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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 desktop 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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Jay Cubitt

20-Feb-24  I heard from Meg Winters earlier today:

> It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that Jay passed away peacefully in her sleep last night.

Geoff Cubitt is probably the best-known caller of American Squares and Contras in England, and his wife Jay was a keen dancer.  I think I first came across them many years ago when Geoff ran one of the first Appalachian dance display teams, and Jay was dancing along with Linda Moon, Philip and Joyce Rowe, and several others.  I'm not much of a watcher, but they were such a good team that I would always stop to watch their displays.

Jay had been ill for some time, and Geoff had cancelled all his bookings to be with her.  She will be much missed.

Funeral arrangements:

Friday 15th March, 1pm at St Mary's Church, 3 Bateman Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LN.
Followed by a private family burial.

The wake will be at The Plough, Main Street, Normanton on Soar, LE12 5HB.

News Flash
7-Jan-24  See the notes for Dancing through the ages which I've just run for FASH.

5-Nov-23  We have a new roof on our house!  See the photos.

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.”