As always, we’re bringing you the very best bands to dance all festival to. Whapweasel return to the festival, bringing their unmistakable mix of folk, ska and party. Relentless headline our Friday night, fronted by the magnificent Will Pound, John Spiers Ceilidh Band return after their triumphant debut at last year’s festival. Our bal on Monday is with the magnificent Trio Loubelya, one of the continents most sought after French dance bands.
Corryvrechan Scottish Dancers host our dance show this year, bringing the some of finest Scottish dancers around to the festival – and you can get a chance to try it out at workshops across the weekend. There’ll be an intro to ceilidh workshop, the chance to learn or brush on your french dance moves. The Night Before join us for this year’s American Contra dance and there’s even the chance to try out a 17th century ceilidh with Purcell’s Polyphonic Party. And of course there’s the annual silliness that is the Morris Party!
The weekend is peppered yet more top class ceilidhs too – with The Ironmasters, Trinculo, Alberio and local favourites This Way Up will send us on our way with a farewell dance at the end of Monday’s programme.
You’ll be guided through the dances by some of the best callers around: Daisy Black, Rhi Davies, Will Hall, Sheena Masson, Ben Moss, Baz Parkes, Pete Rees, Jenny Reid and Charlie Turner.