The Playford Then & Now Festival

Saturday November 7 to Sunday November 8

The Historical Dance Society is delighted to announce its Playford Weekend Festival – Playford, Then and Now. The enduring popularity of Playford dances and their music from the first edition published in 1651 to the 18th edition in 1728, is a treasure chest for folk dancers, historical dancers, musicians and researchers. Festival sessions will feature talks on a variety of related topics as well as a dance workshop, with renowned speakers from the UK and overseas.

A full programme & booking instructions can be found at

This event follows the success of the HDS Webinar Talks and the Online Dance Tutorials – both of which can be found on the HDS YouTube channel. –