Winter Warmer with hosts Ted and Pat Morse, caller Madeleine Smith, and musicians Moira and Peter Gutteridge (of Dampier’s Round).
A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and song for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who’ll make sure you have an enjoyable stay! There will also be a variety of games and quizzes and some organised walks for those who want to get outside and see the lovely area. Above all the team aim to give everyone a fun experience and the opportunity to learn some new skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the manor.
Arrive Sunday afternoon. Depart Thursday after breakfast.
ABOUT THE TUTORS
Ted & Pat Morse are well known to visitors to Halsway, as ever-popular hosts and tutors. Ted plays accordion, percussion and tuba, and teaches Morris, sword and country dance – always with an emphasis on enjoyment and getting everyone invoved! With Pat (who will be offering craft workshops), he’ll be hosting the week and making sure that everyone can get the most from their stay.
Madeleine Smith is a knowledgeable and experienced caller, who is passionate about getting people dancing. From ceilidh to clogging, she teaches a variety of styles and is keen to help and encourage dancers to develop their dancing, and not to just focus on learning ‘the figures’. She also sings and plays recorder, piano and celtic harp, so expect her to feature in music workshops too!
Moira and Peter Gutteridge are two-thirds of Worcester-based dance band Dampiers’ Round. They will be leading music workshops as well as playing for dancing. Multi-instrumentalists both, between them they play fiddle, harp, guitars, mandolin and flute (and probably more besides). They lead a popular ‘Arranging for Folk Musicians‘ course here at Halsway – together with Madeleine – and enjoy helping players of all instruments and abilities to discover and develop their skills playing together in mixed-instrument ensembles.
HOW TO BOOK
To make a booking please phone Viv Butler, Events and booking Manager on 01984 618274 (+44 19 84 61 82 74) or CLICK HERE to send us your requirements. (this will open an emailable PDF form – Google Chrome Browser may not allow you to submit – if so, save and email it to email@example.com)
Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, workshops, activities):
£200 – single ensuite room;
£180 – sharing an ensuite room;
£180 – single non-ensuite room;
£150 – sharing non-ensuite room.
STAY AN EXTRA NIGHT
For an extra charge of £30 non-ensuite room including our famous Halsway breakfast.
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.
See our travel information page.