Cello Folk!


08/10/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, NW1 7AY

    A Musical Journey Around the British Isles


    • Deborah Chalmers, Folk Workshop Leader
    • Oliver Mansfield, Cello
    • Helen Neilson, Cello
    • Hannah Thomas, Cello

    In Collaboration with the English Folk Dance and Song Society

    For Grades 1-5 Cellists

    …inspiring and informative… the London Cello Society provides valuable opportunities for young cellists…Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 Winner

    Cello Folk! is a day of playful and creative exploration of folk music from the British Isles. Highly experienced folk musician Deborah Chalmers will lead our young cellists in learning traditional folk songs, tunes and the creative building blocks such as drones, riffs, chord sequences and much more to arrange their own folk composition. Dance is another feature of the folk tradition that we will also be enjoying during the day. Cello Folk! has something for everyone, so we welcome friends and family along with keen young cellists.

    The London Cello Society thanks the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their generous support of this event.

    Schedule for the Day

    9.30am Registration
    10.00am Workshop Session
    11.00am Tea Break*
    11.30am Workshop Session
    1.00pm Lunch Break*
    2.00pm Tutor Performance
    2.30pm Workshop Session
    3.15pm Sharing Session
    4.00pm Finish
    4.00pm – 5.00pm EFDSS Family Barn Dance (please book directly with EFDSS)

    * Cecil Sharp House has a Cafe on site that sells refreshments, home-made cakes and snacks. There are also cafes and refreshments a few minutes away towards Camden.


    £36.00 Participant (non-member)
    £29.00 Cello Club Members
    £10.00 Observers
    £8.00 LCS Observers

    Booking opens on 1st September 2017.

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