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Calendar

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Ceilidhs

Click here for information about ceilidhs hosted by Folksoc.

Gigs

Click here for information about gigs hosted by folksoc and by concert venues around Durham.

Festivals

Click here to see what festivals are coming up in the near future.

May Day

Click here to find out about one of our very favourite events, and to see photos from previous May Day celebrations.

December Ceilidh 2017

Folksoc will be hosting December ceilidh on Sunday 3rd December in the Fonteyn Ballroom of the Durham Students' Union 19:00-20:00. All are welcome, and no prior ceilidh experience is needed! Tickets are on the door: £3 for members and £5 for non-members.

Dance practices

Folksoc holds weekly ceilidh and rapper dancing practices, which are open to anyone, regardless of experience. We also intend to have weekly morris and Appalachian dancing practices. Practices for Epiphany term 2017 can be found here, or sign up to our mailing list (send us an email under ``contact us") for more info. We have:
  • Ceilidh Club - this is a club for anyone interested in dancing, playing, or calling for ceilidhs. We meet Thursdays 6:30-8:30 in the Vane Tempest room of the Durham Students' Union. Note that there will not be a ceilidh club on 2nd November, 7th&14th December.
  • Rapper - tapping your feet and wielding swords. Performances in pubs and occasional backflips. What's not to love? (Though backflips are entirely optional, so don't be put off if you're not the backflipping type!)
  • Morris - bells, hankies and sticks. Includes both the elegant and precise Cotswold style and the wild and warlike Border morris. 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.

Sessions

We hold sessions on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during termtime, in the back room of the Shakespeare pub on Saddler Street (between the Market Square and Palace Green/ the Cathedral). They usually start at 8pm, and all are invited to come and join in. If you don't play an instrument you're still more than welcome to come and enjoy the sound of folk music in a cosy pub atmosphere.

Durham University Folk Society