Folk dance events in the UK

August 2022

Fri 5–Fri 12 Broadstairs Folk Week £64-340 Broadstairs, UK W English ceilidh contra
Banter Cock and Bull Band Fee Lock
Fri 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 13 White Horse Folk Festival Ceilidh ₤5-₤10 Grove, UK English ceilidh
Melobo Jane Bird
Sun 14 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Fri 19–Sun 21 FolkEast Little Glemham, UK English ceilidh
English Dulcimer Duo Blackbeards Tea Party
Fri 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Ceilidh Club £13-£19 London, UK Scottish cèilidh
Sat 20–Fri 26 Whitby Folk Week £50-£286 Whitby, UK W English ceilidh contra Playford Irish set
Relentless Oxford NAGS Banter Fiddler's Elbow Out of Hand Token Women Jo Freya and Fi Fraser Melrose Quintet Peeping Tom Bearded Dragons Ali & Mollie Purcell's Polyphonic Party Stray Chords Vertical Expression Phil Bassindale Barry Goodman Cate Haynes Patrick Rose Martyn Harvey Rhodri Davies Colin Hume Bob Morgan Lynne Render Dave Turner
Sat 20 Threepenny Bit in Wareham Wareham, UK English ceilidh
Threepenny Bit
Sat 20 6:00 pm–Sun 21 12:00 pm Cannings Court French and Breton Dance £15 Dorchester, UK W balfolk
Sunday Jam Roofed With Tigers Duo Fell
Fri 26 Threepenny Bit in Shrewsbury Shrewsbury, UK English ceilidh
Threepenny Bit
Fri 26–Mon 29 Towersey Festival £77-£162 Middle Claydon, UK W English ceilidh contra balfolk
Banter Cock and Bull Band Diatonics Flowers and Frolics Lasair Oscina Stumpy Oak Tautas Roks Urban Folk Theory Vertical Expression Whapweasel Tim Walker
Fri 26 2:00 pm–Mon 29 6:30 pm Shrewsbury Folk Festival £104.45-£201.83 Shrewsbury, UK W English ceilidh balfolk
Gloworms Threepenny Bit Godot The Rheingans Sisters Token Women Sarah Matthews & Doug Eunson Brown Boots Ceilidh Band Relentless Bedlam Erin Mansfield Phil Bassindale Peter Clifton Jo Freya Ben Moss Tom Kitching
Wed 31 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Bal Étoile donation London, UK balfolk

September 2022

Sat 3 BunkFest Wallingford, UK English ceilidh
Banter Jigfoot Jane Bird
Fri 9–Sun 11 Swanage Folk Festival Swanage, UK English ceilidh
Banter
Fri 9 7:30 pm–11:00 pm On Bouge £8-£10 London, UK balfolk
Fri 9 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Festival of Europe Euro-Bal £10 Brighton, UK balfolk
Ange Hauck & Keith Macdonald
Fri 9 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Unicorn Ceilidh £6-£11 Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Oxford NAGS Barry Goodman
Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance with Rhi Davies, Sioned Davies and Fiddlechicks £5-£14 London, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Rhi Davies Sioned Davies
Sun 11 12:00 pm– 4:00 pm Pre-Topette Bal Miniscule free Oxford, UK W balfolk
Sun 11 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sun 11 4:30 pm– 7:00 pm Topette!! Tea-Bal £9.50-£15 Oxford, UK balfolk
Topette
Fri 16 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£15 Alcester, UK contra
Alan, Ali and Edward Rachel Wallace
Sat 17 Catsfield Steamers in Brightling Brightling, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers
Sat 17 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Ashford ceilidh £10-£12 Ashford, UK W English ceilidh
Bowstring John Sweeney
Sun 18 2:00 pm– 6:00 pm BalFolk £5 Weedon Bec, UK W balfolk
Sat 24 Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Geoff Cubitt
Sat 24 Cat's Claw in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Cat's Claw Mic Spenceley
Sat 24 Catsfield Steamers in Matfield Matfield, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers
Sat 24 2:00 pm–11:00 pm French & Scandi Dance Ketton, UK W balfolk scandi
Sat 24 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Venn in Horsely Stroud, UK balfolk
Venn
Sat 24 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Dansez Français Brighton, UK balfolk
Sun 25 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band

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
Fri 7–Sun 9 Festival des Panards Todmorden, UK W balfolk
Duo Pichard-Vincendeau Duo Plard-Prescott Eel Grinders Trio
Fri 7 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£15 Alcester, UK contra
Bruce Rosen and George Wilson Sue Rosen
Sat 8 Take The Biscuit in Kennington Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Take The Biscuit Lisa Heywood
Sat 8 Kendal Scout Group Cumbrian Ceilidh ₤5-₤11.37 Kendal, UK English ceilidh
Striding Edge
Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance with Rhodri Davies and Vertical Expression £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
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
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 Zeoles London, UK W balfolk
Les Zeoles
Sat 22 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
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
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 7:00 pm–10:30 pm Halloween Ceilidh £10-£15 London, UK English ceilidh
Ceilidh Liberation Front
Mon 31–Fri 4 November Belshazzar's Feast in Halsway Manor Halsway Manor, UK English ceilidh
Belshazzar's Feast

November 2022

Fri 4–Sun 6 Skint Ashover, UK W balfolk scandi
Fri 4 Portland Drive in Symonds Yat Symonds Yat, UK contra
Portland Drive Geoff Cubitt
Fri 4 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£15 Alcester, UK contra
Contrasaurus Liam Binley
Sat 5 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
Alan & Benjamin
Fri 11 Keel Band in Norwich Norwich, UK English ceilidh
Keel Band
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 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance with Charlotte Rich-Griffin and English Contra Dance Band £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
Sat 19 Juice in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Juice Ned Clamp
Fri 25 Hexham Village Band in Hexham Hexham, UK English ceilidh
Hexham Village Band Joey Oliver
Fri 25–Sat 26 Blowzabella session, workshops and dance Holmfirth, UK W balfolk
Blowzabella
Sun 27 4:30 pm– 7:00 pm Blowzabella at Oxfolk £6-£16 Oxford, UK balfolk
Blowzabella

December 2022

Fri 2 The Marisca Trio in Norwich Norwich, UK English ceilidh
The Marisca Trio
Sat 3 Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Contrasaurus Andrew Swaine
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
Sun 4 Brummie Contra £5-£10 Birmingham, UK contra
Wild Ride
Mon 5 Banter in Baldock Baldock, UK English ceilidh
Banter
Sat 10 6:30 pm–11:30 pm Venn in Horsely Stroud, UK balfolk
Venn
Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance with Geoff Cubitt and Contrasaurus £5-£14 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Geoff Cubitt
Sun 11 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Masterclass ₤6 Maidstone, UK W English ceilidh
John Sweeney
Sat 17 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
3D David Wright Kathryn Wright
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

January 2023

Sat 21 Green/Matthews in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Green/Matthews Bob Morgan

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 Diatonics in Kennington Oxford, UK English ceilidh
Diatonics Hannah Moore

March 2023

Sat 11 Catsfield Steamers in Bexhill Bexhill, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers

April 2023

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
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 20 Out of Hand in Cardiff Cardiff, UK English ceilidh
Out of Hand
Fri 26–Mon 29 Chippenham Folk Festival Chippenham, UK W English ceilidh contra
Sat 27 Coldharbour in Chippenham Chippenham, UK balfolk
Coldharbour

June 2023

Fri 16–Sun 18 Lichfield Folk Festival Lichfield, UK W contra Playford
Fri 23 Topette Weekend public bal Halsway, UK balfolk
Topette
Sat 24 Catsfield Steamers in Herstmonceux Herstmonceux, UK English ceilidh
Catsfield Steamers

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