EFDSS 2015/16 Creative Artist Residencies - Songs from today

I'm absolutely delighted to have been offered a Creative Artist Residency by EFDSS (The English Folk Dance and Song Society). Over a period of five-days with Lukas Drinkwater and Steve Pledger we'll be researching and developing new song ideas and material based on stories from newspapers of the day.

The last couple of years have seen EFDSS Creative Artist Residencies going to artists including Sam Sweeney, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Emily Portman, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker... so I'm delighted to be in such fine company.

Neil Pearson from EFDSS said:

“The four chosen applicants all wish to develop creative ideas that are deeply rooted in the folk arts yet have a fresh take on the subject matter. The Creative Artist Residencies are very much a starting point for future projects and we look forward to supporting and working with the artists as their ideas evolve.

It is an exciting opportunity for them to be able to spend time developing new work on one theme and creating their own piece of folk history.”

To read more have a look at the EFDSS website:


Posted by Ange Hardy on July 16th 2015

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