Highly Strung Event Timetable 2019


Folk Feet Tuesday
Thursday Morning Dance Class

Monday evening Irish Set Dance classes and dances

It's Your Ceili Friday Dance Party


Monday Morning Group

Monday Evening Music Groups Falfield Village Hall

Tuesday evening Irish Group 

Wednesday evening groups

Old Monday evening groups Star Inn


Book a Barn Dance  Ceili  Band


Group Lessons
One to one lessons
Beginners Tunes 
Irish Tunes

Highly Strung Play Lists

Hibernia Sets of Tunes

How to get to Yew Tree Cottage

Photo Gallery



Irish Set Dance
Irish Set Dance is social dancing or folk dancing - a traditional form of Irish Dancing that is very popular today in many countries.   Set dancing is NOT Irish step dancing as in Riverdance.  This is a fun, low impact Irish dance style, somewhat akin to American square dancing, in sets of 4 couples, and is danced to Irish jigs, reels, polkas, slides, and hornpipes.  

Dancers derive a great aerobic benefit and enjoyment from the dancing.  It is sociable and fun!   

At the classes you will learn the basic steps, moves and terminology.  You don't need to bring a partner as you can dance with different people throughout the evening, but if people do come with a partner with whom they wish to dance, that is fine too.  

No pre-booking required - pay as you go, so no one pays for a class that they can't attend.  

We often have live music! 

Our Monday evening classes is held at Falfield Village Hall, GL12 8DH which is conveniently situated just off junction 14 of the M5, on the A38 north of Thornbury.  It is within 20-30 minutes drive of a wide area - you may be surprised how easy it is to get to - use google maps!  It has a large car park and a superb wooden floor perfect for dancing. 7.30pm-9.30pm - 8

Our Thursday morning classes are held at North Weston Village Hall, Portishead - just 5 minutes drive from junction19 of the M5 and within 30 minutes drive from north and west Bristol and Weston Super Mare.   There is a car park opposite the hall and the wooden floor is excellent for dancing - details below.  10.00am-12.30pm - 5

Please Come and Join Us - You will definitely have fun!!



Monday evenings weekly, Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH

7.30pm - 9.30pm - 8 - to include refreshments - we often dance to live music 

Also available on Thursday mornings weekly, North Weston Village Hall, Portishead, BS20 6TB  

10.00am - 12.30pm - 5 - to include refreshments 



The Perfect Cure Band (click for our website) play for Irish Set dance at various venues - meet us at the Salutation in Ham, The Butcher's Hook in Thornbury High Street, The Beehive Wellington Hill West in Bristol and Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals plus at special events throughout the year - see below.

For details ring Jill - 07515 904 707

Once a Month

 day of Irish Set Dance with Sharon and Mick Carr

Sundays September to April

Chipping Hall, Wotton under Edge GL12 7AD

Other Workshops and Ceilis with The Perfect Cure Band

Details of other events can be found by visiting http://bristolirishsetdancing.blogspot.co.uk/