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Halsway Manor Easter House Party 2016

Sunday 20 Mar 4pm — Friday 25 Mar 11:30pm, 2016

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Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, workshops, concert):
£370 single, ensuite
£340 shared, ensuite
£340 single, non-ensuite
£280 shared, non-ensuite
£220 Camping


Ted and Pat Morse, Gareth Kiddier & Linda Game (ECDB) host this fun Easter folk event with a packed programme of dancing, music workshops and much more.


A fun and friendly ‘House Party’ for all who enjoy folk dancing and playing and want to try a range of dances styles. There will be dance and music workshops each morning, afternoons are free to explore this lovely area or take a ramble in the Quantock Hills. There’s a dance each evening with the occasional music session and sing around in the bar afterwards. Also Pat will be offering optional craft worshops for those wanting to try something different.


Whatever your level of experience in dancing and / or playing, come and enjoy a convivial few days with like-minded people. Bring a friend, bring the whole family, it’s a lovely place for an Easter break!


Arrive from 4pm on Sunday, depart after breakfast on Friday.

We’ll post a detailed programme nearer the time, but do get in touch if there’s anything specific you need to know.


Ted & Pat Morse: Ted began dancing with the Oxford Morris Men and Oxford City Folk Dance Club when he was 17, started calling and running barn dances at 19, and has barely paused since! Ted plays accordion, percussion and tuba, is an experienced band leader, teaches Morris, Sword and Country dancing (and more!) and is a regular tutor at Halsway Manor – along with Pat . In additional to playing and hosting the week, Pat will also be running craft workshops for you to try your hand at something different!

Gareth Kiddier (piano) & Linda Game (fiddle) are The English Contra Dance Band, an energetic two piece band and one of the UK’s most in-demand purveyors dance music. They’ve performed at most of the major UK Festivals – including Sidmouth, Chippenham, and Towersey – as well as international dates in Den-mark and America’s East Coast.


To make a booking please phone Viv Butler, Events and booking Manager on 01984 618274 (+44 19 84 61 82 74)


Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, workshops, concert):
£370 single, ensuite
£340 shared, ensuite
£340 single, non-ensuite
£280 shared, non-ensuite
£220 Camping


These are available for day visitors (workshops only), camper vans and non-participants accompanying a participant. Please phone for details.


We get lots of plaudits for our food which is wholesome, plentiful and prepared on the premises each day by our two chefs, Ian and Amy, using fresh ingredients from local suppliers wherever possible. All dietary needs are catered for, just let us know when you book.


Our reasonably priced bar stocks a great selection of Somerset ales and ciders as well as wines, spirits and non alcoholic drinks. You can pay as you go or have a bar tab and settle up by cash or card when you leave. The bar is a great place for informal music sessions in the evenings.