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    C&CC Folk Song & Dance Meet

    We have just returned from a week-end with the Wessex FS&D Group, and it was brilliant. We went to 2 meets last year and this was our first outing at Wildhern near Andover.

    The FS&D Group always hire a hall from Friday evening to Sunday mid-day and the campsite is usually in the adjacent field.

    On Friday evening there was an impromptu music session with various instruments, - plucked, blown, squeezed, and banged. A bag of small items was handed round for non musicians these were either shaken (bells, maracas, etc) or scraped (hollow wooden frog and stick). The music a mix of folk and old real singing songs so it was a very lively evening - free tea and coffee at half time.

    Saturday morning was general socialising in the hall and again tea and coffee. Saturday afternoon a boules match was held on a very sloping uneven surface.

    There was a Cayley Saturday evening, where after every 2 dances someone performed, either a song, poem or played an instrument. Songbird was in good voice, and I recited 2 amusing poems.

    Sunday mornings are usually just a social gathering or music, but this weekend it was the AGM so after coffee the rest of the morning was the meeting.

    All in all, every meet we have been to with this group has been great fun. Anyone on their own would find the C&CC Folk Song and Dance Group a great way to have fun and socialise. Not everyone has to perform or dance, there were some who just enjoyed the atmosphere.
    Ann (Twinkletoes) and Eileen (Songbird)

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    It sounds like a good time was had by all! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves!

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      Hi Twinkletoes and songbird

      We may be going to the C & CC Folk Dance and singing group meet at Brailes on 28th April. Either that or the MAS AGM in Derbyshire. Not made up our minds yet.

      These meets are great fun, glad you enjoyed the one you went to.

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        Folk weekends

        Yes they are great fun, we travell all over Europe Viking festivals, folk song and dance, Just lets keep it going.
        Originally posted by Flo View Post
        Hi Twinkletoes and songbird

        We may be going to the C & CC Folk Dance and singing group meet at Brailes on 28th April. Either that or the MAS AGM in Derbyshire. Not made up our minds yet.

        These meets are great fun, glad you enjoyed the one you went to.
        Roger Green.Roger Green.

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          Our next event is May Bank holiday C&CC meet near Wareham which is very close. We were going to camp but as it's the Royal Wedding and Bank Holiday we will have to go as evening visitors as Eileen can't get Nurse cover to oversee her husband's medication. At least we'll be able to go to the caylies (don't know how to spell it proper!!) and will have a good time. Ann

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            #6
            The meetings sound like fun, I shall have a look to see if there is anything like that in our area. I think one of the spellings for the dance is 'ceilidh' but I have seen it spelt any number of different ways.

            I have not been to one for many years, in fact not since my children were small and they particularly enjoyed 'Strip the Widow' (should of course be Strip the Willow but their interpretation always amused me!)
            Mary

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              #7
              Yes, the meets are fun. We were only able to go to the Wareham meet as evening trippers on Saturday, but were made very welcome, and had a great time. Ann and Eileen

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