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Upcoming Festivals

Whitby Folk Week - 17-23 August

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More than 600 events, spanning seven days, Whitby Folk Week is a firm favourite in the festival calendar. Visitors can enjoy over 300 concerts over seven days spread across 50 venues; you can dance until you drop, with ceilidhs and dances for everybody led by some of England's best callers; you can try your hand at one of the many workshops in anything from melodeon to Medieval dance, banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. There is also a huge range of children's and youth events.

Dartmoor Folk Festival - 9-11 August

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The 42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival will take place on the 9th, 10th & 11th August 2019 in the village of South Zeal near Okehampton in Devon. A packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and much more, don't miss it!!! Guests this year include Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Moirai, The Jellyman's Daughter, Kirkophany, Luke Daniels, The Postman Poet Show (Liz Shakespeare, Nick Wyke, Becki Driscoll), The Stowes, The Dartmoor Pixie Band, Ramsley Minors, Crazy Goat, plus more to be confirmed...

Wickham Festival - 1-4 August

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Wickham provides a wonderful setting for the Wickham Festival. It is a lovely village in which to spend a weekend enjoying excellent music, fine food, great company and lovely surroundings. Set in rolling downland two miles north of Fareham in Hampshire, the village of Wickham has a picturesque Georgian Market Square, scenic water meadows, the historic Chesapeake Mill, plus attractive church and village buildings. The festival is on a lovely site, with camping/motorhome areas, and all the usual amenities including various stages, food vendors, traders, a children's area, bars and tearooms, and even a cinema!

Speyfest - 26-28 July

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At the end of July, the playing fields on East Street in the Moray town of Fochabers will be home to the 24th annual Speyfest, three days of the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music. The tented village hosts a variety of seated and standing events including the Friday and Saturday concerts and stomps, the music marathon that is Speyfest Sunday, a craft and food fair with taster sessions and an ecumenical Celtic Kirk service. The event is fully licensed and offers a wide range of hot foods and a variety of drinks from a number of onsite concessions.

Warwick Folk Festival - 25-28 July

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Billy Bragg will be headlining on the Thursday of Warwick Folk Festival 2019 as they celebrate their 40th year on Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th July. The line up also includes other leading names from around the world including Skerryvore, Karan Casey, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, Breabach, O'Hooley & Tidow, Nancy Kerr, Calan, Melrose Quartet, Granny's Attic, John Kirkpatrick, Mick Ryan's Here At The Fair and more.

Joe Mooney Summer School - Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim - 20-27 July

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Drumshanbo is a small picturesque town situated in the very heart of County Leitrim, Ireland. Every July Drumshanbo plays host to the award winning Joe Mooney Summer School, a week long festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town. The committee continue to emulate his high ideals, endeavouring to promote Leitrim's heritage of traditional music while handing on the best traditions of the past to future generations.

Ely Folk Festival - 12-14 July

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Ely Folk Festival is a bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival is an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk and roots acts around in an intimate and friendly environment. With on-site camping facilities, a real ale bar, lots of kids activities, morris dancing displays, ceilidhs, workshops and music sessions, whether you visit for a day or the whole weekend, the festival is a sure winner for music and festival lovers of all ages.

Stonehaven Folk Festival - 12-14 July

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Always a great weekend, Stonehaven Folk Festival has some of the best traditional and contemporary folk music with concerts, ceilidh, sessions, singarounds, workshops, the famous aqua ceilidh and world paper’n’comb championships! The festival was established in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since, attracting 2,500 attendees last year.