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 October

Manchester Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - Manchester, Lancashire

Manchester Folk Festival is a major new festival of English folk and acoustic roots music. From songs of struggle to joyful reels, from traditional to experimental, the festival will celebrate contemporary folk as it straddles genres, embraces cultures and absorbs new influences.

An urban festival. A gathering of all kinds of folk.

With craft workshops, pub sing-arounds and in-conversations with artists.

HOME is the festival hub, and nearby Gorilla, The Ritz and The International Anthony Burgess Foundation will also host gigs.

Location: Manchester
Date: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
County: Lancashire
Country: England

Musicport Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - Whitby, Yorkshire

A world music event, many different styles. Check the line up to see if it appeals to your tastes.

Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area.

The rather magical winner of the Indoor Festival of the Year 2013 (Fatea Awards

Location: Whitby
Date: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
County: Yorkshire
Country: England

Sligo Live - 24th Oct 2021 - Sligo, County Sligo

We this event is on, but contact them to confirm.

Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its eighth year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Sligo Live.

100 events, 80% free, All Indoors. Intimate Concerts.Street Markets.Over 350 artists.Dynamic pub sessions. Cafe Culture & Sligo Live Showcase.

Location: Sligo
Date: Sunday 24th October 2021 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Also available Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland

Dance Around the World - 30th Oct 2021 - Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

Two days of workshops and performances by more than fifty groups, representing over thirty different countries "all the villages of the world - and in London, a marvellous concept". Saturday evening is a Balkan dance and Latin American night, Sunday evening, International Dance.

Visitors to the event will be able to watch and try for themselves traditional dance forms from all over the world.

Location: Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town
Date: Saturday 30th October 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day and evening tickets, £17 and £10
Contact for info:
County: London
Country: England

Perth Accordion and Fiddle Festival - 30th Oct 2021 - Perth, Perthshire

Virtual Event

A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles.

Location: Perth
Date: Saturday 30th October 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01738 492949
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland

Taking place in November

Tenby Blues Festival - 12th Nov 2021 - Tenby, Pembrokeshire

The Tenby Blues Festival has grown rapidly and is now firmly established as one of the major events in the UK Blues calendar. This intimate and friendly festival has built its reputation on the strength of its line up that just gets better by the year.

This year is the event's 15th birthday - a teenager now.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 12th November 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales

Scots Fiddle Festival - 19th Nov 2021 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

25th Birthday event!

The Scots Fiddle Festival, sustaining and promoting traditional fiddle music.

Concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, festival club, ceilidhs, open stage, sessions, stalls, free events and lots more

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 19th November 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland

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