Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music

Friday night dance

On Friday night leave your cares behind and join with other festival-goers at the Ceilidh.

This year, we welcome back Russell Gillies and Jeremy Brownbrooke, who have been at the helm of the Canterbury festival  for many years and it is a great honour to have them leading the music for the Ceilidh.

Both children and adults join together to this extravaganza of music and dance, where the next step is called and all move to the callers instructions. Featuring caller: Gary Elford.

All dances can be learned as you go. The simpler dances are performed at the start of the evening, encouraging children to join in.

With the infectious, toe-tapping jigs and reels one can’t help but leap to one’s feet and join the fray and everyone has a pure dead brilliant time.

This will be followed by the Secret Lives of Ukelele Dance party where Secret Lives Of Ukelele bring on the groove so you can boogie your dancing shoes away with the late night Friday bash.

Friday Night Dance

Date: Friday 14th April
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Main Hall

Important Dates:
The Paypal bookings close Sunday 9th April. If you have a booking inquiry after this date please email
2017 Performer applications are now closed

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Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140
ph: 027-454-3885