This new festival on Sark, one of the Channel Islands, seeks to reflect the blend of French and British culture which is intrinsic to the Channel Islands and which is still so much part of Sark Island life.
A community focused event this festival is a celebration of our combined island cultural heritage and musical experience, providing opportunities to perform, participate in and enjoy the celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music and dance, within an intimate, relaxed setting.
As well as live music on the main festival stages, there are also a variety of other cultural events over the weekend, including workshops in Guernsey French, Morris dancing, open music sessions in local pubs and entertainment for children. Channel Island crafts will be on display and the food tent will offer a variety of local delicacies to sample, including Sark’s rightly famous seafood. On top of all this, if you tire of the music and culture, there is the rest of Sark to enjoy.
The island of Sark is one of the most fascinating and unique locations in the world, and is the smallest of the four main Channel Islands. There are no cars on Sark - only bicycles, horse-drawn carriages and the occasional tractor. It is located 80 miles off the south coast of England, and just 20 miles from France - a short ferry ride from Guernsey or Jersey. The island is only three miles long and a mile and a half wide, but is surrounded by 40 miles of some of the most picturesque coastlines anywhere in the world.
The festival site will provide a spectacular back-drop to the entertainment. Located at the top of cliffs on the rugged west coast of the island, festival-goers will be able to enjoy panoramic views over the nearby Channel Islands of Brecqhou, Herm and Guernsey.
For more info see Sark Folk Festival