Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Top International Award for EFDSS

Related threads:
Cecil Sharp House Health & Safety Alert (28)
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library & its importance (111)
EFDSS and the Carpenter Collection (36)
EFDSS awards funding for new music (61)
EFDSS: Alan Davey CBE as new board appointment (6)
New Librarian for Cecil Sharp House (9)
Tech: trouble with the 'Full English' Website (32)
EFDSS Folk Song Conference 5/6 Oct 2013 (5)
EFDSS Full English (folk archive) web project (39)
VWML online: rare dance & tune sets (15)
Does the EFDSS need a new name/logo (76)
EFDSS The Full English (Folk Archive)Lottery Grant (31)
Alan James & Lucy Neal for EFDSS (2)
EFDSS has a YouTube channel (42)
New staff at EFDSS (11)
Vaughan Williams library gets MLA status (6)
EFDSS Arts Council England funding news (29)
Who is/ are the EFDSS? (91)
EFDSS sacking of Nick Hallam - wtf? (200)
EFDSS and good business practice (72)
SoH Israeli-backed attack on EFDSS! (39)
EFDSS Advantages and Disadvantages (61)
Marketing the EFDSS - Job going. (81)
EFDSS Membership (14)
EFDSS and competitions (113)
EFDSS Presidential Nominations (9)
EFDSS May Fete Saturday 17 May! (1)
English Folk Dance and Song Society (efdss) 2008 (35)
EFDSS New Chief Exec. (133)
EFDSS Wins Heritage Lottery Grant (34)
EFDSS: 'Folk free zone' (149)
What's Happening with EFDSS? (200)
Review: RVW Library change - EFDSS (5)
EFDSS Role in the 21st Century (57)
EFDSS, MU, PELs (9)
EFDSS - should I join? (35)
BS: EFDSS leader wanted! (6)
Tune Add: Some more tunes (11)


Vic Smith 12 Jan 16 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 12 Jan 16 - 10:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 12 Jan 16 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,henryp 12 Jan 16 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,cardboardcutout 12 Jan 16 - 01:10 PM
Les in Chorlton 12 Jan 16 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,Peter 12 Jan 16 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 13 Jan 16 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,MTB 13 Jan 16 - 08:39 AM
GUEST 13 Jan 16 - 08:41 AM
GUEST,FloraG 14 Jan 16 - 03:52 AM
GUEST 14 Jan 16 - 04:47 AM
Les in Chorlton 15 Jan 16 - 03:15 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 07:54 AM

Press Release just received:-

January 12, 2016


EFDSS to receive international lifetime achievement award



National folk arts development agency, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), has been named as one of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious international lifetime achievement award from Folk Alliance International.

Chief Executive Katy Spicer will receive The Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of EFDSS during the opening evening of the 28th annual Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas, USA, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

The award is named for one of the founders of Folk Alliance International, which is the world's largest gathering of the folk music industry. Each year, the awards are presented to a living recipient, a memorial recipient and an active organisation and are determined by a select international panel.

Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards include Pete Seeger, The Weavers, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Robert Johnson, Bessie Jones, Alan Lomax, The Newport Folk Festival, Old Town School of Folk Music, National Council for Traditional Arts, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, among others.

EFDSS Chief Executive Katy Spicer said: "As an organisation, we are thrilled to be recognised for our work in preserving, promoting and disseminating traditional English folk arts.

"To join such esteemed organisations such as the American Folklife Center and folk luminiaries as song collector Alan Lomax is a great honour."

EFDSS has been showcasing English folk artists at Folk Alliance for the past four years​ a
s part of its international programme,​
The 2016 artists ​attending i
nclude Leveret, Nancy Kerr and Lady Maisery.

Citation: (Organisation/academic) The English Folk Dance and Song Society

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the development organisation for the English folk arts. It was formed in 1932 from the merger of the Folk Song Society (founded 1898) and the English Folk Dance Society (founded 1911), and operates from its purpose built arts venue, Cecil Sharp House in London, England.

EFDSS, and its parent organisations, have been responsible for preserving much of the English folk songs, tunes and dances performed today through field collectors in the early 20th century and now digitisation of those collections for an online catalogue. Over the decades it has set up major festivals including Sidmouth Folk Week and Whitby Folk Festival; hosted a Who's Who of folk singers at Cecil Sharp House from Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger to Eliza Carthy and Martin Simpson, and enjoyed royal patronage – HRH Princess Margaret was EFDSS President from 1960 to 2002.

115 years on and EFDSS continues to carry out its objectives of preserving, promoting and developing the English folk arts through its internationally renowned library, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and feted performance, artists' development and education programs, delivered throughout England and increasingly internationally.

About Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International is a unique and one-of-a-kind annual conference that features the world's largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.

Boasting a yearly attendance of more than 2,500 registrants, the conference features official showcases, exhibitors, educational panels and professional development workshops held under one roof, bringing together musicians, educators and music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and promote folk music.

With 190 artist showcases, this year's conference will feature artists from 11 countries, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Estonia, India, and Japan.

ENDS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 10:52 AM

The "Folk music industry" ???????????????????

Oh dear.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 11:06 AM

How about a development policy to support folk in the regions?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 11:53 AM

A lifetime achievement award!

Is that confirmation that it has a life, or does it mean that its life is coming to an end?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,cardboardcutout
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 01:10 PM

No no, it certainly has a life, and in the context of the list of previous recipients, why would we not want to celebrate the u.k and yes, it's folk INDUSTRY which the EFDSS amongst others, champions. I think it is doing it's job better than ever now, compared to the 30 years or so that I have been a member: and more in the regions as well


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 01:25 PM

"and more in the regions as well "

I am really pleased to hear this. Here is one example:



In Manchester

Are their more?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 03:23 PM

The last meeting of the Folk Educators Group was in Leeds.

Full English Project participating schools:

East: Bewick Bridge Community Primary School, Cambridge; Impington Village College.
East Midlands: Marton Primary School, Lincolnshire; Branston Community Academy, Lincoln.
London: Primrose Hill Primary School; Acland Burghley School.
North East: St Godric's RC VA Primary (Federation), Co. Durham and St Mary's Primary School (Federation), Co.Durham; Durham Johnston Comprehensive School.
North West: St John with St Mark Primary School, Bury; Holy Family College, Heywood.
South East: Loughton School, Milton Keynes; Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes.
South West: Pathfield School, Barnstaple (SEN School); Hanham High School, South Gloucestershire.
West Midlands: Allens Croft Primary School, Birmingham; Queensbridge School, Birmingham
Yorkshire: Shawlands Primary School, Barnsley; Horizon Community College, Barnsley.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 08:22 AM

Cardboard Cutout do you really want manufactured Folk? which is what the phrase Folk Music Industry implies.

Much of today's pop music is manufactured obviously but I don't see how Folk can be manufactured.

Unfortunate choice of phrase methinks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,MTB
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 08:39 AM

More support in the regions -

http://www.englishfolkexpo.com/about/ at the Met in Bury.

"English Folk Expo is produced by Playpen Management and is supported by Arts Council England, English Folk Dance & Song Society, The Met and Bury Council"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 08:41 AM

And the National Youth Folk Ensemble is nationwide -

http://www.efdss.org/efdss-education/national-youth-folk-ensemble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 03:52 AM

I am a long time member of the EFDSS and I agree its doing more now - but from a low start.
It does not have a high profile in Kent. When I think of the things I have been involved with - calling for dances/ concerts/ Broadstairs & Tenterden festivals / adult and childrens' morris / local sessions and folk clubs/ playing in the band - it has had little impact.
FloraG


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 04:47 AM

The grass roots network of Districts was expensive to run and dominated by old school dance clubs that did little except run more dances for dancers. A few babys were thrown out with the bathwater but overall its abolition was a good thing for the society.

I have many criticisms of EFDSS but their focus, partly dictated by what Arts Council England are prepared to fund, is on the VWML, education and artist development, none of which are particularly visible to the general public.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Top International Award for EFDSS
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 03:15 AM

I guess the reality of the UK folkie world is that folk clubs sprang up from the 60s on without much connection with the EFDSS. It did front a 'Federation' and a handbook for a while in the 70s but clubs have come and gone so fast it was hard to keep up.

Ceilidhs / Barn Dances / Dance Clubs have hung on within the EFDSS circle bit much more importantly Ceilidhs of one sort or another pop up all over the place - Folk Clubs, school PTAs, Fund raisers of all kinds and I suspect that they are how most none folkies bump into and clearly enjoy our folk heritage.

How can EFDSS help? Dunno

Best wishes
Member for 30 + years


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 June 3:58 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.