24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Timetable: Ceilidhs
The calling/teaching style for each ceilidh and folk dance event is specified in its event description.
  • The code (P) indicates that an event will be called/taught positionally (i.e., emphasising patterns, flow and relationships between dancers, e.g., neighbour, opposite, people facing the windows, first corners, and using those ideas rather than role terms).
  • The code (G) indicates that an event will be called/taught with some use of gendered role terms (e.g., men/women, ladies/gents).
  • The code (A) indicates that an event will be called/taught with some use of nongendered role terms (e.g., larks/robins or, for some couple dances, lead/follow) instead."
Culture and community expectations at folk dance events

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Ceilidhs on Friday 24th May 2024
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:30 to 14:30Schools day CeilidhNeeldCeilidh for children from local schools - closed event.

With: The Downfielders (Band), Elaine Gillett

Event Tickets Only
20:00 to 23:45Welcome CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallStart your festival in style with the fabulous Fee Lock and the Relentless ceilidh band! (P)

With: Relentless (Ceilidh Band), Fee Lock (Ceilidh Caller), Aurora (Appalachian)

Weekend or Event tickets Only (£15)

Ceilidhs on Saturday 25th May 2024
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:00 to 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross StageDance your way into Saturday afternoon with a Nos Lowen (Cornish social dancing) run by the wonderful Bagas Fellyon! (P)

With: Bagas Fellyon (Cornish Nos Lowen)

Donation
20:00 to 24:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallJoin us for a lively ceilidh event with caller Nick Walden and the Melrose Ceilidh Quintet, promising an unforgettable evening of dancing and laughter! (P)

With: Melrose Ceilidh Quintet (Ceilidh), Nick Walden (Ceilidh Caller), Great Western Morris (Cotswold)

Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only

Ceilidhs on Sunday 26th May 2024
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:00 to 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross StageGet ready to kick up your heels at our lunchtime ceilidh featuring caller Fee Lock and the dynamic band Random! (P)

With: Random (Ceilidh Band), Fee Lock (Ceilidh Caller)

Donation
15:45 to 17:00AqueilidhOlympiad: Swimming PoolCeilidh, but in a swimming pool! Come to join in dances like Drip the Willow, Splashing White Sergeant, Ducky Seven, Bridge of A Flume, Nottingham Sink, The Old Swan Splash, The Cornish Six Hand Eel, The New Mrs Arrowsmith's Armbands, Chlorinated Bridge, Waterfall Waltz, and the Circassian Snorkel... (P)

With: Dodging Pheasants (Ceilidh Band), Rhodri Davies (Caller)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 23:45CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallPrepare to dance the night away to the irresistible tunes of Threepenny Bit, guided by Lisa's enthusiastic calling. Make it a Sunday to remember! (P)

With: Threepenny Bit (Ceilidh Band), Lisa Heywood (Ceilidh Caller), Ouse Washes Molly Dancers (Molly)

Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only

Ceilidhs on Monday 27th May 2024
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:00 to 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross StageIt's a NYFTE Buttercross Ceilidh takeover! (P)

With: NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)

Donation
19:30 to 23:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallCelebrate the last hurrah of the festival with Simon Care's All Stars and caller Tom Kitching, promising a vibrant ceilidh experience filled with energetic music and lively dancing! (P)

With: Simon Care’s All Stars (Ceilidh), Tom Kitching (Ceilidh Caller), Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)

Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only

If you would like to see what we had last time: Ceilidhs in 2023