Poynton Ceilidhs

Saturday 18th Postponed

We had hoped to restart the ceilidh series on Saturday 18th September, 2021. Unfortunately, advance ticket sales have not been high enough to guarantee that we’d have a viable evening in terms of dancers. Because of this, we are postponing and the evening will not go ahead. If you have booked tickets, refunds will be made as soon as we can.

We’re all disappointed by this, but hope to get back to playing and dancing as soon as we can. 

How we’re changing due to Covid-19

Like any other public event, Covid-19 means we’ll be doing things a bit differently.

60 tickets, paid advance bookings only

We’re selling a maximum of 60 tickets. We’re allowing more dancing space than usual so that people can distance themselves from other sets. We suspect these are going to go quite quickly, so get yours while they’re hot!
We’re limiting attendance to paid advance bookings only. To reduce congestion on the door, there will be no tickets and no unpaid reservations.
Just to reassure you, because we’re working through Eventbrite, you’ll automatically get a full refund should we cancel the event for any reason. We will retain your details for 21 days for Track and Trace purposes.
Should you develop symptoms or have a positive test, we will refund your ticket cost. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can re-sell your ticket!

Lateral flow tests

For the benefit of all the staff and dancers, we ask that you provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test within 24hrs of the start of the event (8pm).
Please have this evidence to hand when you check-in to avoid delays. If you record a lateral flow test with the NHS you can get a ‘Covid Pass’ on the NHS app (this is different from the Test & Trace app).
You should also be able to log your lateral flow test through the government website, who will then send you a text message to confirm this.


Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Have you had a recent new continuous cough?
  • Do you have a high temperature?
  • Have you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell?

We’re doing what we can to mitigate risks at our end

  • We’ll have the hall’s windows open to the extent we are allowed by the hall’s management, and do what we can to open doors and create a through draught.
  • We’ll be making hand sanitiser available at various places around the hall.
  • There’s the usual bar but try to wear masks / not to queue too close
  • Water’s available and we’ll distribute jugs / cups on tables around the hall.
  • It’s not compulsory to wear a mask; you may wish to do so between dances.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again on the 18th!

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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