Stonesfield Folk Dance

Folk Dancing in Oxfordshire


Further information for our Campers.

On Friday 8th June the gate to the playing field will be opened at around 10am in the morning. Water will be available at the usual tap next to the Social Club. The only restrictions to vehicle movements would be during the afternoon of the Saturday when cricket is on. As for leaving, Monday morning is fine. There is no limit to caravans & tents so ask your friends! We regret that dogs are not permitted.


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
Potters Hill Farm, Leafield, Burford
OX29 9QB
Laurels B & B.
53 Burford Road, Witney
OX28 6DR
Middle Farm B & B,
Taston, Charlbury
Hawthorn House,
7 Burford Road, Witney
OX28 6DR
Banbury Hill Farm B&B / Caravan & Camping,
Charlbury, Oxon
08000 853474
Hamilton House B&B,
43 Hill Rise, Woodstock
OX20 1AB
Gorselands Hall,
Boddington Lane, North Leigh, Witney
OX29 6PU
The Town House,
15 High Street, Woodstock
OX20 1TE
Green Close,
OX29 8NS

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




Stonesfield's Archive Collection of Pat Shuldham-Shaw's works.

The Crystal Spring Book 2 - 72 English Folk Songs with guitar chords by Pat Shaw

80 English Folk Songs - collected by Cecil Sharp & Maud Karpeles with chord symbols by Pat Shaw.

Simi Jadech Book 2 - Dance songs and rounds by Pat Shaw.

Four Country Dances by Pat Shaw - Muschamp's Mushrooms, Gladys's Gallop, Jovial Joe & Bare Necessities(waltz).

Pat Shaw's Pinewoods - Between Two Ponds & Among the Pines.

Sociable Songs Book II - guitar accompaniments by Pat Shaw.

Sociable Carols - arranged by Anne Mendoza and Pat Shaw.

Not Quite Shaw - 9 out of 16 dances by Pat Shaw.

Hen a Newydd / Something Old,Something New - Some of the Pat's dances published  by the Welsh Folk Dance Society in 2000.


78 rpm* The Triumph, & Speed the Plough - The Square Dance Band of the English Folk Dance & Song Society with Pat Shaw on accordion.

78 rpm* The Haymakers Square Dance Band with Pat Shaw(with singing Calls) - Dip & Dive, Red Wing, Jingle Bells & Jonny's Down the River

78 rpm* The Haymakers Square Dance Band with Pat Shaw(with singing Calls) - Billy Boy, The Head Two Ladies Cross Over, Ocean Wave.

78 rpm* Pat Shaw singing with Isabel Bedlington on piano - The Cherry Tree, King Herod & the Cock & On Christmas Night.

45 rpm English Folk Dances for Young People Vol.4 - arranged by Pat Shaw - 4 dances including Christchurch Bells.

45rpm National Dances 1 - The National Folk Dance Players - leader Nan Fleming-Williams. Arranged Pat Shuldham-Shaw. Pat sings ''Come to me''.

33 rpm The Ranchers play SHAW to SHAW - The sleeve has a fine pencil drawing of Pat Shaw by Evelyn Summers. With full dance notation.

33 rpm The Kenton Ramblers play Pat Shaw - Director Marjorie Fennessy - 14 of Pat's Dances.- This has the original dance notation.

33 rpm The Kenton Ramblers -Directed by Marjorie Fennessy - 2 further records featuring dances by Pat Shaw.

33 rpm Songs for Children - with vocals by Pat Shaw & Mary Rowland - 26 songs.

33 rpm The World of the Very Young - 7 tracks sung by Pat other tracks by Michael Hordern, Patrick Wymark & Prunella Scales.

33 rpm English Folk Dances for Young People - 4 tracks arranged by Pat Shaw. The Country Dance Band - Nan Fleming-Williams.

33 rpm The Purcell Singers - Baritone Vocals Pat Shaw. Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams & conducted by Imogen Holst.

33 rpm The Pride of Lancashire -Houghton Band play ''Pat Shaw's Traditional'' 2 tunes composed by Jimmy Shand as his personal tribute to the life and work of  Pat Shaw .

45 rpm The Country Dance Band -Five Yorkshire Dale Dances - arranged by Pat Shaw, Leader Nan Fleming-Williams

* with the 78rpm records you will need an appropriate turntable . Most record players only play 45 rpm & 33 rpm. These 78rpm records are from 1948 - 1952 when the needles were more like drawing pins compared to the modern stylus which tend to drift in the groove to produce a 'crackle' to compete with the music! 

** we have had the 78rpm records and other selected tracks transposed on to a CD and a copy has been given to those who came to 2017 weekend. This CD is for personal use and must not be played in public.

The above items are available on loan to members of 'The Oxfordshire Folk Dance Association' and current members of The English Folk Dance and Song Society - any postage will have to be paid by the borrower. Please complete the Contact Form and submit this with a photocopy of your EFDSS card if applicable. Thank you.

If anyone has any items of interest they may like to donate or loan we would be interested to hear from them.

Stonesfield 46th Folk Dance Weekend - 8th -10th June 2018.

We are being joined by the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England and to see how wonderful they are please see this should be a memorable weekend and we anticipating tickets will be snapped up quickly. Anyone wishing to reserve a place at the price of £55 please use the booking form - Thank You.

The Artistes for our 46th Folk Dance Weekend are:-

NYFTE - 25 youngsters from all over the country aged 10 - 18 yrs. who sing, play and dance the whole range of English Folk Traditions.

Dampiers Round - Moira & Peter Gutteridge ex musical & technical director of NYFTE

Dave Byett - current musical director of NYFTE also plays with (Bristol) Cats Whiskers and Brewery Band.

Vicky Cooper - caller and dancer with City Clickers step dance group.

Rhodri, Rhianwen and Sioned Davies - dancers and callers involved with NYFTE for past 10 years. Rhi & Sioned as members of the team. Rhodri as a parent is well known to dancers for his excellent calling.

Out of Hand - up and coming dance band formed by NYFTE members in 2015, all have now retired from the current team!

Jess Arrowsmith - artistic tutor with the team since 2012 also performs with Melrose Quartet and Hekety.

Dave Leverton- caller, dancer, choreographer and leader of NYFTE since 1994.

Provisional Programme for NYFTE @ Stonesfield 2018 for events held at Stonesfield Village Hall.

Friday 8-11pm Welcome Dance featuring callers and musicians who will be providing the entertainment throughout the weekend.

Saturday 10-11.10am Workshop 1 - What makes a good display dance? - Dave Leverton with Dampiers Round and NYFTE musicians

Saturday 11.30-12.40pm Workshop 2 - Stepping in Social Dance - Vicky Cooper with Dave Byett and NYFTE dancers and musicians.

Saturday 1.30-2.40pm Workshop 3 - Rhodri and Rhianwen's Choice - with Dampiers Round & Dave Byett.

Saturday 3-5.30pm NYFTE Concert including interval 4-4.30pm.

Saturday 8-11pm Evening Dance - Rhianwen Davies with Out of Hand.

Sunday 10-11.15am Workshop 4 - A chance to have a go at Rapper with NYFTE.

Sunday 11.45-1pm Workshop5 - A Bit of Song and Dance - Jess Arrowsmith, Sioned Davies with NYFTE choir and musicians give you a chance to dance to some traditional(and not so traditional) songs and tunes with dances called by Rhodri,Rhianwen,Sioned & Dave Leverton.

Sunday 2.15-4.30pm - Farewell Dance - the complete ensemble.

Provisional Programme for NYFTE @ Stonesfield 2018 for events held at St.James' Centre, Stonesfield.

Friday 6-10pm Event for Parents of NYFTE members - Music & Dance.

Saturday 10am-10pm Practice time for NYFTE and events for Parents.

Provisional Programme for NYFTE @ Stonesfield 2018

Sunday 10am - 2pm - Guided Walk to Roman Villa at North Leigh with musical and dance interludes.

The above programme is subject to alteration between now and June 2018 so please watch the website for details.


This folk dance weekend is generously supported by The Oxfordshire Folk Dance Association.

STONESFIELD 47TH FOLK DANCE WEEKEND Friday 7th June 2019 to Sunday 9th June 2019.

We are pleased to announce our Callers will be the husband & wife team ANDREW SWAINE &  DAISY BLACK the musicians will be THE NIGHT BEFORE.  We believe this is a fantastic line up having seen them at Dances & Festivals around the Country. Andrew has frequently found himself at  The  National Centre for Folk Arts at Halsway Manor. Indeed four of our Stonesfield Dancers will be at the Playford Weekend that Andrew is running in the Spring  of 2018. The Night Before have appeared at many festivals playing for all the top callers. We can be certain of some wonderful music played with great sensitivity. This will be the first time any of them have been to Oxfordshire and we expect this weekend will prove very popular.