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Living Tradition Festival Listings, 2017/18

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

APRIL 2017

25 April-1 May COSTA DEL FOLK Ibiza, Spain 01254 504970, info@enjoytravel.co.uk
26 April–7 May TRADFEST EDINBURGH Dùn Èideann, Central Edinburgh, 0131 556 9579, tradfestedinburgh@gmail.com
27-30 April SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL Lerwick, Shetland, 01595 694757, info@shetlandfolkfestival.com
27-30 April RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Raunds, Northants, 07756 015 615, contact@raundsfestival.com
28-30 April GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL Girvan, Ayrshire, 01560 321102, info@girvanfolkfestival.co.uk
28-30 April FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL Filey, North Yorkshire, 01482 448892, molescroftlee@yahoo.com
28 April-1 May CUP OF TAE FESTIVAL Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)872424590, glenardfish@eircom.net
28 April-1 May SCANDIMOOT Scandinavian music & dance festival, Clapham, N.Yorks, 01721 722539, info@scandimoot.org.uk
28 April-1 May WATH FESTIVAL Wath-on-Dearne, S Yorks 07982 658467, wathfestival@gmail.com
28 April-1 May UPTON FOLK FESTIVAL Upton, Worcs 01905 371268, boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
28 April-1 May HASTINGS TRADITIONAL JACK IN THE GREEN Hastings, Sussex 01424 716516, secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk
28 April-1 May EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL Eastbourne, Sussex, 01823 401271, info@eiff.org.uk
29-30 April BRISTOL FOLK FESTIVAL Bristol, 0117 922 3686, info@bristolfolkfestival.co.uk
29 April-1 May ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL Rochester, Kent 01622 726633, cnewton25@aol.com

MAY 2017

2-7 May HASTINGS FOLK FEST Hastings, East Sussex, 01424 425734, info@hastingsfolkfest.org
3-7 May BALTIMORE FIDDLE FAIR Baltimore, West Cork, 00353 86 3753380, declan@fiddlefair.com
5-7 May BIG WHISTLE FESTIVAL Bury, Lancs, 0161 761 2216, post@themet.biz
5-7 May MONIAIVE FOLK FESTIVAL Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, 01387 820 241, alan@snademill.co.uk (tbc)
5-7 May HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
5-7 May FOLK ON THE PIER Cromer, North Norfolk, 01263 512495, info@deckchairproductions.co.uk
5-8 May GREAT ALNE LONG WEEKEND Great Alne, Warwicks, 0121 777 3722
12-14 May TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport, Gwent, 01633 246241, susieoates@bushell100.fsnet.co.uk
12-14 May FIFE TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND, Falkland, Fife 01337 830773, fifesing@springthyme.myzen.co.uk
12-14 May HEBDEN BRIDGE FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL Hebden Bridge, hebdenroots@gmail.com
12-14 May DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL, Doncaster, 01302 328756, doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com
19-21 May SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL Shepley, West Yorkshire, 02380 711818, info@shepleyspringfestival.com
19-21 May STRICHEN FESTIVAL (Buchan Heritage Society) Ritchie Hall Strichen Aberdeenshire 01771 637344, info@buchanheritagesociety.co.uk
19-21 May CLENNELL HALL INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, Alwinton, Northumberland, 01669 650377, info@clennellhallcountryhouse.com
19-21 May MOULTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL Moulton, Northants, 01604 646818, simoncaremusic@hotmail.com
19-21 May SKERRIES TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Co Dublin, 00353 (0)872445524, skerriestradmusic@gmail.com
21-29 May FLEADH NUA ENNIS, Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)656824276, ceoltrad@eircom.net
25-28 May ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL Stromness, Orkney Islands, 01856 851331, info@orkneyfolkfestival.com
25-28 May KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH Carsphairn, Dumfries and Galloway, 01644 460662, info@knockengorroch.org.uk
26-27 May IREBY FESTIVAL Ireby, Cumbria, 01697 371645, irebyfestival@gmail.com
26-28 May GLOUCESTER SHANTY FESTIVAL Gloucester, gloucestershantyfestival@mail.com
26-29 May CHIPPENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL Chippenham, Wiltshire, 01249 657190, info@chippfolk.co.uk
26-29 May CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Kelsall, Nr. Chester, 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk
26-29 May BUDE & STRATTON FOLK FESTIVAL Bude, Cornwall, 07736 374003, tickets@budefolkfest.com
26-29 May GREAT NORTH FOLK FESTIVAL Danby, N Yorks, 01947 459044, moorfolk@googlemail.com
26-29 May FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL Fishguard, Pembroke, 01348 875183, storesman@gmail.com
27-28 May FOLKWORKS HEXHAM GATHERING Hexham, Northumberland, folkworks@sagegateshead.com
29 May-3 June MORLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk

JUNE 2017

1-4 June WIRRAL FOLK FESTIVAL Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 0151 6789902, folksingerjohn@aol.com
2-3 June OBAN LIVE, Oban, Argyll, info@obanlive.com
2-4 June WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL Weymouth, Dorset, 01305 860277, info@wessexfolk.co.uk
2-4 June PORTSOY FOLK FESTIVAL, THE 8TH HAAL Portsoy, 01261 842571, bobphilips25@live.co.uk
2-4 June BLOWOUT BAGPIPE FESTIVAL Polesworth, Staffs, 01327 705265, info@bagpipesociety.org.uk
2-4 June CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND Peasholme Green, York, 01904 632922, blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk
2-4 June ASPARAFEST MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL Evesham, Worcestershire, 01386 831173, getinvolved@asparafest.co.uk
2-4 June ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 0333 900 0919 info@acousticfestival.co.uk
2-4 June STRATFORD FOLK FESTIVAL Stratford Upon Avon, 01789 207100
8-11 June THE GATE TO SOUTHWELL FESTIVAL Southwell, Notts, 01636 816678, information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
9-11 June JOHN McKENNA FESTIVAL Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim 00353 (0)86 856 9900, info@johnmckenna.ie
9-11 June ST NEOTS FOLK FESTIVAL St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 01234 376278, stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
9-11 June STEPPING STONES FESTIVAL Kirklinton Hall, Nr Carlisle, North Cumbria, 016977 48833, info@steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
9-11 June TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL Keith, Banffshire, 01542 882638, keithfestival@gmail.com
9-11 June WIMBORNE MINSTER FOLK FESTIVAL Wimborne Minster, Dorset, 01202 623740, music@wimbornefolk.co.uk
9-11 June KIRTLINGTON LAMB ALE MORRIS FESTIVAL Kirtlington, Oxon 01993 770703
9-11 June ARRAN FOLK FESTIVAL Isle of Arran, Scotland, info@arranevents.com
10 June LINCOLN FOLK ROOTS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Lincoln, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk
11 June HARPENDEN FOLK ROOTS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, Harpenden, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk
16-18 June FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL Falmouth, Cornwall 01326 313553, richard@falmouth.co.uk
16-18 June MIDDLEWICH FOLK & BOAT FESTIVAL Middlewich, Cheshire, 01606 833434, info@midfest.org.uk
16-18 June BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Beverley, East Yorkshire, 01377 219112, info@beverleyfestival.com
16-18 June TEIGNMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL Teignmouth, South Devon 01803 290427, annemgill4@gmail.com
16-18 June ALCESTER SUMMER FOLK FESTIVAL Alcester, Warwicks, 07788 536605, contacts@alcesterfolkfestival.org
16-18 June LICHFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 424292, pennycowern@btinternet.com
16-18 June ROSSES POINT SHANTY AND SEAFARING FESTIVAL Rosses Point, Sligo, rossespointshanty@gmail.com
16-18 June DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL Doolin, Co Clare, 00353 65707 4111, info@hoteldoolin.ie
16-18 June FLUTEFLING, Edinburgh, gordon@flutefling.co.uk
16-18 June SOUNDPOST SINGING WEEKEND Dungworth, Sheffield, 07746 125069, gina@soundpost.org.uk
16-18 June FASTNET MARITIME & FOLK FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 28 37534, dickmiles77@gmail.com
17 June FOLK AT THE BOAT Ipswich, Suffolk, 01473 601902
19-30 June BLAS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE Limerick 0035361 202653, pamela.cotter@ul.ie
22-25 June LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL Leigh On Sea, Essex, 07931 520659, info@leighfolkfestival.com
22-25 June THE LONDON FOLK FEST, London, info@thelondonfolkfest.com
23-25 June ENGLISH COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND Bampton, Oxon, ecmw16@gmail.com
23-25 June OLD SONGS FESTIVAL Altamont, New York, oldsongs@oldsongs.org
23-25 June FALKLAND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Falkland, Fife, 07971 224573
24 June FOLK ON THE QUAY Poole, Dorset, info@folkonthequay.co.uk
24-25 June ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL St Albans, Herts, 01727 852111/833028, info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk
24-25 June SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL Portsoy, Banffshire, 01261 842951, contact@stbfportsoy.com
29 June-2 July SKAGEN FESTIVAL, Denmark, billetkontor@skagenfestival.dk
30 June-2 July NEWCASTLETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, 013873 75628, ntmfsecretary@gmail.com
30 June-2 July CLECKHEATON FOLK FESTIVAL Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, 01274 879761, info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
30 June-2 July SARK FOLK FESTIVAL Sark, Channel Islands, 07839 204555, info@sarkfolkfestival.com
30 June-2 July WEST SOMERSET FOLK FESTIVAL Carhampton, Somerset, 01643 841597, enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk

JULY 2017

1 July SOUTH BRENT FOLK DAY South Brent, Devon, 07947 308268, eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com
1 July RADFORD FOLK FESTIVAL Timsbury, Somerset, 01761 479391, pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk
1-9 July WILLIE CLANCY SUMMER SCHOOL Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland, 0353 6570 84281, angleann@oceanfree.net
2-7 July CEOLAS UIBHIST Daliburgh, South Uist, 01878 700154, info@ceolas.co.uk
3-10 July DANUBE RIVER CRUISE WITH SHOW OF HANDS, angela@enjoytravel.co.uk, 01254 445050
5-9 July NEW FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL Romsey, Hampshire, 07801 082288, nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
6-9 July RUDOLSTADT FESTIVAL, Germany, 0049 3672 48 64 60, info@rudolstadt-festival.de
6-9 July STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, 01569 765063, admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
7-8 July MOONBEAMS WOLD TOP FOLK FESTIVAL Driffield, East Yorkshire, 07810 831317, leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
7-8 July FOLK AT THE HALL Trelawnyd, North Wales, 07899 024162, keldamanley@live.co.uk
7-9 July YORKSHIRE FOLK DANCE WEEKEND Drax, N Yorks, 07900 284219, yfdw14@yahoo.co.uk
7-9 July PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL Priddy, Somerset, 01746 674080, info@priddyfolk.org
7-9 July FURNESS TRADITION FESTIVAL Ulverston, Cumbria, 01229 588290, info@furnesstradition.org.uk
7-9 July ELY FOLK FESTIVAL Ely Outdoor Centre, Cambridgeshire, 07500 527334, queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
7-9 July SANDWICH FOLK & ALE FESTIVAL Sandwich, Kent, 07736 057836, info@sandwichevents.org.uk
8-16 July SOMA FESTIVAL Castlewellan, Co Down, 02843 770331, info@somafestival.com
9-15 July SOUTH SLIGO SUMMER SCHOOL, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
10-14 July CEOL NA COILLE Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 00353 87677 4601, ceolnacoille.letterkenny@gmail.com
12-16 July YN CHRUINNAGHT INTER-CELTIC FESTIVAL, Isle of Man 07624 302200 or 01624 695787, ynchruinnaght@manx.net
13-16 July BROMSGROVE FOLK FESTIVAL Bromsgrove, Worcs, 01527 831577, bobcynfolk@aol.com
13-16 July BRADFIELD TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Bradfield, S Yorks, 0114 2851479, edeophone@aol.com
14-16 July ROTHBURY TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Rothbury, Northumberland ,01669 620849, info@rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
14-16 July WHITBY SEA FESTIVAL, Whitby, Yorkshire, 01287 660060, moorfolk@googlemail.com
14-16 July LOSSIE FOLK FESTIVAL Lossiemouth, Moray, 01343 813164
14-16 July SADDLEWORTH FOLK WEEKEND Uppermill, Nr Oldham, 07548 954828, aliobrien@btinternet.com
15-22 July JOE MOONEY SUMMER SCHOOL Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, 00 353 719641213
16 July CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL Clovelly, North Devon
16 July FOLK BY THE OAK Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 01432 355 416, info@folkbytheoak.com
19-22 July HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, 01851 621234, office@hebceltfest.com
20-23 July MUSIC ON THE MARR Castle Carrock, Cumbria, 01228 670329, mom@orangehome.co.uk
20-23 July HULL FOLK & MARITIME FESTIVAL Hull, hullfolkandmaritimefestival@gmail.com
21-23 July STAINSBY FOLK FESTIVAL Stainsby, Derbyshire, 01246 851337, info@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
21-23 July UNDERNEATH THE STARS FESTIVAL Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire, 01226 767872, info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
21-23 July SESIWN FAWR DOLGELLAU Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, 07860 934 722, pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
22-24 July TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND AT CULLERLIE Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire, 01224 645486, elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk
22-29 July SCOIL ACLA Achill Island, Co Mayo, 00353 9820400, info@scoilacla.com
23-31 July FIDDLERS GREEN FESTIVAL Rostrevor, Co Down, 07895986616, info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk
24-29 July FOLKWORKS YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com
26-29 July FOLKWORKS JUNIOR SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com
27-30 July WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL Warwick, Warwickshire, 01926 776438, info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
27-30 July CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cambridge 01223 357851, boxoffice@cambridge.gov.uk
28-30 July UGIE FOLK FESTIVAL Stuartfield, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, 01346 541396, information@ugiefolk.co.uk (tbc)
28-30 July FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 07544 044126, info@festivalattheedge.org
28-30 July SPEYFEST Fochabers, Moray, 07768 057631, info@speyfest.com
29 July-5 August ALNWICK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Alnwick, Northumberland, 01665 510785
30 July-6 August SHETLAND FIDDLE FRENZY Shetland islands 01595 743843, info@shetlandarts.org
31 July-5 August FOLKWORKS ADULT SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com

AUGUST 2017

3-5 August MONTELAGO CELTIC FESTIVAL Colfiorito, Italy, info@montelagocelticfestival.it
3-6 August WICKHAM FESTIVAL, Wickham, Hants, Hampshire, 01329 231942, eastfest@talk21.com
3-6 August BALLYSHANNON FOLK FESTIVAL, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)862527400, info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
4-6 August MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Cambridge, Ontario, Canada mill_race@yahoo.com
4-7 August O'CAROLAN HARP FESTIVAL Keadue, Co Roscommon, 00353 (0)7196 47247, tickets@ocarolanfestival.ie
4-11 August SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK Sidmouth, Devon, 01773 829507, info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
4-13 August FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT Lorient, Bretagne, France, 00 33 2 97272429, festival@festival-interceltique.com
6 August DAY OF LINCOLNSHIRE FOLK MUSIC, SONG & DANCE Leadenham, Lincs, 01400 272824, 600whiskies@googlemail.com
7-13 August PIPING LIVE! Glasgow, 0141 353 0220
7-13 August KILCAR FLEADH Kilcar, Co Donegal, 00353 8797 09540, kilcar.fleadh@gmail.com
8-11 August MERLIN MUSIC ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL Abbotsford, Melrose, 01896 822376, merlinmusicjane@gmail.com
9-14 August FEAKLE FESTIVAL Feakle, Co Clare, 00353 (0)8796 78020, info@feaklefestival.ie
10-12 August FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION Cropredy, Oxon
11-13 August DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL South Zeal, Okehampton, Devon, 01837 840102, enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.co.uk
11-13 August SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL Saltburn By The Sea, Cleveland, 01287 622623, saltburnfolkfestival@talktalk.net
11-13 August LAKE DISTRICT FOLK WEEKEND Staveley, 07813 403808, lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
11-18 August BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK Broadstairs, Kent, 01843 604080, info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
12-19 August BILLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL Billingham, Teeside 01642 553220, info@billinghamfestival.co.uk
12-19 August MORLAND FOLK DANCE WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk
12-20 August BATH FOLK FESTIVAL Bath, 01225 463362, info@bathfolkfestival.org
13-20 August FLEADH CHEOIL NA hEIREANN 2017, Ennis, info@thefleadhdowninennis.com
16-20 August MULL OF KINTYRE FESTIVAL Campbeltown, Argyll, 01586 552056, mokfest@hotmail.co.uk
17-20 August MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST Milwaukee, USA, 00414 4763378, info@irishfest.com
18-20 August MOIRA FURNACE FOLK FESTIVAL Moira, Derbyshire, 01530 272305, info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
18-20 August INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, 01721 729949, imfpublicity@aol.com
18-20 August FOLKEAST Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 01986 872633, info@folkeast.co.uk
18-20 August WHITE HORSE FOLK FESTIVAL Wantage, Oxfordshire, 01235 765445, whitehorsefest@aol.com
19-20 August ARGYLL GATHERING Helensburgh, Scotland, hello@argyllgathering.com
19-25 August WHITBY FOLK WEEK Whitby, North Yorkshire, 01274 833669, info@whitbyfolk.co.uk
23-27 August MARYMASS FOLK FESTIVAL Irvine, Ayrshire, 01294 551047, joyceifc@aol.com
23-27 August MASTERS OF TRADITION FESTIVAL Bantry, Co Cork, 00353 27 52788/9, westcorkmusic@eircom.net
24-27 August PURBECK VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Corfe Castle, Dorset, paul@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
24-27 August TONDER FESTIVAL Denmark 0045 74 72 46 10, billet@tf.dk
24-28 August CORNWALL FOLK FESTIVAL Wadebridge, Cornwall, 01208 812230, info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
25-27 August SOLFEST Tarns, Aspatria, Cumbria, info@solfest.org.uk
25-27 August EIRE! FESTIVAL DI MUSICA IRLANDESE, Bondeno, Italy, info@eirelafesta.com
25-27 August COLEMAN TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL Gurteen, Co Sligo, 00353 71918 2599, info@colemanirishmusic.com
25-28 August SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 01743 892800, sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
25-28 August TOWERSEY FESTIVAL Thame, Oxfordshire, 01629 827016, info@towerseyfestival.com
26-27 August SADDLEWORTH RUSHCART, Saddleworth, W Yorks, 01457 834871, saddleworthmorris@gmail.com
26-28 August LIVERPOOL SHANTY FESTIVAL Liverpool, festivals@shanty.org.uk

SEPTEMBER 2017

1-2 September LLANWDDYN WEEKEND OF FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC Powys, Wales, 01691 870501, info@llanwddynevents.co.uk
1-3 September OFF THE TRACKS FESTIVAL Castle Donington, Leics., 07825 512168, info@offthetracks.co.uk
1-3 September WALLINGFORD BUNKFEST Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 01253 873964, info@bunkfest.co.uk
1-3 September MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL Moseley, Birmingham, 07789 440026, info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
1-3 September SEDGEFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Sedgefield, Co Durham 01740 621347, info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
1-3 September TMSA KIRRIEMUIR FESTIVAL Kirriemuir, Angus, 01575 540261, info@kirriefestival.org (tbc)
1-3 September PORTPATRICK FOLK FESTIVAL Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, 07810 868786, info@portpatrickfolkfestival.org
1-3 September FLEETWOOD FOLK AND BLUES FESTIVAL Fleetwood, Lancashire, 01253 873964, fleetwoodfolkandblues@gmail.com
1-3 September LYME FOLK WEEKEND Lyme Regis, Dorset, admin@lymefolk.com
1-9 September BLAS Various towns throughout The Highlands, 01463 783032
2 September TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAY, Stowmarket, Suffolk, 01449 771090, info@eatmt.org.uk
2 September LONDON FOLK FESTIVAL Camden, London, folkandroots@gmail.com
6-10 September LINLITHGOW FOLK FESTIVAL Linlithgow, West Lothian, 01506 844392, secretary@linlithgowfolk.com
8-10 September DINGLE TRADFEST Dingle, Co Kerry, dingletradfest@gmail.com
8-10 September THE BIG GREEN CARDIGAN Cripps Corner, East Sussex 07794 821454, info@biggreencardigan.co.uk
8-10 September SWANAGE FOLK FESTIVAL Swanage, Dorset, 01929 425176, swanagefolkfestival@gmail.co.uk
8-10 September BROMYARD FOLK FESTIVAL Bromyard, Hereford, 07990 629203, info@bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk
10-24 September ST. IVES FESTIVAL St.Ives, Cornwall, 0905 252 2250, info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
11-17 September CEOL CHOLASA Isle Of Colonsay, 01951 200336, ceolkeith@yahoo.co.uk
14-17 September GIG'N THE BANN Portglenone, Co Antrim, 02825 821743, info@gignthebann.com
15-17 September OTLEY BLACK SHEEP FOLK FESTIVAL Otley, West Yorkshire, 01943 464858, otleyff@hotmail.com
15-17 September THE FOLK GATHERING Alstonefield, Staffordshire, 0780 5529492, peacethroughfolk@gmail.com
15-17 September DOUGLASDALE GAITHERIN' Douglas, South Lanarkshire, 07851861384, carrickmusic@btinternet.com
15-17 September CRANTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL Crantock, Cornwall, 01637 880604, millways@btinternet.com
16-17 September SHAWFEST Partick, Glasgow. 077945 61715, grainne.brady6@gmail.com
21-24 September SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL Bognor Regis, 01243 820187 / 07751 594285, rnash10@hotmail.com
22-23 September BIG STONE CELTIC Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA, 276-523-5097, jbeck69087@aol.com
22-24 September STROUD FOLK WEEKEND Stroud, Gloucestershire, 01285 821291, stroudfolk@gmail.com
22-24 September JOHNNY DOHERTY MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL, Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)876900714, goldeileen@hotmail.com
22-24 September DUNBAR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Dunbar, East Lothian, 01246 410172
22-24 September FRANK HARTE FESTIVAL Dublin, info@goilin.com
22-24 September JURA FESTIVAL Isle of Jura, 01496 820362, joanemoran@tiscali.co.uk
28 September-1 October CORK FOLK FESTIVAL, Cork, Ireland, 00353 (0)21 4317271, cfolkf@gmail.com
29 September-1 October LLYN ACOUSTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL Llanbedrog, 01758 740763
29 September-1 October ALLEN VALLEYS FOLK FESTIVAL Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 652477, davidcrellin@btinternet.com

OCTOBER 2017

5-8 October TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Tenterden, Nr Ashford, Kent, 01233 626805, info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
6-8 October DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL Derbyshire 01332 255800, admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
6-8 October BANBURY FOLK FESTIVAL & HOBBY HORSE FESTIVAL Banbury, Oxon, 01295 709881, bfest@btinternet.com
6-8 October SELKIRK SESSIONS Selkirk, Scottish Borders, 07768 053596, info@selkirksessions.com (tbc)
6-8 October DALBEATTIE FOLKTOBER FESTIVAL Dalbeattie, Kircudbrightshire
6-14 October CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Cape Breton, Canada, 001 902 5626700, info@celtic-colours.com
8-13 October BLAZIN IN BEAULY Beauly, Invernes-Shire, 0779 294 7269, admin@blazininbeauly.com
9-15 October COSTA DEL FOLK PORTUGAL Albufeira, Portugal, 01254 445050, info@enjoytravel.co.uk
13-15 October HARWICH INTERNATIONAL SHANTY FESTIVAL Harwich, Essex, 07921 640772, info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
13-15 October EDGWORTH FOLK WEEKEND Edgworth, Lancs, 07427 613783, arawc51@gmail.com
13-15 October LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL Lewes, Sussex, 01273 478124, tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
13-15 October LICHFIELD FESTIVAL OF FOLK / L2F Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 262223, boxoffice@lichfieldarts.org.uk
13-15 October SCOIL CHEOIL NA BOTHA Scotstown, Co Monaghan, 0863862080, scoilcheoilnabotha@gmail.com (tbc)
13-15 October HARTLEPOOL FOLK FESTIVAL Hartlepool, 01429 299330, joan@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
13-15 October FESTIVAL DES PANARDS Tormorden, West Yorkshire, 01943 461684, snozz@snozz.com
19-21 October MANCHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Manchester, 0161 200 1500, hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
20-22 October MUSICPORT FESTIVAL Whitby, N Yorkshire, 01947 603475, info@musicportfestival.com
20-22 October ILFRACOMBE FOLK ROOTS & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, Ilfracombe, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk
20-23 October NONSUCH ANNUAL DULCIMER WORKSHOP WEEKEND Great Malvern, Worcestershire, 01772 314008, nonsuch@dulcimer.org.uk
20-31 October SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Central Edinburgh & region, 0131 556 9579, reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com
21 October NORTH DORSET FOLK FESTIVAL Marnhull, Dorset, upturnedpebble@yahoo.com
22-26 October JENNIFER & HAZEL WRIGLEY FIDDLE & GUITAR FESTIVAL Orkney Isles, 01856 871000, office@wrigleysisters.com (tbc)
24-30 October RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN London 07871 088121, info@returntocamden.org
25-30 October SLIGO LIVE Co Sligo info@sligolive.ie
27-29 October DUNFERMLINE FOLK WEEKEND Dunfermline, Fife, 01383 725872, dfc@dunfermline.ednet.co.uk (tbc)
27-29 October BARING-GOULD FESTIVAL Okehampton, West Devon, 01837 53754, info@wrenmusic.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2017

2-5 November LOWENDER PERAN FESTIVAL Newquay, Cornwall, 01872 553413, info@lowenderperan.co.uk
3-5 November DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL Denholm, Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, 01450 860641, info@denholmfolkfest.co.uk
8-10 November HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL, Kinlochard by Aberfoyle, 01877 387754, enquiries@scottishmusicfestival.co.uk
8-15 November CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 0131 650 2458, jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
9-13 November ENNIS TRAD FEST Ennis, Co Clare
16-19 November WILLIAM KENNEDY PIPING FESTIVAL Armagh, Co Armagh, 028 3751 1248, info@wkpf.org
17-19 November SCOTS FIDDLE FESTIVAL-FIDDLE 2017 Edinburgh, 0131 555 7669, info@scotsfiddlefestival.com
17-19 November THE ISLAY SESSIONS Islay, info@islaysessions.co.uk (tbc)
23-26 November TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST Birmingham, info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
24-26 November BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL, Bedworth, 02476 345568, mail@bedworth-festival.info

DECEMBER 2017

1-4 December THE GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL Skegness, Lincs, 0330 102 5295
27 December-1 January SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR Gweedore, Co Donegal, info@scoilgheimhridh.com, 00353 7495 32208 (tbc)
29 December-2 January THE LAND THE LIGHT THE LOCALS Scottish Borders, kennyspeirs53@hotmail.com

JANUARY 2018

5-6 January NORMAFEST Whitby, 01947 603475 (tbc)
12-13 January INTERNATIONAL MUMMERS FESTIVAL Stroud, 01453 763181, steve@artension.com (tbc)
12-14 January WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FESTIVAL Whittlesea, Cambs 01733 208245, info@strawbear.org.uk
18-22 January SHANNONSIDE WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 8707739, mandowalsh@gmail.com (tbc)
18 January-4 February CELTIC CONNECTIONS Glasgow 0141 353 8000, bosales@glasgowconcerthalls.com (tbc)
23-28 January BALLINCOLLIG WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Co Cork, 00353 (0) 2148 71388, info@whitehorse.ie (tbc)
24-28 January TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST Dublin, 00353 1 677 23 97, claudine@templebarcompany.com
26-28 January FOLK DANCE & SNOWDROP WEEKEND Dunster, West Somerset, 01643 821425, hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk (tbc)

FEBRUARY 2018

3 February RIVERSIDE DAY OF FOLK, Stratford St Andrew, Suffolk, 01449 766747, sue@suffolkfolk.co.uk (tbc)
14-18 February SCOIL CHEOIL AN EARRAIGH, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry 00353 (0)87 9967501, eolas@scoilcheoil.com
16-18 February ALCESTER FOLK FESTIVAL WINTER WARMER Alcester, Warwicks, 07788 536605, contacts@alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk (tbc)
21-25 February THE GATHERING TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL Killarney, Co Kerry, 00353 (0)6671555, info@inec.ie (tbc)
23-25 February INTERVARSITY FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL, Sheffield, sheffield2018@ivfdf.ceilidhsoc.org
23-25 February JOHN JOE MAGUIRE MEMORIAL FESTIVAL Swanlinbar, Co Cavan, 00353 8774 99201 (tbc)
24 February CHESTER FEBRUARY FOLK DAY Chester, Cheshire 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk (tbc)
25 February LONDON FIDDLE CONVENTION London, haighchris@hotmail.com

MARCH 2018

2-3 March MOONBEAMS MARCH FOLK WEEKEND Driffield, East Yorkshire, 07810 831317, leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk (tbc)
2-3 March PASS IT ON FESTIVAL Sage Gateshead, folkworks@sagegateshead.com (tbc)
2-4 March NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL, Fair Park, Dallas, TX, USA, exec@ntif.org
3 March SHROPSHIRE HILLS IRISH MUSIC DAY Craven Arms, Shropshire, 01584 841564, folkfiddleteacher@gmail.com (tbc)
9-10 March ZELTIK Frankelach, Luxembourg, info@zeltik.lu (tbc)
9-11 March CWLWM CELTAIDD Porthcawl, South Wales, 07855 373098, cwlwmceltaidd@gmail.com (tbc)
16-18 March THE NIEL GOW FESTIVAL Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire, 01350 727340, admin@thetaybank.com
16-18 March NONSUCH DULCIMER CLUB SPRING FLING Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 683251, walzil.dulcimer@gmail.com (tbc)
16-24 March EDINBURGH'S FESTIVAL OF IRELAND Edinburgh, 07855 285207, office@efoi.org.uk (tbc)
23-26 March FOLK SONG AND BALLAD SEMINAR Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)7493 7896, info@inishowensinging.ie
24 March MELODEONS & MORE Mendlesham, Suffolk, 01449 771090, info@eatmt.org.uk (tbc)
30 March-1 April BALLYDEHOB IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 2837676, info@ballydehobtradfestival.com (tbc)
30 March-4 April EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 0131 652 0585

APRIL 2018

2-5 April EDINBURGH YOUTH GAITHERIN' Central Edinburgh, 0131 555 7668 (tbc)
6-8 April MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING Morpeth, Northumberland 01670 513308, enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk
6-8 April GLENFARG FOLK FEAST Glenfarg, Perthshire, 01577 830370, info@glenfargfolkclub.com (tbc)
6-8 April BANBURY SONG AND ALE WEEKEND Banbury, Oxon, 01295 709881, bfest@btinternet.com (tbc)
6-8 April SING IN THE SPRING Bretforton, Worcs, 01386 831173, info@thefleeceinn.co.uk (tbc)
6-8 April KINCORA TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Killaloe, Ballina, Co Clare, 00353 86 0529278 (tbc)
6-8 April CONSAIRTIN - NATIONAL CONCERTINA CONVENTION Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 2612127, eolas@consairtin.ie
6-9 April SHENNAGHYS JIU, Isle of Man 01624 819068, contact@shennaghys.org (tbc)
13-15 April SHEFFIELD FOLK SESSIONS FESTIVAL Sheffield, 07947 490052, contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk (tbc)
20-22 April NORTHERN STREAMS Edinburgh & surrounding areas 0795 191 8366, eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk (tbc)
20-22 April FOLK WEEKEND OXFORD, Oxford, 07866 804220, info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk (tbc)