A fun and friendly mixed-folk week led by Ted and Pat Morse with musicians the English Contra Band (Gareth Kiddier & Linda Game). Expect music, dance and song for all abilities, with a lighthearted and fun atmosphere. Whatever your level of dancing and / or playing, come and enjoy a convivial few days with like-minded people and celebrate midsummer folk-style!
Who’s it For?
Everyone who enjoys folk dance and music, all level of experience welcome; bring friends, bring the whole family!
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 Denmark and America’s East Coast.