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Wotton Under Edge - Monday evenings - see timetable below for dates

individual lessons, group lessons 

8.00pm Irish Set Dancing to live music by the Perfect Cure Ceili Band

Usually the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month - see timetable below for actual dates

tune-learning including tips on technique held at the Star Inn, 21 Market Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AE 

 - e mail  jillyelliot@gmail.com  to go on the e mail list and for more information

4.30pm -6.00pm half hour or hour slots for individual help and group sessions - book directly with Jill

6.00pm - 7.30pm - Tune Learning Group all ages and all instruments -  just turn up - all welcome 10 per person 

Irish set dancing - 8.00pm - 10.15pm - all welcome particularly new to Irish set dance - experienced callers and dancers will guide you.  Practice all the basic moves.  Dance to the music of Perfect Cure Band - donation to the pub charity.

scroll down for earlier dates within each term or click on the links below to go straight to another term's tunes.
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Spring Terms January - April

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018  
Summer Terms May - August
2014 2015 2016 2017    
Autumn Terms September - December
2014 2015 2016 2017    

 

Spring Term 2018 - January - April

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance
 

 

5pm-6pm beginners group

 4.30pm - 5.00pm 

individual lessons

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm - group

no booking necessary

10 per person

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Perfect Cure Band 

Beginners welcome

no booking 

2 donation

Monday 23rd April Beginner's Group  

Irish Set Dance

Monday  9th April Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance
Monday  26th March Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance
Monday 12th March Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance
Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 2nd March, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
Monday  26th February Beginner's Group  

Irish Set Dance

Monday 12th February Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance
Monday 22nd January Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance
Monday 8th January Beginner's Group   Irish Set Dance

 

Autumn Term 2017 - September -December

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

half hour or hour slots

 4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual 

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm

no pre-booking required

8pm - 10pm

Perfect Cure Band 

no pre-booking 

required. 2 donation

Monday 11th December ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Practice the Eightsome Reel Set

Christmas Party - "pizzas and play" the Eightsome reel set for the dancers

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 27th  November  ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Revise Eightsome Reel Set

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 13th November ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Petronella 2 and revision of Galopede set and Devil Among the Tailors, Mason's Apron

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Friday 3rd November It's Your Ceili
Monday 23rd October ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Whitehaven Volunteers, Green Mountain Petronella, Teelin Petronella

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 9th October ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Hogmanay Jig, Biddy the Bowl Wife

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 25th September  ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Gobbie O, Stool of Repentance

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome - 2 

Monday 11h September ring to book into a group or for a private lesson Galopede G, Petronella D

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Friday 1st September It's Your Ceili

 

Summer Term  2017 - May - July - no groups in August

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

half hour or hour slots

 4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual lesson

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Perfect Cure Band 

Instruction given

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 24th July contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson Banish Misfortune

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 10th July  contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson King of the Fairies

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 7th July, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
Monday 26th June contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson Flatwater Fran

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 12th  June

contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson Petronella, Revision Rogues March, Captain Lanoe's Quick March

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 22nd May contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson Revision Alexandrine March, Rogues March, Captain Lanoe's Quick March

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Monday 8th May

contact Jill if you would like to join a group this week - or if you would like a private lesson

Alexandrine March

Perfect Cure Band - Live Music and Instruction

no booking necessary

Beginners welcome 2

Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 5th May, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
       

 

Spring Term 2017 - January - April

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance
 

 

5pm-6pm beginners group

 4.30pm - 5.00pm 

individual lessons

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm - group

no booking necessary

10 per person

8.00pm - 10.15pm

Perfect Cure Band 

Beginners welcome

no booking 

2 donation

Monday 24th April Beginner's Group  

Irish Set Dance

Monday  10th April Beginner's Group A Starry Night for a Ramble, Goddesses in e minor Irish Set Dance
Monday  27th March Beginner's Group Bottom of the Punchbowl Irish Set Dance
Monday 13th March Beginner's Group Merrily Kissed the Quaker Irish Set Dance
Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 3rd March, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS
Monday  27th February Beginner's Group Blarney Pilgrim, Revise Dingle Regatta

Irish Set Dance

Monday 13th February Beginner's Group  Morpeth Rant, Roxburgh Castle G and A Irish Set Dance
Monday23rd January Beginner's Group Perfect Cure Irish Set Dance
Monday 9th January Beginner's Group Oyster Girl  Irish Set Dance

 

Autumn Term 2016 - September -December

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

half hour or hour slots

 4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual 

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm

no pre-booking required

8pm - 10pm

Perfect Cure Band 

no pre-booking 

required. FOC

Monday 12th December private lessons 5pm-6pm Group followed by pizza party at 7.30pm  To include Eightsome Reel  to the music of the Wotton Star music group
Monday 21st  November (3rd in month) private lessons 5pm-6pm revision of the Eightsome Reel set starting with Miss McLeod (6 tunes) Carrowbeg - plus well known dances
Monday 14th November private lessons 5pm-6pm Mason's Apron, Kate Dalrymple Carrowbeg
Friday 4th November It's Your Ceili
Monday 24th October private lessons 5pm-6pm Mason's Apron, Kate Dalrymple Dance well known sets - summary given before each figure
Monday 10th October private lessons 5pm-6pm Devil Among the Tailors, Soldiers Joy Dance well known sets - summary given before each figure
Monday 26th September  private lesson 5.30-6pm Miss Mc Leod, Fairy Dance Dance well known sets - summary given before each figure
Monday 12th September private lesson 5pm-5.30 Uncle Bernard's, Tip Top Polka Dance well known sets - summary given before each figure
Friday 2nd September It's Your Ceili

 

Summer Term  2016 - May - July - no groups in August

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

half hour or hour slots

 4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual lesson

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm

8.00pm - 10.15pm

Perfect Cure Band 

With Caller

no booking necessary

Monday 25th July booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Flowers of Edinburgh and revision of other tunes in set if time No Set Dancing
Monday 11th July  booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Revision of Old Grey Cat (and Staten Island if time) Caller Sharon Carr
Monday 27th June booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Revision of Tunes learned recently, Enrico Harmony Cancelled for football!!!!!

Monday 13th  June

booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Enrico Harmony Caller Sharon Carr
Monday 23rd May booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Flowers of Edinburgh Set Caller Val Knight
Monday 9th May

booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm

Flowers of Edinburgh, Old Grey Cat Caller Val Knight

 

Spring Term 2016 - January - April

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance
 

half hour or hour slots

  4.30pm - 6.00pm 

group or individual lesson

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm - group

no booking necessary

8.00pm - 10.15pm

Perfect Cure Band 

With Caller

no booking necessary

Monday 25th April booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Johnnie Cope, Staten Island Set Dance well known sets
Monday  11th April booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Ripple on the Teign Caller Sharon Carr
Monday  28th March No Group - Easter Monday No Group - Easter Monday No Dancing
Monday 14th March booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Major Mackie's Jig, Ripple on the Teign caller Sharon Carr
Monday 29th February booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Galopede, Davy Davy Nick Nack caller Sharon Carr
Monday  22nd February No Lessons No Group No Dancing
Monday 8th February booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Revise La Russe and Caddam Wood

Black Nag, Cock of the North, Mairi's Wedding, Scotland the Brave

caller Sharon Carr
Monday 25th January booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm La Russe, Caddam Wood caller Sharon Carr
Monday 11th January booked 5pm - 6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Blackberry Quadrille Caller

Val Knight

 

Autumn Term 2015 September - December 

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

 

4.30pm -6.00pm 

half hour or hour slots

 group or individual 

e mail or ring to arrange

 

6.00pm - 7.30pm

 

no pre-booking required

8.00pm - 10.15

Perfect Cure Band 

With Caller

no booking necessary

 

Tuesday 22nd December Christmas Party Folk Hall in Portishead 10am - 2.30pm
Monday  23rd November Booked 5pm-5.45pm   caller Sharon
Monday  9th November Booked 5pm-5.45pm  Sanctum Tunes caller Val
Monday  26th October Booked 5pm-6pm private Revision caller Sharon
Monday  12th October Booked 5pm-6pm more people welcome e mail to book Officer's Polka, Kit White's Square Eight caller Sharon
Monday 28th September   Sbrando, Captain White's caller Sharon
Monday 14th September Booked 5pm-6pm Stow Quickstep, High Caul Cap caller Sharon

 

Summer Term  2015 - 11th May - 27th July inclusive

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance

half hour or hour slots

 4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual lesson

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm

8.00pm - 10.15pm

Perfect Cure Band 

With Caller

no booking necessary

Thursday 7th August - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 27th July all slots available General Revision of Recent Tunes Sharon Carr 
Monday 13th July  all slots available  Corn Rigs, White Cockade Sharon Carr 
Thursday 3rd July  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 22nd June booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Woodland Flowers, Uncles Jig Alix Boon, Graham Hunter

Monday 8th June

booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Woodland Flowers, Uncles Jig Sharon Carr
Thursday 5th June - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 25th May Bank Holiday - no groups Bank Holiday - no groups No Dance
Monday 11th May

booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm

Little Burnt Potato Sharon Carr
Thursday 7th May - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.

 

Spring Term 2015 - January - April

 

Date

Tunes

Irish Set Dance
 

half hour or hour slots

  4.30pm -6.00pm 

group or individual lesson

e mail or ring to arrange

6.00pm - 7.30pm - group

no booking necessary

8.00pm - 10.15pm

Perfect Cure Band 

With Caller

no booking necessary

Monday 27th April booked 5pm-6pm - contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm Rig a Jig Val Knight
Monday  13th April booked 5pm-6pm -we will be learning Oh Suzannah- 

contact Jill if you would like to join this group this week - or if you would like a slot between 4.30 and 5pm 

Dingle Regatta Sharon Carr
Thursday 2nd April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday  23rd March Britches Full of Stitches, Nelly Bly Varsoviana,

Sweets of May

Val Knight
Monday 9th March Britches Full of Stitches Yellow Rose of Texas Sharon Carr
Thursday 5th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Monday  23rd February No Lessons No Group No Dance
Monday 9th February booked - no spaces available Man in the moon, Redwing Val Knight
Thursday 5th February - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 26th January no lessons available No Group No Group
Monday 12th January available for lesson - contact Jill to confirm Salmon Tails, Kerry Polka Sharon Carr
Thursday 8th January - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  

 

Autumn Term  2014 - 8th September - 8th December 2014

Date

Tunes

4.45pm - 5.45pm

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Monday 8th December No Group No Group
Sunday 7th December 4.30-6.30pm Christmas Party/Barn Dance at the Star - play or dance
Thursday 4th December 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday  24th November No Group Teatotaller's reel, all barn dance tunes
Monday  10th November Jenny Lind Mazurka Limousin, Bear Dance
Thursday 6th November  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday  27th October Half Term Teatotaller's Reel plus tunes (click here for Highly Strung Playlists) for Christmas party barn dance at the Star on Sunday 7th December 4.30 - 6.30pm
Monday  13th October Off She Goes Teatotaller's Reel
Thursday 2nd October  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 22nd September Walter Bulwer's No.2, Buttered Peas, Nipper Buttered Peas, Jenny Lind, Gathering Peascods
Monday 8th September Nipper, Three around Three Monk's March, One more dance and then

Thursday 4th September

 7.30 - 9.30

Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.

 

Summer Term  2014 - 12th May - 14th July inclusive

Date

Tunes

4.45pm - 5.45pm

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 7th August - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 28th July Revision Humours of Bandon
Monday 14th July  Playing Three around Three and The Quaker  The Railway
Thursday 3rd July  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 23rd June Three around Three Louisberg Square

Monday 9th June

Walter Bulwer's no. 2 Walter Bulwer's No. 2 and No. 1 - Revision of all tunes
Thursday 5th June - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 26th May Bank Holiday - no groups Bank Holiday - no groups
Monday 12th May

The Quaker 

Three Around Three/The Quaker

 

Spring Term  2014 - 27th January - 30th April 2014

Date

Tunes

4.45pm - 5.45pm

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 1st May  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 28th April Three Around Three Smuggler's Wedding Dance plus revision of other tunes learned
Monday 14th April Three Around Three Smuggler's Wedding Dance
Thursday 3rd April  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday  24th March Jenny Lind McGovern's Reel 1st half - how to play Irish reels
Monday  10th March Buttered Peas, Jenny Lind  Play all tunes learned in the group 
Thursday 6th March  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday  24th February revise Buttered Peas,  new tune Jenny Lind Navvy on the Line, Click go the Shears, 
Monday 10th February Buttered Peas Mealagh Valley Polka G, Off She Goes
Thursday 6th Feb 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Monday 27th January

n/a

Geud Man of Ballangigh, Mealagh Valley Polka D, Nipper