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Upcoming Festivals

St Albans Folk Festival - 28-30 June

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St Albans Folk Festival 2019 will be on June 28-30, with the main events being on Saturday June 29, 2019. These will consist of a day of dance in the city centre, a day of music with free showcase performances in local pubs and other venues, sessions and singarounds and a festival concert featuring iconic band Flook at the Roman Theatre at Verulamium.

Fylde Folk Festival - one day revival - 22 June

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To celebrate his 85th birthday, 65 years of gigging and 55 years of composing, Alan Bell, founder of the Fylde Folk Festival who sadly died in April, had organised to revive the festival for a one-day event on 22nd June this year. Despite Alan's death, this event will still go ahead, and will be held in the Marine Hall in Fleetwood.

Gate To Southwell Festival - 6-9 June

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The Gate to Southwell Festival is now established as a leading international roots and acoustic music event rivaling other well-established festivals and receiving many accolades. The festival site is on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.

Orkney Folk Festival - 23-26 May

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An important feature in the annual festival calendar, the Orkney Folk Festival is centered in Stromness, Orkney’s second largest town. Other events take place in Kirkwall and in some mainland parishes, as well as one or two of the smaller islands. The festival runs for four days, Thursday to Sunday, hosting around 30 ticketed events (and many more free) featuring something for everyone – concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, workshops and talks.

Portsoy Folk Festival - The Tenth Haal - 31 May - 2 June

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A weekend of concerts and sessions full of songs, tunes, stories, poetry, workshops and competitions, all to be held in Portsoy, a pretty seaside town on the north facing coast of Aberdeenshire, approximately midway between Cullen and Banff.

Wirral Folk Festival - 30 May-2 June

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Held in The Whitby Club in Ellesmere Port, this friendly all-on-one-site festival has mini-concerts, 'Chances to Meet', Folk Club concerts, Singers' and musicians' sessions, Singarounds, an Open Mic Night, various training workshops , Morris and Appalachian Dance Displays, a Craft Fair, real ale and good food and is only a five minutes drive from the M53 motorway.

Great North Folk Festival - 24-27 May

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The Great North Folk Festival takes place in the truly magical Botton Village, near Danby. Join the gathering on May Bank Holiday Weekend 2019 at one of the friendliest festivals you'll find. Over the weekend you will experience a handpicked programme of Folk and Roots Music with performances in superb venues from the best local, national and overseas artists.

Chippenham Folk Festival - 24-27 May

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This is the 48th Chippenham Folk Festival and after all these years, the festival still maintains its original core objective "... to be primarily a participatory festival promoting and presenting some of the best in English Folk Song, Music and Dance ...". It does this by presenting over 200 individual events and workshops, all in one weekend on the Spring Bank Holiday.

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 23-26 May

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Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of the land, excellent roots music and celebrating the good times. The festival presents unparalleled music, arts and workshops in a beautiful mountain riverside meadow around 50 miles from Dumfries. For them, location is key. This is one of the most beautiful and unique festival venues in the UK. The festival commemorates and celebrates the history and the people that once lived in our valley, in former times an entire village…