Poynton Ceilidhs

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.

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2018/19 Programme

Dates for the 2018/19 programme are given below. Please note that this season ceilidhs will be held in the Poynton Civic Hall rather than the Community Centre.

  • 20 Oct 2018 – Boldwood with Andrew Swaine
  • 23 Nov 2018 – Ceilidh Dance Taster Session with Victoria Berringer
  • 8 Dec 2018 – Monkey Box with Michelle Holding
  • 26 Jan 2019 – Tumbling Tom with Fiona Rigg & Les Ord
  • 23 Feb 2019 – Albireo with Steve Hodgskiss
  • 30 Mar 2019 – Lebedek with Simon Loake
  • 27 Apr 2019 – Maplewood with Rhodri Davies