Dunholme Village Ceilidh Dance

Along with thatched cottages, country inns and maypole dancing, social barn dances have long been a staple of rural English village life, with Lincolnshire villages being no exception.

Moss Christian, performer/educator and experienced ceilidh dance caller, explains, “In the 20th century villagers from Hackthorn and Cold Hanworth recall cycling into Welton or Dunholme to attend such evenings, dancing the night away to vinyl records, or live dance bands – before buying fish and chips on the way home!”

On Friday 17th November a village ceilidh will take place at Dunholme Village Hall, where local band ‘The Lincolnshire Lads Dance Band’ will host an evening of fun, social ceilidh dancing. The word ‘ceilidh’ comes from the Gaelic word for ‘party’ or ‘gathering’ and a ceilidh is just that – a gathering or party with dancing and music and this event is no exception.

“All are welcome to come along and join in the evening, whether by dancing or simply coming along to listen to the live traditional music” says Moss. “A professional caller will host the evening and talk everyone through the dances.”

The dance is a BYOB event with tea and coffee available during the interval, where folk singer Megan Wisdom will provide entertainment.

Ticket prices have been kept as low as possible, at £7 per person and £3 for students and under 18s, in hopes to keep the event as accessible for everyone.

Tickets will be available on the door, or for advance tickets please contact Moss Christian on 01673 860925 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/villagedance