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Subject: SEFAN 2012-01-17_02 DANCE Round Up January and February 2012



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1. Dance Round Up January and February 2012
2. From Cat Kelly, a message re Folk Weekend Oxfolk and the ceilidh elements

Don't forget you can find all dance events listed on the SEFAN What's On webpage
additions/alterations since last week's round-up are in GREEN
non-SEFAN-member posts are in italic              


Fri 20th       LONDON
Mr. Gubbin's Bicycle + John Kirkpatrick

Fri 20th and Sat 21st        LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish)
Burns Night Celebration
Hammersmith Town Hall W6 9JU


Sat 21st       SUSSEX
Band: Cock and Bull (new line-up) + Michael Catovsky


Fri 27th and Sat 28th       
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish)
Burns Night Celebration
Hammersmith Town Hall W6 9JU


Sat 28th       SURREY
GBH CEILIDHS (English) _at_ Godalming Borough Hall.
The Watch + Sheena Masson


Sat 28th       SUSSEX
Dansez Français with Angles
plus afternoon
workshop with Lizi and Jan


Sat 28th       SUSSEX
Kate's Kitchen Band Early Spring Ceilidh
Hanover Centre Brighton BN2 9UD.
Tickets: see website or Tel: 01273 834498       


Sat 4th
Dartmoor Pixie Band
Spot: Bampton Traditional Morris. In concert: Jackie Oates with Karen Tweed


Sat 4th              KENT
Big Broadstairs Ceilidh with The Hot Rats  and caller Doug Hudson.
Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre (Hilderstone),
7.45-10.30pm. £10
£8 SEFAN concession - just need to mention the discount price for SEFAN when phoning the Sarah Thorne Theatre and you will get tickets for £8.
0845-2626263 (no booking fee). Box office is manned on weekdays between 10am and 2pm / answerphone other times.


Sat 4th              
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish)
Burns Night Celebration
Hammersmith Town Hall W6 9JU


Fri 17th       LONDON
Steamchicken + Mary Panton


Sat 18th
Jigalots + Fee Lock


Sat 18th       KENT
Caller John Sweeney + CDs
Free introductory workshop 7.30pm.
Dance - 8 - 11pm       


Sat 25th       SUSSEX
Dansez Français with SE3


Sat 25th 8.11pm       
Folk Weekend Oxford Fundraiser ceilidh
United Reform Church Hall, Collinwood Road, Risinghurst OX3 8HW.
Cat Kelly and Jamie Huddlestone. Caller: Gareth Kiddier


2. From Cat Kelly, a message re Folk Weekend Oxfolk and the ceilidh elements:

When the Oxford Folk Festival was cancelled in 2011, the local
community - determined not to sit at home on a sunny weekend in April
- pulled together to create a 'Folk Weekend' in its place. There were
street displays of Morris dancing, concerts and performances, a host
of free song and music events, and a huge ceilidh. A fabulous time was
had by all!

Building on this success, Folk Weekend will be returning on
April 2012
. The festival will be based at the newly refurbished Old
Fire Station, with additional events in other venues throughout the
city centre. Tickets cost £46 for a weekend season (£40 concessions,
£30 youth). Day seasons and individual event tickets are also
available .  see website for full details.

Main ceilidh events:

Venue: Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford

Friday 20th April - 8pm-11pm - £9/£6 - new band BeetRoot with caller
Hannah Bright

The best of rock grooves and folk rhythms, BeetRoot is a new ceilidh
band, formed of Richard Jones (accordion) and Chris Walshaw (pipes,
whistles, flute) from the Climax Ceilidh Band, and Jenny Newman
(fiddle), Andy Glass (guitar, bass pedal) and Pete Hemsley (drums)
from 3sticks. Folk Weekend is proud to host their debut performance at
the Friday night ceilidh!
Saturday 21st April - 8pm-11pm - £9/£6 (subject to availability) -
Triptych with caller Barry Goodman

Triptych (pronounced 'Trip-tick') are a new ceilidh band who made
their debut at the Anchor gardens, as part of Sidmouth Folk Week 2011.
They draw their material from a variety of sources; largely English
and English-style tunes (including some self-penned), but their search
for awesome tunes has also taken them further in to Europe ˆ their set
list currently includes a waltz from Belgium and a Swedish schottis!
Listen to them here -


You might also be interested in the following:

Saturday 21st April - 1.30-4pm - Family ceilidh with The Ship Band and caller Hannah Bright
Wesley Memorial Church Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

Saturday 21st April - 7pm-10pm - An evening of Historical dance, provided by the Oxford Historical Dance Society
Wesley Memorial Church Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

Sunday 22nd April - 4.30-7pm - Eurodance with Angles and Wod
Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford.

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