Next Bath session: Sunday  7 April  8 pm

Royal Oak pub  (Lower Bristol Road, BA2 3BW ).

Map here .

Bath sessions are always on the first Sunday of the month.

Bath Sessions are in the bar, mostly for the music….and we dance a bit too.

Free entry!  and please support the pub.

Next Bristol Session:  Sunday 17 March 2018

7 pm: Dance Workshop  (3rd of six)   

8 pm:  Tunes & Dancing session –   free entry.

Bristol Brewhouse and Kitchen, 31 Cotham Hill,Bristol  BS6 6JY 

Map  here
Bristol sessions  usually happen on the Third or Fourth Sunday of  the month.  We meet  upstairs in  “The Library”  Plenty of room for dancing.  Free entry to the 8pm session. and please support the pub.

Dance Workshops at 7 pm:   a series of six, January to June, led by Steve Day and Lin Williams, who are very experienced dancers/teachers.   They will cover the basic traditional french dances of central France,  and maybe some Breton.  We are asking for £20 to cover all six workshops,  or £5 per single workshop.   You are welcome to stay on to the 8 pm free session.  The January workshop was  packed out, with unprecedented numbers of dancers!!

In March  you’ll be learning the  Three-time Bourrée.

(For parking try Whiteladies Road as it descends before the left turn to Cotham Hill.)    

IMG_6946.JPGBristol Session with Daniel & Kate (Boldwood)  and Giles Brown (ex-Cyser) visiting from U.S.

IMG_7971 (2).JPGBath Session December 2018, with visitors from Boldwood, AndroSisters, Dromadaire, and Chippenham pipe trio, plus Jake leading these tunes. Talent!!!

Sansonette danced as an Andro…. and and a Scottish:   at the  Bristol Session

We play and dance to traditional or new French and Breton tunes:  in couples, or in lines without partners.  In Bath we play in the bar, and in Bristol we have an upstairs room to ourselves, with plenty of room for dancing.  So Bristol   is best for dancers.  We usually have  bagpipes , hurdy-gurdy;  accordions, melodeons, and concertina;  fiddles and whistles. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR VIDEOS

This session is more than 20 years old,  originally started  in Bristol by Andy Letcher.  For our dancing in the Bristol streets  see videos here    and  see Mike Finn’s  fine photos here

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Yes, that is a trumpet!

Use the menu under the title to find tunes and other resources.


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