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

"Cam-French" organises occasional French music and dance sessions, and has 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.

Welcome to autumn! Our next session is Sunday 3 September 2017 at the pavilion at Girton. We will be dancing and playing from 10am until 2pm. (Note the one-off earlier time, due to hall availability.) Cost will be £4 waged, £2 unwaged for both musicians and dancers.

All instruments are welcome - we will be playing tunes from the usual collection - do send in your requests!

Directions: for your satnav the Girton pavilion postcode is CB3 0FH: if you're coming from Cambridge on Huntingdon Road, take the right turning just before the college and keep going until you can see the church - there is a car park on your right and the pavilion is at the end of it.

Hope to see you there!

The sessions

Occasional sessions are held on a Saturday or Sunday, at Girton pavilion. Upcoming dates:

Sunday 22 April 2018, 2-5pm French Music/Dance SessionThe Pavilion, Girton, Cambridge
Sunday 3 June 2018, 2-5pm French Music/Dance SessionThe Pavilion, Girton, Cambridge

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

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 join the mailing list, please send an email to To leave, email 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 <>. To send Cam-French your flier/advert/gig request, please email rather than sending it to the main list (we'll distribute relevant/interesting stuff to the main list).


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Sat Mar 3 21:00:30 GMT 2018