Village of Haddenham

The Final Haddenham Ceilidh

Home » News » The Final Haddenham Ceilidh
Jackie Oates 01
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.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Unhappy Doctor 01
Helen Salisbury: Mon 16 May 6:30pm

Following recent criticisms in certain national newspapers and on social media of the current state of General Practice in this country, we have chosen to reproduce a letter published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, written by a GP based in Oxfordshire.Where have our GPs gone?That question topped the 3 May front page of the Daily Mail--a tabloid newspaper not known for...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 1:37pm

Haddenham St Mary's CE school are going to be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a special week at school next week (23rd-26th May). The week is going to culminate in a 1950's Tea Party on the Thursday afternoon where children will celebrate with their parents. We would love to invite anyone local who has a vintage car to bring their car along on the afternoon of the...

James Orford
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 11:15am

On Thursday 5th May, after a two year hiatus, an "Aperitif Recital" was held at St Marys Church.The recital was given by James Orford, organist at Eton College, assistant director of music at St Pauls' Church Knightsbridge and former organist at Westminster Cathedral.He delighted the audience with music by Duruflé, Vivaldi and others. James delivered a fantastic performance...