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Host teams’ websites:

The Beverley Garland Dancers:  Practise in Beverley Minster Parish Hall on Thursday nights at 8.30pm. Garland and North West style.

Beverley Garland at the Doncaster Day of Dance 2013.
Beverley Garland at the Doncaster Day of Dance 2013.

Green Ginger Garland Dancers: A Hull-based garland dancing and North West troupe who practise at the St Vincent’s Primary School, Queen’s Road, Hull (New dining hall behind the school) at 8pm Thursday nights.

Makara Morris, Bridlington: A Border Morris Team who train during the winter at Wansford Village Hall on Monday evenings at 7.30pm but will usually be out dancing in the summer.

Rackaback Morris, Hull: A Border Morris team who now train at  the St Vincent’s Primary School, Queen’s Road, Hull (new dining hall behind the school), on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.

Useful Sites

The Morris Federation is the UK’s largest association of morris and traditional dance teams.

Withbelzon is the dedicated website for dancing at this year’s Hull Folk & Maritime Festival, which this year is from July 20-23. is a recently launched website created to help people find English folk dance activities near Hull and other places in Yorkshire.

The English Folk Dance and Song Society:

Hull Folk Dance Club: Meets every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Darby & Joan Hall in Finkle Street, Cottingham.  “Visitors and new members are always made welcome.  A partner is not essential, so please feel able to join us even if you are on your own. Dancing is to recorded music and all dances are walked through before being set to music.”

Holderness Folk Dance Club: Meets Monday nights in Coniston, near Hull

White Horse Ceilidh Band: One of the oldest dance bands in the area.

Hessle Ceilidh Band: Plays music for traditional ceilidhs, otherwise known as barn dances or country dances.

Beggar’s Bridge: A Hull based ceilidh band noted also for their singing and song stories.

IMG_8580Morris Minors: A not-for-profit group providing Morris tuition to schools and youth organisations. They also promote Morris locally and have a “see Morris” page that gives dates and locations of some local Morris dance outs in Hull and the East Riding.

The Yorkshire Folk Arts Directory: As its name suggests, it covers folk clubs and dance teams from all world disciplines operating in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Well worth a browse for anyone interested in folk arts.

Folktalk: A directory of folk activities covering Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Garland: Collection of traditional songs

The White Horse Folk Club: Now meeting at the Conservative Club, Wylies Road, North Bar Without in Beverley, 8.30pm Monday nights (closed bank holidays)

Folk-friendly hostelries

Green Ginger Garland Dancers outside
Green Ginger Garland Dancers outside The Minerva on Hull’s riverfront.

The Minerva on Hull’s riverfront hosts occasional sessions and Morris dance outs.

The Ship Inn, Dunswell (Between Hull & Beverley): Hosts occasional Morris dance outs.

The Tiger Inn, Beverley: Hosts regular sessions and occasional Morris dance outs. www.tiger–inn–


A celebration of folk heritage on September 23, 2017