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17 Jun

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

18 Jun

Camden Clog

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

19 Jun

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Rowan Rheingans

Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, bird-song, war and waltzes.

 

20 Jun

The seven singing cellists are back for a Massive Violins summer special.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

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

 

 

21 Jun

A creative day of folk music for disabled young people

For disabled 12-24 year olds and carers

 

Friday Feet

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

 

Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Energetic evenings of folk dancing. A mixture of established and up-and-coming bands, mostly playing in the English ceilidh style.

 

22 Jun

23 Jun

For disabled 12 – 24 year olds, their friends and carers

Join us for our second term of creative, inclusive, mutli-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 Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing with Will Allen on melodeon and Adrian Lever on guitar and expert caller Maz O'Connor will be on hand to guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

24 Jun

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

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.

 

25 Jun

Fully accessible for people with mobility issues and Parkinson’s

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

26 Jun

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Elliott Morris mixes traditional and original folk and roots material, influenced by rock, pop, blues, country and jazz.

 

27 Jun

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

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

 

 

28 Jun

Friday Feet

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

 

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

29 Jun

The Copper Family

The Copper Family traces its roots back to 1593 in the Sussex village of Rottingdean where an entry in the first extant Parish register records a marriage.

 

30 Jun

Tango

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.