We are delighted to present you PDSW’s Ceilidh, the premier English Ceilidh series in the South West.
The dances will be held in our fully air-conditioned Ocean Room Theatre, here at Pavilion Dance in the heart of Bournemouth.
The dancing will be on our sprung floor with atmospheric lighting creating a unique folk dance club experience.
Come with a partner, group of friends, or on your own; English Ceilidh is a social dance and often dancers will change their pairs to meet new people.
English Ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) is a lively and energetic form of communal folk, barn, or country dancing.
You’ll be led by the “Caller” who will guide both novice and experienced dancers through each of the dances.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start with a break halfway through the evening. Dancing finishes at 10 pm.
Wear comfortable shoes and cool clothing as you will get warm whilst dancing.
Our fully licensed bar will be open throughout.
Children aged 10 and upwards are welcome.
Threepenny Bit is an example of how traditional dance music and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy.
The band’s diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their line-up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin, and guitar, Threepenny Bit creates an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene in recent years, always providing an “all-out musical bombardment!”
In the last few years, the UK festival circuit has finally caught up with the outrageous energy and musicianship from this young band. Capitalising on a headline slot on The Den stage at Cambridge Folk Festival, a capacity crowd at Sidmouth Folk Week, and performances at almost every other major UK folk festival, they have embarked on a number of UK tours; Fine testament to their growing popularity.
“Bursting with energy” – The Telegraph
“Addictive stuff “ – The Musician
“Head-spinningly original” – Bright Young Folk
“Full-on engagement from the outset. “ – Folk Words