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Win tickets to The Full English Digital Archive Launch

The Full English: Digital Archive Launch

Revealing a hidden wealth of information about England’s cultural heritage

Ballot opens for tickets to exclusive launch event

In partnership with leading academic institutions, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have created the world’s most comprehensive searchable digital archive of English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs.

To celebrate unveiling The Full English digital archive, we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets to the official launch event at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 20 June. The world’s biggest digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance, this will be a ground-breaking resource. Twenty five pairs of tickets are available, via ballot entry only.

To be amongst the first few people to experience this unique resource, which brings together the collections of Harry Albino, Lucy Broadwood, Clive Carey, Percy Grainger, Maud Karpeles, Frank Kidson, Ella Mary Leather, Thomas Fairman Ordish, Cecil Sharp, Frank Sidgewick, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Alfred Williams for the first time.

And the excitement does not end there. We will be presenting a live preview of The Full English Tour, a concert of new compositions and arrangements - commissioned by EFDSS, with support from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts and PRS for Music Foundation - from artist Fay Hield and inspired by The Full English collections.  Fay will be joined by her uber band - Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls - with whom she will be touring the complete show in the autumn.

Enter the ballot

To be entered into the ballot for a pair of free tickets, send us your name, email and postal address, and contact telephone number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Closing date: Friday 31 May

Twenty five people will be selected at random to attend The Full English digital archive launch on 20 June, at 6.30pm. Winners will be notified by email.

Please note, this is an invite-only event so tickets cannot be purchased.

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