Last year the IRT were able to upload the great majority of Tom Flett’s manuscript notes relating to England to the website. All that material is now indexed, cross-referenced and his informant’s identities added to the relevant page. Whew! There
Friday 21 September the EFDSS are running a course at Cecil Sharp House called ‘Keeping Folk Dancers On Their Feet’, a course written for us by Edel Quin, ex dancer with Riverdance and Dance Science Programme Leader at Chichester University.
Our interest in clog dance began at our folk club, Folk Union One in Hull. We saw Sheilagh Roberts perform steps she had learned from Johnson Ellwood of Chester le Street, whom she had visited weekly whilst at Newcastle University.
Several members of Instep RT met at Chris and Hazel’s Northumbrian residence over the Easter weekend to complete the final furlong to the Flett Frenzy finish. Buoyed up by good company, excellent food and plenty of alcohol, we dedicated our
The Instep AGM this year was great. We met in Derbyshire, courtesy of Toby, with a scattering of snow courtesy of the Met Office fitting this early February gathering. On Friday evening we were all arriving and had much to
Instep member Toby Bennett visited the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland in the beginning of March 2018. He taught several workshops in different clog traditions to a mix of students on the
We assembled in Sydney, Cape Breton, on Friday 1st April over breakfast in the hotel where we were mostly staying. There were: Our hosts: Heather Sparling: Primarily a musician, interested in the social background of Cape Breton dance and music.
Once again Instep Research Team is organising a series of workshops, talks and sessions at Sidmouth Folk Week. This year we’ll also be launching the new InstepRT.co.uk website. Download a pdf version of this schedule MONDAY 4th AUGUST 9.30-11.00 Sidmouth
29th July 2014. We’re now up to 12 films of Sam Sherry, 15 of Pat Tracey and 9 of Alex Woodcock. And lots more to come! Plus a links page and a bibliography page have been added, the latter linking