The English Acoustic Collective

Summer School 2018

Welcome to the EAC website - its pages contain information and downloads on the organisation and the work of the individuals involved. Your feedback and suggestions are welcomed via an email link at the foot of each page.

The EAC is a fluid group of composers, writers and choreographers whose work is grounded in a love for their common cultural inheritance. The work outlined on the site seeks to articulate and amplify the case for authentic and meaningful indigenous forms of cultural expression. It also investigates the creative 'wet edge' between the traditional and the contemporary.

The people of England have been unravelling the universe through their songs, stories, poetry, jokes and dances for millennia and it is this vibrant body of work which becomes the freely given treasure trove for the next generation. The simple lesson we have learnt from our ancestors is to tell nothing more or less than our own story and that the gold we are all searching for is in our own backyard.
Chris Wood now online
For all Chris's latest news and diary dates, for press/media info and to hear audio clips and see video online, please visit

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We are pleased to announce that the EAC Summer School will once again be held at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire from July 16th to 20th 2018. This course will be led by Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter with guest tutor Sam Sweeney; more information and application forms are now available on the Summer School page