UK Folk Festivals - The Big List

Folk Music Festivals in the UK

We hope this list enables you to enjoy as much traditional and contemporary music festivals this year as possible. It aims to list the festivals by date alone, with no filtering by country. So that if you feel the need for a festival at any particular time of year, study this list.

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.

Taking place in January

Gower Wassail - 12th Jan 2019 - Gower, Swansea, SA3 2EH, West Glamorgan

Not quite a folk festival, but includes traditional music.

Revive this ancient tradition with the Mari Lwyd, Food, Music, Noise, Dance, Cider, Apples and plenty of laughter! Gower Wassail Festival will be a Gastronomic Wassail Festival event.

Wassailing is an ancient Welsh tradition to promote a good apple harvest the following autumn. The Coppertown Mari Lwyd is also brought into the celebrations (welsh grey mare) there will also be a Torch Lit Parade with the Gower Old Horse!

Location: Gower, Swansea, SA3 2EH
Date: Saturday 12th January 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk/whatson.htm
County: West Glamorgan
Country: Wales


Celtic Connections - 17th Jan 2019 - 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 17th January 2019 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.celticconnections.com/
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland


Shannonside Winter Music Festival - 17th Jan 2019 - Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle, County Clare

The 20th 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 17th January 2019 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 / mandowalsh@gmail.com
Website: www.wmw.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Bradford Roots Festival - 18th Jan 2019 - Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ, Wiltshire

The seventh annual Bradford Roots festival at Wiltshire Music Centre, celebrating the very best in local musical talent with over 40 acts and activities. From folk to blues, and pop to poetry, experience a two-day indoor festival packed with fun and laughter to beat the January blues.

Proceeds in support of local charities.

Location: Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ
Date: Friday 18th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Day tickets £17 to £12
Contact for info: info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/bradford-roots-music-festival-2019-friday
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Straw Bear Festival - 18th Jan 2019 - Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire

40th Birthday!

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 18th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £10
Contact for info: info@strawbear.org.uk
Website: www.strawbear.org.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Cheptsow Annual Wassail and Mari Lwyd - 19th Jan 2019 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire

A one day afternoon - evening event. Hence the great value for money price!
Includes morris Dancing and music throughout the event.

Location: Chepstow
Date: Saturday 19th January 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £6
Contact for info: info@greenmanbackpackers.co.uk
Website: chepstowwassailmari.co.uk/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Ballincollig Winter Music Festival - 23rd Jan 2019 - Ballincollig, County Cork

Tenth Birthday

Based in the White Horse Bar, over 4 nights, they have a great lineup and some great videos of the artists in the coming event.
So not a monster event with thousands of tickets but looks (and sounds) like a good place to go.

Location: Ballincollig
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@whitehorse.ie
Website: www.wintermusicfestival.ie
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Temple Bar Tradfest - 23rd Jan 2019 - Dublin, Dublin

Dublin's biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest will be back for the 9th year. The festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church, City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include over 200 free events, music trail, singers club, open session, two outdoor stages, the international Celtic Irish dance festival, master classes and showcases, gigs for kids, children's club, pipe bands, street performers and much more.
Now with films and possibly life streaming!

Location: Dublin
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: admin@templebarcompany.com
Website: templebartrad.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Clennell Hall Music Sessions Weekend - 25th Jan 2019 - Alwinton nr Rothbury, Northumberland

A winter event, featuring singalongs, music sessions and fun. They may even include a snowman...

This weekend is for you is you play, sing or like to listen.

Location: Alwinton nr Rothbury
Date: Friday 25th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: www.glynnedavies.co.uk/clennell/page6.html
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 25th Jan 2019 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

26th anniversary of the longest running Cajun festival in Europe.
Featuring the best bands and musicians from around the world for a weekend of non-stop partying, music, dancing, workshops, and authentic Cajun cuisine.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 25th January 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets £25 and £30
Contact for info: booking@gloucester.gov.uk
Website: www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk/live-events/2019/1/25/gloucester-cajun-amp-zydeco-festival-2019
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


IMBOLC - 27th Jan 2019 - Derry, Derry

Multi-media, multi-genre event.

A celebration of music reflecting the diversity of the contemporary Irish music scene.
Alongside longstanding masters of the tradition, we will be showcasing music at the cutting edge of genres. With concerts, workshops, film screenings, community and participatory
events and events for children, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Multiple venues

Location: Derry
Date: Sunday 27th January 2019 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £122
Also available Various package tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@imbolcfestival.com
Website: www.imbolcfestival.com
County: Derry
Country: Ireland


Halsway Winter Warmer - 28th Jan 2019 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and fun for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who'll make sure you have an enjoyable stay!

There will be music workshops every day led by our Musicians in Residence for the week Pete and Marj Hendy, Moira and Peter Gutteridge.

There will be a range of activities to keep you entertained including daily music and dance workshops, plus bell ringing, singing and afternoon walks for those who want to get out into the fresh air. Dances every evening, with the option for you to play in the band or call a dance should you so wish, before retiring to the bar to enjoy the convivial relaxed atmosphere of the manor.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Monday 28th January 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £309
Also available Includes room for duration, other prices too.
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer-2/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Taking place in February

Emade Winter School - 15th Feb 2019 - Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire

"The Winter School", a nine day event planned for February 2019 at Gaunts House, replaces "The Winter Festival" hosted at Kinnersley Castle since 1997.
The feel of Gaunts House is very similar to Kinnersley and this fabulous venue offers all that we could have hoped for including a very friendly and helpful management team. It is easy to access, 25 miles from Southampton Airport and 8 miles from Bournemouth Airport.

The nine day event will bring in many professional artists from all over Europe to provide a very rich and exciting program of dance and music workshops, concerts and bals.

Location: Kinnersley Castle
Date: Friday 15th February 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £630
Also available Day ticket £80
Contact for info: patgoodacre@gmail.com
Website: www.emade.org.uk/winter.php
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Love Folk Festival - 15th Feb 2019 - Southport, Merseyside

Now in its fifth year, the little festival with the big heart returns to Southport for a weekend long celebration featuring new, upcoming and traditional folk music across two days. So, come on, spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us - dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 15th February 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-fest-2019/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Inverness Fiddlers Rally - 19th Feb 2019 - Inverness, Invernessshire

The clue's in the name - it features fidlers.

As always, the Inverness Fiddlers will be joined by special guests for the event.

Location: Inverness
Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.invernessfiddlers.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - 20th Feb 2019 - Ballyferriter, County Kerry

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a 5 day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Location: Ballyferriter
Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: eolas@scoilcheoil.com
Website: www.scoilcheoil.com
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Russell Festival Weekend - 21st Feb 2019 - Doolin, County Clare

25th Anniversary.

The Russell Memorial Weekend is a traditional festival held in Doolin on the the last full weekend in February each year. The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994.
Concerts, workshops, sessions

Location: Doolin
Date: Thursday 21st February 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@michorussellweekend.ie
Website: www.michorussellweekend.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Chester February Folk Day - 23rd Feb 2019 - Chester, CH2 3AU, Cheshire

One day event, by the same group that organise the larger Chester Festival

Concert, ceilidh, sessions, all the usual stuff.

Warming up the bands.

Location: Chester, CH2 3AU
Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/folkday.html
County: Cheshire
Country: England


The Big Burfest - 23rd Feb 2019 - Bursledon, SO31 8BZ, Hampshire

All the performers at the Bursfest have kindley donated their perfomance free of charge in support of The Village Hall centinary fund . Half of the profits and donations on the day will go directly to this fund. This will help the Trustees to ensure the continued enjoyment and improvement of the hall into the next century. The other half of the profits will go to our nominated charity. Which this year is Shine.

Location: Bursledon, SO31 8BZ
Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Also available Family Ticket £18
Contact for info: may185@btinternet.com
Website: www.thebigbursfest.btck.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


The Gathering Traditional Festival - 27th Feb 2019 - Killarney, County Kerry

Now in its 20th year, The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of most loved festivals amongst traditional enthusiasts and is ideal for everyone from the hard core fans to the culturally curious. From fireside seisiúns to heart-pounding céilís,

The Gathering features concerts, céilís, sessions and storytelling as well as set dancing, singing and instrument masterclasses

Location: Killarney
Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: info@thegathering.ie
Website: www.thegathering.ie
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Inverness Music Festival - 28th Feb 2019 - Inverness, Invernessshire

Inverness Music Festival is a competitive music festival open to all ages and abilities. Performers are adjudicated on their performance.

Location: Inverness
Date: Thursday 28th February 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: invernessmusicfestival.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Swanage Blues Festival - 28th Feb 2019 - Swanage, Dorset

15 Indoor Venues
30 Top Class Acts
60 Great Gigs, Open Mic and Jam Sessions

The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues Musicians, Fans and Friends for a weekend of Jams, Open Mics and Headline Performances that will have you coming back time after time.
Swanage hosts several festivals.

Location: Swanage
Date: Thursday 28th February 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Taking place in March

Feile an Earraigh - 1st Mar 2019 - Belfast, County Antrim

Ireland's Biggest Community Festival.
Music, Comedy, Talks, Tours, Theatre, Debate, Family, Community and more.

Quite a variety of events, some of which will be popular with folk fans. You'll have to check the program to find them

Location: Belfast
Date: Friday 1st March 2019 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast.com
Website: feilebelfast.com/
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival - 1st Mar 2019 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

The country's longest continually running folk festival. We warmly welcome folkies from around the globe and we really hope you'll be there too! The Festival is particularly aimed at students, but it is open to everyone. Whatever style you go for, you're bound to find like-minded people waiting to meet you. Over the years we've enjoyed a wide range of dances and ceilidhs including Scottish Country, Highland, Morris, Rapper Sword, Irish, and Playford and many, many, more.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 1st March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info:
Website: ivfdf2019.org.uk/
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Manchester Irish Festival - 1st Mar 2019 - Manchester, Lancashire

Website not fully updated on our last visit...

Manchester will once again be staging Europe's biggest Irish Festival.

Over 100 venues! Claims to attract over 200,000 visitors - so it's popular.

Live Irish music, dance events, plus club and pub events. Europe's biggest Irish Festival over 17 days.

You have to right click on the web address and choose open in new tab to vivist this site. Don't know why they force this to be done.

Location: Manchester
Date: Friday 1st March 2019 for 17 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@manchesteririshfestival.co.uk
Website: www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Celtic Festival of Wales - 8th Mar 2019 - Porthcawl, CF36 3YW, South Glamorgan

A family festival of music, song & dance of the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Wales, with a packed programme of concerts, dances, workshops, street dance displays in the Town Centre and on the Esplanade on Saturday, our legendary sessions in the bar and Beach Ceilidh on Sunday!

Location: Porthcawl, CF36 3YW
Date: Friday 8th March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £5 - £16
Contact for info:
Website: cwlwmceltaidd.org
County: South Glamorgan
Country: Wales


Lochwinnoch Arts Festival - 13th Mar 2019 - Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire

A long running Festival of Music, Drama, Literature, Creative & Visual Arts in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

Not a folk festival, it's a festival of Music, Drama, Literature, Creative and Visual Arts. But it includes Celtic instrument workshops and Scottish singers. So some of you may be interested.

Location: Lochwinnoch
Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 07868 752814
Website: lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk/
County: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland


Folk at the Salmon Bothy - 15th Mar 2019 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

10th Birthday Party
It's a sort of festival, isn't it!

Location: Portsoy
Date: Friday 15th March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE on first day, tickets on other days about £10
Contact for info:
Website: bothyfolk.org/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Kilkenny Tradfest - 15th Mar 2019 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Folk and traditional music.

Site not fully updated on our last visit

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 15th March 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@kilkennytradfest.com
Website: kilkennytradfest.com/
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Niel Gow Festival - 15th Mar 2019 - Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire

Annual Scottish fiddle festival.

A fun-filled weekend of fiddle music and good craic, this very informal festival kicks off on the Friday night, and celebrates the life of Perthshire's fiddle legend.

Location: Dunkeld & Birnam
Date: Friday 15th March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: nielgow@thetaybank.com
Website: www.niel-gow.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Hawick Reivers Festival - 22nd Mar 2019 - Hawick, Borders

Hawick steps back in time to the 16th century and through drama, song, poetry and re-enactments invites visitors and towns-people alike to experience life in this turbulent, often violent, but very colourful period in our history.

A full programme of activities is planned many of which are free and include demonstrations of falconry, archery and horsemanship, a look at craftsmen of the times and dramatic re-enactments. There are also concerts, guided walks, historical lectures and many other activities.

Location: Hawick
Date: Friday 22nd March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly individual event tickets
Contact for info: Info@hawickreivers.com
Website: www.hawickreivers.com/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar - 22nd Mar 2019 - Ballyliffin, County Donegal

For it's 30th year, people have travelled from near and far to share company and songs and together we have made this Festival what it is - a celebration of song & friendship.This year we are staying close to home with guests and talks. You will hear from and about the singers of Cloontagh, Malin Head, Carndonagh, Isle of Doagh, Buncrana and Rashenny. And we have issued Mick Quinn with his honorary Inishowen passport once again.

Location: Ballyliffin
Date: Friday 22nd March 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inishowensinging.ie
Website: www.inishowensinging.ie
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Poppy Folk Day - 24th Mar 2019 - West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

A one day event at a very reasonable price.

Starts in the morning with a free singaround/session for anyone who fancies coming along. Then it has two separate afternoon concerts, followed by a session in the bar, then the evening concert.

Website not fully updated on our last visit

Location: West Bridgford
Date: Sunday 24th March 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: phil@poppyfolkclub.co.uk
Website: www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk/Poppy-Folk-Day-2019.php
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Clennell Hall Spring Music Weekend - 29th Mar 2019 - Alwinton nr Rothbury, Northumberland

A Spring event, featuring singalongs, music sessions and fun.
FREE easy going, informal get together.
Singarounds, Music Sessions, Mixed Singaround & Music Sessions
In the Main Bar, Reception Area, Function Room or the unique Reivers Cellar.

This weekend is for you is you play, sing or like to listen.

Location: Alwinton nr Rothbury
Date: Friday 29th March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Cost dependent on type of accommodation.
Contact for info: 07887 607008 or cneil727@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClennellHallEventsFestivals/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Sovereign Seas Folk Festival - 29th Mar 2019 - Newhaven, Sussex

At Free events there will be an opportunity to donate to the work of the R.N.L.I. Newhaven.

ALL PROFITS TO RNLI NEWHAVEN

Right click on our link and select open in a new tab - their site doesn't seem to like our pop-up windows

Location: Newhaven
Date: Friday 29th March 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Individual concerts tickets too. Some FREE events
Contact for info:
Website: www.sovereignseasfestival.co.uk/
County: Sussex
Country: England


Folk on the Farm - Easter Festival - 30th Mar 2019 - Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ, Isle of Anglesey

A warm-up for their event in July.

Another bargain priced event.

Location: Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ
Date: Saturday 30th March 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available Day tickets - £15 and £25
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: www.folkonthefarmfestival.com
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Taking place in April

Edinburgh International Harp Festival - 5th Apr 2019 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

Courses, Concerts, workshops, harp exhibition, sessions, ceilidh.

One for the harp enthusiasts.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 5th April 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@harpfestival.co.uk
Website: www.harpfestival.co.uk
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Glenfarg Folk Festival - 5th Apr 2019 - Kinross, KY13 8AS, Perthshire

Scottish (of course), Irish and contemporary music, children's entertainment and the World Puff-A-Box Championship (at which my brother has very consistently failed to win or even get placed.) A warm welcome is ensured.

Location: Kinross, KY13 8AS
Date: Friday 5th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@glenfargfolkclub.com
Website: glenfargfolkclub.com/folkfeast.html
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Shennaghys Jiu - 5th Apr 2019 - Ramsey, Isle of Man

Aims to give young, up and coming traditional Musicians and Dancers the chance to perform in a non-competitive environment.

The Festival lasts for four days and nights, consisting of Gigs, Concerts, Sessions, Ceildhs, Workshops and much, much more.

(Listed in Ireland as well as Scotland, as it has a Celtic music bias. Besides, we don't have an Isle of Man section.)

Location: Ramsey
Date: Friday 5th April 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01624819068 or 07624452653
Website: Shennaghysjiu.com
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Shennaghys Jiu - 5th Apr 2019 - Ramsey, Isle of Man

Aims to give young, up and coming traditional Musicians and Dancers the chance to perform in a non-competitive environment.

The Festival lasts for four days and nights, consisting of Gigs, Concerts, Sessions, Ceildhs, Workshops and much, much more.

(Listed in Ireland as well as Scotland, as it has a Celtic music bias. Besides, we don't have an Isle of Man section.

Location: Ramsey
Date: Friday 5th April 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01624819068 or 07624452653
Website: Shennaghysjiu.com
County: Isle of Man
Country: Scotland


Clifden Trad Fest - 11th Apr 2019 - Clifden, County Galway

Plays host to a host of top quality musicians, signers and dancers. Highlights include pub music sessions, opening concert,outdoor gig rig on the Saturdy night, music and singing workshops, CD Launches, Street Entertainment, Youth sessions and lots lots more...
All Welcome!

Location: Clifden
Date: Thursday 11th April 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: clifdentradfest@yahoo.ie
Website: www.clifdentradfest.com
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival - 12th Apr 2019 - Ballydehob, County Cork

A feast of traditional Irish music and dance is promised, featuring famous musicians from far and wide as well as local musicians, with a programme of wide-ranging events including an all star concert, session trails, music, song and dance workshops, a singing session, a céilí, sean-nós dancing workshops, street seisiún competitions and recitals.

Location: Ballydehob
Date: Friday 12th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free with concerts ticketed.
Contact for info: info@ballydehobtradfestival.com
Website: www.ballydehobtradfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Bowness Bay Blues - 12th Apr 2019 - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.
PLUS a free fringe event!

'a flagship for the very best of British blues' www.bluesinthenorthwest.com

'a thoroughly great weekend' North West Evening Mail

Raises money for charity.

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Date: Friday 12th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Day tickets £20, £35, £25,
Contact for info: info@bownessbayblues.co.uk
Website: www.bownessbayblues.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Ceardlann Earraigh - 13th Apr 2019 - Celbridge, County Kildare

Workshops in music and song come no better than at 'Ceardlann Earraigh', Celbridge, Co. Kildare, in this its twenty first consecutive year. Established by the Kildare County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann.

Location: Celbridge
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Workshops 25 euro, concert 15euro
Contact for info:
Website: www.ceardlannearraigh.com
County: County Kildare
Country: Ireland


Wales International Harp Festival - 17th Apr 2019 - Caernarfon, Gwynedd

The Wales Harp Festival offers an excellent opportunity to learn, participate and enjoy Harp music in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK where nature and historic architecture provide the best experiences for any tourist. Why not combine this opportunity to visit the harp festival with exploring our region?

There will be concerts, competitions, master-classes, lectures, fun classes for absolute beginners, harp exhibitions and much more.

Not a folk festival in the traditional sense, but as usual we like to include something a bit different.

Location: Caernarfon
Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@walesharpfestival.co.uk
Website: walesharpfestival.co.uk/
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival - 19th Apr 2019 - Sheffield, Yorkshire

Sheffield has been described (apparently) as the 'Capital of UK Folk Music' and, whilst many might disagree, we would still like to point out that the city does have a staggering number of folk music playing, singing and dancing opportunities.


Website not fully updated on our last visit

Location: Sheffield
Date: Friday 19th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk
Website: www.sheffieldseshfest.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Mull Music Festival - 25th Apr 2019 - Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyl and Bute

Multiple venues, appears to be free.
Variety of events and music styles to enjoy over four days of fun in the Inner Hebrides.

A weekend of Scottish music featuring folk-rock bands, fiddle, accordion, dance and ceilidh bands.

The events aren't ticketted, and most are very crowded!

Location: Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: mull.co/mull-music-festival-2018
County: Argyl and Bute
Country: Scotland


Great Alne Long Weekend - 26th Apr 2019 - Great Alne, nr Alcester, Warwickshire

Participation in Dance, song & music.

Dutch, French, American Contra, Breton sets, Morris, Longsword, Cajun, Scottish dancing.

Dutch group dancing in costume (to join-in); Maypole, Handbells, Evenings of Social Dancing.

Folk song sessions/ part song groups/ walks.
The extended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities & dance from around the world.

Location: Great Alne, nr Alcester
Date: Friday 26th April 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info:
Website: www.greatalnefolk.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - 26th Apr 2019 - Morpeth, Northumberland

The festival includes a vast array of competitions including crafts, performance and writing. Events of local interest nave been added to the programme of concerts, singarounds, barn dance, storytelling. theatre and street performance which includes a young people's pageant as part of the Border Cavalcade.

The emphasis of the Gathering is firmly upon the native traditions of Northumberland and. whilst there is plenty of scope for traditional music from all over the British Isles within the festival, the wealth of local culture is well to the fore.

Location: Morpeth
Date: Friday 26th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk
Website: www.northumbriana.org.uk/gathering/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Northern Streams - 26th Apr 2019 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

Similar to the Scandimot event.

Guests appearing from around the North Sea/Nordic regions along with guests from Scandinavia and Scotland.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 26th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: northernstreams.org
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


The Rustic Folk, Acoustic and Roots Music Festival - 26th Apr 2019 - Bewdley, DY12 2QL, Worcestershire

The Rustic Folk, Acoustic and Roots Music Festival will be returning in 2019 for its second year. Held at The Rustic on Hopley's Family Campsite, Bewdley, Worcestershire, the Festival is hosting 27 great acts over two days, with continuous music alternating between two indoor stages.

Incredible music, great food, reasonably priced and all in a lovely setting. Come along for the day or the weekend.

The festival is family friendly and dogs are welcome.

Discounted camping prices available for festival goers.

Location: Bewdley, DY12 2QL
Date: Friday 26th April 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: info@hopleyscamping.co.uk
Website: www.therusticfolk.co.uk
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Tradfest Edinburgh Dun Eideann - 26th Apr 2019 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

TradFest Edinburgh - Dun Eideann is a vibrant celebration of folk arts celebrating TradFest will include music, song, storytelling, dance, folk drama, arts and crafts, literature, architecture, film and multi-media in the capital city.

Edinburgh's only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional culture and folk arts.

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 26th April 2019 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - Individual event tickets
Contact for info: reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com
Website: edinburghtradfest.com
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Fleadh Cheoil Chorcai - 27th Apr 2019 - Macroom, County Cork

The Fleadh Cheoil is a weekend festival comprised of ceili dancing, music sessions, street entertainment and competitions in music, singing, dancing and storytelling.

Traditional musicians of all ages are invited to gather for the Cork Fleadh Cheoil 2018.

Location: Macroom
Date: Saturday 27th April 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: johnfinbarr.cce@gmail.com
Website: corkfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Taking place in May

Fleadh by the Feale - 2nd May 2019 - Abbeyfeale, County Limerick

Now in 2019, we are planning our 25th consecutive festival with six members from 1993 still active on the committee today. It has been a wonderful journey. We have had the best traditional musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers from all across Ireland & further afield. We’ve had the best bands in Ireland at our Celebrity Concert each year during the Fleadh

Location: Abbeyfeale
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: fleadhbythefeale@gmail.com
Website: fleadhbythefeale.com
County: County Limerick
Country: Ireland


Raunds Music Festival - 2nd May 2019 - Raunds, Northamptonshire

One of the Top 10 Festivals in the Midlands (Travelmag)

Dancing; Song and Tune sessions; Hot Food & Real Ale; local musicians & comedy

Friday evening Ceilidh
Concerts, Sessions, Dancing, Workshops, Ceilidh and much more.

Bringing live roots music to East Northhants. Includes workshops and dancers. Local and national talent from the folk world

Several award winning artists have recently been booked.

Location: Raunds
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Concerts £5-18, under 16s £1
Contact for info: 07756 015615
Website: www.raundsfestival.com
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Shetland Folk Festival - 2nd May 2019 - Lerwick, Shetland, Shetlands

The UK's most northerly folk festival. The Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.
Nine locations on the island are holding events.

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Location: Lerwick, Shetland
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@shetlandfolkfestival.com
Website: www.shetlandfolkfestival.com
County: Shetlands
Country: Scotland


Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Congleton, CW12 2LR, Cheshire

A newish festival, featuring American Oldtime and Bluegrass festival.
So while not a pure folk festival, it has some America-style folk music. Worth a visit, as it is not exactly expensive especially if you just go for one day.

And when it's big and famous, you can tell your kids you were there at the very first event.

Location: Congleton, CW12 2LR
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@crossoverfest.com
Website: crossoverfest.com/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Cup of Tae - 3rd May 2019 - Ardara, County Donegal

This quaint and unique Festival in honour of a famous Donegal Fiddler call John 'The Tae' Gallagher is in its thirteenth year and is going from strength to strength.

This year the Festival will honour the great Frank Kelly & Rita Gallagher . A Special Concert takes place on the Friday night in their honour. This is a Concert not to be missed and space is limited - so book early to avoid disappointment. Musicians from all over the world come to the 'Cup of Tae' Festival and all indications are that this year will be the biggest Festival to date.

Location: Ardara
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: glenardfish@eircom.net
Website: www.cupoftaefestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Eastbourne, Sussex

The first folk dance festival of the year, usually.

Many workshop sessions.

This is a festival for dancers rather than listeners!

There's a full programme of English and American social dance as well as the International Israeli/Balkan/ European dance

Location: Eastbourne
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £108
Also available Day tickets £40
Contact for info: 01823 401271 / eastbournefest@gmail.com
Website: www.eiff.org.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Filey Folk Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Filey, Yorkshire

Filey Folk Festival is one of the mainstays of this North Yorkshire seaside town's musical year. Expect a broad range in styles of folk, blues, country and acoustic performers and bands, and a very warm welcome and a famously friendly atmosphere

Pub gigs run all weekend and admission is free for everyone.

Location: Filey
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE! Mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Girvan Folk Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Girvan, Ayrshire

Music, verse and story telling
Concerts - Sessions - Open Stage - Competitions - Workshops - Children's Events- Secure Campsite.

Popular Scottish event, promises to be even bigger than last year.

Over 40 years of existance and still going strong.

Location: Girvan
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@girvanfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: girvanfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Hastings Jack in the Green - 3rd May 2019 - Hastings, East Sussex

The Jack in the Green Festival is an annual event that takes place in various parts of the gorgeous seaside resort that is Hastings. It's a four day event and attracts thousands every year. This is a true British May Day celebration not to be missed. The four day event has been described as 'thee celebration of Morris dancing and traditional merriment, centering on the symbolic figure of Jack in the Green and culminating in a wild costumed parade - one of the most bizarre in Britain.' The long weekend event includes music of all genres from some of the best local and surrounding areas bands, sun, historic and social events, and is filled with family fun.

Location: Hastings
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, many are free.
Contact for info: secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk
Website: www.hastingsjack.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Highlands & Islands Music and Dance Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Oban, Argyll and Bute

36th Time!
The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival has developed into one of Scotland's major arts festivals, and takes place annually in Oban, Scotland.

It includes new special events and competitions, and now offers over 1100 participants 125 competition classes in twelve disciplines including piping, accordion, fiddle, clarsach, piano, recorder, woodwind & brass, singing, Scottish country dancing, highland dancing and choreography.

Location: Oban
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@obanfestival.org
Website: www.obanfestival.org/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


Kilkenny Roots Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

By now a national institution and an international buzz-phrase among the Americana / Roots movement...Ireland's most compact and hospitable music festival, where virtually everything is low-key but high grade.

Mixture of genres. All forms of music under the Americana/Roots banner are well represented over the four days.

Over 80 shows, including 50 free events on the pub gig trail!

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, many FREE gigs
Contact for info: info@kilkennyroots.com
Website: www.kilkennyroots.com
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Scandimoot - 3rd May 2019 - Clapham & Settle, Yorkshire

We do like to find you something different every now and then..

Scandimoot offers one of the best opportunities you will find in the UK to learn tunes and dances from Scandinavian teachers. Each year we pick exceptional music and dance teachers from Norway and Sweden to come to this small, intimate event in Yorkshire. With such intensive work the standard of both your music and your dancing rapidly improves.

Location: Clapham & Settle
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: bookings@scandimoot.org.uk
Website: scandimoot.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire

30th Birthday

The largest Morris based folk festival in the Midlands with Concerts, Ceilidhs, storytelling, plenty of pub sessions for music & song and a huge dance procession on Sunday. Happens every year, first Bank Holiday in May.

Location: Upton-upon-Severn
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Junior and Concessionary tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
Website: www.uptonfolk.org/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Wath Festival - 3rd May 2019 - Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

Since 1972 Wath Festival has been all about great music, community spirit and having a good time.
Some of the biggest names in roots music have played at Wath.
Host of events, with the weekend being the highlight.
Winner "Best Village Festival 2013"
Feata Magazine

Runner up "Festival of the Year 2010" Feata Magazine

Location: Wath upon Dearne
Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day and evening tickets too
Contact for info: 07982 658467
Website: www.wathfestival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Festival of the Celts - 4th May 2019 - Llandeilo, Swansea

It is sold out each of the past 5 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.

Now expanding into Foods, Drink and Arts and moving throughout the town centre and around the National Trust grounds of Dinefwr Castle Park, for the foreseeable future years.

Location: Llandeilo
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019 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


Rochester Sweeps Festival - 4th May 2019 - Rochester, Kent

The Rochester Sweeps Festival is a colourful mix of music, dancing and entertainment with more than 60 Morris sides and entertainers celebrating throughout the three-day festival.

This year they have added a evening festival concert as well.

There's also some info here - https://www.visitmedway.org/sweeps-festival

Location: Rochester
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.medway.gov.uk/sweepsfestival
County: Kent
Country: England


Walton Folk Festival - 4th May 2019 - Walton on Thames, KT12 2PF, Surrey

New to our lists, so it could be new to many of you.

Following the sell-out success of the first ever Walton Folk Festival, another amazing lineup of top folk and acoustic acts are set to light up Riverhouse for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Location: Walton on Thames, KT12 2PF
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day - £15 , Evening £18
Contact for info: 01932 253 354
Website: thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse/event/view/74314
County: Surrey
Country: England


Clun Green Man Festival - 5th May 2019 - Clun, Shropshire

The Clun Green Man Festival is a traditional springtime festival, held on the first May bank holiday weekend of the year

The Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The programme is full of live music, drama, colour and medieval malarkey and is fun for all the family.

Location: Clun
Date: Sunday 5th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Usually free, some ticketed events
Contact for info: info@clungreenman.org.uk
Website: www.clungreenman.org.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Baltimore Fiddle Festival - 9th May 2019 - Baltimore, County Cork

Four days and nights of the best music you'll hear anywhere, in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet, The Baltimore Fiddle Fair truly is the jewel in the crown of Irish festivals.

Full line-up will be announced on 1st January.

The Fiddle Fair has firmly established itself as one of the premier opportunities to help encourage and develop the talents of budding fiddle players from Ireland and abroad.

Location: Baltimore
Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 150 euros
Contact for info: declan@fiddlefair.com
Website: www.fiddlefair.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


FifeSing - 10th May 2019 - Falkland, Fife

Traditional singing showcased.
CDs of previous events available too.

Location: Falkland
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £36
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 00 44 (0)1337 830773
Website: www.springthyme.co.uk/fifesing/
County: Fife
Country: Scotland


Folk on the Pier - 10th May 2019 - Cromer, Norfolk

Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the best gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond. Details of this year's line-up can be found on the Who's Playing page.

Location: Cromer
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £97.5
Contact for info: info@deckchairproductions.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthepier.co.uk/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - 10th May 2019 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire

The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is a festival with a bit of a difference.
A team of dedicated ukulele-playing music enthusiasts who volunteer our time to produce a festival that is truly like no other. Every year we try to find new talent to showcase, we develop new activities to get people playing and sharing music with each other.

There's a range of workshops (including one where you build your own diddly bow), events for all ages and a chance to do something a bit unique.

Location: Huddersfield
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £48
Contact for info: info@northernuke.com
Website: www.northernuke.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Hebden Folk Roots Festival - 10th May 2019 - Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AH, Yorkshire

Bringing you the best in local music together with friends from further afield.
Set in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge full of cosy cafes, pretty pubs, vivacious venues, we bring you an intimate music festival full of great sounds, with great beer and even greater countryside.

A folk and roots festival covering a wide variety of roots music, from folk and blues to ska and americana. Ceilidh, workshops, sessions, street performers, spoken word. Lots of variety.

Location: Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AH
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: hebdenfolkroots@gmail.com
Website: www.hebdenfolkroots.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Holmfirth Festival of Folk - 10th May 2019 - Holmfirth, Yorkshire

Every year the town puts on an amazing line up of musicians. There are a variety of paying and free concerts across the weekend, in both large and intimiate venues. The line up will include old festival favourites and lots of new or local talent

Location: Holmfirth
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Website: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Moniaive Folk Festival - 10th May 2019 - Moniaive, Dumfries and Gallowa

Described by The Times as One of the coolest villages in Britain.
Moniaive probably has more musical events and festivals (per head of population) than anywhere else in the country. And with a sizeable group of traditional musicians living in the village and surrounding countryside, our pub sessions are amongst the finest.
Sessions, piping competitions, workshops, and more.

Location: Moniaive
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day, weekend and concert tickets from £15 - £25
Contact for info: info@moniaivefolkfestival.com
Website: www.moniaivefolkfestival.com
County: Dumfries and Gallowa
Country: Scotland


Tredegar House Folk Festival - 10th May 2019 - Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW, Gwent

Set up originally as a showcase for traditional dance styles being learned and performed in South East Wales, the festival now celebrates national and international folk dance in all it's forms. Traditional music and song is also playing an increasingly important part in the festival.

The festival is in it's 30th year.

Location: Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW
Date: Friday 10th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: susieoates135@hotmail.com
Website: www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair - 11th May 2019 - Wolverton Manor,,Shorewell, PO30 3JS, Isle of Wight

In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.

The live music stage will provide a full programme, featuring the best of the Island's Folk & Blues musicians. .

A family friendly event including BBQ, Tea Tent, children's activities and Circus Skills. The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a celebration of all that's good about our Island's local food & music talent.

Always at a bargain price!

Location: Wolverton Manor,,Shorewell, PO30 3JS
Date: Saturday 11th May 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £8
Contact for info: info@folkandblues.org.uk
Website: folkandblues.org.uk/
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England


Devauden Festival - 17th May 2019 - Devauden, Monmouthshire

A mixed festival, at previous events there was a strong bias for folk music on the Friday. so take a look closer to the date to see if this happens this year.

Workshops, Battle of the Bands, local brews, family entertainment.

Location: Devauden
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: devaudenmusicfest@gmail.com
Website: www.devaudenfestival.com/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Doncaster Folk Festival - 17th May 2019 - Doncaster, Yorkshire

Concerts, Ceilidh, Dance Displays, Sessions and Singarounds.

At four venues around the town.

Excellent campsite, with free camping for weekend ticket holders.

Camping is available 17th and 18th May, £15 per night for tents and £20 per night for vans.

Location: Doncaster
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Tickets available for individual events
Contact for info: sueknowles999@gmail.com
Website: doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Shepley Spring Minifest - 17th May 2019 - Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AP, Yorkshire

Concert marquee, Dance tent, Showground stage and more. On site camping, market and food stalls, crafts, children's festival and youth programme.

Family friendly festival based in Shepley, a small village on the Pennine fringe, in West Yorkshire between Huddersfield and Barnsley.

Mixture of music styles.

Location: Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AP
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@shepleyspringfestival.com
Website: www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Skerries Traditional Music Weekend - 17th May 2019 - Skerries, County Dublin

Many of Ireland's leading traditional artistes will both teach and perform to keep Skerries firmly on the traditional venue map. Recitals, concerts and workshops will take place at several venues in the town. Workshops again this year and singing & banjo classes are now a permanent feature of the workshop choices.

Location: Skerries
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: skerriestradmusic@gmail.com
Website: www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com
County: County Dublin
Country: Ireland


Strichen Festival - 17th May 2019 - Strichen, Aberdeenshire

One of the finest places to appreciate our rich tradition of music, song, verse, drama and story, and, at the same time, enjoy listening to, or using, the broad 'Doric' language which is still very much alive here in the North East, and enjoy a friendly family atmosphere where contestants have come from a' the airt's and pairt's o' Scotland and sometimes beyond.

A bit like the Irish festivals that are competitions.

Location: Strichen
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@buchanheritagesociety.co.uk
Website: buchanheritagesociety.co.uk/strichen-festival/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Trinity Folk Festival - 17th May 2019 - Guildford, Surrey

Held in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street. With its excellent acoustics and prime location it has proved to be a very popular venue. The festival has two sessions, the daytime session runs from 1pm until 6pm, and the evening starts at 7.00pm.

TFF is a non-profit making event. Aims to feature the very best of folk, roots and acoustic music while raising money for local charities.

Location: Guildford
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day tickets too, plus some free gigs
Contact for info: Carolyn@trinityfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.trinityfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Tulla Traditional Music Festival - 17th May 2019 - Tulla, County Clare

Weekend of Music, Song, Dance, Gaeilge, Concerts, Ceílí’s, Workshops, C.D. Launches

Fiddle Competitions including Young Fiddler of East Clare Competition.

Location: Tulla
Date: Friday 17th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: cnocnagaoithe@gmail.com
Website: cnocnagaoithe.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Whitby Fish and Ships Festival - 18th May 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

Not sure if this is the Whitby Sea Festival with a new name, or a second event.

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.

Location: Whitby
Date: Saturday 18th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Fleadh Nua - 19th May 2019 - Ennis, County Clare

There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all.

Bringing together concerts, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, pageants/parades and much more.

Location: Ennis
Date: Sunday 19th May 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: ceoltrad@eircom.net
Website: www.fleadhnua.com
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering - 23rd May 2019 - Catton Hall, DE12 8LN, Derbyshire

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.
The Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival.

Includes some folk bands.

Winner of several festival awards over recent years.

Location: Catton Hall, DE12 8LN
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@beardedtheory.co.uk
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 23rd May 2019 - nr Dalmellington, Dumfries and Galloway

The World Ceilidh melds together the most ancient roots music with the latest cutting edge sounds. This first truly backwoods upland music fest in Scotland hosts some of the best musicians and performers from across the world. All are invited to journey over hill and dale by rock and stream to our natural greenfield auditorium and to our upland stage to experience the biggest little festival this side of anywhere!

Location: nr Dalmellington
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £122
Also available Other options available
Contact for info: info@knockengorroch.org.uk
Website: www.knockengorroch.org.uk/
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Orkney Folk Festival - 23rd May 2019 - Stromness, Orkney

Concerts, ceilidhs, dances, clubs and sessions.

The Orkney Folk Festival is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and special throughout Scotland, the UK and further afield.

The three venues that are used the most are the Stromness Town Hall, the Stromness Academy Lecture Theatre and the Stromness Hotel's function room. Other events take place in local community centres/village halls.

Location: Stromness
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced events
Contact for info: info@orkneyfolkfestival.com
Website: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/
County: Orkney
Country: Scotland


Scilly Folk Festival - 23rd May 2019 - Scilly, Isles of Scilly

This May sees the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West.

Spread over many days and several locations, featuring dances, sessions and several festival events.
Being a facebook page, it will not open in our pop-up, so click here to view it

Location: Scilly
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07521 257118. warrren@tornandfrayed.net
Website: www.facebook.com/scillyfolkfestival/
County: Isles of Scilly
Country: England


Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival - 23rd May 2019 - Portree, Hebrides

Scottish music on the Isle of Skye, accordions and fiddles galore!

Small event. so make sure you get your tickets in time.

Location: Portree
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@skyemusic.co.uk
Website: www.skyemusic.co.uk/festival.asp
County: Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Bude and Stratton Folk Festival - 24th May 2019 - Bude and Stratton, Cornwall

A small, friendly and very welcoming folk festival in the picturesque seaside town of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall, England, gaining a reputation on the folk circuit as a great little festival.

Music from Cornwall, and other countries, such as English and Celtic music. An entirely acoustic festival (apart from the ceilidhs), the festival offers a broad mix of singers, dancers and musicians.

There are concerts, sing-arounds, sessions, a folk club, a barn dance, open-mics, fringe events, storytelling, a folk service and workshops.

Students get reduced prices, children are free.

Location: Bude and Stratton
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: admin@budefolkfest.com
Website: www.budefolkfest.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Chester Folk Festival - 24th May 2019 - Kelsall, Cheshire

Concerts, Ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, sessions, displays, craft fair, family events, children's entertainment.

This is a very popular long running event.

Also has an event in February

Location: Kelsall
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: www.chesterfolk.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Chippenham Folk Festival - 24th May 2019 - Chippenham, Wiltshire

A festival which still retains its 'village' atmosphere, providing three and a half days packed with song, dance, workshops and dance displays.
Described as "one of the friendliest festivals" with "a superb town setting" and "a great line up", we think it really is the best way to start your summers folk activities.

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £104
Contact for info: tickets@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


eMade Spring Festival - 24th May 2019 - Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire

The Festival held at Kinnersley Castle offers participants nine days of workshops, concerts and bals.
The festival embraces traditional music and dance from European countries.

The details page has still to be fully developed at the time of our last visit.

Location: Kinnersley Castle
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: emade@emade.org.uk
Website: www.emade.org.uk/spring.php
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Fishguard Folk Festival - 24th May 2019 - Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Fishguard's 20th Folk Festival brings together its unique mix of local talent and well-known performers to provide four days of songs, tunes and dance. Most events are still free, and whether you want to play, sing, dance or just watch and listen, there is always a choice of things to do in throughout this fun-packed friendly festival. Add in the beauty of the location on the world famous Pembrokeshire coast and you have the perfect weekend.

Location: Fishguard
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's mostly FREE, 4 ticketed events.
Contact for info: judy.whitehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.fishguard-folk-music.co.uk/fishguard-folk-festival.html
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


Galway Early Music Festival - 24th May 2019 - Galway, County Galway

Galway Early Music celebrates its 23rd birthday with an exciting international programme, exploring women as composers, musicians, patrons, and inspiration in medieval, renaissance and baroque European Music.

Bringing Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music and Dance to Galway.


Yes, you're right, this is not your normal sort of festival.

Location: Galway
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@galwayearlymusic.com
Website: www.galwayearlymusic.com/
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


Gobefest - 24th May 2019 - Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire

The UK's only Transylvanian festival of arts and culture, Gobefest, returns to Manchester from Friday 24-Sunday 26 May 2018.

Last year saw 10,000 adventurous revellers put their best foot forward to try out traditional folk dancing, soak up the unique sounds of a zither orchestra and sample Transylvanian craft beer and delicacies including chimney cake and langos.

This year's free event, in the city's central Albert Square, promises a larger outdoor stage and extended programme, which will also shine a light on the culture and folklores of other ten other European countries, including Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary, Greece and Slovakia .

Due to the popularity of the food and drink stalls last year - and long queues - an even greater number have been invited. New additions will include a bar selling palinka, a traditional spirit drink from the Carpathian Basin region that can be anything up to 86% proof. Mancunians will also be able to sample mititei for the first time, a highly spiced and skinless sausage that is a BBQ favourite across Romania.

Location: Albert Square, Manchester
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: gobefest.com
County: Lancashire
Country: England


HowTheLightgetsIn Festival - 24th May 2019 - Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG, Herefordshire

In the stunning setting of the Wye Valley, the world's largest philosophy and music festival returns for a May Bank Holiday filled with ideas, magic, music, and wonder...

Described as 'Europe's answer to TED' (Total Politics), this unique festival of ideas and music promises over 200 events with more than 80 boundary-crossing debates and talks with the world's leading thinkers, as well as music, performance, comedy, cabaret, workshops, spa sessions, academy courses, banquets, and much much more.

Discover ground breaking ideas and new thinking, at one of the most special festivals of the year.

Book tickets: howthelightgetsin.org

Location: Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £118
Contact for info: (0)20 7837 3000 / enquiries@artandideas.org
Website: howthelightgetsin.org
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Ireby Festival - 24th May 2019 - Ireby, Cumbria

Ireby festival is for those who have a wide range of musical tastes, we don't focus an any specific genre, if it sounds good we'll give it a try. We will also keep you on the move too with a choice of venues.

So one for those with a wide range of musical tastes. Acoustic, folk, roots.

The festival has developed a reputation for selling out early.

Tickets are selling fast!

Location: Ireby
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £67
Also available Day tickets £38 and£20.
Contact for info: irebyfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.irebyfestival.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


The Great North Folk Festival - 24th May 2019 - Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ, Yorkshire

A small, friendly festival in a stunning rural location. Botton Village is a magical place in the heart of the North York Moors and boasts fantastic venues and facilities.

The Festival has an enviable reputation for always delivering a unique and exciting music programme - with more than a few surprises! Plus real ale bar and home cooking, song competition, camping, craft stalls, workshops, kids stuff, singarounds and sessions

Location: Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Various day tickets too
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Islay Festival of Music and Malt - 24th May 2019 - Isle of Islay, Southern Hebrides

A diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting.

For the last number of years all of the Islay distilleries have held open days throughout the week of the festival, adding to the mix!

Location: Isle of Islay
Date: Friday 24th May 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets.
Contact for info: enquiries@islayfestival.com
Website: www.islayfestival.com/
County: Southern Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Swaledale Festival - 25th May 2019 - Swaledale, Yorkshire

An annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.

A music festival which brings a heady mix of concerts to chapels and churches, village halls and pubs, castles and barns in the glorious northern Yorkshire Dales. And talks; and exhibitions; and guided walks...

A mixture of music styles, includes acoustic and folk.

Location: Swaledale
Date: Saturday 25th May 2019 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: enquiries@swalefest.org
Website: www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


FireFOLK - 26th May 2019 - Bath, Somerset

A one night micro folk festival in Parade Gardens, Bath called FireFOLK on the 26th May.

We have five folk bands playing and it is a party to celebrate the final installation of a musical themed piece of public art created by hundreds of blacksmiths over the last year and we are giving it as a gift to the city and people of Bath.

Location: Bath
Date: Sunday 26th May 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £11
Contact for info: info@nhig.org.uk
Website: nhig.org.uk/firefolk-2019/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival - 29th May 2019 - Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary

Festival with a variety of music styles.

Organised by the well-known Irish musicians.

Multiple events.

Note: If you have an old link to their old site ending in .org, don't go there, it now belongs to someone else, trying to capture your clicks.

Location: Carrick-on-Suir
Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Many individually priced events
Contact for info: enquiries@clancymusicfestival.com
Website: clancybrothersfestival.com
County: County Tipperary
Country: Ireland


Pig's Ear Folk Ale - 30th May 2019 - Markbeech, Edenbridge, TN8 5NT, Kent

It's about people coming together to eat, drink and make music. It is not a traditional-music festival.

Lots of ales and concerts, open mike and sessions in the bar. Even some morris dancing. Small craft fair.

Location: Markbeech, Edenbridge, TN8 5NT
Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Various day tickets
Contact for info:
Website: folkale.co.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Wirral Folk Festival - 30th May 2019 - Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF, Cheshire

All-on-one-Site festival of folk & acoustic music, dance, poetry, and storytelling.

A festival of music and dance which has been held on the Wirral peninsula for several years.

Many performers booked. Includes a singer-songwriter competition. And fringe events that are free.

Location: Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF
Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0151-678-9902
Website: www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Blowout - 31st May 2019 - Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth,, Warwickshire

A festival for fans of piping.

With concerts, dances and workshops, manufacturers, and sessions. Everything the bagpipe fan would want, in one place.

Site not fully updated for this year.

Location: Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth,
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bagpipesociety.org.uk
Website: www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/blowout/about/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


City of York Folk Weekend - 31st May 2019 - York, Yorkshire

Second time we've listed this event. and the price is right - it's free!

Two days and three nights of free entertainment.

Location: York
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info:
Website: www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk/folkweekend19/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Fire in the Mountain - 31st May 2019 - nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Spurred on by their love of folk music and outdoor activity, and seeing potential in a farm not used to it's full potential, 20 - 30 vounteers came together on the farm to begin the journey of a big tidy up and clear out.

Through the efforts of countless volunteers and 5 festivals, we can safely say that our aims to renovate and maintain the farm have been a success. There is still work to be done, and still ideas to be brought to fruitition. It's an annual small gathering of the finest folk musicians in the world.

Location: nr Aberystwyth
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@fireinthemountain.co.uk
Website: fireinthemountain.co.uk
County: Ceredigion
Country: Wales


HAAL Festival - 31st May 2019 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

A small but popular festival.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy will be celebrating our 10th Haal festival on Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June. A weekend of Sessions, Concert, Memories etc.. Great guests lined up and, hopefully many of you, from whom we haven’t heard for a while.

Location: Portsoy
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, around £5 - £7
Contact for info:
Website: bothyfolk.org/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


The Acoustic Festival of Britain - 31st May 2019 - Utoxeter Racecourse, ST14 8BD, Staffordshire

All things acoustic!
A prestigious and relaxed family friendly occasion for all generations with an eclectic programme of Unplugged and Acoustic music from the genres of Folk, Roots, Celtic, Blues, Pop, Rock, Ska, Blugrass and much more.
4 stages of entertainment and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles.

Location: Utoxeter Racecourse, ST14 8BD
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £93
Contact for info: info@acousticfestival.co.uk
Website: www.acousticfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Wessex Folk Festival - 31st May 2019 - Weymouth Harbour, Dorset

Includes dance, sessions, celidh, workshops, and music, all set in the delightful surroundings of Weymouth's old harbour

Location: Weymouth Harbour
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wychwood Festival - 31st May 2019 - Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

A multi-media festival, covering a variety of styles, includes several groups popular at folk festivals. Take a look at the band list as there are a variety of genres at this festival.

Over 100 bands on four stages, and real ale festival too.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
Date: Friday 31st May 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Taking place in June

Strawberry Fair - 1st Jun 2019 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

From humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now passed our 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

Quite a mixture here, films, talks, and a variety of music styles.

And a name everyone has heard of!

Location: Cambridge
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's Free!
Contact for info: secretary@strawberry-fair.org.uk
Website: www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


The Canal Boat Crew Sessions Festival - 1st Jun 2019 - North Wales and North West England, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Shropshire & Cheshire

14 sessions on 14 consecutive nights in 13 separate venues all over North Wales and North West England

We are a group of happy, friendly, musicians and singers wandering up and down the canals on a hire boat. Each evening we will be hosting a relaxed, all inclusive session of acoustic music in the various pubs and clubs we are visiting. Come along and enjoy yourselves by singing, playing or just listening. Everything is totally acoustic, although a small amp for a bass is fine.

Note: Being a facebook page it will not open in our standard pop-up box. So Right-Click on it and select Open in new tab.
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Location: North Wales and North West England
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: cneil727@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/CanalBoatCrew/
County: Flintshire, Denbighshire, Shropshire & Cheshire
Country: England


Gate to Southwell - 6th Jun 2019 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The Gate to Southwell Festival is now established as a leading international roots and acoustic music event rivaling other well-established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.

Over 50 artists performing over 4 days on 4 main stages, on-site camping, kids activities, street theatre, comedy, spoken word and lots more. See who's booked already here.



We believe what sets us apart from many of the smaller UK festivals are two things - the first is the music. You will not find any "fill-in" artists at GTSF. Everyone on stage brings a unique talent, whether they're well-known names or up-and-coming stars, or are playing to gain exposure with a new audience, they will all have shown an element of "magic" in their performances to bring something special to the festival experience. There have been many artists who have played their first "proper festival" here, who now grace the main stages of some of the greatest festivals in the world. See them here first! e watchword so whether it's country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it'll be good.

Location: Southwell
Date: Thursday 6th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


The Eden Festival - 6th Jun 2019 - Moffat, DG11 1HQ, Dumfries and Galloway

This is very much a mixture of everything you might find at a festival of some sort - circus, jazz, rockabilly, acoustic, dance, folk. brass, swing.

Spread over four days, you might find something you like. Not your standard folk festival, but family friendly fun.

Location: Moffat, DG11 1HQ
Date: Thursday 6th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: enquiries@edenfestival.co.uk
Website: www.edenfestival.co.uk
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Arran Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2019 - Arran, Ayrshire

The folk festival on Scotland's lovely little island.

The festival will feature a weekend of open sessions, concerts and Ceilidhs.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: Arran
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@arranevents.com
Website: www.arranevents.com/arranfolkfestival2019.php
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Bay Folk Weekend - 7th Jun 2019 - Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

A FREE WEEKEND of Music Sessions and Singarounds in and around the 'famed city of Robin Hood's Bay' on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast

Location: Robin Hood's Bay
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE!...mostly
Contact for info: 01947 880660
Website: folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


ObanLive - 7th Jun 2019 - Oban, Argyll and Bute

A large live music event, it features a variety of genres of music. So you should inspect the line-up to see what interests you.

THe lineup has yet to be confirmed.

Location: Oban
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £752
Also available Day tickets £45
Contact for info: info@obanlive.com
Website: obanlive.com/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


St Neots Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2019 - St Neots, PE19 2BH, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

They always seem to leave it until closer to the event to tell you what is happening.

Ticket prices will be known in March.

Location: St Neots, PE19 2BH
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2019 - Wimborne, Dorset

A new group of Wimborne residents and business folk have come together to proceed with the mammoth task of organising the next festival, and so far it is full steam ahead with plans to continue the legendary festival!
Traditional English and Celtic music and dance. Celidhs, Dance displays, children's entertainers, Market stalls.

Three days of folk, family & fun last weekend in the summer sunshine!

Location: Wimborne
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Barking Folk Festival - 8th Jun 2019 - Barking, Greater London

A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!

Headline acts as well as exciting folk acts to be announced shortly!
Music, dance and craft workshops
Crafters and stalls
Delicious street food
Festival locations include:

Gathering on the Green
Abbey Ruins Live
Shindig on the Square
The Broadway Circus

Location: Barking
Date: Saturday 8th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREEE!
Contact for info:
Website: www.lbbd.gov.uk/barking-folk-festival
County: Greater London
Country: England


Middlewich FAB Festival - 13th Jun 2019 - Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating 29 years of the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music.

Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK - and beyond.

Also ticketed concerts each day.

Location: Middlewich
Date: Thursday 13th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - usually free
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: midfest.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


EdleFest - 14th Jun 2019 - Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire

Come for the music, the local brew and the stunning location. Come for a good time!

The festival is run by volunteers, and money raised is used to improve facilities /features in the venue (the church is no longer used for worship but used by the community for events and music).

Location: Edlesborough
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £16
Also available Price is each day
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: edlefest.site123.me
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Falmouth, Cornwall

Has three main aims in life

To create an enjoyable event for all involved

To raise money for the RNLI

To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall

Location: Falmouth
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Ballydehob, County Cork

An international festival based in the picturesque village of Ballydehob, West Cork, featuring maritime and other folk music.
Sea songs, shanties, dance, craft market, maritime food stalls, workshops, sea songwriting competition, busking, music in the pubs and main stage on Ballydehob pier. There will also be an Art Expo throughout the weekend.

Location: Ballydehob
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: dickmiles77@gmail.com
Website: www.fastnetmaritime.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Gower Folk Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian, SA3 1HB, Gower

Fabulous music every June on the stunning Gower peninsula.

Tickets limited usually to 350 - 400, so get your soon.

Look at their fabulous location!

Location: Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian, SA3 1HB
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £69
Also available A variety of Day tickets too.
Contact for info: joy@gowerfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gower
Country: Wales


The Doolin Folk Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Doolin, County Clare

Steadily gaining a following.

A great line up over three days with lots of Irish music.

Location: Doolin
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Priced in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@hoteldoolin.ie
Website: www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival.html
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


TMSA Keith Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Keith, Aberdeenshire

There are concerts, a dance, competitions, informal sessions and various other events during the weekend. This page will provide more details as events are finalised.
(Site incomplete just now.

Location: Keith
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: keithfestival@gmail.com
Website: tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.co.uk/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Folk at the Boat - 15th Jun 2019 - Ipswich, IP2 8HW, Suffolk

The Steamboat is located on a man-made, but tidal, cut of the river. As it's a pub venue there are no accommodation facilities at the venue itself, but there are plenty of B&Bs and a nearby campsite, if you're coming from outside town.

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Location: Ipswich, IP2 8HW
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01473 601902
Website: folkattheboat.org.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Leamington Peace Festival - 15th Jun 2019 - Leamington, Warwickshire

Leamington Peace Festival exists to promote peace, environmental harmony and living in co-operation with others.

- By raising awareness of world and local issues

- By giving individuals ways of becoming involved in the world around them

- By providing an opportunity for local crafts people to demonstrate their skills and display their crafts

- By promoting fair trade practices

- By encouraging local artists and entertainers to share their skills

Not quite a folk festival, but it will appeal to some of you

Location: Leamington
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@peacefestival.org.uk
Website: www.peacefestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival - 20th Jun 2019 - Glengarriff, County Cork

It does what it says in the title!

Jim Dowling worked to revive that tradition of piping in West cork and was a founder member of the Glengarriff Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann. He died in November 2008 and this festival is a commemoration of his significant contribution to Uilleann piping and traditional music.

They've switched to Facebook, so click here to view that
Festival page

DO NOT visit their old site, it is definately not about folk music now!

Location: Glengarriff
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@jimdowlingfestival.eu
Website: www.facebook.com/jimdowlingUilleannpipefestival/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Lymm Festival - 20th Jun 2019 - Lymm, Cheshire

There will be around 50 events taking place in the village of Lymm including dance, drama, music, comedy and literature. During the Festival, Lymm celebrates the wealth and diversity of talents to be found amongst the members of the community, and provides plenty of opportunities for exploring and enjoying the local environment.

With music of all kinds, dance, drama, spoken word, comedy, visual arts and crafts

Location: Lymm
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@lymmfestival.org.uk
Website: www.lymmfestival.org.uk/events/summer-festival/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Towerfest - 20th Jun 2019 - Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ, Yorkshire

Country music in Yorkshire.

We often include somoething that isn't your traditional folk festival, and country music is sort of folky. So here it is.

Location: Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day tickets £20
Contact for info: sales@towerfest.co.uk
Website: www.towerfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


West Somerset Folk Festival - 20th Jun 2019 - Carhampton, Somerset

Down where the cider apples grow lives a small friendly festival.
With a very friend ticket price!

Singalongs, Workshops, Concerts.

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

Location: Carhampton
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Beardy Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF, Shropshire

Beardy Folk Festival is a new, beautifully crafted, Midsummer music weekend boasting a brilliant line up of contemporary, traditional & acoustic indie folk music.

here's so much to see and do around the festival site with children's entertainment, a fabulous food court, real ale, cider & cocktail bars, circus workshops, traditional rides, climbing wall, yoga & a small trade village. We also have a woodland walk & some enchanted woods hosting children's activities & storytelling.

Location: Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: beardyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Beverley Fringe Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Beverley locations, Yorkshire

Large variety of acts, this replaces the Beverley Folk Festival.

This weekend many of the pubs host various sessions and the streets are alight with various performances including morris dancers, children's entertainers, musicians and mummers entertaining locals and visitors alike.

Sadly, no website can be traced just a facebook page at this location

Location: Beverley locations
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Individual event
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/beverleyfringefestival/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Borrowcop Hill, Lichfield, WS14 9DE, Staffordshire

A weekend of dance and music
in this lovely cathedral city.

Dances - Displays - Workshops - Morris Tours

Location: Borrowcop Hill, Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: freddiethirsk.folk@talktalk.net
Website: www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Moor and Coast Session - 21st Jun 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

Formally known as Whitby Spring Session. This is a small event so book soon.

The format of the event is as follows:

- Live music is scheduled on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

- Camping is available from the Thursday. Showers and toilets are available.

- A Friday night Fish & Chip Supper is included as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

- The wonderful town of Whitby is a short walk or taxi ride away, there is lots to discover during the day.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: moorandcoast.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Solas Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Errol Park, Errol, PH2 7RA, Perthshire

The festival aims to create a generous, hospitable space in Scotland where the arts can be performed and enjoyed by all.

Music, talks, film, dance, performing and visual arts.

Not explicitly a folk festival, but worth considering.

Location: Errol Park, Errol, PH2 7RA
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: office@solasfestival.co.uk
Website: www.solasfestival.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Teignmouth, Devon

Concerts, Ceilidh, Sessions, Morris, Workshops.
Several local venues

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: annemgill@tiscali.co.uk
Website: www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Unearthed In a Field - 21st Jun 2019 - Solva, Haverfordwest, SA62 6YE, Pembrokeshire

A 3 day festival for our global community with the stated objective as the expansion of consciousness from the material to the ethereal.

Mixed genre, with a fair bit of acoustic and folk music. Check the line up to see if it suits you.

Location: Solva, Haverfordwest, SA62 6YE
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Contact for info:
Website: unearthedfestival.co.uk
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


BuskFest - 22nd Jun 2019 - Banbridge, County Down

BuskFest 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 22nd June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@buskfest.com
Website: www.buskfest.com
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - 22nd Jun 2019 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

Portsoy's annual celebration of our rich maritime and cultural heritage. . . beautiful boats . . . exhilarating skiff races on the open seas . . . maritime and rural craft demonstrations . . . non-stop song and dance . . .mouth-watering food and drink and adventure at the Sports Village (not just for kids!). Not stop song and dance, with an acoustic and Scottish flavour.

Location: Portsoy
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: contact@stbfportsoy.org
Website: stbfportsoy.org
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Stogumber Festival - 22nd Jun 2019 - Stogumber, Somerset

A mixed genre festival. A celebration of the performing arts. Go on, check it out

Stogumber Festival is a celebration of the performing arts. For a few days in September each year this quiet West Somerset village is transformed into a centre for musical and other events.

Location: Stogumber
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0845 539 0168
Website: www.stogumberfestival.com/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Leigh Folk Festival - 27th Jun 2019 - Leigh on Sea, Essex

The UK's biggest free festival.

Across a swathe of indoor and outdoor venues in public spaces around Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, our much-loved event is now widely recognised as the largest free folk festival in the country.
Two ticketed concerts, the rest is free.

Location: Leigh on Sea
Date: Thursday 27th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly, (a few paid events)
Contact for info: info@leighfolkfestival.com
Website: www.leighfolkfestival.com
County: Essex
Country: England


Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - Dent, Cumbria

A weekend of family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal in the south east corner of Cumbria.

A mixture of music genres, expect over 25 mainly Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz & all points in between on 2 stages.

Wonder if free includes the beer...

Location: Dent
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@debtmusicandbeer.com
Website: www.dentmusicandbeer.com/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Exile Music Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN, Derbyshire

A weekend event showcasing 15 to 20 local and independent music's best bands. Our goal is to create a reasonably priced, small summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun, family experience for both attendees and musicians in a beautiful countryside setting for around 500 people. We also aim to support local young musicians by providing a stage for them.

Location: Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.exilemusicfestival.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


NormaFest / Elephant at the Castle - 28th Jun 2019 - Mulgrave Castle, Whitby, Yorkshire

Eliza Carthy says, “It’s my mam’s 80th birthday next year, so we decided to move Normafest into the summer, next to a castle, and onto the back of a massive animatronic elephant. It’s gonna be a party and a half …”

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: Mulgrave Castle, Whitby
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: elephantatthecastle.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


St Albans Folk Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - St Albans, Hertfordshire

The main events are on the Saturday. These will consist of a day of dance in the City Centre, a day of music with free showcase performances in local pubs and other venues, sessions and singarounds and a festival concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre.

Location: St Albans
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0333 666 3366
Website: www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Bury Folk Festival - 29th Jun 2019 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 5th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 30th June in the walled garden at Nowton Park. 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 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £17.5
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Folk in the Field - 29th Jun 2019 - Shiptonthorpe, Yorkshire

A small event, new to our lists.
Top names, beer festival and great food.

New website now live.
Note how inexpensive this one is.

Location: Shiptonthorpe
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthefield.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk on the Quay - 29th Jun 2019 - Poole, Dorset

With four outdoor music stages, two ceilidh dances and over twenty teams of morris dancers in the streets overlooking Poole's lovely Harbour.

With colourful displays of dance and outdoor stages for concerts and ceilidh and lovely views across the stunning harbour.

Location: Poole
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@folkonthequay.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthequay.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


International Festival for Irish Harp - 30th Jun 2019 - Termonfechin, County Louth

Seize this opportunity to become immersed in all aspects of traditional music for Irish harp. Develop skills and repertoire from ancient harpers' tunes to songs and slow airs to jigs and reels.

A highlight of An Chuirt Chruitireachta is our popular evening public concert series. Featuring world-renowned harpers from Ireland and further afield, this series is a major annual showcase celebrating Irish harping.

Location: Termonfechin
Date: Sunday 30th June 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@cairdenacruite.com
Website: www.cairdenacruite.com/festival/international-harp-festival
County: County Louth
Country: Ireland


Taking place in July

Keynsham Music Festival - 1st Jul 2019 - Keynsham, Somerset

Part of a seven day music festival, with Saturday being the folk day.
Rated as one of the top three UK free summer events.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Monday 1st July 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE!
Contact for info: info@keynshamfest.co.uk
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - 1st Jul 2019 - 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 1st July 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets from £12
Contact for info: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Website: www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk/
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


New Forest Folk Festival - 3rd Jul 2019 - Plaitford, 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, Romsey,SO51 6EE
Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Barn On The Farm Festival - 4th Jul 2019 - Over Farm, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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

Location: Over Farm, Gloucester
Date: Thursday 4th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: info@barnonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - 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.

Come along and join in the fun!

Location: Cleckheaton
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cornbury Music Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - The 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: The Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk at the Hall - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £83
Also available Day tickets £25 and £45
Contact for info: keldamanley@live.co.uk
Website: www.therecordjournal.co.uk
County: Flintshire
Country: Wales


Folk in a Field - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Frome Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 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


Moonbeams Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - 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!

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.

The winter event can sell out quickly, so act fast if you are interested.

Location: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Newcastleton, Borders

50th Anniversary !

Join the many friends who will celebrate our anniversary with us. Always a g reat atmosphere. S pecial guests include The Occasionals, The Border Directors, The Spiers Family. Enjoy dances concerts, competitions, hosted singing room, outdoor stage, sessions. Try a workshop with The Border Directors (border songs and tunes), Ailsa Mackenzie (harp/dulcimer), Pete Shepheard (ballads) or Kevin Tilbury (bellows pipes).

As our website is being updated there are some details if you want to check on https://www.visitnewcastleton.com/listing/newcastleton-music-festival/

Location: Newcastleton
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced concerts, dances, other events. Family weekend £40
Contact for info: elizamood@btinternet.com
Website: www.newcastleton.com/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 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


Sark Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 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


The Maverick Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Easton Farm Park,IP13 0EQ, 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 Farm Park,IP13 0EQ
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Traidphicnic - 5th Jul 2019 - 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 5th July 2019 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 - 5th Jul 2019 - 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.

The site url may change to https://kagemusha.com/events/uk-taiko-festival/13th-uk-taiko-festival/

Location: Various locations
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@taikofestival.org.uk
Website: taikofestival.org.uk
County: Exeter
Country: England


Festival in the Forest - 6th Jul 2019 - Lewisham, Greater London

At Devonshire Road Nature Reserve in Lewisham, South-East London. A day full of Country, Folk, Americana, Blues, and Irish music in South London's hidden natural gem. Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is 6 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows in the heart of south-east London. Stretch out on the grass and enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere of this unique local event. Superb freshly prepared food, and cask Ales from the East London Brewing Company. Now in it’s 9th year, the acclaimed and unique Festival in the Forest has become one of the most popular events in the local calendar.

As it's a Facebook page, you have to click here to view their page.

Location: Lewisham
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £13
Also available Under 17s: £6
Contact for info: Nigel.Kersey@btinternet.com
Website: www.facebook.com/events/794922814223788/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Kimpton Folk Festival - 6th Jul 2019 - Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire

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

Spend a chilled-out day enjoying the nation's favourite folk artists in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

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, SG4
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA. But some free events.
Contact for info: hello@kimptonfolk.uk
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Willie Clancy Summer School - 6th Jul 2019 - Miltown Malbay, County Clare

A major traditional Irish music, song and dance event held annually in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.

With instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.

Location: Miltown Malbay
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: angleann@oceanfree.net
Website: www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Worrall Festival and Gala - 6th Jul 2019 - Worrall, S35 0AR, Yorkshire

10th Birthday.

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 usually one of the least expensive paid events.

Location: Worrall, S35 0AR
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.worrallfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 11th Jul 2019 - Stoke Prior, B60 4BH, Worcestershire

Bromsgrove is so much more than a series of concerts with headline artists. Club singers and budding artists are encouraged to add to the Bromsgrove Experience with singarounds, open mics, and the like including, of course, the legendary sessions in the pub bar....then there is the Ukulele Workshop (BUMS) and the Festival Choir (BOTOMS)

Bromsgrove Folk Festival has been described as small and friendly, bijou even, but it is so much more than that......it is enormous in heart and aspiration. We have a pub for sessions (and beer of course), a large camping field (open from 2.00pm on Thursday), a 350 capacity Main Marquee for "up close and personal" concerts, a MiniMarquee (seating about 125) for smaller concerts, singarounds, etc., and excellent toilet facilities.

Location: Stoke Prior, B60 4BH
Date: Thursday 11th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: bobcynfolk@aol.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Folk on the Farm - 11th Jul 2019 - Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ, Isle of Anglesey

From small beginnings in 2013 the Folk on the Farm festival has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the folk festival calendar, attracting hundreds each year and featuring some of the best folk artists from around the UK.

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

Location: Tyddyn Mon, LL70 9PQ
Date: Thursday 11th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets - £15 and £25
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: www.folkonthefarmfestival.com
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Folk on the Lawn - 11th Jul 2019 - Abbey Mill, Tintern, NP16 6SE, 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, NP16 6SE
Date: Thursday 11th July 2019 for 4 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


South Essex Bluegrass Festival - 11th Jul 2019 - Bulphan, RM14 3RU, Essex

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

Now in its fourth 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 11th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07974 497 466 / 07834 518 335
Website: southessexbluegrass.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

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 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Durham Brass - 12th Jul 2019 - Durham, Durhan

Something just a bit different.

An explosion of bands and performers combining brass with folk, opera, dance and spectacular outdoor theatre descends on County Durham to fill some stunning venues and City streets with music and fantastic visual effects. With new, cutting edge collaborations, digital trails and established and emerging bands trumping brass in every genre imaginable, it's a feast of international cultures and sounds.

Location: Durham
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various prices throughout the event
Contact for info: 03000 266 600
Website: www.brassfestival.co.uk
County: Durhan
Country: England


Ely Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - 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 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Also available Day tickets £25 £41 £39
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.elyfolk.co.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Feis an Eilein - Skye Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Skye, Inner Hebrides

The event is spread over many days and different locations.

Taking place in venues mostly in the Sleat peninsula at the southern end of the Island, the Skye Festival or Feis an Eilein is a celebration of island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music, all spiced up with Jazz, Theatre, and lots, lots more.

Organised by SEALL, the festival hosts around 30 top quality events in music and innovative theatre, with a community-led fringe programme of house concerts, charity cafes, environmental days, food and drink, art exhibitions and ceilidhs.

Location: Skye
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 40 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@seall.co.uk
Website: www.seall.co.uk/feis-an-eilein-skye-festival
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Furness Tradition - 12th Jul 2019 - Ulverston, Cumbria

"1st Birthday!
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 12th July 2019 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


Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, Dumfries & Galloway

A family run festival in two towns separated by a river.

This is it's sixth year of existance.
The title says it all.

Location: Newton Stewart & Minnigaff
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: 01671 404924
Website: www.tradmusic.com
County: Dumfries & Galloway
Country: Scotland


Priddy Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

A friendly festival 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 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Rudry Music Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Rudry, Caerphilly

Deep in the heart of Wales, Rudry, population 1000, is the Rudry Music Festival. Two days of originalmusic and spoken word, for all ages.Features contemporary, alternative and traditional music artists, with food and real ale.

Family freindly

Location: Rudry
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £46
Contact for info:
Website: www.rudrymusicfestival.org/
County: Caerphilly
Country: Wales


Stonehaven Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - 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: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £82
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Tiree Music Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - 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 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info:
Website: tireemusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Beggars Fair - 13th Jul 2019 - 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 13th July 2019 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 - 13th Jul 2019 - Flixton, Greater Manchester

A large community festival spread over ten 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 13th July 2019 for 9 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


Folk on the Dock - 13th Jul 2019 - Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Now in its fourth year, Folk On The Dock celebrates the role that Liverpool's waterways have played in exporting and importing music around the world. A mix of free and ticketed events, the main Dock Stage is free to watch and is hosted by Janice Long. Around 200 artists perform on 10 different stages and Folk On The Dock also incorporates The Liverpool Shanty Festival, where performers sing on boats and stages around the water's edge as well as in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Website not yet fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool
Date: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mostly. Some ticketed events.
Contact for info:
Website: folkonthedock.com/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Whitby SeaFest - 13th Jul 2019 - Whitby, 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: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £13
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 14th Jul 2019 - 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 dancing venues around the town.

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

Location: Cork
Date: Sunday 14th July 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 14th Jul 2019 - 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 14th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Shetland Fiddle Frenzy - 14th Jul 2019 - 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 14th July 2019 for 6 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


South Sligo Summer School - 14th Jul 2019 - 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.

Location: Tubbercurry
Date: Sunday 14th July 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.sssschool.org
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 15th Jul 2019 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is 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).

Musicians, singers and dancers!! Concerts, ceilis, sessions, free events and workshops.

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

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 15th July 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Scotland


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 15th Jul 2019 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is 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).

Musicians, singers and dancers!! Concerts, ceilis, sessions, free events and workshops.

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

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 15th July 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 17th Jul 2019 - 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 17th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £93
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Larmer Tree Festival - 18th Jul 2019 - Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire

Set in the Victorian gardens in the beautiful landscapes of Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled between Dorset and Wiltshire, Larmer Tree Festival is an intimate delight for festival-goers of all ages. With an eclectic line-up that in 2016 included the likes of Tom Odell, The Stranglers and Jamie Cullum, not to mention a star studded comedy stage and plethora of family activities and more, the festival's reputation as being one of the highlights of the summer is well-deserved.

Location: Cranborne Chase
Date: Thursday 18th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@larmertreefestival.co.uk
Website: larmertreefestival.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Music on the Marr - 18th Jul 2019 - Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Cumbria

10th Birthday!
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 18th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available Day and half day tickets too.
Contact for info: 01228 670 329
Website: www.musiconthemarr.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Upton Blues Festival - 18th Jul 2019 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015 and 2016.

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: Thursday 18th July 2019 for 4 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


Chagstock Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Chagford, EX20 2PR, Devon

A not for profit organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. In its 13th year.

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

Location: Chagford, EX20 2PR
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


ChickenStock Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Pett Wood Cottage, Kent

It's back for the second time!
All genres of music but have a particular passion for Folk Rock, Folk, Roots and Acoustic music, which is the main genre of the Acts booked, but Folk as you may not expect!

Based in beautiful Kent country, but just 5 minutes from J5 of the M2, Chickstock Festival is buildings on last years 'magical' festival of folk, roots and acoustic music, with even more bands booked for this year!

Location: Pett Wood Cottage
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets - £15 and £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Guiting Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - 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 you like.

Location: Guiting Power
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Llangollen Fringe Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - 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: Friday 19th July 2019 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: contact@llangollenfringe.co.uk
Website: llangollenfringe.co.uk
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


Newark Traditions Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire

The website is not fully updated yet, but the date has been announced.

Location: Newark on Trent
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available All events FREE (except Saturday evening ceilidh: £5)
Contact for info: newarktraditions@gmail.com
Website: www.newarktraditions.org.uk
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - 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 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Stainsby Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - 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: Stainsby
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets available too.
Contact for info: news@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Website: www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Trowbridge Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield BA14 9LH, Wiltshire

Site for 2019 under construction at our last visit.

Ah, it's been updated now. Line is getting larger all the time.

Location: Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield BA14 9LH
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: team@trowbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.trowbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Claremorris Folk Festival - 20th Jul 2019 - Claremorris, County Mayo

New for 2019.

Music is a universal language understood by all people but folk music in particular has defined cultures throughout history and continues to do so today. It is sewn into the very fabric of our society, inseparable from our cultural identity.

The Claremorris Folk Festival will be a 2 day celebration of the rich traditions that define this intimate genre as it continues to evolve across generations.

We hope to see you there!

Location: Claremorris
Date: Saturday 20th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available The price is in euros.
Contact for info: info@claremorrisfolkfestival.com
Website: claremorrisfolkfestival.com
County: County Mayo
Country: Ireland


Dance on the Mountain - 20th Jul 2019 - Blaenavon, Gwent

A bit unusual for a folk music site - this is a folk dance event. With quite a variety of dance styles from a large number of locations and countries. I know some of you like this sirt of thing, so it's here.

Site not fully updated yet, but things are progressing.

Also know as the Blaenavon Dance Festival.

Location: Blaenavon
Date: Saturday 20th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info:
Website: www.dawns.blaenavon-online.co.uk/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Joe Mooney Summer School - 20th Jul 2019 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

Every July Drumshanbo plays host to the award winning Joe Mooney Summer School, a week long festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town. The committee continue to emulate his high ideals, endeavouring to promote Leitrim's heritage of traditional music while handing on the best traditions of the past to future generations.

Location: Drumshanbo
Date: Saturday 20th July 2019 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


Fiddler's Green International Festival - 21st Jul 2019 - 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 21st July 2019 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


Port Elliot Festival - 25th Jul 2019 - St Germans, Cornwall

This is a fiestival with a bit of everything. It's a literary festival with exhibitions, workshops, eating and drinking, science, music (which is why I am listing it), science, talks and lots more.

I suggest you take a look and see if there are things that you like.

Location: St Germans
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@porteliotfestival.com
Website: porteliotfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 25th Jul 2019 - 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 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £134
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad Charlton Park - 25th Jul 2019 - 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 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass - 26th Jul 2019 - Poole, BH13 6AS, Dorset

Now in its fifth successful year and attracting top quality acts from across the world.

The Festival is set in the secluded grounds of Victoria School with a main stage within a natural amphitheatre, a woodland backdrop and the stunning ‘Claremont’ a Victorian former convent in the foreground.

Location: Poole, BH13 6AS
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Day tickets £16 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 26th Jul 2019 - Bridport, Dorset

After a successful second event last year, it's back again!

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

72 acts booked. 24 morris related sides, workshops, music sessions, headline gigs, ceilidhs and barn dances, performance and story telling, artisans, a childrens area and loads more.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Outdoors - £3, workshops £5. Some ticketed events. It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: bridportfolkfestival.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


ButeFest - 26th Jul 2019 - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

A newish three day festival of music, food and fun that is going from strength to strength. 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 26th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £91
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk/
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 26th Jul 2019 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Now in it's third year, EDF is working in conjunction with charitable and educational bodies to identify emerging talent on the island and to give them a platform to perform. There will also be opportunities to learn about digital media, the Gaelic language and to listen to local and visiting musicians.

EDF is about a lot more than just the music. We will also be showcasing "Made in the Hebrides" products.

Location: Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Contact for info:
Website: www.edf.scot/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Speyfest - 26th Jul 2019 - Fochabers, Morayshire

At the end of July, the playing fields on East Street in the Moray town of Fochabers will be home to the 23rd annual Speyfest, three days of the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

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.

Location: Fochabers
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 26th Jul 2019 - 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 26th July 2019 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


Monmouth Festival - 27th Jul 2019 - 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: Saturday 27th July 2019 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


Taking place in August

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - Beauly, IV4 7BA, 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.
Vote the UK's most popular summer music festival at TripAdvisor, so it's clearly doing something right.

Location: Beauly, IV4 7BA
Date: Thursday 1st August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £159
Also available Two day and one day tickets as well
Contact for info: info@tartanheartfestival.co.uk
Website: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Cambridge Folk Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - 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 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £175.5
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Feile an Phobail Summer Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - Belfast, County Antrim

Ireland's Biggest Community Festival.
Music, Comedy, Talks, Tours, Theatre, Debate, Family, Community and more.

Quite a variety of events, some of which will be popular with folk fans. You'll have to check the program to find them

Location: Belfast
Date: Thursday 1st August 2019 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast.com
Website: feilebelfast.com/
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Wickham Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - 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 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 1st Aug 2019 - 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 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival - 2nd Aug 2019 - Ballyshannon, County Donegal

A well established event.

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: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 85 euros, day tickets too
Contact for info: info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
Website: www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts - 2nd Aug 2019 - 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 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 87 2211 667
Website: www.celticmusicfestival.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Lake District Folk Weekend - 2nd Aug 2019 - Staveley, Cumbria

Centred around Hawkshead Brewery's 'Beer Hall',

Concerts are held Friday and Saturday evenings in The River Bar above the Hawkshead Brewery's flagship tasting space, The Beer Hall, where more music will be on offer. The Village Hall hosts a concert on Friday and ceilidh on Saturday.

These concerts are supplemented by dozens of performances in the village pub and cafes. Workshops, singarounds and sessions in the brewery, pavilion and Eagle & Child allow all visitors to get involved.

Morris sides will perform in the village throughout the weekend.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly, some ticketed evening events
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Melton Folk Festival - 2nd Aug 2019 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

A festival set in the ancient market town of Melton Mowbray. With Craft fair, local market, Morris Dancing, sing-arounds, music session, outdoor market stage and 13 venues collected around its atmospheric center. Three days of music and mayhem so if you fancy playing or just want to eat the pie – come to Melton Folk Festival.

Location: Melton Mowbray
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolkandcraftfair.com
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


O'Carolan Harp & Traditional Music Festival - 2nd Aug 2019 - 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 2nd August 2019 for 4 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 - 2nd Aug 2019 - 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 2nd August 2019 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


Underneath the Stars - 2nd Aug 2019 - 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 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £132
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


National Eisteddfod of Wales - 3rd Aug 2019 - Llanrwst, Conwy County

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: Llanrwst
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk
Website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk/
County: Conwy County
Country: Wales


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 3rd Aug 2019 - 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 3rd August 2019 for 5 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


Acoustic Music Centre - 5th Aug 2019 - Edinburgh, EH7 5AB, Midlothians

As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Centre has a program of events covering a variety of acts. Like all things at the Fringe, there is bound to be something (or more accuratelt lots of things) that will catch your eye. Give it ago if you're in Edinburgh at this time.

Location: Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Date: Monday 5th August 2019 for 21 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.stoneyport.biz/acoustic-music-centre
County: Midlothians
Country: Scotland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 7th Aug 2019 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's tenth 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. The line-up includes many well-known acts.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £229
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Feakle Festival - 7th Aug 2019 - 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 7th August 2019 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


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 8th Aug 2019 - 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 8th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Alnwick Music Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - 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: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 9th Aug 2019 - 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 9th August 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £189
Also available Other tickets available too.
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk / 01843 604080
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - 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.

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Day Tickets £37
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Kilkenny Arts Festivals - 9th Aug 2019 - 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 9th August 2019 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


Saltburn Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - Saltburn, North Yorkshire

This year will see the 22nd Saltburn Folk Festival take place in the historic, Victorian town of Saltburn.

Many of you will know that we lost a great stalwart of the folk scene in October 2018, John Taylor. John was Director of the Saltburn Folk Festival since its inception in 1997, and for many years the Redcar Folk Festival before that. We are pleased to announce that a group of folk enthusiasts have got together to carry on the festival in John's memory. It will be held from 9th to 11th August, 2019

A number of top line artists have been invited, and there will be some special appearances of other past favourites. There will also be other regular folk festival activities including such as dancing displays, workshops and sing-arounds.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07868 115153 / info@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance - 10th Aug 2019 - 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: Saturday 10th August 2019 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


Glasgow International Piping Festival - 10th Aug 2019 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire

What can I say?

It's in Scotland and it's all about piping!

Location: Glasgow
Date: Saturday 10th August 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: pipinglive.co.uk
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - 11th Aug 2019 - 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 11th August 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


StockFest - Culture, Music & Arts Festival - 14th Aug 2019 - 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 seventh 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 14th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@stockfest.co.uk
Website: www.stockfest.co.uk
County: Berkshire
Country: England


Green Man - 15th Aug 2019 - 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 15th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 15th Aug 2019 - 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 15th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £117
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 16th Aug 2019 - 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 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £142
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


FolkEast - 16th Aug 2019 - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

This event has been going for aorund six years now, 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
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Innerleithen Music festival - 16th Aug 2019 - 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 16th August 2019 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 - 16th Aug 2019 - 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 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2019 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

It's Number 11

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

Location: Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £47
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2019 - Grove, near Wantage, 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, near Wantage
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 17th Aug 2019 - 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 17th August 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £199
Also available Day tickets £54 and £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Masters of Tradition - 21st Aug 2019 - 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 21st August 2019 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


Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - 21st Aug 2019 - Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

A mixture of events, includes a fair bit of acoustic music and ceilidhs, and traditional music.

Satisfying an ambition of the Festival to showcase the very best in traditional and contemporary music worldwide whilst also displaying the region's cultural individuality through the talents of the local musicians of all ages.

Location: Campbeltown
Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: mokfest@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.mokfest.com/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


Cornwall Folk Festival - 22nd Aug 2019 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

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

Now in its 46th 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: Thursday 22nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival - 22nd Aug 2019 - Dunmore East, County Watford

For the 25th time!

The picturesque Co. Waterford fishing village will play host to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival which returns to its shores.

Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, Americana and rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a real musical treat as the festival will feature a host of artists playing almost forty free gigs throughout the village.

Location: Dunmore East
Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE!
Contact for info: bluegrass@eircom.net
Website: www.discoverdunmore.com
County: County Watford
Country: Ireland


Shambala Festival - 22nd Aug 2019 - 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 22nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £166
Contact for info: enquiries@shambalafestival.org
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in it's fifth 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 23rd August 2019 for 4 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 - 23rd Aug 2019 - 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 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Marymass Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Irvine, Ayrshire

For the 52nd time!
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.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Update:
Updated website now live, (August)

Location: Irvine
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: joyceifc@aol.com
Website: www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk/marymass2019/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Maui Waui - 23rd Aug 2019 - 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 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £82
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - 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 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 23rd Aug 2019 - Tarnside Farm, Tarns,CA7 4NQ, 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: Tarnside Farm, Tarns,CA7 4NQ
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: info@solfest.org.uk
Website: www.solfest.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stroud Fringe - 23rd Aug 2019 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Stroud Fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every August bank holiday. With five 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 23rd August 2019 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 - 23rd Aug 2019 - Thame, 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: Thame
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £129
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Watchet LIVE Music Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Watchet, Somerset

After a rest last year, it's back!

Smallish festival with large variety of things going on. Includes folk music.

Profits used to fund community events and donations to charities.

Location: Watchet
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £87.5
Contact for info: info@watchetfestival.co.uk
Website: www.watchetfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


England's Medieval Festival - 24th Aug 2019 - Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN, East Sussex

A medieval event, with stage shows, jousting, music and dance, and lots of things for the kids too. They have a full line up of folk music. It's a one-of-a-kind event with a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family.

Something different especially if you like older music

Location: Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN
Date: Saturday 24th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Day tickets £20
Contact for info: tickets@mgel.com
Website: www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Over the Hill - 26th Aug 2019 - Cogges Manor Farm, Oxfordshire

This is the first time for this event.
Features Americana and roots music. With authentic american food and bars, and beer from a local brewery - Wychwood Brewery, who are also sponsoring the event.

Location: Cogges Manor Farm
Date: Monday 26th August 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloveboxlive.uk/gig/over-the-hill/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Fleetwood Folk and Blues - 29th Aug 2019 - Fleetwood, Lancashire

Concerts, Sessions, Dance, Heritage & Fringe Events

An intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into 8 venues across Fleetwood, 2016 will be the second FaB event which has been encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm of the community and local businesses including pubs, tourist attractions and hotels. Fleetwood FaB has doubled in size this year to 8 venues plus the farm facilities/campsite

Location: Fleetwood
Date: Thursday 29th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Some individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleetwoodfolkandblues.com
Website: www.fleetwoodfolkandblues.com/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Between the Trees Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Music - Natural Science - Art
An idyllic, new, 100 acre, woodland site in South Wales.

Between The Trees has a unique theme of music, natural science and art. The festival aims to engage people of all ages with the natural world and to re-connect younger generations with the wonder and restorative qualities that this woodland environment offers. Musically, it is grounded in contemporary folk, Americana and acoustic roots genres, blending new exciting talent with more established performers; the music is wholly original and always wonderful.

Location: Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Also available Day tickets £20 - 30
Contact for info: patinalive@gmail.com
Website: www.betweenthetreesfestival.co.uk/
County: Bridgend
Country: Wales


Clennell Hall Singaround\Sessions Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Clennell Hall Country House Hotel, Alwinton, NE65 7BG, Northumberland

Chennel Hall host another a singaround / session event.

And the price is right!

Fantastic weekend of singing and music. Dance sides welcome too. Dog and children friendly venue in a superb Country House Hotel amongst the stunning Northumberland scenery. Heavily discounted accommodation. £10 per unit camping for the whole weekend (tents/caravans/motor homes/camper vans), normally £10 per night. Bed and Breakfast at £80 per night for a twin/double/family room, normally £95 per night. Bunk rooms £20 per night including breakfast, £15 per night without breakfast, normally £20 not including breakfast.

As it's a facebook page, click here

Location: Clennell Hall Country House Hotel, Alwinton, NE65 7BG
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, but accomodation costs.
Contact for info: cneil727@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/ClennellHallEventsFestivals/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Kemble Airfield, GL7 6BQ, Gloucestershire

Once again we've included a few bluegrass festivals to give you a bit more variety. And besides, we noticed a few folk stars in the line up...

(We're not trying to cover every such festival, just a few samples for you enjoyment.)

Run by a new team of familiar faces.

Location: Kemble Airfield, GL7 6BQ
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
Website: didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk and Acoustic Music - 30th Aug 2019 - Llanwddyn, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys

A small event, so don't leave it to late to get your tickets.
This is the fifth time it's taken place, includes a crafts fair, ceilidh, sing-arounds and all the usual things.

A small village of 36 houses, but they can run an festival! With an interesting line-up.

Location: Llanwddyn, Lake Vyrnwy
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £36
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@llanwddynevents.co.uk
Website: llanwddynevents.co.uk/llandwddyn-folk-acoustic-music/about-the-weekend
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Lyme Folk Revisited - 30th Aug 2019 - Lyme Regis, Dorset

Once again we are inviting some of the finest talent from previous festivals to return for a one-off evening of fabulous music - plus a brilliant new band coming to Lyme Regis for the first time.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com/home
County: Dorset
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 30th Aug 2019 - Lyme Regis, Dorset

The line up, for a newish event, has been very start-studded as well, and this year will probably be just as great.

Singing, sessions, morris parade, shanty festival, story telling, and much more.

There will be free daily concerts on the Seafront Stage from noon to 5pm plus the usual Morris dancing and parade throughout the town.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Moseley Park, Birmingham, West Midlands

Our tradition of an eclectic folk selection continues this year.

Showcasing unsigned acts right alongside well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill.

Location: Moseley Park, Birmingham
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Day and two day tickets £48 and £82
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Castle Donington, Leicestershire

A great family site.
Atmospheric Surroundings - Great live music
60 Real Ales and Ciders - Acoustic Sessions
Excellent Camping Facilities & Showers
Arts & crafts stalls - Fantastic Food - Circus Workshops, and Parade
Family Friendly - Children's Play Area -Entertainment & activities for children
Shiatsu - Yoga - Energy work - Tai Chi - Chi Kung - Meditation

Location: Castle Donington
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Scalby Folk Weekend - 30th Aug 2019 - Scalby, YO13 0PT, Yorkshire

A free event where donations will be used to support the St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Now as it's free and as it supports a charity, you simply have to go and support them!

Location: Scalby, YO13 0PT
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: david.bell1947@talktalk.net
Website: www.thenagsheadinn.co.uk/facilities
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Wareham Wail - 30th Aug 2019 - Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ, Dorset

A very reasonably priced 3 day event.

Come and join in the singing with some of the finest traditional singers, all hand picked from folk clubs and festivals around the country, some well-known, some not heard of, but all of a high standard. A harvest of song complemented by good company, good food and drink.

Location: Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £33
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: www.wail.org.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wilkestock - 30th Aug 2019 - Stevenage, SG14 3RR, Hertfordshire

Charity Music Festival.

A variety of music styles, includes some acoustic and folk music.
A charity music festival, supporting Leukaemia Research and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Check it out, to see if it suits your tastes.

Location: Stevenage, SG14 3RR
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


SingFest - 31st Aug 2019 - Dockenfield, GU10 4HH, Surrey

Not your normal folk fest.

Learn joyous songs from five renowned conductors in fun, relaxed workshops
within the beautiful surroundings of Mellow Farm.

Singing Workshops
Camping, Ceilidh, Open Mic, Saturday Night BBQ, Lantern Making, Junk Samba workshop, Yoga, Family Activities, Local Beer & Cider and the best campfire sing-arounds you've ever heard.

Location: Dockenfield, GU10 4HH
Date: Saturday 31st August 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: vox@annatabbush.com
Website: www.singfest.org.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Taking place in September

Bromyard Folk Festival - 5th Sep 2019 - Bromyard, Herefordshire

Started in 1968, still going strong.

Folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.

Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

Location: Bromyard
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk
Website: www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Medieval Music in the Dales - 5th Sep 2019 - Bolton Castle and Redmire, Yorkshire

An annual medieval music festival wholly dedicated to medieval music-making. It's unique in the UK.

Our theme for this year is The Matter of Britain - Medieval Music and Story of the British Isles.

A major event in the early music calendar - a weekend dedicated solely to the music of the middle ages. It's all happening at Bolton Castle in beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire

Location: Bolton Castle and Redmire
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Settle Folk Gathering - 5th Sep 2019 - Settle, Yorkshire

Website not fully updated on our last visit, but some info that helps.

Location: Settle
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@settlefolk.co.uk
Website: www.settlefolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Kelso Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Kelso, Borders

Now it it's third year.
Multiple venues within a small area of the town. With a few free events.
Features Sessions, open mics, singarounds and concerts.

Looks good value for money.

Location: Kelso
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Half day tickets£10 - 15
Contact for info: kelsoflmc@gmail.com
Website: www.kelsofolkfest.org
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song - 6th Sep 2019 - Kirriemuir, Angus

A small event, might suit anyone in the local area to drop in.

Ceilidhs, Concerts, Competitions,
Singarounds, Street Entertainment, Sessions.

Website often only updated close to the date, so you have to keep checking it.

Update:
Website has been updated now (August)

Location: Kirriemuir
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, £10
Contact for info: info@kirriefestival.org
Website: www.kirriefestival.org
County: Angus
Country: Scotland


Leadhills Music Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Leadhills, Lanarkshire

For the very first time!

Website still under construction.

Location: Leadhills
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: 01659 74234
Website: leadhillsmusicinitiative.com
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


Poole Blues Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Poole, Dorset

Blues bands and entertainment - a wide selection of bands across various venues. For more information about bands playing visit the 'Poole Blues Festival' Facebook page or the Poole Blues Festival website.

Location: Poole
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Depends on the event
Contact for info:
Website: poolebluesfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Sedgefield Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Sedgefield, Durham

One of our main objectives, being a small Festival, is to ensure that all visitors have an event to attend, be it concert, singaround, music session, workshop or dance display.
The festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents alike.
Includes the world spoon playing championships.

Location: Sedgefield
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Durham
Country: England


Swanage Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Swanage, Dorset

Now in it's 26th year.

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers, every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Concerts, join-in sessions, workshops, as well as dancers

Location: Swanage
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@swanagefolkfestival.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


London Folk Festival - 7th Sep 2019 - Camden, Greater London

An all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. At the famous Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music

Location: Camden
Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Contact for info: folkandroots@gmail.com
Website: www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Bermondsey Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2019 - Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG, Greater London

It's been around sinc 2015 and it's free. So if you are in the area, you can just pop round and enjoy yourself.

Location: Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG
Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.bermondseyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Linlithgow Folk Festival - 11th Sep 2019 - Linlithgow, West Lothian

Website still has a bit of work required for completion on our last visit.
We always seem to check it before they update it, as we start looking in November of the previous year.

Location: Linlithgow
Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - Individual event tickets usually
Contact for info: festival@linlithgowfolk.com
Website: www.linlithgowfolk.com/index.php/folk-festival-2019
County: West Lothian
Country: Scotland


Bellingham all Acoustic Music Festival - 12th Sep 2019 - Brownrigg, Northumberland

Also known as BAAFest

A great mix of folk, jazz, blues and anything else that they fancy! As long as it's all acoustic.

No sheep were harmed in the production of their website.

Location: Brownrigg
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Ceol Cholasa Music Festival - 12th Sep 2019 - Colonsay, Hebrides

A great little festival on a great little island - described as a remote Atlantic rock (with 120 people on it).

Support this special event.

Usually about half the tickets are pre-booked, so don't miss out by leaving things too late.

Location: Colonsay
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: 01951 200336
Website: ceolcholasa.co.uk/
County: Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Gig'n the Bann - 12th Sep 2019 - Portglenone, County Antrim

The festival aims to bring together musical traditions across all cultural divides and the direction pursued in recent years has been to incorporate the Ulster Scots tradition alongside Traditional Irish music. This has greatly enhanced audience participation in a diverse range of events. People from different sides of the community have become exposed to music, song and dance that they may not have been familiar with before.

Location: Portglenone
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, many FREE
Contact for info: info@gignthebann.com
Website: www.gignthebann.com
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Ardersier Folk Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Ardersier, Invernessshire

A new festival, in Scotland.
It runs for three days and is priced very reasonably.

Includes workshops, open sessions, craft stalls.

Location: Ardersier
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
Website: ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Cranleigh Folk Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Cranleigh, GU6 8JL, Surrey

Taking place in the "largest village in England".
Festival intends to support the 1170 charity, which aims to preserve St Nicolas Church in Cranleigh.

UPDATE - event is currently postponed.

Location: Cranleigh, GU6 8JL
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: cranleighfolk.com/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Priston Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Priston, near Bath, Somerset

Format will be largely unchanged from previous years with two free stages, great activities for all the family, special events in the village hall & church; and an art project and special venue for kids.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and culture.
An impressive line-up of live music (traditional, jazz, world, blues, rock, classical, choral)

Location: Priston, near Bath
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: pristonfestival@googlemail.com
Website: www.priston.org.uk/festival/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Worcester Music Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Worcester, WR1 2RS, Worcestershire

A mixed genre event, with a folk element for you to enjoy.

Worcester Music Festival are pleased to announce we will be working alongside Acorns Children's Hospice this year, with the money raised by the festival going towards Acorns' music therapy scheme.

Location: Worcester, WR1 2RS
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@worcestermusicfestival.co.uk
Website: www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Fiddle Festival of Wales - 14th Sep 2019 - Ocean Arts, Cardiff, Swansea

The Fiddle Festival grew from the Welsh Celtic Fiddle Workshop Weekend, which began in 2005 as part of the Pembroke Festival, to accompany the Welsh Celtic Fiddle Competition. In 2006, the event began to be talked about as a festival, and in 2007 it became the inaugural Fiddle Festival of Wales. Held at the National Trust Stackpole Centre until 2010, the event attracted international tutors and fiddlers from many walks of life, for a wonderful weekend of music-making.

Location: Ocean Arts, Cardiff
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.fiddlefestivalofwales.com/
County: Swansea
Country: Wales


St Ives September Festival - 14th Sep 2019 - St Ives, Cornwall

Two weeks of the arts and music in September.

A large variety of genres of music, usually with some folk and acoustic music from some major acts. Arts, literature and film events too.

For over 30 years St Ives Festival has been one of the must-play events for those of us on the Folk, Roots and Acoustic music scene.

Location: St Ives
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Clonakilty International Guitar Festival - 16th Sep 2019 - Clonakilty, County Cork

It's a festival about guitars - the clue's in the name. So fair bit of acoustic stuff.

A celebration of the guitar. It is not starch collared or stuffy nosed, from virtuosos

Location: Clonakilty
Date: Monday 16th September 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@clonguitarfest.com
Website: clonguitarfest.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Southdowns Folk Festival - 19th Sep 2019 - Bognor Regis, Sussex

Price covers the headliners evening concerts - and there are several big name headliners too!

Supported by crowdfunding donations.

Location: Bognor Regis
Date: Thursday 19th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival - 20th Sep 2019 - Otley, Yorkshire

For the 28th time!

With concerts, dances, workshops, sessions and street entertainment on offer, there should be something for everybody.

Otley lies in picturesque Wharfedale on the A660 six miles from Ilkley and ten from Leeds (Menston Railway Station 1 mile {but it seems more if you walk}). The town is well equipped with shops, restaurants, take-aways and supermarkets as well as the Friday/Saturday market

Location: Otley
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: OtleyFF@hotmail.com
Website: www.otleyfolkfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Fiddler of Strathspey Festival - 20th Sep 2019 - Grantown-on-Spey, Moray

Now in its fifth year.

Fiddling competition and concerts. Plus Ceilidh.

Several locations in the town.

Location: Grantown-on-Spey
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert tickets are £15
Contact for info:
Website: www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk/
County: Moray
Country: Scotland


Stroud Folk Weekend - 20th Sep 2019 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

New name for the Stroud event.
Concerts,dance, sessions, singalons. Workshopd too.

Site not fully updated when last visited. But they assure me it is taking place.

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: stroudfolk@yhoo.com
Website: www.stroudfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


The Little Big Gig - 20th Sep 2019 - Henry's Campsite in the Lizard, Cornwall

A music and ale festival which includes acoustic and folk acts. A family-friendly style of event.

Celebrating Cornwall's creative talent, in music, beer making and much more. This is Little Big Gig's eigth year!

Location: Henry's Campsite in the Lizard
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@littlebiggig.co.uk
Website: www.littlebiggig.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Deepdale Festival - 26th Sep 2019 - Burnham, PE31 8DD, Norfolk

With a great line-up, this looks as if it could be a good weekend out. And it's not expensive either.

Come and enjoy some great live music, spoken word, drum workshops, street entertainment and the chilled atmosphere.

Location: Burnham, PE31 8DD
Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01485 210256
Website: www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Allen Valleys Folk Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Allendale, Northumberland

Ignore the top banner if it still says 2018, it is in 2019.

Events are held at several locations around Allendale.

Established in 2014, celebrating the best in folk music, traditional dance and workshops.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: Allendale
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: davidcrellin@btinternet.com
Website: allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Charmouth Folk Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Charmouth, Dorset

A new event!

In its first year, Charmouth Folk Festival combines a great weekend location on the south coast of England with a varied music event. Headlining is Richard Digence, supported by Kelly Oliver, and the event features a dozen performers across nine venues around the village.

Location: Charmouth
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: charmouthfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Jura Music Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - The Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides

6000 deer. 200 people. 1 Jura Music Festival.

A music festival with a leaning towards traditional music, but other genres as well.

PS No need to bring your own deer.

Location: The Isle of Jura
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.juramusicfestival.com/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Llyn Guitar Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

Aims to offer world class acoustic music and tuition to the guitar enthusiast of any level,Whether you want a full guitar retreat experience for a few days or just to turn up for the concerts, you will be most welcome

Location: Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £125
Contact for info: enquiries@oriel.org.uk
Website: llynguitarfestival.org.uk
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Queensferry Annual Folk Festival - 28th Sep 2019 - Queensferry, West Lothian

This year's acts include Rona Wilkie, who is a stunning fiddler and 2012 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year. We also have Tarneybackle, famous across Scotland for their trademark close harmony singing. In addition we've been able to secure Gerry Callaghan and Bookends with their short, punchy story-songs. Moreover we have Marc Duff (ex Capercaillie) demonstrating the amazing versatility of the penny whistle. Plus pipers from the Uphall Station Mini Pipe Band, not to mention our own workshop players. And it's all under the watchful eye of our compere Graeme Pearson, well-kent South Queensferry musician.
See videos of our musicians here https://queensferrymusic.com/the-concert/

Location: Queensferry
Date: Saturday 28th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £7
Contact for info:
Website: queensferrymusic.com/
County: West Lothian
Country: Scotland


Taking place in October

Cork Folk Festival - 2nd Oct 2019 - Cork, County Cork

Traditional music from Ireland and England too. One of the major Irish festivals.

Since its birth in 1979, Cork Folk Festival has earned a reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars.

Location: Cork
Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Glasgow Americana - 2nd Oct 2019 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Blues, country, folk and acoustic music with an American flavour.
In Glasgow of course.

Location: Glasgow
Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Individual event tickets too.
Contact for info: info@fallenangelsclub.com
Website: www.glasgowamericana.com
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


Swanage Blues Festival - 3rd Oct 2019 - Swanage, Dorset

There is also one in March as well!

15 Indoor Venues
30 Top Class Acts
60 Great Gigs, Open Mic and Jam Sessions

The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues Musicians, Fans and Friends for a weekend of Jams, Open Mics and Headline Performances that will have you coming back time after time.
Swanage hosts several festivals

Location: Swanage
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 3rd Oct 2019 - Tenterden, Kent

A four day long festival of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family festival of folk. Tenterden features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs and restaurants and green verges. The festival includes many free events.

Location: Tenterden
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £44
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Derby Folk Week - 4th Oct 2019 - Derby, DE1 3AH, Derbyshire

2019 will be the 13th year that we've held the festival right in the centre of Derby.

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Mainly indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. There are individual concerts in Derby Cathedral on Friday evening, and Saturday, and concerts in The Old Bell Hotel on Friday evening, and through Saturday and Sunday.

Billed as Derby Folk Weekender for this year.

Location: Derby, DE1 3AH
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Variety of day and event tickets.
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Edgworth Folk Festival - 4th Oct 2019 - Edgworth, BL7 OAP, Lancashire


A festival that both promotes folk music and supports a local community centre so it can continue to be open to the local community.

Links on the page take you to pdf files with some more info.

Car park at back. Parking place for campervans (but no campervan utilities available).

Location: Edgworth, BL7 OAP
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01257 233513 / arawc51@gmail.com
Website: www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk/page49.htm
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Feis Na Mara - 4th Oct 2019 - Mallaig, Highlands and Argyl

Another festival in bonny Scotland with a highlands theme.

A traditional music festival, most the acts having a local connection, with workshops, a family dance and sessions in the local pubs.

Location: Mallaig
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@feis-na-mara.com
Website: www.feis-na-mara.com/
County: Highlands and Argyl
Country: Scotland


GoosFest - 4th Oct 2019 - Goostrey, Cheshire

Goosfest is a "not for profit" arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and round the village of Goostrey in Cheshire. The festival offers a diverse programme of events, so whether it is classical, folk, jazz or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it!

Location: Goostrey
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: home@goosfest.com
Website: Goosfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Banbury Folk & Hobby Horse Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Banbury, Oxfordshire

After the success of this year’s Banbury Folk Festival, we are pleased to announce it is happening again.

This year the festival will be held in 5 venues around the town centre.

Our Main Venue will be the GF Club Ballroom.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: banburyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Big Blues Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Southport, Merseyside

We hope you can join us for our fourth annual Big Blues Festival next October, it promises to be a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer!

The line-up is as big as it is bold and presents music that is desperate to be heard, with headliners Revolutionaires and Mike Sanches & His Band, it's a weekend you really don't want to miss!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/big-blues-festival-2019/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Bristol Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Bristol, Bristol

We like to include a few not quite folk but sort of folk festivals, like this one. Just to broaden your outlook a bit.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Bristol
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01634 932157
Website: bristolcajunfestival.com/
County: Bristol
Country: England


Festival des Panards - 11th Oct 2019 - Todmorden, Yorkshire

Something different...

French music and dance festival in Yorkshire.

Location: Todmorden
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Harwich, Essex

A mixture of free open air entertainment, concerts, music sessions, classic boats, pub sessions and singarounds during the festival weekend. Events take place throughout the old town of Harwich at several local venues.

Location: Harwich
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets or FREE bits
Contact for info: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
Website: www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Blazin' in Beauly - 14th Oct 2019 - Beauly, Invernessshire

Expect full immersion into the music, culture and craic of the Highlands of Scotland, things which Blazin' Fiddles have been championing throughout their 15 years in the Scottish music scene.

Sessions and tutors.

A unique opportunity to learn from the band and their special guest tutors as well as take part in sessions, concerts, masterclasses and ceilidhs whilst establishing new connections in a stunning part of the country.
Fab for fiddle fans.

Location: Beauly
Date: Monday 14th October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £275
Also available Day tickets £60, Concerts £40
Contact for info: admin@blazininbeauly.com
Website: blazininbeauly.com
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Manchester Folk Festival - 16th Oct 2019 - Manchester, Lancashire

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

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

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

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

Location: Manchester
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 18th Oct 2019 - Hartlepool, Northumberland

Please join us for a sumptuous autumn weekend full of great music, food and drink, all set in lovely Old Hartlepool. We have put together a lineup containing some of the very best artists on the UK folk scene, but which pays special tribute to the incredibly rich culture and traditions of Teesside and the wider North East. This year, we’re commemorating the 30th anniversary of the end of the Miners’ Strike with a special series of events focusing on the music, dance and cultural heritage of our colliery communities.

Location: Hartlepool
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Lichfield Festival of Folk - 18th Oct 2019 - Lichfield, Staffordshire

L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk, organised by arts charity Lichfield Arts, is in its seventh year and going from strength to strength. Held in the historic centre of Lichfield and focussed on the atmospheric Guildhall it offers the very best in folk music, dance displays and workshops. A lively, friendly atmosphere for very attractive prices.

Location: Lichfield
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Website: www.l2f.co.uk/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 18th Oct 2019 - 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 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sligo Live - 23rd Oct 2019 - Sligo, County Sligo

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 23rd October 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Also available Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
Website: sligolive.ie
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Dance Around the World - 26th Oct 2019 - Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

Now in it's 19th 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 26th October 2019 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 - 26th Oct 2019 - Perth, Perthshire

The 70th Event!!!

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

Location: Perth
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01738 492949
Website: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk/
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


BunkFest - 30th Oct 2019 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Music, dance, steam and beer. Over 60 acts.

Says it all, really.

Over the years, many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the unique community atmosphere which the festival generates, the sense of magic, fun, otherness and togetherness which never fails to amuse and amaze its followers. Long may it continue!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@bunkfest.co.uk
Website: www.bunkfest.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Lowender Peran Celtic Music & Dance - 30th Oct 2019 - 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: Wednesday 30th October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: 01872 553413 / info@lowenderperan.co.uk
Website: www.lowenderperan.co.uk/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Denholm Folk Festival - 31st Oct 2019 - Denholm, Borders

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

Now in its 16th year.

Location: Denholm
Date: Thursday 31st October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Some free events, some ticketted
Contact for info: denfolkfesttickets@hotmail.com
Website: www.denholmfolkfest.co.uk/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Taking place in November

Walthamstow Folk Festival - 2nd Nov 2019 - Walthamstow, Greater London

It's back, after a successful first time event.

Unfortunely, as it is a facebook page rather than a web site, it will not open in our standard pop-up window. So click this link instead Walthamstow Folk Festival

Location: Walthamstow
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/WalthamstowFolkFestival/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Ennis Trad Fest - 7th Nov 2019 - Ennis, County Clare

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

Location: Ennis
Date: Thursday 7th November 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.ennistradfest.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Tenby Blues Festival - 8th Nov 2019 - Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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

This year is the event's 14th birthday - a teenager now.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 8th November 2019 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


Bude Folk Roots and World Music - 15th Nov 2019 - Bude, Devon

Back for the fourth time with a name and location change - no longer at Ilfracombe, but 17 miles down the road at Bude

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

Location: Bude
Date: Friday 15th November 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Scots Fiddle Festival - 16th Nov 2019 - 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: Saturday 16th November 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
Website: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Birmingham TradFest - 21st Nov 2019 - 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 21st November 2019 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


SEALL Festival of Small Halls - 22nd Nov 2019 - Isle of Skye and Lochalsh, Highland

A brand new festival taking place in and around the Isle of Skye, which we are glad to support in our lists.

It is an eight-day multi-artform winter festival bringing big music to small halls around Skye and Lochalsh with the emphasis on civic celebration - everyone is welcome. Part of the international network of Small halls, it is the first of its kind in Europe.

We bring the best traditional musicians to our remote rural townships, using Scotland's national day - St Andrew's Day - as a reason to celebrate our unique Highland culture in the traditional way.

Location: Isle of Skye and Lochalsh
Date: Friday 22nd November 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available £s;14 per concert
Contact for info: info@seall.co.uk
Website: www.seall.co.uk/small-halls
County: Highland
Country: Scotland


The Great British Folk Festival - 30th Nov 2019 - Butlin's Skegness, Lincolnshire

A great big weekend break at Butlins, with many top acts booked.

Yes, festivals don't stop just because it is December.

Location: Butlin's Skegness
Date: Saturday 30th November 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info:
Website: www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Taking place in December

Melton Folk Festival - 13th Dec 2019 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

The second event this year, the winter one.

A festival set in the ancient market town of Melton Mowbray. With Craft fair, local market, Morris Dancing, sing-arounds, music session, outdoor market stage and 13 venues collected around its atmospheric center. Three days of music and mayhem so if you fancy playing or just want to eat the pie – come to Melton Folk Festival.

Location: Melton Mowbray
Date: Friday 13th December 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolkandcraftfair.com
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


 

Let the music grow.