Oxfolk ceilidhs

High energy dancing to LIVE traditional music in Oxfordshire

What is a ceilidh?

A ceilidh is an evening of high-energy dancing, similar to barn dancing or country dancing. The music is always live and loud and dancing is often fast and furious. Oxfolk plays host to many of the best ceilidh bands on the English folk scene and there will always be an excellent caller to guide you through the dances. The dances are usually for sets of couple, rather than for couples alone, and the dances are always clearly explained and walked through before the music starts playing. If you've never done ceilidh dancing, this is a brilliant way to start because you really can pick it up as you go along. Wear some comfortable shoes or trainers, though – you'll need them!

During the interval, you can grab a pint from the bar, catch your breath and watch a dance display or listen a music spot. Whether you're new to ceilidhs or whether you're a seasoned dancer; whether you're 6 or whether you're 60; everyone can have a great time!

Dances are held on the second Saturday of the month, from October to May.

What's on

2014-2015 Season

Doors open 7.30pm, dance starts 8pm and ends 11.30pm

Tautas Roks

with caller Dave Hunt

Bedlam

with callers Andrew Swaine and Sarah Clough

Steamchicken

with callers Fee Lock and Louise Wells

Melobo

with callers Barry Goodman and Phill Moxley

Rookwood

with caller Lisa Heywood

New BandAnglo

with caller Will Hall

Oxfolk is supporting Folk Weekend Oxford

Haddo

with callers Jo Freya and Daisy Black

How much?

Tickets are available only on the door from 7.30pm

Adults
£10
Concessions (12-18s, students, OAPs)
£7
Children (5-11)
£1
Under 5s
free
Family (2 adults + 2 children)
£29
Family (if children are under 12)
£22

Where

Kennington Village Hall Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5PG
  • Kennington Village Hall is opposite The Tandem Pub in the centre of the village.
  • The nearest train station is Oxford.
  • The 35, 35A and 35B buses run every half an hour to and from central Oxford.

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