Folk Association of South Hants


Next FASH Event

The next FASH event will be our second Gathering on the 10th December - more a party than a workshop and only £6 entry! It will be at Durley Memorial Hall SO32 2AD. Mainly dancing but with a few extras including a visit from the King John's Mummers. We will have a mix of callers and musicians, much the same as at our very successful first Gathering last year. You can download a flyer here.

If you are not already on our FASH Supporters circulation list and would like to receive news of our events, please contact Daphne on or phone 01243 531497.

We are aware that Covid has recently become more prevalent, so our document 'FASH Workshops and Covid19' is unfortunately still relevant. It details the precautions we take and what we ask you to do to protect other people.


Welcome to the Folk Association of South Hants website

FASH is a voluntary organisation of people who support Folk activities across our region. You can learn more about FASH by clicking here. We run music and dance workshops each year and would love to see as many newcomers at any of these events as possible. Everyone is most welcome but if you are a complete newcomer to folk dancing you will probably find it easier to learn the basics first at a folk dance club or ceilidh before trying the workshops.

To find more about the clubs in the area, click on the menu above. We try and provide information on dance clubs, folk clubs who often have well known artists performing as well as singaround sessions, and Morris and other display sides. Some of the nicest things in the area are the informal sessions in pubs and the like. There are lots of regular sessions and many of the Morris sides end up making music in the pubs after dancing.

We hope that you'll come to as many clubs and events as you can, but also, why not become a member of FASH? You can find out how here.
There is a wealth of talent around our area, but we always like to hear more, so if you find other groups who would like to be added to this website, please email the editor. All the pictures at the top of this page are of local dances, workshops, folk clubs or Morris sides.

FASH is a an associate member of EFDSS (the English Folk Dance and Song Society)


If you are new to the folk traditions of England and the rest of the British Isles (or if you even didn't know there was such a thing) FASH is a good place to start. As well as the wide range of information within our monthly newsletter, Solent Waves, you can find additional information via our links page. For national information about dances, look also on the EFDSS site, on the events page.


Any of the FASH committee members listed on our contacts page would be very pleased to talk to you personally.