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Our vision
Every one of the 5 million people in Yorkshire and the Humber should be aware of folk arts and have a chance to take part; and every child in every school in the region should have the chance to learn traditional music, song and dance.

Latest news

Volunteers wanted to boost BAMfest 2015

EFDSS Soundpost Weekend - Dungworth and Bradfield

New Home for Beverley Folk Club.

New - Live Music in Brigg (North Lincs)

Whitby Folk come together to commemorate Rohilla rescue.

Armistice Pals

Scunthorpe Singaround Closes.

Festival on the Moor project, wins Heritage Lottery Funding

EFDSS Morris Conference

Scanlon's Folk Nights return to Brigg (North Lincs)

Dave & Julie Evardson CD in aid of St Andrew's Hospice

The White Horse Folk Club (Beverley) Moves

Beverley Folk Festival's Appeal to Maintain Free Events

The Search For Five Finger Frank

Photo: Maltby Phoenix Sword at DERT 2005: link to news page  
Maltby Phoenix Sword

Directory Update

Over the coming weeks we shall be updating the Regional Folk Arts Directory. It would help considerably if those people, organisations, performers etc. who are listed in the directory could check their entries and drop an email to jim@folk-now.co.uk to confirm that they are up to date or to make any changes.

  Directory index

  Directory submission form

Information resources

Beside information about YFA, our information pages include short introductions to sources of sponsorship and funding for folk arts organisations and to various regional traditions.

  Information index  

Regional Directory

The online directory of folk arts organisations and activities which we are compiling continues to grow. We don't pretend to know everything, though, and there will inevitably be a good number of clubs, sessions, dance groups and teams, performers, teachers and so on in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire of whom we are as yet unaware. In order to make submitting information for inclusion here easier, we have now provided a form which you can complete online and send to us automatically via our web server.

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Regional Traditions

A series of short introductions to traditional activities in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, past and present.




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