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 July

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: £85
Also available Day tickets £30 and £45
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


Taking place in August

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - Ballyshannon, County Donegal

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional music fesitval is the place to be as the sounds of traditional & folk music echo from the streets, pubs and theatre once again.

As well as plenty of pub sessions and street entertainment, and concerts, this will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend.

Location: Ballyshannon
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
Website: www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - Beauly, Invernessshire

Describes itself as quirky. Has quite a variety of styles of music, some of which may appeal to you. Large number of acts, including folk groups

Location: Beauly
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £142
Also available Two day - £117, one day £82
Contact for info: info@tartanheartfestival.co.uk
Website: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Wickham Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - Wickham, PO17 5HD, Hampshire

Concerts, workshop, dance displays, craft fairs, sessions. Lots of things to keep you entertained.

There will be a good selection of food and drink including a great choice of real ales at the main venue. Some excellent village pubs, wine bars, restaurants, shops and bistros, all within easy walking distance of the main venue. There are also some lovely village and riverside walks around Wickham plus the historic Chesapeake Mill and Water Gardens that are well worth a visit

Location: Wickham, PO17 5HD
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

A place where art, intellectualism and fantastic gastronomy share equal billing with music.

A festival covering many different media - music, film, talks - all on a variety of genres. The London Folk Guild brings the very best in folk, blues, acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, roots and country from the UK and around the world.

Winner of several Festival awards.

Location: Cornbury Park
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £168
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Americana Folk & Roots - 4th Aug 2017 - Richmond DL11 6ED, Yorkshire

Now in its third year, another event at Tan Hill Inn presenting music with altitude.

A weekend of country and americana music.

Location: Richmond DL11 6ED
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: penninesky@aol.com
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/folk-gatherings-sessions/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts - 4th Aug 2017 - Cahersiveen, County Kerry

The Festival has entertained locals and visitors every August Bank Holiday Weekend for the past nineteen years. This year will be one of the biggest and best festivals to date. We have music for all generations from Folk to Country. There will be loads of street entertainment through out the days with lots of activities for all the family.

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Location: Cahersiveen
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 87 2211 667
Website: www.celticmusicfestival.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


National Eisteddfod of Wales - 4th Aug 2017 - Anglesey, Gwynedd

The BIG one!
The National Eisteddfod of Wales is one of the great festivals of the world, attracting over 160,000 visitors every year. An eclectic mixture of culture, music, visual arts and all kinds of activities for people of all ages, there’s something for everyone on the Maes during the first week of August every year.

The Eisteddfod is a travelling festival which belongs to the people of Wales.

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Location: Anglesey
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk/
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


O'Carolan Harp & Traditional Music Festival - 4th Aug 2017 - Keadue, County Roscommon

The Festival was started in Keadue in 1978, to commemorate the famous Harper Turlough O'Carolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. Keadue is a small village of 200 people located on the shores of Lough Meelagh at the foot of the Arigna Mountains. The Festival includes Concerts, Ceili, Tuition on the Harp, Set Dancing, Harp Recitals and a Harp Competition with €2500 in Prizes.

Location: Keadue
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@ocarolanfestival.ie
Website: www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie
County: County Roscommon
Country: Ireland


Sidmouth Folk Week - 4th Aug 2017 - Sidmouth, Devon

Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song taking place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort – a must in every festival goer’s annual diary. There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with a promise of ‘something for everyone’ – from major league concerts to small intimate sessions, from ceilidh dancing to lively roots parties, from family entertainment to youth-centred masterclasses, from social dance to colourful dance displays.

Location: Sidmouth
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
Website: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Festival of the Celts - 5th Aug 2017 - Llandovery, Swansea

It is sold out each of the past 4 years in the beautiful Green Valley, Upper Cwmtwrch. So now looks to expand in a bigger green field area. The best of Celtic music over 3 days, with camping. The Welsh language music day being primarily the Friday evening.

The best of IRISH SCOTTISH WELSH and CORNISH, BRITTON and ISLE OF MAN artists come together.
Celebrating music from the Celtic nations.

Location: Llandovery
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: 0333 9000 919
Website: www.festivalofthecelts.co.uk/
County: Swansea
Country: Wales


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 5th Aug 2017 - Salcombe Regis, Devon

This is a big fringe, over four evenings. Featuring a great line up, and it's all free!

All events in McBuzz's Barn.

The Fringe Sessions feature a mix of the most exciting emerging talent along with some established heavyweight favourites from across the UK and internationally. Entry is FREE to ‘all music lovers’ but we have a donations bucket for the artists.

Location: Salcombe Regis
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: 01395 579564
Website: www.sidmouthfringe.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival - 5th Aug 2017 - Mickleham, RH5 6EE, Surrey

Bluegrass festival in its 1tth year.
It is run more like a party for a bit of fun. It is a place to relax, meet new people, or meet up with old friends and listen to the music in a lovely location.

And very reasonably priced too.

Location: Mickleham, RH5 6EE
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available Day tickets £13
Contact for info: surreybluegrass@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.surreybluegrass.com
County: Surrey
Country: England


Feakle Festival of Traditional Music - 9th Aug 2017 - Feakle, County Clare

Visitors from all over the world come to a festival that now has international recognition.

Variety of events over a week long festival.

Location: Feakle
Date: Wednesday 9th August 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feaklefestival.ie
Website: www.feaklefestival.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 10th Aug 2017 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's ninth year. The event is spread over several stages, and there is a folk section. Research it and make your own decision on whether it suits you.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Thursday 10th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £195
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 10th Aug 2017 - Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Famous reunion festival taking place in Oxfordshire, for the legendary Fairport Convention. And lots of guests.

There aren't many acts that run their own famous festival! And this will be their 50th anniversary, so lookout for special surprize guests.

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 10th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: www.fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance - 11th Aug 2017 - Billingham, Cleveland

An international festival, so a bit different to the norm. Artists from many countries, for those that like world music. A wide variety of styles and sounds.

Location: Billingham
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Many individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@billinghamfestival.co.uk
Website: www.billinghamfestival.co.uk
County: Cleveland
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Bridport, Dorset

For the first time!!!

This is a new festival, and with so many festivals disappearing, you should make the effort to support any new event.

Over 50 acts will be there.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: bridportfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 11th Aug 2017 - Broadstairs, Kent

During Folk Week, life in Broadstairs really is set to music. In the parks, pubs, gardens and on the beaches and promenade- there really is a festival vibe in the town – nobody who arrives in Broadstairs during Folk Week wonders whether there is an event taking place – it’s inescapable – in the best possible way!

Location: Broadstairs
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £220
Also available Day tickets £35
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - South Zeal near Okehampton, Devon

The Dartmoor Folk Festival is a friendly traditional festival, with highlights including Ceilidh, Song & Music Sessions, Dartmoor Stepdance and Broomdance Championships, Dartmoor Fayre, Craft Displays, Dances, Music Hall, Sunday Ramble, Folk Service, Pub Sessions & Children's Events.PLUS - Craft tent, Sideshows, Demonstrations, Dance Displays, Children's Entertainers and much more...The festival continues to attract some of the top national and local artists as guests, maintaining its reputation as one of the top events in the folk calendar. Camping is available in fields close to the festival site, with events taking pla

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Kilkenny Arts Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

A 10 day feast of visual art, classical music, theatre and dance, jazz world and traditional Irish music, literature, film, architecture, indie music, craft and children's events.

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Lake District Folk Weekend - 11th Aug 2017 - Staveley, Cumbria

In the beautiful Lake district, for the third year in a row..
Concerts, workshops, singarounds, sessions at various venues throughout the village.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Saltburn, Yorkshire

Seaside festival, includes singer/songwriter competition.
Folk music, dance and song.

Many acts booked already.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Also available Day tickets £44 and £34
Contact for info: 01287 622623
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bath Folk Festival - 12th Aug 2017 - Bath, Somerset

Gigs,workshops, summer school, sessions.

This is an exciting festival, spread over many days, and it is going to be in it's eighth year and will be providing concerts education and opportunities to play folk music in this vibrant and culturally rich city. A variety of venues around the city will be used.

Location: Bath
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk
Website: www.bathfolkfestival.org/
County: Somerset
Country: England


BuskFest - 12th Aug 2017 - Banbridge, County Down

uskFest is an international busking festival which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which is now in its 14th year, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre.

Location: Banbridge
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@buskfest.com
Website: www.buskfest.com
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Folk At The Fort - 12th Aug 2017 - Newhaven, BN9 9DS, Sussex

Another new event, part of the Newhaven Fort Festival. It's part of the Newhaven Fort Festival

Help get it off to a great start!
Folk At The Fort, like each festival in Newhaven’s series of festivals aims to be a charity festival.

With the proceeds going back into Newhaven Fort via Wave Trust we hope to raise money and awareness surrounding the site whilst still creating a phenomenal festival
experience that attendees will want to relive year after year.

Special discount code for those who saw this part of our site! FF20OFF2017

Location: Newhaven, BN9 9DS
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: info@newhavenfortfestival.com
Website: www.newhavenfortfestival.com
County: Sussex
Country: England


Guildtown Music Festival - 12th Aug 2017 - Guildtown, Perthshire

Details are sparse, so check with the organisers.

Replacing the previously popular Bluegrass festival, The Guildtown Folk Festival based between The village hall and The Anglers Inn will have popular favourites such as Gaberlunzie, Mad Ferret, Dave Low Blues, Coaltown Daisies, Tich Frier and Wildfire. In addition to this The Anglers Inn will host many other great acts throughout both days.

Location: Guildtown
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: 01821 640254
Website: http://www.theanglersinn.co.uk/guildtown-music-festival.html
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Radford Mill Blues Festival - 12th Aug 2017 - Radford, BA2 0QF, Somerset

Aaanother new one, this time it's a blues festival. The website doesn't mention much about it just now, as it's only just been mentioned there.

Location: Radford, BA2 0QF
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk
Website: www.radfordmillfarm.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - 13th Aug 2017 - Ennis, County Clare

A week long event, featuring concerts, competitions, singing, walking tours, and lots more. There's even FleadhTV which will broadcast live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over four nights from Thursday to Sunday on TG4 as well as live on tg4.tv and here on fleadhcheoil.ie

Location: Ennis
Date: Sunday 13th August 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


StockFest - Culture, Music & Arts Festival - 16th Aug 2017 - Stockcross, Berkshire

Not a nine day folk fest...
A multi-genre, event spread over 9 days, with a wide variety of entertainments. Includes an auctustic day and several wellknown folk acts.

Now in it's fifth year.

Check out their program of events to see if you like it.

Stockfest is a not for profit community festival based in the tiny village of Stockcross, Nr Newbury.

Location: Stockcross
Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: stockfestinfo@gmail.com
Website: www.stockfest.co.uk
County: Berkshire
Country: England


Green Man - 17th Aug 2017 - near Crickhowell, Powys

A large independant event, with a wide range of artists, and genres, more than 100 acts playing indie, psychedelia, Americana, and folk across 5 stages. Food stalls and a bar will be open in the evening. Many different themes.

Supports the Bevan Foundation as well.

Location: near Crickhowell
Date: Thursday 17th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Beautiful Days - 18th Aug 2017 - Escot Park, Devon

Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ annual 15,000 capacity family-friendly weekend camping festival at Escot Park, which started in 2003.It has a huge children's area in the centre of the festival, comedy, theatre, family camping, a healing area, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & carefully selected food and craft stalls.

Chosen as one of the ‘Best Family Festivals’ in 2013 by the Guardian

Location: Escot Park
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


FolkEast - 18th Aug 2017 - Glemham Hall Grounds,, Suffolk

This is a relatively new festival, in East Anglia (hence the name).

A fresh approach to a timeless tradition with an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional music. Re-kindling the Eastfolk folkmoots on the Glemham Hall Estate, where, for three days of the year, the folk of the East bring their families & gather for a bit of a to-do.

Location: Glemham Hall Grounds,
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Innerleithen Music Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Innerleithen, Lothian

Bringing the stars of Celtic Music to the Scottish Borders. 30 miles south of Edinburgh.

Web site not fully updated at the time of our last visit.

Location: Innerleithen
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: imfpublicity@aol.com
Website: www.innerleithenmusicfestival.org/
County: Lothian
Country: Scotland


Just So Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Rode Hall, Cheshire

A not for profit family music and arts festival and although we don’t call ourselves a folk festival the majority of our musical programming is folk, so we thought you might be interested.

Very family focused, with circus acts, music, films, children's entertainment.
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Location: Rode Hall
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £130
Also available Day tickets £50
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Moira, Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

The festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.

Now in it's 9th year.

Location: Moira, Swadlicote, DE12 6AT
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Day tickets £10, £20 and £15
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Grove, Oxfordshire

A small, intimate, relaxed festival where there is an emphasis on creating an inclusive atmosphere and encouraging everyone to play a part in the weekend’s events. There is plenty of opportunity to sing, play or tell a story with singarounds and music sessions every day.

Location: Grove
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Argyll Gathering - 19th Aug 2017 - Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute

A new event in Scotland.

The event will showcase the best in traditional contemporary Scottish music and local food and drink, and will feature interactive workshops. Musical headliners will include Donnie Munro (Runrig), Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Treacherous Orchestra.

Location: Helensburgh
Date: Saturday 19th August 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info:
Website: argyll-gathering.com/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


Whitby Folk Week - 19th Aug 2017 - Whitby, Yorkshire

Seven days of dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances until late into the night, and a whole lot more. Seven days of meeting old friends and making new ones.

With over 600 events, this long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right.

Location: Whitby
Date: Saturday 19th August 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £194
Also available Various day tickets
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Marymass Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2017 - Irvine, Ayrshire

On the picturesque Clyde Coast opposite Arran lies Irvine…. it’s a 30 minute train journey from Glasgow. There are concerts, sessions, an open stage competition, events in schools, community concerts and not forgetting two World Championships – the amazing Whammy-Diddling and the even more amazing Chuckie-Chucking.

Location: Irvine
Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets £16
Contact for info: joyceifc@aol.com
Website: www.irvinefolkclub.trad.org.uk/marymass-folk-festival/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Masters of Tradition - 23rd Aug 2017 - Bantry, County Cork

As ever Ireland’s unique Irish Traditional Music Festival will be headlined by Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world.

Location: Bantry
Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: westcorkmusic@eircom.net
Website: www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 24th Aug 2017 - Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage, Dorset

Purbeck Folk Festival in the rolling hills of Dorset.

Located on a little sheep farm and in its fifth year, it's "how festivals used to be" - friendly, great for kids and adults alike, and small enough to be able to wander around and not lose your friends. Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk music and you can hear music from all around the world; some deep and meaningful, some get up and jump around.

Not to be confused with the nearby Swanage festivals

Location: Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage
Date: Thursday 24th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: cath@purbeckfolk.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 24th Aug 2017 - Secret, Northamptonshire

This festival covers many different music styles, including folk music. It will suit those with a wide range of musical interests. Over 200 diverse music acts across 12 live stages. comedy, electric,roots, reggae and folk, films and theatre. Some of everything.

Location is kept secret for quite some time.

Location: Secret
Date: Thursday 24th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Contact for info: info@theticketsellers.co.uk
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cornwall Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Cornwall Folk Festival is the annual celebration of Folk and Roots Music and Dance in Wadebridge.

Now in its 45th year, we bring national and international performers to Cornwall
and showcase local talent to the wider artistic world, in front of Cornish and visiting audiences

Location: Wadebridge
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in it's third year,for the region’s already blossoming music calendar, to be hosted in various venues in the picturesque East Yorkshire village of Cottingham across the first weekend of September. An exciting addition to a vibrant summer of events, this three-day extravaganza will see an incredible line-up of artists descend on what is thought to be the largest village in the UK

Location: Cottingham
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Greenbelt - 25th Aug 2017 - Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ, Northamptonshire

An arts, faith and justice festival with a long and rich history.

Greenbelt covers a variety of styles of music and other things, including guest speakers and comedy.

Location: Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Maui Waui Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Theberton, Suffolk

Not strictly a folk event. A mixture of styles and events that some of you may be interested in. A bit like Breaded Theory they say.

Location: Theberton
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well as providing a platform for established performers, and never forgetting to add some fun and diversity to our concerts. We try to bring quality in depth.

Location: Shrewsbury
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 25th Aug 2017 - Tarns Nr Aspatria, CA7 4NG, Cumbria

Cumbria’s brightest and best music and arts festival, Solfest is delighted to announce another wave of the delightfully diverse and exciting range of artists who will grace the many stages and have you up and dancing at Solfest this summer.

As ever Solfest offers a dazzling array of entertainment across practically every musical genre.

Location: Tarns Nr Aspatria, CA7 4NG
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Contact for info: info@solfest.org.uk
Website: www.solfest.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stroud Fringe - 25th Aug 2017 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Stroud fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every august bank holiday. With four official stages, parades, street entertainment, creative childrens’ workshops, and great food and drink. Independent venues all over town celebrate the festival with their own events - the town really does come alive!

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@stroudfringe.co.uk
Website: stroudfringe.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Towersey Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Towersey, Oxfordshire

A traditional village festival.

Four days and nights of the best Acoustic, Folk, Blues, World and Americana, with first class stages, massive family appeal, wonderful camping, arts, crafts, theatre, hands-on workshops, film and a sprinkling of Festival Magic in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Towersey
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £128
Also available Weekend tickets £88
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


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