West Somerset is beautiful area and has some stunning villages and panoramas (on a good day you can see all the way to Wales, which is most days).
We are also very lucky to have many picturesque places to dance at such as Porlock Wier (insert) and Dunster as well as some fine hostelries selling traditional local ales and ciders.
During the Spring and Summer 2017 we enjoyed dancing throughout West Somerset. On St George’s Day the team danced outside the Stag’s Head at Dunster.
May was a busy month with the group dancing at the White Horse, Stogumber, the Bicknoller Inn, and The Rest and be Thankful Inn at Wheddon Cross, The Crown Hotel at Exford, On the Gravel at Stogursey, the Globe Inn at Cannington, the Yarn Market at Dunster and Old Cleeve.
The pace continued through June with dancing at the Washford Inn, the Whitehorse Inn at Torre, the Star Inn and the Esplanade at Watchet, Stanford Brett Village Fete, at Nether Stowey with the Sweet Coppin clog dancers. June finished with the Bishop Lydeard School Fete, the Bicknoller Inn, the Blue Ball at Triscombe, the two Royal Oaks – Withypool and Winsford.
The Porlock Beer Fest started July and was followed by dancing at Goathurst, the Bird in Hand at Bishops Lydeard, Minehead Sea Front by the Railway Station and at the Old Ship Aground, Burrowhayes Campsite and Porlock outside St Dubricius Church. The summer season ended with dancing at the Quantock’s Brewery next to Bishops Lydeard Station.
Why not join us at one of the venues below for some traditional dancing, music and singing.
Thursday 03 May Dulverton (Bank Square 8pm and Bridge Inn 9pm)
Monday 07 May Milverton Street Fair (11.30 am and 12.30pm)
Thursday 10 May Stogumber (8pm) and Bicknoller (9pm)
Thursday 17 May Exford (8pm) and Wheddon Cross (9 pm)
Thursday 24 May Cannington (8pm) and Combwich (9pm) with 'Sweet Coppin'
Thursday 31 May Dunster (8pm) and Old Cleeve (9pm)
Thursday 14 June Watchet (Star Inn 8pm and Esplanade 9pm)
Thursday 21 June Blue Anchor (8pm) and St Audries (9pm)
Thursday 28 June Withypool (8pm) and Winsford (9pm)
Sunday 01 July Porlock Weir Beer Festival (12 noon)
Thursday 05 July Goathurst (8pm) and Bishops Lydeard (9pm)
Saturday 07 July North Newton- Newt Beer Festival (2.30pm)
Thursday 12 July Minehead (Seafront 8pm and the Quay at 9pm)
Thursday 19 July Porlock (8pm) and Dunster (9pm)
Thursday 26 July Burrowhayes, West Luccombe (8pm) and Porlock Weir (9pm)
Sunday 29 July Quantocks Beer Fest (Bishops Lydeard)
Thursday 02 August Lynton (8pm) and Lynmouth (9pm)
Saturday 29 September Allerford Morris Day (Details to be added soon)
Saturday 01 December Minehead Railway Station (To be confirmed)
Saturday 06 December Dunster by Candlelight (5.30pm)
Friday 14 December Mendip Ale Evening at Wrington
Wednesday 26 December Dunster Yarn Market (11am)
Thursday Night Practice Venues 2018-2019
Practice is from 8pm until 10pm
SEPTEMBER 13 Halsway Manor (8pm)
20 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
27 Halsway Manor (8pm) Performance invited by Staffordshire Trefoil Guild
OCTOBER 04 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
11 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
18 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
25 Sampford Brett Village Hall (8pm)
NOVEMBER 01 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
08 Sampford Brett Village Hall (8pm)
15 Halsway Manor (8pm)
22 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
29 Halsway Manor (8pm)
DECEMBER 06 Halsway Manor (8pm)
13 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
20 Halsway Manor (8pm)
27 NO PRACTICE
JANUARY 03 Halsway Manor (8pm)
10 Halsway Manor (8pm)
17 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
24 Halsway Manor (8pm)
31 West Quantoxhead Village Hall (8pm)
REMAINING WINTER SPRING PRACTICE DATES to be added later.