FEBRUARY 17th 2018

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN 

The Linda Game Trio 

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A rather special beginning to the year!

This month we look forward to a slightly different Meltdown - just couldn't miss the opportunity to have a few ceilidh-friendly Contras (American longways sets) in the dance-mix of the evening. We've often been asked to include them, so here we go ... 

The Linda Game Trio

Local player Linda Game has been a top dance musician for many years. She currently plays in Token Women, The Fold and the duo English Contra Dance Band. Previously she has been a member of Kitchen Girls, Zoox and the lead fiddle in Broken Ankles Appalachian Cloggers. 
Linda formed this trio to play the week-long Sidmouth Folk Week in 2015.


Chris and Patrice hail from the Bluegrass and American Old Time string band scene, have played many major festivals and have a once-a-month residency in Southampton. They play in the band for Brighton Appalachain dancers Crooked Moon and run the house concert venue Music at the Buildings


Gill Emerson has called for many festivals and dances and works with several of today's top ceilidh bands. This is her first 'onstage' vist to Meltdown although you may well have danced with her on the floor!          

LGT 3Linda Game: fiddle, chincello.
Chris Aggs: guitar.
Patrice Aggs: double bass.


So off that sofa with you!
Come and whirl your socks off to LINDA and her pals!

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!



Barn Dancing is a fun, easy dance form for everyone. You've probably had a blast at one at a Wedding? English Ceilidh is the high-energy end. 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!!

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


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 17 2018. 20:00 - 23:15. Doors open 19:45.

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