You can subscribe to SwampRock Mailing List at www.zyde.co.uk/swamprock
This is the most comprehensive source of information on Cajun and Zydeco for the UK. They have the best UK Cajun and Zydeco Gig List which is regularly updated. They have a Message Board which can be very useful to keep an eye for up to date information. They also have an extensive list of Links to UK bands, UK venues, overseas links, radio stations, What is Cajun?, Dance, Music, and much more! Check it out! www.cajunuk.co.uk
Kent Music Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing in Kent and the South East. www.kentcajun.org.uk
London Cajun Jammers www.londoncajunjammers.org
Swamp Music is run by Chris Hall who has been a leading promoter of Cajun music in the UK. He also plays in several bands. There is a gig list for the bands with which he is involved. new Swampmusic site at http://access.kedsoft.co.uk/~swampmus
Motagator Music specialises in Cajun, Zydeco, Folk Roots and Blues with band info, downloads, merchandise, gig lists with details of Motagator Recordings, who specialise in Audio Recording, Mastering, and CD Production. www.motagator.net
Filé Gumbo London Cajun Club meet on the second Friday of the month (except August) at Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town, London. Evenings begin at 8.00pm with a beginners' dance class, followed by live music at about 9pm.
Cajun Barn hosts regular Cajun events in South-East London. www.cajunbarn.co.uk
Lemonrock is the biggest gig guide in UK. It provides instant updating of live music gigs, as well as band and venue information. Lemonrock listed Lemonrock listed over 43,010 gigs last year. nearly 17,000 gigs currently listed. www.lemonrock.com
The Complete UK Rock And Roll Gig Guide.
BIGBOPPA'S Rock'n'Roll CLUB, Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield EN2 8AS tel:0208 2927562 http://www.bigboppas.co.uk/
Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - January www.gloucester.gov.uk/cajunfestival
The festival takes place in the Guildhall, right in the heart of the city of Gloucester.
YORKSHIRE CAJUN & ZYDECO FESTIVAL (March)
THE MILTON ROOMS, MALTON YO17 7LX
CONTACT:Yorkshire Cajun C/o John Adamson, 18 storey Close, Helmsley, York, YO62 5DP
Phone or Text 07786040734
Aug - The North Shropshire Cajun & Zydeco Big Weekend Welshampton,
Thames Festival - September - South Bank London. Its a huge annual free event. There is an exciting line-up of the best of UK based bands, dance instructors, and a great atmosphere. And its free!!!
Bristol Cajun and Zydeco Festival - October www.bristolcajunfestival.com
North Wales Cajun and Zydeco
Contact: COLIN COTTRELL, BRAMBLE COTTAGE, 4 DYFFRYN TERRACE, OLD MILL ROAD, DWYGYFYLCHI, PENMAENMAWR, CONWY, LL34 6TN
LANDLINE 01492 621009
MOBILE 07808 202113
EMAIL ADDRESS: www.colincottrell@hotmail.
Twinwood Festival - August - Nostalgic, annual Swing, Jazz & Jive music festival. It is held at the stunning location of The Historic RAF Twinwood Airfield and Twinwood Arena, near Bedford, where Glenn Miller took his last flight. The emphasis is on nonstop, high quality music from the big band, swing and Jive era, and an additional ‘50s stage. www.twinwoodevents.com/glenn-miller-festival.htm
Planet Jive is a really good comprehensive site for Jive and Rock’n’Roll. It covers News, Gigs, Vote for your favourite dance-floor classics on their readers' chart, and links to Clubs, Venues, Info, Bands, Shopping. “If it jumps, jives, bops or strolls we want to know about it.”
Modern Jive Resource Centre has lots of links to websites all over the world for Modern Jive (whether you call it Modern Jive or French Jive or Ceroc, leJive, mo'jive, LeRoc, Blitz Jive or anything else) and related dance styles such as Swing, Lindy Hop and Rock 'n' Roll. There are useful lists of countless freestyles every weekend, dance holidays/weekends and competitions. Also maps showing locations of regular weekly Modern Jive clubs. Clicking near a location on the map brings up details. www.modernjive.com
UK Jive. Modern jive classes & events for the UK. National directory of Ceroc, LeRoc and all other styles of modern jive dancing. www.uk-jive.co.uk
Lynda's List. Lists of dance events particularly for London and South coast area. www.lyndaslist.com
Phil Underwood and Kay Anderson Zydeco Dancing at Gloucester Festival UK January 2008. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rW_wYGEAkcA&feature=user
Harold & Mandy dancing Zydeco - 1 min 32 sec - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKVTjCdWzrI
Basic Zydeco Dance - LouisianaDance.com
CAJUN & ZYDECO in Europe (see Agenda page link for events list)
PONTCHARTRAIN CAJUN & ZYDECO FESTIVAL (Yvelines – France) in May
also on Facebook at Un Pont vers la Louisiane - A Bridge towards Louisiana
with links to video clips of bands http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?tid=1089077845110#/event.php?eid=275387572037
Raamsdonksveer (Holland) - Cajun and Zydeco Festival May www.zydecozity.nl
Saulieu Cajun and Zydeco Festival, Burgundy, France
CAJUN & ZYDECO FESTIVAL - Germany
5th EUROPEAN CAJUN & ZYDECO AWARD 2009 www.cajunweb.de/award/2009/2009-en.htm
France events including Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll, Blues & Blues Rock, Country, Bluegrass & Folk, Country, www.rockarocky.com
Cajun and Zydeco in France.
Largest rockabilly website in Europe! http://www.rockabilly.nl/default.htm
The source for worldwide Cajun, Zydeco and Creole music, dance and cultural event information. www.Arnb.Org
Zydeco Online "Uniting the Zydeco Nation" www.zydecoonline.com/dev
Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance - Webmaster Jeremy Rice's site at www.cajunzydeco.net Many yuseful links but no longer being updated.
Louisiana Music Tour – Cajun Tour and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Cajun Country Trip. Nancy Covey's Festival Tours international
Zydeco Cruise –- 1 week sail from New Orleans round the Western Caribbean
7 day cruise and dancing adventure. Always the biggest with the most dancers.
www.zydecocruise.com Email: email@example.com