Cheyenne & HH Promotions Country Music Weekend

Late Valentines Festival February 2020


We were back in the Main Ballroom, well mostly as we moved downstairs for the Sunday morning teach session and afternoons entertainment with the brilliant Warren Dewitt, but the party atmosphere was sooo good nobody worried!

This was another brilliant Cheyenne Promotions weekend. Festival guests arrived on Friday and the event kicked off at 1pm with the first teach session running from 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock when our guests could check in. Over the weekend we were entertained by no less than nine (yes thats 9) live acts and all were so good it would be unfair to single any one out. We enjoyed three mixed line and partner workshops and danced and laughed each afternoon and evening until well past midnight! If you weren't dancing the innovation at this weekend was the video walls either side of the stage with live video of the dancers and artists or the music we were dancing to. Hugely entertaining and beneficial change.

The weekend is an opportunity to share so many lovely and very friendly people, old friends and new. We say it so often following Cheyennes Promotion Festivals that Ky, Ray (Double H) and all those who help (Cliff Weston, Anna Scholfield, Maureen, Phil to single out but a few) set up an environment but it is the people who attend that make this festival so special. We have returning visitors from France and Germany, it was wonderful to see them all again. So many returning friends from around the UK that keep this festival so special, and this time is was so nice to see many new faces some returning we were back in the main ballroom and some visiting for the first time. I spoke to many who have already booked for June(5th-8th). I for one am already looking forward to it!

Our DJ, Line dance instructer and emcee for the weekend was the wonderful Cheryl Jayne Carter who kept the floor full and everyone well informed.

Live acts were....

Chris Harris


Amy Morgan

Cliff Weston

Plain Loco

Tony Rouse

Warren Dewitt

Nadine & Skye

John Permenter

Line Dances taught were....

Crystal Touch (32 count) by Claire Bell & Maddison Glover

Morning sun (64 count) by Robbie McGowan Hickie

Midland Cha (32 count) by Tina Argyle

I Swear by (32 count) Jamie Barnfield & Josh Talbot

Partner Dances taught were....

I Fall To Pieces (32 count) by Diane Girard & Jacques Godin

Baby, You Do (32 count) by Dan Albro

Stuck With You (64 count) by Julie and Brian (JB Western Dance)

Last Living Cowboy's (64 count) by Julie and Brian (JB Western Dance)

All the step sheets will be available shortly on the Cheyenne Promotions website

Photos from this event can also be found at the Cheyenne Promotions site at



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Debbie Straw

Cheyenne Weekend at Folkestone.

Sunday. Ainsley Kirkman played in the afternoon. First time we'd seen him and really enjoyed his set with lots of dancing.
Took several pictures of both Brian and Julie Minns teaching and also Cliff Hall, including the ones with him and Sheila Smith on the floor for Red Hot Salsa!
In the evening we had Richard Palmer who is always on form and includes lots of up to date dances (Missed his jokes though!) and he shared the evening with Cheyenne (Ky Rivers and the lovely Shayna) who were brilliant replacements at the last minute .
All in all, a fabulous weekend meeting up with lots of old friends and making several new ones. Have already booked for the November one.


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Brian Minns

Partner dances we taught were:

All Ya Gotta Do is Dance (32 step) – a new dance written for the festival by Julie & Brian to a brilliant track from Kelly Cobbett of Roots and Wings (track can be downloaded from iTunes). We found we can also dance this to “Down at The Twist and Shout” by Shauna McStravock.

Another Night With You (32 step) written by Bill Goodlad that we dance to “Another Night With You” by Darius Rucker

Fenceposts (64 step) – Karen and Nigel Poll to “Fenceposts” by Cody Johnson

Champagne Cha (32 step) – Dan Albro to Drinkin; Problem by Midland

Dig Deep Together (64 step) – Karen and Nigel Poll to Dig Deep by Paul Carrack

All the dances went down very well. Spread the word on Kelly Cobbett's track we want that to be a big success, nice and easy to dance to.

Our new dance taught at the Burstin last weekend for Cheyennes Festival. Buy the music on iTunes and have fun. JB


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Cliff Hall

Well here we go. Back from Cheyenne's Country Festival although a smaller venue the weekend was BIG yes big in atmosphere and talent
Friday night kicked off with Peter Pedro Barlow and wow what a performance 2 great sets and sharing the stage was Rob Childs and Nadine Somers their talent is tremendous but the banter between songs is brilliant all 3 were so good the evening just flew by great start.
Saturday afternoon we had the fabulous Chris Harris nothing i can say about Chris other than stunning great sets and fab guitar work.
Saturday evening more brilliant performers Billy Curtis once again outstanding sets and fabulous guitar playing and joined on stage with his girl friend Sammy for a couple of great songs, and then the duo I have been waiting to see again the unbelievable Jonny and Lynnette and what great sets they gave us something for everyone.
Sunday afternoon Ainsley quite a few hadn't seen him before and was pleasantly surprised he gave 2 brill sets.
Sunday evening The one and only Richard Palmer always a top act keeping the room buzzing and finally Cheyenne replacing Root'n' Toot'n' but Ky and Shayna were the perfect choice 2 Great Country sets to end what can only be described as an outstanding Weekend of Country Music and Dancing.
Workshops over the weekend Partner by Brian and Julie once again brilliant to work with they taught some brill dances which they will give you the information on their post and Line by myself which were very well attended.
Linedances taught over the weekend was Every Step In The Book by Pat Patricia Stotty Stott brill dance
Everybody Wanna by Tina Argyle Fab dance
Love is Loud by Robbie McGowan Hickie which i taught it to a country track by Dave Sheriff great dance and finally Playing Country and Sure Love by myself and to my Amazement 4 of the bands played Sure Love by Hal Ketchum what a great song, so we danced it Live 4 times over the weekend.
All dances were well received and danced several times over the weekend with all of the script sheets going.

Well it only remains for me to say once again thanks to Ky and Angie for keeping this event going and to say thanks to everyone who comes and joins in with fun,
Many thanks for your comments towards me and the work i do it means a lot,
Till the next take care from me and Lynne..

When you get back from a festival exhausted and happy then you know it’s been a good weekend.
This is a Festival that’s been running for in excess of 34 years with firstly Ann Hinder, and now with Cheyenne Promotions hosting. Like many festivals around the country and also our clubs the numbers have been reducing. So much so that the Hotel Burstin refused to let the Festival go ahead in the large hall as it always has done. The festival was forced to move into a smaller room downstairs with no disabled access. 0/10 for the Hotel Management and 10/10 for all our guests for coping admirably with the change.

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Partner Dance Tuition

Given the impasse at the last-minute Cheyenne tried to let everyone know giving priority to those who may be affected by the access to the hall. Many of the dancers came along with reservations about the situation as they, like all us did not know the hall and how things would work. But with the benefit of hindsight we should have known better.
This has been a line and partner festival since the beginning and especially in recent years this has been one of its biggest strengths, line and partner dancer’s work together keeping the dance floor a full, busy and exciting place to be. That isn’t to say it’s perfect and there are times when it’s challenging but those are the times we all smile at each other, maybe have a joke and move on.
Everyone comes for a good time and life’s to short to fall out of a patch of dance floor! This festivals greatest strength is the people who attend and in this respect the change of room proved to be a great help.
No hotel guests were allowed in the hall and this resulted in a party atmosphere from start to end that was one of the best I have ever seen.

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Friends from Germany

For the second time at this Festival we welcomed a party from Germany (Micha and friends of Lucky Country ) so we can truly call it international! Great dancers, line and partner and joined in with the teaching and fun, very welcome and we hope to see them again.
A fabulous line up of artists truly provided a weekend of live music that would rival any festival in the country for value for money.

• Steve Lovett
• Texas Gunn
• Peter Shaw (afternoon)
• The Storms
• Cheyenne
• Roots & Wings (afternoon with Mike and Kelly)
• Nadine Somers
• Daniel Berry

All ably introduced and supporting by the inimitable Honky Tonk Cliff our Emcee and DJ.

Dance teaching this weekend:

Partner JB Western Dance (Julie & Brian)
• Sweet Delight (Dan Albro - 32 count)
• Star Turn Shuffle (JB Western Dance - 56 count relaunch to “Dance Her Home”)
• Michigan Shuffle (Joe & Penny Baker - 32 count)
• Codigo (David Dabbs – 64 count)

Step sheets for all the above available to download on the Cheyenne promotions new website ( ).

Line dances taught by Honky Tonk Cliff were:

• Off the Beaten Track – (Gary O’Leary - 32 count)
• Call Me When It’s Over Baby – (Honky Tonk Cliff - 32 count)
• Cherry Bomb – (Rob Fowler 32 count)
• Codigo – (Pat Stott - 32 count)
• Your One and Only - (Honky Tonk Cliff - 40 count)
• Timbuktu - (Tina Argyle - 64 count)

Step sheets for all the above available to download on the Cheyenne promotions new website
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We can announce the launch of the new Cheyenne Promotions website where you can find information about future festivals, pictures from recent festivals and web contact forms and downloads. Look around and let us know what you think.

Photos from Debbie Shaw. More can be found at

Just back from the Cheyenne Weekender at Folkestone and you know what its probably the best one to date, yes being down stairs was different and on the face of it you would think this is to small but every one worked together on the dance floor and when a really popular dance came on some waited till it was played again.

Texas GunPartner and Line dancers worked so well with each other on this event which was great to see. Lots of Ideas to make more dance floor for the June event. Im sure places will be limited so book early the atmosphere was more friendly and cosy.
Well what a line up we had kicking off on Friday The brilliant Steve Lovett and the fantastic Texas Gun all great musicians and jamming together at the end was magic.
Saturday afternoon we had Pete Shaw another great performer who can make a guitar growl two brill spots Pete.He stood in for Chris Kenwood who had an accident and had to cancel hope you are feeling well soon Chris,
Saturday evening hosts of the event the fab Cheyenne with the terrific Storms great night.
Sunday afternoon Roots and Wings who also stood in for Tony Crooks who was unwell get better soon Tony, two great spots and a super afternoon which brings us to finally night what can i say Nadine Somers Vocalist and Daniel Berry two nutters lol in a nice way lol lots of great music and funny banter brilliant way to Finnish off a fantastic Weekend.

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Nadine Summers & Daniel Berry

Brian Minns and Julie did another fab job with the Partner instruction Brian will be posting the dances taught over the weekend.
I had a great response again from the line dancers you make it a pleasure showing you some new dances which were this time, Codigo Pat Patricia Stotty Stott Cherry Bomb Rob Fowler Your one and Only by myself, Timbuktu Tina Argyle Off the beaten Track Gary O' Reilly and Just a Phase Fred Whitehouse & Maddison Glover . Phewww haha.
Thanks to Ky and Angie for keeping this event running and to the helpers who do things over the weekend for Ky and many thanks to you all for making me and Lynne so welcome at the event. See you in June..



Cliff and Lynne..

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