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Help folk arts flourish!

Are you passionate about folk? Do you want to help us preserve and promote the folk arts while enjoying benefits and offers exclusive to folk-aficionados like you? English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) membership allows you to do just this and is available to both individuals and groups.


Individual membership

Become an EFDSS member to show your support for the work we do, and enjoy exclusive benefits and offers. Join now


Group affiliation

Group affiliation is ideal for dance or song clubs, schools, festivals, agencies, venues and academic institutions.

Here are just some of the things that your membership allows us to do:
•    Run workshops in schools and engage with young people
•    Pay for the library staff to run the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
•    Provide creative bursaries and rehearsal space for artists

Call us on +44 (0)20 7485 2206 ext.226 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on membership.

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We’ve been preserving and promoting folk for over a century

The Full English

Unlocking hidden treasure of England’s cultural heritage. The Full English is the world’s largest free digital archive English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs. Containing more than 58,400 items from 12 of the country’s most important early 20th century folk music collections, you can delve into wherever you are in the world.