Manchester Folk Festival 2019: The Servants’ Ball

Dancer-musician and expert in Sussex/Kent step dancing, Ewan Wardrop will encourage the audience to participate in dancing, being taught dances of the period to music performed by some of Britain’s leading traditional musicians:

Ewan Wardrop – dancer (Ex Principal dancer with Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures, choreographer for Two Noble Kinsman with Eliza Carthy at The Globe, founder of The Bo Diddlers Morris Side).

Rob Harbron Concertina (Leveret, Full English, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings)

Ben Paley – fiddle (Tom Paley, Bonnie Dobson, Damon Albarn, Long Hill Ramblers)

Ben Nicholls – Upright Bass (Seth Lakeman, Full English, Kings of The South Seas, Nadine Shah)

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 15-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.


  • Recommended age 9+
  • A booking fee of 10% per ticket will be added at checkout
  • Buy for 4 Manchester Folk Festival shows in 1 transaction and get 20% discount on ticket price