Knotted Chord began in 1985 at Nottingham University. Since then, the band has performed at most of the major dance festivals around the UK, and has also had a couple of trips abroad - central France in 1986, and Seattle, USA in 1995 performing at the North West Folklife Festival.

The band is noted for its versatility - dance music is always top quality and suitable for any occasion. Let us know if you have a theme in mind - a traditional English ceilidh, American Contra dance, Irish music for St Patrick's night, Scottish for Burns night, an American Wild West Hoe-down, a "Jane Austen" style period ball. Whatever your plans, we'll have some foot-tapping music that will fit the bill.

We work with a variety of different dance callers who act as MC for the event and teach the dances. Each has their own specialism, so you are guaranteed a suitable programme regardless of age group, experience, or ability. We're also happy to work with any caller of your choice if you would like to book the caller separately yourself.

Don't worry if you've never done any folk dance before - dancing can be simple and fun. But if you're looking for a challenge, we can provide that too.

The following links provide information about what we do, where we've been, what we sound like, and some useful general information about running events.

Demos Listen to recordings of Knotted Chord.
Events Find out when Knotted Chord will next be in your area.
Biogs Go to the musicians pages to find out who plays with Knotted Chord.
Letters Go to the letters page to find out what other people say about us.

Visit our General Information pages for lots of useful information that will help you run your own event. Follow the links below for some general information about running events...

What What is a Barn Dance or Ceilidh?
Difference What is the Difference Between a Barn Dance and a Ceilidh?
Tips Make your event a success - Hot Tips for Organisers