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 June

Barn on the Farm - 29th Jun 2017 - Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB, Gloucestershire

An acoustic festival for indie and contemporary music.
Shortlisted for Best Independent Festival 2015. Best Small Festival.

Location: Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bornonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Rustic Music and Arts Festival - 29th Jun 2017 - Dutton, WA4 4LG, Cheshire

Family fun for all to enjoy.

Following the success of Rustic 2016 we are thrilled to be running the festival again.

2017 will see the festival grow in all respects with more attractions, more traders, bigger stages and of course bigger acts.

Location: Dutton, WA4 4LG
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Also available Day tickets £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.rusticfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

Happy 10th birthday!!

Continuing our occasional festival that's not quite folk policy. (But it got blues...)
Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home.
Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?

Location: Burton Agnes Hall
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk in a Field - 30th Jun 2017 - King's Lynn PE32 1FB, Norfolk

Real Music, Real Ale, Real Field.
Taking place in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real “get away from it all” vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations, craft stalls or sample local food.

Location: King's Lynn PE32 1FB
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Maverick Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Easton Park Farm, Suffolk

Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic - Americana Music

"One of the friendliest, most sincere festivals in England... fine music, great fun, delightful people and an idyllic rural setting" said The Telegraph

Location: Easton Park Farm
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Newcastleton, Borders

Renowned for its friendly atmosphere. As well as dances and concerts, singing and music sessions happen in a variety of venues and we encourage the singing and playing of traditional music through competitions leading to a concert. This time the workshops are in fiddle, guitar, songwriting and ‘Trash Arts’ as well as, for the first time, bellows-blown smallpipes for beginners with some sets of pipes provided. See you there.

Location: Newcastleton
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Individually priced concerts, dances, other events
Contact for info: ntmfsecretary@googlemail.com
Website: www.newcastleton.com/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Sark Folk Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - The Island of Sark, Channel Islands

Festival on the island.
No cars, remember.

On festival weekend, visitors and musicians mingle with local people to treble Sark’s population in celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music. In fields, pubs, hotels and cafés, the island is alive with singing, playing and dancing.

At the festival itself, the music combines with breath-taking sea views, seafood fresh from the water and delicious Channel Island beer and cider to create a truly wonderful, unique event.

This event sold out last year by November!

Location: The Island of Sark
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets £40, £45, and £30
Contact for info: info@sarkfolkfestival.com
Website: sarkfolkfestival.com
County: Channel Islands
Country: England


Traidphicnic - 30th Jun 2017 - Spiddal, County Galway

A taste of Irish traditional music, arts and culture.

Traidphicnic is a festival of traditional music, arts and culture, and would like to welcome everyone from all over the world to Spiddal.

Location: Spiddal
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available tba
Contact for info: traidphicnic@gmail.com
Website: traidphicnic.com/
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


UK Taiko Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Various locations, Exeter

This one is a bit different!

Festival of the big drum groups that play Taiko! Spectacular to watch is not the word!

This exciting event is the biggest annual gathering of taiko players in Europe, offering the opportunity for taiko players of all ages and abilities to perform, learn, and share experiences. Groups come from all over the UK and abroad to inspire and be inspired by the energy, joy, and talent of the UK taiko community.

Location: Various locations
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@taikofestival.org.uk
Website: taikofestival.org.uk
County: Exeter
Country: England


West Somerset Folk Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Carhampton, Somerset

Down where the cider apples grow lives a small friendly festival.

Singalongs, Workshops, Concerts.

This year we will be repeating the independent Real Ale bar.

Location: Carhampton
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Worrall Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Worrall, Yorkshire

An annual music and ale festival held in the picturesque village of Worrall on the outskirts of Sheffield. With beautiful views of the Peak District Worrall is the ideal location for this celebration of live music, good food and fine local ales.

It is also one of the least expensive paid events.

Location: Worrall
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.worrallfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in July

Bury Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 3rd Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 1st July in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children’s activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year.

As well as the main stage acts, there will be an Acoustic Tent with beginners’ music workshops, informal sessions and a competition for newcomers to folk performance. This is a great space to try making music yourself in a relaxed and friendly way.

Full disabled access to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

Location: Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Cleckheaton, Yorkshire

Established festival in Yorkshire, popular with many people. Craft fair, sessions, and award winning headline acts.
Several local venues.

Lots of big names.

This will be their 30th year. Come along and join in the fun!

Location: Cleckheaton
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £58
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Kimpton Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Kimpton, Hertfordshire

A new festival in 2016, it's back for the second time.

This is a one-day event with 4 separate venues including free events on the village green. Main stage has 3 ticketed concerts and there are workshops and a continuous concert in the 13th century church.

Location: Kimpton
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Some free events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Radford Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Radford, BA2 0QF, Somerset

A one day event that's new to our lists.

Traditional and contemporary folk music is what they intend to feature. At a reasonable price too.

Location: Radford, BA2 0QF
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: info@radfordmillfarm.com
Website: www.radfordmillfarm.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - 3rd Jul 2017 - Llangollen, Denbighshire

Each year since 1947, over 4,000 performers from across the globe head to the beautiful little Welsh town to take part in a unique event combining competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Around 25 different competitions celebrate song, music and dance, climaxing with the prestigious 'Choir of the World' where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy.
Traditional folk singing and dancing from across the globe

Location: Llangollen
Date: Monday 3rd July 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £5
Contact for info: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Website: www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk/
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


New Forest Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2017 - Plaitford near Romsey, SO51 6EE, Hampshire

The New Forest Folk Festival is the small festival with the big names. Located to the north of The New Forest National Park near Southampton it's an ideal venue for campers with it's riverside campsite and unspoilt farm setting. The site opens Thursday lunchtime to allow travel and a chance to relax for the afternoon before the music begins. Additional attractions include local trade and craftsfolk, and of course local ale.

Location: Plaitford near Romsey, SO51 6EE
Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Stonehaven Folk Festival - 6th Jul 2017 - Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The small NE Coastal Town of Stonehaven comes alive with a Weekend of Music and song - Concerts in the Town Hall plus workshops, Ceilidh, sessions, late night concerts, free afternoon concerts, Family show, Aqua ceilidh, World paper and Comb Championships, Tradition Bearers Concert and more all around the Town.

Location: Stonehaven
Date: Thursday 6th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Cornbury Music Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Cornbury is eccentric, charming and irresistible - a homespun melting pot, with a variety of music styles to be heard.
An eclectic mix of music across 4 stages, the hugely popular Absolute Radio Comedy Tent, the brilliant Festival of Words hosted by QI and Unbound, a fantastic children’s area with a complete programme of workshops

Location: Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Ely Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Ely, CB6 2SH, Cambridgeshire

With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?

The Folk Festival is based on a single site which includes marquees, camping facilities, food stalls, trade stands, real-ale bar, real toilets, showers, children's entertainment.

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Location: Ely, CB6 2SH
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.elyfolk.co.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Folk at the Hall - 7th Jul 2017 - Trelawnyd, LL18 6DN, Flintshire

Bringing together a star studded group of acts who have graced the stage at individual concerts for two days of quality music.

Location: Trelawnyd, LL18 6DN
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £68
Also available Day tickets £30 and £45
Contact for info: therecordjournallive@live.co.uk
Website: www.therecordjournal.co.uk
County: Flintshire
Country: Wales


Folkfest Killarney - 7th Jul 2017 - Killarney, County Kerry

A major new music festival taking place this summer in the world famous town of Killarney, Co Kerry.

New festivals deserve your attendance! Help make it a success.

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Location: Killarney
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inec.ie
Website: folkfestkillarney.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Folkfest Killarney - 7th Jul 2017 - Killarney, County Kerry

A major music festival taking place this summer in the world famous town of Killarney, Co Kerry.

New festivals deserve your attendance! Help make it a success.

Location: Killarney
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 79 euros, day tickets 29 and 39 euros
Contact for info: info@folkfestkillarney.com
Website: folkfestkillarney.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Frome Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Frome, Somerset

A general arts festival, with a variety of types of events, including some folk music.

(There's often a separate Folk Festival in February.)

Location: Frome
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@fromefestival.co.uk
Website: www.fromefestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Furness Tradition - 7th Jul 2017 - Ulverston, Cumbria

Furness Tradition is a folk-arts development group based in the Furness market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District in north-west England. The group was initiated by volunteers to celebrate, encourage and make familiar the musical inheritance of the Furness and South Lakeland area of South Cumbria.

Location: Ulverston
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@furnesstradition.org.uk
Website: furnesstradition.org.uk/wp/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Moonbeams Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS, Yorkshire

Perched on top of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Set in the grounds of the Wold Top Brewery.. Moonbeams Festival is one of the country’s best kept secrets!
Now in it’s 5th year, the festival provides the perfect weekend away to enjoy world class folk music and award winning ales in the most beautiful surroundings!

They also run an event in March.

Location: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Priddy Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

This friendly festival is held in the idyllic setting of our Village Green high on the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB near Wells in Somerset. Now in its 24th year this festival has a reputation for exciting new folk. In the past we have had Kan, Treacherous Orchestra, and Flook. Some names booked already include the Will Pound Band and
Nizlopi. The weekend also provides great music, and dance, workshops, yoga sessions, club tent, an excellent craft and traders market, guided archaeology walks, a full programme of children’s entertainment and much more.

Location: Priddy, nr Wells
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Sandwich, Kent

Many Sandwich Pubs will put on Folk music throughout the weekend, there will be street music and dancing.

The Pub events will be free to enter with main events at St. Mary's Arts Centre ticketed, see their website for details.

A free outdoor concert and Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sandwich
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@sandwichevents.info
Website: www.sandwichevents.org.uk/Folk-n-Ale-sandwich-events.shtml
County: Kent
Country: England


WoW Music Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Diss, Norfolk

WoW is acoustic, roots, blues, country and everything in between and our aim is to bring you the very best of East Anglian web-footed local brother/sister talent and then to sharpen up the gene pool with some class party acts from further afield. WoW is affordable, relaxed, intimate, bijou, family-friendly and adamantly sponsor-free.
We hope you enjoy WoW

Location: Diss
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets
Contact for info: wowfestnorfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.wow-arts.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Beggars Fair - 8th Jul 2017 - Romsey, Hampshire

In the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment.

The Beggars Fair has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people (and performers!) back year after year.

Location: Romsey
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Flixton Folk Festival - 8th Jul 2017 - Flixton, Greater Manchester

A large community festival spread over nine days. Not quite a festival, but several musical events.

Music, exhibitions, dancing, sessions.

Several events each day.
Event tickets are very affordable!

Location: Flixton
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 13 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: flixtonfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.flixtonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater Manchester
Country: England


Ruskin House Folk and Blues Festival - 8th Jul 2017 - Croyden, Surrey

Raising money for the Ruskin House Restoration Fund.

Small intimate festival.

Every summer we hold the annual Folk and Blues Festival in the grounds of Ruskin House. The festival features many of the regular musicians who play at the Sunday evening club along with a performance by a Russian children's choir, a team of Irish dancers, Scottish Pipers, a bouncy

Location: Croyden
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com
Website: www.folkandblues.org/Festival.htm
County: Surrey
Country: England


Saughall Hoedown - 8th Jul 2017 - Saughall, Chester, Cheshire

A Celebration of Folk and Country.

Bands, Ceilidh, Family corner,Food, Hog Roast, Real Ales and ciders.

This year the Saughall Hoedown is in aid of Saughall Preschool, a charitable organisation run by a voluntary parent committee.

Location: Saughall, Chester
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: info@saughallhoedown.co.uk
Website: saughallhoedown.co.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


South Sligo Summer School - 9th Jul 2017 - Tubbercurry, County Sligo

Summer School of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance. Our programme includes a broad range of classes, workshops, interactive talks and masterclasses as well as nightly ceilis, concerts and informal music sessions.
This is it's 31st year.

Location: Tubbercurry
Date: Sunday 9th July 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.sssschool.org
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


CeltFest Isle of Man - 10th Jul 2017 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival with a new look.

A celebration of Manx culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

As the Isle of Man isn't in Scotland, England or Ireland, I've listed it twice, once as in Ireland and the other as in Scotland, due to its Celtic theme.

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 10th July 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@celtfest.im
Website: www.celtfest.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


The Platform Festival - 12th Jul 2017 - Pockington, Yorkshire

A newish festival in its infancy. There are several genres of music, with a fair amount of folk music.

Back again, so last year must have been a success!

Location: Pockington
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced concerts, dances, other events
Contact for info: (01759) 30154
Website: www.platformfestival.net/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 13th Jul 2017 - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

More folk music than you can shake a stick at. But why would you want to shake a stick?
The folk festival is definitely in the "small and friendly" category....but don't let that fool you! In our 400 seater marquee you will, this year, be "up close and personal" with the artists. Add to this concerts in our MiniMarquee with artists that you will want to get to know better, sessions in and around the pub where the festival is based, dance displays, morning walks, and of course the World Dry Foam Flinging Championships. A great weekend where you will be on first name terms with everybody else by the end of the weekend.

Location: Bromsgrove
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: bromsgroveman@outlook.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Folk on the Farm - 13th Jul 2017 - Tyddyn Môn Farm, Brynrefail, Isle of Anglesey

The proceeds of the festival will be used to support the work carried out at Tyddyn Môn.

Include Quality Real Ale(from The Great Orme Brewery Company), Festival Food, Stalls, Fringe Festival in Café, Singarounds & Sessions.

Fringe Festival in Café, Singarounds, Sessions.

Location: Tyddyn Môn Farm, Brynrefail
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: www.folkonthefarm.org.uk
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Folk on the Farm - 13th Jul 2017 - Tyddyn Môn Farm, Isle of Anglesey

Fifth year of a folk festival that will include Quality Real Ale (from The Great Orme Brewery Company), Festival Food, Stalls, Fringe Festival in Café, Singarounds & Sessions.

The proceeds of the festival will be used to support the work carried out at Tyddyn Môn

Location: Tyddyn Môn Farm
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets £15 and £20
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: http://www.tyddynmon.co.uk
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Folk on the Lawn - 13th Jul 2017 - Abbey Mill, Tintern, Gwent

Folk on the Lawn, in various guises, as a modest little event, has been running for some years now. It is, perhaps, a little unusual in that it has no budget whatsoever and relies on the good will of those involved - artists, staff, the Abbey Mill Centre, the good folk of Tintern and various other benefactors and supporters, who lend the festival space, equipment, time and, not least, artistic prowess.

Location: Abbey Mill, Tintern
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: info@folkonthelawn.com
Website: www.folkonthelawn.com/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Llangollen Fringe Festival - 13th Jul 2017 - Llangollen, Denbighshire

Mixture of various media, incliding folk music, celebrating its 20th anniversary. With individual event tickets, you can choose your favourite artists to suit your taste in music and entertainment.

The Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

As well as attracting visitors from all over the UK, the Fringe continues to grow its local following and is achieving its aim to become 'the festival for the town in the town' – thanks to everyone in our audience.

Location: Llangollen
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Also available Indiviual event tickets too.
Contact for info: contact@llangollenfringe.co.uk
Website: llangollenfringe.co.uk
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


South Essex Bluegrass Festival - 13th Jul 2017 - Bulphan, RM14 3RU, Essex

Main stage, open mike, workshops, jamming and a slow jam.

Now in its third year, and like all new festivals needs good support to be a success, so if you're free, why not pay them a visit. Prices are reasonable, aren't they.

Location: Bulphan, RM14 3RU
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets £20 and £25
Contact for info: 07974 497 466 / 07834 518 335
Website: southessexbluegrass.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


DalesFest - 14th Jul 2017 - Silsden, BD20 9JH, Yorkshire

The UKs longest running festival of bluegrass and Americana music.

Great price for the full three day event too.

Location: Silsden, BD20 9JH
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: bbevhw5@aol.com
Website: www.dalesfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Lossie Folk Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Lossiemouth, Morayshire

The epitome of chilled festivals, the Lossiemouth Folk Club Fest encourages performers to come and play 'for the craic' in the spirit of celebrating traditional music and tales. The entertainment's free, with performers rewarded with a great atmosphere at this small festival by the sea. Camping available for £6 per night.

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Location: Lossiemouth
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: lochnagar3@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/lossiefolkclub
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Rothbury, Northumberland

A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last three decades Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.

Location: Rothbury
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Tiree Music Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Tiree, Inner Hebrides

Think picture-perfect white sands. World-famous surf. Deserted roads lined with lush greenery and wild flowers. Not forgetting more sunshine than practically anywhere else in the UK. It’s little wonder that the tiny Hebridean island of Tiree is nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of the North’.

Add to this three separate campsites – the main campsite, family campsite and campervan area – and the now famous Community Village with its many stalls and events, and TMF guarantees you an authentic flavour of Tiree. Which, in a nutshell, is the whole idea behind the festival.

Location: Tiree
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info:
Website: tireemusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Whitby Ahoy! Sea Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Whitby, North Yorkshire

An annual festival celebrating all things nautical in the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby - One of Britain's premier maritime heritage sites.

A packed music programme of sea songs, shanties and folk music with a salty flavour! So far, our diverse Festival has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world including local, national and overseas artists from Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA. Come for the Weekend, a day or for our Grand Maritime Gala Concert.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Concessions, Day and part day tickets
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Joe Mooney Summer School - 15th Jul 2017 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

This is a week long traditional festival of music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town.

In addition to the classes and workshops there are recitals, ceilithe, lectures, and open air music events. The impromptu music sessions, the natural beauty of the Drumshanbo area and the traditional 'ceád míle fáilte' hospitality of County Leitrim provide an unforgettable week for all those who participate in the classes and also for those who just visit the town to be part of the experience.

Location: Drumshanbo
Date: Saturday 15th July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 (0)71 964 1213
Website: www.joemooneysummerschool.com
County: County Leitrim
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 16th Jul 2017 - Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Supports a local children's charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young people.

Fairground Side Stalls :: Craft Tent :: Family Friendly atmosphere with Children's Activities :: Music Stalls :: Recycled Gifts :: Delicious Food :: Real Ale bar

Many big names come to this one day event.

Location: Hatfield House
Date: Sunday 16th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £33
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 17th Jul 2017 - Cork, County Cork

Competitions, concerts, workshops, street entertainment, ceili, sessions, singing.
What do you expect? It's Ireland.

An abundance of music, song and dance at the many impromptu sessions as well as set and céilí dancing venues around the town.

Includes a wide selection of outdoor and indoor concerts, céilithe, workshops, competitions, and street sessions.

Location: Cork
Date: Monday 17th July 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 19th Jul 2017 - Stornoway, Outer Hebrides

This is not a single venue event so you cannot buy one ticket that covers all events. Please choose carefully to make sure you make the most of your festival experience.
There will be a weekend ticket covering the events in the main arena
Features Hebridean music galore

Location: Stornoway
Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £87
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


CeltFest Isle of Man - 20th Jul 2017 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival with a new look.

A celebration of Manx culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

As in previous years we are posting htis under Scotland and Ireland due to its Celtic theme, as we don't have a separate Isle of Man page

Location: Peel
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@celtfest.im
Website: www.celtfest.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Scotland


Hull Folk and Matitime Festival - 20th Jul 2017 - Hull, East Yorkshire

Four days of music, dance and history that celebrate Hull’s rich and unique folk heritage. Hull's traditions and culture are brought to life with a family-friendly festival attracting artists of international renown as well as providing a platform for local talent. Featuring over eighty free performances and taking place at venues around the picturesque marina and historic Old Town, the festival features an outdoor main stage, a floating maritime and shanty stage, a real ale Festival, historic vessels moored in the marina, folk dancing, traditional crafts and folk art, indoor concerts, sessions and singarounds, historic talks and exhibitions and more!

A highlight of the city’s cultural calendar that is now into its 27th year!
Why not make a weekend of it and sample some of the many attractions on offer in the 2017 City of Culture!

Location: Hull
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mostly free, but with 2 ticketed concerts £10 each
Contact for info: Mark 07867 878338
Website: hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com/
County: East Yorkshire
Country: England


Music on the Marr - 20th Jul 2017 - Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Cumbria

A village festival. Local, national and international folk, blues and jazz artists, comedy too. Includes Young Musician's Showcase.

Good food, good drink, outstanding hospitality and lots and lots of smiling are more than encouraged, we just can't help ourselves. A festival for the whole family.

Location: Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets from £15 - £30
Contact for info: 01228 670 329
Website: www.musiconthemarr.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Branksome Poole BH12 1AD, Dorset

Featuring bands from the USA Europe and the UK, the festival ws new last year.
With over 30 Real Ales and Ciders
Home Cooked food.

As if that’s not enough to wet your lips we are featuring some of the best Bluegrass and Americana acts from the USA and the UK live on stage.

Location: Branksome Poole BH12 1AD
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Day tickets £12 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Chagstock Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Whiddon Down, Devon

A not for profit organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. In its 11th year.

This is a mixed genre festival, with a folk element too

Location: Whiddon Down
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


Guiting Music Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz, Blues and Folk music by artists from around the world. In that time it has built up a strong band of very loyal supporters.

Check through their programme to see what parts yo ulike.

Location: Guiting Power
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets.
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Stainsby Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Brunt's Farm, Stainsby, Derbyshire

A well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby.

Great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens entertainment, music workshops of every kind, storytelling, a singers competition and walkabout events throughout the weekend with camping thrown in

Location: Brunt's Farm, Stainsby
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: news@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Website: www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Traditional Singing Weekend - 21st Jul 2017 - Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire

The Festival is a unique celebration, bringing together outstanding traditional singers from Scotland, England, and Ireland. The event is especially for those who like to hear, enjoy, and join in unaccompanied traditional singing. Essentially informal, friendly and non-competitive, it will be just the place to encourage the young and less experienced as well as the old hands. The weekend includes ceilidhs featuring the guest singers, singarounds for everyone who can join in, workshops, craft demonstrations and a talk.

Location: Cullerlie
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01224 645486
Website: www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/public-engagement/cullerlie.php
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Underneath the Stars - 21st Jul 2017 - Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley, Yorkshire

Underneath the Stars Festival is a fresh new summer festival of arts and food. It is a collaboration between Barnsley folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby’s family production team, and one of the finest Yorkshire visitor attractions and quality food producer Cannon Hall Open Farm.

The aim is to provide a weekend of world class entertainment in the heart of South Yorkshire, held in a purpose built big-top concert marquee and for the first time this year there will be the opportunity to pitch up and stay at the festival campsite.

Location: Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Upton Blues Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015.

Since the formation of the Blues Committee in 2001 there has been two aims, to produce a festival to promote Blues Music in Upton Upon Severn, and to support the local community. To achieve these aims the Upton Blues Festival has always, and will always be free from any admission charge.

What more can you want than the blues for free? 60 or 70 bands perhaps?

Location: Upton upon Severn
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.uptonbluesfestival.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Fiddler's Green International Festival - 23rd Jul 2017 - Rostrevor, County Down

It began as a one day event, progressed to a weekend one and now extends to eight days and seven nights of music, culture and craic. With up to 200 events the festival caters for music fanatics, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival, and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor. There will be free outdoor ceilis, an open air stage, art exhibitions, children's entertainment and even a literary pub crawl, with the emphasis on 'literary' rather than 'crawling'!

All musical tastes are catered for (folk, blues, country, classical).

Location: Rostrevor
Date: Sunday 23rd July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk
Website: fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk/
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Cambridge Folk Festival - 27th Jul 2017 - Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It has become hugely popular and a regular sell out attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The Festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. The best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland.
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Location: Cherry Hinton Hall
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £167
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Southern Fried Festival - 27th Jul 2017 - Perth, Perthshire

For those who like a bit of variety. An American roots event in Scotland. Many styles of music including blues, country, Cajun, gospel, swing and soul.
Southern Fried Festival, which offers the widest choice of Americana of any comparable festival, has grown in reputation attracting festival-goers from throughout the UK and beyond.

Location: Perth
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced events
Contact for info:
Website: www.southernfriedfestival.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Warwick Folk Festival - 27th Jul 2017 - Warwick, Warwickshire

Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year.

Since its humble beginnings in 1979, the annual Warwick Folk Festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded folk events on the national and international scene, attracting fans from all over Britain and as far afield as the USA and Australia

Location: Warwick
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £128
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad Charlton Park - 27th Jul 2017 - Charlton Park, Wiltshire

THE World Music event.
International music resonates throughout the grounds, bounces off trees in the Arboretum, whirls through the green arena and dashes across acres of beautiful grass land which becomes the camping grounds during the last weekend in July. It is truly a unique event and we suggest you come along and experience the beauty for yourself.

Location: Charlton Park
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Bute Fest - 28th Jul 2017 - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

A newish three day festival of music, food and fun. This accessible and hugely friendly family festival all takes places a mere thirty-five miles as the crow flies from Glasgow.
Lots of great bands.
Plus a great variety of foods for you to try.

Location: Rothesay
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Eilean Dorcha Music Festival - 28th Jul 2017 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Last year was the first ever Eilean Dhorcha Festival, and it's back again this year.

Location: Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.edf.scot/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Festival at the Edge - 28th Jul 2017 - Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ, Shropshire

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more… surrounded by breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside.

Location: Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: 0754 044 126
Website: www.festivalattheedge.org/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Maryport Blues Festival - 28th Jul 2017 - Maryport, Cumbria

The annual Blues festival takes over the town for the weekend with more than 100 musicians from all over the globe performing on the main stage, outdoor family stage and in various pubs and clubs in the area.

The blues are sometimes considered to be folk music, and besides a bit of variety never done any harm.

Location: Maryport
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@maryportblues.com
Website: www.maryportbluesfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Monmouth Festival - 28th Jul 2017 - Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Mixed genre event with something for everyone.

Attracting visitors from all over the world, it is proud to be considered one of the longest running, largest and best free volunteer organised festivals in Europe.

Music is the very essence of Monmouth Festival. We take great delight in showcasing an eclectic mix of iconic legends, local artists and up and coming young talent, dance, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, rock’n roll, ska, world music and so much more. Our aim is to enable everyone to enjoy a live music performance whether it is in the open air, in a church or pub; whether it is an old favourite, new or local talent, there is something to please everyone.

Location: Monmouth
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@monmouthfestival.co.uk
Website: www.monmouthfestival.co.uk/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


SpeyFest - 28th Jul 2017 - Fochabers, Morayshire

Concerts, Ceilidhs and Stomps. Free to enter Craft Fair and Festival Clubs. Some of the biggest names from the world of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. And all in the beautiful village of Fochabers on the banks of the River Spey.

Location: Fochabers
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Alnwick International Music Festival - 29th Jul 2017 - Alnwick, Northumberland

A mixed genre music festival with an international flavour. so a fair bit of variety, including some folk music and dance groups.

Location: Alnwick
Date: Saturday 29th July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Shetland Fiddle Frenzy - 30th Jul 2017 - Various locations, Shetlands

Fiddle Frenzy is Shetland Arts’ annual celebration of the Shetland fiddle tradition. The week of events runs from Sunday to Sunday, during the first week in August each year, centered on workshops teaching the distinctive tunes and technique of the Shetland fiddle style. An opportunity to learn the secrets of Shetland Fiddle from a range of experienced tutors, explore the thriving musical traditions of our unique and beautiful islands, or simply be part of our Festival Week which is packed with a range of Frenzy Fringe options and Evening Concerts.

Location: Various locations
Date: Sunday 30th July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £425
Contact for info: fiddle.frenzy@shetlandarts.org
Website: www.shetlandarts.org/whats-on/festivals/fiddle-frenzy/
County: Shetlands
Country: Scotland


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