Welcome to my web site. I'm Colin Hume, best known as a Folk Dance caller and composer. You may find me appearing at Halsway Manor, Folk Camps, Folk Festivals such as Eastbourne, Chippenham, Lichfield, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Morland, Southam and Whitby, plus Dance Weeks in the States run by the Country Dance and Song Society and the Bay Area Country Dance Society. In my spare time I'm a programmer/developer (I wrote the computer version of The Clarkson Register for Clarkson Research Services) and have built many web sites — see the Programming section for more details.
The analysis of the responses to the Sidmouth Social Dance Survey is now available at tinyurl.com/SidmouthSurvey.
If you missed my article in English Dance & Song magazine, Winter 2014, you can read it here.
Just in case you think everything I do is related to Folk Dancing, let me announce that just before Easter my one-act musical “Rumpelstiltskin” was performed by years 3 and 4 of Sutherland Primary Academy in Stoke-on-Trent. Click here to find out all about it, or just listen here to the vigour with which they performed an encore.