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www.acousticfestival.co.uk

Annually since 2006. Held Early June.

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allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk

Allen Valleys Promotions Ltd is 'a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation ... establshed in 2015. The company’s objective is to promote cultural and artistic activities which support communities and businesses in the Allen Valleys. Its prime responsibility is to organise The Allen Valleys Folk Festival in October each year, working in conjunction with the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership ...'

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www.arranevents.com

'A lively three days of folk music in Arran's main town, Brodick. Split between day sessions and evening concerts, the festival draws live bands and the odd troubadour from across the UK to the isle. There'll be workshops, too, for those who want to brush up on their musical skills.' Held Early June.

Visits to the Website56
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baring-gould.co.uk

‘Taking place in indoor venues in Okehampton, the Festival is Wren Music’s annual celebration. A weekend of music and song is what you will get, with concerts, workshops, the festival feast, music sessions, singing sessions, a folk orchestra, festival choir, youth events, morris dancing and ceilidhs. Most venues are halls and churches around the town, with a few local pubs being used for sessions. The Festival is inspired by the folk song collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), one of the Victorian era's great social historical researchers, who undertook the first serious and sustained attempt to collect the traditional songs of the English peasantry and workers, predominantly in west Devon.’ Held Late October.

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Also indexedWren Music | Sabine Baring-Gould
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www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/leisure-libraries-and-museums/events/annual-events/

‘One of the key events in our Summer of festivals’ programme ... A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!‘ Held Mid June.

Visits to the Website71
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bathfolkfestival.org

‘Founded in 2010 ... Bath Folk Festival is cited as one of the most exciting new folk festivals to emerge in the UK, drawing on a mix of internationally acclaimed acts and the wealth of local talent in the South West ... It is a grassroots festival run by and for musicians and dancers who are passionate about the rich cultures represented. This will be an opportunity to not only hear some fantastic music, but more importantly it will be an opportunity to learn music at our traditional music summer school and to play in one of our many lively sessions.’ Held Mid August at a variety of venues across Bath.

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bedworth-festival.info

'Although over the years the Festival has grown into quite a large event it has still retained its unique “intimate” atmosphere: You can enjoy a whole week-end of music, song and dance for little more than the price of just a concert! – It’s a Festival to ”get involved in” – where the audience is (at least!) as important as the guests! – It’s where the folk scene meets for its Christmas Party – for a good sing, dance and play, a good story, a good drink, some good company, and a really good time! – It’s the place to be at the end of the Festival season! ….. and it is the UK’s biggest annual winter folk event!'

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www.beverleyfestival.com

'Whilst British folk music, both traditional and new, remains at the heart of the Festival, we also feature Americana, world music, Blues, some classic rock, punk, a variety of acoustic performances, Morris sides and much more - if the music is good, we will embrace it.' Held Mid June.

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www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

‘Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! Whether you are family looking for child-friendly events, younger generation wanting to burn off some dance energy or singers and musicians seeking out a session – Folk Week has something for you. The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. All venues are within walking distance – although we admit that getting down the hill to the sea is easier than getting back up!' Held Mid August.

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www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk

'The best 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.' Held Mid September.

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www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival

’The 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.‘ Held Late July.

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www.chesterfolk.org.uk/festival.html

‘We are a group of folk enthusiasts whose aim is to promote folk music events in the Chester area. Our main activity is organising the Chester Folk Festival which takes place annually over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in the village of Kelsall, about 8 miles from Chester (UK).’

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www.chippfolk.co.uk

'A unique and distinctive event of national importance. It features the very best in English traditional music and dance with an emphasis on participation and education. Run entirely by volunteers, it has minimal and very local sponsorship; it is fiercely independent and entirely in control of its artistic programme ... It is a "200+ events, make up your own festival in a variety of venues in a small, welcoming, market town" festival. Just like English traditional music and dance it is modest, unassuming, inclusive, fun and ultimately rewarding.' Held Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.

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www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org

'Founded 1987 ... Come along and join in the fun! ... Cleckheaton is situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, right in the middle of the West Yorks Conurbation, with Leeds, Bradford and Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury all approx the same short distance away. Affectionately known by the locals (and regular visitors) as just plain Clecky.' Festival held Early July.

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www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

'Brings folk's best to Cornwall, and showcases Cornwall to the world. Our main stage gigs feature legends, rising stars and established artists. Hang out during the day at our Fringe Tent for back-to-back pulsing talent from across the south west. Wadebridge's streets and pubs are invaded with artists in abundance at one of Britain's finest small festivals, the perfect Celtic last blast of summer.'

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www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk

‘It was back in 1978 that local musician Bob Cann had the idea that he would like to start his own folk festival to help revive and preserve the traditions of Dartmoor, and in particular, the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area. The first three festivals were held in the grounds of Wood Country House near South Tawton, until 1981 when it moved to its present location in the picturesque village of South Zeal, on the edge of Dartmoor. Over the years the festival has grown making it possible to invite a high standard of folk artist from near and far, whilst maintaining its reputation for being a friendly, traditional festival.‘ Held Mid August.

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www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk

'The Festival is co-produced by Derby LIVE and PR Promotions and used to take place throughout every bit of space that the Assembly Rooms had to offer. With that venue out of action, we had to move outside, putting the main concerts into The City Marquee on the Market Place. Other concerts will be happening in Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre, The Old Bell Hotel on Sadler Gate and Derby Cathedral. Added into that will be Folk Club events, a full fringe music programme (with free concerts for everyone including non-ticket holders), sessions, dance displays, workshops, craft stalls and a great atmosphere throughout the weekend.' Held Early October.

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doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk

'Folk, Roots and Acoustic music and dance.' Held Mid May.

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elyfolkfestival.co.uk

'Bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment.' Held Mid July.

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www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk

'The Festival has three main aims: •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.' Held Mid June.

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fiddlersgreenfestival.eu

'It began as a one day event, progressed to a weekend one and now extends to eight days and seven nights of music, culture and craic. With up to 200 events the festival caters for music fanatics, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival, and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.' Held in Rostrevor Late July.

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www.fireinthemountain.co.uk

'We are located on an ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, at the end of the Mountain Road from Aberystwyth to Rhayader ... We followed the classic trajectory in forming and becoming a festival - the unwitting group of friends who put on a party only to see it grow and grow. Way back in 2009 a group of friends who played and shared a love of Folk, Old Time and Bluegrass music began to visit the farm, brought together there by a certain Fiddle Player who used to live on the farm ... ' Held Early June.

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www.folkinafield.co.uk

‘A mix of music within a unique woodland setting.’ Held Early July.

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www.tyddynmon.co.uk/folkonthefarm/

Annual Folk Festival whose proceeds support the work caried out by Tyddyn Môn - founded by the parents of adults with learning difficulties who wanted a more constructive and rewarding occupation for their sons and daughters. Held Mid July.

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www.folkonthepier.co.uk

'Held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in 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.'

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www.folkeast.co.uk

'A fresh approach to a timeless tradition ... FolkEast feels more like a very English village fete than a festival, with the good humour and unpretentiousness of its patrons, the Young'uns, the guiding vibe.' Held Mid August.

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furnesstradition.org.uk

‘Originally formed in 1997/8 to put on a Festival. Furness Tradition is run entirely by volunteers who aim to promote awareness of, and participation in the folk music traditions of Cumbria, especially Furness ... As well as running workshops in schools and the community, and organising an annual Festival in Mid-July each year, a core part of our aims is to collect items from our cultural heritage, oral or written. New members and friends of Furness Tradition are always welcome to join.’

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southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

‘Now established as one of the premier roots and acoustic music events in the Midlands Calendar 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.’ Held Early June.

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hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk

‘An annual festival for Hartlepool, featuring the very best folk and acoustic music from around the country - and closer to home! ... From the most contemporary folk and acoustic music through to a wealth of traditional singers and musicians, there really is something for everyone. Special concerts and events will celebrate the rich music, heritage and traditions of Teesside and the North East.’ Held Mid October.

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www.hebceltfest.com

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innerleithenmusicfestival.org

‘Annual weekend of acoustic music in small town in the Scottish Borders ... Beautifully situated amongst rolling hills by the River Tweed.’ Held Mid August.

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www.gighamf.org.uk

'Our wee festival is probably the smallest and most intimate traditional music festival in Scotland, as the island Village Hall where we hold our headline events has a capacity of about 150. Many of our festival-goers are regulars: we know them by name, and they're always welcome to have a blether while booking their tickets ...' Held Late June.

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www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk

Moonbeams Events is a series of lovely relaxed nights of lovely music - dedicated to bringing the best acoustic, folk and roots music to East Yorkshire ... The Moonbeams Festival is set in the grounds of the award winning Wold Top Brewery, perched on top of the Yorkshire Wolds (held Early July) ... And each year in March, Moonbeams takes over the Bell Hotel in Driffield, for the now "Wold Famous" Moonbeams March Weekend. A fabulous Winter Gathering at this gorgeous venue with a line up that will impress all!'

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macgochans-tobermory.co.uk/portfolio-item/live-music/

Held Late April.

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www.mokfest.com

'An event for all the family which celebrates traditional and contemporary Scottish, Irish and Pan Celtic music. Based in Campbeltown, the event has a great mix of free outdoor events, concerts, ceilidh’s, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, heritage trail walks, and parades in large venues to intimate halls. Past bands to appear at the MOK Fest are The Fratellis, The View, The Time Frequency (TTF), The Saw Doctors, Deacon Blue, Capercaillie, Idlewild, Ally Bain & Phil Cunningham, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Stranglers. If you fancy an adventure and good music in this is the event for you.' Held Mid August.

Visits to the Website57
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www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk

‘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 its riverside campsite and unspoilt farm setting. The site opens Wednesday lunchtime to allow travel and a chance to relax for the afternoon before the music begins. Additional attractions include local trade and crafts folk, and of course real ale.‘ Held Early July.

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www.newcastleton.com

'First held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the friendliest, most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland!' Held Late June.

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www.tradmusic.com

Held Early July. Broader aims and objectives of the Festival Association include: 'to organise, facilitate and deliver music education through a range of workshops, talks, training days and other educational events and opportunities ... to encourage, develop and support original music composition through annual music and song writing competitions ... to provide performance opportunities for musicians who reside, or have resided, in Dumfries and Galloway ... to organise, facilitate and deliver concerts and live music events throughout mid-Galloway'.

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www.niel-gow.co.uk

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www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

'Orkney is a group of around 70 islands, situated just off the northern coast of Scotland. The festival is based in Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland, where around two thirds of all events take place. Other venues and locations vary year to year.' Held Late May.

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www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk

'From its modest beginning within a single venue in September 2006, the festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents alike ... A monthly Folk Club operates at the Cricket Club outside of the cricket season. Also a number of Festival Fundraisers and charity events are organised throughout the year.'

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sesiwnfawr.cymru

'The Festival was established in 1992 by a small group of volunteers that wanted to form a music festival in the town of Dolgellau. The aim was to create a free entry festival that took place on the streets of the town. The idea latched on to the general public and within a few years Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau had grown into one of Wales’ biggest festivals.' Held Mid July.

Visits to the Website18
Also indexedDolgellau Folk Festival
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www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

'The UK's most northerly folk festival, it is regarded as a prestigious event for performers, locals and visitors alike. Organised by a voluntary committee (and run by an even bigger pool of volunteers) the Festival prides itself in reaching out to even the most far flung areas of Shetland. Concerts are organised throughout the Isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer. In fact, visiting artistes are regularly dumbfounded by the quantity and quality of local musicians that our remote isles have to offer.' Held Early May.

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shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk

'One of the country's leading folk festivals - the most fun you can have during August Bank Holiday weekend! ... Four days packed with fantastic music, dance, and entertainment all on a centrally located site in the heart of Shrewsbury.'

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southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

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www.speyfest.com

'Our aim is to cater for all ages through a varied programme including: children’s entertainment, seated concerts and a range of stomps featuring some of the finest celtic and contemporary bands. We also take pride in offering "up and coming" artistes the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the celtic music world.' Held Late July.

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www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

'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.' Held Early October.

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www.todfolkfest.co.uk

Annual Festival, started in 2015: 'Our festival is reliant on volunteers. If you can offer your time to help steward on the weekend of the festival or to help with set-up or distribution of flyers and programmes then please do get in touch on the email ...'. Held Early May.

Visits to the Website42
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www.towerseyfestival.com

'Four days and nights of the best Acoustic, Folk, Blues, Jazz & 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 great outdoors.' Held Late August.

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www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk

'A weekend of international dance, music and song.' Held Mid May.

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www.uptonfolk.org

'The Folk Festival is promoted by the Upton upon Severn Folk Dance and Song Society. Membership of the society is available on application and acceptance by the committee. Membership is open to all those who wish to promote Folk Dancing and Folk Music in the district of Upton upon Severn in South Worcestershire.' Held Early May.

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Also indexedUpton upon Severn Folk Dance and Song Society
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wimbornefolk.co.uk

'Folk, Family & Fun!'. Held Mid June.

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www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com

'All-on-one-site festival of folk & acoustic music, dance, comedy, poetry & crafts.' Held Late May.

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www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk

'Finding a folk festival has now become easier. We aim to list almost all the festivals in the UK. If you know of one that's missing, do let us know, so we can update the lists ...'

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