Folk dance events in the UK

July 2024
Thu 18 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Sheffield Scratch Ceilidh £5 Sheffield, UK English ceilidh
Fri 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 20 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Edinburgh Contra Dance £10-£20 Edinburgh, UK contra
Hoik Charlie Turner
Sun 21 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 21 6:45 pm– 9:45 pm Bristol French Session and workshop free Bristol, UK W balfolk
Mon 22 4:00 pm–Fri 26 10:00 am Summer Country Dancing £240-£430 Halsway, UK W contra ECD
Ali, Jane & Meg Mark Elvins
Thu 25 7:30 pm–Sun 28 11:55 pm Warwick Folk Festival £75-£190 Warwick, UK English ceilidh contra
Fri 26 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 27 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Wed 31 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
August 2024
Thu 1 7:00 pm–10:15 pm Pop-up Ceilidh £16.50 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Fiddle Paradiddle
Fri 2–Fri 9 Sidmouth Folk Festival £197-£549 Sidmouth, UK W English ceilidh contra ECD SCD balfolk scandi Irish set Irish céilí
3sticks Barber Band Bedlam Brown Boots Boogie Band Cock and Bull Band Folk Camps Party Band Granny's Attic Jigfoot Melrose Quintet Monster Ceilidh Band Mrs Midnight's Old Swan Band Oyster Ceilidh Band Polkaworks Step Ceilidh Party Tickled Pink Chris Wood & Andy Cutting Double Dichotomy Folkus Poljus 3D Vertical Expression WillPower Hoik Oscina Nicky McConkey Eglamore Alison Rowley Barry Goodman Erin Mansfield Emma Wooders Fee Lock Gordon Potts Hannah Moore Ian Nichols Jane Bird Nick Walden Nancy Potts Adam Hughes Bridget Flett Daisy Black Lynne Render Bob Morgan Frances Richardson Bridget Flett Kevin Monaghan Carol Monaghan Sam Tetley-Smith
Fri 2 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 3 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Mon 5 8:00 pm–10:45 pm Bath French Session free Bath, UK balfolk
Fri 9–Fri 16 Broadstairs Folk Week £164-£330 Broadstairs, UK W English ceilidh contra
Fri 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Mon 12 4:00 pm–Mon 19 10:00 am Halsway Folk Dance Holiday £380-£610 Halsway, UK W ECD
Richard Jones & Chris Jewell Ivan Aitken
Wed 14 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at Jamboree free London, UK W balfolk
Fri 16 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 17 3:00 pm–Fri 23 11:59 pm Whitby Folk Week £70-£365 Whitby, UK W English ceilidh contra ECD Irish set
Whapweasel Bedlam No Lazy Dancing Dance Band Relentless Steamchicken Bellamira Melrose Ceilidh Band The Hedgehog's Skin Frog on a Bike Contrasaurus Contrary Faeries Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Albireo The Falconers Stradivarious Tina Morris & Graham Lee Erin Mansfield Nick Walden Pete Coe Martyn Harvey Bob Morgan Alison Rowley Joey Oliver Sue Coe Andrew Swaine Daisy Black Charlotte Rich-Griffin Rhodri Davies Orly Krasner Jerry O'Reilly Annabel Sharp Nigel Sharp
Sat 17 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 18 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 18 6:45 pm– 9:45 pm Bristol French Session and workshop free Bristol, UK W balfolk
Fri 23–Mon 26 Towersey Festival £94.97-£224.72 Middle Claydon, UK W English ceilidh contra
Blackbeard's Tea Party Whapweasel Banter Cock and Bull Band Folk Camps Party Band Bristol Ceilidh Quartet Trip Hazard Climax Ceilidh Band Out of Hand Urban Folk Theory
Fri 23 2:00 pm–Mon 26 6:00 pm Shrewsbury Folk Festival £116-£222.53 Shrewsbury, UK W balfolk contra English ceilidh
Banter Club Débris Cri du Canard Crowdy-Kit EFDSS Workshop Ceilidh Band James Delarre, Saul Rose & Dave Delarre Monster Ceilidh Band Spiers & Boden Moore & Moss Steamchicken Oakstone Trio Sheena Masson Rhodri Davies Tom Kitching Prue Reilly Annie Bolt Phil Bassindale Ian Nichols Daisy Black Andrew Swaine
Sat 24 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 24 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 25 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Bal Crewkerne £4 Crewkerne, UK W balfolk
Wed 28–Mon 2 September fin d’été 2024 Kinnersley, UK W balfolk scandi
Wed 28 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
Fri 30–Sun 1 September Cannings Court French and Breton Dance Dorchester, UK balfolk
Red Dog Green Dog Wod
Fri 30 4:00 pm–Sun 1 September 4:00 pm Halsway Regency Assembley £200-£310 Halsway, UK W ECD
Warleggan Village Band Georgia Delve
Sat 31 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Box of Frogs Lauren Catlin Sally Vernon
September 2024
Mon 2 8:00 pm–10:45 pm Bath French Session free Bath, UK balfolk
Thu 5–Sun 8 Bromyard Folk Festival Bromyard, UK W contra English ceilidh
Fri 6 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 7 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Sat 7 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Cheltenham Ceilidh Club £5 Cheltenham, UK W English ceilidh
Cheltenham Ceilidh Band
Sat 7 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 8 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm DanseHerts £8 Ickleford, UK balfolk
Sun 8 2:00 pm– 6:00 pm Bal Miniscule free Oxford, UK W balfolk
Sun 8 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Linda Game Band Ivan Aitken
Wed 11 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at Jamboree free London, UK W balfolk
Wed 11 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Solent Contra Dance £5 Shawford, UK contra
Fri 13 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Bearded Dragons Louise Siddons
Fri 13 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Jigfoot Tom Gregory
Fri 13 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 14 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Harrogate Contra £6-£10 Harrogate, UK contra
Philip & Benjamin Charlie Turner
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Linda Game Band Adam Hughes
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 15 6:45 pm– 9:45 pm Bristol French Session and workshop free Bristol, UK W balfolk
Fri 20 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Knees Up Cecil Sharp £5-£12 London, UK English ceilidh
Climax Ceilidh Band Jane Bird
Sat 21 Balfolk extravaganza Weedon Bec, UK W balfolk
Sat 21 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Wed 25 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
Fri 27 4:00 pm–Sun 29 4:00 pm Halsway Harvest Weekend Halsway, UK W English ceilidh ECD
Dampier's Round Frances Oates Barrie Bullimore Laura Hodges
Fri 27 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 28 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 28 2:00 pm– 5:00 pm Cam-French £2-£4 Cambridge, UK balfolk
Sat 28 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
Chris & Julie Dewhurst Mike Courthold
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Nozzy Nicola Scott
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Philip & Joshua Rowe Diane Silver
Sat 28 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Balfolk Stroud £10 Stroud, UK W balfolk
Shivelight
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Contra Dance £10 Nottingham, UK contra
Sat 28 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français Brighton, UK W balfolk
Oscina
Sat 28 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Crazy Goat Traditional Music
Sat 28 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Mon 30 4:00 pm–Fri 4 October 10:00 am Autumn American Contra Dance Week £240-£430 Halsway, UK W contra
Will Allen, Rowan Pigott & Gareth Kiddier Diane Silver
October 2024
Fri 4 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Fri 4 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 5 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Cheltenham Ceilidh Club £5 Cheltenham, UK W English ceilidh
Cheltenham Ceilidh Band
Sat 5 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Wed 9 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at Jamboree free London, UK W balfolk
Fri 11 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
3sticks Sheena Masson
Fri 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 12 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Hot Rats John Sweeney
Sat 12 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français Extra Brighton, UK W balfolk
Planchée Mike James
Sat 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Sat 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 13 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm DanseHerts £8 Ickleford, UK balfolk
Sun 13 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Fri 18 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Knees Up Cecil Sharp £5-£12 London, UK English ceilidh
Folk Camps Party Band
Sat 19 Electric Folk Dance Party Hope, UK balfolk contra English ceilidh
Bearded Dragons Apolkalypse Portmanteau Charlie Turner Lisa Heywood
Sat 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
Sat 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 20 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 20 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Bal Crewkerne £4 Crewkerne, UK W balfolk
Fri 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 26 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 26 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
King Kontra Rob Humphrey
Sat 26 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Linda Game Band Andrew Swaine
Sat 26 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Balfolk Stroud £10 Stroud, UK W balfolk
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner
Sat 26 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français Brighton, UK W balfolk
Duo Mistral
Sat 26 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Slack ma Girdle
Sat 26 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 27 2:00 pm– 5:00 pm Weedon Balfolk Weedon, UK balfolk
Wed 30 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
November 2024
Fri 1 5:00 pm–Sun 3 5:00 pm Skint Ashover, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 2 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Cheltenham Ceilidh Club £5 Cheltenham, UK W English ceilidh
Cheltenham Ceilidh Band
Fri 8 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Cock and Bull Band Michael Catovsy
Sat 9 2:00 pm– 6:00 pm Bal Miniscule free Oxford, UK W balfolk
Sat 9 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Mixed Dance £10 Nottingham, UK contra ECD
Colin Hume
Sat 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Jake Wood
Sun 10 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm DanseHerts £8 Ickleford, UK balfolk
Sun 10 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 10 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Box of Frogs Mark Elvins
Wed 13 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at Jamboree free London, UK W balfolk
Fri 15 4:00 pm–Sun 17 4:00 pm Zesty Contra Weekend £190-£310 Halsway, UK W contra
Ali & Mollie Rhodri Davies Mark Elvins
Sat 16 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Edward Wallace & Heather McAslan Lisa Heywood
Fri 22 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Vertical Expression Liam Binley
Sat 23 Bosun Higgs in Welshampton Welshampton, UK English ceilidh
Bosun Higgs Hilary Evans
Sat 23 2:00 pm– 5:00 pm Cam-French £2-£4 Cambridge, UK balfolk
Sat 23 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Friday Folk Saturday Special £12 St Albans, UK ECD
Wed 27 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
Sat 30 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 30 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Adam Hughes
Sat 30 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Vertical Expression Rhodri Davies
Sat 30 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français Brighton, UK W balfolk
BOF!
Sat 30 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Spinach for Norman
December 2024
Fri 6 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Sat 7 Portland Duo in St. Ippolyts St. Ippolyts, UK contra
Portland Duo Lynne Render
Sat 7 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Swing the Bridge John Sweeney
Sat 7 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Cheltenham Ceilidh Club £5 Cheltenham, UK W English ceilidh
Cheltenham Ceilidh Band
Sun 8 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm DanseHerts £8 Ickleford, UK balfolk
Sun 8 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Linda Game Band Charlie Turner
Sat 14 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
The Falconers Geoff Cubitt
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
King Kontra String Band Lynne Render
Sun 15 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 15 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Bal Crewkerne £4 Crewkerne, UK W balfolk
Fri 20 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Joint Christmas Twmp £2 Aberystwyth, UK W Irish set balfolk ECD contra
Hywel Jones Nigel Hardy Keith Ffloyd Ian Hughes John Blanchfield
Sat 28 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm Hebden Bridge Panards £3-£7 Hebden Bridge, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 28 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français New Year party Brighton, UK W balfolk
Sat 28 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Barnstormers
Sun 29 Bosun Higgs in Chippenham Chippenham, UK English ceilidh
Bosun Higgs
Tue 31 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Polka Works Barry Goodman
January 2025
Sat 18 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
Chis & Julie Dewhurst Dave Wright Kathryn Wright
Sat 18 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
Sat 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Dartmoor Pixies
Sun 26 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
February 2025
Sat 1 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Chris Dixon & Arthur Capelier-Mourguy Rhodri Davies
Sat 8 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Barnfire John Sweeney
Fri 14 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Banter Tim Walker
Sat 22 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Phoenix
Sun 23 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Fri 28–Sun 2 March IVFDF 2025 Sheffield, UK W balfolk contra English ceilidh ECD Scottish cèilidh SCD
March 2025
Fri 14 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Sat 22 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
Nozzy Nicola Scott
Sat 22 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
Sun 23 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sat 29 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Amber Fire
April 2025
Wed 2 10:00 am–Wed 9 8:00 am Contra Holiday in Medieval England $1450 Ely, UK contra
Wild Asparagus Contrasaurus George Marshall Janet Shepherd Terry Doyle Charlie Turner
Sat 5 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Harrogate Contra £6-£10 Harrogate, UK contra
Heather & Philip Rachel Shapiro-Wallace
Fri 18 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Sat 26 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Flash Company
Sun 27 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
May 2025
Fri 9 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £7-£13 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Sat 17 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Climax Ceilidh Band John Sweeney
Sat 31 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Skermish
June 2025
Sun 1 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sat 28 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Ceilidh £4-£15 Exeter, UK English ceilidh
Crowdy-Kit
Sun 29 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass £7 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
July 2025
Sat 5 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Contrary Faeries Andrew Swaine
September 2025
Sat 27 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
The Falconers Rhodri Davies
October 2025
Sat 18 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Harrogate Contra £6-£10 Harrogate, UK contra
Linda & Philip Louise Siddons
November 2025
Sat 1 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Ben Farmer, Chris Dixon & Arthur Capelier-Mourguy Rhodri Davies
December 2025
Sat 13 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer Ivan Aitken

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