A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences - engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning.
The iconic Grade II listed building is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.
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Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park RdLondonNW1 7AY
- +44 20 7485 2206
A beautiful venue with a slightly unusual layout. The gig we went to everyone decided to sit on the floor around the stage but they also have inbuilt seating around the edge and side. So if that was a regular occurrence you may went to get there early to get a cushioned seat. They also have a nice bar and cafe downstairs. They have some good bottled beers which doesn't cost you and arm and a...more
This is a great place if you like folk music and folk dancing!
Saw Maz O Connor there last night (if you like folk music I'd recommend checking her out, awesome singer/songwriter).
it's an old stately type house. They have a bar and cafe downstairs, where they also sell home made snacks (sausage rolls etc).
There are a few rooms where they hold folk dancing sessions and other events and...more
I'm only going to this place when its winter and my friend is singing in the choir. I have to say that the cafe in the basement has improved compared to last year. Nice arrangements of cake and biscuits, very decent pasta and a glass of wine. what more do you need to listen to a choir sing sailor sings.
The main room where they were singing has seen better days, but it still in good shape and...more
who would have though that vaughan williams was friends with cecil sharp! I love vaughan!
scottish dancing here is fab. I want to get married here! Please
Its a must is you love scottish dancingmore
No ventilation and quick-paced contra dancing made me a very sweaty girl! After about an hour-I was already on a 'time out' from all the twirling and passing-someone opened a back door and cooled the hall down a bit. Thank goodness. For further cooling off and a chance to escape the lurking single dudes that may not have only come to the Cecil Sharp House to cut a rug, there's a cafe...more