We arrive as 4 musicians and a caller. Our normal line up is Matt on mandolin, Jan on accordion, Sue on keyboard or accordion and Sandy on double bass. This mix of instruments gives plenty of melody with a steady beat for dancing. Our caller Mike walks the dancers through the figures before setting the music going, and calls them once the dance has begun.
We play a range of dance music in the traditional English folk dance style offering feet tapping music to get the party going. Our caller has an easy rapport with the dancers, making for an enjoyable time. Your evening will be made up of dances that are mainly English social dances and the level of skill available determines the actual programme. No one should feel they cannot take part, from age 4 to 94. All our dances are quickly taught so that the occasion moves along smoothly. The dances are sometimes mixed with other music to give time for chatting and resting.