Folk in Motion

Blaydon Races

Blaydon Races is a dance for as many as can make a circle. The song Blaydon Races was written by George Ridley in the 19th century, and is regarded as the official anthem of Tyneside - which in turn is the home of modern folk music. This is a fairly easy dance, suitable for beginners.

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Arts Council England Lottery Funded; Newham London; efdss english folk dance and song society

Photo: Hugh Hill