English Folk Dance and Song Society


The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England.

We champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

We deliver programmes of learning and participation and artists development:


We frequently work in partnership with arts, education and heritage organisations.

EFDSS is a membership organisation with around 3500 members worldwide. It is a Registered Charity with regular funding from Arts Council England.