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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 April 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 26th April, 3rd&31st May, 7th&14th June. Note that ceilidh club will not take place on 10th, 17th&24th April and 21st June 2018.


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.

The rapper team practices on Sunday evenings. Full details TBC. Come along and join in or simply watch in awe at the amazing skills required! No experience is necessary and musicians are also welcome.


The university morris side temporarily merged with Kern Morris last year. They meet at 8:00p.m. on Wednesdays at the Elvet Methodist Church Hall. We plan to re-establish the university morris side as a separate entity this year. Details TBC.


We plan to set up an Appalachian dancing group this year. Details TBC.



Next year Sheffield are hosting the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF), from 23th - 25th February 2018. 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