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Visiting Cecil Sharp House

Tim Chesterton 25 Oct 11 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,PeterC 25 Oct 11 - 04:47 AM
Leadfingers 25 Oct 11 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,PeterC 25 Oct 11 - 04:51 AM
greg stephens 25 Oct 11 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 25 Oct 11 - 06:47 AM
GUEST,CJB 25 Oct 11 - 06:53 AM
Charley Noble 25 Oct 11 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 25 Oct 11 - 11:37 AM
GUEST 25 Oct 11 - 02:43 PM
ollaimh 25 Oct 11 - 10:05 PM
Tim Chesterton 13 Nov 11 - 10:09 AM
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Subject: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 04:28 AM

Hi All: I'm going to be visiting from Canada in late November and it looks like I might get a couple of hours at Cecil Sharp House (that's all! family circumstances etc.). Any advice on the best way for a musician who's very interested in traditional folk music to spend a couple of hours there?


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 04:47 AM

It depends on what you want to do. The cafe is open during the day (not sure about Sunday) and the library is open on weekdays. During the day the building is used by a theatre school and performance spaces are also hired out for rehersal. Check the web site www.efdss.org for evening events. most of which are run by outside promotors.

Sharps Folk Club on Tuesday nights is the only real opportunity to sing or play. The building has never functioned as a social centre for folkies in London.


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 04:50 AM

A couple of hours in the library will probably just leave you frustrated and wanting more , but a Tuesday evening in the Folk Club may be of interest ! Mick Ryan and Paul Downes are appearing on the Fifteenth if that coincides with your visit . Website

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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 04:51 AM

Oops! where did that link go? www.efdss.org

Just to add, catering is not provided for the general public in the evenings so even if the bar is open you may be required to pay the admission charge for whatever event is running.


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: greg stephens
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 05:03 AM

Is the liobrary accessible by non-members? If so, I would reccomend the library. As Leadfingers says, thios will leave you frustrated and wanting more, but you have the rest of your life to come back. And more and more content is being put online, so you can browse later.


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 06:47 AM

Yes, the library is accessible to non-members, but there is a daily charge ... I am sure the website reveals all!
Derek


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 06:53 AM

The cafe and bar should be open to visitors - if they are open at all. Both are downstairs. Re: the Library they might not let you photocopy anything, but a small digital camera will do the job. Email the Library in advance if you want something specific.


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 08:28 AM

I've always find the staff and volunteers very helpful. However, do allow yourself extra time to find CSH; the streets are a veritable maze!

There is no sound system available on Tuesday evening but it's really not needed; there is a sign-up for leading a song but the actual line-up is up to the discretion of the volunteer coordinator.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 11:37 AM

The Library will allow photocopying, subject to legal restrictions and/or the fragile nature of some manuscript or other items.
I believe the cafe and bar are usually open if there is an event.
Derek


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 02:43 PM

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but the actual line-up is up to the discretion of the volunteer coordinator.
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You make it sound like an EFDSS event. Sharps is a totally independed folk club.


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: ollaimh
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 10:05 PM

i went to their may day once and it was great. heard mathew ord the first time and he's the best young gutarist singer out there.

on another vacation we went to the song night. i actually got a request for a new founf land song and one from the praries.

great place


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Subject: RE: Visiting Cecil Sharp House
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for this everyone. I will be in London during the day on November 22nd and may or may not get to Cecil Sharp House - we'll see. I appreciate all the information.


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