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Mini-Fest

Monday 31 Oct 4pm — Friday 4 Nov 10am, 2016

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Pricing

Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £320 – single ensuite room
  • £290 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £290 – single non-ensuite room
  • £260 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £195

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities):

  • £175

A mixed-activity mini folk festival for dancers, singers and musicians, with a great team of resident and drop-in tutors. A fun range of workshops throughout the week, including dance, music, song and traditional crafts. There’s time to delve into our remarkable folk library to find songs, tunes and dances to try, and a dance/ ceilidh or music session every evening.

“Besides the dancing, I enjoyed the craft sessions with Pat and Christine in the afternoons, plus having time to chat with other people attending. Wonderful to get the chance to get away from it all and to browse through the resources in the library too”

Who’s it For?

Whatever your level of experience in dancing, playing or singing, come and enjoy a convivial few days with like-minded people! There is plenty of opportunity for you to come and soak in the atmosphere and try your hand at new skills and crafts.

The Team

Callers: Carol Hewson & Ted Morse. Tutors: Christine Corkett, Bonny Sartin, Sarah Webb, Pat Morse. All well known visitors to Halsway and ever-popular hosts and tutors!

Music is provided by Meg’n’Mor – a group born out of a previous mini-fest organised by Meg and, such was the instant success of their music, named in her honour! Although a new band, Meg’n’Mor combines the highly experienced dance musicians Meg Winters from  Momentum on guitar, Heather Bexon from Stowfolk on accordion and Jane Harrison, who formerly played in Alterations, on fiddle. Their repertoire, enriched by all three being expert dancers immersed in folk music from an early age, ranges from 1650s English tunes to modern tunes for Contra dancing with strong northern influences as well as Heather’s own compositions.

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