UK Folk Festivals - Coming Soon

Folk Music Festivals Coming Soon

These are the festivals with a start date from today onwards for the next five weeks. So if you need a quick fix of your favourite musical genre, try one of these great music festivals. We're sure you'll enjoy the music. They are arranged in date order, with the soonest one first.

Remember, we can't check every ticket price, unfortunately, as some are not listed until closer to the event, so we advise you to check the prices yourself.

Click on a festival name and it expands to reveal the full details (like the first one).

Taking place in January

Celtic Connections - 17th Jan 2019 - Glasgow, Strathclyde

Massive event in Glasgow, spanning 18 days! If it has a Celtic connection, it's probably on show here. Multiple venues. There's not enough space to describe everything, just settle for knowing there's 2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues. - yes, you read that right!

This is HUGE.

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Location: Glasgow
Date: Thursday 17th January 2019 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland

Shannonside Winter Music Festival - 17th Jan 2019 - Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle, County Clare

The 20th Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
A diverse range of acoustic music in small venues.
80 events, 15 venues!
Over 4,000 people visit the festival every year as there is something for everyone. It's a folk festival, a traditional session fleadh, a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a ceilidh, an international festival, all bound by the enjoyment of music!
It's a big one.

Location: Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle
Date: Thursday 17th January 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: 086 8707739 /
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland

Bradford Roots Festival - 18th Jan 2019 - Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ, Wiltshire

The seventh annual Bradford Roots festival at Wiltshire Music Centre, celebrating the very best in local musical talent with over 40 acts and activities. From folk to blues, and pop to poetry, experience a two-day indoor festival packed with fun and laughter to beat the January blues.

Proceeds in support of local charities.

Location: Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ
Date: Friday 18th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Day tickets £17 to £12
Contact for info:
County: Wiltshire
Country: England

Straw Bear Festival - 18th Jan 2019 - Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire

40th Birthday!

Folk tradition and folk music. Folk dancing. Straw Bear Parade.

Often the first festival of the year.

The 38th Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 18th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £10
Contact for info:
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England

Ballincollig Winter Music Festival - 23rd Jan 2019 - Ballincollig, County Cork

Tenth Birthday

Based in the White Horse Bar, over 4 nights, they have a great lineup and some great videos of the artists in the coming event.
So not a monster event with thousands of tickets but looks (and sounds) like a good place to go.

Location: Ballincollig
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland

Temple Bar Tradfest - 23rd Jan 2019 - Dublin, Dublin

Dublin's biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest will be back for the 9th year. The festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church, City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include over 200 free events, music trail, singers club, open session, two outdoor stages, the international Celtic Irish dance festival, master classes and showcases, gigs for kids, children's club, pipe bands, street performers and much more.
Now with films and possibly life streaming!

Location: Dublin
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info:
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland

Clennell Hall Music Sessions Weekend - 25th Jan 2019 - Alwinton nr Rothbury, Northumberland

A winter event, featuring singalongs, music sessions and fun. They may even include a snowman...

This weekend is for you is you play, sing or like to listen.

Location: Alwinton nr Rothbury
Date: Friday 25th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01669 650377
County: Northumberland
Country: England

IMBOLC - 27th Jan 2019 - Derry, Derry

Multi-media, multi-genre event.

A celebration of music reflecting the diversity of the contemporary Irish music scene.
Alongside longstanding masters of the tradition, we will be showcasing music at the cutting edge of genres. With concerts, workshops, film screenings, community and participatory
events and events for children, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Multiple venues

Location: Derry
Date: Sunday 27th January 2019 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £122
Also available Various package tickets
Contact for info:
County: Derry
Country: Ireland

Halsway Winter Warmer - 28th Jan 2019 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and fun for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who'll make sure you have an enjoyable stay!

There will be music workshops every day led by our Musicians in Residence for the week Pete and Marj Hendy, Moira and Peter Gutteridge.

There will be a range of activities to keep you entertained including daily music and dance workshops, plus bell ringing, singing and afternoon walks for those who want to get out into the fresh air. Dances every evening, with the option for you to play in the band or call a dance should you so wish, before retiring to the bar to enjoy the convivial relaxed atmosphere of the manor.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Monday 28th January 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £309
Also available Includes room for duration, other prices too.
Contact for info:
County: Somerset
Country: England

Taking place in February

Emade Winter School - 15th Feb 2019 - Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire

"The Winter School", a nine day event planned for February 2019 at Gaunts House, replaces "The Winter Festival" hosted at Kinnersley Castle since 1997.
The feel of Gaunts House is very similar to Kinnersley and this fabulous venue offers all that we could have hoped for including a very friendly and helpful management team. It is easy to access, 25 miles from Southampton Airport and 8 miles from Bournemouth Airport.

The nine day event will bring in many professional artists from all over Europe to provide a very rich and exciting program of dance and music workshops, concerts and bals.

Location: Kinnersley Castle
Date: Friday 15th February 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £630
Also available Day ticket 80
Contact for info:
County: Herefordshire
Country: England

Love Folk Festival - 15th Feb 2019 - Southport, Merseyside

Now in its fifth year, the little festival with the big heart returns to Southport for a weekend long celebration featuring new, upcoming and traditional folk music across two days. So, come on, spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us - dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 15th February 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
County: Merseyside
Country: England

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