Kimmeridge Keilidh

🗓️ Monthly ceilidh dancing

Local folk band Arish Mel holds regular (generally monthly) ceilidh and barn dance nights in Kimmeridge village hall.

They also perform at a range of nearby barn dances and events and can be booked for weddings and special occasions.

No experience is necessary – the caller tells you what to do – and you don’t need a partner. Just turn up on your own or with friends and pay on the door.

There is no bar, but you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and nibbles.

  • Venue – Kimmeridge village hall at The Etches Collection
  • Start time – 7.30pm
  • Adult – £7.50
  • Child (under 16) – £2.50

All profits from Kimmeridge Keilidh evenings go toward supporting the village hall & museum.

Dates for 2024

  • Friday 26th January
  • Friday 8th March
  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 10th May
  • Friday 28th June

Note that the band will be playing during February at the Piddle Valley Barn Dance, so there will be no Kimmeridge Keilidh this month.

  • Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Friday 16th February (At Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, DT2 7QF)

Arish Mel

Arish Mel plays traditional English music for dancing, with members playing a range of instruments including the melodeon, fiddle, clarinets, recorders, bass guitar and djembe.

They work with various Dorset Callers and provide their own PA system.

Find out more about the band and book them for your event:


  • Phone: 01929 480737
  • Email: