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

Celtic Connections - 15th Jan 2021 - Glasgow, Strathclyde

VIRTUAL EVENT 2021

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.

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

Location: Glasgow
Date: Friday 15th January 2021 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info:
Website: www.celticconnections.com/
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland


Blazin' in Beauly - 18th Jan 2021 - Beauly, Invernessshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

Expect full immersion into the music, culture and craic of the Highlands of Scotland, things which Blazin' Fiddles have been championing throughout their 15 years in the Scottish music scene.

Sessions and tutors.

A unique opportunity to learn from the band and their special guest tutors as well as take part in sessions, concerts, masterclasses and ceilidhs whilst establishing new connections in a stunning part of the country.
Fab for fiddle fans.

Location: Beauly
Date: Monday 18th January 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@blazininbeauly.com
Website: blazininbeauly.com
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Temple Bar Tradfest - 22nd Jan 2021 - Dublin, Dublin

VIRTUAL EVENT
STREAMING ON MANY DAYS. For 6 Months!

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: Friday 22nd January 2021 for 0 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 25 euros.
Contact for info: admin@templebarcompany.com
Website: templebartrad.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Halsway Winter Warmer - 25th Jan 2021 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

CANCELLED

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

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

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

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Monday 25th January 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £330
Also available Includes room for duration, other prices too.
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer-2/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Lochwinnoch Arts Festival - 30th Jan 2021 - Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire

VITRUAL EVENT

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.

The date is the only one I could find. Check with the organisers

Location: Lochwinnoch
Date: Saturday 30th January 2021 for 24 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 07868 752814
Website: lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk/
County: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland


Taking place in February

IMBOLC - 5th Feb 2021 - 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: Friday 5th February 2021 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Various package tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@imbolcfestival.com
Website: www.imbolcfestival.com
County: Derry
Country: Ireland


Love Folk Festival - 14th Feb 2021 - Southport, Merseyside

Cancelled, I think

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: Sunday 14th February 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Also available Saturday £35
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-fest-2020/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Inverness Music Festival - 18th Feb 2021 - Inverness, Invernessshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

Location: Inverness
Date: Thursday 18th February 2021 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@invernessmusicfestival.org
Website: invernessmusicfestival.org
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - 18th Feb 2021 - 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: Thursday 18th February 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: eolas@scoilcheoil.com
Website: www.scoilcheoil.com
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival - 19th Feb 2021 - Bristol, Bristol

VIRTUAL EVENT

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: Bristol
Date: Friday 19th February 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info:
Website: www.ivfdf2021.org.uk/
County: Bristol
Country: England


Gloucester Folk Trail - 20th Feb 2021 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Saturday 20th February 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloucesterfolktrail.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


HowTheLightgetsIn Winter Revel - 20th Feb 2021 - Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG, Herefordshire

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

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

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

Book tickets: howthelightgetsin.org

Location: Hay on Wye, HR3 5BG
Date: Saturday 20th February 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: (0)20 7837 3000 / enquiries@artandideas.org
Website: howthelightgetsin.org/hay
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Chester February Folk Day - 27th Feb 2021 - Chester, CH2 3AU, Cheshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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 27th February 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available £22 for a group at one screen
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/february-folk-day
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Taking place in March

Feile an Earraigh - 1st Mar 2021 - Belfast, County Antrim

VIRTUAL EVENT

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: Monday 1st March 2021 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


Feile an Phobail Summer Festival - 1st Mar 2021 - Belfast, County Antrim

VIRTUAL EVENT

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: Monday 1st March 2021 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast.com
Website: feilebelfast.com/
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar - 19th Mar 2021 - Ballyliffin, County Donegal

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

Location: Ballyliffin
Date: Friday 19th March 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inishowensinging.ie
Website: www.inishowensinging.ie
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Medieval Music in the Dales - 19th Mar 2021 - 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: Friday 19th March 2021 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


Niel Gow Festival - 20th Mar 2021 - Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire

VIRTUAL EVENT,
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 the Friday night, and celebrates the life of Perthshire's fiddle legend.

Location: Dunkeld & Birnam
Date: Saturday 20th March 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: nielgow@thetaybank.com
Website: www.niel-gow.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Hawick Reivers Festival - 26th Mar 2021 - Hawick, Borders

VIRTUAL EVENT

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 26th March 2021 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


Scandimoot - 30th Mar 2021 - 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: Tuesday 30th March 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: bookings@scandimoot.org.uk
Website: scandimoot.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Wales International Harp Festival - 30th Mar 2021 - Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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

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

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

Location: Caernarfon
Date: Tuesday 30th March 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@walesharpfestival.co.uk
Website: walesharpfestival.co.uk/
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Taking place in April

Edinburgh International Harp Festival - 9th Apr 2021 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

One for the harp enthusiasts.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 9th April 2021 for 4 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 - 9th Apr 2021 - Morpeth, Northumberland

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

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

Location: Morpeth
Date: Friday 9th April 2021 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


Glenfarg Folk Festival - 11th Apr 2021 - Kinross, KY13 8AS, Perthshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

Location: Kinross, KY13 8AS
Date: Sunday 11th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@glenfargfolkclub.com
Website: glenfargfolkclub.com/folkfeast.html
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Folk Weekend Oxford - 16th Apr 2021 - Oxford, Oxfordshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

Music, singing, dancing too, in the Old Fire Station, mainly, plus a few other local venues for when they need more space - especially for the dancing bits.

Location: Oxford
Date: Friday 16th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk
Website: www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Bristol Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - 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 30th April 2021 for 4 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


Filey Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - 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 30th April 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE! Mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Girvan Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - Girvan, Ayrshire

Possibly VIRTUAL 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.

Over 40 years of existance and still going strong.

Location: Girvan
Date: Friday 30th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: admin@girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Hastings Jack in the Green - 30th Apr 2021 - 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 30th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, many are free.
Contact for info: hastingsjackinthegreen@gmail.com
Website: www.hastingsjitg.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Highlands & Islands Music and Dance Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - Oban, Argyll and Bute

37th Time!
The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival has developed into one of Scotland's major arts festivals, and takes place annually in Oban, Scotland.

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

Location: Oban
Date: Friday 30th April 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@obanfestival.org
Website: www.obanfestival.org/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


May Heydays - 30th Apr 2021 - Evesham, WR11 1DQ, Worcestershire

CANCELLED for 2021

The renamed Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival.

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 30th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £97
Also available Day tickets £48
Contact for info: Director@mayheydays.org.uk
Website: mayheydays.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Todmorden Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - Todmorden, Yorkshire

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

Location: Todmorden
Date: Friday 30th April 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: todmordenfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: todfolkfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Tradfest Edinburgh Dun Eideann - 30th Apr 2021 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

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

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

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Friday 30th April 2021 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


Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2021 - Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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 30th April 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Junior and Concessionary tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
Website: www.uptonfolk.org/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Taking place in May

Rochester Sweeps Festival - 1st May 2021 - Rochester, Kent

CANCELLED

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

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

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

Location: Rochester
Date: Saturday 1st May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.medway.gov.uk/sweepsfestival
County: Kent
Country: England


Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival - 6th May 2021 - Chetworth Deer Park, TF10 8EU, Cheshire

CANCELLED

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

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

Location: Chetworth Deer Park, TF10 8EU
Date: Thursday 6th May 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: info@crossoverfest.com
Website: crossoverfest.com/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Folk on the Pier - 6th May 2021 - Cromer, Norfolk

CANCELLED

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: Thursday 6th May 2021 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


Hebden Folk Roots Festival - 7th May 2021 - Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AH, Yorkshire

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

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

Location: Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AH
Date: Friday 7th May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: hebdenfolkroots@gmail.com
Website: www.hebdenfolkroots.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Holmfirth Festival of Folk - 7th May 2021 - Holmfirth, Yorkshire

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

Location: Holmfirth
Date: Friday 7th May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £48
Also available Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Website: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Moniaive Folk Festival - 7th May 2021 - Moniaive, Dumfries and Gallowa

Possibly CANCELLED. Little info on website.

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 7th May 2021 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


Fleadh Cheoil Chorcai - 8th May 2021 - Macroom, County Cork

VIRTUAL EVENT

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 2020.

Location: Macroom
Date: Saturday 8th May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: johnfinbarr.cce@gmail.com
Website: corkfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Baltimore Fiddle Festival - 13th May 2021 - 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 13th May 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 40 euros
Contact for info: declan@fiddlefair.com
Website: www.fiddlefair.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Trinity Folk Festival - 14th May 2021 - Guildford, Surrey

CANCELLED
BUT a few single artist gigs.

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

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

Location: Guildford
Date: Friday 14th May 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day tickets too, plus some free gigs
Contact for info: Carolyn@trinityfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.trinityfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Galway Early Music Festival - 21st May 2021 - Galway, County Galway

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

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


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

Location: Galway
Date: Friday 21st May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@galwayearlymusic.com
Website: www.galwayearlymusic.com/
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


Ireby Festival - 21st May 2021 - Ireby, Cumbria

CANCELLED

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

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

The festival has developed a reputation for selling out early.

Tickets are selling fast!

Location: Ireby
Date: Friday 21st May 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Day tickets £38 and£20.
Contact for info: irebyfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.irebyfestival.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Shepley Spring Minifest - 21st May 2021 - Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AP, Yorkshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

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

Mixture of music styles.

Location: Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AP
Date: Friday 21st May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@shepleyspringfestival.com
Website: www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Acoustic Festival of Britain - 21st May 2021 - Utoxeter Racecourse, ST14 8BD, Staffordshire

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

Location: Utoxeter Racecourse, ST14 8BD
Date: Friday 21st May 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: info@acousticfestival.co.uk
Website: www.acousticfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


The Islay Festival of Music and Malt - 21st May 2021 - Isle of Islay, Southern Hebrides

CANCELLED

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

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

Location: Isle of Islay
Date: Friday 21st May 2021 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets.
Contact for info: enquiries@islayfestival.com
Website: www.islayfestival.com/
County: Southern Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Orkney Folk Festival - 27th May 2021 - Stromness, Orkney

VIRTUAL EVENT

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 27th May 2021 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 - 28th May 2021 - Kelsall, Cheshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

This event is virtually twinned with the Chippenham event this year.

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 28th May 2021 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 - 28th May 2021 - Chippenham, Wiltshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

This is combined with the Chester Festival this year, so should be a great event. Even though the events are normally 175 miles apart

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

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 28th May 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


The Great North Folk Festival - 28th May 2021 - Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ, Yorkshire

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

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

Location: Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ
Date: Friday 28th May 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Various day tickets too
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Swaledale Festival - 30th May 2021 - Swaledale, Yorkshire

THIS EVENT is now being spread over multiple days and six months due to covid.

Full details on their website.

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: Sunday 30th May 2021 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


Taking place in June

Fire in the Mountain - 3rd Jun 2021 - nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

10th Anniversary.

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 3rd June 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@fireinthemountain.co.uk
Website: fireinthemountain.co.uk
County: Ceredigion
Country: Wales


Wirral Folk Festival - 3rd Jun 2021 - Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF, Cheshire

ONLINE EVENT THIS YEAR

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

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

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

Location: Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF
Date: Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available FREE via Zoom
Contact for info: 0151-678-9902
Website: www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Wychwood Festival - 4th Jun 2021 - 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 4th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Blowout - 5th Jun 2021 - Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth,, Warwickshire

ONLINE EVENT THIS YEAR

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: Saturday 5th June 2021 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


Pig's Ear Folk Ale - 5th Jun 2021 - Markbeech, Edenbridge, TN8 5NT, Kent

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

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

Location: Markbeech, Edenbridge, TN8 5NT
Date: Saturday 5th June 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Various day tickets
Contact for info:
Website: folkale.co.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Strawberry Fair - 5th Jun 2021 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

CANCELLED

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

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

And a name everyone has heard of!

Location: Cambridge
Date: Saturday 5th June 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's Free!
Contact for info: secretary@strawberry-fair.org.uk
Website: www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Wessex Folk Festival - 5th Jun 2021 - 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 5th June 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


The Eden Festival - 10th Jun 2021 - 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 10th June 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £149
Contact for info: enquiries@edenfestival.co.uk
Website: www.edenfestival.co.uk
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2021 - 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: Thursday 10th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Arran Folk Festival - 11th Jun 2021 - Arran, Ayrshire

CANCELLED

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.

www.arranevents.com/ used to be the place to look for this event, but now they seem to have just the Facebook page

Location: Arran
Date: Friday 11th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@arranevents.com
Website: www.facebook.com/arranfolkfest/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


EdleFest - 11th Jun 2021 - 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 11th June 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £16
Also available Price is each DAY
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: edlefest.site123.me
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


St Neots Folk Festival - 11th Jun 2021 - St Neots, PE19 2BH, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

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

Ticket prices will be known in March.

Location: St Neots, PE19 2BH
Date: Friday 11th June 2021 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


TMSA Keith Festival - 11th Jun 2021 - 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 11th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: keithfestival@gmail.com
Website: tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.co.uk/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Middlewich FAB Festival - 16th Jun 2021 - Middlewich, Cheshire

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

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

Also ticketed concerts each day.

Note the new website address.

Location: Middlewich
Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - usually free, idividual event tickets
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: middlewichfabfestival.co.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Beardy Folk Festival - 17th Jun 2021 - Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF, Shropshire

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

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

Location: Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF
Date: Thursday 17th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: beardyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Beverley Fringe Festival - 17th Jun 2021 - Beverley locations, Yorkshire

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

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

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

Location: Beverley locations
Date: Thursday 17th June 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual events
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/beverleyfringefestival/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Towerfest - 17th Jun 2021 - Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ, Yorkshire

Country music in Yorkshire.

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

Location: Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ
Date: Thursday 17th June 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day tickets £20
Contact for info: sales@towerfest.co.uk
Website: www.towerfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - 18th Jun 2021 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire

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

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

Location: Huddersfield
Date: Friday 18th June 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: info@northernuke.com
Website: www.northernuke.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 18th Jun 2021 - 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 18th June 2021 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 - 18th Jun 2021 - 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 18th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: moorandcoast.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 19th Jun 2021 - Falmouth, Cornwall

VIRTUAL EVENT

Has three main aims in life

To create an enjoyable event for all involved

To raise money for the RNLI

To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall

Location: Falmouth
Date: Saturday 19th June 2021 for 1 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 - 19th Jun 2021 - 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: Saturday 19th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: dickmiles77@gmail.com
Website: www.fastnetmaritime.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Exile Music Festival - 25th Jun 2021 - 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 25th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.exilemusicfestival.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


St Albans Folk Festival - 25th Jun 2021 - 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 25th June 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0333 666 3366
Website: www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Bury Folk Festival - 26th Jun 2021 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 6th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 30th June in the walled garden at Nowton Park. With craft stalls, children's activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year.

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

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

Location: Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU
Date: Saturday 26th June 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £17.5
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Folk in the Field - 26th Jun 2021 - 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.

2020 line will be announced shortly.

Location: Shiptonthorpe
Date: Saturday 26th June 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthefield.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - 26th Jun 2021 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

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

Location: Portsoy
Date: Saturday 26th June 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: contact@stbfportsoy.org
Website: stbfportsoy.org
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


International Festival for Irish Harp - 27th Jun 2021 - Termonfechin, County Louth

VIRTUAL EVENT

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

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

Location: Termonfechin
Date: Sunday 27th June 2021 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@cairdenacruite.com
Website: www.cairdenacruite.com/festival/international-harp-festival
County: County Louth
Country: Ireland


Taking place in July

Barn On The Farm Festival - 1st Jul 2021 - 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 1st July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Contact for info: info@barnonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 2nd Jul 2021 - 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 2nd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Feis an Eilein - Skye Festival - 2nd Jul 2021 - Skye, Inner Hebrides

The event is spread over many days and different locations.

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

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

Location: Skye
Date: Friday 2nd July 2021 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@seall.co.uk
Website: www.seall.co.uk/skye-fest/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Folk at the Hall - 2nd Jul 2021 - Trelawnyd, LL18 6DN, Flintshire

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

Location: Trelawnyd, LL18 6DN
Date: Friday 2nd July 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £98
Also available Day tickets £25 and £45
Contact for info: keldamanley@live.co.uk
Website: www.therecordjournal.co.uk
County: Flintshire
Country: Wales


Folk in a Field - 2nd Jul 2021 - 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: Friday 2nd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Frome Festival - 2nd Jul 2021 - 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 2nd July 2021 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


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 2nd Jul 2021 - Sandwich, Kent

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

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

A free outdoor concert and Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sandwich
Date: Friday 2nd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@sandwichevents.info
Website: www.sandwichevents.org.uk/Folk-n-Ale-sandwich-events.shtml
County: Kent
Country: England


Kimpton Folk Festival - 3rd Jul 2021 - Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire

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

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

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

Location: Kimpton, SG4
Date: Saturday 3rd July 2021 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 - 4th Jul 2021 - Miltown Malbay, County Clare

VIRTUAL EVENT

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: Sunday 4th July 2021 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: scoilwclancy73@gmail.com
Website: www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Hearts in Harmony - 6th Jul 2021 - Online, Derbyshire

VIRTUAL EVENT

Folk event to raise money for four causes, Blood Cancer UK, HFT, Meningitis Now and ThisIsLuke

Location: Online
Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: hearts@bobonarts.co.uk
Website: b.link/heartsinharmony
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


New Forest Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2021 - 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 7th July 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £105
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 8th Jul 2021 - Stoke Prior, B60 4BH, Worcestershire

Provisionally taking place.

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

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

Location: Stoke Prior, B60 4BH
Date: Thursday 8th July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: bobcynfolk@aol.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Tiree Music Festival - 8th Jul 2021 - Tiree, Inner Hebrides

CANCELLED

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: Thursday 8th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info:
Website: tireemusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Cornbury Music Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

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

Location: The Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £191
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Furness Tradition - 9th Jul 2021 - Ulverston, Cumbria

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

Location: Ulverston
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@furnesstradition.org.uk
Website: furnesstradition.org.uk/wp/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - Newcastleton, Borders

VIRTUAL EVENT

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).

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

Location: Newcastleton
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced concerts, dances, other events. Family weekend £40
Contact for info: elizamood@btinternet.com
Website: www.newcastleton.com/
County: Borders
Country: Scotland


Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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

Location: Newton Stewart & Minnigaff
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01671 404924
Website: www.tradmusic.com
County: Dumfries & Galloway
Country: Scotland


Priddy Folk Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

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

Location: Priddy, nr Wells
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £76
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Rudry Music Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - Rudry, Caerphilly

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

Family freindly

Location: Rudry
Date: Friday 9th July 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £47
Contact for info:
Website: www.rudrymusicfestival.org/
County: Caerphilly
Country: Wales


Stonehaven Folk Festival - 9th Jul 2021 - Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Last year's event was virtual, so if things go wrong, they have the expertise to do it again.

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 9th July 2021 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


Beggars Fair - 10th Jul 2021 - Romsey, Hampshire

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

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

Location: Romsey
Date: Saturday 10th July 2021 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 - 11th Jul 2021 - 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 11th July 2021 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.sssschool.org
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 14th Jul 2021 - 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 14th July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Warwick Folk Festival - 15th Jul 2021 - 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 15th July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £151
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau - 16th Jul 2021 - 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: Friday 16th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Contact for info: pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
Website: sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/home/
County: Snowdonia
Country: Wales


Stainsby Festival - 16th Jul 2021 - 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 16th July 2021 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 - 16th Jul 2021 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

PROVISIONAL VIRTUAL EVENT
(even though site says it's cancelled, they are investigating this)

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

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

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

Location: Upton upon Severn
Date: Friday 16th July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.upton-blues-festival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Joe Mooney Summer School - 17th Jul 2021 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

CANCELLED

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

Location: Drumshanbo
Date: Saturday 17th July 2021 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 (0)71 964 1213
Website: www.joemooneysummerschool.com
County: County Leitrim
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 18th Jul 2021 - Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

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

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

Many big names come to this one day event.

Location: Hatfield House
Date: Sunday 18th July 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £49
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 19th Jul 2021 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is a celebration of Manx
culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five
Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

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

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

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 19th July 2021 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £60
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 - 19th Jul 2021 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is a celebration of Manx
culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five
Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

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

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

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 19th July 2021 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


ChickenStock Music Festival - 22nd Jul 2021 - Stockbury, ME9 7RN, Kent

Back for its 3rd year! Boutique Festival with only 3000 tickets available. Headline Act - Show Of Hands, Hayseed Dixie & 3 Daft Monkeys

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

Camping opens Thursday 23rd July 2020 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 22nd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Contact for info:
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Womad - 22nd Jul 2021 - 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 22nd July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £225
Also available Day tickets from £30
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/charlton_park/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


ButeFest - 23rd Jul 2021 - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

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

Location: Rothesay
Date: Friday 23rd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £91
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk/
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Chagstock Festival - 23rd Jul 2021 - Chagford, EX20 2PR, Devon

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

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

Location: Chagford, EX20 2PR
Date: Friday 23rd July 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 23rd Jul 2021 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

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

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

Location: Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula
Date: Friday 23rd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info:
Website: www.edf.scot/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Guiting Music Festival - 23rd Jul 2021 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

50th Birthday Event!
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 23rd July 2021 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Speyfest - 23rd Jul 2021 - Fochabers, Morayshire

25th Anniversary!

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 23rd July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 23rd Jul 2021 - 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 23rd July 2021 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


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 29th Jul 2021 - 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 29th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £162
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 - 29th Jul 2021 - 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.
They don't like our pop-up, so right click the link and select New Tab

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall
Date: Thursday 29th July 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £182
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Sidmouth Folk Week - 30th Jul 2021 - Sidmouth, Devon

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

Location: Sidmouth
Date: Friday 30th July 2021 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
Website: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 30th Jul 2021 - Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley, Yorkshire

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

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

Location: Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley
Date: Friday 30th July 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £147
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 31st Jul 2021 - 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 31st July 2021 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


Taking place in August

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - 1st Aug 2021 - Mullingar, County Westmeath

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: Mullingar
Date: Sunday 1st August 2021 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Westmeath
Country: Ireland


Wickham Festival - 5th Aug 2021 - Wickham, PO17 5HD, Hampshire

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

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

Location: Wickham, PO17 5HD
Date: Thursday 5th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 5th Aug 2021 - 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 5th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £198
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 6th Aug 2021 - 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 6th August 2021 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £189
Also available Other tickets available too.
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk / 01843 604080
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Lake District Folk Weekend - 6th Aug 2021 - Staveley, Cumbria

Centred around Hawkshead Brewery's 'Beer Hall',

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

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

Morris sides will perform in the village throughout the weekend.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 6th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly, some ticketed evening events
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 11th Aug 2021 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's tenth year. The event is spread over several stages, and there is a folk section . Research it and make your own decision on whether it suits you. The line-up includes many well-known acts.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £246
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 12th Aug 2021 - Cropredy, Oxfordshire

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

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

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

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 12th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 12th Aug 2021 - Saltburn, Cleveland

This year will see the 22nd 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.

Guests invited for 2020 include: O'Hooley & Tidow, Narthen, Granny's Attic, Mrs Ackroyd, Jes Lowe, Bernard Wrigley, Said the Maiden, T' Antiques Roadshow, She Shanties, Archer Mattews & Russell, The Wilsons, Damien Barber, Marie Little and lots more. Visit the website now

Location: Saltburn
Date: Thursday 12th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07397 313159 / tickets@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Cleveland
Country: England


The Magpies Festival - 12th Aug 2021 - Sutton Park, YO61 1DP, Yorkshire

A new event (which in the current situation is a welcome change to a cancelled event.)

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: Thursday 12th August 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Contact for info: themagpiesmusicinfo@gmail.com
Website: www.themagpiesfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bowness Bay Blues - 13th Aug 2021 - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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

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

'a thoroughly great weekend' North West Evening Mail

Raises money for charity.

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Date: Friday 13th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets £25, £40, £35,
Contact for info: info@bownessbayblues.co.uk
Website: www.bownessbayblues.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 13th Aug 2021 - Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

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

Location: Grove, near Wantage
Date: Friday 13th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Masters of Tradition - 18th Aug 2021 - Bantry, County Cork

SOME VIRTUAL, SOME LIVE

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 18th August 2021 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 - 18th Aug 2021 - Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

VIRTUAL EVENT

A mixture of events WHICH 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 18th August 2021 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


Green Man - 19th Aug 2021 - 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 19th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 19th Aug 2021 - 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 19th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £137
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 20th Aug 2021 - 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 20th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £142
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


FolkEast - 20th Aug 2021 - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

VIRTUAL EVENT, I think

This event has been going for around seven 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 20th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £130
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 20th Aug 2021 - Rode Hall, Cheshire

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

Very family focused, with circus acts, music, films, children's entertainment.
Doesn't seem to like my pop-up box so click here instead to view their site.

Location: Rode Hall
Date: Friday 20th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £155
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 - 20th Aug 2021 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

It's Number 12

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 20th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £57
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Ardersier Folk Festival - 21st Aug 2021 - Ardersier, Invernessshire

A new festival, in Scotland.
It runs for three days and is priced very reasonably indeed.

Includes workshops, open sessions, craft stalls and Ceilidh.

Location: Ardersier
Date: Saturday 21st August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
Website: ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Whitby Folk Week - 21st Aug 2021 - Whitby, Yorkshire

PROVISIONAL

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 21st August 2021 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £226
Also available Day tickets £54 and £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 26th Aug 2021 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in its seventh 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 26th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 26th Aug 2021 - 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 26th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £236
Contact for info: enquiries@shambalafestival.org
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Between the Trees Festival - 27th Aug 2021 - Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

Music - Natural Science - Art
An idyllic, new, 100 acre, woodland site in South Wales.

Between The Trees has a unique theme of music, natural science and art. The festival aims to engage people of all ages with the natural world and to re-connect younger generations with the wonder and restorative qualities that this woodland environment offers. Musically, it is grounded in contemporary folk, Americana and acoustic roots genres, blending new exciting talent with more established performers; the music is wholly original and always wonderful.

Location: Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Day tickets £25 - 40
Contact for info: patinalive@gmail.com
Website: www.betweenthetreesfestival.co.uk/
County: Bridgend
Country: Wales


Cornwall Folk Festival - 27th Aug 2021 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

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

Now in its 46th year, we bring national and international performers to Cornwall
and showcase local talent to the wider artistic world, in front of Cornish and visiting audiences.

Location: Wadebridge
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Greenbelt - 27th Aug 2021 - Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ, Northamptonshire

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

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

Expect a faviety of styles of enterainment.

Location: Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £195
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 27th Aug 2021 - 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 27th August 2021 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 - 27th Aug 2021 - Theberton, Suffolk

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

Location: Theberton
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £92
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 27th Aug 2021 - 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 27th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Towersey Festival - 27th Aug 2021 - Thame, Oxfordshire

A traditional village festival.

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

Location: Thame
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £144
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Watchet LIVE Music Festival - 27th Aug 2021 - Watchet, Somerset

Family friendly festival.

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

Profits used to fund community events and donations to charities.

To be confirmed!

Location: Watchet
Date: Friday 27th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £87.5
Contact for info: info@watchetfestival.co.uk
Website: www.watchetfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


England's Medieval Festival - 28th Aug 2021 - 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 28th August 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available Day tickets £20
Contact for info: tickets@mgel.com
Website: www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Taking place in September

Gate to Southwell - 2nd Sep 2021 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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

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



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

Location: Southwell
Date: Thursday 2nd September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Settle Folk Gathering - 2nd Sep 2021 - Settle, Yorkshire

PROVISIONAL

Website not fully updated on our last visit, but some info that helps.

Location: Settle
Date: Thursday 2nd September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@settlefolk.co.uk
Website: www.settlefolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


BunkFest - 3rd Sep 2021 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Music, dance, steam and beer. Over 60 acts.

Says it all, really.

Over the years, many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the unique community atmosphere which the festival generates, the sense of magic, fun, otherness and togetherness which never fails to amuse and amaze its followers. Long may it continue!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 3rd September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@bunkfest.co.uk
Website: www.bunkfest.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 3rd Sep 2021 - 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 3rd September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £128
Also available Day and two day tickets £53 and £96
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 3rd Sep 2021 - 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 3rd September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


The Maverick Festival - 3rd Sep 2021 - 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 3rd September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


The Wail - 3rd Sep 2021 - 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 3rd September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: thewail.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 4th Sep 2021 - Bridport, Dorset

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

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

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

Location: Bridport
Date: Saturday 4th September 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Outdoors - £3, workshops £5. Some ticketed events. It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: bridportfolkfestival.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Claremorris Folk Festival - 4th Sep 2021 - Claremorris, County Mayo

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

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

We hope to see you there!

Location: Claremorris
Date: Saturday 4th September 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available The price is in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@claremorrisfolkfestival.com
Website: claremorrisfolkfestival.com
County: County Mayo
Country: Ireland


Teign Maritine Shanty Festival - 4th Sep 2021 - Teignmouth TQ14 8XZ, Devon

Teignmouth and Shaldon will play host to at least 26 shanty groups performing in 15 venues and providing over 120 hours of "free to attend" shanty singing .
Raising funds for the RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage Centre and the Alice Cross Centre.

If you're into shanties, take a trip down to Devon. There's more to Devon life than just the Jurrasic coast.

Teignmouth and Shaldon will play host to at least 26 shanty groups performing in 15 venues and providing over 120 hours of "free to attend" shanty singing .

Location: Teignmouth TQ14 8XZ
Date: Saturday 4th September 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's Free !
Contact for info: kevin.booker@talktalk.net
Website: www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Keynsham Music Festival - 5th Sep 2021 - 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.

Moved to September to avoid the plague.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Sunday 5th September 2021 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE!
Contact for info: info@keynshamfest.co.uk
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Linlithgow Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2021 - Linlithgow, West Lothian

Website still has a bit of work required for completion on our last visit.

We always seem to check it before they update it, as we start looking in November of the previous year.

Location: Linlithgow
Date: Wednesday 8th September 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA - Individual event tickets usually
Contact for info: festival@linlithgowfolk.com
Website: www.linlithgowfolk.com/index.php/folk-festival
County: West Lothian
Country: Scotland


Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering - 9th Sep 2021 - 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 9th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £139
Contact for info: info@beardedtheory.co.uk
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Bellingham all Acoustic Music Festival - 9th Sep 2021 - Brownrigg, Northumberland

Also known as BAAFest

A great mix of folk, jazz, blues and anything else that they fancy! As long as it's all acoustic.

No sheep were harmed in the production of their website.

Location: Brownrigg
Date: Thursday 9th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Contact for info: info@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Bromyard Folk Festival - 9th Sep 2021 - 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 9th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 120
Contact for info: info@bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk
Website: www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Swanage Folk Festival - 10th Sep 2021 - Swanage, Dorset

Now in its 28th 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 10th September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Separate event tickets too
Contact for info: info@swanagefolkfestival.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Walton Folk Festival - 11th Sep 2021 - Walton on Thames, KT12 2PF, Surrey

New to our lists, so it could be new to many of you. This is it's third year.

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

Location: Walton on Thames, KT12 2PF
Date: Saturday 11th September 2021 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day - £15 , Evening £18
Contact for info: 01932 253 354
Website: thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse/event/view/117744
County: Surrey
Country: England


Ceol Cholasa Music Festival - 16th Sep 2021 - 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 16th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Contact for info: 01951 200336
Website: ceolcholasa.co.uk/
County: Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 16th Sep 2021 - nr Dalmellington, Dumfries and Galloway

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

Location: nr Dalmellington
Date: Thursday 16th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £122
Also available Other options available
Contact for info: info@knockengorroch.org.uk
Website: www.knockengorroch.org.uk/
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Southdowns Folk Festival - 16th Sep 2021 - 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: Thursday 16th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £89
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Medieval Music in the Dales - 17th Sep 2021 - 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 17th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Doolin Folk Festival - 18th Sep 2021 - Doolin, County Clare

Steadily gaining a following.

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

Location: Doolin
Date: Saturday 18th September 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £112
Also available Priced in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@hoteldoolin.ie
Website: www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival.html
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Deepdale Festival - 23rd Sep 2021 - Burnham, PE31 8DD, Norfolk

With a great line-up, this looks as if it could be a good weekend out. And it's not expensive either.

Come and enjoy some great live music, spoken word, drum workshops, street entertainment and the chilled atmosphere.

Location: Burnham, PE31 8DD
Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01485 210256
Website: www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Jura Music Festival - 24th Sep 2021 - The Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides

6000 deer. 200 people. 1 Jura Music Festival.

A music festival with a leaning towards traditional music, but other genres as well. 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 24th September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.juramusicfestival.com/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Wilkestock - 24th Sep 2021 - Stevenage, SG14 3RR, Hertfordshire

Charity Music Festival.

A variety of music styles, includes some acoustic and folk music.
A charity music festival, supporting Leukaemia Research and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Check it out, to see if it suits your tastes.

Location: Stevenage, SG14 3RR
Date: Friday 24th September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 30th Sep 2021 - 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 30th September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £44
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Taking place in October

Cork Folk Festival - 1st Oct 2021 - 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: Friday 1st October 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Derby Folk Week - 1st Oct 2021 - Derby, DE1 3AH, Derbyshire

2021 will be the 14th year that we've held the festival right in the centre of Derby.

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Mainly indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. There are individual concerts in Derby Cathedral on Friday evening, and Saturday, and concerts in The Old Bell Hotel on Friday evening, and through Saturday and Sunday.

Location: Derby, DE1 3AH
Date: Friday 1st October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Variety of day and event tickets.
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Banbury Folk & Hobby Horse Festival - 8th Oct 2021 - Banbury, Oxfordshire

After the success of this year’s Banbury Folk Festival, we are pleased to announce it is happening again.

This year the festival will be held in 5 venues around the town centre.

Our Main Venue will be the GF Club Ballroom.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 8th October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: banburyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 8th Oct 2021 - 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 8th October 2021 for 4 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


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 15th Oct 2021 - Hartlepool, Northumberland

Please join us for a sumptuous autumn weekend full of great music, food and drink, all set in lovely Old Hartlepool. We have put together a lineup containing some of the very best artists on the UK folk scene, but which pays special tribute to the incredibly rich culture and traditions of Teesside and the wider North East.

Location: Hartlepool
Date: Friday 15th October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Manchester Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - Manchester, Lancashire

Manchester Folk Festival is a major new festival of English folk and acoustic roots music. From songs of struggle to joyful reels, from traditional to experimental, the festival will celebrate contemporary folk as it straddles genres, embraces cultures and absorbs new influences.

An urban festival. A gathering of all kinds of folk.

With craft workshops, pub sing-arounds and in-conversations with artists.

HOME is the festival hub, and nearby Gorilla, The Ritz and The International Anthony Burgess Foundation will also host gigs.

Location: Manchester
Date: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - 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: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in November

Tenby Blues Festival - 12th Nov 2021 - Tenby, Pembrokeshire

The Tenby Blues Festival has grown rapidly and is now firmly established as one of the major events in the UK Blues calendar. This intimate and friendly festival has built its reputation on the strength of its line up that just gets better by the year.

This year is the event's 15th birthday - a teenager now.

Location: Tenby
Date: Friday 12th November 2021 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 - 19th Nov 2021 - Edinburgh, Midlothian

25th Birthday event!

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 19th November 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
Website: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com
County: Midlothian
Country: Scotland


The Great British Folk Festival - 26th Nov 2021 - Butlin's Skegness, Lincolnshire

A great big weekend break at Butlins, with many top acts booked.

Yes, festivals don't stop just because it is November!

Location: Butlin's Skegness
Date: Friday 26th November 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info:
Website: www.bigweekends.com/weekends/the-great-british-folk-festival
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Taking place in August

Over the Hill - 21st Aug 2029 - Cogges Manor Farm, 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.

Location: Cogges Manor Farm
Date: Tuesday 21st August 2029 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloveboxlive.uk/gig/over-the-hill/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


 

Let the music grow.