9 - 11th January 2015
The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesea, Peterborough
Concerts, Free Events, Straw Bear Procession, Cajun Dance, Barn Dance, Story Telling and more.
15th January - 1st February 2015
Celtic Connections, Glasgow
"Celtic Connections features artists from around the globe alongside the very best Scottish talent." Saturday 7th February 2015
Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London 12 noon – 11:30pm
Join Halsway Manor Society on for a showcase at Cecil Sharp House to celebrate their Golden Jubilee and discover more about the types of courses and events that happen at Halsway all year round.
The day of sessions, workshops, discussions, music, dance, song and storytelling for all ages and all abilities will culminate in an evening dance and sessions featuring a ‘Halsway Jubilee band’ with some of the best concert and dance musicians around. The spectacular line up of workshops and performances will feature guest musicians, singers, dance callers and storytellers including members of Blowzabella, Andy Cutting, Taffy Thomas, Pete Coe, Pauline Cato, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Rob Harbron, Miranda Rutter, Boldwood, Fee Lock and Andrew Swaine with many more to be announced.
13 - 14th February 2015
Love Folk Festival, Southport, Merseyside
"Celebrating new, upcoming and traditional folk and roots music.
Our line-up features performances from the likes of Oysterband, Jackie Oates Trio and 3 Daft Monkeys to name a few."
February 13th – 15th 2015
5th - 8th March 2015
The Swanage Blues Festival, Swanage, Dorset
* Free Admission to 40 gigs in 15 indoor venues
* Open Mic daily, Electric Jam Sessions, Buskers, Gospel Service
13th - 15th March 2015
Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival, Malton, North Yorkshire
Sovereign Seas Maritime Folk Festival, Newhaven, East Sussex
27th - 29th March 2015
"Following their two successful Sea Shanty and Entertainment evenings during 2014, Hard Pressed, joined by Charlotte and Spong, John Cave, Long Man Morris and Marlings Clog, among others, will be returning to perform at Newhaven Lifeboat House as well as at Seaford Folk Club, The Ship and The Ark Public Houses, raising vital funds in aid of RNLI Newhaven. This Folk Festival weekend really is one not to be missed."
Bowness Bay Blues weekend, Bowness, Cumbria
"A brand new music festival in a stunning setting – on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District. Some of Britain’s best blues musicians will soon be raising the roof in this beautiful little town!"
Sovereign Seas Maritime Folk Festival, Newhaven, East Sussex
28th March 2015
Charity Folk Festival at Fairfield Community Hub, St Elphins Park, Warrington, Cheshire
From 10am-5pm there will be dance workshops,singing and playing sessions,stalls and craft workshops.
Appearing will be Norman Of The Minor Birds Folk band,also the Thelwall and Earl of Stamfords Morris Dancers and the Robinson-Downey Academy of Irish Dance.
Evening of Ceilidh with “NEEZ UP”
Tickets £8-00 includes HOT POT AND APPLE PIE
There is no bar so bring your own drinks
17th - 19th April 2015
Crediton Folk Weekend, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
Morris - Mummers - Concerts - Music Sessions - Singarounds - Displays
Oxford Folk Weekend, Oxford
Confirmed artists include: Chris Wood, Lady Maisery, The Hut People, Boldwood, Patsy Reid, Moore Moss Rutter, Threepenny Bit, Ninebarrow and The Rheingans Sisters and far more
The Malton & Norton Folk Festival, Malton/Norton, North Yorkshire
Headline acts include Blackbeard's Tea Party, Chris Helme, Steve Turner and more
The People's Folk Festival, The Graig Community Hall, Bassaleg, Newport NP10 8LJ
"Confirmed artists include Reg Meuross, Huw Williams, Chris Moreton, Ned Clamp, Leila Dee & Band and The Meg Cox Band. Additionally there will be a food and beer festival. Free admission to day time events, only £8 for the evening concert."
30th April - 3rd May 2015
Raunds Community Music Festival, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Confirmed artists include Blackbeard's Tea Party, The Miranda Sykes Trio, and more
Shetland Folk Festival, Shetlands
Girvan Traditional Folk , Girvan, Ayrshire
Concerts - Sessions - Open Stage - Competitions - Workshops - Children's Events
1st - 4th May 2015
Wath Festival, South Yorkshire
With confirmed artists including Blackbeards Tea Party, Eddi Reader, While and Matthews, Bob Fox and more
Upton Folk Festival, Worcestershire
Confirmed artists include: 40 + Morris Sides - Ceilidh's, Concerts, workshops, singarounds, morris parade (Sun), meet the artist, musical meander, duck race, shanty session, church service etc.
2nd May 2015
Trinity Folk Festival at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, Surrey
An all day event featuring UFQ, O'Hooley and Tidow, Cardboard Fox (featuring the Carrivick Sisters), Moonrakers, Mad Magdalen and more
2nd - 4th May 2015
Clun Green Man Festival, Clun, South Shropshire
"Celebrate a Traditional Springtime Festival with Live Music, Drama, Colour & Medieval Merriment
8th - 10th May 2015
Tredegar House Folk Festival, Tredegar House & Country Park, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8YW, South Wales
A weekend of international dance, music and song
15th - 17th May 2015
Hebden Bridge Folk and Roots Festival, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshre
"concerts, sessions, storytelling, dances, street entertainment, workshops and much, much more..."
16th May 2015
Wolverton Manor Folk & Blues Festival, Shorwell, Isle of Wight
The fifth annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, IW on Saturday 16th May 2015. 11.30am to 8.00pm.
After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the festival has been gaining momentum with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children's activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!
Confirmed artists include: Dave Kelly (of Paul Jones' Blues Band), JC Grimshaw Band, Claydon Connor, The Grimaldi Band, MoonShiners, Grizzled Skipper, Laurie McVay & The High Rollers, The Camerata Chamber Choir, Blues Anonymous
22nd - 23rd May 2015
Ireby Festival, Ireby Wigton, Cumbria
22nd - 25th May 2015
6th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival, North Cornwall
"Bude by the sea and Stratton full of history. These two towns, now virtually merged, offer a natural location for a folk festival. The ancient market town of Stratton with its narrow streets and historic connection with the Battle of Stamford Hill (1643) has great character ideally suited to folk festivities.
As a resort town, Bude offers plenty of accommodation, beautiful surfing beaches and the best view in the world from Compass Point to Lundy Island."
Chippenham Folk Festival, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Four days of the best in folk song, music, dance and traditions in the heart of Wiltshire
Fishguard Folk Festival, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
Over the past ten years the seaport town of Fishguard has been host to this friendly small traditional music festival. Also featuring is the ever-popular guided 'Pirate and Smugglers' walk. The festival is mainly free, and embraces the talents of old and young alike and actively encourages visitors to join in the sessions with the 'stars' of the show.
Chester Folk Festival, Chester
Artists include: The Churchfitters, Barluath, The Young Uns, The Jaywalkers and more
Festival on the Moor, Botton Village, nr Danby, North Yorkshire
Coope, Boyes & Simpson - Richard Grainger & Chris Parkinson, Woody Mann - Bonfire Radicals and more
29th – 31st May 2015
Coastline Bluegrass Music Event, Llangollen, Denbighshire
30th May - 1st June 2015
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth, Dorset
4th- 7th June 2015
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival, Nottinghamshire
Roots and acoustic music festival: a brilliant family event and one of Britain’s best kept musical secrets. The perfect opportunity to catch bright new folk acts, high-calibre international artists and established performers such as Clannad and Billy Bragg...all performing in beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside. Three stages with under cover seating, concerts on site and in the Minster, ceilidhs, dance displays, children's events, workshops, open mic sessions. Real ale & cider festival, food and craft stalls on the festival site. Camping on site with free showers and flush toilets. Events around town including sessions in local pubs. Free parking and shuttle bus. Artists booked: Clannad, Billy Bragg, We Banjo 3, BOC, The Railsplitters, Mànran, Artisan, The Hot Seats, Chris Wood & Andy Cutting, The Young 'uns, The Urban Folk Quartet, Chris Wood, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr, CoCo & the Butterfields, Ranagri, The Tweed Project, Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, Cloudstreet, Maia, Flossie Malavialle, Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Anthony John Clarke, The Rheingans Sisters, Granny's Attic, Keith Donnelly, The Portraits, Floot Street, Glorystrokes, Simon Care Trio. More acts to be confirmed.
Wirral Folk on the Coast Festival, Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF
Confirmed artists include Fairport Convention, Cara Dillon Band, Blackbeards Tea Party, Urban Folk Quartet and more.
Over 150 performers, Ceilidh dance, Craft Fair/Market Place, Instrument Workshops, Dance Displays, 'Chance to Meet' artists, Rolling Folk Club and music sessions, Real Ale tent, Story-telling, Extensive Camp Site, Family activities and Sumptuous Bar/Lounge.
6th June 2015
The Knitted Character Folk Festival, The Blue Boar Inn, Temple Grafton, Warwickshire B49 6NR
"The Knitted Character Folk Festival is a celebration of folk music with a knitting twist! A charity event for the ABF and Shakespeare Hospice.
Come and enjoy a day of top flight music, craft stalls and great food and drink in this idyllic setting."
12th - 13th June 2015
Maddy Prior's Stepping Stones Festival, Kirklinton Hall, Nr Carlisle, Cumbria
"Performers include Michael Chapman, Rura, Mountain Firework Company and Blackbeard's Tea Party - to name just a few. Camping, workshops and locally produced food."
12th - 14th June 2015
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Wimborne, Dorset
"A weekend of morris and Appalachian dancing in the streets of Wimborne Minster, concerts, workshops and childrens activities"
Gower Folk Festival, Parkmill, Gower Swansea
"Fabulous music in a stunning and intimate setting"
19th - 21st June 2015
Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire
"A fabulous weekend of folk & roots music plus canalboats. FREE admission to all venues and the main site plus daily ticketed concerts!"
Boars Bridge Festival, near Tadley, Hampshire
"Boars Bridge Festival is a Charity music festival held on the same weekend each year in June. The 3 day event is held in the lovely grounds of Boars Bridge House, near Tadley Hampshire, and although it is a relatively small festival the atmosphere is always lively and fun."
Beverley Folk Festival, Beverley, East Yorkshire
Confirmed acts include: Peatbog Faeries, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr, Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes, Seth Lakeman and more
3 nights and 2 days of breathtaking music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, acoustic sessions, workshops for all ages, children & family events, craft stalls, Real Ale, camping & much more.
Teignmouth Folk Festival, Teignmouth, Devon
Confirmed artists include: The Young 'Uns, John Kirkpatrick, The New Scorpion Band and more
Solas Festival, Wiston, Lanarkshire
Solas Festival is Scotland's newest arts festival, based near Biggar, and host to a stunning line-up of musicians, artists and speakers.
26th - 28th June 2015
Dent Music And Beer Festival, Dent, Cumbria
A weekend of family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal in the south east corner of Cumbria. Free
27 – 28 June 2015
Folk On The Quay, Poole, Dorset
"A (mostly) free access folk festival Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 2015 with dancing and concerts in the street overlooking Poole's lovely harbour."
''Canterbury Folk Festival 2015, Canterbury, Kent
Come to an exciting new weekend music festival in the heart of Canterbury, June 27th- 28th 2015.
There is something for everybody. The festival takes place in Canterbury beautiful, historical cathedral city. Featuring
- Local and national bands from the New Canterbury Scene
- Morris dancers
- Artisan food stalls
- Art and craft makers and retailers
- Bar with local ales
- Kids area with activities
FREE TO ALL!
3rd – 5th July 2015
Sark Folk Festival, Sark, Channel Islands
Maverick Festival, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk
"Preparing for its seventh year, the Maverick Festival continues to build on its reputation as the UK's foremost home to the best and brightest in American roots music. The event runs over three days at Easton Farm Park in Suffolk, offering an idyllic campsite and teepee village, commencing on Friday night in the main Barn, continues on Saturday with a full programme of musical performances, dance, film & workshops across four stages indoors and out, and finishes on Sunday with its traditional Gospel brunch.
Cleckheaton Folk Festival, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Artists include Martin Carthy, Artisan, Belshazzars Feast, The Young'Uns
Newcastleton 46th Traditional Music Festival, Scottish Borders
Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival is a friendly festival and one of the longest running in Scotland. It takes place on the first weekend in July each year. It offers sing/play-arounds, music sessions, dances, competitions, workshops and concerts and a lively buzz..
4th July 2015
Saughall Hoedown, Saughall, Chester CH1 6DE
Bands, Ceilidh, Family corner
9th - 12th July 2015
Bromsgrove Folk Festival, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
"More folk music than you can shake a stick at. But why would you want to shake a stick? The folk festival is definitely in the "small and friendly" category....but don't let that fool you! In our 400 seater marquee you will, this year, be "up close and personal" with the artists. Add to this concerts in our MiniMarquee with artists that you will want to get to know better, sessions in and around the pub where the festival is based, dance displays, morning walks, and of course the World Dry Foam Flinging Championships. A great weekend where you will be on first name terms with everybody else by the end of the weekend.
This year's guests incude Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Colum Sands, Sunjay and a host of others. Camping, sessions, open mic, morning walk, dancing and The World Dry Foam Flinging Championship"
9th - 12th July 2015
Stonehaven Folk Festival, Aberdeenshire
"On the second weekend of July each year, Stonehaven comes alive with a Weekend of Music with Concerts in the Town Hall plus workshops, Ceilidh, sessions, Blues Night, free afternoon concerts, Family show, Aqua ceilidh, World paper and Comb Championships, Tradition Bearers Concert, Acoustic Youth Stage and more all around the Town."
Confirmed artists include The Poozies, Salthouse, Treacherous Orchestra, Le Vent du Nord and mroe
10th - 11th July 2015
Folk at The Hall, Trelawnyd, Flintshire, North East Wales
"'Folk at the Hall is a village hall festival, in North East Wales, in its 4th year. It is a family run event, over a Friday evening and all day Saturday (10 / 11 July). The line up is always our main focus, and is driven by the artists we love, with an emphasis on young artists. We are thrilled that Wolfstone and The Unthanks will be our headliners, but equally excited by every single performer, including new collaborations in the Tweed Project and Leveret. We also have no less than 3 young folk award winners on show! The foods are home made and the bar predominantly stocks local beverages - all planned and managed by us. In 2015 we have hooked up with a local farm to provide camping. Basically its a small intimate festival, great atmosphere, family run, put on by fans of the music."
The line up for 2015 includes O'Hooley & Tidow, The Unthanks, Wolfstone, Leveret, The Tweed Project, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and more
Moonbeams Wold Top Folk Festival, Driffield, East Yorkshire
Show of Hands, Le Vent Du Nord, The Whisky Dogs, Edwina Hayes
10th - 12th July 2015
Sea, Salts and Ale Festival, Mousehole, Cornwall
"Sea, Salts & Ale takes place on The Old Coastguard’s terrace and lawn with the Atlantic and St Clement’s Isle as a backdrop. It’s a family friendly event, opening on the Friday evening at 6pm with a showcase of bands, musicians and singers from local schools, Mount’s Bay and Humphry Davy. Members of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir will close the evening at 9pm. A range of musicians will entertain throughout the rest of the weekend, including Kezia, The Odd Folk and Slap Dash Trio."
Priddy Folk Festival, Priddy, Somerset
"A family friendly folk festival on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Great music, dance and entertainment"
Ely Folk Festival, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Each Ely Folk Festival is better than the last, with an impressive guest list and programme of workshops, concerts, displays, ceilidhs and children's entertainment. The musicians appearing at the Ely Folk Festival reflect the rich diversity of the modern music scene, with a mixture of established favourites and newer talent.
Confirmed artists include Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Artisan, Steve Tilston, Les Barker and more
10th - 12th July 2015
Folk On The Lawn, Abbey Mill, Tintern, South Wales
"This is a free event but everyone is encouraged to make a donation of their choice in exchange for a wristband. Once again, we have artists from across the UK, Europe and America."
15th - 18th July 2015
Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt), Hebridean islands
Now an iconic feature of the national festival calendar, HebCelt is an exhilarating mix of music set amidst the stunning beauty of the Hebridean islands.
Tickets on sale in spring, early booking for accommodation strongly advised.
16th - 19th July 2015
Music on the Marr, Cumbria
17th - 19th July 2015
Rothbury Traditiona?l Music Festival, Rothbury, Northumberland
"Rothbury Traditional Music Festival is a small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last three decades Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions."
19th July 2015
Folk By The Oak, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
A festival of folk's finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland for one uplifting summer day of music.
Booked artists: Bellowhead, The Unthanks and more
The 2015 Ashbourne Gathering, The Recreation Ground, Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
As well as the wonderful pipe bands and the solo piper competitions, there will be a live folk music stage in a separate marquee.
16th - 19th July 2015
Folk On The Farm, Anglesey
Confirmed artists include Goat Roper Rodeo Band, South Bound Attic Band, Reckless Elbow and more...
Stainsby Folk Festival, Stainsby, Derbyshire
19th - 26th July 2015
The Fiddler's Green Festival, Rostrevor, Co Down, Northern Ireland
23rd - 26th July 2015
Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick
Confirmed artists include Billy Bragg, Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band, The Demon Barbers XL, Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band, A Moving Sound, The Wilsons, Barluath, The Young’Uns, The Will Pound Band, Elbow Jane Band, Melrose Quartet, Kerr Fagan and more
24th - 26th July 2015
Village Pump Folk Festival, White Horse Country Park, Trowbridge Road, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4OX
"Trowbridge Village Pump Folk Club presents the Village Pump Folk Festival. Sitting beneath the beautiful Westbury White Horse, the festival will celebrate the best in Folk, Roots and Acoustic music."
Folkfest Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Featuring big Irish and international acts including Moving Hearts, Martin Hayes and Iarla O Lionaird, Begley and Cooney, Danu,Tinariwen, Tim Eriksen, Sharon Shannon and The Unthanks.
30th July - 2nd August 2015
50th Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge
31st July - 2nd August 2015
INN-Ovation 2015, Elland, West Yorkshire
Line-up includes: Acoustic Strawbs, From Lindisfarne, The Alan Hull Songbook, Roger Davies, Three Boxes, The Poozies and many more
31st July - 7th August 2015
Sidmouth FolkWeek, Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long festival in an idyllic seaside home. With over 800 events – from top class concerts (including two fantastic pre-festival specials), dances, ceilidhs, informal sessions, a Children’s Festival, storytelling, Shooting Roots youth events, dance displays, processions and a wealth of workshops – the festival can boast a ‘something for everyone’ promise for all ages in its breadth and depth of programming.
6th - 9th August 2015
Wickham Festival, Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire
A 4-day, family-friendly Festival featuring top-name artists including Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Martin Carthy, The Askew Sisters and many more.
7th - 9th August 2015
Dartmoor Folk Festival, Dartmoor, Cornwall
"Artists booked, to date, are Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Huw Williams and Maartin Allcock, Alistair Anderson, Jeff Warner (USA), The Dovetail Trio, Liam Robinson Dance Band and Kestor Stringband.
Other artists attending include The Dartmoor Pixie Band (Friday and Sunday night), Tony Beard, Entertainingly Different, Dave Wills, various morris and dance teams, plus more to be confirmed.
The festival will include a packed programme of concerts, a ramble on Dartmoor, a ceilidh, folk service, craft displays, dances, a Children's Festival, a Dartmoor Fayre, music hall, pub sessions and music, song and dance workshops.
Competitions include the Dartmoor Broom Dance championships and Dartmoor Stepdance Championships. "
7th - 14th August 2015
The Broadstairs Folk Week, Broadstairs, Kent
8th August 2015
Tooting Folk and Blues Festival, Tooting Bec Common Event Site, London
The Breathing Room Acoustic Sessions launches their first music festival on Tooting Common, showcasing the very best folk and blues acts in South London! FREE for all to attend, there will be a live music stage and fantastic pop-up food and drink stalls! Come along!
Line-up: Wizz Jones, Steve Morrison, Chaz Thorogood, Case Hardin, Garry Smith, Niall Kelly & Band, The Bara Bara Band, Whom By Fire, Gabriel Mesh and special guests!
Pop-up food & drink stalls: Bun Kabab, Simmons Creperie, Yami Korean BBQ, My Pie, Sticky Beaks, Dookie's Grill, The Chickpea Sisters, Get Juiced, The Toasted Pip and Surrey Ices.
8th - 16th August 2015
Bath Folk Festival, Bath, Somerset
"Bath folk festival is in its 6th year and is fast growing a reputation as one of the most exiting new festivals to emerge. focused on getting everyone involved there there is a five day summer school and lots of informal sessions which we believe are the lifeblood of folk music.
We also have the new shoots competition in collaboration with real world studios where many up and coming acts compete to win a days recording in Real world. Every year we discover a wealth of immense talent.
There are many concerts from around the world in the cities venues and artists featured include Flook! Hungarian Band Fabula Rasa, Himmerland from Denmark, Crossharbour, RSVP Bhangra band, Steve Turner, Deuair,Inu, Ranagri, Mike Danvers Scott,Izzy burns Quartet Kadia and many more."
14th - 16th August 2015
Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Derbyshire
With confirmed artists including Trio Threlfall, Risky Business, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies and more
21st - 23rd August 2015
Folk East, Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Pennine Sky Folk & Roots Weekend, Tan Hill, Tan Hill Inn, Nr Richmond, N. Yorkshire, DL11 6ED "A weekend of live music with altitude!"
2 top class concerts, informal performances in the bar, sessions and singarounds at Britain's iconic highest Inn.
Lineup includes award winning Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, The Haley Sisters & The House Devils plus many more.
Weekend tickets only £30 and camping £5pppn. Day tickets available.
Email email@example.com for further details or booking form.
Innerleithen Music Festival, Scottish Borders
Concerts, workshops, sessions, late night club, open stage and outdoor events featuring both national and local stars in lovely location amongst the Border hills.
22nd - 28th August 2015
Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, North Yorkshire
"There are around 600 events packed into the week and the main emphasis of the festival is on the traditional music, dance, song and storytelling of the British Isles and Ireland."
26th - 30th August 2015
The New Forest Folk Festival, Hampshire
"The New Forest Folk Festival is the small festival with the big names and a lineup that includes Home Service, The Tannahil Weavers, 3 Daft Monkeys, Louise Jordan, Little Johnny England. Located to the north of The New Forest near Southampton in Hampshire, it is an ideal venue for people that like folk music, camping and real ale."
27 – 30 August 2015
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Purbeck Valley, Dorset
"Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is located on a farm and in its seventh 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 Valley 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."
28th - 31st August 2015
Towersey Village Festival, Towersey, Oxfordshire
"Famed for being one of the most relaxed, family friendly festivals of its kind, Towersey Village Festival returns for the 48th edition with its eclectic mix of concerts, workshops, dances and dedicated youth and children’s programmes."
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Confirmed line up includes False Lights, Barra MacNeils, Blowzabella, Granny’s Attic, Gren Bartley and more
Walesby Forest Festival, Walesby, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Set in 250 acres of Sherwood Forest our family friendly festival has not only a large range of entertainment but also over 40 adventure activities, such as, climbing, kayaking and Canadian canoeing, air rifles, zip wire, zorb balls, archery, laser quest and much more........
There something for everyone in the entertainment from Folk, Roots, Celtic, Latin, Bluegrass, Blues, Singer songwriters, Country, Jazz and Musical Comedy from Bands, Duos, Trios and solo artists.
Also on the progrmame will be Dance, Breakdancers, Morris dancers, Clog dancers, Sword dancers, Ceilidh’s, Dance workshops, Parlour workshops, Singing workshops (community choir) , Martial Arts workshops, Yoga, Percussion/Drumming workshops and many more....
4th - 5th September 2015
The Llanwddyn Day of Folk and Acoustic Music, Llanwddyn Community Centre, Abertridwr, Llanwddyn, Powys
Craft stalls, Food , Bar available
Basic Camping available too.
4th - 6th September 2015
Wallingford Bunkfest, Wallingford, Oxfordshire...
"Concerts... dance displays... ceilidhs... beer festival... a huge Craft Fair... Fab Food... children's BunkFest... folk club... vintage displays... music on river boats... storytelling fringe... "
Moseley folk festival, Moseley, Birmingham
Robin Hood Folk Festival, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Artists confirmed so far include :- Show of Hands, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Oysterband, Eric Andersen, Moulettes, Gerry Colvin Band, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, Martin Simpson and many more.
The festival will also include craft stalls, jugglers and more, even Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
11th - 13th September 2015
Stogumber Festival, Stogumber Festival, West Somerset
"Three days of top class music in this picturesque village with Steve Knightley, Luke Jackson, Ange Hardy plus buskers, free events etc."
Bromyard Folk Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire
"The best folk cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment into just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance."
12th September 2015
London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, London
Featuring Blackbeards Tea Party, Gadarene, Stick in the Wheel, Coach House Company, Ewan McLennan and more..
18th - 20th September 2015
Looe Music Festival, Looe, Cornwall
For three days in September the little town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the show. Everywhere is the venue, from olde worlde pubs, sharp new bars, harbour-side stages and the iconic main stage on the beach. Everybody’s welcome to the party.
This year's line up includes: Jools Holland, Johnny Marr, Bad Manners, Buzzcocks, Mad Dog McCrea and more
Awesome folk artists are supporting: Martha Tilston, Duke Special, Geoff Lakeman, Boo Hewerdine, The Changing Room, Sam Kelly, Ferocious Dog, Rusty Shackle Official, The Proclaimers, Luke Daniels, Lucy Anna, James Shead Music and many others
Roots North, Whitby, North Yorkshire
"An exciting mix of Folk, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Americana - ROOTS music. Now in it's 9th year, the Festival has settled in wonderful Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast. A relaxed, informal and very friendly event with concerts, sessions, workshops and singarounds. Come and join us - there's something for everyone and you'll be very welcome."
19th September 2015
FOLKRIDGE 2015, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7NZ
The Cotswolds’ smallest and friendliest folk festival returns to the village of Oakridge Lynch, Gloucestershire for a third year.
Listen to a mix of traditional and contemporary folk, join in the trad. session, share a song at the open mic, sing with the impromptu folk choir. Food, drinks and cakes all day.
25th - 27th September 2015
The South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Confirmed artists include Show of Hands, Breabach, O'Hooley & Tidow, Pilgrim's Way and more
Cornucopia Festival, Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire Hu11 4LN
"The music on 3 stages includes folk, roots, acoustic, blues, world music, reggae, salsa, gypsy and almost every other genre you can think of. We also have theatre, arts, comedy, wellness, children’s activities, crafts, games, beer and food and the beautiful stately home which hosts the festival."
2nd - 4th October 2015
Allen Valleys Folk Festival, Allen Valleys, Northumberland
"Once again folk luminaries will play alongside newcomers, from both the North East and further afield, to bring stories and songs to the heart of this scenic Northumberland landscape.
The Coal Porters, who claim to be the world’s first alt-bluegrass act; Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra who are lauded by BBC 6Music’s and Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan; one of the UK’s most inventive performers, Kate in the Kettle and one of the finest fiddle players of his generation, Tom McConville have all been signed to appear."
4th - 5th October 2015
Ingleton Folk Weekend, Ingleton, via Carnforth, North Yorkshire
Range of Free Folk Events throughout the weekend in local pubs.
2nd - 4th October 2015
Riverside 3 Day Beer, Folk And Music Festival, South Molton, North Devon
In aid of The North Devon Air Ambulance And The North Devon Childrens Hospice
Camping from £20.00 per night
£5.00pp charity donation, £5.00 per pitch extra for any bookings under 3 nights
5 star showerblock, bar, food
Phone ; 01769 579269 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
16th - 18th October 2015
L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk, Lichfield, Staffordshire
"Organised by arts charity Lichfield Arts, L2F is in its third year and going from strength to strength. Held in the historic centre of Lichfield and focussed on the atmospheric Guildhall it offers the very best in folk music, dance displays and workshops. A lively, friendly atmosphere for very attractive prices."
30th October to 8th November 2015
Perthshire Amber Festival, Dunkeld, Perthshire
"A vibrant ten day music festival featuring a fantastic array of music from Scotland and across the globe. Singer songwriter Dougie MacLean, who penned Scotland’s unofficial anthem ‘Caledonia’ is the festival founder and performs alongside the best in Scottish talent and visiting international musicians. Concerts take place in charming and unusual venues across Perthshire, including castles, the historic Dunkeld Cathedral, town and village halls, an ironage crannog on Loch Tay and the prestigious Perth Concert Hall. In addition to the afternoon and evening concerts, there is a large free music offering, including Cabaret Amber, Open Mic Sessions and Pub Sessions. The festival’s fringe programme features workshops, walks, talks and community events."
10th - 12th June 2016
Maddy Prior's Stepping Stones Festival, Kirklinton Hall, Nr Carlisle, Cumbria
"Headline bands include Show of Hands, Steeleye Span and The Bagdaddies. There will be music on two stages, music, dance and craft workshops, local food and craft ales, camping and a full programme of activities for children. Early -bird tickets are available until 31st December price £60 Under 16s FREE. Full price tickets will be £70.