have our usual selection of dances, workshops and more - don't miss your favourite.
Cecil Sharp's diaries now available in full
The final part of the project to get Cecil Sharp's diaries online has now been completed - you can read all of Sharp's diaries from 1915-1918 online, searchable by date. These are his only surviving personal diaries, in which he describes his collecting experiences in the Appalachian Mountains of North America.
Read Cecil Sharp's diaries online
Martin Simpson: True Stories
Winner of Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010
Thursday 18 March, 7.30pm
£15 (£17 on the door)

"Fittingly begonged several times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Martin Simpson is taking his place, not just as a hero for guitar-besotted acolytes but as one of the national treasures of English traditional music." BBC Radio 2 Folk & Acoustic Reviews

Book Martin Simpson tickets online
London Gypsy Orchestra: Opa Cupa!

Saturday 20 March, all day

The London Gypsy Orchestra are filling Cecil Sharp House with music and workshops to celebrate the work of Danica Janković. With a special family workshop and concert, workshops in Serbian dance, music and percussion, and a Serbian buffet in the evening with musical accompaniment.

More about Opa Cupa! and how to book
Dancing at Cecil Sharp House
We have plenty of dance events to keep you busy this month, including:
  • Filé Gumbo with Petite et la Grosse, on Friday 5th
  • Society for International Folk Dance day of Breton dance, Saturday 6th
  • Ceilidh Club on Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 26th
  • London Barndance with Skylark, on Saturday 13th
  • Balkanplus on Saturday 13th
  • Knees Up Cecil Sharp! with Ceilidhography (caller Cat Kelly) on Friday 19th
  • Highlands and Islands Society ceilidh with The Reel Blend, on Saturday 27th
More information on these and all other events
Exhibition: The Foggy Dew
Swiss Cottage Library
Until Thursday 8 April

Matthew Cowan (EFDSS artist in residence 2009) and EFDSS have been invited to curate an exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library's respected visual arts gallery. Foggy Dew will display selected images and artefacts from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library along with contemporary artworks, including some that were featured in the Mumchance and Guise exhibition.

More about The Foggy Dew
Elsewhere: Cara Dillon
Friday 5 March, 8pm
Artsdepot, London

One of the most original and stunning singers of traditional music, Cara Dillon plays artsdepot following her recent Best Album win at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Hill of Thieves.

"It's impossible not to be held spellbound... an artist this good deserves to be savored." ***** BBC

Book tickets 020 8369 5454 |

Book online from ArtsDepot
A Singing History of London

Song workshop for adults
Swiss Cottage Library
Wednesday 31 March, 6.30-8pm

Come and travel through time and song, stopping to take a look at the stories behind some of our capital city's songs, London's singing history.

The workshop will be based on Singing Histories: London, a song booklet produced in partnership with Sing London. Free, no need to pre-book, but places are limited so please arrive in good time.

More about the workshop

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY

020 7485 2206 | info_at_efdss_dot_org |

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