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.

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Taking place in January

Celtic Connections - 18th Jan 2018 - 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 18th January 2018 for 18 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.celticconnections.com/
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland


Shannonside Winter Music Festival - 18th Jan 2018 - Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle, County Clare

The 19th 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 18th January 2018 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 / mandowalsh@gmail.com
Website: www.wmw.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Bradford Roots Festival - 20th Jan 2018 - Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ, Wiltshire

The sixth 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: Saturday 20th January 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: 22
Also available Day tickets £17 and £12
Contact for info: info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/bradford-roots-music-festival-2018
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Halsway Winter Warmer - 22nd Jan 2018 - 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 22nd January 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: 300
Also available Includes room for duration, other prices too.
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer-2/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Temple Bar Tradfest - 24th Jan 2018 - 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 24th January 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: admin@templebarcompany.com
Website: templebartrad.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Ballincollig Winter Music Festival - 25th Jan 2018 - Ballincollig, County Cork

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: Thursday 25th January 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@whitehorse.ie
Website: www.wintermusicfestival.ie
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Clennell Hall Music Sessions Weekend - 26th Jan 2018 - 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 26th January 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: www.glynnedavies.co.uk/clennell/page6.html
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 26th Jan 2018 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

25th anniversary of the longest running Cajun festival in Europe.
Featuring the best bands and musicians from around the world for a weekend of non-stop partying, music, dancing, workshops, and authentic Cajun cuisine.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 26th January 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: 60
Contact for info: booking@gloucester.gov.uk
Website: venues.gloucester.gov.uk/Freetime/Guildhall/listings/music/Cajun-Festival-2018.aspx
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


IMBOLC - 29th Jan 2018 - 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: Monday 29th January 2018 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: 122
Also available Various package tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@imbolcfestival.com
Website: www.imbolcfestival.com
County: Derry
Country: Ireland


Taking place in February

Love Folk Festival - 9th Feb 2018 - Southport, Merseyside

Now in its fourth 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 9th February 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: 38
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-festival-2018/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - 14th Feb 2018 - Ballyferriter, County Kerry

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a 5 day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Location: Ballyferriter
Date: Wednesday 14th February 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available TBA
Contact for info: eolas@scoilcheoil.com
Website: www.scoilcheoil.com
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Inverness Fiddlers Rally - 17th Feb 2018 - Inverness, Invernessshire

The clue's in the name - it features fidlers.

As always, the Inverness Fiddlers will be joined by special guests for the event.

Location: Inverness
Date: Saturday 17th February 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.invernessfiddlers.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


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