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

Ceilidhs for 2023

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Ceilidhs on Friday 26th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
20:00 to 23:45Welcome CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallCeilidh dance your way into the weekend to the joyful music of Kirkophany and the calling of festival patron John Kirkpatrick! (P)

With: Kirkophany (Ceilidh Band), John Kirkpatrick, Mary Rose And Royal George (Non traditional style)

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Ceilidhs on Saturday 27th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
20:00 to 24:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallCeilidh dance the night away to Urban Folk Theory's fusion of folk tunes and electronica and the calling of Phil Bassindale! (P)

With: Urban Folk Theory (Ceilidh Band), Seven Champions (Molly), Phil Bassindale (Ceilidh Caller), Seven Sisters (Molly)

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Ceilidhs on Sunday 28th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:00 to 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross Churchill StageCeilidh dance your way into Sunday afternoon to Banter's driving and inventive music and the calling of Cate Haynes! (P)

With: Banter (Band), Cate Haynes (Ceilidh Caller)

Donation
15:45 to 17:00AquaCeilidhOlympiad: Swimming PoolCeilidh, but in a swimming pool! Come to join in dances like Drip the Willow, Splashing White Sergeant, and the Circassian Snorkel... (P)

With: Banter (Band), Cate Haynes (Ceilidh Caller)

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20:00 to 23:45CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallCeilidh dance the night away to the Folk Camp Party Band's mighty music and calling from Fee Lock, Phil Bassindale, Nick Walden and Barry Goodman! (P)

With: Folk Camps Party Band (Ceilidh Band), Fee Lock (Ceilidh Caller), Phil Bassindale (Ceilidh Caller), Nick Walden (Ceilidh Caller), Barry Goodman (Solo)

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Ceilidhs on Monday 29th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
12:00 to 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross Churchill StageIt's a NYFTE Buttercross Ceilidh takeover! (P)

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

Donation
19:30 to 23:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallCeilidh dance the festival out in style to Out of Hand's energetic music and the calling of Rhianwen Davies! (P)

With: Out of Hand (Ceilidh Band), Rhianwen Davies (Ceilidh & Folk dance 2023), NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)

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