Stonesfield Folk Dance

Folk Dancing in Oxfordshire

 

STONESFIELD 52nd Folk Dance Weekend - Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 2024 .

We warm up for the weekend on Wednesday 5th June 2023 when we have Trevor Monson calling with The Donkey House Band. This is at Stonesfield Village Hall from 8pm. Free admission for everyone booking for our 52nd Folk Dance Weekend. 

This year we have Brian Stanton and Rosemary Hunt calling and Steve Hunt with Orions Ring the musicians. 

The cost for the full weekend is £60 per dancer and for the use of the Playing Field from 10am Friday 7th to 10am Monday 10th June it is £20 per unit(Caravan,Mobilehome or tent).

Friday & Saturday Evening Dance 7.30 to 10.30pm 

Saturday & Sunday Workshops 10am start.

Sunday Tea Dance 2 30pm to 4 .30pm Tea to follow.

As usual we will have some entertainment spots to include Folk singing & Morris Dancing.

We have outside Caterers to provide us with food Saturday & Sunday. Please see separate Booking Form.

This is a popular event and places are in demand early booking is advised.

You will find the booking form on our Home Page.

Wanting to speak to someone

Stewart Nicholls 01295-730271  or 07855022813

Prefer to email

stewart.nicholls@virgin.net 

 

 

We leave the details in place for the 51st Stonesfield Folk Dance Weekend to give an idea of how we run the weekend .

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 - Heather Clarke our Australian Friend will be calling a workshop especially prepared for Stonesfield Folk Dance Club. 

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

52nd Stonesfield Folk Dance Weekend 7th to 9th June 2024

Our Callers will be Brian Stanton & Rosemary Hunt with Orions Ring

We are currently looking to fill some entertainment slots for Saturday lunchtime. 

 

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 7th June and is available for 3 nights leaving Monday 10th June by 10am and all this for £20.00 per unit!  ASSISTANCE DOGS are welcome in the VILLAGE HALL & 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 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. The shower block will be available for Campers in 2024.

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

We have new Caterers for 2024 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 our 2024 Folk Dance Weekend 7th to 9th June. 

This year we are trying a different approach to make matters easier for the organiser. For the weekend to include a selection of sandwiches on Saturday. A hot evening meal on Saturday and Sunday Lunchtime together with a selection of desserts the price will be £35.00. If you wish to book please complete the booking form

Booking Form - please complete if food required -

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

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Saturday

Sandwiches                          

A choice of Tuna Mayonnaise with sweetcorn: cheese & homemade chutney: smoked salmon with cheese & cucumber: roast beef with horseradish Mayo, & lettuce.

Fruit Bowl.

Saturday Evening  All meals freshly cooked on the day.

Beef Lasagne

Warm Veggie quiche 

A selection of summer salads 

Choice of dessert          

Sunday Lunchtime 

Chicken breasts in creamy mixed mushroom & pancetta sauce

Potato topped lentil & Veggie cottage Pie

A selection of vegetables.

Choice of desserts

                                                                                  

                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                       TOTAL @ £35 per person                                  £....................

We hope it may be possible to offer food for those attending either Saturday or Sunday for the day. Details will be posted on due course. 

                                                                                      

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

 

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