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

Ilfracombe Folk Roots and World Music - 20th Oct 2017 - Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF, Devon

With a great line-up of tops names this promises to be a great event.

Location: Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF
Date: Friday 20th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Also available Day tickets £25
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 20th Oct 2017 - 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: Friday 20th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


North Dorset Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2017 - Marnhull, DT101PR, Dorset

A one day event, a comfortable indoor venue with a bar, food-stalls, one stage, workshops and much, much more.

So no problems with the rain (unlike many festivals suffered from this last year!)

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Marnhull, DT101PR
Date: Saturday 21st October 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Return to Camden Town Festival - 24th Oct 2017 - Camden Town, Greater London

7 days of concerts, set dancing ceilis, album launches, sessions, workshops and more Featuring: Abbey Ceilí Band, Peter Carberry and Padraig McGovern, The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley, Claire Egan, Padraig McGovern and Peter Carberry, Altan, Cran, Danny Meehan and Le Cheile, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciaran O Maonaigh, Leitrim Equation and many more. Venues for this year's Festival include: Kings Place, London Irish Centre, The Green Note and more

Location: Camden Town
Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.returntocamden.org/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Sligo Live - 25th Oct 2017 - sligo, County Sliog

Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its eightth 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: Wednesday 25th October 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Also available Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
Website: sligolive.ie
County: County Sliog
Country: Ireland


Dance Around the World - 28th Oct 2017 - Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

Now in it's 17th year
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 28th October 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day and evening tickets, £17 and £10
Contact for info: danceoffice@waitrose.com
Website: www.datw.org.uk
County: London
Country: England


Perth Accordion and Fiddle Festival - 28th Oct 2017 - Perth, Perthshire

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 28th October 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01738 492949
Website: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk/
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Taking place in November

Denholm Folk Festival - 2nd Nov 2017 - Denholm, Borders

Festival in a small Scottish town. And usually at a very reasonable price for a four day event too.

Now in its 14th year.

Look in their site menu for the festival page.

Location: Denholm
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Some free events, some ticketted
Contact for info: denfolkfesttickets@hotmail.com
Website: www.scotborders-folk.org.uk/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


International Guitar Festival of Great Britain - 2nd Nov 2017 - Wirral, CH45 2JS, Merseyside

The long running International Guitar Festival is based in the Wirral. The festival celebrates all things guitar, presenting concerts, workshops and related events throughout November. This year's festival features the usual eclectic mix of genres and artists that highlight the importance of the guitar within every form of music. Acoustic, yes, but not sure about folky.

Event generally spread over the whole month.

Location: Wirral, CH45 2JS
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017 for 16 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0151 666 0000
Website: www.bestguitarfest.com/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Lowender Peran - 2nd Nov 2017 - Newquay, Cornwall

Cornwall's Internatioanl Celtic Festival.
Newquay has a rich cultural heritage, and is a natural fit for a festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

Celebrating Cornwall's distinctive heritage of traditional music, dance, songs, story telling and our links with Brittany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. To recognise and value your own and roots and identity is an essential first step in recognising valuing and respecting other peoples.

Location: Newquay
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@lowenderperan.co.uk
Website: www.lowenderperan.co.uk/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


House Folk Music Festival - 8th Nov 2017 - Kinlochard, Stirlingshire

A small, evening only, festival.
So explore the area during the day.

The Festival is now in its 10th year and takes place in three highly intimate venues over three nights in the wonderful setting of Kinlochard in the Trossachs. The concerts offer an expo of bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles. Each night differs from the other but all include a blend of great music for everyone with a mix of folk, modern and traditional styles!

Location: Kinlochard
Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: enquiries@scottishmusicfestival.co.uk
Website: scottishmusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland


Ennis Trad Fest - 9th Nov 2017 - Ennis, County Clare

Master classes, sessions, lots of music.
Website incomplete when last visited.

Location: Ennis
Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.ennistradfest.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Tenby Blues Festival - 10th Nov 2017 - 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.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 10th November 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@tenbyblues.co.uk
Website: www.tenbyblues.co.uk/
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


Southport Fiddle Festival - 11th Nov 2017 - Southport, PR8 1DB, Merseyside

Southport’s first ever Fiddle Festival!
A celebration of the learning, teaching, dancing and music of the fiddle and string section. With showcases from Lakeland Fiddlers, Palentine Fiddlers, Southport Strings and Brook Hall Fiddlers in the Foyer from 12pm – 3pm.

Location: Southport, PR8 1DB
Date: Saturday 11th November 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/southport-fiddle-festival/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


The Big Acoustic Walk - 11th Nov 2017 - Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy

A fantastic walking weekend with a musical difference. Two days of guided walks, good food and excellent company plus an open mic acoustic music night. Bring along your Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele or if you're not a performer just your best listening ears and enjoy a relaxed weekend of walking and foot tapping entertainment. Places include 2 days guided walks, an acoustic music evening, accommodation and meals.

Location: Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig
Date: Saturday 11th November 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@pyb.co.uk
Website: www.pyb.co.uk/courses-detail.php?coursecode=WEB60
County: Conwy
Country: Wales


Scots Fiddle Festival - 17th Nov 2017 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

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 17th November 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £59
Contact for info: info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
Website: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Birmingham TradFest - 23rd Nov 2017 - Birmingham, West Midlands

A trip to Birmingham TradFest is one of the UK's newer Irish Music Festival, to be staged over a four day weekend in the latter part of November 2016 in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth). It will exhibit a colourful celebration of Irish culture, with sessions, concerts, workshops and ceilis

Location: Birmingham
Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
Website: birminghamtradfest.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


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