White Horse Ceilidhs hold ceilidhs (barn dances) in Grove Village Hall, near Wantage in Oxfordshire every 2 months. We have a live band, a caller, a half-time entertainment spot, and a licensed bar with real ale. The dancing is infectious, great fun and a wonderful way to meet new people of all ages, get some exercise, laugh a lot and hear amazing live music. We have different bands, callers and half-time spots each time!
You Can’t Go Wrong!
The emphasis is more on having fun than getting it right or ‘historically correct’, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before. The caller walks through every dance before it starts then prompts during the dance, you can’t go wrong!
We’re lucky to be supported by a number of excellent local bands. We also like to see ourselves as a stepping stone for up and coming young bands and callers who have often emerged from local sessions or dance teams, creating an exiting and unique atmosphere. As well as this, teaming up with “White Horse Folk Festival” means that we can bring in some of the best Ceilidh bands in the country.
Half Time Spots
Bands, choirs and display teams are invited to perform during the half time interval, so you’ll be well entertained whilst you catch your breath!
To the White Horse Ceilidhs committee volunteers past and present and Keith Holloway for photos