Musicians and singers welcome!

Singing workshops

with heli

Enjoy singing some of the wonderful folk songs which accompany our popular folk dances.  We look forward to heli’s well chosen songs, and if you wish, you can be part of the “choir” for the evening social dance.  Everyone staying in the hotel or attending the  instrumental course is welcome to join these sessions.

Balkan Instrumental Music weekend course

with Maya Buckley

(for residents and non-residents)

This weekend is for instrumentalists who would like to discover more about the wonderful melodies and exciting rhythms of Balkan and other countries’ folk dance music.  There will be workshops on Friday afternoon and on Saturday and Sunday during the daytime.  In addition to the workshops, you are invited and encouraged to join the evening social dances and to play for some of the dancing.  There are singing and drumming workshops which you can also attend if you wish.  Resources for the course will be provided in advance of the weekend so that you can familiarise yourself with the music beforehand.  All instruments are welcome.  There has been nothing but praise and enthusiasm for Maya’s workshops – so don’t miss this opportunity to play with them!  Note: it is possible to skip some of the workshops if you cannot attend everything – just come and enjoy the ones that you can!

There is no additional charge for hotel residents staying for the Rivieradance! 2019 holiday.  A 3-night residential option for instrumentalists is available, staying at the nearby Livermead Cliff hotel.  (book early to avoid disappointment). Non-resident musicians are welcome.


(last date for bookings: 15th December)



Drumming workshops (weekend)

with Dave Hiscock

Also over the weekend, Dave will be running drumming workshops.  The workshops will be suitable for beginners and for people who have done some drumming before.  Everyone is welcome to have a go, and you can either bring your own drum, or borrow one of Dave’s.