Ceilidhs every night of Sidmouth FolkWeek
- Credit: Kyle Baker Photography
A cavalcade of ceilidhs offering both traditional and modern music - whatever gets your feet moving.
Fun-filled nights of wild dancing and exuberant, driving dance music are on offer daily at the upbeat ceilidhs and dances at the welcoming Blackmore Evening Ceilidhs, as well as the after-hours knees-ups at Bulverton Late Night Extras, in the Anchor Garden, and beyond.
The lively English ceilidh scene offers many a good old energetic knees-up, with skilled and entertaining callers to guide the uninitiated and expert alike through their paces. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment, and Sidmouth FolkWeek is proud to champion many of the leading dance bands in the country.
This year’s cavalcade of ceilidhs includes both the cutting-edge electronica of The Monster Ceildih Band, and the evocative traditional English country sound of the Old Swan Band. Enduring Sidmouth favourites Polkaworks and The Valiant Dance Band return, alongside the energetic and entertaining likes of Threepenny Bit, Lasair and Banter.
Callers include: Gordon Potts, Nick Walden, Jo Freya, Barry Goodman, Fee Lock, Martyn Harvey and Emma Wooders.
You may also want to watch:
Friday, August 3
- 1 Stephen's not afraid to get hands-on to keep business moving forward
- 2 Donkeys look forward to welcoming families back
- 3 Two Sidmouth gardens set to open to the public this bank holiday
- 4 Arboreturm volunteers make final plans for eventful tree week
- 5 Ottery Brownie leader set to run London Marathon
- 6 Plenty of case work picked up on campaign trail, but I'm happy to help
- 7 General Buller's statue in Exeter stay or go?
- 8 Here come the Red Arrows! Things are looking up for town
- 9 Double golfing success for the Sidmouth seniors
- 10 New team on frontline for mental health care and support
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Old Swan Band.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Lasair.
Saturday, August 4
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Playford Liberation Front.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Monster Ceilidh Band.
Sunday, August 5
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Banter.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Diatonics.
Monday, August 6
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, The Frocks and Shoes Ceilidh with Polkaworks.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Banter.
Tuesday, August 7
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, The Next Step with The Valiant Dance Band.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Relentless Ceilidh Band.
Wednesday, August 8
7pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Morris Wednesday. Mind The Gap! Join Hammersmith Morris Men on the London Underground. Come dressed as a tube station. From 7pm, themed games, competitions and fun across the network. From 8pm, enjoy spots from Camden Clog, Chiltern Hundreds, Tower Ravens and of course Smiffs themselves. Then from 9pm, ceilidh dance with The Diatonics and callers Gordon Potts and Nick Walden. MC. Michael Catovsky.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Whapweasel.
Thursday, August 9
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Stomping Ceilidh with the Sidmouth Seaside Stompers.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Stumpy Oak.
Friday, August 10
7.30pm, Blackmore Gardens Marquee, Celebration Contra with English Contra Dance Band.
11pm, Bulverton Marquee, Late Night Extra Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit.