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Day of the Dead Ceilidh

Back by popular demand our wonderful "Day of the Dead Ceilidh” - a fusion of Celtic exuberance and Mexican wisdom, hosted by the fantastic Kismet. Put on your glad rags, light a candle at our altar to remember the dead, and dance!   Once again the lovely Wovercote Village Hall will be transformed into a colourful, festive place to come together to celebrate life and community, and our ancestors and loved ones who have died.  No previous experience needed, as all the dances are taught.  Suitable for all ages.

Day of the Dead Ceilidh

Date & Time:  Friday 3rd November 2023
7.30pm - 10.30pm

Location of Event: Wolvercote Village Hall

Charge:  £10 adults, £5 under 18s (+ booking fee)

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes



Kismet started out as ‘3 women, 3 voices, many instruments’. They formed in 2001 when Kath Lucas (whistles, clarinet), Jackie Singer (violin, mandola) and Melissa Holding (piano, accordion, koto) met at Kath’s house in the Cotswolds to share lunch and play some Celtic and Eastern European tunes. They went on to produce four CDs, put on uncountable local concerts, deliver two major community composition projects with funding from BBC and Arts Council England.  And eat a lot of lunches.  Jon Fletcher (guitar / bass) joined in 2009, so the band could spread their wings into providing ceilidhs. While these have been very popular, Kismet has continued to write new material for intimate concerts too.  

In 2012 they were invited by Peggy Seeger to accompany her in a gala concert at Pegasus Theatre.  

“Balm for the Soul” Oxford Folk Festival.