Past Events organised to celebrate Pat Shaw's Centenary are listed below.

Pat Shaw Music Workshop

Date: October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Towersey Memorial Hall, Chinnor Rd, Towersey, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3QY   

Mollie Koenigsberger (fiddle) and Vic Smith (accordion and piano) lead a celebration of his music.

Doors open from 10 am.
£20 for day, including tea, coffee etc.

Lunch: Bring and share lunch, or bring your own if you have special dietary requirements.

Venue: The hall is in the heart of Towersey village diagonally opposite the church.


Mollie and Vic will consult with Madeline to choose a representative selection of Pat’s tunes encompassing most of the genres he composed in. They will explore interpretations of the tunes, with suggestions on accompaniment, and how to make the most of your instrument. All instruments are welcome. The music will be available in advance.

Following the afternoon tea break, we will have an informal concert, with performances from Mollie and Vic, and local community choir Village Voices singing some of Pat’s song arrangements. Plus yourselves showcasing the fruits of the day.  

Vic and Mollie are well known in the folk world as the virtuoso dance band ‘Double Dichotomy’, and have played all genres of country dance for festivals, courses and dances all over the country. They have an enormous breadth of experience between them. Vic also plays for morris and rapper, and plays a variety of instruments in rock bands. By day a primary school teacher, Mollie’s musical experience encompasses classical and Baroque in addition to traditional music. A relative latecomer to folk music she has played in numerous dance bands during the last thirty five years. They both have considerable experience running workshops.

Madeleine teaches and calls dances nationwide, and was inspired to become a caller and dance teacher by Pat Shaw.

Please contact Madeleine Smith for more details and to arrange payment by cheque, BACS  or mobile phone.
01844 352468,
07974 720473.

Sunday Workshops of English Country Dance 2016 to include Pat Shaw Dances

Date: October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: St Chad’s Church Hall, WS13 7HD

Kathryn and David Wright will be including several Pat Shaw dances in each of their Sunday Workshops in Lichfield. These workshops are held on the evenings of second Sundays from September through to March. The dates for 2017 are January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November and 10th December.

Autumn weekend

Start date: October 6, 2017
End date: October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Provinciaal Vormingscentrum, Smekenstraat 61, 2390 Malle, Belgium

Caller(s): Simone Verheyen, Philippe Callens
Band: Fiona Barrow, Karen Wimhurst, Paul Hutchinson
Ticket Price: 151 Euro

Any other details: The 2017 Autumn Weekend will have some workshops with a special emphasis on the dances of Pat Shaw

Contact Name: Anglo-American Dance shop
Contact Email:
Contact Tel No: +3293724865

AADS Autumn Dance

Start date: October 6, 2017
End date: October 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Provinciaal Vormingscentrum, Malle

The AADS Autumn Dance weekend has its focus on Pat Shaw: modern dances, reconstructions, dances written in his honour or memory.

Callers: Simone Verheyen and Philippe Callens

Wroughton FDC Pat Shaw Celebration

Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Memorial Hall, Station Road Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8EN, UK

Caller: Bruce Hamilton
Band: Deo Volente

Following on from the Pat Shaw Centenary at Cecil Sharp House and the Celebration week at Halsway Manor, well known U.S. caller Bruce Hamilton teams with Deo Volente for this special evening that recognises the many influences left by Pat Shaw on our dancing.

Tickets: £10. Numbers are restricted so tickets MUST be pre-ordered.
Contact: Clive Harman, 01793 725825