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20 Oct

Ballroom dancers

Experience the Regency and Victorian ballroom with workshop and dances at Mrs Bennet's Ballroom Sunday Club.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

21 Oct

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

22 Oct

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

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.

 

23 Oct

Join folk artists Rosie Hood and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne before their evening performance at Cecil Sharp House.

 

Ballad Chats

Cecil Sharp House, London

Join these friendly informal discussions about folk ballads.

 

A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances as well as being a member of The Dovetail Trio.

 

24 Oct

In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protestors in what is now known as the Peterloo Massacre.

 

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.

 

25 Oct

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

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

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

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.

 

26 Oct

Dance Around the World

This community festival celebrates traditional dance cultures from all over the world. 

 

27 Oct

Dance Around the World

This community festival celebrates traditional dance cultures from all over the world. 

 

28 Oct

Morena Slovak Dance Company

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

 

Explore choral folk song arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

29 Oct

Learn lively Cotswold morris dances, complete with hankies and sticks, in this friendly and accessible class. 

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

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.

 

30 Oct

Fiddle School

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

 

Sing traditional songs from the Britain and beyond, in a cappella harmony arrangements, by choir leader Sally Davies.

 

'The Hard Way': the story of Hannah Mitchell.

From a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate. The Hard Way is a one-woman show of storytelling with song by acclaimed musician and composer Louise Jordan.

 

31 Oct

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.

 

Irish Set Dancing

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

 

01 Nov

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

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

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

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.

 

02 Nov

Discover your inner folk with our professional and friendly team of folk music tutors.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland.

 

03 Nov

Bring all the family and take part in lively dances from Britain and beyond in a supportive and fun environment!

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Our Youth Ceilidhs are fun, friendly social events with energetic live music from top bands. We welcome all 12-19 year olds to take part in the dancing, or sit back and soak up the music and atmosphere.