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25 Feb

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

26 Feb

Cecil Sharp House, London

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

27 Feb

Róisín White

Róisín was born near Kilkeel in Co. Down. She sings an eclectic mix of songs, which have been passed onto her by the likes of Joe Holmes, Eddie Butcher, Paddy Tunney, Bridget Tunney and Robert Cinnamond.

 

28 Feb

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

01 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

02 Mar

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

Chris Wood playing guitar

Cecil Sharp House, London

In a world of soundbites and distractions Chris Wood is a truth seeker.

 

03 Mar

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Creative, inclusive, multi-sensory band sessions for disabled young people led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.

 

04 Mar

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

05 Mar

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

06 Mar

Damien O'Kane and Ron Block

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

 

07 Mar

Olivia Chaney in front of a bridge at dusk

Classically-trained singer / pianist Olivia Chaney graduated from England’s Royal Academy of Music, before teaching herself guitar and Indian harmonium, delving back to the inspiration behind the British folk revivalists.

 

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

08 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

09 Mar

10 Mar

11 Mar

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

12 Mar

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

13 Mar

Alden Patterson and Dashwood performing on stage

Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

 

14 Mar

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

15 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

16 Mar

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

17 Mar

A young woman playing the fiddle and smiling

Creative, inclusive, multi-sensory band sessions for disabled young people led by folk artists Emmie Ward and Joe Danks.

 

Two young girls dancing

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

Two young people spinning

Our Youth Ceilidhs are fun, friendly social events with energetic live music from top bands. We welcome all 12-19 year olds to take part in the dancing, or sit back and soak up the music and good atmosphere!

 

18 Mar

Folk Choir

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

19 Mar

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

20 Mar

Bookcase

Angela Carter and Folk Song by Polly Paulusma.

 

21 Mar

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Aly and Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description.

 

22 Mar

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

23 Mar

24 Mar

25 Mar

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.

 

26 Mar

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.

 

27 Mar

Rosie Hood in a picture frame

Singer-songwriter Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances.

 

28 Mar

Dancers

Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!

 

29 Mar

30 Mar

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods.

 

31 Mar