Folk Music, Dance and Song Events List

for the South Lakes

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This site displays upcoming folk music, dance and song events in the South Lakes area. You can advertise your event for free or check for clashes whilst setting up a new event. There are two sections: One-off Events and Regular Events.

One-off Events









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June 17th Monday

Crook Morris Dance Out

7:45 - 9:30 pm


Brewery Arts Centre


Collection Felina Mason
July 3rd Wednesday

Legs Levens & The Limestone Cowboys with Furness Morris

8 pm

Bowness Promenade

LA23 3DF

Free Chris Riley
July 5th-7th Friday - Sunday Hadrian Clog Weekend     Hadrian Clog

July 11th - 13th Friday - Sunday Furness Tradition Festival Ulverston, Cumbria   Les Ord

July 15th Monday

Annual Gathering of Kendal's                         Traditional Dance Sides.                   


        Westmorland Step &                                      Garland Dancers

Globe Inn Kendal Market Place   

LA9 4TN 

Collection Gillian Slater

July 22nd Monday

Crook Morris Dance Out

7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Bowness Waterfront     LA23 3DF

Hole In T'Wall               LA23 3DH


Juliet Baddeley
Aug 2nd Friday

Lake District Folk Weekend

        Concert 1                                                Hicks & Goulbourn,                                    Sound Tradition,                                        Cupola


Hawksheads Brewery



£17 Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808
Aug 2nd Friday

Lake District Folk Weekend

           Concert 2                                             Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson               Alden, Patterson & Dahwood                     Shackleton Trio


Village Hall




Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808  
Aug 3rd Saturday

          Concert 3

         Sound Tradition,                                       Mile Roses,                                               Granny's Attic


Hawksheads Brewery


Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808
Aug 3rd Saturday     Crook Morris Dance Out                            Lake District Folk Weekend Staveley
Aug 3rd Saturday

Lake District Folk Weekend

      Ceilidh with Cupola                 

            caller Martyn Harvey


Village Hall


£ 10
Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808 
Aug 12th Monday Crook Morris Dance Out

Hawkshead Square

King's Arms     LA22 0NZ

Collection Tom & Eunice Trussler
Sep 2nd Monday Crook Morris Dance Out Staveley                                                       Eagle & Child    LA8 9LP Collection
Sep 6th - 8th Friday - Sunday Settle Folk Festival


Victotria Hall           BD24 9DZ

The Lion Hotel         BD24 9DU

Sept 14th Saturday

Reel Folk

3 workshops with Colin Hulme   

Musicians Denise & Norman Bearon (Saraband)  and their son.

Evening dance with supper.

Grange Over Sands

Victoria Hall           

LA11 6DP



£4 each



£20 combined

Pat Borland 01539 561573

Sep 14th Saturday Crook Morris - Squire's 'End Of Season' Dance Tour

Sep 18th Wednesday Crook Morris Dance Out             with Legs Levens   Collection

Sep 21st Saturday

First Kendal Contra Day                                  Workshops & Dance       

Ian & Charley Roberts                                    (Vertical Expression)                                      with Martyn Harvey

Kendal Parish Hall                                         LA9 5AF                                                 Afternoon 2 pm                                       Evening 7:30 pm

All Day         £10          Dance only  £8  Martyn Harvey
Sep 28th Saturday

Crook Morris Taster Afternoon

Learn some steps, learn some figures, learn a dance and have fun and a laugh with this lively adventurous side !

Kendal Parish Hall



Light Refreshements

Felina Mason
Oct 7th Monday

Crook Morris                                                  Autumn practice sessions start


Ghyllside School, Gillinggate LA9 4JB

October is free  Martyn Harvey


Regular Events

When Frequency What      Where Price Who Contact/Ticket details
Second Friday Monthly Lake District Folk & Acoustic club  Staveley Hawkshead Brewery River Bar from £3
Third Friday Monthly Hale & Hearty Music & Song Carnforth County Hotel Free
Second Mondays Monthly Singaround

Staveley Eagle & Child

Upstairs Function Room

Charity Collection  

Steve & Sandra Harrison

07813 403808

Mondays Weekly

Crook Morris Practices                                           

Cotswold, Border, Rapper and Mumming

7th Oct - 9th Dec inclusive.                                 Restart 13th Jan, 2020

Oct free then annual subs

Kendal                     Ghyllside                   Primary School Gillinggate   LA9 4JB                             

October free

01539 720551 Martyn

01539 558590 Juliet

Tuesdays am Weekly Circle Dance Classes

Bristeer Village Hall

Drop in. Cheaper by term.



Miggy Scott

01539 728650
Tuesdays 2nd each month Traditional music jam session.             Hosted by Carolyn Francis &               The Lakeland Fiddlers Kendal Ruskins Cafe Bar free Carolyn
Tuesdays Term Time

Folk Harmony Evening

Learning by ear


Castle St Centre 7.30 - 9.30 pm

£54 each term David Burbidge 




Legs Levens Appalachian Dance &

The Limestone Cowboys

Levens Village Institute                                8 - 10 pm

01539 560534



Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club.                           

September - end April with a Christmas Break

Newbiggin On Lune Village Hall      CA17 4NS

near Kirkby Stephen


Chris Bland


015396 24258

017683 41549

Thursdays   Crook Folk Dance Group

Crook Memorial Hall



Pat Borland

01539 561573 



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