31/08/2021 // Alan James Creative Bursary + Residency
We’re excited to announce that we’re one of the recipients of the Alan James Creative Bursary and Residency Programme, awarded by the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
The programme supports artists in exploring new creative ideas inspired by and sourced from traditional English folk music, without the pressure of a final product.
We’ll be heading into Cecil Sharp House in September to spend a week researching queer folk music in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library/EFDSS archives.
The other 5 bursary recipients are Lisa Heywood, Angeline Morrison, You Are Wolf, Madame Ceski, and Quentin Budworth. They all have some amazing projects lined up and it’s great to be on the programme with them! You can read more about their plans here.
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We’re extremely grateful to EFDSS for their support, and we can’t wait to get started on this project and share some queer folk music with you!
Sophie and George x
Illustration from a ballad sheet
via Broadside Ballads Online