Folk Society

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We are a society of passionate dancers and musicians celebrating all things Folk. The folk tradition is inclusive and welcoming and we're no different. Regardless of ability or experience, if you’ve got energy, you’re perfect! The society originated as the Folk Dance Society 60 years ago, today we not only dance, but also hold music and song sessions, run dancing workshops and are the home of Pigasus, the FolkSoc Ceilidh Band.

The most musical of our members form Pigasus, who play for our termly ceilidhs. Pigasus can also be hired for external gigs and are always happy to play for events elsewhere in the University. New members are always welcome!

In 2015, we hosted IVDVF (the Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival), and hosted its smaller sibling festival ICBINI (I can't believe it's not IVFDF) in 2016.

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Forum Stall
17th September 10am - 4pm
Forum Street, Streatham Campus
Come and meet some of our committee if you want to learn about who we are and what we do!
Folk Society Band Taster
17th September 1pm - 2:30pm
Activity Room 2, Cornwall House
Try out our society's ceilidh and live gig band. All abilities welcome for any instrument or singing style. No experience required.
Folk Soc Session
18th September 8pm - 11:30pm
The Oddfellows Bar, Exeter City Centre
Join us for a night of acoustic music! Bring along any instruments or songs you like, or just listen over a drink. No experience of folk music needed.
Sword Dancing Taster
20th September 1pm - 2:30pm
Activity Room 2, Cornwall House
Come along and try out rapper dancing; a fast paced and exhilarating traditional dance from the North East. Beginners welcome!
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