Education

MaypoleSchools ask for a fascinating range of workshops based on the folk traditions of where we live, including broom dancing, maypole, morris and country dancing. We always use live music adding depth to the experience and we encourage creativity – we love to see folk tradition evolve in front of our eyes!

We are hub partners with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Music Hubs working closely with them developing larger school projects, such as ceilidhs where young musicians can play at their own level with professional folk musicians for dancers from different schools.

FolkActive Youth Ensemble - Online!

FolkActive Youth Ensemble - Online!

We are delighted that the FolkActive Youth Ensemble (FAYE) is continuing online through lockdown, and is attracting new members! Here's our latest video , which went live in December 2020. The ensemble began in spring 2019 with string players of Grade...
Schools Workshops

Schools Workshops

FolkActive Schools workshops are: Active!  Delivered with energy, skill and good humour, bringing local folk dance and music traditions to life in schools. Relevant to Hampshire’s cultural heritage. Where possible tailor made for each school’s loca...
Portsmouth Youth Folk Ensemble

Portsmouth Youth Folk Ensemble

Great news!  FolkActive and Portsmouth Music Hub are offering a new musical opportunity: Portsmouth Youth Folk Ensemble is on its way. The ensemble is an exciting development of the Big Ceilidh Weeks which have run in Portsmouth for five years now. H...
FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

Our FolkActive Schools Ceilidh package aims to support schools wanting to promote awareness of traditional British culture in active and creative ways. Traditionally, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) was a social gathering which could include music,...