BAD NEWS : CORONAVIRUS
Government advice in response to the rapid spread of coronavirus has unfortunately led to the cancellation of Ketton French Dance, the Castle Bytham music session, Collyweston session and, no doubt, other such events, from mid-March, for the foreseeable future. So please disregard the events listed below for the time being. Stay safe, and we hope to see you again when this is all over!
All, most or some of Tourdion can be heard at these open sessions and other events:
â–º Ketton French Dance, Northwick Arms Hall, High St, Ketton, Rutland, PE 9 3TA, third Friday (not January, July or August) – a friendly pub, with good food, nice and handy for the A1 (just west of Stamford)! Come along and join in, whether as a dancer, musician, both ... or simply spectator! (There is a small contribution towards the cost of the room.)
Regular music 'jam' sessions
â–º The Hatton Arms, Gretton, nr. Corby, Northants NN17 3DN, alternate Tuesdays.
â–º The Collyweston Slater, Collyweston, Northants PE9 3PQ, every other Monday (alternating with Gretton).
â–º The Castle Inn, Castle Bytham, Lincs NG33 4RZ, 4th Sunday (NB not always the last Sunday of the month).
â–º Wymondham Village Hall, 4 Church Lane, Wymondham, Leics LE14 2AB, every other Friday.
NB Some of these regular dates may have to be missed or changed because of holidays, such as Christmas, and clashes with other events etc. If the dates are not listed here, check on Pete Shaw's Peterborough Folk Diary (more details on our Links page) or contact us directly.
FORTHCOMING GIGS & SESSIONS
Ketton French Dance CANCELLED
Friday 20th March 2020 - 11:12 PM (Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton, Rutland)
CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS. Ketton French Dance is held in the heart of Ketton at the Northwick Arms hall, behind the beautifully refurbished pub on the High Street in the middle of the village (PE9 3TA). Dancers and musicians, whether experienced or keen to learn, are always welcome: we love to learn new tunes and dances! There's free tuition from 8â€“9pm, then a Bal until 11pm where you can practise what you've learned. Donations of Â£2 or so per person, please, are much appreciated. For more details, see our Band Info page.
The Castle Session CANCELLED
Sunday 22nd March 2020 - 7:30 PM (Castle Inn, Castle Bytham)
CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS. Tourdion (a.k.a. the Castle Band, when in non-French mode) are the resident band at the Castle Session, a lively free-for-all acoustic jam session of mainly traditional folk music and song (English, Irish, French etc) at the Castle Inn, Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, NG33 4RZ.