Dancing to live traditional music
Poynton Ceilidhs bring you high-energy dancing to some of the best ceilidh bands from the North West and beyond. Don’t worry if you’re new to ceilidh dancing, or a forgetful expert — each evening will feature a caller who will guide you through the dances. The music is always live and dances come from a range of styles and times: from stately 16th century French branles, through traditional English dances, American square sets all the way to modern compositions from our callers. The one thing they all have in common is that they’re fun and can be fast and furious!
Dances are always clearly explained and walked through before the music starts playing. They’re usually for sets of couples, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come on your own. A ceilidh is a great social mixer and you’ll have no problems finding a partner. There’s no dress code, but you might want to wear some comfortable shoes. It can warm up when the dancing gets going, but there’s a bar for the thirsty.
Whether you’re new to ceilidhs or you’re a seasoned dancer; whether you’re old, young or somewhere in between, a ceilidh’s a great evening for everyone.
Dates for the 2016/17 programme are given below. Details of bands and callers will be available soon. Please note that the January ceilidh will be held in the Poynton Civic Hall rather than the Community Centre.
- 29th Oct: Maplewood with Bob Morgan
- 10th Dec: Kraken Ceilidh Band with Rosie Bryce
- 21st Jan: Hekety with Huw Evans. (Poynton Civic Hall)
- 25th Feb: Albireo with Dave Ball
- 25th Mar: Discussion Topic (caller TBC)
- 22nd Apr: The Ironmasters with Baz Parkes