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



English Country Dancing and Irish Set Dancing
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

Tuesday weekly dance and social morning - click here

Thursday weekly Irish Set Dance and country dancing

Irish set dance with the Perfect Cure - click here 

Information for musicians - click here

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



Weekly Social Morning - Tuesdays - with dance and live music 

 You Tube Video " Folk Feet Portishead "


above - we have loads of fun with lots of laughter! 

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 10.15/10.30 


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 too. 

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

below we show off at Marlens Tides Festival in Clevedon

The first Tuesday morning group 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.

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 at North Weston Village Hall, Portishead, BS20 6TB - 

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


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

alternate weeks - Workshops 7pm-9.30pm and Dances 8pm-10pm - 8



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, The Beehive in Bristol and Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals.

For details ring Jill - 07515 904 707


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

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