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

Straw Bear Festival - 12th Jan 2024 - Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire

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

Often the first festival of the year.

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

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 12th January 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £12
Contact for info: info@strawbear.org.uk
Website: www.strawbear.org.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


West Coast Folk Festival - 12th Jan 2024 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens, FY1 1HL, Lancashire

With three days and three stages, 33 acts are here to entertain you.

Possibly the first folk festival of the year!

Location: Blackpool, Winter Gardens, FY1 1HL
Date: Friday 12th January 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £167
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: westcoastfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Celtic Connections - 18th Jan 2024 - 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 are 2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues. - yes, you read that right!

This is HUGE.

Location: Glasgow
Date: Thursday 18th January 2024 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available TBA for 2024
Contact for info:
Website: www.celticconnections.com/
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland


Halsway Folk Harp Weekend - 19th Jan 2024 - Halsway Manor, TA44BD, Somerset

Not a festival but a harp weekend with workshops and sessions.

Dive into the fantastic world of folk harp playing. Harpists are welcome to join us for a weekend of harp workshops and sessions with tutors Steph West and Merit Zloch. This is our first weekend of what we hope will be an annual weekend dedicated to harp playing in a folk context.

Location: Halsway Manor, TA44BD
Date: Friday 19th January 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Also available Residential accomodation is extra
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-harp-weekend-3/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Bradford Roots Festival - 20th Jan 2024 - Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ, Wiltshire

The 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: Saturday 20th January 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Virtual tickets for each event.
Contact for info: info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/bradford-roots-music-festival-day-2023
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Halsway Winter Warmer - 22nd Jan 2024 - 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.

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 22nd January 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £355
Also available Includes room for duration, other prices too.
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer-6/
County: Somerset
Country: England


TradFest - 24th Jan 2024 - 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 live streaming!

Location: Dublin
Date: Wednesday 24th January 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 35 euros.
Contact for info: tickets@tradfest.com
Website: tradfest.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 26th Jan 2024 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

30th 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 26th January 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets £25 and £30
Contact for info: booking@gloucester.gov.uk
Website: www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk/live-events/cajun-zydeco-festival-2024
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


IMBOLC - 28th Jan 2024 - Derry, Derry

Not much info available just now.

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.

Website is a bit slow at loading...

Location: Derry
Date: Sunday 28th January 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Various package tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@imbolcfestival.com
Website: www.imbolcfestival.com
County: Derry
Country: Ireland


Taking place in February

Gainsborough FOAOTMAD - 9th Feb 2024 - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

I suppose this counts as American folk music, sort of.
?
Friends of American Old-Time Music and Dance (FOAOTMAD for short!) was founded in 1993 with the aim of furthering the promotion and performance of traditional old-time music and dance in the UK. We organise regular music camps, residential workshops, dance parties and support for many other formal and informal old-time events. We have a proud history of encouraging and supporting the best artists from American, Canada, UK and Europe during their visits to the UK.

Location: Gainsborough
Date: Friday 9th February 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info:
Website: gainsborough2024.weebly.com
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Love Folk Festival - 9th Feb 2024 - Southport, Merseyside

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 9th February 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £48
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-fest-2023/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - 14th Feb 2024 - Ballyferriter, County Kerry

Not fully updated yet.

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 14th February 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: eolas@scoilcheoil.com
Website: www.scoilcheoil.com
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Gloucester Folk Trail - 16th Feb 2024 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

We have many performances from many acts in 16 venues, as well as storytelling, arts & crafts, talks, morris dancing, open mics and folk music sessions!

Except it will mainly be streaming, apart from workshops.

More info to follow, they say.

POSSIBLE VIRTUAL extras

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 16th February 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloucesterfolktrail.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival - 16th Feb 2024 - Campus West, University of York, Exeter

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: Campus West, University of York
Date: Friday 16th February 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Also available Prices based on what you can afford - £30, £60
Contact for info: ivfdf2023@gmail.com
Website: ivfdf2024.org.uk
County: Exeter
Country: England


Russell Festival Weekend - 22nd Feb 2024 - Doolin, County Clare

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 22nd February 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: therussellfestival@gmail.com
Website: russellfestivalweekend.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Belfast TradFest Winter Weekend - 23rd Feb 2024 - Belfast, Antrim

For the third time.

Belfast TradFest, the pinnacle of world-class traditional music concerts, fiery pub sessions and Ireland's fastest growing summer school of traditional music, is set to celebrate its 5th edition this July across Belfast UNESCO City of Music.
Featuring a week long programme of workshops and a full programme of concerts, talks, lectures, sessions, ceilis and festival clubs.

Location: Belfast
Date: Friday 23rd February 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@belfasttraditionalmusic.com or 028 9031 4981
Website: www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com/
County: Antrim
Country: Ireland


Chester February Folk Day - 24th Feb 2024 - Chester, CH2 3AU, Cheshire

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

Events include afternoon and evening concerts, a folk club, a singaround and a music session, all the usual stuff.

Warming up the bands.

Location: Chester, CH2 3AU
Date: Saturday 24th February 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £24
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/february-folk-day
County: Cheshire
Country: England


The Big Burfest - 24th Feb 2024 - 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 24th February 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £12
Also available Family Ticket £20
Contact for info: may185@btinternet.com
Website: thebigbursfest.chessck.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


The Gathering Traditional Festival - 28th Feb 2024 - Killarney, County Kerry

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 seisiuns to heart-pounding ceilis,

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

Location: Killarney
Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: info@thegathering.ie
Website: www.inec.ie/festivals/the-gathering/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Taking place in March

Feile an Earraigh - 1st Mar 2024 - 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 2024 for 17 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast.com
Website: feilebelfast.com/
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Inverness Music Festival - 8th Mar 2024 - Inverness, Invernessshire

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

It takes place at Inverness Methodist Church March 8th-11th March and 15th -17th March - 26th February and 3rd- 6th March 2023.

Location: Inverness
Date: Friday 8th March 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@invernessmusicfestival.org
Website: invernessmusicfestival.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Manchester Irish Festival - 8th Mar 2024 - Manchester, Lancashire

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 11 days.

THis is a big event!

Location: Manchester
Date: Friday 8th March 2024 for 11 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


Bowness Bay Blues - 15th Mar 2024 - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria


Kilkenny Tradfest - 15th Mar 2024 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Kilkenny Tradfest has been going from strength to strength over the last 8 years and 2020's festival promises to be an exciting and innovative festival, full to the brim with concerts, ceilis, sessions, Irish dance, pub gigs and much more!

The festival has grown to include six full days of concerts, gigs and sessions.

During the weekend some of Ireland's best musicians will also give masterclasses and workshops at the best city's historical locations such as Kilkenny Castle Tower and Rothe House.

They are even having a competiton, sponsored by McNeela Instruments, to win a Bodhran.

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 15th March 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Looks like individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennytradfest.com
Website: kilkennytradfest.com/
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Killeshandra Tradfest - 15th Mar 2024 - Killeshandra, County Cavan

A small Irish event.

I do wish they had a proper website to collect more info about them.

Location: Killeshandra
Date: Friday 15th March 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/KilleshandraComhaltas/?locale=is_IS
County: County Cavan
Country: Ireland


Lochwinnoch Arts Festival - 15th Mar 2024 - 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.

Not a huge amount of info on line, so check with the organisers.

Location: Lochwinnoch
Date: Friday 15th March 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 07868 752814
Website: www.lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk/event/mini-arts-festival/
County: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland


Inverness Fiddlers Rally - 18th Mar 2024 - 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.

Not sure if it is folky or just fidlers, but you can always contact them and ask.

Location: Inverness
Date: Monday 18th March 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.invernessfiddlers.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Hawick Reivers Festival - 22nd Mar 2024 - Hawick, Borders

21st Anniversary !

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 2024 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 Singing Festival - 22nd Mar 2024 - Ballyliffin, County Donegal

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 and 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inishowensinging.ie
Website: www.inishowensinging.ie/events/
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Niel Gow Festival - 22nd Mar 2024 - Dunkeld and Birnam, Perthshire

In collaboration with Tunes in the House

Annual Scottish fiddle festival.

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

The link is to their new website.

Location: Dunkeld and Birnam
Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: nielgow@thetaybank.com
Website: www.nielgowfestival.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Medieval Music in the Dales - 23rd Mar 2024 - Bolton Castle and Redmire, Yorkshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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: Saturday 23rd March 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Poppy Folk Day - 24th Mar 2024 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

One day event at our regular venue The Poppy & Pint pub. Afternoon and evening concerts, a bar session in between, and a singaround to finish off the day. Individual concert and combination tickets are available.

Location: Nottingham
Date: Sunday 24th March 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: PoppyFolkClub@virginmedia.com
Website: poppyfolkclub.co.uk/poppy-folk-day
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Wales Harp Festival - 26th Mar 2024 - Galeri Arts Centre, 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: Galeri Arts Centre, Caernarfon
Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@walesharpfestival.co.uk
Website: walesharpfestival.co.uk/
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Shennaghys Jiu - 28th Mar 2024 - 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: Thursday 28th March 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01624819068 or 07624452653
Website: Shennaghysjiu.com www.facebook.com/shennaghys
County: Isle of Man
Country: Scotland


Shennaghys Jiu - 28th Mar 2024 - 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: Thursday 28th March 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01624819068 or 07624452653
Website: Shennaghysjiu.com www.facebook.com/shennaghys
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Sheffield Folk Sessions - 29th Mar 2024 - Sheffield, Yorkshire

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Hopefully more details will be available soon.

Location: Sheffield
Date: Friday 29th March 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Seems to be FREE!
Contact for info:
Website: www.sheffieldfolksessionsfestival.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in April

Edinburgh International Harp Festival - 5th Apr 2024 - George Watson's College, Edinburgh, Midlothian

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

One for the harp enthusiasts.

Location: George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Date: Friday 5th April 2024 for 5 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


Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - 5th Apr 2024 - Morpeth, Northumberland

For the 56th time!
So it's been around for a while

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, sing arounds, 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 5th April 2024 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


FluteFling - 19th Apr 2024 - Edinburgh, EH6 4HY, Midlothian

10th Anniversary
Traditional flutes and whistles in Scotland.
FluteFling classes, workshops and weekends provide opportunities for people to learn and develop traditional skills on the whistle and flute in a Scottish setting.

Not quite a festival, but for those interested in traditional flute music, it is a big thing.

Location: Edinburgh, EH6 4HY
Date: Friday 19th April 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £12
Also available £60 for workshops
Contact for info: gordon@flutefling.scot
Website: flutefling.scot
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


Oxford Folk Festival - 19th Apr 2024 - Oxford, Oxfordshire

The previous festival in Oxford has stopped operating but a new group has formed and sprung into action. Support them strongly and buy a ticket, as soon as prices are announced.

And remember, if you go to the first event, you'll be able to say I Was There at the Beginning.

This event has two information sources:
oxfordfolkfestival.org.uk
and
linktr.ee/oxfordfolkfest
This second link has more info available on it.

Location: Oxford
Date: Friday 19th April 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available Individual event tickets, up to £20
Contact for info: oxfordfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: linktr.ee/oxfordfolkfest
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Glenfarg Folk Festival - 20th Apr 2024 - 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.

Note the change in the web address - they have updated their site to use WordPress and Elementor. It's always a good sign when someone takes this much effort with their website.

Location: Kinross, KY13 8AS
Date: Saturday 20th April 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: tickets@glenfargfolkclub.com
Website: glenfargfolkclub.com/folkfeast/
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Mull Music Festival - 26th Apr 2024 - 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: Friday 26th April 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: mull.co/mull-music-festival
County: Argyl and Bute
Country: Scotland


Taking place in May

Shetland Folk Festival - 2nd May 2024 - Lerwick, Shetland, Shetlands

For the 42nd time!

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.

Location: Lerwick, Shetland
Date: Thursday 2nd May 2024 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


Bristol Folk Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Bristol, Bristol

A popular event that slipped off our lists for a few years, but it's back with a great line-up now.

Location: Bristol
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Day and half day tickets too
Contact for info: richard@bristolfolkfestival.org
Website: bristolfolkfestival.org
County: Bristol
Country: England


Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Sherbrooke Scout Camp Site, Calverton, Nottingham

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 beginning.

Location: Sherbrooke Scout Camp Site, Calverton
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@crossoverfest.com
Website: crossoverfest.com/
County: Nottingham
Country: England


Edinburgh Tradfest Dun Eideann - 3rd May 2024 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

Edinburgh TradFest - 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 is dedicated to traditional culture and folk arts. Features the very best traditional music from Scotland and around the world.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 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


Filey Folk Festival - 3rd May 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE! Mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: fileyfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Girvan Folk Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Girvan, Ayrshire

Scotland's first sustainable event.

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.

In its 49th year of existence and still going strong. With a nice redesigned website too.

Location: Girvan
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Can't find the latest price.
Contact for info: admin@girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Hastings Jack in the Green - 3rd May 2024 - 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 three 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, many are free.
Contact for info: hastingsjackinthegreen@gmail.com
Website: hastingstraditionaljackinthegreen.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Kilkenny Roots Festival - 3rd May 2024 - 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 2024 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


May Heydays - 3rd May 2024 - Evesham, WR11 1DQ, Worcestershire

The renamed Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival. Now all on one site.

Closely following the long-established Eastbourne format, May Heydays offers an enjoyable bank holiday weekend mix of different folk dance traditions from many parts of the world.

Location: Evesham, WR11 1DQ
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Also available Day tickets £55
Contact for info: Director@mayheydays.org.uk
Website: mayheydays.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Raunds Music Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Raunds, NN9 6LT, 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, NN9 6LT
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Concerts £5-18, under 16s £2
Contact for info: 07756 015615 / tickets@raundsfestival.com
Website: www.raundsfestival.com
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Scandimoot - 3rd May 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: bookings@scandimoot.org.uk
Website: scandimoot.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Magic Teapot Gathering - 3rd May 2024 - Secret, Somerset

The third edition of The Magic Teapot Gathering moves to a bigger, better site. Totally acoustic with no amplifiers at all. The 4 performance spaces are all under cover and all have a central fire bowl and a real piano. The three headline bands this year are 3 Daft Monkeys, Noble Jacks and Mobius Loop. There is a full programme of music on the Bigpot main stage, provided by members of The Magic Teapot Crew in various configurations. The real ale bar, teapot and Littlepot are super inclusive spaces for spontaneous jams, singalong and open (no)mic. Beltane is celebrated (slightly off date this year) with the building and burning of a wicker man and Sunday morning will see the Maypole dancing, with this year's maypole becoming the spine of next year's wicker man. Catering for a wide variety of diet, including a dedicated vegan caterer
Also included in the ticket price is camping, hot tub, sauna, showers, good toilets. Workshops, yoga classes etc are run on a pay what you feel basis.

Location: Secret
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: magicteapotvenue@gmail.com
Website: www.magicteapotgathering.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Todmorden Folk Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Todmorden, Yorkshire

With an interesting line-up, this festival is just 17 miles up the road from Manchester.

Location: Todmorden
Date: Friday 3rd May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: todmordenfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: todfolkfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival - 3rd May 2024 - Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire

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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Junior and Concessionary tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
Website: www.uptonfolk.org/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Baltimore Fiddle Fair - 9th May 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: declan@fiddlefair.com
Website: www.fiddlefair.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Focus Wales - 9th May 2024 - Wrexham, Wrexham County

Not specifically a folk festival.

This regular event was established to provide the annual new music showcase event for the Welsh Music Industry. Our core work centres around the delivery of our international multi-venue showcase festival taking place in Wrexham each year, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe.

It is showcasing over 250 acts, so you could browse through the lists and might find some folk music talent. We are hoping we are correct in this.

Location: Wrexham
Date: Thursday 9th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: info@focuswales.com
Website: focuswales.com
County: Wrexham County
Country: Wales


Kelso Country & Western Festival - 9th May 2024 - Kelso, Borders

A country and western festival in Scotland? Well if it's good fun, what's the problem.

If the web link fails (it did for us), go to this facebook page, where we found most of the details.

Keslo C+W

There's also an October event most years.

Location: Kelso
Date: Thursday 9th May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Also available Day and weekend tickets too.
Contact for info: 07902 330147 davisflorence310@gmail.com
Website: www.kelso.countrymusic-festival.co.uk/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Skye Live - 9th May 2024 - Portree, Isle Of Skye

A nice Scottish Festival, which can sell out quickly due to its popularity.
The first release of tickets last year had sold out by 7th December!

Location: Portree
Date: Thursday 9th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.skyelive.co.uk/
County: Isle Of Skye
Country: Scotland


FifeSing - 10th May 2024 - Falkland, Fife

Traditional singing showcased.
Several venues.
CDs of previous events available too.

Location: Falkland
Date: Friday 10th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 00 44 (0)1337 830773
Website: www.springthyme.co.uk/fifesing/
County: Fife
Country: Scotland


Fleadh Cheoil Chorcai - 10th May 2024 - Douglas, 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 2024.

Location: Douglas
Date: Friday 10th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: johnfinbarr.cce@gmail.com
Website: corkfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Folk on the Pier - 10th May 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £117.5
Also available Concert tickets too
Contact for info: scott@deckchairproductions.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthepier.co.uk/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Holmfirth Festival of Folk - 10th May 2024 - Holmfirth, Yorkshire

A weekend of concerts, with ceilidh, folk clubs and Morris dancing. Weekend tickets available via the website. A lot of pubs have free entry music from a very broad definition of "folk". A community town centre festival with something for everyone.

Location: Holmfirth
Date: Friday 10th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £66
Contact for info: enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Website: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Moniaive Folk Festival - 10th May 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
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 2024 - Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW, Gwent

The festival celebrates the best in international folk music and dance. OVer 30 years of music, it attracts big-name music performers and dance troupes from across the UK and Europe. Set in the National Trust grounds of Tredegar House stately home, there are also ceilidhs, open mics, workshops, farmers' market and a CAMRA real ale bar.

Location: Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 8YW
Date: Friday 10th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets at £25
Contact for info: susieoates135@hotmail.com
Website: www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Bradford on Avon Green Man Festival - 11th May 2024 - Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

A vibrant, family-friendly community gathering featuring traditional dance, music, song, and folklore throughout the town centre on Saturday 11 May 2024. And the best part is, its free!

Witness over 40 dance groups, including 320 dancers and 100 musicians, featuring Morris dancing and diverse European styles.

Join the whimsical journey of our 10ft tall Jack in the Green and Jill in the Green, visiting 12 town centre venues with bands and fantasy beasts.

You’ll can also discover the kid's zone, artisan market, community hub, pagan arts and crafts.

Groove to a samba band, mummers' play, Folk Club stage, Wiltshire Music Centre stage, Blues @ The Shoes stage, live pub music, buskers and more!

Don’t just watch – participate – wear something green and join in the fun.

Location: Bradford on Avon
Date: Saturday 11th May 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's free!
Contact for info: boagmf@icloud.com
Website: boagreenmanfest.org/welcome/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Whitchurch Folk Festival - 11th May 2024 - Whitchurch, RG28 7AS, Hampshire

A festival of traditional music and dance taking place on May 11th in the picturesque town of Whitchurch, Hampshire.

Includes a free children's section and a free fringe section. (Requires a festival ticket of course.)

Location: Whitchurch, RG28 7AS
Date: Saturday 11th May 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £49
Also available Family tickets, young person tickets
Contact for info: info@whitchurchfolk.com
Website: whitchurchfolk.com
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair - 11th May 2024 - 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 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £12
Also available £12 on the day
Contact for info: iwfoodnfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/WolvertonFolkandBlues
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England


Nantwich Roots Festival - 14th May 2024 - Nantwich, Cheshire

A words and music festival with a very interesting lineup. It's a sister festival to Words & Music. Celebrating folk, roots and even Americana, with international names turning up.

If you can get there, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

But the website doesn't make clear the start and finish dates - so you will have to contact them.

Location: Nantwich
Date: Tuesday 14th May 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets £12.50 - £25
Contact for info: info@wordsandmusicfestival.com
Website: wordsandmusicfestival.com/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival - 17th May 2024 - Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire

A new event for our listings.

Footstompin' bluegrass, soulful americana/folk and outstanding musicianship. Don't miss the 3rd annual SpringGrass bluegrass festival at The Vault Arts Centre.

Location: Newton Stewart
Date: Friday 17th May 2024 for day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01671 404924 / 07970 359557
Website: www.tradmusic.com/springgrass-bluegrass-music-festival.php
County: Wigtownshire
Country: Scotland


Blowout - 21st May 2024 - 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: Tuesday 21st May 2024 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


Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering - 23rd May 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £220
Contact for info: info@beardedtheory.co.uk
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Orkney Folk Festival - 23rd May 2024 - 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 2024 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


Chester Folk Festival - 24th May 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Day tickets £36 - 26
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: www.chesterfolk.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Chippenham Folk Festival - 24th May 2024 - Chippenham, Wiltshire

One of the liveliest festivals in the Southwest when the whole town comes alive with music, dance and colour.

Over 180 artists confirmed across 6 venues and every town centre street. Weekend tickets and camping available.

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £178
Contact for info: contactus@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Devauden Festival - 24th May 2024 - 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. Three stages, with one dedicated to acoustic music.

Location: Devauden
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £46
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: devaudenmusicfest@gmail.com
Website: www.devaudenfestival.com/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Feile Binn Eadair - 24th May 2024 - Howth, Dublin

Formerly known as Howth Tradfest.
A mostly free Irish and traditional Music Festival in the picturesque fishing village of Howth, 25 minutes from the centre of Dublin. This vibrant festival promises to immerse attendees in the melodies and rhythms of both the past and present, creating an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts of all ages.
(Note: we were sent a link to https://www.feilebinneadair.ie/ but that didn't work. However the link we give does work.)

Location: Howth
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 27 FREE gigs and sessions + some ticketed events
Contact for info: paul.byrne@optophonic.com
Website: www.feilebinneadair.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Fishguard Folk Festival - 24th May 2024 - Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Fishguard's 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - It's mostly FREE, 4 ticketed events.
Contact for info: judy.whitehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.fishfolkfest.co.uk/
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


HowTheLightgetsIn Festival - 24th May 2024 - Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG, Herefordshire

The world's largest festival of philosophy and music is back - HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-On-Wye on 24th-27th May!

Amongst the beautiful Black Mountains, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating today's biggest ideas, as well as a spectacular array of musicians and performers.

Across 300+ events, we'll bring together superstar philosophers, trailblazing scientists, award-winning writers, and political giants to tackle the most pressing issues of our times. Join discussions designed to push the limits of what you know with speakers hand-picked for their creativity and insight.
First Speakers - https://howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/hay/the-big-ideas/speakers

Location: Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £178
Contact for info: (0)20 7837 3000 / enquiries@artandideas.org
Website: howthelightgetsin.org/festivals/hay
County: Herefordshire
Country: Wales


The Islay Festival - Feis Ile - 24th May 2024 - Isle of Islay, Southern Hebrides

Uses several locations on the island.

Has it's own website now (previously we linked to a site which regularly talked about it and the island in general).

Mixes folk and whisky on an island wellknown for both. And it's a very pretty island. With Concerts and Ceilidhs, usually.

Location: Isle of Islay
Date: Friday 24th May 2024 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event prices.
Contact for info:
Website: feisile.co.uk
County: Southern Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Fleadh Nua - 25th May 2024 - 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: Saturday 25th May 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: frank@ceoltrad.com
Website: www.fleadhnua.com
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Swaledale Festival - 25th May 2024 - 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 that 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 2024 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


Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 26th May 2024 - 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: Sunday 26th May 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £153
Also available Other options available
Contact for info: info@knockengorroch.org.uk
Website: www.knockengorroch.org.uk/
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Fire in the Mountain - 30th May 2024 - 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: Thursday 30th May 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £195
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@fireinthemountain.co.uk eloquista@gmail.com
Website: fireinthemountain.co.uk
County: Ceredigion
Country: Wales


HAAL Festival - 31st May 2024 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

A small but popular festival.

Celebrating its 14th year

Folk at the Salmon Bothy will be celebrating our 14th Haal festival. 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.

Details on site not fully updated yet.

Location: Portsoy
Date: Friday 31st May 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, around £5 - £7
Contact for info: bobportsoy@gmail.com
Website: bothyfolk.org/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Wychwood Festival - 31st May 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £149
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Taking place in June

Wessex Folk Festival - 1st Jun 2024 - Weymouth Harbour, Dorset

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

With over 30 live stage performances throughout Saturday and Sunday this is without doubt not one to be missed!
Kicking off on Friday afternoon and evening with singalong folk music sessions in the harbourside pubs, the main festival lasts the whole of Saturday and Sunday with around 30 Morris sides dancing in the streets along the harbourside, fabulous trade stalls, eating, drinking, laughing singing and dancing all weekend long. When the harbour lights go on, the fun and music carries on in the harbourside pubs, way into the night. The challenge is to do the whole weekend and make it to the Survivors' Night on Sunday night at the Sailor's Return!

Location: Weymouth Harbour
Date: Saturday 1st June 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: Info@wessexfolkfestival.com
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Arran Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2024 - 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.

And now they have a new website in place, so note the url above.

Location: Arran
Date: Friday 7th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets £26
Contact for info: info@arranevents.com
Website: arranfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


EdleFest - 7th Jun 2024 - 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 7th June 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £17
Also available Price is each DAY
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: edlefest.site123.me
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Gower Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2024 - 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 7th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA. A variety of Day tickets too.
Contact for info: joy@gowerfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gower
Country: Wales


Tangled Roots - 7th Jun 2024 - Radford Mill, Timsbury near Bath BA2 0QF, Somerset

Accoustic, Roots, Folk, Contempoary and Traditional music from around the world.

More Acts and details to come including singing, dancing and yoga workshops and a Sunday Lunch Acoustic Cafe

Location: Radford Mill, Timsbury near Bath BA2 0QF
Date: Friday 7th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £62.5
Also available Day tickets from £37.50
Contact for info: info@tangledrootsfestival.com / 01458 448 185
Website: tangledrootsfestival.com
County: Somerset
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: wmff.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


St Neots Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2024 - 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: Sunday 9th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA in March
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Beardy Folk Festival - 13th Jun 2024 - Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF, Shropshire

Beardy Folk Festival is a new, beautifully crafted, Midsummer music weekend boasting a brilliant line up of contemporary, traditional and 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 and cocktail bars, circus workshops, traditional rides, climbing wall, yoga and a small trade village. We also have a woodland walk & some enchanted woods hosting children's activities and storytelling.

Location: Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF
Date: Thursday 13th June 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: beardyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


The Eden Festival - 13th Jun 2024 - 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 13th June 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £151
Contact for info: enquiries@edenfestival.co.uk
Website: www.edenfestival.co.uk
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Black Deer Americana - 14th Jun 2024 - Eridge Park, Kent

Black Deer is on a mission to bring the real Americana & Country music, and way of life, to the UK - expressed through a unique music festival.

Black Deer is a festival born from passion, and built from experience - thanks to its founders, who are no strangers to the festival and events scene, having produced and directed some of the UK's most loved featuring legendary Americana artists like Neil Young, the Eagles and Bob Dylan. And for whom, Americana and country music has become a lifelong love affair.

Location: Eridge Park
Date: Friday 14th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets £75
Contact for info: info@blackdeerfestival.com
Website: blackdeerfestival.com
County: Kent
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 14th Jun 2024 - 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.

Probably the largest free nautical music and song festival in Europe!

Location: Falmouth
Date: Friday 14th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's Free
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival - 14th Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly. 20 euros for star concert.
Contact for info: dickmiles77@gmail.com
Website: www.fastnetmaritime.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Keith TMSA Festival - 14th Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: keithfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.keithfestival.com
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


St Albans Folk Festival - 14th Jun 2024 - 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.

Full details not yet available.

Location: St Albans
Date: Friday 14th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk
Website: www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Middlewich FAB Festival - 15th Jun 2024 - Middlewich Field, Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating over 30 years of the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music.

Friday is Rock n Roll night as is Saturday.
But there is a folk theme as well, waiting to be updated at the present moment. And there is an official fringe as well.

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


Location: Middlewich Field, Middlewich
Date: Saturday 15th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Day tickets price is shown, some free events, some individual event tickets
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: middlewichfabfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Lymm Festival - 20th Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@lymmfestival.org.uk
Website: www.lymmfestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Gobefest - 21st Jun 2024 - Cathedral Gardens, Manchester M4 3BG, Lancashire

Góbéfest, Manchester's original urban folk music and dance festival with strong Central and Eastern European leanings, is back.

Established in 2017, Góbéfest has its roots firmly in Transylvania and Hungary, but over the years has expanded its reach to cherry pick some of the finest performing artists from around the Carpathian Basin and beyond.

The weekend promises an expertly curated mix of bands and solo artists, folk dance troupes, choirs and more. Independent food and drink traders will be serving up favourites from around the Carpathian Basin, from giant pans of goulash, to the fried flat breads known as lángos and Transylvanian barbecued chimney cakes.

Alongside craft beer, there will also be a Hungarian wine stall and a palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy) bar. Free activities in the family tent include music and dance workshops, storytelling and crafts.

A Góbé is a friendly word for a 'crafty Székely'.

Location: Cathedral Gardens, Manchester M4 3BG
Date: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available It's FREE on Sunday
Contact for info:
Website: gobefest.com
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2024 - 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 2024 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 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: moorandcoast.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Oban International Shanty Festival - 21st Jun 2024 - Oban, Argyll and Bute

Various locations in Oban.

New to our lists, but website looks promising.

Prices available soon.

Location: Oban
Date: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's got FREE bits
Contact for info:
Website: www.obanshanty.org.uk
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - 21st Jun 2024 - 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: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: contact@stbfportsoy.org
Website: stbfportsoy.org
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2024 - Teignmouth, Devon

Not much info on their site when we last checked.
But if they need help, they could contact me...

They do have a Facebook page however.

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@teignmouthfolkfestival.com
Website: teignmouthfolk.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Unearthed In a Field - 21st Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Contact for info:
Website: unearthedfestival.co.uk
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


West Somerset Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2024 - 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: Friday 21st June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £23
Also available Day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: 07913246995 or helyarterry@gmail.com
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


BuskFest - 22nd Jun 2024 - Banbridge, County Down

BuskFest is an international busking festival / competition which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which has been going for over 20 years, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre.

Location: Banbridge
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@buskfest.com
Website: www.buskfest.com
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Marsden Americana & Bluegrass Day - 22nd Jun 2024 - Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BW, Yorkshire

This one-day festival of folk-roots, bluegrass, old time Americana and country roots music is presented by local concert promoter True North Music. There will be performances by exceptional artists from both sides of the Atlantic, with the acclaimed Jake Blount heading a diverse line-up that ranges across traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass and acoustic roots. There are also plans for a couple of participatory workshops. Marsden Mechanics is a community run venue in the centre of this picturesque village set in the Yorkshire Pennines. Just steps away are many characterful pubs, cosy cafes and independent shops, and walking and hiking possibilities nearby are numerous. Marsden is just 8 miles from the large town of Huddersfield, with many other picturesque towns and villages within 20-30 minutes (Slaithwaite, Holmfirth, Uppermill etc) and the village is within an hour of Leeds, Manchester, Halifax and Bradford.

Location: Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BW
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available £25 for under 23s
Contact for info:
Website: www.truenorthmusic.co.uk/upcoming-yorkshire-gigs/marsden-americana-bluegrass-day-22-june-2024/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Towerfest - 23rd Jun 2024 - 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: Sunday 23rd June 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets £20
Contact for info: sales@towerfest.co.uk
Website: www.towerfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Craiceann Summer Scholl - 24th Jun 2024 - Inisheer, Galway Bay, Galway

An Irish summer school, as you might have guessed.

The Bodhran Summerschool is arranged around a series of classes given by some of the world's best bodhran players and teachers, but also includes special workshops relating to the instrument itself, and traditional Irish music in general. Every evening, music sessions are held in the island's pubs, and students are welcome to bring their drum and join in. On two evenings, concerts are performed by two top-class bands.

Location: Inisheer, Galway Bay
Date: Monday 24th June 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.craiceann.com
County: Galway
Country: Ireland


Boars Bridge Festival - 28th Jun 2024 - Boars Bridge, nr Tadley, Hampshire

Boars Bridge Festival is a Charity music festival held over a weekend each year in mid-June.

The 3 day event is held in the lovely grounds of Boars Bridge House near Tadley, Hampshire and although it is a relatively small festival the atmosphere is always lively and fun.

Again this year we are supporting the MS Therapy Centre in Reading.

Go on, support their charity.
Musicians - go play and forget your fee.

Location: Boars Bridge, nr Tadley
Date: Friday 28th June 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@boarsbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.boarsbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Exile Music Festival - 28th Jun 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.exilemusicfestival.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Bury Folk Festival - 29th Jun 2024 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 9th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be 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 5LU
Date: Saturday 29th June 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £17.5
Also available Gate price is £25
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Folk in the Field - 29th Jun 2024 - 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!
One of the least expensive paid event.

Location: Shiptonthorpe
Date: Saturday 29th June 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthefield.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in July

Keynsham Music Festival - 1st Jul 2024 - 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.

Back with a June date again.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Monday 1st July 2024 for 8 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


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 1st Jul 2024 - 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: Monday 1st July 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: sandwichfolkfestival@hotmail.com
Website: www.sandwich-folk-and-ale.org
County: Kent
Country: England


Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - 2nd Jul 2024 - Llangollen, LL20 8SW , 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.

And some of the biggest stars from other music genres as well!

Location: Llangollen, LL20 8SW
Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets from £20
Contact for info: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Website: www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk/
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


New Forest Folk Festival - 3rd Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Barn On The Farm Festival - 4th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@barnonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 4th Jul 2024 - Finstall, Bromsgrove, B60 3DH, 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: Finstall, Bromsgrove, B60 3DH
Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: jdb1971red@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Elementary Festival - A world of Sound - 4th Jul 2024 - Braziers Park, Ipsden Wallingford, Oxfordshire

A world of sound sums it up - music from several countries, in several style. Looks like many acoustic acts, workshops, and the like. And a kids area too for family friendly entertainment.

Take a look at their website to see if it suits your taste.

Location: Braziers Park, Ipsden Wallingford
Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Contact for info: elementaryfest@gmail.com
Website: elementaryfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk in a Field - 4th Jul 2024 - Bradmoor Woods, West Acre, 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: Bradmoor Woods, West Acre
Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £144
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Gate to Southwell - 4th Jul 2024 - Kirklington Parkland, NG22 8NX, Nottinghamshire

The Gate to Southwell Festival is now established as a leading international roots and acoustic music event rivalling other well-established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are at a new site in beautiful parkland with lakes and great views, near the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell (approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark).

Over 40 artists performing over 4 days on 4 main stages, on-site camping, kids activities, street theatre, comedy, spoken word and lots more.

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! So whether it's country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it'll be good.

Location: Kirklington Parkland, NG22 8NX
Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £153
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - 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!

In its 34th year!

Location: Cleckheaton
Date: Friday 5th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Durham Brass - 5th Jul 2024 - 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 5th July 2024 for 9 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


Frome Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 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


Llangollen Fringe Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - 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 5th July 2024 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Some individual event tickets
Contact for info: contact@llangollenfringe.co.uk
Website: llangollenfringe.co.uk
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


Moonbeams - 5th Jul 2024 - Rose Farm, Kelk, Yorkshire

Back with a new domain name - looks like they forgot to renew the old one.
Not a lot of info on the website yet, however, apart from the list of performers.

There will be a second Moonbeams event this year in September, but there may only be one event next year, in July.

Location: Rose Farm, Kelk
Date: Friday 5th July 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: moonbeamsacoustic@hotmail.com
Website: moonbeams.vip
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - Newcastleton, Borders

Join the many friends who will celebrate our anniversary with us. Always a great atmosphere. Special 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).

Location: Newcastleton
Date: Friday 5th July 2024 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.org.uk/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


The Maverick Festival - 5th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Blazin' in Biggar - 6th Jul 2024 - Biggar, Lanarkshire

Recently launched, Blazin' Fiddles are running an event in Biggar.

A sister fiddle school to the well established Blazin’ in Beauly. This summer the band will launch 'Blazin' in Biggar' - bringing together fiddlers, guitarists and piano players for a weekend of great workshops and music making.

Location: Biggar
Date: Saturday 6th July 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info:
Website: blazininbiggar.com/
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


Kimpton Folk Festival - 6th Jul 2024 - Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire

A new festival in 2016, it's back for July again.

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 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: hello@kimptonfolk.uk
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Willie Clancy Summer School - 6th Jul 2024 - Miltown Malbay, County Clare

51st Anniversary

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 ceilithe all through the week.

Location: Miltown Malbay
Date: Saturday 6th July 2024 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: scoilwclancy73@gmail.com
Website: www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Folk on the Farm - 11th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Also available Day tickets - £15 - 35
Contact for info: folkonthefarm@live.com
Website: www.folkonthefarmfestival.com
County: Isle of Anglesey
Country: Wales


Folk on the Lawn - 11th Jul 2024 - Abbey Mil, Tintern, NP16 6SE, Monmouthshire

Site for 2024 not updated yet.

Coming from near and – very – far. Some with countless 'hits' or 'views' or 'followers' on various media platforms; some with few. Some with record company deals; others producing self-released albums. All did wonderfully.

Location: Abbey Mil, Tintern, NP16 6SE
Date: Thursday 11th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Tickets on the day
Contact for info: 01291 689346
Website: folkonthelawn.com
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

Continuing our occasional festival that's not quite folk policy. (But it has 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Dalry Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - Dalry, Ayrshire

A new event, back for its third year.

Takes place in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Location: Dalry
Date: Friday 12th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Several free events, some ticketed
Contact for info: Use facebook
Website: www.facebook.com/DalryFolkClub/?locale=en_GB
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Ely Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - Ely, CB7 5TR, 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.

Location: Ely, CB7 5TR
Date: Friday 12th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £124
Also available Day tickets £30 £52 £50
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: elyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Great North Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - Botton Village, YO212NJ, Yorkshire

The festival was originally founded to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North York Moors National Park, and is now a fully independent event attracting music lovers from the local community, and around the folk world.
We encourage local performers from the Yorkshire/ North east region and, in addition ,have included many of the great names of 'Acoustic and Folk' familiar to folk fans. Concerts, Workshops, Song and Music Sessions

Location: Botton Village, YO212NJ
Date: Friday 12th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info:
Website: greatnorthfolk.com/great-north-2024
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Newton Stewart + Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, Dumfries & Galloway

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

Music and Dance event.

After those Covid restrictions, we wish them luck for a great event.

Location: Newton Stewart & Minnigaff
Date: Friday 12th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: 01671 404924
Website: www.tradmusic.com
County: Dumfries & Galloway
Country: Scotland


Priddy Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - 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. 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - 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 12th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Stonehaven Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBC Day tickets too.
Contact for info: admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Tiree Music Festival - 12th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Also available TBC
Contact for info:
Website: tireemusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Beggars Fair - 13th Jul 2024 - Romsey, Hampshire

For the 30TH time!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 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


South Sligo Summer School - 14th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.southsligosummerschool.com
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 15th Jul 2024 - Thurles, County Tipperary

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

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan is the largest provincial Fleadh in Ireland as thousands of musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and visitors from the six counties of Munster and beyond gather for an annual celebration of our Irish cultural traditions. The town of Tralee is steeped in tradition and previously has hosted Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in 1978.

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: Thurles
Date: Monday 15th July 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Tipperary
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 17th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau - 18th Jul 2024 - Dolgellau, Snowdonia

A Welsh festival of, well, Welsh folk music. One of the biggest Welsh Festivals.

If you have a guitar in the attic, or a bodhran in the cupboard, or maybe a fiddle under the bed, then bring them along! There is sure to be a jamming session in a pub or two.

If you're a musician who would like to play in front of an audience, there will be a busking stage on the Square where you could perform in front of the crowd.

Location: Dolgellau
Date: Thursday 18th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Contact for info: pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
Website: sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/home/
County: Snowdonia
Country: Wales


Guiting Music Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

For 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 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Mitcheldean Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

A village-based festival in the Forest of Dean with concerts, Morris dancing, village fete, busking, poetry and storytelling, ceilidh dance, song writing competition, live comedy, and a folk walk on the Sunday. Happens every year, third Saturday in July.

Location: Mitcheldean
Date: Friday 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: talktous@mitcheldeanfestival.fod.uk
Website: mitcheldeanfestival.fod.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Speyfest - 19th Jul 2024 - 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 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £123
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Stainsby Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 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


Upton Blues Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015 and 2016. Best Blues Festival in UK Blues Awards in 2018 and 2023

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

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

Location: Upton upon Severn
Date: Friday 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Other tickets too
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.upton-blues-festival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Joe Mooney Summer School - 20th Jul 2024 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

For the 34thtime!

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 continues 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 2024 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


Belfast TradFest - 21st Jul 2024 - Belfast, Antrim

Belfast TradFest, the pinnacle of world-class traditional music concerts, fiery pub sessions and Ireland's fastest growing summer school of traditional music, is set to celebrate its 5th edition this July across Belfast UNESCO City of Music.
Featuring a week long programme of workshops and a full programme of concerts, talks, lectures, sessions, ceilis and festival clubs.

Location: Belfast
Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@belfasttraditionalmusic.com or 028 9031 4981
Website: www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com/
County: Antrim
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 21st Jul 2024 - Hatfield House, AL9 5NQ, Hertfordshire

Folk by the Oak is just outside of London but it feels a million miles away, surrounded by the leafy green parkland of Hatfield Park, where you will be immersed in music, history, ancient oaks, bunting, fun and laughter.

With the music alternating between 2 stages in one arena there's no FOMO at Folk by the Oak - From the intimacy of their Acorn Stage to the open-air festival buzz of the Main Stage, you can enjoy all the award-winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day.

The festival supports a local charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young adults.

Vintage Tent :: 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, which in 2024 will be headlined by Levellers, plus Sekou Keita's Homeland Band, The Young'uns, Furrow Collective, Beans on Toast, Malin Lewis Trio, Grace Smith Trio and more.

Location: Hatfield House, AL9 5NQ
Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 22nd Jul 2024 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

47th year!

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 22nd July 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
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 - 22nd Jul 2024 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

47th year!

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 22nd July 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 25th Jul 2024 - 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 25th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £182
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 - 25th Jul 2024 - 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.

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £230
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 25th Jul 2024 - Castle Park, 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: Castle Park, Warwick
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad - 25th Jul 2024 - Charlton Park, SN16 9LL, 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, SN16 9LL
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £260
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 26th Jul 2024 - Bridport, Dorset

The festival supports several charities.

A fair number of morris related sides, workshops, music sessions, headline gigs, ceilidhs and barn dances, performance and story telling, artisans, a children's area and loads more are already booked.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 26th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Outdoors - £3, workshops £5. Some ticketed events. It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: media@bridportfolkfestival.com
Website: bridportfolkfestival.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


ButeFest - 26th Jul 2024 - Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute, 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: Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute
Date: Friday 26th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk/
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 26th Jul 2024 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Contact for info:
Website: www.edffestival.com
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 26th Jul 2024 - 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 2024 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


Taking place in August

ChickenStock Music Festival - 1st Aug 2024 - Stockbury, ME9 7RN, Kent

Boutique Festival with only 3000 tickets available. Headline Acts - often some of the biggest names!

Set in beautiful Kent just 5 mins from J5 on M2.

Camping opens Thursday 27th July 2023 with entertainment and sing-a-rounds in the bar from 5pm.

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 building on previous years' 'magical' festival of folk, roots and acoustic music, with even more bands booked for this year!

Location: Stockbury, ME9 7RN
Date: Thursday 1st August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: 07830 626234
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Wickham Festival - 1st Aug 2024 - Wickham, PO17 5HD, Hampshire

Variety of music styles, includes some top folk acts.

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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 1st Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £230
Also available Camping tickets extra
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Mugstock - 2nd Aug 2024 - Strathallan Castle, PH3 1JZ, Perthshire

Forget Woodstock, this is Mugstock!

A mixed and varied lineup with music of all sorts, including folk / acoustic music.

Everything I read on their site suggests a great fun event.

Location: Strathallan Castle, PH3 1JZ
Date: Friday 2nd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Also available Various discounts too
Contact for info:
Website: mugstock.org
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Sidmouth Folk Festival - 2nd Aug 2024 - Sidmouth, Devon

For the 70TH Time !

Sidmouth Folk Festival 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 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £360
Also available Plus - Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 2nd Aug 2024 - Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley, Yorkshire

10th Birthday.
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: Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley
Date: Friday 2nd August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £157
Contact for info: +44 (0) 1226 767872
Website: underneaththestarsfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Halsway Manor Family Folk Week - 3rd Aug 2024 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

A week long residential event, so not quite a festival, but a long folk event.

Residential and non-residential tickets at a variety of prices.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £320
Also available Rooms are extra
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/family-folk-week-2023/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 3rd Aug 2024 - 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.

The music is an eclectic mix of many genres - and has included folk/roots, bluegrass, stomp, blues, acoustic, jazzfusion, world and indie rock/pop - plus everything in-between.

Location: Salcombe Regis
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024 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


Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - 4th Aug 2024 - Wexford, County Wexford

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: Wexford
Date: Sunday 4th August 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Wexford
Country: Ireland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 7th Aug 2024 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's 11th 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 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £270
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 2024 - Feakle, County Clare

For the 37th Time!!

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 2024 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 2024 - 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 for over 50 years, so lookout for special surprize guests.

Tickets tend to sell out fast, so don't miss out.

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 8th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Kilkenny Arts Festivals - 8th Aug 2024 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

An 11 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: Thursday 8th August 2024 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Big Weekend - 9th Aug 2024 - Welshampton, Shropshire

10th birthday!

A joyous celebration of Cajun, Creole and Louisiana roots music, dance and culture set in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire Lakelands!

Location: Welshampton
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info:
Website: the-bigweekend.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 9th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £270
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 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Fresh Ayr Folk Fest - 9th Aug 2024 - Rozelle Estate, Ayr, KA7 4NQ, Ayrshire

A new one for our lists.

It will bring established artists in the Folk, World and Roots scene to perform alongside new and emerging acts, both locally and from around the country.

Not only will the festival have some of Scotland’s finest artists, it will showcase some of the best acts from the rest of the UK and overseas.

Location: Rozelle Estate, Ayr, KA7 4NQ
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info:
Website: freshayrfolkfest.com
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Howth Roots and Blues - 9th Aug 2024 - Howth, Dublin

The HowthRootsandBluesFestival is a free music festival in Howth showcasing the best in Irish roots and blues artists.

While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Rhythm and Blues, Bluegrass, Americanna and reggae. Basically anything rootsy!!

The festival will take place across 6 local venues.

Location: Howth
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: paul.byrne@optophonic.com
Website: www.howthrootsandblues.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Saltburn Festival - 9th Aug 2024 - Saltburn, Cleveland

This year will see the 25th Saltburn Folk Festival take place in the historic, Victorian town of Saltburn.

An annual town based traditional and contemporary folk festival for all ages, with concerts, Street Entertainment, Singarounds, Music Sessions, Ceilidhs, Choirs, Maritime, Craft Stalls, Kids Events, Dance Teams, Workshops, Music Hall, Camping, Free Fringe Events.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07397 313159 / festivaloffice@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Cleveland
Country: England


The Magpies Festival - 9th Aug 2024 - Sutton Park, YO61 1DP, Yorkshire

2022 was the first such event, and it was successful enough to stage its third event, for 2024.

Transatlantic folk trio, The Magpies, have announced that they will be hosting their first festival - in the stunning parkland of York's stately home, Sutton Park. The line-up is set to include the likes of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Blair Dunlop and Katherine Priddy, with more exciting names to be announced.

Location: Sutton Park, YO61 1DP
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: themagpiesmusicinfo@gmail.com
Website: www.themagpiesfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Green Man - 15th Aug 2024 - 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.

Check to see if it matches your tastes.

Supports the Bevan Foundation as well.

Location: near Crickhowell
Date: Thursday 15th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets £78 still available
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 15th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 16th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


Cumberlandia - 16th Aug 2024 - Stainburn, Workington CA14 1SZ, Cumbria

New to our listings.

This is a boutique folk festival, organised by a volunteer committee - musicians, artists, craftspeople, hard-workers - whose ambition is simply to put on a memorable weekend to shine a spotlight on local culture.

Main days are Friday and Saturday, with Sunday a relax and chill day with a few performances around lunchtime , and impromptu fireside sessions in the evening.

Location: Stainburn, Workington CA14 1SZ
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Under 12 = £20, same for camping.
Contact for info: info@cumberlandia.co.uk
Website: www.cumberlandia.co.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


FolkEast - 16th Aug 2024 - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

This event has been going for around nine 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 16th Aug 2024 - Rode Hall, ST7 3QT, 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.
Doesn't seem to like my pop-up box so click here instead to view their site.

Location: Rode Hall, ST7 3QT
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
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 2024 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £68
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 2024 - Grove, near Wantage (OX120AE), 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 (OX120AE)
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com or 07854-491358
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk in the Park - 17th Aug 2024 - Manor Park, Sutton, London, SM1 4AH, Greater London

Folk In The Park is a day-long live music festival in the heart of the South London borough of Sutton, taking place in the award-winning green space, Manor Park.

Location: Manor Park, Sutton, London, SM1 4AH
Date: Saturday 17th August 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthepark.com
County: Greater London
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 17th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £245
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 2024 - 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 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@westcorkmusic.ie
Website: www.westcorkmusic.ie/mot
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - 21st Aug 2024 - Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

A mixture of events whick 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 2024 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


Between the Trees - 22nd Aug 2024 - Candleston Castle, Bridgend CF32 0LS ,

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 Castle, Bridgend CF32 0LS
Date: Thursday 22nd August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: betweenthetrees.co.uk
Country: Wales


Cornwall Folk Festival - 22nd Aug 2024 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

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

It brings 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 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/wp/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 22nd Aug 2024 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in its ninth 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: Thursday 22nd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £81
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Greenbelt - 22nd Aug 2024 - Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ, Northamptonshire

It's been around for over 50 years.
Not many events can say that!

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.

Expect a variety of styles of entertainment.

Location: Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ
Date: Thursday 22nd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £244
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 22nd Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £257
Contact for info: enquiries@shambalafestival.org
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 23rd Aug 2024 - 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 23rd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Maui Waui - 23rd Aug 2024 - Hill Farm, Dereham, NR19 2NR, Norfolk

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: Hill Farm, Dereham, NR19 2NR
Date: Friday 23rd August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £156
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Oxford Storytelling Festival - 23rd Aug 2024 - Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA, Oxfordshire

Oxford Storytelling Festival, an exciting boutique family festival is
coming to Waterperry this Summer. An August bank holiday full of Magic,
Myth and Mystery to enchant and enliven your senses.

Location: Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA
Date: Friday 23rd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@oxfordstorytellingfestival.co.uk
Website: www.oxfordstorytellingfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Towersey Festival - 23rd Aug 2024 - Claydon Estate, Steeple Claydon, MK18 2EY, Buckinghamshire

60th Anniversary!!
And to think I just updated another event's listing and said it was its 50th and not many can match that!

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: Claydon Estate, Steeple Claydon, MK18 2EY
Date: Friday 23rd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


England's Medieval Festival - 24th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@mgel.com
Website: www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Northgate Folk Festival - 24th Aug 2024 - Alexander's Live, Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW, Cheshire

A one day event in Chester
Featuring traditional and experimental folk. Dance displays, sessions.

Northgate Folk Festival champions forward-thinking artists forging their own paths in traditional music. From haunting originals to full-blooded reworkings of centuries-old work songs; the event will once again showcase the new wave of acts who embody the genre’s ever-evolving nature.

Location: Alexander's Live, Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW
Date: Saturday 24th August 2024 for day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: alexanderslivegigs@gmail.com
Website: alexanderslive.seetickets.com/event/northgate-folk-festival-2024/alexander-s-live/2991108
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Halsway Folk Summer School - 26th Aug 2024 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

A regular event, a summer school event on folk music, dance, and song. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Monday 26th August 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £240
Also available Residential tickets available
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/folk-summer-school/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Over the Hill - Roots and Blues - 26th Aug 2024 - Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

After a successful first event, this is their second go at the festival.
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.

www.facebook.com/overthehillfestival/

Location: Corn Exchange, Witney
Date: Monday 26th August 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £49
Contact for info:
Website: www.ents24.com/festival/over-the-hill-2024-roots-and-blues-festival/6936834
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - 30th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available That's the early bird price
Contact for info: tickets@didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
Website: didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 30th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Also available Day and two day tickets £65 and £97
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 30th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


SingFest - 30th Aug 2024 - 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: Friday 30th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: contact@communityvox.org.uk
Website: communityvox.org.uk/singfest2024-1
County: Surrey
Country: England


The Wail - 30th Aug 2024 - 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: thewail.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Taking place in September

Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival - 5th Sep 2024 - Brownrigg, NE48 2HR, 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, NE48 2HR
Date: Thursday 5th September 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Bromyard Folk Festival - 5th Sep 2024 - 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 2024 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


Kelso Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2024 - Kelso, Scottish Borders

Multiple venues within a small area of the town. With a few free events.
Features evening and daytime concerts, sessions, open mics, singarounds and workshops.

Good value for money.

Location: Kelso
Date: Friday 6th September 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: kelsoflmc@gmail.com
Website: www.kelsofolkfest.org
County: Scottish Borders
Country: Scotland


Swanage Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2024 - Swanage, Dorset

Now in its 30th 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 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available Separate event tickets too
Contact for info: info@swanagefolkfestival.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Ardersier Folk Festival - 13th Sep 2024 - Ardersier, Invernessshire

It runs for three days and is priced very reasonably indeed.

Includes workshops, open sessions, craft stalls and Ceilidh.

Site now updated.

Location: Ardersier
Date: Friday 13th September 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
Website: ardersierfolkclub.org.uk/Festival Programme.html
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Clonakilty International Guitar Festival - 13th Sep 2024 - 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.

The Festival is run by a small not for profit organisation of music lovers and we are very proud of the rich, relaxed, educational, exciting & artistic environment our festival creates in our beautiful seaside town.

For the duration of our festival our whole town is the stage with performances & events happening in all manner of venue from the local schools & library to the bars & butcher shops!

Location: Clonakilty
Date: Friday 13th September 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets. 10 - 25 euros
Contact for info: info@clonguitarfest.com
Website: clonguitarfest.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Medieval Music in the Dales - 13th Sep 2024 - 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: Friday 13th September 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Peace Through Folk - 13th Sep 2024 - Ipstones Village, Staffordshire

The Peace Through Folk has been running since 1976 and stopped in 2018 after 5 years of remembering the Great War. The final Peace Concert in 2018, was an event to have been at, a really memorable occasion. It was felt that we had achieved everything that we could and it would be the right time to stop. However, we have now realised that there is still a need for the Peace Through Folk Gathering, especially in these dark days, with so many issues around the world. So the Gathering has been resurrected and is once again taking place at Hulme End, in the Peak District, this September.

Location: Ipstones Village
Date: Friday 13th September 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: enquiries.peacethroughfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.peacethroughfolk.com
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Worcester Music Festival - 13th Sep 2024 - Worcester, WR1 2RS, Worcestershire

A mixed genre event, with a folk element for you to enjoy. More than 20 venues and 200 artists (!) 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 2024 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


St Ives September Festival - 14th Sep 2024 - 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 2024 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


Ceol Cholasa Music Festival - 19th Sep 2024 - 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 19th September 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Contact for info: 07984329520
Website: ceolcholasa.co.uk/
County: Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Southdowns Folk Festival - 20th Sep 2024 - Bognor Regis, Sussex

Price covers nine afternoon and evening events, including the headliners evening concerts - and there are several big name headliners too!

Supported by crowdfunding donations.

Location: Bognor Regis
Date: Friday 20th September 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Also available Half-price for under 16s
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Deepdale Festival - 26th Sep 2024 - Burnham, PE31 8DD, Norfolk

With a great line-up, this looks as if it could be a good weekend out. And it's day tickets are not expensive either, if you have limited time available.

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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01485 210256
Website: www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Jura Music Festival - 27th Sep 2024 - The Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides

30th Anniversary !

6000 deer. 200 people. 1 Jura Music Festival.

A music festival with a leaning towards traditional music, but other genres as well. A well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene.

PS No need to bring your own deer.

Location: The Isle of Jura
Date: Friday 27th September 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.juramusicfestival.com/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Taking place in October

Cork Folk Festival - 3rd Oct 2024 - 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: Thursday 3rd October 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Tenterden Folk Festival - 3rd Oct 2024 - 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 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.com/Tenterden-Folk-Festival/
County: Kent
Country: England


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 4th Oct 2024 - Hartlepool Headland, TS24 0JD, 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.

Location: Hartlepool Headland, TS24 0JD
Date: Friday 4th October 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Kelso Country & Western Festival - 10th Oct 2024 - Kelso, Borders

This is the second festival with this name, the other takes place in May.

If you struggle to find the web site (we did !) try the Facebook page, which clearly says this is in October.
OCtober Event

Location: Kelso
Date: Thursday 10th October 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £51
Also available Day and weekend tickets too.
Contact for info: 01302 709601
Website: www.kelso.countrymusic-festival.co.uk/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival - 10th Oct 2024 - Lerwich, Shetland

Not a lot on their site when we last checked. But the name gives you a strong clue to what is going on.

Location: Lerwich
Date: Thursday 10th October 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com
Website: www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com/
County: Shetland
Country: Scotland


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 11th Oct 2024 - 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 2024 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


London Roots Festival - 18th Oct 2024 - London, various venues, Greater London

Covers a variety of music styles.

Not the normal many acts in one place sort of event, but an event spread around under the one banner.

You might find something that suits you.

Spread out over a month.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: London, various venues
Date: Friday 18th October 2024 for 30 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various locations, and tickets
Contact for info: david@dmpuk.com
Website: londonrootsfestival.com/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Blazin' in Beauly - 21st Oct 2024 - 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 many 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 21st October 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@blazininbeauly.com
Website: blazininbeauly.com
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Lowender - 25th Oct 2024 - Redruth, TR15 1TA, Cornwall

Lowender, the festival that celebrates Cornish culture and its Celtic connections, is returning to Redruth, Wednesday 25th - Saturday 29th October 2023.
Expect Cornish music, dance, song and fun for all the family with a host of international Celtic performers from Brittany, the Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Music performances, dance sessions and workshops will be taking place in locations across Redruth Town Centre during the 4-day festival, whilst the main evening events will take to the stage at Redruth School.
Tickets are on sale now and kids go free!
This year will see Lowender, which has developed from the Lowender Peran festival, grow into a new organisation where connecting communities and championing Cornwall’s living traditions on a national and international scale is at the core of its values.
For over 40 years Lowender Peran developed an interCeltic festival, creating a powerful network of international friends, celebrating cultural exchange and helping to open Cornish culture to a wider audience.

Location: Redruth, TR15 1TA
Date: Friday 25th October 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Also available And individual event tickets, some free events.
Contact for info: + 44 (0)7586 080623
Website: www.lowender.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 25th Oct 2024 - 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 25th October 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sligo International Music Festival - 25th Oct 2024 - Sligo, County Sligo

Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its eighth year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Sligo Live.

100 events, many free, All Indoors. Intimate Concerts.Street Markets.Over 350 artists.Dynamic pub sessions. Cafe Culture & Sligo Live Showcase.

Location: Sligo
Date: Friday 25th October 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
Website: sligolive.ie
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Taking place in November

Tenby Blues Festival - 8th Nov 2024 - 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.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 8th November 2024 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


Scots Fiddle Festival - 15th Nov 2024 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

The Scots Fiddle Festival, sustaining and promoting traditional fiddle music.

Concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, festival club, ceilidhs, open stage, sessions, stalls, free events and lots more

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 15th November 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
Website: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


 

Let the music grow.