Stonesfield Folk Dance

Folk Dancing in Oxfordshire


STONESFIELD 47th Folk Dance Weekend - Friday 7th June 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 - Nicky McConkey, Alan Brunier & Adam Griffin.  We hope you will agree this is a fantastic line up for our 47th Folk Dance Weekend and with Special Guest - ALAN KIMBER-NICKELSON with a selection of English Folk Songs for us we hope it will be a weekend to remember.

Andrew Swaine is a well known Caller and a regular at all the major folk dance festivals. He has run also run the popular Playford Dance Weekend at Halsway Manor on three occasions. ANDREW has done a great deal of research into Playford Dances and is also an accomplished Contra Caller. This will be his first time at Stonesfield and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Oxfordshire. ANDREW will be presenting his workshops on the theme "The Progression of Progression". How country dances evolved from the 1651 edition of The English Dancing Master.

Daisy Black  is well known as a Caller of Playford & Contra and has featured at the major folk dance festivals. Additionally, DAISY is a celebrated Storyteller and is preparing a new work especially for STONESFIELD FOLK DANCE CLUB based on the story of William Kempe and his "Nine Days Wonder" which will be told with dance interludes and perhaps a ballad or two from our Special Guest Tenor ALAN KIMBER-NICKELSON . He will sing a selection of English Folk Songs and a CD of these will be given to everyone attending the Folk Dance Weekend.

INFORMATION 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 7th June 2019 and as for leaving Monday 10th June by 10am is just fine and all this for £12.50 per unit! We regret that dogs are not permitted on the Playing Field.

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 a Cricket match 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.

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

We have asked Hackett's of Witney to supply sandwiches for Saturday lunchtime and a hot evening meal between 5.30pm & 7.30pm.

On Sunday Hackett's of Witney will supply a hot lunch between 1pm & 2pm. A catering booking form will soon be available and all food is to be paid for in advance. Hackett's will cater for any dietary needs if the booking form is clearly annotated.


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