What’s on when: Ceilidhs & dances

Evening ceilidhs & dances

The evening ceilidhs & dances are centred around our two spacious dance halls at Whitby Pavilion. Plus there’s late night sessions and socialising every evening in the Whitby Pavilion Foyer Bar!

Saturday

Ceilidh with Whapweasel & Erin Mansfield | Mixed dance with Contrasaurus & Daisy Black | English dance with Orly Krasner & The Falconers

Sunday

Dales Dance with The No Lazy Dancing Dance Band & Pete Coe | Ceilidh with Bedlam & Nick Walden | Mixed dance with Andrew Swaine & The Falconers | Family ceilidh with Contrary Faeries & Erin Mansfield

Monday

Contra dance night with Contrasaurus, Contrary Faeries, Rhodri Davies & Charlotte Rich-Griffin | English dance with Orly Krasner & Stradivarious | Family ceilidh with Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews & Martyn Harvey

Tuesday

Ceilidh night featuring New Festival Callers with Relentless & Martyn Harvey, Steamchicken & Bob Morgan, plus participants of the festival calling workshops | American dance with Rhodri Davies & Contrary Faeries | Family ceilidh with Sue Coe & Contrasaurus

Wednesday

Playford Night: Playford Ball with Andrew Swaine & Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer followed by Late Night Playford with Albireo & Daisy Black | Family ceilidh with Steamchicken & Alison Rowley

Thursday

Themed Ceilidh with Melrose Ceilidh Quintet & Martyn Harvey, Bellamira & Alison Rowley | English dance with Orly Krasner & Stradivarious | Family ceilidh with The Hedgehog’s Skin & Joey Oliver

Friday

Open Ceilidh Band led by The Hedgehog’s Skin & Joey Oliver  | Ceilidh with Frog on a Bike & Sue Coe | Mostly American dance with Rhodri Davies & Contrasaurus | Family ceilidh with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer & Bob Morgan | The Closing Ceremony

Daytime workshops

Mornings (on five or six days during the week):

Running Set with Annabel and Nigel Sharp* | Irish Set with Jerry O’Reilly* | American Dance with Rhodri Davies** | Playford for All with Daisy Black#

Afternoons (on five or six days during the week):

Playford with Andrew Swaine** | English with Orly Krasner** | Contra with Charlotte Rich-Griffin#

Individual/part-week workshops:

Festival Calling with Martyn Harvey (Sun-Tues) | Introduction to Scottish Dance with Annabel & Nigel Sharp# (days tbc) | Tunes play-through session for Open Ceilidh Band participants with David Oliver and The Hedgehog’s Skin (Fri)

#particularly beginner-friendly, everyone welcome to join in!
*dancers new to the style welcome, some general dance experience (e.g. ceilidh) helpful
**aimed primarily at more experienced dancers

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