The draft programme for 2024 is now available below.



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Rosemary Hunt has now joined the calling team.
Hilary Herbert has had to withdraw this year as she has a heart condition. We wish her well with her surgery and hope that she will be able to call for us in the future.
A new Programme with Rosemary's workshop titles is now available:


Download revised programme

Key to abbreviations:

A = American-style
P = Playford/English style
M = Mixed American/English
Mu = Music workshop



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

Bring your instrument and enjoy playing with a group. 

We are pleased to say that we have 4 music workshops at the Festival this year:

Saturday morning – 2 workshops led by Maureen Knight
Saturday afternoon – workshop led by Roger Wilkins of The Falconers
Sunday morning – workshop led by Denise and Norman Bearon to prepare musicians to play for the Come All Ye.

There is more information about the leaders on the Artists>Bands page and you can see the workshop titles on the Programme.

If you are thinking of attending any of these workshops, you are encouraged to request the music in advance. It will save copying costs if you download it to your device, or print it, and bring it with you.

Just use the “Contact us” link and tell us which workshop(s) you are interested in.


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 Room 10 (near the Dining Room). See programme for times.


Timetabling is always a delicate balance and is designed to give the best choice to the maximum number of dancers, with the constraints of artist availability and hall capacity. We welcome feedback, 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.