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.

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Scandimoot 2022

We're very pleased to confirm that Scandimoot will be happening this year!

Fri 29th April to Mon 2nd May (BH weekend)

in and around Clapham, North Yorkshire

 

We are planning a Värmland, Sweden focus with musicians

Mats Berglund, Fredrik Lundberg & Fredy Samuel Lundh

Isa Holmgren will be the dance teacher

 

We will update this info as arrangements progress.

We also post on FB and Twitter or you can contact us on: <info@scandimoot.org.uk> and ask to be put on our mailing list


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***Bookings are now open***

(We are now fully booked but have a waiting list)

  

NB: We have reviewed our prices again this year and have had to make some modest increases in order to limit the subsidy from our reserves.

We are retaining concession rates for those on benefits or under 18, but we can't offer an early bird discount this year.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

  

  Booking Procedure:

  

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


***Please use the online form if you can***


(If you are unable to use the online form then you can ask us for a pdf form to download & print) 


***Please complete a separate booking form for each person***


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

Name on account:Scandimoot

Sort Code:20-47-61

Account number:93553086

(We also accept cheques made out to 'Scandimoot')

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Sorry, we’re now full for both dancers and musicians & have disabled the online booking form. Please email us at  <info@scandimoot.org.uk>  to be put on the waiting list.

 (NB: there are no more camper van spaces)

**Although our music and dance courses are fully booked for the weekend, you can still book for the Sunday night concert and dance at the Victoria Hall in Settle**

 

After the concert you can join in dancing or playing with the course participants. We'd love to see you there!

 

Tickets available from the Victoria Hall website:

www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk/.../scandimoot-010522

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Scandimoot

 

 The Fourteenth Scandimoot


  The roots of Scandimoot are strong and deep, and getting deeper by the year. Our tradition of holding an annual event of music and dance from Scandinavia in Yorkshire in May began in the late 1980s with Yorkshire Dales Workshops (thanks to Geoff and Liz Bowen, and Fliss Paterson) and continued from 2008 onwards as Scandimoot.  It took an international pandemic and lockdown to stop us in 2020, in 2021 we rallied with our online event, Digimoot, and now, in 2022, we are back face to face again, and looking forward to welcoming you warmly, whether it’s back again or for the first time.  A few fingers are crossed, but we are planning for a Scandimoot like the ones you (may!) remember. It will be our fourteenth. 

   

  In the 1980s not many musicians were playing Scandi tunes.  Now there are hundreds of sessions, social media sites, and small and large groups of musicians and dancers in the UK who get together (when they can) to play and dance Scandi style, many of them influenced by their experiences at Scandimoot.  When Rowan Rheingans came to Scandimoot in 2014, she wrote:


 ‘You can do things informally; there’s lots of gatherings around, but not with tutors like these - not that I’ve come across. It’s a rare thing, to be able to spend a dedicated weekend working with someone who’s really an expert’


  It would be impossible to list the ‘best’ of musicians and dancers from Sweden and Norway who have brought their talents to YDW and Scandimoot over the years.

  Many of our artists are now lauded and famous, but we only had to mention Digimoot last year and they offered their support, going to unsolicited lengths, finding time in busy schedules, and finding or generating high quality resources, sometimes at their own expense, just to help us.


  Our mission is ‘bringing the best of Scandinavian music and dance to the UK’ 

and that we are proud to say we do. You will meet exceptional musicians here this year, as every year.  Don’t miss the opportunity! 

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Support for Scandimoot

  

In 2022 we received financial support from fund-raising events, the sale of music books & general donations. We are also grateful for support-in-kind such as accommodation offers.

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SM2022 price list.pdf
Download the Scandimoot 2022 price list
Scandimoot Timetable 2022.pdf
Download the detailed Scandimoot 2022 timetable
Scandimoot Allspel 2022.pdf
Download the notation for the Allspel tunes

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Scandimoot 2022 Artists Information:

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Scandimoot concerts

  

Sunday  1st May 8pm      Settle,  Victoria Hall             All artists

Monday  2nd May 2pm Clapham Church              All artists

Monday  2nd May 8pm      Lancaster house concert     All except Andy Parr


( for more information about the Lancaster concert see the <Friends of the Old Stables> FB page or email <clairehannah1@googlemail.com> )

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Meals


  There will be very reasonably priced meals available throughout the weekend (except Sunday 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 vegetarian food.  We can cater for most special diets (allergies and intolerances) if you let us know on the booking form. 

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

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 two 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.

 

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 music tutors will be rotated amongst the groups and the dance workshop .


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

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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.

 

We hope to be able to offer:

Dance workshops for those wanting to learn or refresh some basic Scandinavian dance styles

Nyckelharpa with Fredy Samuel Lundh

Singing workshops

as well as an opportunity for session playing

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Evening Activities


On Friday evening: we'll introduce the tutors, who will each give a short presentation.  Afterwards you'll be able to play for dancing, or dance – or both!


On Saturday evening: you'll again get the chance to dance and play for dancing.

For musicians – we'll send a list of common “allspel” tunes a few weeks before the event, so everyone gets a chance to play together. But there will also be opportunities to play solo or in smaller groups – or dance to our visiting tutors.

On both Friday and Saturday evenings we'll be in Clapham Village Hall.  We need to finish by midnight.


On Sunday evening: we go to the Victoria Hall in Settle for a concert from our guests, followed by more playing and dancing – including an opportunity to showcase what we've learned so far.  We share transport so don't worry if you don't have a car.

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Venues

 

The main venue for the 2022 festival will again be Clapham village, 1.5 miles west of Austwick and within the Yorkshire Dales national Park, a small but bustling village with pubs, cafés, pretty walks, and everywhere mentioned is within a few minutes’ walk.

 

The Friday and Saturday evening meals, Monday lunch and all breakfasts, the Friday evening introduction, Saturday evening dance and all the dance workshops are at Clapham Village Hall  (LA2 8DZ).

 

The Sunday evening public concert will be held at Victoria Hall, Settle, an attractive market town within 15 mins drive of Clapham  (BD24 9DZ).

 

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.

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Accommodation

 

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

Unfortunately there are fewer cottages and B&B's in the area than in previous years.

We have already reserved the Swallow's Nest (formerly Brook House B&B) for our visiting artistes. 

  

Ingleborough Hall.

We can offer bunk-bed spaces within Ingleborough Hall at £29 per night.  This is an increase from previous years, but is the price set by Bradford Council.  These are double bunks within rooms of either 8 or 10 bed-spaces, however we hope to limit occupancy so that no-one has to sleep on a top bunk.   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 info@scandimoot.org.uk 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. The cost is £3.50 per person per night and will need to be booked through Scandimoot.


Campervans

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.
Pricing will be £15 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 other campsites, the nearest being:

The Dalesbridge (which also has cabins):  <dalesbridge.co.uk> tel: 015242 51021

  

Guest Houses & Hotels

The New Inn in Clapham:  <newinnclapham.com>  tel: 01524 748500

 

In Austwick, try the Game Cock Inn:  <gamecockinn.co.uk>  tel: 015242 51226


Otherwise try the online booking sites, for cottages try <sykescottages.co.uk>

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Directions

 

  The nearest stations are:  Clapham (via Lancaster & Leeds)

    Settle (via Leeds & Carlisle).


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.