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NEW Thursday 27 December 2018 7.30pm - Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Chill out and enjoy the music after the Christmas festivities or dance your (new) socks off with 'Buttoned Up'. Reel Ale bar. Tickets (which might make good Christmas presents) £8 from artworks. Entry includes one free non-alcoholic spiced berry drink. FFI: contact Eileen McKee on 01364 73699 or email: eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.

UPDATED NOT Sold out - YET Monday 31 December 2018 8pm-12.15am - New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Caller Anne Gill. Tickets £12.50, advance only, from Alan 01626 863016 or Anne 01803 290427. No bar, BYO drinks and food to share. In aid of Teignmouth Folk Festival.

NEW Friday 11 January 2019 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
Caller: Jeremy Child. Band:
Stick the Fiddle. A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10pm. 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.

NEW Friday 25 January 2019 8pm - Burns Night Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Blue Jewel is one of the most sought after ceilidh bands in the south west, playing mostly Irish tunes (on fiddles and bouzouki) for English country dances, with a sprinkling of great dances from elsewhere in Europe. Caller Kip is relaxed and clear, making it all easy and fun. From novice dancers to the more experienced, children to the silver-haired, you’re guaranteed to have a great time! “The Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band is absolutely fantastic! They stand out not only because of the quality of the musicians but also because the caller gives the ceilidh such a fun atmosphere. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.” Lindsay Braga. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 26 January 2019 - Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Stoke Gabriel Football Club
Hosted by Stoke Gabriel Boating Association. "We have played a number of ceilidhs for the SGBA over recent years, and they have all been great evenings". A few miles south of Totnes on the river Dart. Ticket details to follow www.sgbahost.co.uk/social_programme.htm.

Exeter Ceilidhs - Advance notice of a new ceilidh series starting in December 2018
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. They are on Saturdays between 8-11pm. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. The ceilidhs will be held at the Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE.
Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free).
2019 line-up: Jan 26 2019 - Pigs Might Fly; March 2 - Amber Fire; March 23 - Dartmoor Pixie Band; April 27 - Dumbo's Feather; May 25 - Phoenix

NEW Saturday 9 February 2019 8pm - Mrs Midnight’s Midwinter Musical Madness Ceilidh - Newton St Cyres Parish Hall, West Town Rd, Exeter EX5 5BW
Come dressed as ANYTHING to do with music, song or harmony - a tune, or a song from a show, or a show itself!, or an opera or a musical note or an instrument. There are prizes of great worth to be won, and good dancing to be had, whether in costume or no! Bar, Raffle & Pasties as is now traditional, and a spot from Glory of the West. If you haven’t been there before, it's just off the A377 main Exeter to Crediton Road. Tickets £8 door / £7 conc. or in advance  Contact info@mrsmidnights.co.uk or text 07789 714498 to book a place.


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).

Ceilidhs/dances further afield

Mr Red's Mid West Venue lists, dance dates & festivals in Gloucestershire and adjacent counties


National ceilidh listings

Set and Turn Single Listing magazine (and website) for folk dancers [national, includes ceilidhs]