The first performance of the new folk dance band in the village will be on 30th April at the Avocet 150 Ceilidh held in the Village Hall, with all proceeds going to the Village Hall kitchen fund.

The band, which plays traditional dance music for English folk dances, ceilidhs and barn dances, will play under the temporary stage name of ‘Lympstone Express’ in the spirit of the Avocet 150 railway celebration. Brian Mather is the Caller and leads dancers through their chassees, promenades, swings and stars, hopefully to a satisfactory conclusion (or otherwise to a heap in the middle of the floor!). Dances include Cumberland Square Eight, Pat-a-Cake Polka, Circassian Circle, Dashing White Sergeant, Thady You Gander, Mayim Mayim, etc. To give the dancers a rest, there are interval items including a song or two to entertain the dancers and onlookers, whilst some refreshment is taken. Tickets priced £5 are available from the Post Office or from Ron Gordon (263954). Come along and join the fun!

Ron Gordon