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One of the main events we put on is the Folk Society Ceilidh. Ceilidhs are held at least once a term, are always well attended and are great fun. Please click here to find out more about upcoming ceilidhs.


Ceilidh Club

The Ceilidh Club is for anyone who just can't get enough of ceilidhs. Whether you want to learn to dance ceilidh dances, play for them, or even call them, everyone is welcome. As of October 2018, we meet on Thursdays 20:00-22:00 in the Vane Tempest room of the DSU. This term ceilidh club will take place on 2nd May, 6th&13th&27th June 2019. Note that ceilidh club will not take place on 9th&16th&23rd&30th May or 20th June 2019.


We also have a rapper sword dance team who dance regularly on pub crawls and at the society's ceilidhs, as well as performing at folk festivals. Click here for more information about the Durham University Rapper team.

Rapper practice will return in October 2019.


The university morris side temporarily merged with Kern Morris recently. They meet at 8:00p.m. on Wednesdays at the Elvet Methodist Church Hall.



Next year Edinburgh are hosting the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF), from 1st-3rd March 2019. click here for more information about IVFDF.

Information about other folk dance events happening in the area will be posted in the weekly emails.


Clog Dancing

Every Saturday afternoon, Brenda Walker runs clog dancing lessons in her dance studio in Langley Moor. It's only 2 and all ranges of clog steppers are welcome. If you would like help with how to get there or are looking someone to go along with, just email us.
Durham University Folk Society