After many years’ service, Ted and Pat Morse have bowed out of running Family Folk Week this year. While we’ll miss them enormously, we’re also delighted to announce that David Faulkner has agreed to lead the team in 2021. He’ll be joining course regulars Susan Peterman and musicians Philip & Joyce Rowe (and maybe one or two others tba) for a week of creative and folky family fun.
Either choose to stay in the manor or camp in the grounds and relax while our great staff do all the catering for you and your family. There’s a programme of activities each morning and evening, while afternoons are free for trips around this beautiful area including the West Somerset Railway, the seaside and Exmoor. One day a week is left free for you to plan your own day trips, or to relax at the Manor! More details and a programme to follow shortly.
“Wonderful week, lovely people, friendly leaders who went the extra mile to make sure my family had a lovely time” Participant
Who’s it For?
The holiday is for families – parents, grandparents, and children of all ages!
David Faulkner is a multi-talented musician, dance caller, band leader, vocal coach – you name it! – with enormous experience in running community and schools-based creative folk arts activities and projects. To date, he’s best known at Halsway as a key tutor on our annual Bagpipe Weekend!
Susan Peterman joined the family folk team in 2019 – and has decided to stay! With fresh ideas and boundless fun she’s a great addition to the team!
Stray Chords is the Rowe family band – Philip and Joyce, with their sons Joshua and Benjamin. The band plays lively traditional folk dance music from the British Isles and USA, for barn dances and ceilidhs. The boys won’t be joining us at Halsway this year, but Philip & Joyce – and visiting musicians – will continue to offer great music, for playing and for dancing!