The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is one of the leading folk development organisations in the UK with a history dating back to 1898.

It is multi-faceted, being a membership society with 4000 members;
an advocate and lobbyist;
an arts venue (Cecil Sharp House in North London) hosting concerts, lectures, multi-media events and an array of social dances;
an education, training and development agency providing classes and workshops for people of all ages and all abilities, and working in schools, colleges, community groups and supporting professional artists;
a publisher and on-line shop, publishing and selling a range of books and CDs on folk dance and music;
the custodian of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, an internationally renowned library and archive of the folk arts.

Through its work, the EFDSS aims to place the indigenous folk arts of England at the heart of our cultural life. Use our website to find out more and about how you can get involved.
EFDSS President: Shirley Collins
EFDSS Vice-President: Eliza Carthy

The Reely Grim Folk
Dance Club is a member of EFDSS


 are a great supporter of the Reely Grim Folk Dance Club;

 several of our musicians, dancers and callers are from the Grimsby Morris Men.

If you would like to know more about them, or follow their many dance outs,

or join the team, go to their website

Folkwaves is back. Mick Peat and Lester Simpson have returned with the show which was a feature of BBC Radio Derby for over 23 years across the East Midlands. This time it's back on the Internet.



For Lincolnshire Folk information
online, try:



Peterborough & South
Lincolnshire Folk Diary




The Laughing Lizards -our friends in Houston who play and sing for Contra Dance, Square Dance, Old Time, Cajun and Gospel. Great musicians and singers and Steve Bing is an excellent caller. Steve and Donna also sing with the Houston Sacred Harp group.


The Reely Grim Folk Dance Club meets at the
Blacksmith's Arms, Hill Rise,
ROTHWELL, near Caistor, Lincolnshire. LN7 6AZ
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, excluding August.
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