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Upcoming Festivals

Hartlepool Folk Festival - 18-20 October

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There is so much to see and do at the Hartepool Folk Festival. 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 celebrate the rich music, heritage and traditions of Teesside and the North East. The festival’s daytime site is the National Museum of the Royal Navy, home to HMS Trincomalee. Mainstage evening concerts take place nearby at Hartlepool Borough Hall. There's loads for the family as well.

Cork Folk Festival - 3-6 October

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The Cork Folk Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capital, Cork. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the festival is one of the most important folk and traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 bars and on the streets, with concerts with international, cutting edge and established artists plus lectures, workshops, children’s events, and traditional set dancing. The event has a strong focus on local Cork City, Sliabh Luachra and Irish Traditional and folk musicians and singers, so prepare for plenty of polkas, slides and harrier ballads.

Costa Del Folk, Albufeira, Portugal - 15-21 October

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Following the success of Costa del Folk Portugal 2018, Enjoy Travel are delighted to be taking the Costa del Folk Festival back to the stunning Grande Real Santa Eulalia 5* Resort And Hotel Spa in Albufeira. There will be music, singing, dancing and laughter aplenty from morning until the wee small hours at venues situated throughout the complex. What makes this the ultimate feel-good festival is that it literally has everything you’d want from a traditional folk festival but without any of the drawbacks!

Tenterden Folk Festival - 3-6 October

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Tenterden Folk Festival takes place over four days including the first Saturday of October each year with 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 folk festival. It features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants and green verges.

Otley Folk Festival - 20-22 September

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This year's Otley Folk Festival will be held between the newly refurbished Black Horse, The Labour Rooms, The Woolpack, The Courthouse, The Black Horse, The Parish Church and The Methodist Hall. There will be concerts, pub sessions, dancing, street entertainment, workshops and singarounds, with guests including Chris Newman & Mairead Ni Chathasaig, Kitty MacFarlane, Phil Beer, Flossie Malavialle, Bill Jones, Dovetail Trio, Tony Wilson and many more.

Frank Harte Festival - 20-22 September

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The Frank Harte Festival 2019 is from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September and is held at The Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, and as always will celebrate and commemorate the life and work of Frank Harte. The first Frank Harte Festival took place in 2006 and since its inception has become a focus for traditional singing. The guest list over the last decade, reads like a veritable "Who's Who" of traditional singing from these shores and beyond.

Southdowns Folk Festival - 19-21 September

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The 2019 ticketed line-up for South Downs Folk Festival is probably one of the best ever. Featuring the brilliant folk-rock legends LINDISFARNE, the hugely popular OYSTERBAND, BBC folk multi-award winners THE YOUNG ‘UNS, with a very special and unique whole evening show, plus the highly entertaining 3 DAFT MONKEYS and the sensational BLAIR DUNLOP. All the aforementioned concerts take place between 19th and 22nd of September at Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre.

St Ives September Festival - 14-28 September

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A two-week celebration of music and the arts in St Ives, this festival features many renowned folk artists, including Show of Hands, Dougie MacLean, iconic Irish band Dervish, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow, Katie Kirk and Rick Williams, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, Geoff Lakeman, and many more. Throughout the two weeks there will be exhibitions, walks, talks, films, workshops, comedy, theatre and poetry, as well as some great concerts.