Programme Update (added January 12, 2019)
Details of the RFDC Programme until June 2019 have been added to the PROGRAMME page.
Note the public SPRING DANCE on Friday, April 12 – Dampier’s Round with Madeleine Smith
See SPECIAL EVENTS page for details
RFDC MUSIC LIBRARY UPDATE (added October 5, 2018)
Two new additions to the RFDC Music Library:-
CD;- “The Occasional Few” by the band of the same name.
Book;- “Brief Encounter & other dances” by Marj Hendy.
Also the downloadable/printable catalogue listings of CDs and books have been updated;
to access these go to the RFDC MUSIC LIBRARY page
RFDC SAPPHIRE ANNIVERSARY (added October 5, 2018)
On Sunday September 30th, 2018, RFDC celebrated 45 years of folk dancing in Rutland, by holding an afternoon Tea Dance. The Caller was John Turner and the band Occasional Two.
To find a downloadable and printable document with pictures from the celebration go to the “PICTURE GALLERY” page.
CHARLES BOLTON (added July 11th, updated July 28th, 2017)
It is with great regret we report the sad news that Charles Bolton passed away on July 10th, 2017. Charles became a member of RFDC when he moved to Market Harborough and we were privileged to enjoy his company. He wrote many lovely dances that are enjoyed worldwide including one, Fresh Fields, dedicated to RFDC .
Below is a link to the information about Charles on the CDSS web site;-
Charles Bolton from the CDSS Web site
Charles’ funeral was attended by folk dancers and musicians from the Midlands area, and the wider UK, who gathered to celebrate the life and achievements of this remarkable man. A group of musicians from several of the bands that had worked with Charles played a selection of dance tunes that he had composed, including The Dancing Years, Resolution, Cannock Chase, Fresh Fields, Serendipity, and The Elixir.
Elsie & Colin McIntosh awarded Life Membership (added 11th September, 2015)
At the 2015 AGM of the RFDC, members voted unanimously in support of the proposal that Elsie and Colin McIntosh should be awarded Honorary Life Membership as a mark of recognition and gratitude for their many years of dedicated service and support to the club.
Pictures from the occasion are in the attached file
Elsie & Colin McIntosh awarded Life Membership (Click on the link to open the file)
Very sadly, Elsie passed away in 2017.