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Friday 3 Jan 4pm — Sunday 5 Jan 4pm, 2020

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £250 – single ensuite room
  • £215 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £215 – single non-ensuite room
  • £170 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £160

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities:)

  • £150

Emerging programme – more coming soon!

Just to give a flavour of this forthcoming weekend. This will be a ‘get-together’ for musicians to learn about to how to play for dancers and have a great deal of fun in the process. Led by members of the band ‘Banter’. More details coming soon…..

“A splendid disregard for musical boundaries, but with a respect for English traditional music” – Songlines – 4 star review

“Banter have opened a new chapter with their exciting take on basically English dance music” – Ashley Hutchings

Who’s it for?

This is a weekend for musicians who want to explore more about playing music for dancing.

The Team

Banter are Simon Care (melodeon, concertina and vocals), Nina Zella (keyboards and vocals) and Tim Walker (drums, percussion, brass and dance calling). Together generate a huge sound and have been described as the worlds smallest big band.

They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds.




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