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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 May Heydays (formerly 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.
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News Flash
If you missed my discussion with Bernie Culkin and Louise Siddons on how they successfully started new dance groups in recent years,
you can watch the recording at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rml3kgQb2NU
Watch my on-line Callers' Workshop focusing on callers' websites but with many asides:
www.scissortail.org/siddons/starter.html#App6
I've just published a rather large page containing my thoughts on What is a Dancing Master? — feel free to dip into it if the whole thing is too much for you.
And another quite large page on Scottish Dances — if you're a caller and you'd like some advice on how to call some great dances, please take a look!
I've also made my first video — an 8-minute tour of this website.  Click the “Help” button above.
And I've now made my second — an 18-minute tour of my Dance Organiser.
I talked on my 5 Things web chat about getting MIDI to sound better.  See the bottom of my Instructions page for more information.  And here's the Index to all the 5 Things chats.
I also have some covid-related links on my Links page.
To find out what I've done in my professional life, take a look at my all-new Programming page.



CDSSThis website is now sponsored by The Country Dance and Song Society.

“CDSS connects and supports people in building and sustaining vibrant communities through participatory dance, music, and song traditions that have roots in English and North American culture.”