What's on?

For lively Irish music and social dancing, most Sunday nights at Southmead Community Centre, 248 Greystoke Avenue, Southmead, Bristol BS10 6BQ, from 8 pm. (6 times a year, no class because we are running workshop/ ceili in Wotton under Edge on 2nd Sunday of month. Occasionally other Sundays may be cancelled - ring Sharon on 07745 376 499 to check)

For all other local events, click on "other local groups" and "Calendar" above.

For accommodation near Southmead Community Centre, and for how to get there by public transport, click on "contact/ find us" above.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Bristol Set Dancing Weekend - a whole weekend of workshops and ceilis in Bristol, 12th - 14th May 2017.
Why not come to our Sunday classes and learn some sets first?

Sunday, 28 August 2016

As summer holidays draw to a close, all the regular dancing events are starting up again. The Thursday class at Dinder Village Hall is back on Sept 1st, and their Sunday workshop and ceili on 4th. Monday evenings dancing with the Perfect Cure start again - at The Beehive in Bristol on 5th September, and the Star in Wotton on 12th and 26th. Shoscombe classes on Tuesday 6th and 20th.
Wotton Sundays at the Chipping Hall on 11th. See under "Other local groups" above for more details.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Great ceili in Bristol last Friday, with the Perfect Cure.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

We danced a few figures at the Southmead Festival today.  We had an  audience (of more than 2!), maybe some will come along on a Sunday night! Everyone is very welcome, with or without a partner, beginner or more experienced.
We do a free taster half hour for beginners before the class, starting at 7.30 pm every Sunday - just ring Sharon on 07745 376 499 if you'd like to come for this.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

As many of the regular dance events draw to a close for the summer break, I'd just like to remind you that the Sunday evening classes at Southmead Community Centre in Bristol will continue through the summer months.
Also in July, Monday evenings dancing to live music from the Perfect Cure will continue - Mon 4th July at the Beehive in Bristol, and Mons 11th and 25th July at The Star in Wotton (details under "other local groups", click on tab above).
For new or inexperienced dancers we are offering a free half hour introductory class before the start of the regular class at Southmead, from 7.30pm every Sunday. Please let Sharon know (tel 07745 376 499) if you would like to come along to this.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Please note, there will be NO dancing next Mon 27 June, in The Star in Wotton. This is because of the football!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Please note:
Ceili in Bristol on Friday 15th July - the band will now be The Perfect Cure. £8 entrance, pay on the door. Doors open 7.30 pm.

See under "Calendar" (click on this above) for more details.

Monday, 6 June 2016

For those of you new to Irish set dancing, who would like to learn the steps and moves in a beginners' class, we are running a taster session at the Folk House in Bristol on Saturday 2nd July. See under "Calendar" for more details. Or contact Sharon on 07745 376499 for more information.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

           DINDER  SPECIAL
                                  Sunday MAY 1st
                       DAY of DANCE
                         Val Knight
     Morning. Arrive 10.45am ~ Welcome Coffee
                 Workshop 11am-1pm
           Lunch- BRING PICNIC TO SHARE
           AFTERNOON CEILI  2.30pm-5pm.
    Brilliant Dance Floor. Sets 'Called' where needed.
                        Teatime 3.45pm
             Workshop £3.   Ceili £3.   Both £6.
                Dinder Village Hall ~ BA5 3PE
      Any Queries; sguigchesney@btinternet.com
                Or; valcuttywren@yahoo.co.uk
                     Just Come ~ It'll Be Fun

Monday, 18 April 2016

New class starting in Dorset!
See under "other local groups" (click on this at top of this page) for details. The new class will be run by Siobhan Jones in Stourpaine Village Hall, Havelins, every Thursday except the third Thursday of each month, and will be suitable for beginners. More experienced dancers also very welcome.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


with the


On tour in UK in July

FRIDAY 15th JULY 2016, from 8 – 11.30 pm

Southmead Community Centre, 248 Greystoke Avenue, Bristol BS10 6BQ

£12 on the door, advance tickets £10

Contact: Sharon and Mick Carr 0117 3735544; sharonjcarr@virginmedia.com

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A taster session in Irish Set Dancing for Beginners.

Sharon and Mick are running a taster session at The Folk House, 40 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG, on Saturday 2nd July, from 1.30 - 4 pm.
The cost is £12.95/ £11.95 for over 60s/ £9.10 for those on benefits.
For more information, or to book a place, call the Folk House on 0117 926 2987; email admin@bristolfolkhouse.co.uk; or see website www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk.

We hope to follow this up with a course over a few weeks in the Autumn.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

About 25 of us from the South West went to The Gathering Festival in Killarney last week, for lots of dancing and also exploring. The photo above was taken near the Gap of Dunloe, close to Killarney.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

More pictures from Shoscombe Winter Party

Pictures by Val Knight

Monday, 1 February 2016

      Coming soon.......                                                             

Irish Set Dance Ceili for St Patrick’s in Bristol

Southmead Community Centre, 248 Greystoke Ave, Bristol BS10 6BQ

with the Polka Pests

on Sunday 13th March 2016

From 8–11 pm                        £8

 All welcome! Please bring food to share. Bar available.

Contact Sharon on 07745 376 499 for more details

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy New Year!

2016 promises to be a good year for set dancing in the Bristol area, with regular evening classes/ dances in Bristol, Dinder, Wotton under Edge, Shoscombe and Newton Abbot, and Sunday fun also in Wotton, Dinder and Colyford. Click on "about"and "other local groups" at the top of the page for details.

So Happy Dancing to you all, new people always welcome to join us, with or without a partner.