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
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 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 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £18-£24 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
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 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
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 7:30 pm–11:30 pm Bal Étoile at the Gipsy Queen free London, UK W balfolk
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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