29 Apr, Unicorn Ceilidh with caller Barry Goodman, Baldock, Hertfordshire
7 May, Private Party, Dartmoor
25 June, ECMW Public Ceilidh with caller Sarah Clough, Bampton, Oxfordshire
19 - 21 Aug Folkeast, Little Glemham, Suffolk
8 Oct, Oxfolk with caller WIll Hall Kennington Village Hall, Oxford
23 Aug 2015, FolkEast Suffolk. Caller MARY PANTON
21 Aug 2015, music at The Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk
9 -11 Aug 2015 50th Anniversary Broadstairs Folk Week, 2 Ceilidhs with caller BARRY GOODMAN and 2 Workshops.
19 June, Knees Up at Cecil Sharp House with caller WILL HALL
30 May 2015 Private Party
23 April - St George's Day. Music at The Cherry Tree Inn, in Stoke Row.
Sat 15 Nov 2014, Meltdown Ceilidh, Haywards Heath with caller WILL HALL
Sat 4 Oct 2014, Haddenham Ceilidh with caller FEE LOCK
12-14 Sep 2014, Bromyard Folk Festival, with caller WILL HALL
Sat 23 Aug 2014, Wedding ceilidh
Sat 16 Aug 2014, White Horse Festival, Grove with caller GORDON POTTS
1- 8 Aug 2014, Sidmouth Folk Week 4 Aug , 12 noon @ Anchor Gardens with caller Will Hall, 5 Aug, 4.30pm @ Anchor Gardens with caller Nick Walden
Sat 7 June 2014, Bridport Ceilidhs with caller WILL HALL
Sat 15 Mar 2014, Great Western Ceilidh with caller WILL HALL 8pm at Bowhill School, Exeter EX4 1JT
Sat 5 Oct 2013, South Moreton Harvest Festival with caller Will Hall. All welcome
Thurs 25 Jul 2013 7.30 pm , A night of English Folk at Stubbings Estate with John Kirkpatrick, Jackie Oates, The Fraser Sisters, The Outside Capering Crew and Hammersmith Morris Men
Saturday 20th Oct 2012, White Horse Ceilidh 8pm, Grove Village Hall, Oxfordshire with caller Will Hall
31st Aug - 2 Sep, Wallingford Bunkfest - The English Session (Sat 12 Noon Comrades Club) and Family Ceilidh (Sun 4pm Kinecroft) with caller Aidan Hansell
Saturday 25th August 2012, Shrewsbury Folk Festival with caller Nick Walden.
Tue 7th August, Sidmouth Folk Week Anchor Ceilidh with Caller Fee Lock.
The sound was superb"
John Heydon, Haddenham Ceilidhs, 4 Oct 2014
Thank you SO much for playing for our wedding dance; you were really fantastic. It was great fun and everyone loved it!"
N&D Sep 2014
You were the best dance band all weekend - so danceable, you sounded great!"
Polly Dare, Bromyard Fok Festival 2014
Monty's Maggot play traditional music for barn dances, English country dances and English ceilidhs. Captivating tunes are played with infectious rhythm, energy and lift.
This frequently leads to spontaneous, involuntary and spirited dancing!
Since 2010, Monty's Maggot have been well-received at festivals and ceilidh series including Sidmouth, Bromyard, Shrewsbury, Broadstairs, FolkEast, Wallingford Bunkfest, and White Horse.
“English Ceilidh” (EC, aka barn dance) is English country dancing to upbeat bands with emphasis on energy, stepping and fun rather than complexity.
You don't need to know how to dance to go to an English Ceiliidh. The dances are usually for sets of people and a caller will walk you through the dances before the tune is played.
You don't need to bring a partner with you; it’s quite normal to ask someone to dance. Families are always welcome.
EC dances should be danced or stepped throughout, rather than walked, which is unlike “Social” or “Playford” dances where the complexity of the figures in the dance is more important than the stepping. This is extreme English country dance!
If you see people going to an English dance wearing trainers and shorts, it’s more likely that they are going to an English Ceilidh than to a ‘social dance’!
If you thought English country dancing might be boring, think again!
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