• enjoy
    ...our year round programme of courses, events and activities for all.
  • explore
    ...new activities and interests.
  • learn
    ...from leading practitioners, performers and artists and our folk library and archive.

Tickets now available for
Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase at Cecil Sharp House on Sat 7 Feb 2015.
from www.WeGotTickets.com

HOTHOUSE IS COMING! Our next Hothouse residential course - for young people to discover the folk arts - takes place from Mon 30 March to Sat 4 April 2015. Click for more details or watch a short video by Simon Whitehead.

The BBC Performing Arts Fund is excited to announce that it will be supporting the next generation of performing arts talent across the UK by awarding 32 Fellowships – including one in Somerset for Halsway Manor, National Centre for the Folk Arts.


TELLING TALES:  now has its own page on this site. Click here for more details
Halsway Manor Society celebrates 50 years in 2015 – and is embarking on a major oral history project to uncover their unique story as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations! The project -TELLING TALES - is supported by a grant of £41,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.



Halsway Manor is a folk arts centre that provides courses, events and activities for everyone interested in traditional folk music, dance and song, storytelling, folklore and arts and crafts. Located in the Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - in West Somerset, Halsway Manor has a fascinating history that goes back over 600 years. The Manor has a warm friendly atmosphere, tranquil woods and gardens, great food, a bar, a range of overnight accommodation and camping in the grounds. The Kennedy Grant Library contains thousands of books and recordings of folklore, customs, traditional folk music, dance and song - an excellent resource for research and study.

If you're visting Halsway, there's now a very handy travel planning app. Just enter 'Halsway Manor' as your destination HERE


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What's on

What's on
Feb Frolics 2015!
2nd - 6th Feb 2015
Sparkling Elaine Norman hosts the third Feb Frolics at Halsway Manor
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What's on
Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase at...
7th Feb 2015
A very special celebration event - concerts, workshops, singarounds, sessions and dancing. Please join us! At Cecil Sharp House, London NW1 7AY 12 noon - 11pm
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What's on
The 4th Big Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop Weekend 2015
13th - 15th Feb 2015
Hurdy-gurdy workshop weekend for all abilities with Gregory Jolivet, Patrick Bouffard, Claire Dugue
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What's on
Jon Swayne Bagpipe Workshop Weekend 2015
13th - 15th Feb 2015
A weekend for players of Jon Swayne border bagpipes and other compatible bagpipes, for pipers with ability to read music of pick up tunes fairly easily by ear.
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What's on
Concert/Dance with Gregory Jolivet, Jon...
14th Feb 2015
An evening of traditional and contemporary music for Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes.
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