Charity Barn Dance held in a real barn between Wigglesworth & Rathmell – don’t miss this!

On 26th September 2015 there is a Charity Barn Dance (Ceilidh or Hoe Down to you and me) held near our village in aid of the Mental Health Foundation. For those who know Brian and Joan Procter it is in the large barn next to their house, half way between Rathmell and Wigglesworth (Hollow Gill Brow).

Many years ago we had a Ceilidh in the village in Thornton & Garnett garage (where Gooselands now stands) and it was fantastic fun. If you have never been to a traditional barn dance you must go. You don’t need to know how to dance, there is an Irish Trio band  called ‘The Blethermen’ playing who have a singer calling out the steps. A licenced bar is provided by The Harts Head and Copper Dragon Brewery and it kicks off at 6 pm until late. Tickets: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00 from Lisa Simpson 07583 740015


Originally the word Ceilidh (kay-lee) descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’… However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company!

As for the rest: they all mean pretty much the same thing!

The beauty of a Ceilidh or Barn Dance is that everyone can take part, young or old, experienced dancers to beginners and even those with two left feet! Many people can often be nervous on the dance floor – but with a Ceilidh you’re walked through the steps so there’s nothing to be nervous about – musically there’s something for everyone!

No experience is necessary! You will be under the watchful eye of the professional caller who’ll be with you every step of the way – walking you through the moves before each dance and continuing to call out helpful hints through-out the rest of the dances. If you are not up to dancing come along for the entertainment from watching others!

The emphasis is on having fun and being sociable! Don’t miss this one off event! Tickets are Adults £10.00, Children £5.00 from Lisa Simpson 07583 740015

Barn Dance

Barn Dance