Traditional folk music, dance
and customs - Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Chas Marshall's Website
Folk Dance Club
A friendly social dance
club for all ages and all abilities. Callers, musicians and dancers
all very welcome.
First, Third and (occasionally) Fifth Fridays in the month, as listed
below, at Galphay
Village Hall, near Ripon.
Normally from 8 to 10pm. Adults £3, Children 50p.
For further details contact Tessa Goldsmith Tel: 01677 470774 or
After six years of tireless
organising Andrew Bodey retired from running Highside Folk Dance
Club and in 2009 the mantle of organiser-in-chief has passed to
one of our Highside regulars, Tessa Goldsmith. As Tess looked forwards
to 2011 she wrote:
"2010 has been a
splendid year for HFDC - many thanks to all our musicians, callers
and dancers for some really memorable evenings. I hope you've enjoyed
them as much as I have.
The Highside folk dance evenings are usually on the first, third
and fifth Fridays of each month (to give you a chance to work out
the dates if you're unable to consult the website). We have a great
array of callers and bands booked in for 2011, and the promise of
some excellent evenings.
New dancers are especially welcome. You don't need to know anything
about folk dancing - the callers will look after you! Just turn
up at 8 pm.
We welcome new bands / musicians and callers too. Email or phone
me, Tess Goldsmith if you'd like to play or call sometime, or if
you'd just like to be on our email list.
See you at Galphay."
Tess (please remember
not to park in any driveway)
remember to park with consideration for the residents of Galphay.
Programme September to December 2013
with Dave Blight
Thumbs with Angela Bodey
Taproom Band with Bob Carter
Porter's with Jan Porter
Chas and Heather (Village
Hop Band) with Hilary Johnson
Panic with Tony Whitehead
Party til 11:00 pm with Highside Allstars musicians and callers
Parking at Highside
Please could I remind you about parking at
the Club. As you know, parking is not plentiful in Galphay, and unfortunately
our popularity within the hall isn't always matched without! To harmonise
better with our neighbours in Galphay, please remember to:
- Not block any driveway, but especially
the gateway and cattlegrid leading to Braithwaite Hall on the sharp
corner (as you leave Galphay) (this is a listed building with no other
access, and also an access point for 7 working farms, which we have
managed to block on a number of occasions. Amongst other things the
owners are understandably concerned about fire-engine access in the
very unlikely event of an emergency).
- Not park on verges
- Not park too close to the sharp corner
(as you leave Galphay), to give room to other road users to get around
Instead, if necessary please spread out the
parking further down into the village, but without filling the Galphay
Arms car park when the pub is open.
The Hall Committee are sufficiently anxious
about this problem that, although they wish to encourage use of the hall,
they may consider declining future bookings from us.
Thank you very much for your understanding
and cooperation. Best wishes, Andrew Bodey