Folk Dance Club

Links to Folk Dance web sites:

  • Local & UK Folk Events Diaries

  • Sources of Folk Dances

  • Folk Dance Organisations

Local & UK Folk Events Diaries:

Somerset and Dorset Folk Events Diary

  • The Local events & diary

Set and Turn Single

  • Inactive - rumoured to be taken over by EFDSS


  • The directory of open folk activities throughout the UK

  • Folk Dancing of all types, Cajun, Contra, Ceilidh etc

  • Mapped by county

  • Current news

Sources of Folk Dances new & old:

Anthony Heywood's database

  • His database of over 20,000 country dances & associated music

  • Including a Barn Dance Repertoire

  • Newly supported online by Colin Hume

  • [Some of it is a database of moves within a dance rather than of the dance notes themselves]

Colin Hume's website

  • His website of his own dances, & books

  • Constructive thoughts about old dances, style and arrangements

Cambridge Folk Dance Club

  • Hugh Stewart's Dance, Tune & Book Directory

Folk Sales in the UK

  • Genni & Darren Granger's new website - the source of folk dance books & CDs worldwide

  • Carrying on where Derek & Appleing left off - supporting the community once the EFDSS shop closed

  • Thanks to Colin Hume

Gary Roodman's website

  • All his own dances and books

  • Plus details of minor book corrections

Pat Shaw's Legacy website

  • The compilation of his dances

  • Plus thoughts on old dances style & arrangements

Nederlandse Volksdans Stichting

  • The website for the Dutch Folk-dance Foundation, who dance predominately English, Scottish & American dances.

  • It is also the location for Cor Hogendijk's dances from the book: English or Double Dutch Volume II.

Sharon Green's website

  • All her own dances

Thomas Green's A Barn Dance Repertoire

  • His database of circa 150 barn dances

  • Calling cards & information about the music

  • Again supported & commented by Colin Hume

  • Sponsored by CDSS

Folk Dance Organisations:

Country Dance & Song Society (of America)

  • The website for the Charles Bolton Library

English Folk Dance & Song Society (of England)

  • Cecil Sharp House - the home of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Halsway Manor

  • This lovely manor house, set in the Quantocks, is dedicated to encouraging & preserving folk traditions.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (of Scotland)

Cecil Sharp House in London

Halsway Manor nestled in the Quantocks