English Folk Dance & Song Society  Promoting English folk music and folk dance
Adlington Folk Dance Club
The Adlington Folk Dance Club has existed for over 50 years, to enjoy and promote English country dances, both as a participation activity and an Art form by giving costume performances.  In 1993 a section called The Adlington Folk Dancers were formed to specialize in the costume performances.

They perform English traditional country dances from 1651 to date, In a variety of period costumes.
Bothy Folk Club
The Bothy Folk Club meets Sunday nights at the Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport at 8-00pm and has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to 'have a go' if you want
Folk On The Coast
Wirral Folk on the Coast Festival - a weekend of folk music and much much more on the beautiful Wirral Peninsular
Folk North West
Folk North West meet mostly on the second Sunday of the month from October to April for dancing, including the opportunity for more challenging dances.
Where do we meet? Samlesbury Memorial Hall,Cuerden Ln,Samlesbury,Preston PR5 0UY- Leave Junction 31 of the M6

Southport Swords
Southport Swords are a team of Men's Sword & Morris dancers based in Southport

Chester Folk Festival
Chester Folk Festival takes place annually over the Spring bank Holiday Weekend in the village of Kelsall, about 8 miles from Chester
Hawk Green Folk Dance Club
Hawk Green Folk Dance Club is a social folk dance club offering a friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere, where anyone can learn and enjoy a variety of social folk dances.
Halsway Manor
England's National Centre for Traditional Music, Dance and Song. It is the only residential folk centre in the UK
Lancashire Folk
England's heritage of folk music, song, dance and traditional customs is one of the richest in the world and is especially strong in Lancashire.
National Youth Folklore Troupe of England

For photographs (with kind permission) click here

Two Left Feet
The Wirral based ceilidh band Two Left Feet have been providing traditional music for ceilidh dances for over twenty years. We play traditional dance tunes from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales and also have a selection of American tunes if you require an American style 'Hoe Down'.
Liverpool  Folk On The Dock Festival
Folk on The Dock is a folk, roots and acoustic music festival that celebrates the role that Liverpool’s waterways have played in exporting and importing music around the world. 
Folkus is the Folk Arts Network of the North West. FOLKUS is a folk arts organisation founded by enthusiasts to celebrate, support, and build upon the continuing vitality of traditional and contemporary folk music, song and dance within the North West region.
Mersey Morris Men
Mersey Morris Men perform dances from three very distinct English traditions :-

Cotswold - this represents the central core of the MMM repertoire with dances from variety of individual Cotswold traditions.

Rapper - sword dancing from the NE, using flexible two-handled swords.

Molly - dances from East Anglia is the Folk Arts Network of the North West.
Mockbeggar Morris
Contrary to what you might expect, Mockbeggar Morris is not a type of car designed by Morris Motors, but the name of a group of women from the Wirral Peninsula who dance a form of traditional English dancing called North West Morris.
Folk Camps Society Ltd
Over 50 Years of folk activity holidays in beautiful rural Britain & Northern France

Great value for all ages.
Music, dance, song & crafts
Ormskirk Folk Dance Club
Founded in 1950, the Ormskirk Folk Dance Club continues to prosper with its friendly and welcoming classes.  The club meet on Monday evenings (8.15 - 10.30 pm) at Emmanuel Methodist Church Hall, Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DE
Regency ReJigged
We are a group of dancers based in the North West of England. We perform dances popular from the 17th to early 19th centuries in Regency style costume, accompanied by our musicians.

Regency ReJigged meet to practise on the second Sunday of each month. New members to the group are always welcome. If you have some experience of dancing or playing music and would like to perform in public, do please contact us via our website.
Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club

Every Thursday commencing at 8-15pm
Whitby Sports and Social Club
Chester Road
Whitby, Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 6QF


Chester’s French and European Music and Dance Group

We are a group of musicians and dancers who enjoy learning, playing and dancing to French and European music.
We meet on the first Monday of the month from 20:00 to 22:30 at St Werburgh’s Parish Centre, 26 Brook Street, Chester CH1 3DZ

All are welcome - you don't even need to bring a partner! There is a small charge of £2 per session to cover the cost of hiring the hall.  Please bring refreshments with you.

If you would like more information or copies of the music beforehand, please email Helen at or phone 07940 787031


Friends of English Country Dance

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer, a curious newcomer, or someone looking to connect with the vibrant dance community, our website is here to provide you with a wealth of resources, events, and connections.