Colin Hume: Home page
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
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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If you're looking for a weekend of good dancing, I'm leading the Folk Camp Dancers' Weekend at Blockley, 10-12 June 2022, with musicians Moira and Peter Gutteridge (Dampier's Round). Read about it here
If you're worried that you won't be in a fit state to resume dancing when the restrictions are lifted, see the Health
section at the bottom of my Links
Anne Daye's new article gives lots of evidence that the “French” Cotillon and Quadrille actually come from the English Country Dance. Read it here
This 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.”