This page is regularly updated with details of forthcoming folk music and dance events in Tasmania. This page is maintained as a free community service by the Folk Federation of Tasmania who accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of information supplied to us for listing on this page.
Check our Regular Events Page for details of regular events (dances, clubs and sessions) across the state.
See our Venues page for information about some venues around the state.
See our Festivals and Events section for information about major annual festivals and events.
Iain MacLeod Ceilidh Band
SAT 25TH MAY ‘13
WESLEY HALL, 58 MELVILLE ST, HOBART
High energy Scottish music from master accordionist Iain MacLeod and friends. Exciting and accessible dances taught by caller David Wanless.
Tickets at the door:
$16/ $14(concession)/ $13(member)/ $8 (student special)
Dress: casual or celtic.
All dances taught.
No dancing experience or partner required but you’re welcome to bring either.
All ages welcome.
Please bring some supper to share (haggis not required).
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Scottish Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) dancing is the more energetic and informal alternative to Scottish Country Dancing. You don’t need to dress up, bring a partner or have any dancing experience. All you need are sensible shoes and a sense of humour. Dance caller David Wanless will tell you what you need to do, and master accordionist Iain MacLeod and friends will leave you no choice but to dance with their driving jigs and reels.
Major Annual Festivals and Events
Celtic Summer School, January each year, presented by Celtic Southern Cross
Music Under the Southern Cross is at Campaspe Downs, Victoria, Jan 12th – 17th 2014
The Folk Federation of Tasmania is sponsoring a $500 Scholarship!
See the entry form.
For details of tutors, workshops and other activities, see Celtic Summer School
Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Hobart, February every second year.
Rosebery Festival (Axemen, Bushmen, Miners, Blarney) – February/March long-weekend. See also http://www.westernwilderness.com.au/rosebery_tasmania
St Patrick’s Day festival – Westbury- weekend near St Patrick’s Day, March.
Fleadh Ceol - weekend of Irish music in March each year
Ten Days on the Island - Tasmanian international arts festival in March every second year, which often includes folk acts