Spring Ceilidh in Schools

On Friday 4 March children from Moorings Way Infant School experienced traditional dance, at the start of the Spring Ceilidh project.

The event was run by Portsmouth Music and its Hub Partner FolkActive, and is part of 'Live Music Portsmouth' which takes music and the arts into Portsmouth schools.

A ceilidh is a social gathering which can include music, dancing, song and storytelling and the Spring Ceilidh project is a chance to bring history to life, and for children to experience the fun and diversity of traditional dance.

Over the next few weeks FolkActive wil be visiting 7 schools across the City.

Jo Harmer from FolkActive said: "Today has been a brilliant example of the way music and dance can bring communities together. We have children from many cultures in our schools and dance is a universal language, and a way of making connections between traditions. It's been wonderful to see so many children working together so enthusiastically, and in collaboration with Portsmouth Music Hub, we can reach hundreds of children across the City."