Gig list

Upcoming events

Private event

Date: September 15, 2018

With Roseville Fair

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Playford Dance

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 19:30 - 22:30

Location: St Barbara's Church Hall, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6AG

At Coventry Zesty Playford with Bob Morgan, Alan Brunier, Benjamin Rowe and Vic Smith.

Oxfolk Ceilidh

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 20:00 - 23:30

Location: Kennington Village Hall Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5PG

At Oxfolk with Boldwood!


Sytchampton Folk Dance Club

Date: November 7, 2018

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: The Village Hall, Cow Lane, Sytchampton, DY13 9SY

I’ll be calling at the lovely Sytchampton Folk Dance Club

Steampunk Ceilidh

Date: December 1, 2018

Time: 19:30 - 22:30

Location: St Barbara's Church Hall, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6AG

At the Ceilidh Experiment with Bob Morgan, Vic Smith and Nick Dewhurst!

Private event

Date: January 11, 2019

RUFF Ceilidhs (Cardiff)

Date: February 16, 2019

Time: 19:30 - 23:00

Location: CMC Sports and Leisure Club on the UHW campus, CF14 4XW

I’ll be calling at the Ruff Ceilidhs with Contrasaurus

Pirate Playford!

Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 19:30 - 22:30

Location: St Barbara's Church Hall, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6AG

At Coventry Zesty Playford with Bob Morgan and Vic Smith!

Past events

Folk Dance Taster at the People Dancing Summer School

Date: July 25, 2018

Time: 08:00 - 09:00

Location: Richmond St Leicester LE2 7GZ

I’ll be doing a brief intro to folk dancing at the People Dancing Summer School very early in the morning!

Alcester Contra with Vertical Expression

Date: April 20, 2018

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

Location: St. Benedict's School, Alcester

I’m thrilled to be doing Alcester Contra with Vertical Expression!  The first band I contra danced to.  Don’t miss them.

Safety Dance Workshop @ IVFDF

Date: February 25, 2018

Location: IVFDF 2018

More practical details will follow when I know them as it is still too early for the festival programme to be finalised.
In this workshop we’ll look at how to craft and put into practice a code of conduct for your dance event, to make sure the dancefloor is a safe space. We’ll discuss why you might want to do this, common pitfalls and how to surmount them, and share our thoughts and experiences on this topic. This will be mainly a talking and thinking workshop — especially useful for organisers and callers.

Dance Angels Workshop @ IVFDF 2018

Date: February 24, 2018

Location: IVFDF 2018

All practical details are tbc as it is too early for the programme to have come out yet.
In this workshop we’ll look at how to dance with new dancers. What makes people feel safe, welcome and like they’re having a great time? What helps people learn how to dance effectively? What helps guide people through dances when they’re still a bit mystified? What makes people stay to the end and come back next week?

Friday Folk

Date: January 19, 2018

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

Location: St Anne’s Church Hall, Park Hill, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8DU

Looking forward to calling again at this lovely club in Birmingham!

Coventry Zesty Playford with Steamchicken

Date: December 2, 2017

Time: 19:30 - 22:30

Looking forward to working with the wonderful Steamchicken for an amazing evening of jazz Playford.  See you there!

Contra Basics Workshop @ ICBINI

Date: November 25, 2017

Location: ICBINI

I’ll be running a Contra Basics workshop Saturday am at ICBINI.  See my facebook page for more details.

Contra Dance at ICBINI Bristol

Date: November 25, 2017

With Contrasaurus!  Looking forward to this very much.

Accessible Folk Dance Workshop

Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Location: Warwick Campus

I’m going to be doing a ceilidh for disabled dancers workshop on 6th Nov on Warwick campus somewhere! It’s in association with Warwick Folk and Melissa Martin. We’ll be looking at how to ceilidh dance whilst being disabled (eg how to dance in a wheelchair), and what non-disabled dancers, callers and organisers can do to make ceilidhs accessible.

Private Event

Date: November 5, 2017

At Warwick Castle with Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer (Sounds of Time).