UK Folk Festivals - Coming Soon

Folk Music Festivals Coming Soon

These are the festivals with a start date from today onwards for the next five weeks. So if you need a quick fix of your favourite musical genre, try one of these great music festivals. We're sure you'll enjoy the music. They are arranged in date order, with the soonest one first.

Remember, we can't check every ticket price, unfortunately, as some are not listed until closer to the event, so we advise you to check the prices yourself.

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Taking place in January

NormaFest - 5th Jan 2018 - Whitby, Yorkshire

We are finding it hard to find a website for this event, so are pointing you at the site selling the tickets.

Normafest is a celebration of all things to do with folk music legend Norma Waterson MBE bringing together the woman herself in exclusive live performance alongside friends, family and special guests. Norma , who resides in Robin Hoods Bay, received a lifetime Achievement Award from Radio 2 Folk Awards and is widely recognised as one of the most important figures in English Folk Music since the folk revival of the 1960s.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 5th January 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: 55
Contact for info:
County: Yorkshire
Country: England

Straw Bear Festival - 12th Jan 2018 - Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire

Folk tradition and folk music. Folk dancing. Straw Bear Parade.

Often the first festival of the year.

The 38th Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 12th January 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £10
Contact for info:
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England

Celtic Connections - 18th Jan 2018 - Glasgow, Strathclyde

Massive event in Glasgow, spanning 18 days! If it has a Celtic connection, it's probably on show here. Multiple venues. There's not enough space to describe everything, just settle for knowing there's 2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues. - yes, you read that right!

This is HUGE.

Recently we've noticed the site doesn't always open on our pop-up window. Try this link Celtic Connections

Location: Glasgow
Date: Thursday 18th January 2018 for 18 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland

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

The 19th Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
A diverse range of acoustic music in small venues.
80 events, 15 venues!
Over 4,000 people visit the festival every year as there is something for everyone. It's a folk festival, a traditional session fleadh, a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a ceilidh, an international festival, all bound by the enjoyment of music!
It's a big one.

Location: Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle
Date: Thursday 18th January 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price:
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: 086 8707739 /
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland

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