SkylarkingThe Marisca Trio are our band for December

Norfolk Ceilidhs were being held at the John innes Centre until March 2020, when Covid 19 put a stop to them.   We restarted on 08/10/2021, as Mardles Ceilidhs  at the Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, NR8 5AH.    Many of the Mardles team helped make Norfolk Ceilidhs possible by playing, calling and organizing.   All the dances are called so no experience is needed!

We will be restricting numbers in line with Covid guidance so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to book tickets (£8) - you will be sent a confirmation email that includes the bank details to credit.

Covid points to note, please - 

  • Please only attend if you are completely well and have been double vaccinated or had a negative test in the previous 48hrs
  • We will ask you to hand sanitise before each dance, please bring your own.  Wearing a mask is optional
  • The doors will be open so bring something warm to wear in between dances
  • We won't be doing any dances such as Lucky 7 which involve mass partner swapping or handclapping
  • We will only hold hands with partners - hand holding with others will be replaced with elbow swings or hands on shoulders or Do Si Dos etc
  • People can come without partners but we would encourage them to dance with the same person for at least half the evening

Other points -.

  • We will be starting dancing at 19:30 and finishing at 21:45 because we have to be out of the car park by 22:30
  • There is no bar at the hall but there is a kitchen with mugs, kettles and glasses.  You are welcome to bring your own drinks, including tea and coffee but please wash up at the end!
    • If you bring alcohol then there is a corkage fee of £1 per 500ml can which we will have to pay to the Whitwell Railway as they hold the drinks licence for the hall. There will be a tub for you to put your cash fee into or you can pay it in advance when you buy your tickets. The licence holder will run a bar but we would have to guarantee them a high minimum turnover.

Date (Friday at 19:30) Band Caller
08/10/2021 The Keel Band Ken May
12/11/2021  Skylarking Steve Wiles 
03/12/2021  The Marisca Trio Jon Hooton
14/01/2022  Fairgreen Ceilidh Band Chris Austin
04/02/2022 The Occasional Ceilidh Band  Jill Parson
11/03/2022 The Hosepipe Band  
22/04/2022 Birgitta & friends - band name to be decided! Birgitta
02/12/2022  The Marisca Trio Jon Hooton


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There is a long history of public ceilidhs in Norwich - maybe you can fill in some dates for us!  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any info.

  • Labour party held dances
  • Reeldance Organization held dances at Keir Hardy Hall on St Gregory's Alley until 2014
  • Norfolk Ceilidhs at John Innes Centre from 2015 to 2020