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The Final Haddenham Ceilidh

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Andy Cutting

A village institution ends this year when, after 45 years, Haddenham Ceilidhs holds its final event — a celebratory ceilidh and concert on Saturday afternoon and evening, 2nd December, in the village hall.

Doors open at 2.15pm.

At 3pm, in the main hall, there is a concert featuring Geckoes musicians and singers Andy Turner with Mat Green, also singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates and melodeon player Andy Cutting.

At 6pm, in the main hall, Stony Steppers perform part of their touring roadshow 'One Step Beyond' — a celebration of our island's shared social history and traditions in dance, song, music and spoken word.

At 7.30pm in the Walter Rose Room, Kitty Vernon will introduce guests including old Haddenham Ceilidhs favourites Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman.

The farewell ceilidh starts at 8pm in the main hall with music by PolkaWorks and callers Hugh Rippon and Barry Goodman.

Also on offer are the Real Ale Bar, hot and cold food, and Dragon Records finale cash sale.

All the above for £24 (adults), £10 (for 13-17 year olds), free for under-13s when accompanied by an adult.

All events to 7pm: £12/£5;

all events from 6pm: £12/£5.

More details on the website.

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