Summer Dancing
Throughout July and August there will be regular dancing at the following venues in Cornwall.  All welcome to join us on these summer evenings.
Monday evenings – Fraddon Village Hall, Fraddon TR9 6NT    7.30pm to 10pm
 (just off the A30 between Carland Cross Roundabout and Bodmin)
Dates 8th and 22nd July,  5th and 19th August and 2nd September.
For more details contact Ros McLaughlin 01872 560786
Every Wednesday – Marhamchurch Scottish dancers The Central Methodist Church Hall , Bude   EX23 8LA 
 7.30pm – 10pm
Les and Dawn Burden – Please ring to confirm 01840 261708
Thursday evenings – Eliott Hall (St German’s Community Centre) St German’s near Saltash PL12 5NR
7pm to 9.30pm
Dates- 4th and 18th July,  1st, 15th and 29th August.
Please contact Harry Richmond for more details 01579 349550

Saturday 5th October 2019  – The Parkhouse Centre Bude – 2.30pm to 4pm 

As part of the Marhamchurch Scottish Dancers 24th Annual Residential Weekend in Bude this October there will be an addition opportunity to dance to Sandy Nixon and His Band who are one of the Top Scottish Country Dance Bands in the Country.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun dances, very suitable for new and less experienced dancers. All dances will be walked and talked through. This is a wonderful opportunity to dance and listen to live Scottish Country dancing Music played at its best.

Tickets are an incredible £5 which includes a Cornish Cream Tea.

To reserve your place on the dance floor and cream tea contact Dawn on 01840 261708

Dance List

Saturday 12th October 2019

RSCDS Cornwall Branch

AGM and Social Dance


Lanivet Community Hall, Rectory Road PL30 5HG

7pm to 10.30pm

Free admission

Please bring a contribution for the supper table

7pm                               Buffet Supper

7.30pm                         AGM Meeting

8.30pm                         Social Dance


See the list of dances and crib here

The “Cornish Hospitality” Project 2019

Spring 2019 saw us running a series of workshops to learn 6 of the dances from our new book of dances “Cornish Hospitality”. The ultimate aim of the workshops was to produce a video of each dance that could be used together with the full instructions and dance diagrams to learn the dances.

The dances chosen were Cornish Hospitality, Tandem to Anvil, Carrick Castles, PZ40, The Lass from Brittany and Mrs Carmichael of Okataina.
The link to the videos is here.

To help show the patterns of the dance each couple wears a different coloured top.

This project has been a success for many reasons; the main one being dancers from the length of Cornwall (Liskeard in the East down to Penzance in the West over 60 miles between each group) came to together to enjoy and improve their dancing and to dance with each other, something we do not have an opportunity to do very frequently.

Another series of workshops are planned for this autumn and spring next year to complete the book.

Rosalind McLaughlin, July 2019

Buy the book

See our article about the very successful afternoon and evening of dance, dancing to the live sounds of Sandy Nixon & His Band, one of the UK’s top Scottish Country dance Bands from Glasgow, at the Eliot House Hotel in Liskeard on Saturday 9th February 2019.  Over 100 dancers enjoyed the 2 separate events held at the hotel.