Bringing Barn Dancing Back with a Bang

M27 Megabops

We are a non-profit making attempt to bring Country Dance back where it belongs, the M27 Megabops welcome you to a regular dance series on the Hampshire Coast. We bring you the best barndance bands in the country each month in the autumn, winter and spring. All the dances have a caller who gives full instructions, so they are suitable for beginners as well as experienced dancers.

With the best of the bands currently on the folk dance scene, experienced callers to choose the right dances for the occasion and the occasional surprise, the M27 Megabops are the best way to spend a Saturday evening - come and try.



From April 2007 we are going permanently to Nursling and Rownhams Hall, 7.30-11.15pm on Nursling Street, off the A3057 just off J3 of the M27, although selected dances may have to be at alternative venues due to clashing bookings. Note Nursling Street itself cannot be entered direct from the motorway junction, proceed northwards to A3057 and turn right. Nursling Street is then fifth on the right after going back under the motorway; the Hall is on the corner of Joe Bigwood Close. See map (1) and zoom (2) when you are oriented.
Click for map (1) then click for Map (2).

2011 Season

After a moderately successful spring season, we have decided to hold only one dance in the remainder of the season - Saturday 10th December 2011 with Jigfoot, caller Pete Gritton

Chilworth Village Hall
Southampton SO16 7JZ

Shared "bring a dish" supper. No bar - bring your own drinks. Tickets £9, or £8 reserved, concessions or clubs. Students £6, children half price

Limited number of tickets

All Dances start at 7.30pm

Do contact us if you need directions, info, tickets etc etc

Pete and Gill

Jo Rihan has now relinquished the organisation of the Megabops
(read her Brief History of the Megabops in Solent Waves).

Refer to Martin Kiff's Webfeet: English Ceilidh, Folk, Morris, Cajun and French Traditional dance and band information including the full Cecil Sharp House programme for more events and bands in the same mould, and to:

FASH & Solent Waves for more dance events in the South Hampshire region.

For details of our venue, or anything else you need to know about the dances:
Phone: Gill Redmond & Pete Gritton01425 476350
Tickets (note small increase) £9 on the door, £8 reserved in advance or concession, Student £6, children £4 or £3 Contact Gill and Pete 01425 476350
 Gill & Pete as above or 

Some Previous Megabops

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Viewpoint Arts Online, sister page on the University Server, and Hampshire County Council's Hantsweb.
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