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NO PEEPING.. GET DANCING! Folk.

Byline: PETE WILLOW

A LIVELY night of social dancing kicks off next week when Coventry's rocking ceilidh band Peeping Tom launches another season of monthly ceilidhs.

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Peepers are renowned for their powerful, uptempo musical arrangements and their immense back catalogue of highly danceable tunes.

They are back on Thursday at their regular venue at the Massey Ferguson Social Club at Broad Lane after a busy summer of folk festival appearances. They will be hosting a whirlwind three hours of dancing on the first Thursday of most months.

Founder member and melodeonplayer Ben Woodward is joined by Ian Wilson on keyboards and cittern, guitarist Pete Smale, bassplayer John McIntosh and drummer Barry Malin. Each month features a guest caller to guide you through the steps and Thursday sees the return of Hugh Rippon.

Hugh is based in Coventry and a leading light of the folk dance world. He has called, taught and written about folk dancing for more than 40 years. The music starts at 8pm and novice dancers are encouraged to get stuck in. Call 01926 817862 for details.

* THE best of this year's output by the Coventry Singer Songwriters group is to be featured in a second CD this autumn.

The group was formed two years ago and consists of more than a dozen composers. They meet each month to decide on a theme for their writing.

Members will be performing at the Bedworth Folk Festival from November 23. Go to www.

coventrysingersongwriters.org for futher details.

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