Get together, participate and enjoy!

Dance workshops

Led by our guest callers, Dance workshops focus on a particular style of dancing or a particular formation and offer an in-depth experience. See the Callers page for more information about the Artists and their specialisms.

Music workshops

Music workshops offer an opportunity to play with other like-minded musicians. They are led by local musicians or visiting artists. One workshop on Saturday prepares musicians to play for the Tea Dance, while one on Sunday prepares musicians to play for the Come All Ye. Other workshops have different themes chosen by the leader(s), often based on their own musical experience and performance practice.

Prospective musicians can contact Maggie Kaye on for music for the Tea Dance.

Worshipping Folk

The half hour Sunday morning service is a popular event at the Festival, led by the Festival Chaplain with music from a local band.

We worship God together with dance, song and prayer at the special service designed for the Festival. Each year there is a different theme for the service. Sunday morning in the Activity Room in the Sports Centre. See programme for times.

Link to the programme

The programme for 2021 is under discussion. We will put a post on Facebook when the link to the programme is available.



There are overlaps between sessions to ensure that, especially at peak times, there is continuous activity. Timetabling is always a delicate balance and the overlaps are designed to give the best choice to the maximum number of dancers. We welcome feed back, however, so please keep sending in your comments.

Priority will be given to season ticket holders where necessary.

To save on plastic cups, please bring your own water bottles.