#cornishmusic #cornishdance workshops | Bude

We're super excited to return to the Falcon Hotel Bude for a fortnightly series of #cornishdance workshops in the run up to Bude & Stratton Folk Festival at the end of May.
"It's what Sunday afternoons were made for . . . " :D 

A great way to keep fit and have some fun with a friendly bunch of people learning traditional Cornish folk dances.

All dances are taught from scratch, and no partner is required.

Bring scoots/clogs/taps/hard shoes for the step dances if you have them (if not, 50 pence pieces gaffa-taped to the soles of your shoes will work really well too!).

We're looking to acquire scoots/clogs/taps for children and adults, and setting up inclusive sessions for adults and children, with the amazing Kate and Jon Tidball continuing to take the dances into school.


A chance to learn/refresh how to play for dancing with Steve Hunt as part of the "International Folk Orchestra of Bude".

Here's the set list . . .

  • Tregajorran Furry
  • Bodmin Riding
  • Newlyn Reel
  • Sunny Corner (Six Hand Reel)
  • Polka Covath (Corwedhen)
  • 3 Hand Reel
  • 4 Hand Reel
  • Tin Stamp
  • Boscastle Breakdown
  • Cock-in-Britches
  • Oll an Gerriow
  • Tom Bawcock's / Truro Agricultural Show
  • St Keverne Feast
  • Turkey Rhubarb

And here's the big set of Cornish dance tunes if you'd like to add a few more Cornish tunes to your repertoire.

Magic Hat payf (pay as you feel - a fiver would be nice :) )

Afternoon tea, coffee and cake available.


Join Bude Folk Club in the evening for music and song!


Here's a few of the dances we'll be learning from the YouTube banks . . .