A Sunday night folk dance at Halsway Manor, for all supporters and friends of the Manor! If you’re a member of the halsway Manor Society and planning to come to the AGM, why not arrive a night early? New to folk dance? Well you’ll be welcome too! We’ve a great band and caller to ensure an enjoyable evening of dancing, with Ivan Aitkens and The Boarders Band – especially formed for this occasion!
The Boarders Band is so called because it includes three of Halsway Manor’s board members: Rod Stradling (accordion), David Seabright (guitar) and Steve Dyer (piano). Also playing will be Poppy Weatherall (violin) and Ann Seabright (flute). Rod and Poppy play together regularly as Stradivarious at festivals, Saturday night dances and residential dance weeks and are joined by Steve for their annual musicians’ week. David and his wife, Ann, play together for club events in the Bristol area.
Ivan Aitken is a dancer and caller from Reading in Berkshire. He is a regular caller at local clubs, and also calls for dances and workshops at clubs and festivals throughout the country. Ivan calls for dancers of all abilities, and has worked with many well known bands. He has called at Sidmouth, Chippenham, Broadstairs and Bromyard festivals, at Halsway Manor and other dance weekends. Ivan likes to call a mixture of English, American and Scottish dances and is always on the lookout for new and interesting dances to add to his repertoire.Book now