Other Dance Groups around the country
- Sheffield Eurosession
- Manchester Eurobals
- Rondez Vous? in Chester.
- Les Panards Dansants, Leeds
- Le Bal en Rouge, Ockbrook, Derby
- La Muse in Coventry.
- Pied à Terre in Norwich
- French Dance in Scotland, based in Abernethy
- Ketton Dance France, Ketton nr Stamford, Rutland.
- On-y-va! in Saxmundham, Suffolk
- DanseHerts in Ickleford, near Hitchin.
- Les Batons in Kent
- Dance Miles, with Phil and Claire, in Kent.
- On Bouge in London.
- SOAS French Dance in London.
- Allez Dansez! in Sutton, Surrey.
- Dansez Francais Patcham, Brighton.
- d'Accord! in Exeter. See also Devon French Dance Hub
- Cam French in Cambridge
- Prêt a Danser in Colchester
- French Dance Stroud
- Bath French Session
- Pentreffest in Cardiff.
- London Scandi Session
- Bury Bal in Bury St Edmunds.
Les Panards Dansants also maintain the French Diary UK Calendar.
Map of UK French and European Dance Groups
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UK Eurodance Festivals
- eMade, festivals at Kinnersley Castle, Hathersage and in France
- Scandimoot, Scandinavian dancing and music in Yorkshire (new web site!).
- Le Grand Bal de Bath
- Pentreffest in Cardiff.
- Skint, Low cost scandinavian and international dance event in Derbyshire
- Hadleigh Weekend of French Music and Dance ran for the first time in 2015, check BOF's website for the latest.
Music and Dance Associations Overseas
- Les Brayauds , Auvergne, France.
- La Chavanee, Bourbonnais, France.
- Gennetines, Grand Bals d'Europe at Gennetines and Saint Gervais.
- Le Son Continu festival at Chateau d'Ars (formerly at St Chartier).
- Fete de la Vielle, Anost, Morvan.
- CMDT43Trad music and dance association, Haute Loire.
- AMTA, Auvergne.
- AEPEM, Association d'Étude, de Promotion et d’Enseignement des Musiques Traditionnelles des Pays de France. Includes a traditional music library.
- Les Panards Dansants dances page
- Lannig Breton Dance site
- Dansal, a rich source of Breton dance decriptions.
- Cancoillotte Folk, instructions, videos, scores.
- Vivez la Danse, see "Fiches de danse", also calendars and much more.
- Les Estournias, from the Vendee.
Dance Projects and Organisations
- French dance for schools with Yannick Minvielle-Debat.
- SIFD, the Society for International Folk Dance.
Dance Listings and information
Sources of Tunes for European Dance
- Cam French
- Andy Hornby's tune collections, including Swedish, Klezmer, Spanish etc.
- Tunebook Live maintained by Richard Robinson, a searchable database over 10,000 tunes.
- Folkwiki, mainly Swedish
- Danièl Frouvelle Tune collection, mostly French Trad (needs Myriad plug-in)
trad music and dance link list, a link collection from Andreas Heising.
- Où trouver des partitions et fichiers musicaux trad ? a remarkable collection of links to Trad music.
- Amuse Dance A good collection of single tunes (PDF, .enc and .mus files) sorted by region.
- VitriFolk massive collection of French tunes, other countries available too.
- Cancoillotte Folk - images, midi and .tef (TablEdit) files
- MusTradLib, about 5500 tunes, mostly French, searchable by tune type and region.
- Tunes from Lark Camp
- Michel Bellon tune collections
- Folx folk music archive
- Henrik Norbeck tunes Swedish and Irish tunes, ABC format.
- Briezh Partitions Breton.
Tune Search Sites
- ABC Notation page tune search
- John Chambers tune search
- Folk Tune Finder
- Kooplet searches material in Myriad music notation as well as some other formats.
Links of Local Interest
- The Gregson Centre, where we meet, hosts many folk and dance events.
- Virtual Lancaster, Volunteer-run community information and events site.
- Lancaster Music Festival October 8th-12th 2015.
- The Robert Gillow, Perhaps Lancaster's best live music pub.
- The Winders, Andy Hornby's page on the Winder family from Wyresdale, their band played from the late 1700s to the First World War.
- Timedance, Alan Nowell's research into the history of the curious Wyresdale A**e-kicking dance
- Tatham Fells, intended to promote interest a beautiful corner of northern Lancashire.
- More Music in Morecambe, a great local community music organisation.
Individual and Band Web Sites
- Sian Phillips, regular musician at Eurodance, offers singing and instrumental tuition.
- Andy Hornby An informative website from a regular Eurodance musician and artist, including audio and written music
- QuercusSian, Paul and Cathy play together in this five-piece bal-folk band.
- UK Hurdy Gurdy Forum
- The Bagpipe Society
- The Taborers Society
- Nyckelharpa Society
- Nyckelharpa UK project
- Chris Allen and Sabina Kormylo,Hurdy Gurdies and Lutes.
- Neil Brook, Hurdy Gurdies.
- Chris Eaton, Hurdy Gurdies.
- Claire Dugue , Hurdy Gurdies.
- Mike Gilpin, Hurdy Gurdies.
- Pete Rigg, Nyckelharpas and Celtic Harps.
- Phil Bleazey Flutes, Recorders, and Whistles.
If you have any suggestions for new links to add, please contact us.