Festivals Folk in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Festivals Folk

Aberfest

A celebration of all things Cornish and Breton, one year around Falmouth in Cornwall, the other in Brittany; includes their programme of performances and workshops, listing of artists, details of venues, tickets, and facilities.

Acoustic Festival of Britain

Held annually at Uttoxeter Racecourse; provides details of programme, artist line-up, ticket purchase, and facilities for visitors and campers.

Banbury Canalside Folk Festival

Held every October; includes programme, artist profiles, ticket and visitor information, details of stalls and workshops, and merchandise.

Blas Festival

Annual September celebration of the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in venues across the Highlands of Scotland. Includes a programme, artists' profiles, newsletter, and ticket booking.

Bristol Folk Festival

A large annual festival of folk music, dance and entertainment held in Bristol. Includes details of previous and future festivals with dates.

Bromyard Folk Festival

Weekend of traditional song and dance in Herefordshire. https://www.facebook.com/groups/11726117900/

Cambridge Folk Festival

One of the longest running and best known folk festivals, held annually in August. Includes a programme, artist profiles, information about facilities, and ticket booking.

Ceilidh Culture

Built on the legacy of the Edinburgh Folk Festival to celebrate the traditional arts in Edinburgh, and held every spring. Includes programme, artist profiles, ticket details, and links to participating groups and organisations.

Celtic Connections

An annual January festival in Glasgow, celebrating Scottish music and culture; includes a programme, an archive of past years, and information about their education activities.

Chippenham Folk Festival

A popular annual folk music festival providing details of future acts, festival maps and how to purchase tickets.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Held annually in July; includes a programme, artist profiles, booking and accommodation information, and reviews of previous years. [West Yorkshire].

Dentdale Music & Beer Festival

An annual weekend of good music and good beer in the Yorkshire Dales; with programme and venue details, news, and contacts.

Folk by the Oak

A one day festival held annually in Hatfield, Hertfordshire; with programme and ticket details, artist profiles, news and contacts.

Hebridean Celtic Festival

An annual celebration of Celtic, folk, and world musics around the Isle of Lewis every summer. Includes a programme, venue details, information for visitors, ticket details, and reports from previous years.

Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival

A competitive festival to encourage young talent to participate in the traditional arts of music and dance of the highlands and islands of Scotland; includes a programme, information for entrants, and details of venues and tickets.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Annual event, with a wide range of styles and artists, held in May; includes programme, artist profiles, and information about venues, accommodation, and ticketing. [West Yorkshire].

Leigh Folk Festival

Presents information about the line up at this, the largest free folk music festival in the country.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Famous international festival of music, song and dance. Features news, competition syllabus details, information for competitors and events listings.

Lomond Folk Festival

Held every year in Balloch; includes a programme, information for visitors, and contact details.

Lowender Peran

Annual festival of Cornwall's Celtic heritage of traditional music, dance, songs, and story telling; includes programme, ticket booking, and information for visitors.

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival

Perhaps the longest continuously running music festival in Scotland, held annually in July. Includes their programme of competitions,dances, ceilidhs, and sessions, with practical guidance for visitors.

Orkney Folk Festival

Organises a programme of visiting and local performers every May; includes a diary, history, news, and ticket details.

Perthshire Amber Festival

An annual autumn event, organised by folksinger Dougie Maclean; includes a programme, ticket details, artist profiles, and charities supported.

Sedbergh Folkfest

An annual celebration of music, dance, and storytelling, also offering workshops and street theatre in a historic Yorkshire Dales market town. Includes a programme, ticket details, and information about camping and other facilities for visitors.

Sheffield Folk Festival -

Offers an annual weekend of sessions led by experienced performers from the local folk scene; with a programme and details of venues.

Shepley Spring Festival

Annual festival of folk music and dance.

Shetland Folk Festival

Organises a series of concerts and performances throughout the isles every spring, and a festival club in Lerwick; includes their programme of visiting and local artists, visitors' guide, ticketing, history, and contacts.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Details the events and performances at this annual folk festival, including a festival blog, photographs and information about the accompanying week long schools project.

Sidmouth FolkWeek

Occurs in the first week of August annually, with a programme of music, singing, dancing, sessions, workshops, and storytelling. Includes their schedule, line-up of artists, venue details, and information about accommodation and facilities. [Devon].

South Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra

A free-lance professional orchestra performing regularly with local choral societies; includes a concert diary. Also offers information about local oboe tuition.

Southwell Festival

A festival of folk and international music held over two weeks every year, in Nottinghamshire; includes programme, venue, and ticket details, with news and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/southwellfolkfestival southwellff http://www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/feed/

Stainsby Festival

An annual music festival featuring mainly folk and world music, held on a farm near Chesterfield. Includes details of the current year's line-up, tickets, and newsletter, with a FAQ and list of local accommodation.

Stonehaven Folk Festival

Offers their programme, artist line-up, with practical information for visitors. Also includes reports and photos from previous years. [Aberdeenshire].

Strathspey in May

Formed to foster interest and participation in traditional music, song and dance. Includes their programme of concerts, workshops, list of participating instrument makers, and a guide for visitors. [Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire].

Towersey Village Festival

August Bank Holiday festival of folk, roots and acoustic music. Includes their schedule, information for visitors, tickets, and FAQ. [Oxfordshire].

Trowbridge Village Pump Festival

Takes place at Stowford Manor Farm in Wiltshire every July. Includes a programme, news, tickets and booking, details of facilities, and an archive.

Upton Folk Festival

Promoted by the Upton upon Severn Folk Dance and Song Society and featuring traditional and modern music and dance.

Warwick Folk Festival

Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers every July. Includes their programme of performances and workshops, facilities, local accommodation, and ticket details.

Wath Festival

Details of programme and facilities, town events and community activities. https://www.facebook.com/wathfestival wathfestival

Whitby Folk Week

Discusses a week of traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles held every August. Resources include a current programme and guest list, with details of facilities and a practical guide for visitors. Tickets may be purchased through the web site.

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