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About us

Championing the folk arts of England

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England.

We champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

We deliver programmes of learning and participation and artists development:


We frequently work in partnership with arts, education and heritage organisations.

EFDSS is a membership organisation with around 3500 members worldwide. It is a Registered Charity with regular funding from Arts Council England.