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Saturday 1 April 2017 8pm - Ceilidh with Pigs Might Fly - Voodoo Lounge,
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Caller: Jeremy Child. An LGBTQ+ friendly Barn Dance open to all. £7/£5. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/genderfree/ceilidh.html.
Change of venue
Friday 14 April 2017 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
Caller: Jeremy Child. A monthly series of Contra Dances to recorded music. 7.30-10.30pm. Cost £5 per person. Beginners welcome.
Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html.
Saturday 20 May 2017 7.30pm - Contra Ceilidh
with Abacus - Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, 157-165 Pinhoe Road, Polsloe Bridge,
Exeter EX4 7HZ
New contra ceilidh dance series, with Abacus and Richard Mason. £5 pp, ticket reservations for all dances call 01392 411434. All of the dances will have live music. Abacus will be playing for some of the dances and we have other exciting national bands booked too. Dances will be a mix of contra and ceilidh dances. Newcomers to contra dancing are welcome. Dancing is done with a partner in company with many other couples to form longways sets. If you are new and inexperienced try to arrive at the beginning and mention to Richard that you are new and nervous and he will ensure the caller is aware of your concern so he can keep his eye on you. It's best to get up near the band end if you can, to make it easier for the caller.
NEW UPDATED Cancelled
Great Western Ceilidhs, Exeter
The GW ceilidh season used to run from autumn through to March or April, but There are no GW Ceilidhs planned at the present time. GW ceilidhs were generally held at Bowhill School (map), Buddle Lane, Exeter EX4 1JT - 8.00-11.30pm. (Friendly atmosphere, sprung floor, safe (patrolled) car park, separate bar area. Details at www.great-western.org.uk/ceilidhs/index.htm.
Exeter-based Great Western Morris recommend their local favourite ceilidh bands Flash Co (www.flash-co.co.uk), Red Shed ( www.redshed.co), Mrs Midnight's (www.mrsmidnights.co.uk), Beggars Description (www.beggars-description.co.uk).
Ceilidhs/dances further afield
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Friday 10 March 2017 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - St Katherine's Priory, Exeter EX4 7JY (map)
Come and dance to the wonderful music of Chris Toyne’s One Man Band, with caller Jeremy Child. 7.30-10.30pm. Cost £5 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html.