You shouldn’t miss out!
- Helen van der Jagt
When you’re visiting
and you love to dance then balfolk is an experience you shouldn’t miss out on!
Balfolk contains all kinds of dances, from a romantic Mazurka to an energetic Polka. Most dances are danced in couples but some of them are danced in groups, which is a lovely way to meet new people!
If you don’t know the steps yet, don’t worry: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning there are balfolk workshops with the music of
who play bittersweet folk with a hint of jazz.
During Castlefest, there are several bands where you’ll be able to practise your newly learned balfolk skills.
plays mythological music which is perfect for some mellow dances. Both
perform music with Scandinavian roots which is guaranteed to get your feet moving!
can be both wild and dreamy, leading to a variety of dances. If it is an energetic polka or uplifting waltz you love to dance, then both
are worth a visit!
Other bands who are known to attract “balfolkies” are
. Oh, and rumour has it that perhaps on Saturday after the Wicker there will be a jam session with balfolk music at the Meadow Stage.
In other words, Balfolkies, experienced and new, see you at Castlefest dancing to your heart’s desire!!!
Cliff de Booy Concert Photography