Scandimoot offers one of the best opportunities you will find in the UK to learn tunes and dances from Scandinavian teachers. Each year we pick exceptional music and dance teachers from Norway and Sweden to come to this small, intimate event in Yorkshire. With such intensive work the standard of both your music and your dancing rapidly improves.


Scandimoot 2021

Update 17th Feb 2021


Unfortunately, we have once again had to cancel Scandimoot which was due to be held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 30th April to 3rd May 2021.

We are intending to run the event in 2022 which will be over the weekend of 29th April to 2nd May.

In the meantime we have decided to create a digital event, DIGIMOOT which will run over two days, the 1st & 2nd May 2021.

We are at present in the early stages of planning, but we can say that there will be a mix of workshops and performances, that we intend to invite artists from past years, and that there will be extras that we don't normally have the resources to fit into our programme.

More information will be posted here and/or on our FB page as the event develops.

(NB the rest of the information on this page refers to the planned 2020/2021 Scandimoot programme which we hope to run in 2022)

For those who might consider donating to support Scandimoot you can give to:

We’re a self-funding organisation and have incurred some irrecoverable expenses.

Play music and dance on your own or in your head and keep healthy.

Best regards from us all


Artists for Scandimoot 2020


Mats Berglund

Fredrik Lundberg

Samuel Lundh

John-Francis Goodacre


Emma Rydberg

Lina Palmgren

Andy Parr

The theme is music & dance from the Värmland region of Sweden

(See below for booking info and prices)

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Extra workshops


Besides the main music and dance workshops, we will be running various additional courses during the late afternoon of both Saturday and Sunday.

So far we have confirmed:

  • Dance with Andy Parr, suitable for those wanting to learn some basic Scandinavian dance styles
  • Nyckelharpa with Samuel Lundh

General notes about teaching

Dance:   No previous experience of Scandinavian dance and no partner is needed but you do need to have had some dancing experience and be able to learn, by looking, listening and feeling - whichever works best for you.  The workshops  are progressive and not normally appropriate for anyone to drop in to.  There is usually one 'main' dance studied and other 'smaller' (ie quicker to learn dances).  You should aim to bring two pairs of shoes, one with a smooth sole and another a bit less smooth.  If you are new to Scandinavian dance, there will also be two workshops in beginners' styles (useful for the evening dances).


Music:  There are three strands of instrumental workshops:

One is more suitable for experienced fiddle players who are already very familiar with traditional Scandinavian styles and are able to learn tunes easily and quickly by ear.

There will be more emphasis on fiddle technique (bowing, ornamentation) in this group.

The second strand is suitable for players of any melody instrument (including fiddle players) who have some familiarity with Scandinavian styles and are comfortable with learning by ear.

It is likely to run at a steadier pace than the first group.

The third strand is intended for those musicians new to or less experienced in traditional Scandinavian styles. There will still be an emphasis on learning by ear but some notation will also be available. This group will be slower-paced than the other two.

Whilst musicians may join any group and change groups, there is a need to control the maximum size of any group and to manage the classroom spaces. The tutors will be rotated amongst the groups.

Audio & video recordings will be made available after the weekend.

Venues & Accommodation

The main venue for the 2020 festival will again be Clapham village, 1.5 miles west of Austwick, a small but bustling village with pubs, cafés, pretty walks, and everywhere mentioned is within a few minutes’ walk.

The Friday and Sunday evening meals, Monday lunch and all breakfasts, the Friday evening introduction, Sunday evening dance and all the dance workshops are at Clapham Village Hall.

The Saturday evening public concert will be held at Victoria Hall, Settle

All music workshops are at Ingleborough Hall. We also use this venue for Saturday and Sunday lunches. It is a few minutes’ walk - across a bridge and along the stream - from the dance hall, and has gorgeous grounds.

NB: in 2020, the main evening concert will revert to being held on Saturday in Settle.



Many people book their own, but please remember to do so in good time.

Please see the downloadable attachment for a full list.  We have already reserved the Brook House B&B for our visiting artistes.


Bunk Barns.

  • We can offer bunk-bed spaces within Ingleborough Hall at £20 per night. These are double bunks within rooms of either 8 or 10 bed-spaces. Bedding is included and there are plenty of showers. *You will need to bring your own towel*
  • Booking for the bunk-beds is included on the booking forms but contact Pat directly on for any queries

Camping within Clapham

  • we have the use of a farm camping field next to Clapham Bunk with washing facilities and loo in adjacent car park and shower facilities at Ingleborough Hall. This will cost £3.50 per person per night and will need to be booked through Scandimoot.


  • We have permission from Ingleborough Hall to accommodate a limited number of campervans.  They have to fit into normal car parking spaces, so no large vans, sorry.

    There are no hookups, but you will be able to use the basic shower/washing/toilet facilities in the outdoor classroom (code entry).

    Pricing will be £10 per van per night including 1 person + £5 per additional person per night.

    However, please contact us first if you wish to book a space.

There are a number of other campsites, the nearest being:


Guest Houses and Hotels

Scandimoot concerts


Saturday    2nd May 8pm   Settle, Victoria Hall        All artists

Monday   4th May 8pm   Lancaster house concert      All artists  


Booking for Scandimoot 2020

Bookings are now open


NB: We have reviewed our prices again this year and have had to make some modest increases in order to keep the event financially viable. As last year, whilst we are retaining concession rates for those on benefits and low incomes, we won't be offering a second early-bird discount.

There will still be an early-bird discount during February for those paying the full weekend price and early booking is recommended as places are limited.


Booking Procedure


We now have an online booking form which should make the booking process easier.

* Please use this if you can *

The link is:


If you are unable to use the online form then you can use the pdf booking form below

Scan and email or post to us.

Please complete a separate booking form for each person.

We have a dedicated Scandimoot bank account and prefer direct online payments if possible

We also accept cheques made out to 'Scandimoot'


 For any other queries about booking contact Pat:   •   tel: +44 (0)1721 722539






Scandimoot2020 prices/booking form.pdf
Scandimoot 2020 price list (and booking form if you are unable to use the online booking process)
SM2020 outline prog.pdf
Download the Scandimoot programme
Download our accommodation list


There will be very reasonably priced meals available throughout the weekend (except Saturday night when we go to Settle for the concert), and we hope many people will choose to eat communally.

It will be healthy home made (and predominantly vegetarian) food.

On Saturday it will be possible to self-cater at Clapham Village Hall or we can suggest places to eat before the concert.


The nearest stations are Clapham (via Lancaster) and Settle (via Leeds).

We can arrange pick-ups from both these stations and there is also the possibility of lifts to or from Lancaster in the event of poor connections to Clapham or Settle.

Support for Scandimoot


In 2020 we received financial support from:

  • Local Giving - matched funding for donations
  • Fund-raising events, sale of music books, general donations

For further information email Pat: • tel: +44 (0)1721 722539  or see our Facebook page