Cat's Calling Academy

Cat's Calling Academy, founded by caller Cat Kelly, offers a unique opportunity for callers to develop and showcase their talents, as well as reflect on and hone their calling skills in a supportive environment, and receive input and feedback from some of the country's top ceilidh callers and musicians. We held our forth Callers' Workshop in February 2014 and from it some of the best callers who attended were chosen to appear this season. They are

They are introduced by their mentors Jo Freya, Fee Lock, Barry Goodman and Andrew Swaine. We are bringing some excellent callers to a wider audience and we hope that you will enjoy the chance to dance to them.

This season we are also very pleased to welcome back Lisa Heywood, who appeared in January 2011, in the first season of Cat's Calling Academy. She has since gone on to call at many festivals including Sidmouth FolkWeek, Warwick Folk Festival and Folk Weekend Oxford as well as regularly performing at Sheffield University Ceilidh Society.

We plan to run more callers workshops in the future, so please get in touch if you would like to be added to our mailing list. Here is what some participants have said about past workshops: