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Ruff Ceilidhs - Cat’s Claw with Mic Spenceley

Ruff Ceilidhs – what are they? Well, we always have a live band with a caller who explains the dances.

Other names for this kind of event include Twmpath, Barn-dance, Country dance and also sometimes e-Ceilidh.

Why RUFF? Well it has been described as short for ‘Roll Up For Folk’, but its really just a misspelling of Rough. Dave Parsons was once asked to create a display dance side very quickly, ‘What are you called?’ ‘Well its going to be rough…’

What we do is basically traditional folk dancing, or new dances based on that tradition. You may have read of something like it in Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy. Nowadays these dances are often seen at weddings, birthdays, PTA fundraisers or even at schoolceilidh. The reason some of these dances have survived for hundreds of years is that they are infectious and great fun.

It’s a wonderful way to meet people, mix the generations, get some exercise, laugh a lot and enjoy some really exciting live music.

Real Ale Bar
Admission £10 on the door, £8 advance tickets and concessions (students and club members), £25 family (2 adults up to 3 children) 8pm to 11:30pm
CMC Sports and Social Club on the campus of the University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW
Sat 9 Dec 2017
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