Folk Soc gives you the chance to explore both folk music and folk dance from a variety of cultures and eras. The main activities of the society are as follows but all up-to-date information for these will be posted on our Facebook page.
MUSIC SESSIONS: The main event, we meet at The Johnson Arms pub fortnightly on a Sunday to play music with each other throughout the night. People bring their instruments if they have them, and if not we provide a selection of percussion so everyone can join in with the session. Traditional folk music from various cultures is what we normally play (Irish, Scottish, Medieval, Maritime, Jigs, Reels, Shanties, etc), but the sessions are relaxed and if you want to demonstrate your folky interpretation of the latest pop song, we'd be thrilled to hear it and join in. We try to bring sheet music (or upload it to our Google Drive account) and lyrics when possible so that others can take them home and learn, but if you know a few tunes in your head already, or can play by ear, then that's even better!
FOLK DANCE: We will have a series of themed dances throughout the year in a variety of different styles. We had a great freshers' Ceilidh earlier in the year and our next dance event is our American Contra Dance on 24/11 at 19:30 in the yoga studio, Portland Building. Ceilidhs are fun social dance parties where no experience is needed and all are welcome. Some of us like to grab a drink from Mooch and everyone can grab a partner - you don't need to bring your own!
The club tries to attend folk music/dance festivals wherever possible, particularly the Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival which will be hosted in Nottingham in 2020 (see http://ivfdf2020.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/ivfdf2020/ for more details).
Please like our page to to keep up to date with folk events and gigs around Nottingham and join our Facebook group to take part in the folk community discussions:
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