Highly Strung Event Timetable 2020
Dance Timetable and Events


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



Folk Feet Tuesday Morning - Weekly English and Scottish Country Dancing

Dance or play in the band 

click here for record of dances done each week 

click here for a timetable of music and dance 

No Booking Required - just turn up for our regular dance events - All our dances are to live music with the Highly Strung Band or the Perfect Cure Band

Other dance classes are held on Monday evening and Thursday morning - click here

Information for musicians - click here

Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com  01275 847909 or 07515 904 707

The Highly Strung Band and Folk Feet Dancers
Weekly Social Morning - Tuesdays - with dance and live music 

 You Tube Video " Folk Feet Portishead "

Every Tuesday  3 for dancers and musicians  to include refreshments


9.30am-11.30am - arrive any time to watch or take part

Tea and Coffee served around 10.15/10.30am

Musicians session 11.30am-12.30pm 


Folk Hall, Portishead High Street, BS20 6PR

(car park opposite the hall and easy wheelchair access)


English Country Dance some dating back to before the time of Henry VIII - some new

Live Music - musicians 3 - new musicians welcome - musicians play for dancing and then have a session of tune playing from 11.30am-12.30pm 

Ideal for all ages - many people come to socialise, listen to the music and watch the dancing - but most want to get up and have a go themselves! 

Lots of people have made good new friends.  Laughter Guaranteed !!!

Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com  01275 847909 or 07515 904 707

The first Tuesday morning dance was held on 3rd September 2013 and has continued weekly at the Folk Hall in Portishead 9.30am - 11.30am and is a real success not only as a dance, but also as a social morning with people coming to listen to the music, watch and socialise.  New band members and dancers always welcome.  Band music session 11.30am -12.30pm

Information for Musicians - Tune List, Recordings and Sheet Music 

Musicians and especially those who come to any of Jill's music groups are warmly invited to join the band.  

Click Here for a list of the tunes we play - and follow the link (or scroll down) to the tunes for Tuesday mornings.  You can learn the tunes at the music groups and print out the music to access the tunes immediately to play at one of the dances.

The tunes can be heard played solo slowly and then up to dance pace with the Perfect Cure Band (and a score can be printed out if necessary) via the  Tunes A-Z index on this website.  The Folk Hall has public wi-fi so all tunes are accessible via a tablet at this venue.

Entry to the Tuesday morning dance  is 3 for musicians and includes a cup of tea/coffee.  Just turn up when you are available.


For Clubs and Charities - Traditional Barn Dance with live music

The Highly Strung Community Band has played regularly for barn dances for community events, clubs and charities for the past 15 years.  If you would like to book the band please ring or e mail Jill.  - and to visit our website to find out when we are playing next, click here! - Join the band every Tuesday morning at the Folk Hall in Portishead for a few tunes or a dance.

All the dances are explained and walked through first and called throughout.  

If you prefer a less energetic entertainment, The Perfect Cure Duo have an hour slide show presentation with live music and dance for social club meetings and lead participative sing-along of happy well-known songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s. 



Irish Set Dance - with the Perfect Cure Band

Thursday mornings weekly throughout the year (2 weeks break in August and December)

North Weston Village Hall, Portishead, BS20 6TB - 

10am - 12.30pm  - 7 


Monday evenings weekly (not Bank holidays and month of August and 2 weeks in December) 

Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH

7.30pm-9.30pm - 8


The Perfect Cure Band (click for our website) play for Irish Set dance at various venues - meet us at:

 The Salutation in Ham, on the 3rd Thursday every month

The Butcher's Hook in Thornbury, on the 4th Thursday every month - room for one set to dance too

The Beehive in Bristol and Chippenham Folk Festival in May and Sidmouth Folk Festival in August.

We also play at the ceilis for the Irish Set Dance clubs in Bristol, Newton Abbot, Dinder and Colyford

For details ring Jill - 07515 904 707 - or e mail jillyelliot@gmail.com


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

Link to details of dance events with Highly Strung and Perfect Cure - click here 

Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com  01275 847909 or 07515 904 707