Welcome to my web site. I'm Colin Hume, best known as a Folk Dance caller and composer. You may find me appearing at Halsway Manor, Folk Camps, Folk Festivals such as Eastbourne, Chippenham, Lichfield, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Morland, Southam and Whitby, plus Dance Weeks in the States run by the Country Dance and Song Society and the Bay Area Country Dance Society. In my spare time I'm a programmer/developer (I wrote the computer version of The Clarkson Register for Clarkson Research Services) and have built many web sites — see the Programming section for more details.
Paul Hutchinson has asked me to publicise his Playford music workshop at Halsway Manor 23rd — 25th August with Stewart Hardy (violin). This is for all instruments and he will be looking at ways to enhance this music. Read all about it on the Halsway Manor site.
Renata's Open Garden on 16th-18th May was a great success. For those who measure success by numbers, we had just over 200 visitors and made just over £1,100. The money goes to the National Garden Scheme (see photos of the garden here) who pass it on to charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Carers' Trust.
We were also part of a local Open Garden event on Sunday 29th June.