Highly Strung Event Timetable 2017
Highly Strung Event Timetable 2018
Folk Feet Tuesday
 and Thursday Dance Mornings

It's Your Ceili Friday Dance Party

Irish Set Dance


Book a Barn Dance  Ceili  Band


Group Lessons
One to one lessons
Irish Tunes

Highly Strung Play Lists

Hibernia Sets of Tunes


Monday Morning Beginners Group

Monday evening group

Tuesday evening Irish Group 

Wednesday evening group

How to get to Yew Tree Cottage

Photo Gallery



Irish Set Dance - with the Perfect Cure Band
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 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.  

The workshops and dances are pay as you go, so no one pays for a class that they can't attend.  

We have live music! 

 Our Monday evening classes and dances are held at Falfield Village Hall which is conveniently situated just off junction 14 of the M5, on the A38 north of Thornbury.  It has a large car park and a superb wooden floor perfect for dancing. 

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.  

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


Monday evenings weekly September - April at Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH

alternate weeks - Workshops 7.00pm-9.30pm and Dances 8pm-10pm - 8


Thursday mornings weekly throughout the year at North Weston Village Hall, Portishead, BS20 6TB - 

10am-12.30 - 5 - to include refreshments and live music



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/