Galliard Folk Dancers

We are rehearsing and are available for bookings – indoors or outdoors

Galliard Folk Dancers are a group of English folk dancers from across Lancashire who perform a wide variety of English country dances, ranging from present day folk dances to older dances written as far back as the mid 1600s. Many are in the Playford style including those danced by Jane Austen, and now made famous by Miss Bennett and Mr Darcy in the Pride and Prejudice film.

We perform in costume at a variety of venues from local fetes, summer and Christmas fairs to international festivals such as Europeade representing England and Lancashire. Our costumes are in three styles: Regency costume, Victorian costume and 17th century Countryperson costume. (see About menu: Dance costumes)

We are available to perform at functions, workshops or events, across the North West of England, dancing in costume to suit your event. If you would like, we can include audience participation dances so you can join in or experience being Mr Darcy or Miss Elizabeth Bennett.

Upcoming Events

Chippenham Folk Festival: 24 – 27 May 2024

Speke Hall Liverpool: Monday 6 May 2024

Chorkey Cakes Ceilidh, Leyland: Thursday 29 February 2024; 7.30pm

Beetham Garden Centre: Saturday 9 December 2023; 2.00 & 3.00pm

Rufford Old Hall: Saturday 2 December 2023; 12.30; 1.10; 2.0; 2.40

Recent Events

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley.  5 September 2023

Sunday 2nd July 2023 The Crown Affair, at the Crown Inn Bacup. OL13 9HQ A day of dance with teams from around the UK. A wonderful celebration of English culture with dances performed outside The Crown Inn, Bacup Read more . . .

Short video of our recent performances (2′ 40″)