FEBRUARY 18 2017

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN


Our "New bands, New to Meltdown" mini-series continues in 2017...

Next Up ...

BANTER + Caller Nick Walden


A big, warm Meltdown welcome to Simon Care's new trio (and yes- it really is a trio! 😀)

Featuring Simon Care (melodeon), Nina Zella (piano/keyboards) and Tim Walker (brass, percussion), BANTER is a band to watch.  Bursting on to the Festival scene in their first year, Banter are all about having a great night dancing to the best tunes, played with a cheeky twist…

Nick Walden is an old-hand at the Meltdowns, and one of the most popular Callers on the folk circuit

So let's shake off these blue winter days, get dancing and 'jiggy' with BANTER

See www.meltdownec.org.uk for full details, FAQs etc.

Come with friends! ... Talk to Penny for Group / Family discounts. 

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£12/ £10 all usual concessions / £5 STUDENT SPECIAL: Under-25s in full-time education.



MELTDOWN has been run entirely Not-for-Profit by Volunteers at Clair Hall since 2001.

Barn Dancing is a fun, easy dance form for everyone. You've probably had a blast at one at a Wedding? The English Ceilidh scene is on the high-energy end of the scenee. Leaping, or walking about (as age, energy and fitness dictate!) to some of the very best bands on the English ceilidh circuit. You will dance in groups (sets) - but you don't have to bring a partner - just ask someone for a dance. You'll soon get to know the 'regulars' (Who are a very friendly lot!) So there's always a range of ages, sizes and experience in any given set - all getting on and all having a great, smiley time!
No classes to attend, no exams or grades -  no 'sniffy experts' looking down at you if you do go wrong! And without many actual steps to learn - it's easy to pick it all up anyway!

MELTDOWN always books festival-level bands and Callers. Each band brings a different set of instruments, influences and repertoire to the dances - so no two evenings are the same in a season. Bands can range from modern traditional at one end to guitar-heavy folk-rock at the other, with a good smattering of European and World influences in their mixes. The only critera we use in booking bands is that they have to make the Committee want to get up and dance all night!!


As  usual - If you want a table set up and reserved for you the bar (which opens into the hall so you won't miss the action but can hold a conversation!) - talk to Penny beforehand ...

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the details:

WHEN: Saturday February 18 2017. 20:00 - 23:15. Doors open 19:45.

WHERE: Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN