Folk Festivals 2011

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To help you decide where to spend your weekends this year, here is a list of festivals happening in Britain and Ireland.

This list will be updated as more information becomes available.  If your festival isn't covered here, please email us.

Click the festival names for website links

Please note: the BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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JANUARY


Jan 13-30 
CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Glasgow, Scotland
Tel: 0141 353 8000 

Jan 14-16 
WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FESTIVAL
Whittlesea, Cambs
Tel: 01733 208245
Email: info@strawbear.org.uk    

Jan 26-30 
TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST
Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 677 2397
Email: wendy@templebartraders.com

Jan 28-30 
GLOUCESTER CAJUN FESTIVAL
Gloucester, Glos
Tel: 01452 396389
Email: booking@gloucester.gov.uk

Jan 28-31
BALLINCOLLIG WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ballincollig, Co Cork, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)21 4871388
Email: info@whitehorse.ie

FEBRUARY


Feb 11-13 
CHELTENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL
Cheltenham, Glos
Tel: 0844 576 2210
Email: boxoffice@cheltenham.gov.uk

Feb 18-20 
GAINSBOROUGH OLD TIME FESTIVAL
Gainsborough, Lincs
Tel: 07506 138318
Email: secretary@foaotmad.org.uk

Feb 23-27 
SCOIL CHEOIL AN EARRAIGH
Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 (0)87 996 7501
Email: eolas@scoilcheoil.com

Feb 25-27 
ALCESTER WINTER FESTIVAL
Alcester, Warks
Tel: 07788 536605
Email: marjestanley@gmail.com

Feb 25-27 
INTERVARSITY FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL (IVFDF)
Bristol
Email: ubu-ivfdf@bristol.ac.uk

Feb 26 
CHESTER FEBRUARY FOLK DAY
Chester, Cheshire
Tel: 07005 977045
Email: info@chesterfolk.org.uk

MARCH


Mar 2-6 
THE GATHERING TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL
Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 234 8824
Email: info@inec.ie

Mar 4-6 
ACOUSTIC BLUES WEEKEND
Bromsgrove, Worcs
Tel: 01242 701765
Email: info@euroblues.org

Mar 4-6 
CELTIC FESTIVAL OF WALES
Porthcawl, S Wales
Tel: 01656 766667
Email: derek@cwlwmceltaidd.com

Mar 4-20 
MANCHESTER IRISH FESTIVAL
Fallowfield, Manchester
Tel: 07702 371966
Email: brochure@manchesteririshfestival.co.uk

Mar 12 
BOURNEMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL
Bournemouth, Hants
Email: info@bournemouthfolkfestival.co.uk

Mar 12 
MELLOR BROOK FIDDLE DAY
Mellor Brook, Lancs
Tel: 07745 493135
Email: soundpost@fiddlemusic.co.uk

Mar 18-19 
MALTON & NORTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Tel: 01653 696226
Email: mnff@live.co.uk

Mar 18-20 
THE NIEL GOW FESTIVAL
Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire, Scotland
Tel: 01350 727340 or 01350 728 920
Email: admin@thetaybank.com

Mar 26-27 
FRITTENDEN FESTIVAL
Frittenden, Kent
Tel: 07985 522734
Email: gmatkin@gmail.com

Mar 26-27
LUDLOW IRISH SET DANCE WEEKEND
Ludlow, Shropshire
Tel: 01547 540530
Email: pete@thedancingbridge.freeserve.co.uk

Mar 26 
MELODEONS AND MORE
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Tel: 01449 771090
Email: info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk

APRIL

Apr 2-3 
BARNSLEY ACOUSTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL
Barnsley, S Yorks

Apr 8-10 
BANBURY SONG AND ALE WEEKEND
Banbury, Oxon
Tel: 01295 709881

Apr 8-10 
GLENFARG FOLK FEAST
Glenfarg, nr Perth, Scotland
Tel: 01337 831403
Email: info@glenfargfolkclub.com

Apr 11-15 
FEIS ROIS (Junior)
Ullapool, Ross-shire, Scotland
Tel: 01349 862600
Email: allison.watson@feisrois

Apr 15-16 
THE FOLK THING
Ashby Folville, Leics
07954 993750 or 07970 283731

Apr 15-17 
CREDITON FOLK WEEKEND
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
Tel: 01363 775695
Email: creditonfolkfestival@yahoo.co.uk

Apr 15-17 
OXFORD FOLK FESTIVAL - 2011 FESTIVAL CANCELLED
Oxford, Oxon
Email: info@oxfordfolkfestival.com

Apr 21-24 
GOSPORT & FAREHAM EASTER FOLK FESTIVAL
Fareham, Hants
Tel: 01329 231942
Email: eastfest@talk21.com

Apr 22-24 
SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Tel: 01925 241631

Apr 23 
BURNLEY NATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
Burnley, Lancs
Tel: 01282 664400
Email: boxoffice@burnley.gov.uk

Apr 27-2 May 
WATH FESTIVAL
Wath Upon Dearne, S Yorks
Tel: 07982 658467
Email: wathfestival@btinternet.co.uk

April 28-1 May 
SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL
Shetland, Scotland
Tel: 01595 694757
Email: info@shetlandfolkfestival.com

Apr 28-2 May 
UPTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Upton, Worcs
Email: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org

Apr 29- 1 May 
BAAFEST (Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival)
Bellingham, Northumberland
Tel: 01434 221235 or 07974 258726
Email: info@baafest.com

Apr 29-1 May
BRISTOL FOLK FESTIVAL
Colston Hall, Bristol
Tel: 0117 922 3686
Email: boxoffice@colstonhall.org

Apr 29-1 May 
FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Filey, N Yorks
Email: fileyfolk@aolcom

Apr 29-1 May 
GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL
Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Tel: 01465 712128
Email: info@girvanfolkfestival.co.uk

Apr 29-1 May 
MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING
Morpeth, Northumberland
Tel: 01670 513308
Email: enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk

Apr 29-1 May 
UTTOXETER MAYFEST
Uttoxeter, Staffs
Tel: 07943 018457

Apr 29-2 May 
EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FOLKDANCE FESTIVAL
Eastbourne, Sussex
Tel: 01278 424332
Email: director@eiff.org.uk

Apr 29-2 May 
HARDRAW MAY GATHERING
Hardaw, nr Hawes, N Yorks
Tel: 0113 250 9639
Email: hardrawmaygather@aol.com

Apr 29-2 May 
HASTINGS TRADITIONAL JACK-IN-THE-GREEN
Hastings, E Sussex
Email: secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk

Apr 29-2 May 
THE CUP OF TAE TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ardara, Co Donegal, lreland

Apr 29-2 May 
SMITHWICK'S KILKENNY RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL
Kilkenny, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)56 776 3669
Email: info@kilkennyroots.com

Apr 30-May 1 
BIG WHEEL BLUES FESTIVAL
Laxey, Isle of Man
Email: committee@bigwheelblues.com

Apr 30- 2 May 
CLUN GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
Clun, Shropshire
Email: info@clungreenman.org.uk

Apr 30-2 May 
FEIS ROIS (Adult)
Ullapool, Ross-shire, Scotland
Tel: 01349 862600
Email: allison.watson@feisrois

Apr 30-2 May
ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL
Rochester, Kent
Tel: 01634 843666
Email: visitor.centre@medway.gov.uk

MAY


May 1 
KING'S LYNN MAY GARLAND PROCESSION
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Tel: 01553 768930
Email: paljac7@yahoo.co.uk

May 3-5 
TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL
Newport, Gwent
Tel: 01633 246241
Email: susieoates@bushell100.fsnet.co.uk

May 6-7 
BIG WHISTLE WEEKEND
Bury, Lancs
Tel: 0161 761 2216
Email: post@themet.biz

May 6-8 
FOLK ON THE PIER
Cromer, Norfolk
Tel: 01263 512495
Email: info@deckchairproductions.co.uk

May 6-8 
MONIAIVE FOLK FESTIVAL
Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Tel: 01848 200026
Email: perrybristow@aol.com

May 7-29 
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL
Brighton, Sussex
Tel: 01273 700747
Email: info@brightonfestival.org

May 5-8
HURDY-GURDY FESTIVAL
Youlgrave, Derbs
Email: gurdyfest@yahoo.co.uk

May 5-8
RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Raunds, Northants
Tel: 07756 015615
Email: info@raundsfestival.com

May 6-8 
HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK
Holmfirth, W Yorks
Tel: 01484 222444
Email: holmfirthfolk@btinternet.com

May 6-8 
KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL
Cecil Park, London
Tel: 020 8340 0530
Email: petawebken@aol.com

May 6-9 
SCANDIMOOT SCANDINAVIAN MUSIC AND DANCE
Austwick, N Yorks
Tel: 0151 348 4018
Email: scandimoot@ivrig.co.uk

May 13-15 
BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL
Kedleston Park, Derbys
Email: info@beardedtheory.co.uk

May 13-15 
CLENNELL HALL FOLK FESTIVAL
Alwinton, Northumberland
Tel: 01669 650377
Email: folk@clennellhallhotel.com

May 13-15 
SKERRIES TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND
Skerries, Co Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 652 8643
Email: skerriestradmusic@gmail.com

May 20-22 
ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs

May 20-22 
DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL
Doncaster, S Yorks
Tel: 01302 367302
Email: jdsbuz@aol.com

May 20-22 
LANGDALE CHARITY FOLK FESTIVAL
Langdale, Cumbria
Tel: 07773 530334
Email: langfest90@yahoo.co.uk

May 20-22 
SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL
Shepley, W Yorks
Tel: 01484 604704
Email: info@shepleyspringfestival.com

May 20-22 
WOOD FESTIVAL
Ipsden, Oxfordshire
Tel: 01235 821262
Email: info©thisistruck.com

May 22-30 
FLEADH NUA ENNIS
Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)65 682 4276
Email: ceoltrad@eircom.net

May 25-29 
FOLKWORKS HEXHAM GATHERING
Hexham, Northumberland
Tel: 0191 443 4661
Email: folkworks@thesagegateshead.org

May 25-5 Jun 
BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bath, Somerset
Tel: 01225 462231
Email: info@bathfestivals.org.uk

May 26-29
KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Tel: 01644 460662
Email: info@knockengorroch.org.uk

May 26-29 
ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Orkney, Scotland
Tel: 01856 851635

May 27-28
IREBY FESTIVAL
Ireby, Cumbria
Tel: 01697 371645
Email: irebyfestival@tiscali.co.uk

May 27-29 
DUNDONALD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dundonald, Ayrshire
Tel: 07922 588223
Email: info@dundonaldmusicfest.org.uk

May 27-29 
MAGDALEN FOLK FESTIVAL
Chard, Somerset
Tel: 01460 30144
Email: info@themagdalenproject.org.uk

May 27-29
OFF THE TRACKS SPRING FESTIVAL
Castle Donington, Derbs
Tel: 07825 512168
Email: info@offthetracks.co.uk

May 27-29 
PORTSOY FOLK FESTIVAL
Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland
Tel: 01261 842571
Email: bobphilips25@live.co.uk

May 27-29 
WHITBY SPRING SESSION
Whitby, N Yorks
Tel: 01947 820408
Email: moorcoast@yahoo.com

May 27-30 
BUDE & STRATTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Bude, Cornwall
Tel: 01288 341582
Email: info@budefolk.com

May 27-30 
CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL
Kelsall, Cheshire
Tel: 07005 977045
Email: info@chesterfolk.org.uk

May 27-30 
CHIPPENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL
Chippenham, Wilts
Tel: 01249 657190
Email: info@chippfolk.co.uk

May 27-30 
DULVERTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Dulverton, Somerset
Tel: 01398 323776
Email: sugan@supanet.com

May 27-30 
FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL
Pembrokeshire, Wales
Tel: 07812 143410
Email: alcoy@btinternet.com

May 27-30 
RYEDALE FOLK WEEKEND
Hutton-le-Hole, N Yorks
Tel: 01287 660060
Email: richard-grainger@tiscali.co.uk

May 28-29 
HARTINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Hartington, Derbys
Tel: 07718 758308
Email: info@greyfoot.co.uk

May 28-11 Jun 
SWALEDALE FESTIVAL
Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales
Tel: 01748 880019
Email: enquiries@swaledale-festival.org.uk
 
 

JUNE


Jun 2-5 
THE SUNRISE CELEBRATION
Yeovil, Somerset
Tel: 0845 009 0246
Email: info@sunrisecelebration.com

Jun 3-5
THE BORDER GAITHERIN'
Coldstream, Scottish Borders
Tel: 01573 224920 or 01890 830355 or 01835 862423
Email: bordergaitherin@zen.co.uk

Jun 3-5
COASTLINE BLUEGRASS MUSIC EVENT
Bryn Ffanigl Ganol Farm, Llanddulas, N Wales
Email: coastline1@hotmail.co.uk

Jun 3-5 
GARWAY FOLK WEEKEND
Garway, Herefordshire
Tel: 01432 265172
Email: info@garwayfolkweekend.org.uk

Jun 3-5 
SUFFOLK FOLK FESTIVAL
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Tel: 01473 742334
Email: mike.r.everett@btinternet.com

Jun 3-5 
WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL
Weymouth, Dorset
Tel: 01305 860277
Email: info@wessexfolkfestival.co.uk

Jun 3-5 
WYCHWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Cheltenham, Glos
Tel: 01993 772580
Email: info@wychwoodfestival.com

Jun 9-12 
THE GATE TO SOUTHWELL FOLK FESTIVAL
Southwell, Notts
Tel: 01636 816678
Email: info@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

Jun 10-11 
WALLINGFORD BLUES & BEER FESTIVAL
Walllingford, Oxon
Tel: 01491 834665
Email: normawhelan@yahoo.co.uk

Jun 10-12 
BLOWOUT BAGPIPE FESTIVAL
Polesworth, nr Tamworth, Staffordshire
Tel: 01327 705265
Email: ian.clabburn@yahoo.co.uk

June 10-12 
BRADNINCH FESTIVAL
Bradninch, Devon
Email: info@bradninchfestival.org

Jun 10-12 
GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL
Gower, Wales
Tel: 01792 850803
Email: joy.toole@halfpennyfolkclub.com

Jun 10-12 
IPSWICH RIVERSIDE FOLK WEEKEND
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tel: 01473 601902
Email: paul@irfmf.org.uk

Jun 10-12 
LOANHEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Loanhead, Mid Lothian, Scotland
Tel: 01721 722766

Jun 10-12 
ST NEOTS FOLK FESTIVAL
St Neots, Cambs
Tel: 01234 376278
Email: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com

June 10-12 
TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL
Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
Tel: 01542 882638
Email: keithfestival@gmail.com

Jun 10-12 
WIMBORNE FOLK FESTIVAL
Wimborne, Dorset
Tel: 01202 623740
Email: linda.wild@wimbornefolkfestival.co.uk

Jun 11-13 
BAY FOLK WEEKEND
Robin Hood's Bay, N Yorks
Tel: 01947 880660

Jun 12 
FOLK ON THE GREEN
Stony Stratford, Bucks
Email: info@folkonthegreen.org.uk

Jun 16-19 
BLUES ON THE FARM
Chichester, W Sussex
Tel: 01243 773828
Email: info@bluesonthefarm.co.uk

Jun 17-19 
ALCESTER FOLK FESTIVAL
Alcester, Warks
Tel: 07788 536605
Email: contacts@alcesterfolkfestival.org

Jun 17-19 
BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Beverley, E Yorks
Tel: 01377 217569
Email: info@beverleyfestival.com

Jun 17-19 
FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL
Falmouth, Cornwall
Tel: 01326 372349
Email: info@falmouthshout.com

Jun 17-19 
KIRTLINGTON LAMB ALE MORRIS FESTIVAL
Kirtlington, Oxon
Tel: 01280 705858
Email: steve_hanley@lineone.net

Jun 17-19 
LICHFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL
Lichfield, Staffs
Tel: 01543 424292
Email: pennycowern@btinternet.com

Jun 17-19 
MIDDLEWICH FOLK & BOAT FESTIVAL
Middlewich, Cheshire
Tel: 0709 239 0501
Email: info@midfest.org.uk

Jun 17-19 
TEIGNMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL
Teignmouth, Devon
Tel: 01803 290427
Email: annemgill@tiscali.co.uk

Jun 17-Jul 2 
GRASSINGTON FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ARTS
Grassington, N Yorks
Tel: 01756 752691
Email: boxoffice@grassington-festival.org.uk

Jun 18-19 
LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Tel: 0845 388 4207
Email: info@peacefestival.org.uk

Jun 18-19 
LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Tel: 01702 715111
Email: tony@priority.ms

Jun 22-26 
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Pilton, Somerset
Tel: 01458 834596
Email: office@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Jun 23-26 
LICHFIELD REAL ALE, JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Lichfield, Staffs
Tel: 01543 262223
Email: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk

Jun 23-26 
WIRRAL FOLK ON THE COAST FESTIVAL
Bromborough, Cheshire
Tel: 0151 652 0734
Email: info@wirralfolkonthecoast.com

Jun 24-25 
HOME FESTIVAL
Dartington Hall, Devon
Tel: 01803 847074

Jun 24-26 
CRAWLEY FOLK & BEER FESTIVAL
Crawley, W Sussex
Tel: 01293 553636
Email: info@hawth.co.uk

Jun 24-26 
DENTDALE MUSIC & BEER FESTIVAL
Dent, Cumbria
Tel: 015396 or 015396 25537
Email: matthew@lowhaycotebarn.com

Jun 24-26 
DROYLSDEN FOLK WEEKEND
Droylsden, Greater Manchester
Tel: 0161 432 4830

Jun 24-26 
ENGLISH COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND
Brightlingsea, Essex
Tel: 01245 263753
Email: cakemp@hotmail.com

Jun 24-26 
FALKLAND FESTIVAL
Falkland, Fife, Scotland
Tel: 0774 318 3446
Email: falklandfestival@hotmail.co.uk

Jun 24-26 
SEDBURGH FOLKFEST
Sedburgh, Cumbria
Email: info@sedberghfolkfest.co.uk

Jun 24-26 
ST ALBANS FOLK AT THE FESTIVAL
St Albans, Herts
Tel: 017272 852111
Email: info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk
 
Jun 25 
CRAYSIDE SUMMER FOLK FESTIVAL
Foots Cray, Kent
Email: festival@craysidefolk.co.uk

Jun 25-27 
BELPER EXILE FEST
Sabine Hay, Derbys
Tel: 07983 250980 

Jun 30-3 Jul 
NORTH WALES BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Conwy, N Wales
Tel: 01492 580454 or 01492 515921

JULY


Jul 1-2 
HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Paddock Wood, Kent
Tel: 0207 644 1445
Email: hopfarmfestival@vpmg.net

Jul 1-3 
CLECKHEATON FOLK FESTIVAL
Cleckheaton, West Yorks
Tel: 01274 879761
Email: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org

Jul 1-3 
CORNBURY FESTIVAL
Cornbury, nr Charlbury, Oxfordshire
Tel: 0871 472 0420
Email: mail@cornburyfestival.com

Jul 1-3 
NATIONAL FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL
Moira, nr Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
Tel: 01676 540219 or 07881 558158
Email: festival@affc.demon.co.uk

Jul 1-3 
SARK FOLK FESTIVAL
Sark, Channel Islands
Email: info@sarkfolkfestival.com

Jul 1-10 
CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL
Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)52 61 29339
Email: info@junctionfestival.com

Jul 2
MUSIC IN THE FIELD
West Bottom Field, Thornham, Norfolk
Tel: 01485 512473, 01553 660977
Email: colinvenes@btinternet.com

Jul 2 
WOW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nr Diss, Norfolk
Tel: 01379 740181
Email: info@wow-arts.co.uk 

Jul 4-10 
LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD
Denbighshire, Wales
Tel: 01978 862000
Email: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk

Jul 7-10 
STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Tel: 07766 581596
Email: sff_tickets@yahoo.co.uk

Jul 7-17 
LICHFIELD FESTIVAL
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Tel: 01543 306270
Email: info@lichfieldfestival.org

Jul 8
FOLK FRIDAY AT THE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD
Llangollen, N Wales
Tel: 01978 862001
Email: tickets@international-eisteddfod.co.uk

Jul 8-9 
BEGGARS FAIR
Romsey, Hampshire

Jul 8-9 
MOONBEAMS WOLD TOP FOLK FESTIVAL
Nr Driffield, E Yorks
Tel: 07810 831317
Email: moonbeamsacoustic@hotmail.com

Jul 8-10 
AMERICANA INTERNATIONAL
Newark, Notts
Tel: 0870 863 2100
Email: silvereagleuk@ntlworld.com

Jul 8-10 
BROMSGROVE FOLK FESTIVAL
Bromsgrove, Worcs
Tel: 01527 831577
Email: bromsgroveman@hotmail.com

Jul 8-10 
CLOGFEST
Skipton, N Yorks
Tel: 01282 868040
Email: paul@clogfest.org

Jul 8-10 
ELY FOLK FESTIVAL
Ely, Cambs
Tel: 07500 527334
Email: info@elyfolk.co.uk

Jul 8-10 
FOLKSTATION
Havenstreet, Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 882269
Email: folkstationonline@googlemail.com

Jul 8-10
FURNESS TRADITION FESTIVAL
Ulverston, Cumbria
Tel: 01229 582704
Email: trad@hartown.demon.co.uk

Jul 8-10 
MERRY TOM FOLK FESTIVAL
Brixworth Country Park, Northants
Tel: 07860 574714
Email: info@merrytom.co.uk

Jul 8-10 
PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL
Priddy, Somerset
Tel: 01746 674080
Email: tickets@priddyfolk.org

Jul 8-10 
SMALL NATIONS FESTIVAL
Glangwenlais, Cilycwm, Wales
Email: info@smallnations.co.uk

Jul 8-10 
WEST SOMERSET FOLK FESTIVAL
Carhampton, Somerset
Email: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk

Jul 9-10 
RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Tel: 01462 454649
Email: info@rotw.org.uk

Jul 9-18 
FROME FESTIVAL
Frome, Somerset
Tel: 01373 453889
Email: office@fromefestival.co.uk

Jul 9 
MUSIC ON THE GREEN
Martlesham Heath, Ipswich
Email: info@motg.co.uk

Jul 10-16 
SOUTH SLIGO SUMMER SCHOOL
Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)71 912 0912
Email: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net

Jul 11-24 
GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL
Galway City, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)9 150 9700
Email: info@galwayartsfestival.ie

Jul 13-16 
HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL
Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis
Tel: 01851 621234
Email: info@hebceltfest.com

Jul 13-17 
LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
Salisbury, Wilts
Tel: 01725 552300
Email: info@larmertreefestival.co.uk

Jul 14-17
BRADFIELD TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND
High Bradfield, S Yorks
Tel: 0114 285 1479
Email: edeophone@aol.com

Jul 15-17 
FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE
Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Tel: 01939 236626
Email: info@festivalattheedge.org

Jul 15-17 
GUILFEST
Guildford, Surrey
Tel: 01483 454159

Jul 15-17 
ROTHBURY TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rothbury, Northumberland
Tel: 01669 621000
Email: enquiries@rothbury-traditional-music.co.uk

Jul 15-17 
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL
Upton-upon-Severn, Worcs
Email: feedback@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk

Jul 16-23 
JOE MOONEY SUMMER SCHOOL
Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)71 964 1213
Email: nancywoods@iol.ie

Jul 17-22 
LIVING TRADITION TRADITIONAL MUSIC, SONG & DANCE WEEK
West Park, Dundee, Scotland
Tel: 01563 571220
Email: summerschools@livingtradition.org.uk

Jul 18-22 
MEITHEAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Limerick City, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 670 4465
Email: meitheal2@eircom.net

Jul 18-24 
YN CHRUINNAGHT (Manx National Festival)
Isle of Man
Tel: 07624 425957 or 01624 695784
Email: ynchruinnaght@manx.net

Jul 21-24 
TROWBRIDGE VILLAGE PUMP FESTIVAL - 2011 FESTIVAL CANCELLED
Trowbridge, Wilts
Email: enquiries@trowbridgefestival.co.uk

Jul 22-23 
THE WICKERMAN FESTIVAL
Kirkudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Tel: 01854 613746
Email: helen@thewickermanfestival.co.uk

Jul 22-24 
SANDWICH FOLK N' ALE WEEKEND
Sandwich, Kent
Tel: 07736 057836

Jul 22-24 
STAINSBY FESTIVAL
Stainsby, Derbys
Tel: 01246 559036
Email: info@stainsbyfestival.org.uk

Jul 24 
FOLK BY THE OAK
Hatfield House, Hertford, Herts
Tel: 01432 355416
Email: info@folkbytheoak.com

Jul 24-29 
LIVING TRADITION GUITAR & INSTRUMENT WEEK
West Park, Dundee, Scotland
Tel: 01563 571220
Email: summerschools@livingtradition.org.uk

Jul 24-31 
FIDDLER'S GREEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Rostrevor, Co Down, N Ireland
Tel: 028 4173 9819
Email: info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk

Jul 26-31 
SPEYFEST
Fochabers, Moray, Scotland
Tel: 07875 212382
Email: info@speyfest.com

Jul 27-31 
STAITHES ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Staithes, N Yorks
Tel: 01947 840200
Email: tonyleonard@tiscali.co.uk

Jul 28-31 
CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Cambridge, Cambs
Email: admin.cornex@cambridge.gov.uk

Jul 29-31 
BALLYSHANNON FOLK FESTIVAL
Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)86 252 7400
Email: info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

Jul 29-31 
INTERNATIONAL GYPSY GUITAR FESTIVAL
Gossington, Gloucs
Email: stuart@iggf.co.uk

Jul 29-31 
LOMOND FOLK FESTIVAL
Balloch, Scotland
Tel: 01389 751786 or 07713 744192
Email: info@lomondfolkfestival.com

Jul 29-31 
MARYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL
Maryport, Cumbria
Tel: 01900 817200
Email: info@maryportblues.co.uk

Jul 29-31 
WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL
Warwick, Warks
Tel: 01926 614932
Email: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

Jul 29-31 
WOMAD
Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts
Tel: 0845 146 1735
Email: info@womad.org

Jul 29-1 Aug 
GUILDTOWN BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Guildtown, Scotland
Tel: 01968 670038
Email: secretary@scottishbluegrass.com

Jul 29-5 Aug
SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK
Sidmouth, Devon
Tel: 01395 578627
Email: info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk

Jul 30-31 
EASTBOURNE LAMMAS FESTIVAL
Eastbourne, Sussex
Tel: 01323 737809

Jul 30-6 Aug 
ALNWICK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Alnwick, Northumberland

Jul 31-5 Aug 
COMMON GROUND SCOTLAND
West Park, Dundee, Scotland
Tel: 01563 571220
Email: summerschools@livingtradition.org.uk


 

AUGUST


Aug 3-8 
FEAKLE INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Feakle, Co Clare, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)61 924917
Email: info@feaklefestival.ie

Aug 4-7 
THE BIG CHILL
Eastnor Castle, Malvern Hills, Herefordshire
Tel: 020 7009 3048
Email: info@bigchill.net

Aug 4-7 
WICKHAM FOLK FESTIVAL
Wickham, Hants
Tel: 023 8071 1818
Email: eastfest@talk21.com

Aug 5-6 
BELLADRUM TARTAN HEART FESTIVAL
Beauly, Invernessshire, Scotland
Tel: 01463 741366
Email: info@tartanheartfestival.co.uk

Aug 5-7 
BATTLEFIELD BAND'S MUSIC TRYST
National Mining Museum, Midlothian, Scotland
Tel: 01875 830328
Email: info@musictryst.com

Aug 5-7 
DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL
South Zeal, Devon
Tel: 01837 840102
Email: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.co.uk

Aug 5-7
LECHLADE SONG 'N' ALE
Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucs
Email: lechlade@newportfolkclub.co.uk

Aug 5-12 
BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK
Broadstairs, Kent
Tel: 01843 604080
Email: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

Aug 5-13 
BILLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
Billingham, Teesside
Tel: 01642 553220
Email: info@billinghamfestival.co.uk

Aug 6 
SURREY MINI BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Mickleham, Surrey
Email: surreybluegrass@hotmail.co.uk

Aug 6-14 
BATH FOLK FESTIVAL
Bath, Somerset
Tel: 01225 463362
Email: info@bathfolkfestival.org

Aug 7
DAY OF LINCOLNSHIRE FOLK MUSIC, DANCE & SONG
Leadenham, Lincs
Email: 600whiskies@googlemail.com

Aug 7
HARBOROUGH FOLK FESTIVAL
Market Harborough, Leics
Tel: 01858 431472

Aug 7-12 
LIVING TRADITION TECHNOLOGY WEEK
West Park, Dundee, Scotland
Tel: 01563 571220
Email: summerschools@livingtradition.org.uk

Aug 8-13 
FOLKWORKS SUMMER SCHOOLS
Durham, Co Durham
Tel: 0191 443 4627
Email: folkworks@thesagegateshead.org

Aug 8-14 
BATH FOLK FESTIVAL
Bath, Somerset
Tel: 01225 463362
Email: info@bathfolkfestival.org

Aug 9-14 
MASTERS OF TRADITION FESTIVAL
Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Email: masters.of.tradition@gmail.com

Aug 11-13 
FAIRPORT'S CROPREDY CONVENTION
Cropredy, Oxon
Email: info@fairportconvention.com

Aug 11-13 
FOLKWORKS DURHAM GATHERING
Durham, Co Durham
Tel: 0191 443 4661
Email: folkworks@thesagegateshead.org

Aug 11-14 
WOMEN IN TUNE (Women-only Music Festival)
Llanfair Clydogau, Wales
Tel: 01570 493288
Email: witinfo@womenintune.org.uk

Aug 11-22 
MARYMASS FOLK FESTIVAL
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Tel: 01294 551047
E-mail: Info@irvinefolkclub.co.uk

Aug 12-14 
AUCHTERMUCHTY FESTIVAL
Auchtermuchty, Scotland
Tel: 01337 828723

Aug 12-14 
ENDORSE IT IN DORSET
Nr Blandford, Dorset
Email: info@lgofestivals.com

Aug 12-14 
FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Eldon Hall, Ludlow, Herefordshire
Email: info@fireflymusicfest.com

Aug 12-14 
SALTBURN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOLK MUSIC, DANCE & SONG
Saltburn, N Yorks
Tel: 01287 622623
Email: saltburnfolkfestival@ukforum.com

Aug 12-14 
SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER
Leicester, Leics
Tel: 0116 233 3113
Email: festival@summersundae.com

Aug 13-20 
MORLAND FOLK DANCE WEEK
Morland, Cumbria
Tel: 01931 714338
Email: david@newbyendfarm.co.uk

Aug 18-21
MULL OF KINTYRE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mull of Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
Tel: 01586 552056
Email: mokfest@hotmail.co.uk

Aug 19-21 
BEAUTIFUL DAYS
Ottery St Mary, Devon
Email: info@beautifuldays.org

Aug 19-21
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
Nr Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Email: info@thegreenmanfestival.co.uk

Aug 19-21 
INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
Tel: 01721 729949
Email: imfpublicity@aol.com

Aug 19-21 
MOIRA FURNACE FOLK FESTIVAL
Moira, Derbys
Tel: 01530 272305
Email: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk

Aug 20-26 
WHITBY FOLK WEEK
Whitby, N Yorks
Tel: 01274 833669
Email: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk

Aug 25-29 
TOWERSEY VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Towersey, Oxon
Tel: 01629 827016
Email: info@towerseyfestival.com

Aug 26-28 
LIMETREE FESTIVAL
Limetree Farm, Grewelthorpe, N Yorks
Tel: 01937 557812

Aug 26-28 
PURBECK FOLK FESTIVAL
Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset
Email: paul@purbeckfolk.co.uk

Aug 26-28 
RHYTHM FESTIVAL
Biggleswade, Beds
Email: jim@rhythmfestival.com

Aug 26-28 
SOLFEST
Tarnside Farm, Nr Silloth, W Cumbria
Tel: 01900 602122
Email: enquiries@solwayfestival.co.uk

Aug 26-29
GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL
Colne, Lancashire
Tel: 01282 661234
Email: info@bluesfestival.co.uk

Aug 26-29 
SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Tel: 01746 768813
Email: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
 
 Aug 26-29
SOUTHSEA FOLK, ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL
Southsea, Hampshire
Email: spiderpromos@aol.com

Aug 26-29 
WADEBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Wadebridge, Cornwall
Tel: 01209 814683
Email: info@wadebridgefolk.co.uk

Aug 26-29 
WATCHET FESTIVAL
Watchet, W Somerset
Email: info@watchetfestival.co.uk

SEPTEMBER
 

Sep 1-4
BURNHAM-ON-SEA FOLKFEST
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
Tel: 01278 794414

Sep 1-4 
DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Cirencester, Glos
Email: john.wirtz@hipposound.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
THE BIG GREEN CARDIGAN
Cripps Corner, E Sussex
Tel: 07969 462836 or 07786 025693
Email: info@biggreencardigan.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
Email: info@endoftheroadfestival.com

Sep 2-4 
FYLDE FOLK FESTIVAL
Fleetwood, Lancs
Tel: 01253 872317
Email: alanbell@fylde-folk-fest.demon.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
MENDIP AUTUMN FOLK FESTIVAL
Priddy, Somerset
Tel: 07970 735682
Email: enquiries@mendipfolk.org.uk

Sep 2-4 
MONAGHAN HARVEST TIME BLUES
Monaghan Town, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)47 38162
Email: info@harvestblues.ie 

Sep 2-4 
MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL
Birmingham, W Midlands
Tel: 07789 440026
Email: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
OFF THE TRACKS SUMMER FESTIVAL
Castle Donington, Derbs
Tel: 07825 512168
Email: info@offthetracks.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
SEDGEFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL
Sedgefield, County Durham
Tel: 01740 621347
Email: info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON FOLK FESTIVAL
Stratford-Upon-Avon, S Warks
Tel: 08000 474023
Email: info@greyfoot.co.uk 

Sep 2-4 
WALLINGFORD BUNKFEST
Wallingford, Oxon
Tel: 07743 330494
Email: info@bunkfest.co.uk

Sep 2-4 
WAREHAM WAIL
Verwood, Dorset
Tel: 01202 733699

Sep 2-4 
WEYFEST
Tilford, Farnham, Surrey
Email: info@weyfest.co.uk 

Sep 3 
TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAY
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Tel: 01449 771090
Email: info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk 

Sep 7-9 
HARWICH SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL
Harwich, Essex
Tel: 01225 674889 or 07921 640772
Email: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk 

Sep 7-11 
LINLITHGOW FOLK FESTIVAL
Linlithgow, Scotland
Email: mail@linlithgowfolk.com 

Sep 7-11 
OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL
Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, N Ireland
Tel: 028 91 454 754
Email: info@openhousefestival.com

Sep 9-11 
BROMYARD FOLK FESTIVAL
Bromyard, Herefords
Tel: 07772 831860
Email: info@bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk

Sep 9-11 
LANGDALE CHARITY FOLK FESTIVAL
Langdale, Cumbria
Tel: 07773 530334
Email: langfest90@yahoo.co.uk 

Sep 9-11 
SWANAGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Swanage, Dorset
Email: swanagefolkfestival@hotmail.co.uk

Sep 9-11 
SWEET SUNNY SOUTH FESTIVAL
Hastings, Sussex
Email: sweetsunnysouth69@yahoo.co.uk

Sep 9-17 
BLAS FESTIVAL
Scottish Highlands
Email: management@blas-festival.com

Sep 10 
SEEND ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL
Seend, Wilts
Tel: 01380 827041 or 07894 707965
Email: malcolm.shipp@ymail.com 

Sep 10-24 
ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS
St Ives, Cornwall
Tel: 01736 798577
Email: chair@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

Sep 15-18 
DEAL MARITIME FOLK FESTIVAL
Deal, Kent
Email: will@smugglersrecords.com 

Sep 15-18 
OTLEY BLACK SHEEP FOLK FESTIVAL
Otley, W Yorks
Tel: 01943 464858
Email: otleyff@hotmail.com 

Sep 16-18
BUTE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL (THE BIG F)
Isle of Bute, Scotland
Tel: 01700 500151
Email: info@transclydemusic.co.uk

Sep 16-18 
CORNISH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Newquay, Cornwall
Tel: 01209 710060

Sep 16-18
TARBERT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland
Email: info@tarbertmusicfestival.com

Sep 17 
SOUTHSEA FEST
Southsea, Hants
Tel: 07854 767282
Email: info@southseafest.com 

Sep 17-18 
UK 2011 SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION
Stannington, Sheffield, S Yorks
Tel: 07815 683376 or 0114 268 4346
Email: sheffield.sacred.harp@gmail.com 

Sep 22-25 
JOHNNY KEENAN BANJO FESTIVAL
Longford, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 281 7825
Email: banjofestival@hotmail.com 

Sep 23-24 
GLENELG MUSIC FESTIVAL
Glenelg, Ross-Shire, Scotland
Tel: 05602 878585

Sep 23-25 
CROPTON FOLK N ROOTS FESTIVAL
Cropton, N Yorks
Tel: 01287 660060
Email: richard-grainger@tiscali.co.uk

Sep 23-25 
DUNBAR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dunbar, Scotland
Email: DunbarMusicFestival@googlemail.com

Sep 28-1 Oct 
BEAMISH CORK FOLK FESTIVAL
Cork City, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 648 6922
Email: cfolkf@gmail.com 

Sep 30-2 Oct 
HELMSLEY FOLK WEEKEND
Helmsley, Yorks
Tel: 01439 771700
Email: office@badappletheatre.com 

Sep 30- 2 Oct 
INGLETON FOLK WEEKEND
Ingleton, N Yorks
Email: ingletonfolk@gmail.com

Sep 30-2 Oct 
SLIGO TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND
Sligo, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)87 648 9057 or +353 (0)86 309 7596
Email: tradsing@eircom.net 

Sep 30-2 Oct 
TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL
Tenterden, Kent
Tel: 01233 626805
Email: alan@folkspots.co.uk

Sep 30-16 Oct
THE DORIC FESTIVAL
Various venues, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Tel: 01771 653320

OCTOBER


Oct 6-9 
LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL
Lewes, Sussex
Tel: 01273 478124
Email: tinvic@globalnet.co.uk 

Oct 7-8 
WALK THE LINE FESTIVAL
Cheltenham, Gloucs

Oct 7-9 
BANBURY FOLK FESTIVAL
Banbury, Oxon
Tel: 01295 709881 

Oct 7-9 
DERBY TRADITIONAL MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Derby, Derbys
Tel: 01773 853428
Email: info@prpromotions.org.uk

Sep 7-9 
SWANAGE BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL
Swanage, Dorset
Email: s.darrington@btopenworld.com 

Oct 14-16 
BRISTOL CAJUN & ZYDECO FESTIVAL
Bristol

Oct 15-29 
CANTERBURY FESTIVAL
Canterbury, Kent
Tel: 01227 452853
Email: info@canterburyfestival.co.uk

Oct 17-21 
BLAZIN' IN BEAULY
Beauly, Nr Inverness, Scotland
Tel: 07792 947269
Email: info@blazininbeauly.com 

Oct 19-23 
LOWENDER PERAN FESTIVAL
Perranporth, Cornwall
Tel: 01872 553413
Email: peggy@lowenderperan.co.uk 

Oct 21-23 
LICHFIELD ROOTS & FOLK FESTIVAL
Lichfield, Staffs
Tel: 01543 262223
Email: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk

Oct 21-30 
SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: 0131 556 9579

Oct 22-23 
DANCE AROUND THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Camden, London
 
Oct 28-30 
DARLlNGTON FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND
Darlington Arts Centre, Co Durham
Tel: 01661 842964
Email: info@darlingtonfolkmusicweekend.org.uk

Oct 28-6 Nov
PERTHSHIRE AMBER: THE DOUGIE MACLEAN FESTIVAL
Dunkeld, Perthshire
Tel: 01350 724281

NOVEMBER


Nov 1 
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Wirral, Merseyside
Tel: 0151 666 0000 

Nov 4-6
DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL
Denholm, Scottish Borders
Tel: 01450 860641
Email: info@denholmfolkfest.co.uk

Nov 4-6 
MUSICPORT
Bridlington, E Yorks
Tel: 01947 603475

Nov 11-13 
CARLISLE BLUES FEST
Carlisle, Cumbria
Email: carlislebluesfest@btinternet.com

Nov 11-13 
TENBY BLUES FESTIVAL
Tenby, Wales
Tel: 07074 102121
Email: info@tenbyblues.co.uk

Nov 25-27 
BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL
Bedworth, Warks
Tel: 07519 787469
Email: mail@bedworth-festival.info
 
Nov 25-27 
RAISE YOUR BANNERS
Bradford, W Yorks
Email: info@raiseyourbanners.org 

DECEMBER


Dec 2 
GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL
Skegness, Lincs
Tel: 0845 070 4734

Dec 3 
HADDENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL
Haddenham, Bucks
Tel: 01296 415333
Email: john@actionfolk.co.uk

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