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Living Tradition Festival Listings, 2018/2019

We have listed these festivals in good faith and have tried our best to ensure that the details are accurate. Please check with organisers publicity or websites before arranging or travelling long distances. PLEASE REPORT ANY ERRORS that you find in these listings. And if you are a festival organiser,please confirm your dates with us asap. Email admin@livingtradition.co.uk

JULY 2018

19-22 July MUSIC ON THE MARR Castle Carrock, Cumbria, 01228 670329, mom@orangehome.co.uk
20-22 July STAINSBY FOLK FESTIVAL Stainsby, Derbyshire, 01246 851337, info@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
20-22 July UNDERNEATH THE STARS FESTIVAL Cawthorne, South Yorkshire, 01226 767872, info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
20-22 July SESIWN FAWR DOLGELLAU Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, 07860 934 722, pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
20-22 July FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 07544 044126, info@festivalattheedge.org
20-22 July NEWARK TRADITIONS FESTIVAL Newark, Nottinghamshire, 01636 821672, newarktraditions@gmail.com
21-28 July JOE MOONEY SUMMER SCHOOL Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, 00353 (0)87 1331241 / (0)87 4655399, info@joemooneysummerschool.com
22-29 July FIDDLERS GREEN FESTIVAL Rostrevor, Co Down, 07895986616, info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk
23-28 July FOLKWORKS YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com
25-28 July FOLKWORKS JUNIOR SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com
23-28 July FOLKWORKS ADULT SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com
26-29 July WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL Warwick, Warwickshire, 01926 776438, info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
26-29 July HULL FOLK & MARITIME FESTIVAL Hull, hullfolkandmaritimefestival@gmail.com
27-29 July UGIE FOLK FESTIVAL Stuartfield, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, 01346 541396, information@ugiefolk.co.uk (tbc)
27-29 July SPEYFEST Fochabers, Moray, 07768 057631, info@speyfest.com
27-29 July TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND AT CULLERLIE Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire, 01224 645486, elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk
28 July-4 August SCOIL ACLA Achill Island, Co Mayo, 00353 85 881 9548, info@scoilacla.ie
29 July-5 August SHETLAND FIDDLE FRENZY Shetland islands 01595 743843, info@shetlandarts.org (tbc)
30 July-3 August BELFAST SUMMER SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC Belfast, info@belfasttrad.com

AUGUST 2018

2-4 August MONTELAGO CELTIC FESTIVAL Colfiorito, Italy, info@montelagocelticfestival.it
2-5 August CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cambridge 01223 357851, boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk
2-5 August WICKHAM FESTIVAL, Wickham, Hampshire, 01329 231942, eastfest@talk21.com
3-5 August MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Cambridge, Ontario, Canada mill_race@yahoo.com
3-5 August LAKE DISTRICT FOLK WEEKEND Staveley, 07813 403808, lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
3-6 August O'CAROLAN HARP FESTIVAL Keadue, Co Roscommon, 00353 (0)7196 47247, tickets@ocarolanfestival.ie
3-6 August BALLYSHANNON FOLK FESTIVAL, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)862527400, info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
3-10 August SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK Sidmouth, Devon, 01773 829507, info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
3-12 August FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT Lorient, Bretagne, France, 00 33 2 97272429, festival@festival-interceltique.com
4-11 August ALNWICK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Alnwick, Northumberland, 01665 510785
5 August DAY OF LINCOLNSHIRE FOLK MUSIC, SONG & DANCE Leadenham, Lincs, 01400 272824, 600whiskies@googlemail.com
6-11 August KILCAR FLEADH Kilcar, Co Donegal, 00353 8797 09540, kilcar.fleadh@gmail.com
8-12 August MULL OF KINTYRE FESTIVAL Campbeltown, Argyll, 01586 552056, mokfest@hotmail.co.uk
8-13 August FEAKLE FESTIVAL Feakle, Co Clare, 00353 (0)8796 78020, info@feaklefestival.ie
9-11 August FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION Cropredy, Oxon
10-12 August DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL South Zeal, Okehampton, Devon, 01837 840102, enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.co.uk
10-12 August SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL Saltburn By The Sea, Cleveland, 01287 622623, saltburnfolkfestival@talktalk.net
10-12 August FALKLAND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Falkland, Fife, 01337 840450
10-17 August BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK Broadstairs, Kent, 01843 604080, info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
11-18 August MORLAND FOLK DANCE WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk
11-19 August BATH FOLK FESTIVAL Bath, 01225 463362, info@bathfolkfestival.org
11-19 August BILLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL Billingham, Teesside 01642 553220, info@billinghamfestival.co.uk
12-19 August FLEADH CHEOIL NA hEIREANN 2018, Drogheda
13-17 August MERLIN MUSIC ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL Abbotsford, Melrose, 01896 822376, merlinmusicjane@gmail.com
13-19 August PIPING LIVE! Glasgow, 0141 353 0220
16-19 August MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST Milwaukee, USA, 00414 4763378, info@irishfest.com
16-19 August PURBECK VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Corfe Castle, Dorset, paul@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
17-19 August MOIRA FURNACE FOLK FESTIVAL Moira, Derbyshire, 07401 951694, info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
17-19 August INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, 0774 068 1879, imfpublicity@aol.com
17-19 August FOLKEAST Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 01986 872633, info@folkeast.co.uk
17-19 August WHITE HORSE FOLK FESTIVAL Wantage, Oxfordshire, 01453 751256, whitehorsefest@btinternet.com
18-24 August WHITBY FOLK WEEK Whitby, North Yorkshire, 01274 833669, info@whitbyfolk.co.uk
22-26 August MASTERS OF TRADITION FESTIVAL Bantry, Co Cork, 00353 27 52788/9, westcorkmusic@eircom.net
23-26 August MARYMASS FOLK FESTIVAL Irvine, Ayrshire, 01294 551047, joyceifc@aol.com
23-26 August TONDER FESTIVAL Denmark 0045 74 72 46 10, billet@tf.dk
24-26 August SOLFEST Tarns, Aspatria, Cumbria, info@solfest.org.uk
23-27 August CORNWALL FOLK FESTIVAL Wadebridge, Cornwall, info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
24-26 August EIRE! FESTIVAL DI MUSICA IRLANDESE, Bondeno, Italy, info@eirelafesta.com
24-26 August COLEMAN TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL Gurteen, Co Sligo, 00353 71918 2599, info@colemanirishmusic.com (tbc)
24-26 August SADDLEWORTH RUSHCART, Saddleworth, W Yorks, 01457 834871, saddleworthmorris@gmail.com
24-27 August SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 01743 892800, sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
24-27 August TOWERSEY FESTIVAL Thame, Oxfordshire, 01629 827016, info@towerseyfestival.com
25-27 August FOLK ON THE DOCK, Liverpool
31 August-1 September LLANWDDYN WEEKEND OF FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC Powys, Wales, 01691 870501, info@llanwddynevents.co.uk
31 August-2 September OFF THE TRACKS FESTIVAL Castle Donington, Leics., 07825 512168, info@offthetracks.co.uk
31 August-2 September WALLINGFORD BUNKFEST Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 01253 873964, info@bunkfest.co.uk
31 August-2 September MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL Moseley, Birmingham, 07789 440026, info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
31 August-2 September SEDGEFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Sedgefield, Co Durham 01740 621347, info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
31 August-2 September FLEETWOOD FOLK AND BLUES FESTIVAL Fleetwood, Lancashire, 01253 873964, fleetwoodfolkandblues@gmail.com
31 August-2 September LYME FOLK WEEKEND Lyme Regis, Dorset, admin@lymefolk.com

SEPTEMBER 2018

1 September LONDON FOLK FESTIVAL Camden, London, folkandroots@gmail.com
5-9 September LINLITHGOW FOLK FESTIVAL Linlithgow, West Lothian, 01506 844392, secretary@linlithgowfolk.com
6-9 September BROMYARD FOLK FESTIVAL Bromyard, Hereford, 07990 629203, info@bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk
6-9 September BELLINGHAM ALL ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Northumberland, 01434 220646, paul@baafest.com
6-9 September DINGLE TRADFEST Dingle, Co Kerry, dingletradfest@gmail.com
7-9 September THE BIG GREEN CARDIGAN Cripps Corner, East Sussex 07794 821454, info@biggreencardigan.co.uk
7-9 September SWANAGE FOLK FESTIVAL Swanage, Dorset, 01929 425176, swanagefolkfestival@gmail.co.uk
7-9 September TMSA KIRRIEMUIR FESTIVAL Kirriemuir, Angus, 01575 540261, info@kirriefestival.org
7-10 September PORTPATRICK FOLK FESTIVAL Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, 07810 868786, info@portpatrickfolkfestival.org
7-15 September BLAS The Scottish Highlands, 01463 783032
8-9 September SHAWFEST Partick, Glasgow, 077945 61715, grainne.brady6@gmail.com
8-22 September ST. IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL St.Ives, Cornwall, 0905 252 2250, info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
13-16 September CEOL CHOLASA Isle Of Colonsay, 01951 200336, ceolkeith@yahoo.co.uk
13-16 September GIG'N THE BANN Portglenone, Co Antrim, 02825 821743, info@gignthebann.com
14-15 September DOUGLASDALE FOLK FESTIVAL Douglas, South Lanarkshire, 07851861384, carrickmusic@btinternet.com
14-16 September THE FOLK GATHERING Alstonefield, Staffordshire, 0780 5529492, peacethroughfolk@gmail.com
15 September TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAY, Bungay, Suffolk, 01449 771090, info@eatmt.org.uk
20-23 September SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL Bognor Regis, 01243 820187 / 07751 594285, rnash10@hotmail.com
21-22 September BIG STONE CELTIC Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA, 276-523-5097, jbeck69087@aol.com
21-23 September OTLEY BLACK SHEEP FOLK FESTIVAL Otley, West Yorkshire, 01943 464858, otleyff@hotmail.com
21-23 September STROUD FOLK WEEKEND Stroud, Gloucestershire, stroudfolk@yahoo.com
21-23 September DUNBAR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Dunbar, East Lothian, 01246 410172
21-23 September FRANK HARTE FESTIVAL Dublin, info@goilin.com
21-23 September JURA MUSIC FESTIVAL Isle of Jura, 01496 820362, juramusicfestival@gmail.com
21-23 September JOHNNY DOHERTY MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL, Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)876900714, goldeileen@hotmail.com
21-23 September CRANTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL Crantock, Cornwall, 01637 830243
28-30 September LLYN ACOUSTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL Llanbedrog, 01758 740763, enquiries@oriel.org.uk
28-30 September ALLEN VALLEYS FOLK FESTIVAL Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 652477, davidcrellin@btinternet.com
29 September QUEENSFERRY FOLK FESTIVAL South Queensferry, 07960 449337, sean.sinclair@abbotresearch.co.uk
29-30 September TEIGNMOUTH SHANTY FESTIVAL Teignmouth & Shaldon, 07989 384305, rfresh1030@aol.com

OCTOBER 2018

4-7 October CORK FOLK FESTIVAL, Cork, Ireland, 00353 (0)21 4317271, cfolkf@gmail.com
4-7 October TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Tenterden, Nr Ashford, Kent, 01233 626805, info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
4-7 October DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL Derbyshire 01332 255800, admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
5-7 October SELKIRK SESSIONS Selkirk, Scottish Borders, 07768 053596, info@selkirksessions.com (tbc)
5-7 October DALBEATTIE FOLKTOBER FESTIVAL Dalbeattie, Kircudbrightshire, 077 808 47701, wahsong@gmail.com
5-7 October HARWICH INTERNATIONAL SHANTY FESTIVAL Harwich, Essex, 07921 640772, info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
5-7 October EDGWORTH FOLK WEEKEND Edgworth, Lancs, 07427 613783, arawc51@gmail.com
5-7 October SCOIL CHEOIL NA BOTHA Scotstown, Co Monaghan, 0863862080, scoilcheoilnabotha@gmail.com (tbc)
5-13 October CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Cape Breton, Canada, 001 902 5626700, info@celtic-colours.com
9-15 October COSTA DEL FOLK PORTUGAL Albufeira, Portugal, 01254 445050, info@enjoytravel.co.uk
12-14 October LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL Lewes, Sussex, 01273 478124, tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
12-14 October HARTLEPOOL FOLK FESTIVAL Hartlepool, 01429 299330, joan@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
12-14 October FESTIVAL DES PANARDS Todmorden, West Yorkshire, 01943 461684, snozz@snozz.com
12-14 October KINCORA TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Killaloe, Ballina, Co Clare, 00353 86 0529278, kincoratradweekend@gmail.com
12-14 October BANBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Banbury, Oxon, 07845 821041
15-19 October BLAZIN IN BEAULY Beauly, Invernesshire, 0779 294 7269, admin@blazininbeauly.com
18-21 October MANCHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Manchester, 0161 200 1500, hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
18-31 October SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL:GROWING STORIES Central Edinburgh & region, 0131 556 9579, reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com
19-21 October LICHFIELD FESTIVAL OF FOLK / L2F Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 262223, boxoffice@lichfieldarts.org.uk
19-21 October MUSICPORT FESTIVAL Whitby, N Yorkshire, 01947 603475, info@musicportfestival.com
19-21 October ILFRACOMBE FOLK ROOTS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, Ilfracombe, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk
19-22 October NONSUCH ANNUAL DULCIMER WORKSHOP WEEKEND Great Malvern, Worcestershire, 07484 166742, nonsuch@dulcimer.org.uk
23-29 October RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN London 07871 088121, info@returntocamden.org
24-29 October SLIGO LIVE Co Sligo info@sligolive.ie
26-28 October DUNFERMLINE FOLK WEEKEND Dunfermline, Fife, 01383 725872, dunfermlinefolkclub@gmail.com
26-28 October BARING-GOULD FOLK WEEKEND Okehampton, West Devon, 01837 53754, info@wrenmusic.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2018

1-4 November LOWENDER PERAN FESTIVAL Newquay, Cornwall, 01872 553413, info@lowenderperan.co.uk
1-4 November DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL Denholm, Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, 01450 860641, info@denholmfolkfest.co.uk
2-4 November PERTHSHIRE AMBER - THE DOUGIE MACLEAN FESTIVAL Dunkeld, 01350 724261, admin@butterstone.com
7-9 November HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL, Kinlochard by Aberfoyle, 01877 387754, enquiries@scottishmusicfestival.co.uk (tbc)
8-12 November ENNIS TRAD FEST Ennis, Co Clare
9-11 November CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 07968 131737, jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
15-18 November WILLIAM KENNEDY PIPING FESTIVAL Armagh, Co Armagh, 028 3751 1248, info@wkpf.org
16-18 November SCOTS FIDDLE FESTIVAL-FIDDLE 2018 Edinburgh, 0131 555 7669, info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
22-25 November TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST Birmingham, info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
23-25 November THE ISLAY SESSIONS Islay, info@islaysessions.co.uk
30 November-3 December THE GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL Skegness, Lincs, 0330 102 5295

DECEMBER 2018

27 December-1 January SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR Gweedore, Co Donegal, info@scoilgheimhridh.com, 00353 74 956 0679
29 December-2 January THE LAND THE LIGHT THE LOCALS Scottish Borders, kennyspeirs53@hotmail.com

JANUARY 2019

4-6 January NORMAFEST Robin Hoods Bay/Whitby, 01947 603475, www.musicportfestival.com (tbc)
11-12 January STROUD WASSAIL Stroud, Gloucestershire, robin@robinburton.co.uk, www.stroudwassail.com
18-20 January WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FESTIVAL Whittlesea, Cambs 01733 208245, info@strawbear.org.uk, www.strawbear.org.uk
17-21 January SHANNONSIDE WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 8707739, mandowalsh@gmail.com, www.wmw.ie
17 January-3 February CELTIC CONNECTIONS Glasgow 0141 353 8000, bosales@glasgowconcerthalls.com, www.celticconnections.com
24-27 January BALLINCOLLIG WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Co Cork, 00353 (0) 2148 71388, hello@whitehorse.ie, www.wintermusicfestival.ie (tbc)
23-27 January TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST Dublin, 00353 1 677 23 97, claudine@templebarcompany.com, www.tradfest.ie
27 January YORK WINTER FOLK DAY York, 01904 632922, blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk, www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk

FEBRUARY 2019

1-3 February FOLK DANCE & SNOWDROP WEEKEND Dunster, West Somerset, 01643 821425, hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk, www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk
13-17 February STAGE4BEVERLEY Beverley, 01377 217569, admin@stage4beverley.com, www.stage4beverley.co.uk
20-24 February SCOIL CHEOIL AN EARRAIGH, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry 00353 (0)87 9967501, eolas@scoilcheoil.com, www.scoilcheoil.com
23 February CHESTER FEBRUARY FOLK DAY Chester, Cheshire 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk, www.chesterfolk.org.uk
24 February LONDON FIDDLE CONVENTION London, 07759 680533, haighchris@hotmail.com, www.londonfiddleconvention.org.uk
27 February-3 March THE GATHERING TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL Killarney, Co Kerry, 00353 (0)6671555, info@inec.ie, www.inec.ie

MARCH 2019

1-3 March INTERVARSITY FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL, Edinburgh, www.ivfdf2019.org.uk
8-10 March NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL, Fair Park, Dallas, TX, USA, exec@ntif.org, www.ntif.org
9 March ZELTIK Frankelach, Luxembourg, info@zeltik.lu, www.zeltik.lu (tbc)
15-17 March THE NIEL GOW FESTIVAL Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire, 01350 727340, admin@thetaybank.com, www.niel-gow.co.uk
15-17 March NONSUCH DULCIMER CLUB SPRING FLING Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 683251, walzil.dulcimer@gmail.com, www.dulcimer.org.uk (tbc)
15-23 March EDINBURGH'S FESTIVAL OF IRELAND Edinburgh, 07855 285207, office@efoi.org.uk, www.edinburghsfestivalofireland.org (tbc)
22-25 March FOLK SONG AND BALLAD SEMINAR Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)7493 7896, info@inishowensinging.ie, www.inishowensinging.ie (tbc)
28 March-1 April NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL Canberra, Australia, (02) 6262 4792, info@folkfestival.org.au, www.folkfestival.org.au (tbc)
29 March-1 April SHENNAGHYS JIU, Isle of Man 01624 819068, contact@shennaghys.org, www.shennaghysjiu.com (tbc)

APRIL 2019

2-4 April EDINBURGH YOUTH GAITHERIN' Central Edinburgh, 0131 555 7668 (tbc)
5-7 April GLENFARG FOLK FEAST Glenfarg, Perthshire, 01577 830370, info@glenfargfolkclub.com, www.glenfargfolkclub.com
5-7 April BANBURYSHIRE SONG AND ALE WEEKEND Banbury, Oxon, 01295 266735, jprocter@banburyshire.net, www.banburyshire.net
5-8 April SING IN THE SPRING Bretforton, Worcs, 01386 831173, info@thefleeceinn.co.uk, www.thefleeceinn.co.uk (tbc)
5-10 April EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 0131 652 0585, www.harpfestival.co.uk
12-14 April BALLYDEHOB IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 2837676, info@ballydehobtradfestival.com, www.ballydehobtradfestival.com (tbc)
19-21 April SHEFFIELD FOLK SESSIONS FESTIVAL Sheffield, 07947 490052, contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk, www.sheffieldseshfest.org.uk
19-21 April NORTHERN STREAMS Edinburgh & surrounding areas 0795 191 8366, eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk, www.northernstreams.wordpress.com (tbc)
19-21 April FLUTEFLING, Edinburgh, gordon@flutefling.co.uk, www.flutefling.co.uk (tbc)
25-28 April CONSAIRTIN - NATIONAL CONCERTINA CONVENTION Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 2612127, eolas@consairtin.ie, www.consairtin.ie
25 April-1 May COSTA DEL FOLK Ibiza, Spain 01254 504970, info@enjoytravel.co.uk, www.costadelfolk.co.uk
25 April–5 May TRADFEST EDINBURGH Dùn Èideann, Central Edinburgh, 0131 556 9579, tradfestedinburgh@gmail.com, www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest (tbc)
26-28 April MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING Morpeth, Northumberland 01670 513308, enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk, www.northumbriana.org.uk
26-29 April GREAT ALNE LONG WEEKEND Great Alne, Warwicks, 0121 777 3722, www.greatalnefolk.org.uk

MAY 2019

2-5 May SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL Lerwick, Shetland, 01595 694757, info@shetlandfolkfestival.com, www.shetlandfolkfestival.com
2-5 May RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Raunds, Northants, 07756 015 615, contact@raundsfestival.com, www.raundsfestival.com
3-5 May GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL Girvan, Ayrshire, 01560 321102, admin@girvanfolkfestival.org.uk, www.girvantraditionalfolkfestival.org.uk/
3-5 May TODMORDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Todmorden, Yorkshire, todmordenfolkfestival@gmail.com, www.todfolkfest.co.uk
3-5 May BRISTOL FOLK FESTIVAL Bristol, 0117 922 3686, info@bristolfolkfestival.org, www.bristolfolkfestival.org
3-6 May FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL Filey, North Yorkshire, 01482 448892, molescroftlee@yahoo.com, www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com
3-6 May CUP OF TAE FESTIVAL Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)872424590, glenardfish@eircom.net, www.cupoftaefestival.com
3-6 May SCANDIMOOT Scandinavian music & dance festival, Clapham, N.Yorks, 01721 722539, info@scandimoot.org.uk, www.scandimoot.org.uk (tbc)
3-6 May WATH FESTIVAL Wath-on-Dearne, S Yorks 07982 658467, wathfestival@gmail.com, www.wathfestival.org.uk (tbc)
3-6 May UPTON FOLK FESTIVAL Upton, Worcs 01905 371268, boxoffice@uptonfolk.org, www.uptonfolk.org
3-6 May HASTINGS TRADITIONAL JACK IN THE GREEN Hastings, Sussex 01424 716516, secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk, www.hastingsjitg.co.uk (tbc)
3-6 May EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL Eastbourne, Sussex, 01823 401271, info@eiff.org.uk, www.eiff.org.uk
3-6 May FEILE CHOIS CUAIN, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, 00353 (0)4345064, feilecoiscuain@gmail.com, www.feilechoiscuain.com (tbc)
3-6 May MUSICPORT ON THE MOORS Goathland, North Yorkshire, 01947 603475, info@musicportfestival.com, www.musicportfestival.com (tbc)
4-6 May ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL Rochester, Kent 01622 726633, cnewton25@aol.com
5 May WALTON FOLK FESTIVAL Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, 01932 253354, riverhousefolk@yahoo.com (tbc)
9-12 May BALTIMORE FIDDLE FAIR Baltimore, West Cork, 00353 86 3753380, declan@fiddlefair.com, www.fiddlefair.com (tbc)
9-12 May MONIAIVE FOLK FESTIVAL Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, moniaivefolkfestival@gmail.com, www.moniaivefolkfestival.com (tbc)
10-12 May HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk, www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
10-12 May FOLK ON THE PIER Cromer, North Norfolk, 01263 512495, info@deckchairproductions.co.uk, www.folkonthepier.co.uk
10-12 May TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport, Gwent, 01633 246241, susieoates135@hotmail.com, www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk
10-12 May FIFE TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND, Falkland, Fife 01337 830773, fifesing@springthyme.myzen.co.uk, www.springthyme.co.uk/fifesing
10-12 May HEBDEN BRIDGE FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL Hebden Bridge, hebdenroots@gmail.com, www.hebdenfolkroots.org (tbc)
10-12 May DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL, Doncaster, 01302 328756, doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com, www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
11-12 May BIG WHISTLE FESTIVAL Bury, Lancs, 0161 761 2216, post@themet.biz, www.themet.org.uk (tbc)
12 May SAILORTOWN MARITIME FESTIVAL Fleetwood, Lancashire, 01253 872317, alanbell@folkus.co.uk (tbc)
17-19 May SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL Shepley, West Yorkshire, 01484 604704, info@shepleyspringfestival.com, www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk
17-19 May STRICHEN FESTIVAL (Buchan Heritage Society) Ritchie Hall Strichen Aberdeenshire 01771 637344, info@buchanheritagesociety.co.uk, www.buchanheritagesociety.co.uk (tbc)
17-19 May SKERRIES TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Co Dublin, 00353 (0)87 6528643, skerriestradmusic@gmail.com, www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com (tbc)
17-19 May MOULTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL Moulton, Northants, 07788 755756, simoncaremusic@me.com, moultonmorrismen.com (tbc)
19-27 May FLEADH NUA ENNIS, Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)656824276, ceoltrad@eircom.net, www.fleadhnua.com (tbc)
23-26 May ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL Stromness, Orkney Islands, 01856 851331, info@orkneyfolkfestival.com, www.orkneyfolkfestival.com
23-26 May KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH Carsphairn, Dumfries and Galloway, 01644 460662, info@knockengorroch.org.uk, www.knockengorroch.org.uk
24-25 May IREBY FESTIVAL Ireby, Cumbria, 01697 371645, charles.irebyfest@gmail.com, www.irebyfestival.co.uk
24-27 May CHIPPENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL Chippenham, Wiltshire, 01249 657190, info@chippfolk.co.uk, www.chippfolk.co.uk
24-27 May CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Kelsall, Nr. Chester, 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk, www.chesterfolk.org.uk
24-27 May BUDE & STRATTON FOLK FESTIVAL Bude, Cornwall, 07736 374003, tickets@budefolkfest.com, www.budefolkfest.com
24-27 May GREAT NORTH FOLK FESTIVAL Danby, N Yorks, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk (tbc)
24-27 May FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL Fishguard, Pembroke, 01348 875183, judy.whitehouse@gmail.com, www.fishguard-folk-music.co.uk
25 May WALTHAMSTOW FOLK FESTIVAL Walthamstow, London, walthamstowfolkfest@gmail.com, www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk (tbc)
25-31 May MORLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk, www.newbyendfarm.co.uk
31 May-2 June PORTSOY FOLK FESTIVAL, THE 10TH HAAL Portsoy, 01261 842571, bobphilips25@live.co.uk, www.bothyfolk.org (tbc)
31 May-2 June BLOWOUT BAGPIPE FESTIVAL Polesworth, Staffs, 01327 705265, info@bagpipesociety.org.uk, www.bagpipesociety.org.uk
31 May-2 June CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND Peasholme Green, York, 01904 632922, blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk, www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk (tbc)
31 May-2 June ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 0333 900 0919 info@acousticfestival.co.uk, www.acousticfestival.co.uk
31 May-2 June KIRTLINGTON LAMB ALE MORRIS FESTIVAL Kirtlington, Oxon 01993 770703, www.kirtlington-morris.org.uk (tbc)

JUNE 2019

1-2 June WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL Weymouth, Dorset, 01305 860277, info@wessexfolkfestival.com, www.wessexfolkfestival.com (tbc)
6-9 June THE GATE TO SOUTHWELL FESTIVAL Southwell, Notts, 01636 816678, information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk, www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
6-9 June JOHN McKENNA FESTIVAL Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim 00353 (0)86 856 9900, info@johnmckenna.ie, www.johnmckenna.ie (tbc)
7-8 June OBAN LIVE, Oban, Argyll, info@obanlive.com, www.obanlive.com (tbc)
7-9 June ST NEOTS FOLK FESTIVAL St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 01234 376278, stneotsfolkclub@aol.com, www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk (tbc)
7-9 June ARRAN FOLK FESTIVAL Isle of Arran, Scotland, info@arranevents.com, www.arranfolkfestival.com (tbc)
7-9 June SOUNDPOST SINGING WEEKEND Dungworth, Sheffield, 07746 125069, gina@soundpost.org.uk, www.soundpost.org.uk (tbc)
7-9 June GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL Gower, Wales, 01792 850803, joy@gowerfolkfestival.co.uk, www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
13-16 June MIDDLEWICH FOLK & BOAT FESTIVAL Middlewich, Cheshire, 01606 833434, info@midfest.org.uk
14-16 June TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL Keith, Banffshire, 01542 882638, keithfestival@gmail.com, www.tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com
14-16 June WIMBORNE MINSTER FOLK FESTIVAL Wimborne Minster, Dorset, 01202 623740, music@wimbornefolk.co.uk, www.wimbornefolk.co.uk
14-16 June ROSSES POINT SHANTY AND SEAFARING FESTIVAL Rosses Point, Sligo, rossespointshanty@gmail.com, www.wildatlanticshanty.ie (tbc)
14-16 June DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL Doolin, Co Clare, 00353 65707 4111, info@hoteldoolin.ie, www.doolinfestivals.ie (tbc)
14-16 June FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL Falmouth, Cornwall 01326 313553, richard@falmouth.co.uk, www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
14-17 June FASTNET MARITIME & FOLK FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 27 62916, dickmiles77@gmail.com, www.fastnetmaritime.com
15 June FOLK AT THE BOAT Ipswich, Suffolk, 01473 601902, enquiries@folkattheboat.org.uk, www.folkattheboat.org.uk (tbc)
20-23 June LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL Leigh On Sea, Essex, 07931 520659, info@leighfolkfestival.com, www.leighfolkfestival.com (tbc)
21-23 June LICHFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 424292, pennycowern@btinternet.com, www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
21-23 June TEIGNMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL Teignmouth, South Devon 01803 290427, annemgill@tiscali.co.uk, www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk (tbc)
21-23 June OLD SONGS FESTIVAL Altamont, New York, oldsongs@oldsongs.org, www.festival.oldsongs.org (tbc)
22-23 June SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL Portsoy, Banffshire, 01261 842951, contact@stbfportsoy.com, www.stbfportsoy.org
24 June-5 July BLAS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE Limerick 0035361 202653, pamela.cotter@ul.ie, www.blas.ie
28-30 June ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL St Albans, Herts, 01727 852111, info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk, www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk
28-30 June ENGLISH COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND Croston, West Lancashire, ecmw2019@ecmw.org.uk, www.englishcountrymusicweekend.org.uk
28-30 June NEWCASTLETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, 013873 75628, ntmfsecretary@googlemail.com, www.newcastleton.com (tbc)
28-30 June BALTIC SHANTY FESTIVAL Mariehamn, Finland, 00358 040 529 5138, balticshanty@gmail.com, www.balticshantyfestival.net (tbc)
28-30 June WEST SOMERSET FOLK FESTIVAL Carhampton, Somerset, 01643 841597, enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk, www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
29 June FOLK ON THE QUAY Poole, Dorset, info@folkonthequay.co.uk, www.folkonthequay.co.uk (tbc)
29 June FOLK IN THE FIELD Shiptonthorpe, York, 07766554574, sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com (tbc)

JULY 2019

3-7 July NEW FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL Romsey, Hampshire, 07801 082288, nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk, www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
4-7 July RUDOLSTADT FESTIVAL, Germany, 0049 3672 48 64 60, info@rudolstadt-festival.de, www.rudolstadt-festival.de
4-7 July SKAGEN FESTIVAL, Denmark, billetkontor@skagenfestival.dk, www.skagenfestival.dk
5-6 July MOONBEAMS WOLD TOP FOLK FESTIVAL Driffield, East Yorkshire, 07810 831317, leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk, www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
5-6 July FOLK AT THE HALL Trelawnyd, North Wales, 07912 1162777, keldamanley@live.co.uk, www.therecordjournal.co.uk
5-7 July CLECKHEATON FOLK FESTIVAL Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, 01274 879761, info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org, www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
5-7 July YORKSHIRE FOLK DANCE WEEKEND Drax, N Yorks, 07900 284219, yfdw14@yahoo.co.uk, www.yfdw.org.uk
5-7 July WHITBY SEA FESTIVAL, Whitby, Yorkshire, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.whitbyseafest.co.uk (tbc)
5-7 July SANDWICH FOLK & ALE FESTIVAL Sandwich, Kent, 07736 057836, info@sandwichevents.org.uk, www.sandwichevents.org.uk
6 July SOUTH BRENT FOLK DAY South Brent, Devon, 07947 308268, eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com, www.southbrentfolk.org.uk (tbc)
6 July RADFORD FOLK FESTIVAL Timsbury, Somerset, 01761 479391, pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk, www.radfordfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
6-14 July WILLIE CLANCY SUMMER SCHOOL Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland, 0353 6570 84281, angleann@oceanfree.net, www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com
7-12 July CEOLAS UIBHIST Daliburgh, South Uist, 01878 700154, info@ceolas.co.uk, www.ceolas.co.uk
8-12 July CEOL NA COILLE Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 00353 87677 4601, ceolnacoille.letterkenny@gmail.com, www.ceolnacoille.ie
10-14 July NORTH ATLANTIC FIDDLE CONVENTION (NAFCo) (tbc)
11-14 July BROMSGROVE FOLK FESTIVAL Bromsgrove, Worcs, 01527 831577, bobcynfolk@aol.com, www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk
12-14 July STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, 01569 765063, admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk, www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
12-14 July PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL Priddy, Somerset, 01746 674080, info@priddyfolk.org, www.priddyfolk.org
12-14 July FURNESS TRADITION FESTIVAL Ulverston, Cumbria, 01229 588290, info@furnesstradition.org.uk, www.furnesstradition.org.uk
12-14 July ELY FOLK FESTIVAL Ely Outdoor Centre, Cambridgeshire, 07500 527334, queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk, www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk
12-14 July ROTHBURY TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Rothbury, Northumberland ,01669 620849, info@rothburymusicfestival.co.uk, www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk (tbc)
12-14 July LOSSIE FOLK FESTIVAL Lossiemouth, Moray, 01343 551319, michael.sammons@btinternet.com (tbc)
13 July LINCOLN FOLK ROOTS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Lincoln, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk, www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
13 July CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL Clovelly, North Devon, www.clovelly.co.uk (tbc)
14 July FOLK BY THE OAK Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 01432 355 416, info@folkbytheoak.com, www.folkbytheoak.com
14-20 July SOUTH SLIGO SUMMER SCHOOL, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, southsligosummerschool@eircom.net, www.sssschool.org (tbc)
15-21 July YN CHRUINNAGHT CELTIC GATHERING, Isle of Man 07624 302200 or 01624 694758, info@ynchruinnaght.com, www.ynchruinnaght.com
17-20 July HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, 01851 621234, office@hebceltfest.com, www.hebceltfest.com
17-21 July SOMA FESTIVAL Castlewellan, Co Down, 02843 770331, info@somafestival.com, www.somafestival.com (tbc)
18-21 July BRADFIELD TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Bradfield, S Yorks, 0114 2851479, edeophone@aol.com
19-21 July DUNOON SCOTTISH MUSIC WORKSHOP Dunoon, Ayrshire, dunoonmusicworkshop@gmail.com, www.dunoonscottishmusicworkshop.co.uk