Details of Dances

We hold monthly dances from September through to May/June.

Dances start at 8pm (doors open 7:45) and finish at 11.

There is a licenced bar and ample free parking both on site and locally on street

Cost

Adults £9, Students £5,

accompanied under 16s FREE

Discount of 1 free admission for every 5 paid for (6 for the price of 5)

 

Join Us

Whether you're an experienced dancer or brand new to the dancing scene please come and join us at our monthly ceilidhs/barn dances

 

LATEST NEWS: Our next dance is with Cambridge based band Passerida, an exciting and talented new band who have grown out of our old friends Cambridge University Ceilidh Band. Our Caller is the nationally known Will Hall. The interval entertainment is from talented local singer Jessica Afia.

March's Ceilidh was a great success with London and Brighton based band GIG CB, with Chris Shaw calling from within the band. St Katherine's Morris of Irchester gave their usual splendid and unique performance during the interval. Last night we dedicated the raffle profit to The British Heart Foundation in memory of the late great Marshall Martin, a renowned local caller who inspired so many people in the 60's, 70's and 80's to take up folk dancing and whose Rock Foundation dances with the Allemanders were legendary.

Ceilidh / Contra dancing

Traditional dancing for EVERYONE

About Us

We are a voluntary non-profit making organisation dedicated to the promotion of traditional Folk Dance in Northamptonshire. We are affiliated to the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

English Ceilidh is high energy mixture of traditional and other dances from Great Britain and elsewhere. We dance to live music from amazing bands who each play their own brand of traditional / fusion music.

Contra dances are American style dances which are often faster and more intricate than our Ceilidh dances.

Many of the moves, however, are common to both as both have their roots in the same traditional dances.

Another thing they have in common is that they are great fun to do and a fine way to meet new people and make friends. A bonus is that they keep you fit at the same time!