Maidenhead FDC Finale

posted 7 Dec 2018, 12:14 by Joyce Wiles

Maidenhead Folk Dance Club closes its doors at the end of the year. You are invited to their final fling on 21st December at Furze Platt Memorial Hall:  Ivan Aitken calling with Chris & Patsy.  Bring a small plate of food to share. Contact Judith (01628 486845) for more info.

Traditional Mummers Play

posted 28 Nov 2018, 07:44 by Joyce Wiles

Owlswick Morris (2018) logoOwlswick Morris (based at Twyford Village Hall, Bucks), will perform their traditional Mummers Play at:-

The Crown P.H. Twyford (Bucks) - Tues 18th Dec at 8.30pm

The Swan P.H. Great Kimble -  Wednesday 26th Dec at 12.30pm

The Swan P.H. Stewkley - Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 12.30pm

Autumn Newsletter

posted 8 Nov 2018, 02:51 by Joyce Wiles

The autumn newsletter is now available to view online.

Family Dance

posted 13 Oct 2018, 04:39 by Joyce Wiles   [ updated 13 Oct 2018, 04:41 ]

The next Family Dance will be on 21st October, featuring Val & Ian McFarlane and Toucan Play. Free entry for your very welcome children/grandchildren.

Greensleeves Morris Men

posted 16 Aug 2018, 12:18 by Joyce Wiles   [ updated 16 Aug 2018, 12:36 ]

Greensleeves Morris Men may be based in south-west London but they and their guests have been making an annual pilgrimage to the Chilterns every July since 1961. These weekends start and finish in Chipperfield with a tour round local towns on the Saturday. This year's stops were Chesham, Wendover, Tring and Dunstable Downs where passers-by were introduced to a variety of dances. Our photographs show stick and hankerchief dances from the Cotswold tradition and a rendering of the North Skelton sword dance from Yorkshire.

Photos: Mike Knell of Greensleeves
Click on photo for larger image

July Newsletter

posted 7 Aug 2018, 13:20 by Joyce Wiles

The July Newsletter is now available online.

2018 Playford Ball

posted 30 May 2018, 07:36 by Joyce Wiles

This year's ball is on September 22nd featuring Colin Hume with Julia & Shane.  A shortlist of dances is attached.

Philippe Callens Retires from Teaching

posted 25 May 2018, 10:05 by Joyce Wiles

Philippe Callens is a dance teacher, composer, researcher and dancer par excellence.
Read his retirement letter to his dance friends and a further information about him.

Ken Sheffield Tribute

posted 16 May 2018, 04:19 by Joyce Wiles

 Following a Tribute day to Ken Sheffield at Stonesfield FDC, Val & Ian McFarlane compiled this obituary with the help of dancing friends.  An edited version will be published in the Lives Remembered section of  the next edition of 'English Dance and Song'.  The full text is attached here.

Denis Smith R.I.P

posted 24 Feb 2018, 03:02 by Joyce Wiles

Judith Inman and Maggie Fletcher share happy memories of Denis Smith, an inspired accompanist for many forms of folk dance for over 50 years, in particular his links with the Chilterns.  See full article below.

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