Stonesfield Folk Dance

Folk Dancing in Oxfordshire

 

STONESFIELD 51st Folk Dance Weekend - Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th June 2023 .THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED .

We are very pleased to announce our callers for the weekend are Victoria Yeomans & Ian Jones who are both very well known and sought after for Festivals & dances. We are equally pleased & lucky to have the wonderful "Deo Volente & Kendal Green" as musicians for 2023. We were fortunate to have this line up some 10years ago and we warmly welcome them back to Stonesfield for their 4th Stonesfield Folk Dance Weekend.

VICTORIA is an accomplished workshop leader and dance caller across full range of English Folk Dance. VICTORIA is found calling at other Folk Dance Weekends and dances throughout the Year. VICTORIA is known for her clarity of calling, her enthusiasm, and she brings the joy of dancing to every occasion. Victoria & Dave Yeomans run their own popular Llanishen Folk Dance Weekend each September.

In 2022 Victoria & Dave with Nigel Close & Fran Bulpit were at Stonesfield for our St.George's Day of Dance. 

IAN calls all the folk dance genres and is considered one of the finest tutors around. IAN is an expert accordionist and with MARGARET his Wife they form the KENDAL GREEN BAND. IAN is in demand to call at Folk Events around the UK. Ian also started the popular Morlands Folk Dance Week.

Deo Volente play music with vitality and strength and such is their popularity the band is playing somewhere most weeks. Over the years the band has headlined at every major Folk Dance Festival. The Band comprises Dave Yeomans on accordion & Victoria on flute and we look forward to seeing them at Stonesfield. 

Provisional Programme.

Friday 10th June  7.30pm to 10.30pm  A mixed programme of Folk Dance. With Victoria Yeomans & Ian Jones with Deo Volente  & Kendal Green. 

Saturday 11th June 10am to 11.15am. Workshop  - Victoria 

11.15am Coffee 

11.45am to 1pm Ian.

1.15pm to 2.15pm Lunch

2.15pm to 3.30pm Victoria

3.30pm  Tea

4pm to 5.15pm - Ian

5.45pm to 7.15pm Evening Meal

7.30pm to 10.30pm Evening Dance with Victoria & Ian with Deo Volente with Kendal Green.

Sunday 12th June 10am to 11.15am- Ian

11.15am Coffee

11.45am to 1pm- Victoria 

1.15pm to 2.15pm Lunch

2.30pm to 4.30pm - Farewell Dance with Ian & Victoria with Deo Volente and Kendal Green 

4.30pm Tea with a selection of cakes

 

NOTE FOR OUR CAMPERS  - the Folk Dance Weekend is always a popular event with Folk Campers. Camping is on a spacious Playing Field adjacent to the Village Hall. Access is permitted at around 10am on Friday 9th June and is available for 3 nights leaving Monday 12th June by 10am and all this for £18.00 per unit!  We regret that dogs are not permitted on the Playing Field.(see below)ASSISTANCE DOGS ARE WELCOME IN THE VILLAGE HALL.

We may be able accommodate a few units with dogs in the car park but these must be agreed in advance and under no circumstances can any dog be exercised on the Playing Field.  When any Game is in progress it will not be possible to get vehicular access in either direction without the permission of the Captain.

Alcoholic refreshments may be purchased from the adjacent Sports & Social Club which is generally open all day over the weekend. The Club is the only place in Stonesfield to have a drinks license.

We hope the the shower block will be available for Campers in 2023.

CATERING  - Throughout the weekend the Club will provide Tea & Coffee at the appropriate break times.

We have asked Hacketts the Caterers to supply sandwiches for Saturday lunchtime and a hot evening meal between 5.45pm & 7.15pm.

On Sunday they will supply a hot lunch between 1.15pm & 2.15pm. A Food Booking form is below and all food is to be pre-paid for in advance. The Caterers will provide for any dietary needs if the booking form is clearly annotated.

Below is the Food Booking Form for the 2022 Folk Dance Weekend to give some idea of prices etc.

Booking Form - please complete if food required -

Name.......................................................................Address..........................................................

Name.......................................................................Address..........................................................

Saturday

Sandwiches £3.50 each               White Bread                    Brown Bread            

Ham                                             ....................                    ......................                £......................        

Cheese                                       .....................                    ......................                 £.....................        

Egg Mayonnaise                          .....................                    ......................              £......................          

Tuna Mayonnaise                        .....................                    .......................            £......................          

                                                                                                     TOTAL                    £......................

Saturday .  Evening Meal £12 includes Dessert. All meals freshly cooked on the day.

Beef Ragu with salad & garlic bread (Italian Meatballs & Pasta)                         £.....................

Vegetarian quiche, baked potato & side salad                                                      £....................

                                                                                                        TOTAL                   £.....................

Sunday . Lunch £12 includes Dessert.

Chicken Curry ,Rice & Salad                                                                                       £.....................

Baked Red Pepper ,stuffed with savoury couscous & 

feta cheese with salad.                                                                                                £....................

Choice of Desserts to follow.

                                                                                                       TOTAL                     £....................

                                                                                          GRAND  TOTAL                   £...................

Any special dietary requirements? ............................................................................................................................................................

Please make your cheques payable to Stonesfield Folk Dance Group and post to Stewart Nicholls . Please let us know if you pay online to Lloyds Bank, Leamington Spa Branch, Sorting Code 30-94-93.  Account Number 00412557

email -  stewart.nicholls@virgin.net                  Address - Sun-Dial Cottage, Balscote, Banbury, Oxfordshire. OX15 6JJ

Please do NOT complete this Booking Form..

 

ACCOMMODATION here are some local B&Bs in no specific order. I have included some hotels  etc. in nearby Woodstock that are reasonably priced in the box at the bottom of the list.

Crofters B&B
29 Oxford Hill, Witney
OX28 3JU

01993-778165

www.bedandbreakfastwitney.co.uk 

 

 

Potters Hill Farm, Leafield, Burford
OX29 9QB

01993-878018

www.pottershillfarm.co.uk

   
Laurels B & B.
53 Burford Road, Witney
OX28 6DR

01993-702193

www.thelaurelsguesthouse.co.uk

   
Middle Farm B & B,
Taston, Charlbury
OX7 3JL

01608-811072

www.middlefarmtaston.co.uk

   
Hawthorn House,
7 Burford Road, Witney
OX28 6DR

01993-772768

www.hawthornhousewitney.co.uk

   
Banbury Hill Farm B&B / Caravan & Camping, We are pleased to recommend the facilities here.
Charlbury, Oxon
OX7 3JH

08000 853474

www.gfwiddows.f9.co.uk

   
Hamilton House B&B,
43 Hill Rise, Woodstock
OX20 1AB

01993-812206 

www.hamiltonhousewoodstock.co.uk

   
Gorselands Hall,
Boddington Lane, North Leigh, Witney
OX29 6PU

01993-882292

www.gorselandshall.com

   
The Town House,
15 High Street, Woodstock
OX20 1TE

01993-810843

www.woodstock-townhouse.com 

   
Green Close,
Coombe
OX29 8NS

01993-891223

www.greenclose.net

   
 

HOTELS. 

Duke of Marlborough, On A44 at turn to Stonesfield. Tel 01993-644013

Marlborough Arms, Woodstock. Tel.01993-811227

The Blenheim Buttery, Woodstock. Tel.01865-811950

The Woodstock Arms, Woodstock. Tel.01993-811251