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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

English Folk Dance and Song Society

EFDSS offer folk music and dance holiday courses for children and young people at Cecil Sharp House, run the London Youth Folk Ensemble, and deliver folk music projects and Continuing Professional Development in schools, music hubs and other settings across London and the UK.

  • Organisation Type: Cultural organisation

Email: cassie@efdss.org

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Age of participants

11-25

Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Youth leadership, Vocal, Untuned percussion, Performance, Music and movement, Instrumental tuition, Improvisation, Composition/songwriting

Genres

Folk

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with English Folk Dance and Song Society are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with English Folk Dance and Song Society:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)