A dinner-dance, folk style! Enjoy a delicious home-cooked supper at 6pm followed by light-hearted country dancing. All welcome, including those new to country dance. With live music from musicians Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer and guest caller Hannah Moore.
Join the party in the cosy Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts and enjoy a folk themed celebration. All are welcome, for food, folk-dancing and festive fun!
You can even stay the night at the Manor and enjoy breakfast and a light lunch before you depart the following day.
Hannah Moore (Caller)
Hannah is a ceilidh caller and dance practitioner, working with a wide variety of styles and choregraphing for theatre. She calls for English and Scottish ceilidhs, Playford and historical dances, and Balfolk events, as well as teaching salsa and swing dance!
Vicki Swan (Swedish nyckelharpas, Bagpipes of various sorts, vocals and flute)
Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays the various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed-fiddle). On leaving music college Vicki started down the long path of folk music and was only seen on rare glimpses back in classical orchestras. You’ll find Vicki now inhabiting the troll ridden forests playing her Swedish bagpipes, bagging tunes for new books. Vicki holds the Zorn Bronze Award for the traditional playing of Swedish bagpipes and runs workshops and teaches the nyckelharpa around the UK.
Jonny Dyer (Vocals, Guitars, Accordion)
Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny’s outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Jonny has been singing choral music and playing soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember.