Balkfolk Workshop

Of course there will be Balfolk with Emelie and Wen on Castlefest.

While, in the old days, the upper class was dancing boring walses, the plebeians were having a party much more fun!! They danced their own kind of dances which nowadays are known as balfolk.

For centuries balfolk brings people together to enjoy dance and live music. 

Emelie and Wen will explain the basics of different dances step by step in this introduction workshop. Everybody can join, with or without dancing experience, young or old, farmer or princes, troll or fairy. 

We can enjoy the dances we’ve learned straight away while listening to the lovely music of Andoorn.


The musicians of Andoorn find each other in their love for nature and the fun of making music together. The original compositions vary from bombastic bourrées with bagpipes and bouzouki to swirling waltzes with fiddle and metallophone. The dynamic music of Andoorn brings dancers together in intimate moments after which they can go crazy on the dance floor.