Folk dance events in the UK

September 2022

Fri 30 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh

October 2022

Sat 1 Portland Drive in Willand Willand, UK contra
Portland Drive
Sat 1 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
The Falconers Geoff Cubitt
Sat 1 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Contra Dance Nottingham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Charlie Turner
Sun 2 Hexham Village Band in Hexham Hexham, UK English ceilidh
Hexham Village Band Joey Oliver
Thu 6 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Sheffield Scratch Contra £5 Sheffield, UK contra
Fri 7–Sun 9 Festival des Panards Todmorden, UK W balfolk
Duo Pichard-Vincendeau Duo Plard-Prescott Eel Grinders Trio
Fri 7 7:30 pm–10:45 pm Streatham Festival Ceilidh £15.75 London, UK English ceilidh
Ceilidh Tree
Fri 7 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Fri 7 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£15 Alcester, UK contra
Bruce Rosen and George Wilson Sue Rosen
Sat 8 Kendal Scout Group Cumbrian Ceilidh ₤5-₤11.37 Kendal, UK English ceilidh
Striding Edge
Sat 8 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Venn in Horsely £8-£10 Stroud, UK W balfolk
Venn
Sat 8 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Take The Biscuit Lisa Heywood
Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Vertical Expression Rhodri Davies
Sun 9 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 9 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Rhodri Davies
Tue 11 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 14 Hexham Village Band in Hexham Hexham, UK English ceilidh
Hexham Village Band Joey Oliver
Fri 14 Beatroot in Norwich Norwich, UK English ceilidh
Beatroot
Fri 14 7:30 pm–11:00 pm On Bouge £8-£10 London, UK balfolk
Anna Pack & Frances Watt Duo Mistral
Fri 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 15 White Horse Autumn Ceilidh Grove, UK English ceilidh
Cotteswalde Country Dance Band Tina Morris
Sat 15 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Grand Bal with Les Zéoles London, UK W balfolk
Les Zéoles
Sun 16 2:00 pm– 5:30 pm New Forest Eurobal £6-£10 Ibsley, UK balfolk
Anna Pack & Ravi Sawney
Fri 21 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Knees Up Cecil Sharp £10-£12 London, UK English ceilidh
Panjandrum Nancy Potts
Sat 22 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Vertical Expression Rhodri Davies
Sat 22 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Blowzabella Self Promo Dance £5-£24 Oxton, UK balfolk
Blowzabella
Sat 22 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 23 2:30 pm– 7:00 pm Bal Massif £5-£15 Oxford, UK W balfolk
Confluence Helen Gentile & Lewis Wood Sawney White Bird Shivelight
Fri 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Matt Norman and Ali Messer Bob Morgan
Fri 28 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 29 Portland Drive in Whittington Whittington, UK contra
Portland Drive Lynne Render
Sat 29 Albireo in Poynton Poynton, UK English ceilidh
Albireo
Sat 29 10:00 am–Sun 30 11:00 pm Dance Around the World £28-£30 London, UK W English ceilidh Playford Polish
Sat 29 11:00 am– 3:30 pm Balfolk Brunch donation Bristol, UK W balfolk
Shivelight Helena Torpy & Steve Turner
Sat 29 7:00 pm–10:30 pm Halloween Ceilidh £10-£15 London, UK English ceilidh
Ceilidh Liberation Front
Sat 29 7:45 pm–10:30 pm Edinburgh Contra Dance £10 Edinburgh, UK contra
Edward Wallace and Tom Oakes Rachel Wallace
Mon 31–Fri 4 November Belshazzar's Feast in Halsway Manor Halsway Manor, UK English ceilidh
Belshazzar's Feast

November 2022

Thu 3 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Sheffield Scratch Contra £5 Sheffield, UK contra
Thu 3 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Queer Ceilidh Dance Party £10-£14 London, UK English ceilidh
Fri 4 Portland Drive in Symonds Yat Symonds Yat, UK contra
Portland Drive Geoff Cubitt
Fri 4–Sun 6 Skint Ashover, UK W balfolk scandi
Fri 4 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£15 Alcester, UK contra
Contrasaurus Liam Binley
Fri 4 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 5 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
Alan & Benjamin
Sat 5 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Tue 8 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 11 Keel Band in Norwich Norwich, UK English ceilidh
Keel Band
Fri 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 12 Diatonics in Havant Havant, UK English ceilidh
Diatonics
Sat 12 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Mixed dance Nottingham, UK contra Playford
Deo Volente Ivan Aitken
Sat 12 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Frog on a Bike Barry Goodman
Sat 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Sun 13 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 13 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Sat 19 Juice in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Juice Ned Clamp
Sat 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Tue 22 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 25–Sat 26 Blowzabella session, workshops and dance Holmfirth, UK W balfolk
Blowzabella
Fri 25 Hexham Village Band in Hexham Hexham, UK English ceilidh
Hexham Village Band Joey Oliver
Fri 25 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Bearded Dragons Charlie Turner
Fri 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 26 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Bal with Martin Coudroy £13.50-£16.50 Bristol, UK W balfolk
Martin Coudroy
Sat 26 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 27 4:30 pm– 7:00 pm Blowzabella at Oxfolk £6-£16 Oxford, UK balfolk
Blowzabella

December 2022

Thu 1 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Sheffield Scratch Contra £5 Sheffield, UK contra
Fri 2 The Marisca Trio in Norwich Norwich, UK English ceilidh
The Marisca Trio
Fri 2 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 3 White Horse Christmas Ceilidh £4-£8 Grove, UK English ceilidh
Sawney White Bird Will Hall
Sat 3 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Hot Rats John Sweeney
Sat 3 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Contrasaurus Andrew Swaine
Sun 4 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
Wild Ride
Mon 5 Banter in Baldock Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Banter
Fri 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 10 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Venn in Horsely Stroud, UK balfolk
Venn
Sat 10 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Cock and Bull Band Fee Lock
Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Geoff Cubitt
Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sun 11 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 11 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Geoff Cubitt
Tue 13 7:30 pm–10:30 pm London Reels Christmas party £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 16 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Knees Up Cecil Sharp £10-£12 London, UK English ceilidh
Threepenny Bit Lisa Heywood
Sat 17 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
3D David Wright Kathryn Wright
Sat 17 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Wed 28 The Hedgehog's Skin in Hexham Hexham, UK English ceilidh
The Hedgehog's Skin Joey Oliver
Fri 30 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
Sat 31 8:00 pm–Sun 1 January 12:30 pm New Year's Eve Ceilidh £35-£45 London, UK English ceilidh
Silver Street Ceilidh Band Martin Clarke

January 2023

Sat 7 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Balfolk Stroud donation Stroud, UK balfolk
Tue 10 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Sat 14 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh contra
Contrasaurus Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Louise Siddons
Sat 21 Green/Matthews in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Green/Matthews Bob Morgan
Fri 27 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Matt Norman and Laurel Swift Jake Wood Mark Elvins

February 2023

Fri 3–Sun 5 IVFDF 2023 Exeter, UK W balfolk contra English ceilidh Scottish cèilidh Playford SCD
Sat 4 Winter Ceilidh Grove, UK English ceilidh
Larkrise Ranters Leslie Dunlop
Sat 11 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Diatonics Hannah Moore
Sun 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Lynne Render
Tue 14 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 24 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Ali & Mollie Rhi Davies

March 2023

Sat 4 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Balfolk Stroud donation Stroud, UK balfolk
Sat 11 Catsfield Steamers in Bexhill Bexhill, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers
Sat 11 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Guerilla Ceilidh Steph West
Sun 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Vertical Expression Mark Elvins
Tue 14 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Thu 23 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Benjamin Rowe & Adam Rich-Griffin Charlotte Rich-Griffin

April 2023

Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Stringrays
Tue 11 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 14–Sun 16 Folk Weekend Oxford Oxford, UK English ceilidh balfolk
Fri 14 4:00 pm–Sun 16 4:00 pm Halsway Contra Dance Weekend £195-£355 Halsway, UK W contra
Nozzy Rhi Davies Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Fri 21 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Louise Siddons
Sat 22 Albireo in Newark Newark, UK English ceilidh
Albireo
Sat 22 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Playford Ball Nottingham, UK Playford

May 2023

Sat 6 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Balfolk Stroud donation Stroud, UK balfolk
Tue 9 7:00 pm–10:30 pm London Reels £7-£9 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Sat 13 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Oxfolk Ceilidh £2-£14 Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Sat 13 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Cis Hinkle
Fri 19 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Sat 20 Out of Hand in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Out of Hand
Thu 25 7:00 pm–10:30 pm Bal with Hartwin Dhoore + Ross Grant Bristol, UK balfolk
Hartwin Dhoore Ross Grant
Fri 26–Mon 29 Chippenham Folk Festival Chippenham, UK W English ceilidh contra
Sat 27 Coldharbour in Chippenham Chippenham, UK balfolk
Coldharbour

June 2023

Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Andrew Swaine
Tue 13 7:30 pm–10:30 pm London Reels Summer Party £9-£10 London, UK W Scottish reeling
Fri 16–Sun 18 Lichfield Folk Festival Lichfield, UK W contra Playford
Fri 16 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Fri 23 Topette Weekend public bal Halsway, UK balfolk
Topette
Sat 24 Catsfield Steamers in Herstmonceux Herstmonceux, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers

July 2023

Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Nozzy Charlie Turner

September 2023

Sat 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Jake Wood

October 2023

Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Linda Game Band Seth Tepfer

November 2023

Sat 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Geoff Cubitt
Sat 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£14 London, UK contra
Bearded Dragons Rhodri Davies

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