Big Nights!

of traditional dance in Montreal

At BIG NIGHTS you can expect an interesting mix of different dance traditions.

Our caller, Bill White, always does a good variety of Irish ceili dances and the very popular "sets", plus dances from Québec, Scotland and elsewhere. We generally have two Breton line or circle dances led by Claire Boucher, which have consistently proved enormously popular with the crowd.

Band member Steve Jones will usually pull out an English dance at some point during the evening, which has brought dancers to the seemingly astonishing conclusion that the English are quite capable of having a lot of fun.

In addition to these regular ingredients, Bill regularly invites other guest callers to contribute: recent Big Nights have included contradances, "round dancing" and Swedish dances.