Cam-French - Traditional French music and dancing in Cambridge, UK

"Cam-French" is two things: a monthly session of traditional French music and dance, and a mailing list for the announcement and discussion of traditional French music and dancing sessions held in and near Cambridge, UK. We have a "welcome to Cam-French" leaflet which might be of interest.

The sessions

Regular sessions are held 8pm-10pm(ish) usually on the last Wednesday in each month, in Grantchester Village Hall. Upcoming dates:

26 March 2014AGM and French Music/Dance SessionGrantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge
30 April 2014 French Music/Dance SessionGrantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge
28 May 2014 French Music/Dance SessionGrantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge
25 June 2014 French Music/Dance SessionGrantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge
30 July 2014 French Music/Dance SessionGrantchester Village Hall, Grantchester, Cambridge

Update from 2014 AGM

We've been rather low on numbers recently, to the extent that every session is making a loss. At the AGM it was decided that if numbers don't pick up by July, we'll stop running regular monthly sessions in this format. It's possible that instead we'd run one-offs, e.g. with booked bands, or music sessions at someone's house.

We're also listed in Webfeet which is worth a look for other events.

Here's a map to help you find Grantchester Village Hall - there's on-street parking nearby, but please don't block the access lane to the side of the hall! If you need a lift, please ask on the email list (see below) - there's probably someone who can help out.

All are welcome: you don't need to bring a dance partner. No previous experience is necessary, you'll be taught the basics - and maybe some of the "extras", depending on who's teaching! On club nights there's a fee of £2 each session to cover the hall charges (musicians go free). Or you could bring a musical instrument and play along.

The music

Some of the tunes which have been played at the sessions are available in PDF format (and in ABC format). You can view the file with Acrobat Reader (a free download). Yes, the music is incomplete... more tunes will be added over time. A couple of past programmes are available to help you decide what to practise! April, May, June, August 2005; March, September 2006; and March 2009. (MC=Massif Central books, PD=Les Panards Dansant book, OB=On Bouge books)

The mailing list

To subscribe to the mailing list, please send an email to cam-french-subscribe@cambridgefolk.org.uk. To unsubscribe, email cam-french-unsubscribe@cambridgefolk.org.uk. Please note that you have to be subscribed to the list before you can send messages to it.

To contact the human running the list, send email to Dave Holland <dave@biff.org.uk>. To send Cam-French your flier/advert/gig request, please email cam-french-committee@cambridgefolk.org.uk rather than sending it to the main list (we'll distribute relevant/interesting stuff to the main list).

Links

Please mail me if you want me to link to your page.

Acknowledgements

Cam-French gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Cambridge City Council.
Fri Mar 28 22:10:10 GMT 2014
dave@biff.org.uk