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English Ceilidh in the South



 
 
Introducing SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England.

Bringing you the best in English Ceilidh.  (More about English Ceilidh)


Our first ceilidh of Season V will be on
22nd September with Bursledon Village Band and caller, Ian Nichols.

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Date Band Caller
*** Saturday 22nd September 2018 ***

Bursledon Village Band
Ian Nichols
Saturday 20th October 2018

Banter
Gordon Potts
Saturday 24th November 2018

Faustus
Rhianwen Davies
Saturday 15th December 2018

Polkaworks

Saturday 12th January 2019

Trinculo
Lisa Purkiss
Saturday 16th February 2019

iFolk
Will Hall
Saturday 23rd March 2019

Diatonics
Lisa Heywood
Saturday 20th April 2019

Mawkin Ceilidh Trio
Fee Lock
Extra* in Winchester Guildhall
Saturday 18th May 2019

Threepenny Bit

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All* dances are held in
The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP.
It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester.
Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  Dances finish at 23:00.
Bring your own drinks.

The Hilt from J12 M3


Concessions available:
Full price 12
Student 8
Child at school (18 and under) 6
Family: one or two adults and two or more children at school (18 and under) 6 per person
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Introducing SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England.  Dances
* are held in The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP.  It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester.  Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  Dances finish at 23:00.  There will be a 20 minute or so break part way through the evening.  Bring your own (alcoholic) drinks; tap water will be available.

*The SHOCC Dances Extra (May) will be held in the Winchester Guildhall, SO23 9GH.
Doors will open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  This dance will finish at 23:30.
There will be a licensed bar
.  Please do not bring your own drinks.
 
English Ceilidh (pronounced kaylee) is a lively, energetic, and upbeat version of English barn or country dancing, suitable for all ages.  Bands play exciting music with good rhythmic drive from a variety of musical traditions, including rock, jazz, world, and roots music as well as English, Scottish, and Irish folk music.  A caller guides novices and experienced dancers alike through each of the dances; you can turn up and have fun with no prior knowledge of what is going to happen.  Wear comfortable shoes or trainers (no stilettos please), and cool clothing; although the hall is air-conditioned you can get quite warm whilst dancing.  English Ceilidh is social dancing at its best.  Come with a partner, a group of friends, or on your own; there will be plenty of people to dance with.  Most dances are for sets of couples, rather than just a couple on their own.

Come prepared to enjoy yourself and have a great evening.

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