The Midland Folk Group




Very easy 'beginners' dances, English, Scottish, Playford, and sometimes international orAmerican Square. All dances have a caller. Dances are 'walked through' and special allowance is made for learners. Our callers, (all of whom are fellow campers) range from 'semi'professional' to members able to call just a few dances. Some Sections have live music for dances.

MUSIC: Musicians have opportunities to play in a band - formally for an evening dance, or informally on the camping field, or to entertain with an instrumental. Help is available if you are learning an instrument, and all level of musical skill is encouraged.

SONG: Some Sections organise regular sing-a-round sessions. Chorus songs with audience participation are particularly popular. All ages and all levels are catered for and the audience are as appreciative of an experienced entertainer as of a 3-year old rendering 'twinkle, twinkle, little star'!

CRAFTS: We have many members who have a talent for a huge variety of crafts - both ancient and modern - ranging from bobbin lace to aromatherapy, and they are always happy to share their interests, and pass on their skills.

CEILIDHS: These are popular in the Folk Group, and often the Saturday evening dance includes an opportunity for members with particular talents to entertain with a song or poetry 'spot' between dances.


MEETS: Musicians, folk dancers and folk singers are always most welcome at our Meets, but if you don't sing, play an instrument or dance, you will still be given a warm welcome. There are opportunities to learn to play an instrument or sing, and tuition is given to learn folk dancing. Many Folk Group Members learned their dancing skills at Folk Group Meets. We also dance and are happy to tutor clog, rapper and longsword.

WINTER: During the winter months Folk Group Members can socialise at Christmas parties, Dinner Dances, Winter Walks and other entertainment organised to 'keep in touch' and 'keep in tune'.

WALKS: Many Folk Group members are keen ramblers, and a weekend walk is often part of our weekend activities.

All of our activities are fully listed in our free Folk Group Newsletter supplied bi-monthly to members.

Why not come along to one of our Meets and try us out? Remember, if you are already a Camping Club member you can camp at any of our Meets, and if you're not yet a Camping Club member, visit their website - The Camping and Caravanning Club





Club Head Office, Camping and Caravanning Club, Greenfields House, Westwood Way, Coventry, CV4 8JH.