Dance line up 2023

Grab your dancing shoes and join us at the festival with dance at its very heart!

Ceilidhs, workshops, dance shows & more… be sure to pack your dancing shoes because you’re going to need them. Our Dance Director Rosie Butler-Hall and her awesome team have put together a stellar line up of dance, workshops and much more across the festival weekend so come along and join in the fun.

Watch the dance sides perform, bring your friends or make new ones in any one of our many social ceilidhs and dances at our dedicated dance tent that’s right in the centre of the festival site, hone your skills in our dance workshops or watch the mischief and mayhem of the morris teams in their annual get together.

Here’s what to expect this year…

Dance Bands & Callers

Bagas Fallyon, The Canny Band Ceilidh with Erin Mansfield, EFDSS Ceilidh Band with Tom Kitching, Lasair with Fi Fraser, exclusive Leveret 10th Anniversary Ceilidh with Phil Bassindale, Lil Jim with Jess Collins, The Melrose Ceilidh Band with Sheena Masson, Old Spot with Lisa Heywood, Oscina with Kerry Fletcher, Peeping Tom with Fee Lock, Topette!!, Whapweasel with Nick Walden

Dance & Workshops

Ceilidhs for all ages and abilities, Nos Lowen – Cornish Dance, American & Contra dance, Eurodance, Cajun workshop & dance, morris workshops, rapper dance workshops, Appalachian dance workshop and step clog workshop.

Dance Teams

Beltane Border, Bower Street Morris, Chinewrde Morris, Crooked Moon Appalachian, Gaorsach Rapper, Hadrian Clog, Ironmen & Severn Gilders, JBS, JD & Folk, Rockhopper Morris, Shropshire Sharpshins Rapper, The Shropshire Bedlams & Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish & Tower Ravens Rapper.

Dance show

Betty Brown Bags by Phoebe Opehlia – a one-woman show inspired by Bernard Bussey’s original script of the Lancaster Pace Egg play (1864).

Special events

  • Exclusive Leveret 10th anniversary ceilidh – Friday
  • Disco themed fancy dress ceilidh – Saturday
  • Morris party – Sunday