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Living Tradition Festival Listings, 2019/20

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

MARCH 2019

1-3 March INTERVARSITY FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL, Edinburgh, www.ivfdf2019.org.uk
8-10 March NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL, Fair Park, Dallas, TX, USA, exec@ntif.org, www.ntif.org
9 March ZELTIK Frankelach, Luxembourg, info@zeltik.lu, www.zeltik.lu (tbc)
15-17 March THE NIEL GOW FESTIVAL Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire, 01350 727340, admin@thetaybank.com, www.niel-gow.co.uk
15-23 March EDINBURGH'S FESTIVAL OF IRELAND Edinburgh, 07855 285207, office@efoi.org.uk, www.edinburghsfestivalofireland.org
22-24 March NONSUCH DULCIMER CLUB SPRING FLING Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 683251, walzil.dulcimer@gmail.com, www.dulcimer.org.uk
22-25 March FOLK SONG AND BALLAD SEMINAR Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)7493 7896, info@inishowensinging.ie, www.inishowensinging.ie

APRIL 2019

5-7 April GLENFARG FOLK FEAST Glenfarg, Perthshire, 01577 830370, info@glenfargfolkclub.com, www.glenfargfolkclub.com
5-7 April BANBURYSHIRE SONG AND ALE WEEKEND Banbury, Oxon, 01295 266735, jprocter@banburyshire.net, www.banburyshire.net
5-8 April SHENNAGHYS JIU, Isle of Man 01624 819068, contact@shennaghys.org, www.shennaghysjiu.com
5-10 April EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 0131 652 0585, www.harpfestival.co.uk
8-10 April EDINBURGH YOUTH GAITHERIN Edinburgh, eyg@handsupfortrad.co.uk, www.handsupfortrad.scot
12-14 April BALLYDEHOB IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 2837676, info@ballydehobtradfestival.com, www.ballydehobtradfestival.com
12-14 April SING IN THE SPRING Bretforton, Worcs, 01386 831173, info@thefleeceinn.co.uk, www.thefleeceinn.co.uk
18-22 April NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL Canberra, Australia, (02) 6262 4792, info@folkfestival.org.au, www.folkfestival.org.au
19-21 April SHEFFIELD FOLK SESSIONS FESTIVAL Sheffield, 07947 490052, contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk, www.sheffieldseshfest.org.uk
25-28 April CONSAIRTIN - NATIONAL CONCERTINA CONVENTION Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 2612127, eolas@consairtin.ie, www.consairtin.ie
25 April-1 May COSTA DEL FOLK Ibiza, Spain 01254 504970, info@enjoytravel.co.uk, www.costadelfolk.co.uk
26-28 April MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING Morpeth, Northumberland 01670 513308, enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk, www.northumbriana.org.uk
26-28 April NORTHERN STREAMS Edinburgh 0795 191 8366, eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk, www.northernstreams.org
26-28 April I LOOKED EAST & I LOOKED WEST: CELEBRATION OF JULIA CLIFFORD Stowmarket, Suffolk, 01449 673695, katie.howson@gmail.com, www.katiehowson.co.uk
26-28 April FLUTEFLING, Edinburgh, gordon@flutefling.co.uk, www.flutefling.co.uk
26-29 April GREAT ALNE LONG WEEKEND Great Alne, Warwicks, 0121 777 3722, www.greatalnefolk.org.uk
26 April–6 May TRADFEST EDINBURGH Edinburgh, www.edinburghtradfest.com

MAY 2019

2-5 May SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL Lerwick, Shetland, 01595 694757, info@shetlandfolkfestival.com, www.shetlandfolkfestival.com
2-5 May RAUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Raunds, Northants, 07756 015 615, contact@raundsfestival.com, www.raundsfestival.com
3-5 May GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL Girvan, Ayrshire, 01560 321102, admin@girvanfolkfestival.org.uk, www.girvanfolkfestival.org.uk
3-5 May TODMORDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Todmorden, Yorkshire, todmordenfolkfestival@gmail.com, www.todfolkfest.co.uk
3-5 May BRISTOL FOLK FESTIVAL Bristol, 0117 922 3686, info@bristolfolkfestival.org, www.bristolfolkfestival.org
3-6 May FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL Filey, North Yorkshire, 01482 448892, molescroftlee@yahoo.com, www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com
3-6 May CUP OF TAE FESTIVAL Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)872424590, glenardfish@eircom.net, www.cupoftaefestival.com
3-6 May SCANDIMOOT Scandinavian music & dance festival, Clapham & Settle, N.Yorks, 01721 722539, info@scandimoot.org.uk, www.scandimoot.org.uk
3-6 May WATH FESTIVAL Wath-on-Dearne, S Yorks 07982 658467, wathfestival@gmail.com, www.wathfestival.org.uk
3-6 May UPTON FOLK FESTIVAL Upton, Worcs 01905 371268, boxoffice@uptonfolk.org, www.uptonfolk.org
3-6 May HASTINGS TRADITIONAL JACK IN THE GREEN Hastings, Sussex 01424 716516, secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk, www.hastingsjitg.co.uk
3-6 May EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL Eastbourne, Sussex, 01823 401271, info@eiff.org.uk, www.eiff.org.uk
3-6 May FEILE CHOIS CUAIN, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, 00353 (0)4345064, feilecoiscuain@gmail.com, www.feilechoiscuain.com
4 May WALTON FOLK FESTIVAL Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, 01932 253354, waltonfolk@riverhousebarn.co.uk
4-6 May ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL Rochester, Kent 01622 726633, cnewton25@aol.com
9-12 May BALTIMORE FIDDLE FAIR Baltimore, West Cork, 00353 86 3753380, declan@fiddlefair.com, www.fiddlefair.com
10-12 May MONIAIVE FOLK FESTIVAL Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, moniaivefolkfestival@gmail.com, www.moniaivefolkfestival.com
10-12 May HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk, www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
10-12 May FOLK ON THE PIER Cromer, North Norfolk, 01263 512495, info@deckchairproductions.co.uk, www.folkonthepier.co.uk
10-12 May TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport, Gwent, 01633 246241, susieoates135@hotmail.com, www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk
10-12 May FIFE TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND, Falkland, Fife 01337 830773, fifesing@springthyme.myzen.co.uk, www.springthyme.co.uk/fifesing
10-12 May HEBDEN BRIDGE FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL Hebden Bridge, hebdenroots@gmail.com, www.hebdenfolkroots.org
10-12 May SOUNDPOST SINGING WEEKEND Dungworth, Sheffield, 07746 125069, frances@soundpost.org.uk, www.soundpost.org.uk
11-12 May BIG WHISTLE FESTIVAL Bury, Lancs, 0161 761 2216, post@themet.biz, www.themet.org.uk
17-19 May SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL Shepley, West Yorkshire, 01484 604704, info@shepleyspringfestival.com, www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk
17-19 May STRICHEN FESTIVAL (Buchan Heritage Society) Ritchie Hall Strichen Aberdeenshire 01771 637344, info@buchanheritagesociety.co.uk, www.buchanheritagesociety.co.uk
17-19 May MOULTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL Moulton, Northants, 07788 755756, simoncaremusic@me.com, moultonmorrismen.com
17-19 May DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL, Doncaster, 07736 552676 , doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com, www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk
17-19 May FISH & SHIPS FESTIVAL, Whitby, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
19-27 May FLEADH NUA ENNIS, Ennis, Co Clare, 00353 (0)656824276, ceoltrad@eircom.net, www.fleadhnua.com
23-26 May ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL Stromness, Orkney Islands, 01856 851331, info@orkneyfolkfestival.com, www.orkneyfolkfestival.com
23-26 May KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH Carsphairn, Dumfries and Galloway, 01644 460662, info@knockengorroch.org.uk, www.knockengorroch.org.uk
24-25 May IREBY FESTIVAL Ireby, Cumbria, 01697 371645, charles.irebyfest@gmail.com, www.irebyfestival.co.uk
24-27 May CHIPPENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL Chippenham, Wiltshire, 01249 657190, info@chippfolk.co.uk, www.chippfolk.co.uk
24-27 May CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Kelsall, Nr. Chester, 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk, www.chesterfolk.org.uk
24-27 May BUDE & STRATTON FOLK FESTIVAL Bude, Cornwall, 07736 374003, tickets@budefolkfest.com, www.budefolkfest.com
24-27 May GREAT NORTH FOLK FESTIVAL Botton, N Yorks, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
24-27 May FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL Fishguard, Pembroke, 01348 875183, judy.whitehouse@gmail.com, www.fishguard-folk-music.co.uk
25 May WALTHAMSTOW FOLK FESTIVAL Walthamstow, London, info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk, www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk (tbc)
25-31 May MORLAND SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk, www.newbyendfarm.co.uk
30 May-2 June WIRRAL FOLK FESTIVAL Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 0151 678 9902, folksingerjohn@aol.com, www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
31 May-2 June PORTSOY FOLK FESTIVAL, THE 10TH HAAL Portsoy, 07968 872217, bobphilips25@live.co.uk, www.bothyfolk.org
31 May-2 June BLOWOUT BAGPIPE FESTIVAL Polesworth, Staffs, 01327 705265, info@bagpipesociety.org.uk, www.bagpipesociety.org.uk
31 May-2 June CITY OF YORK FOLK WEEKEND Peasholme Green, York, 01904 632922, blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk, www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk
31 May-2 June ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 0333 900 0919 info@acousticfestival.co.uk, www.acousticfestival.co.uk
31 May-2 June WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL Weymouth, Dorset, 01305 860277, info@wessexfolkfestival.com, www.wessexfolkfestival.com

JUNE 2019

6-9 June THE GATE TO SOUTHWELL FESTIVAL Southwell, Notts, 01636 816678, information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk, www.gtsf.uk
7-8 June OBAN LIVE, Oban, Argyll, info@obanlive.com, www.obanlive.com
7-9 June ST NEOTS FOLK FESTIVAL St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 01234 376278, stneotsfolkclub@aol.com, www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk
7-9 June JOHN McKENNA FESTIVAL Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim 00353 (0)86 856 9900, info@johnmckenna.ie, www.johnmckenna.ie
7-9 June ARRAN FOLK FESTIVAL Isle of Arran, Scotland, info@arranevents.com, www.arranfolkfestival.com
7-9 June DORSET TRADITIONAL SONG WEEKEND Pulham, Dorset, 01963 362890, jhnwaltham@yahoo.co.uk
8 June LITTLE SEA FOLK FESTIVAL Portland, Maine, hello@littleseafolkfestival.com, www.littleseafolkfestival.com
13-16 June MIDDLEWICH FOLK & BOAT FESTIVAL Middlewich, Cheshire, 01606 833434, info@midfest.org.uk
14-16 June TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL Keith, Banffshire, 01542 882638, keithfestival@gmail.com, www.tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com
14-16 June WIMBORNE MINSTER FOLK FESTIVAL Wimborne Minster, Dorset, 01202 623740, music@wimbornefolk.co.uk, www.wimbornefolk.co.uk
14-16 June ROSSES POINT SHANTY AND SEAFARING FESTIVAL Rosses Point, Sligo, rossespointshanty@gmail.com, www.wildatlanticshanty.ie
14-16 June DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL Doolin, Co Clare, 00353 65707 4111, info@hoteldoolin.ie, www.doolinfestivals.ie
14-16 June FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL Falmouth, Cornwall 01326 313553, richard@falmouth.co.uk, www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
14-16 June GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL Gower, Wales, 01792 850803, joy@gowerfolkfestival.co.uk, www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk
14-16 June KIRTLINGTON LAMB ALE MORRIS FESTIVAL Kirtlington, Oxon 01993 770703, www.kirtlington-morris.org.uk
14-16 June KILLIN MUSIC FESTIVAL McLaren Hall, Killin, office@killinmusicfestival.com, www.killinmusicfestival.com
14-17 June FASTNET MARITIME & FOLK FESTIVAL Ballydehob, Co Cork, 00353 27 62916, dickmiles77@gmail.com, www.fastnetmaritime.com
15 June FOLK AT THE BOAT Ipswich, Suffolk, 01473 601902, enquiries@folkattheboat.org.uk, www.folkattheboat.org.uk
15 June RADFORD FOLK FESTIVAL Timsbury, Somerset, 01761 479391, pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk, www.radfordmillfarm.com
21-23 June LICHFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 424292, pennycowern@btinternet.com, www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
21-23 June TEIGNMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL Teignmouth, South Devon 01803 290427, annemgill@tiscali.co.uk, www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk
22 June FYLDE FOLK FESTIVAL - ONE DAY REVIVAL Fleetwood, Lancashire, 01253 887693 / 01253 872317, alanbell@folkus.co.uk
22-23 June SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL Portsoy, Banffshire, 01261 842951, contact@stbfportsoy.com, www.stbfportsoy.org
24-28 June CRAICEANN SUMMER SCHOOL Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, www.craiceann.com
24 June-5 July BLAS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE Limerick 0035361 202653, pamela.cotter@ul.ie, www.blas.ie
27-30 June LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL Leigh On Sea, Essex, 07931 520659, info@leighfolkfestival.com, www.leighfolkfestival.com
28-30 June ST ALBANS FOLK FESTIVAL St Albans, Herts, 01727 852111, info@stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk, www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk
28-30 June ENGLISH COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND Croston, West Lancashire, ecmw2019@ecmw.org.uk, www.englishcountrymusicweekend.org.uk
28-30 June WEST SOMERSET FOLK FESTIVAL Carhampton, Somerset, 01643 841597, enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk, www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
28-30 June NORMAFEST Whitby, N Yorks, 01947 603475, www.musicportfestival.com
28-30 June OLD SONGS FESTIVAL Altamont, New York, oldsongs@oldsongs.org, www.festival.oldsongs.org
28-30 June KIRKBY LONSDALE FLEADH Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, www.comhaltas.co.uk/allbritainfleadh
29 June FOLK ON THE QUAY Poole, Dorset, info@folkonthequay.co.uk, www.folkonthequay.co.uk
29 June FOLK IN THE FIELD Shiptonthorpe, York, 07766554574, sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com

JULY 2019

2 July–20 August FEIS AN EILEAN (SKYE FESTIVAL), Sleat, Isle of Skye, 01471 844 207, info@seall.co.uk, www.skyefestival.scot
3-7 July NEW FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL Romsey, Hampshire, 07801 082288, nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk, www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
4-7 July RUDOLSTADT FESTIVAL, Germany, 0049 3672 48 64 60, info@rudolstadt-festival.de, www.rudolstadt-festival.de
4-7 July SKAGEN FESTIVAL, Denmark, billetkontor@skagenfestival.dk, www.skagenfestival.dk
5-6 July MOONBEAMS WOLD TOP FOLK FESTIVAL Driffield, East Yorkshire, 07810 831317, leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk, www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
5-6 July FOLK AT THE HALL Trelawnyd, North Wales, 07912 1162777, keldamanley@live.co.uk, www.therecordjournal.co.uk
5-7 July NEWCASTLETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, 013873 75628, ntmfsecretary@googlemail.com, www.newcastleton.com
5-7 July CLECKHEATON FOLK FESTIVAL Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, 01274 879761, info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org, www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
5-7 July YORKSHIRE FOLK DANCE WEEKEND Drax, N Yorks, 07900 284219, yfdw14@yahoo.co.uk, www.yfdw.org.uk
5-7 July SANDWICH FOLK & ALE FESTIVAL Sandwich, Kent, 07736 057836, info@sandwichevents.org.uk, www.sandwichevents.org.uk
6 July SOUTH BRENT FOLK DAY South Brent, Devon, 07947 308268, eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com, www.southbrentfolk.org.uk
6 July FESTIVAL IN THE FOREST Forest Hill, London, nigel.kersey@btinternet.com
6-14 July WILLIE CLANCY SUMMER SCHOOL Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland, 0353 6570 84281, angleann@oceanfree.net, www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com
7-12 July CEOLAS UIBHIST Daliburgh, South Uist, 01878 700154, info@ceolas.co.uk, www.ceolas.co.uk
8-12 July CEOL NA COILLE Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 00353 87677 4601, ceolnacoille.letterkenny@gmail.com, www.ceolnacoille.ie
11-14 July BROMSGROVE FOLK FESTIVAL Bromsgrove, Worcs, 01527 831577, bobcynfolk@aol.com, www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk
12-14 July STONEHAVEN FOLK FESTIVAL Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, 01569 765063, admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk, www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
12-14 July PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL Priddy, Somerset, 01746 674080, info@priddyfolk.org, www.priddyfolk.org
12-14 July FURNESS TRADITION FESTIVAL Ulverston, Cumbria, 01229 588290, info@furnesstradition.org.uk, www.furnesstradition.org.uk
12-14 July ELY FOLK FESTIVAL Ely Outdoor Centre, Cambridgeshire, 07500 527334, queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk, www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk
12-14 July WHITBY SEA FESTIVAL, Whitby, Yorkshire, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
12-14 July FOLK ON THE DOCK, Liverpool, www.folkonthedock.com
12-14 July NEWTON STEWART & MINIGAFF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, festival@tradmusic.com, www.tradmusic.com
14 July FOLK BY THE OAK Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 01432 355 416, info@folkbytheoak.com, www.folkbytheoak.com
14-20 July SOUTH SLIGO SUMMER SCHOOL, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, southsligosummerschool@eircom.net, www.sssschool.org
14-20 July DUNEDIN INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL Edinburgh, Glasgow, Anstruther & Stirling, 0795 191 8366, www.dunedindancers.org.uk
15-21 July YN CHRUINNAGHT CELTIC GATHERING, Isle of Man 07624 302200 or 01624 694758, info@ynchruinnaght.com, www.ynchruinnaght.com
17-20 July HEBRIDEAN CELTIC FESTIVAL Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, 01851 621234, office@hebceltfest.com, www.hebceltfest.com
17-21 July SOMA FESTIVAL Castlewellan, Co Down, 02843 770331, info@somafestival.com, www.somafestival.com (tbc)
18-21 July BRADFIELD TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Bradfield, S Yorks, 0114 2851479, edeophone@aol.com
18-21 July MUSIC ON THE MARR Castle Carrock, Cumbria, 01228 670329, mom@orangehome.co.uk, www.musiconthemarr.com
14-19 July SHETLAND FOLK FRENZY Lerwick, Shetland 01595 745500, info@shetlandarts.org, www.shetlandarts.org
19-21 July DUNOON SCOTTISH MUSIC WORKSHOP Dunoon, Ayrshire, dunoonmusicworkshop@gmail.com, www.dunoonscottishmusicworkshop.co.uk
19-21 July STAINSBY FOLK FESTIVAL Stainsby, Derbyshire, 01246 851337, info@stainsbyfestival.org.uk, www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
19-21 July SESIWN FAWR DOLGELLAU Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, 07860 934 722, pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru, www.sesiwnfawr.cymru
19-21 July FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 07544 044126, info@festivalattheedge.org, www.festivalattheedge.org (tbc)
19-21 July NEWARK TRADITIONS FESTIVAL Newark, Nottinghamshire, 01636 821672, newarktraditions@gmail.com, www.newarktraditions.org.uk
19-21 July ROTHBURY TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Rothbury, Northumberland ,01669 620849, info@rothburymusicfestival.co.uk, www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
19-21 July LOSSIE FOLK FESTIVAL Lossiemouth, Moray, 01343 551319, michael.sammons@btinternet.com (tbc)
20-27 July JOE MOONEY SUMMER SCHOOL Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, 00353 (0)87 1331241 / (0)87 4655399, info@joemooneysummerschool.com, www.joemooneysummerschool.com
21-28 July FIDDLERS GREEN FESTIVAL Rostrevor, Co Down, 07895986616, info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk, www.fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk
25-28 July WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL Warwick, Warwickshire, 01926 776438, info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk, www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
26-28 July HULL FOLK & MARITIME FESTIVAL Hull, hullfolkandmaritimefestival@gmail.com, www.hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com
26-28 July SPEYFEST Fochabers, Moray, 07768 057631, info@speyfest.com, www.speyfest.com
26-28 July TRADITIONAL SINGING WEEKEND AT CULLERLIE Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire, 01224 645486, elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk, www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone
27 July-3 August SCOIL ACLA Achill Island, Co Mayo, 00353 85 881 9548, info@scoilacla.ie, www.scoilacla.ie
27 July-2 August BELFAST TRADFEST Belfast, info@belfasttrad.com, www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com
29 July-3 August FOLKWORKS YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com, www.sagegateshead.com
29 July-3 August FOLKWORKS ADULT SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com, www.sagegateshead.com
31 July-3 August FOLKWORKS JUNIOR SUMMER SCHOOL Durham City 0191 443 4661, ticket.office@sagegateshead.com, www.sagegateshead.com

AUGUST 2019

1 August YORKSHIRE FOLK DAY, Whitby, 01947 811508, moorfolk@googlemail.com, www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
1-3 August MONTELAGO CELTIC FESTIVAL Colfiorito, Italy, info@montelagocelticfestival.it, www.montelagocelticfestival.it
1-4 August CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cambridge 01223 357851, hello@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk, www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
1-4 August WICKHAM FESTIVAL, Wickham, Hampshire, 01329 231942, eastfest@talk21.com, www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
1-4 August BALLYSHANNON FOLK FESTIVAL, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)862527400, info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com, www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
2-4 August UNDERNEATH THE STARS FESTIVAL Cawthorne, South Yorkshire, 01226 767872, info@underthestarsfest.co.uk, www.underthestarsfest.co.uk
2-4 August MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC Cambridge, Ontario, Canada mill_race@yahoo.com, www.millracefolksociety.com
2-4 August LAKE DISTRICT FOLK WEEKEND Staveley, 07813 403808, lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com, www.thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
2-5 August O'CAROLAN HARP FESTIVAL Keadue, Co Roscommon, 00353 (0)7196 47247, tickets@ocarolanfestival.ie, www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie (tbc)
2-9 August SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK Sidmouth, Devon, 01773 829507, info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk, www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
2-11 August FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT Lorient, Bretagne, France, 00 33 2 97272429, festival@festival-interceltique.bzh, www.festival-interceltique.bzh
3-4 August CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL Clovelly, North Devon, www.clovelly.co.uk
4 August LINCOLNSHIRE FOLK DAY Leadenham, Lincs, 01400 272824
5-9 August MERLIN MUSIC ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL Abbotsford, Melrose, 01896 822376, merlinmusicjane@gmail.com, www.merlinmusicacademy.com
5-10 August KILCAR FLEADH Kilcar, Co Donegal, 00353 8797 09540, kilcar.fleadh@gmail.com, www.kilcarfestivals.com
5-25 August AMC2019, Edinburgh, 07968 131737, jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk, www.amc1982.com
7-12 August FEAKLE FESTIVAL Feakle, Co Clare, 00353 (0)8796 78020, info@feaklefestival.ie, www.feaklefestival.ie
8-10 August FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION Cropredy, Oxon, 0844 581 1396 www.fairportconvention.com
9-11 August DARTMOOR FOLK FESTIVAL South Zeal, Okehampton, Devon, 01837 840102, enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.co.uk, www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
9-11 August SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL Saltburn By The Sea, Cleveland, 07868 115153, info@saltburnfolkfestival.com, www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
9-11 August ALNWICK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Alnwick, Northumberland, 01665 510785, www.alnwickmusicfestival.com
9-16 August BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK Broadstairs, Kent, 01843 604080, info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk, www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
10-16 August MORLAND FOLK DANCE WEEK Morland, Cumbria, 01931 714338, david@newbyendfarm.co.uk, www.newbyendfarm.co.uk
10-18 August BILLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL Billingham, Teesside 01642 553220, info@billinghamfestival.co.uk, www.billinghamfestival.co.uk
10-18 August PIPING LIVE! Glasgow, 0141 353 0220, www.pipinglive.co.uk
11-18 August FLEADH CHEOIL NA hEIREANN 2019, Drogheda, info@fleadhcheoil.ie, www.fleadhcheoil.ie
15-18 August MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST Milwaukee, USA, 00414 4763378, info@irishfest.com, www.irishfest.com
15-18 August PURBECK VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Corfe Castle, Dorset, paul@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk, www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
16-17 August TORPHICHEN FOLK & ALE FESTIVAL Torphichen, Bathgate, 01506 652 826, info@torphicheninn.net, www.torphicheninn.net
16-18 August MOIRA FURNACE FOLK FESTIVAL Moira, Derbyshire, 07401 951694, info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk, www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
16-18 August INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, 0774 068 1879, imfpublicity@aol.com, www.innerleithenmusicfestival.org
16-18 August FOLKEAST Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 01986 872633, info@folkeast.co.uk, www.folkeast.co.uk
16-18 August WHITE HORSE FOLK FESTIVAL Wantage, Oxfordshire, 01453 751256, whitehorsefest@btinternet.com, www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk
17-23 August WHITBY FOLK WEEK Whitby, North Yorkshire, 01977 792205, info@whitbyfolk.co.uk, www.whitbyfolk.co.uk
21-25 August MASTERS OF TRADITION FESTIVAL Bantry, Co Cork, 00353 27 52788/9, westcorkmusic@eircom.net, www.westcorkmusic.ie
21-25 August MULL OF KINTYRE FESTIVAL Campbeltown, Argyll, 01586 552056, mokfest@hotmail.co.uk, www.mokfest.com
22-25 August TONDER FESTIVAL Denmark 0045 74 72 46 10, billet@tf.dk, www.tf.dk
22-26 August CORNWALL FOLK FESTIVAL Wadebridge, Cornwall, info@cornwallfolkfestival.com, www.cornwallfolkfestival.com
23-25 August MARYMASS FOLK FESTIVAL Irvine, Ayrshire, 01294 551047, joyceifc@aol.com, www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk
23-25 August EIRE! FESTIVAL DI MUSICA IRLANDESE, Bondeno, Italy, info@eirelafesta.com, www.eirelafesta.it (tbc)
23-26 August SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 01743 892800, sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk, www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
23-26 August TOWERSEY FESTIVAL Thame, Oxfordshire, 01629 827016, info@towerseyfestival.com, www.towerseyfestival.com
24-26 August SADDLEWORTH RUSHCART, Saddleworth, W Yorks, 01457 834871, saddleworthmorris@gmail.com, www.saddleworthmorrismen.co.uk
29 August-3 September FLEETWOOD FOLK & BLUES FESTIVAL Fleetwood, Lancashire, 01253 873964, fleetwoodfolkandblues@gmail.com, www.fleetwoodfolkandblues.com
30 August-1 September LLANWDDYN FOLK AND ACOUSTIC WEEKEND Powys, Wales, 01691 870501, info@llanwddynevents.co.uk, www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
30 August-1 September OFF THE TRACKS FESTIVAL Castle Donington, Leics., 07825 512168, info@offthetracks.co.uk, www.offthetracks.co.uk
30 August-1 September WALLINGFORD BUNKFEST Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 01253 873964, info@bunkfest.co.uk, www.bunkfest.co.uk
30 August-1 September MOSELEY FOLK & ARTS FESTIVAL Moseley, Birmingham, 07789 440026, info@moseleyfolk.co.uk, www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
30 August-1 September LYME FOLK WEEKEND Lyme Regis, Dorset, admin@lymefolk.com, www.lymefolk.com
31 August EATMT TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAY Sheringham, Norfolk, 07495 054669, info@eatmt.org.uk, www.eatmt.wordpress.com

SEPTEMBER 2019

5-8 September BROMYARD FOLK FESTIVAL Bromyard, Hereford, 07990 629203, info@bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk, www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk
5-8 September DINGLE TRADFEST Dingle, Co Kerry, dingletradfest@gmail.com (tbc)
6-8 September SWANAGE FOLK FESTIVAL Swanage, Dorset, 07785 241940, swanagefolkfestival@gmail.com, www.swanagefolkfestival.com
6-8 September TMSA KIRRIEMUIR FESTIVAL Kirriemuir, Angus, 01575 540 2611 / 573 0292, info@kirriefestival.org, www.kirriefestival.org
6-8 September SEDGEFIELD FOLK FESTIVAL Sedgefield, Co Durham 01740 621347, info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk, www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
6-8 September THE BIG GREEN CARDIGAN Cripps Corner, East Sussex 07794 821454, thebiggreencardigan@gmail.com, www.biggreencardigan.com
6-9 September PORTPATRICK FOLK FESTIVAL Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, 07810 868786, info@portpatrickfolkfestival.org, www.portpatrickfestivals.com (tbc)
6-14 September BLAS FESTIVAL The Scottish Highlands, 01463 613355, blas@feisean.org, www.blas-festival.com (tbc)
7 September LONDON FOLK FESTIVAL Camden, London, folkandroots@gmail.com, www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk
7-8 September SHAWFEST Partick, Glasgow, 077945 61715, grainne.brady6@gmail.com, www.frasershawtrust.com (tbc)
11-15 September LINLITHGOW FOLK FESTIVAL Linlithgow, West Lothian, 01506 844392, secretary@linlithgowfolk.com, www.linlithgowfolk.com
12-15 September BELLINGHAM ALL ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Northumberland, 01434 220646, paul@baafest.com, www.baafest.co.uk
12-15 September CEOL CHOLASA Isle Of Colonsay, 01951 200336, keir@ceolcholasa.co.uk, www.ceolcholasa.co.uk
12-15 September GIG'N THE BANN Portglenone, Co Antrim, 02825 821743, info@gignthebann.com, www.gignthebann.com (tbc)
13-14 September BIG STONE CELTIC Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA, 276-523-5097, jbeck69087@aol.com, www.bigstoneceltic.com
13-15 September DOUGLASDALE FOLK FESTIVAL Douglas, South Lanarkshire, 07851861384, carrickmusic@btinternet.com, www.douglasdalefolkfestival.com (tbc)
13-15 September THE FOLK GATHERING Alstonefield, Staffordshire, 0780 5529492, thefolkgathering@gmail.com, www.thefolkgathering.org (tbc)
13-15 September ARDERSIER FOLK FESTIVAL Ardersier, Inverness, info@ardersierfolkclub.org.uk, www.ardersierfolkclub.org.uk
14-28 September ST. IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL St.Ives, Cornwall, 0905 252 2250, info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk, www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
19-22 September SOUTHDOWNS FOLK FESTIVAL Bognor Regis, 01243 820187 / 07751 594285, rnash10@hotmail.com, www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
20-22 September UGIE FOLK FESTIVAL Stuartfield, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, 01346 541396, information@ugiefolk.co.uk, www.ugiefolk.co.uk (tbc)
20-22 September OTLEY BLACK SHEEP FOLK FESTIVAL Otley, West Yorkshire, 01943 464858, otleyff@hotmail.com, www.rossmi2.moonfruit.com (tbc)
20-22 September STROUD FOLK WEEKEND Stroud, Gloucestershire, stroudfolk@yahoo.com, www.stroudfolkweekend.com
20-22 September FRANK HARTE FESTIVAL Dublin, info@goilin.com, www.goilin.com
20-22 September CRANTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL Crantock, Cornwall, 01637 830243, www.oldalbioncrantock.com
27-29 September DUNBAR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Dunbar, East Lothian, 01246 410172, www.dunbarmusicfestival.co.uk
27-29 September JOHNNY DOHERTY MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL, Ardara, Co Donegal, 00353 (0)876900714, goldeileen@hotmail.com, www.johnnydohertyfestival.com
27-29 September LLYN ACOUSTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL Llanbedrog, 01758 740763, enquiries@oriel.org.uk, www.llynguitarfestival.org.uk
27-29 September ALLEN VALLEYS FOLK FESTIVAL Allendale, Northumberland, 01434 652477, davidcrellin@btinternet.com, www.allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk
27-29 September JURA MUSIC FESTIVAL Isle of Jura, 01496 820362, juramusicfestival@gmail.com, www.juramusicfestival.com
28 September QUEENSFERRY FOLK FESTIVAL South Queensferry, 07960 449337, sean.sinclair@abbotresearch.co.uk, www.queensferrymusic.com (tbc)
28-29 September TEIGNMOUTH SHANTY FESTIVAL Teignmouth & Shaldon, 07989 384305, rfresh1030@aol.com, www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk

OCTOBER 2019

2-6 October CORK FOLK FESTIVAL, Cork, Ireland, 00353 (0)21 4317271, cfolkf@gmail.com, www.corkfolkfestival.com
3-6 October TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL Tenterden, Nr Ashford, Kent, 01233 626805, info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk, www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
3-6 October DERBY FOLK FESTIVAL Derbyshire 01332 255800, admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk , www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
4-6 October SELKIRK SESSIONS Selkirk, Scottish Borders, 07768 053596, info@selkirksessions.com, www.selkirksessions.com (tbc)
4-6 October EDGWORTH FOLK WEEKEND Edgworth, Lancs, 07427 613783, arawc51@gmail.com, www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk
11-12 October SCOIL CHEOIL NA BOTHA Scotstown, Co Monaghan, 0863862080, seanmcelwain@gmail.com, www.anbhoth.ie (tbc)
11-13 October HARWICH INTERNATIONAL SHANTY FESTIVAL Harwich, Essex, 07921 640772, info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk, www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
11-13 October FESTIVAL DES PANARDS Todmorden, West Yorkshire, 01943 461684, snozz@snozz.com, www.frenchdanceleeds.wordpress.com (tbc)
11-13 October KINCORA TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND Killaloe, Ballina, Co Clare, 00353 86 0529278, kincoratrad@gmail.com, www.kincoratradfest.ie
11-13 October BANBURY FOLK FESTIVAL Banbury, Oxon, 07845 821041, www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk (tbc)
11-19 October CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Cape Breton, Canada, 001 902 5626700, info@celtic-colours.com, www.celtic-colours.com
14-18 October BLAZIN IN BEAULY Beauly, Invernesshire, 0779 294 7269, admin@blazininbeauly.com, www.blazininbeauly.com
15-21 October COSTA DEL FOLK PORTUGAL Albufeira, Portugal, 01254 445050, info@enjoytravel.co.uk, www.costadelfolk.co.uk
17-20 October MANCHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL Manchester, 0161 200 1500, hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk, www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk (tbc)
18-20 October HARTLEPOOL FOLK FESTIVAL Hartlepool, 01429 299330, joan@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk, www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
18-20 October LICHFIELD FESTIVAL OF FOLK / L2F Lichfield, Staffordshire, 01543 262223, boxoffice@lichfieldarts.org.uk, www.l2f.co.uk
18-20 October MUSICPORT FESTIVAL Whitby, N Yorkshire, 01947 603475, info@musicportfestival.com, www.musicportfestival.com
18-21 October NONSUCH ANNUAL DULCIMER WORKSHOP WEEKEND Denstone College, Staffordshire, 07484 166742, nonsuch@dulcimer.org.uk, www.dulcimer.org.uk
18-31 October SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL:BEYOND WORDS Central Edinburgh & region, 0131 556 9579, info@tracscotland.org, www.sisf.org.uk
21-25 October BARING-GOULD SONG SCHOOL Okehampton, West Devon, 01837 53754, info@wrenmusic.co.uk, www.wrenmusic.co.uk
21-27 October CELTIC ON THE COSTAS Albufeira, Portugal, 01254 445050, info@enjoytravel.co.uk, www.celticonthecostas.co.uk
22-28 October RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN London 07871 088121, info@returntocamden.org, www.returntocamden.org (tbc)
23-28 October SLIGO LIVE Co Sligo info@sligolive.ie, www.sligolive.ie
25-27 October BARING-GOULD FOLK WEEKEND Okehampton, West Devon, 01837 53754, info@wrenmusic.co.uk, www.wrenmusic.co.uk
30 October-3 November LOWENDER PERAN FESTIVAL Newquay, Cornwall, 01872 553413, info@lowenderperan.co.uk, www.lowenderperan.co.uk
30 October-3 November DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL Denholm, Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, 01450 860641, info@denholmfolkfest.co.uk, www.denholmfolkfest.co.uk (tbc)

NOVEMBER 2019

1-3 November PERTHSHIRE AMBER - THE DOUGIE MACLEAN FESTIVAL Dunkeld, 01350 724261, admin@butterstone.com, www.perthshireamber.com
7-11 November ENNIS TRAD FEST Ennis, Co Clare, www.ennistradfest.com
8-10 November CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL Edinburgh, 07968 131737, jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk, www.facebook.com/The-Carrying-Stream-Festival
14-17 November WILLIAM KENNEDY PIPING FESTIVAL Armagh, Co Armagh, 028 3751 1248, info@wkpf.org, www.wkpf.org
15-17 November FLUTEFLING, Aberdeen, gordon@flutefling.co.uk, www.flutefling.co.uk (tbc)
15-17 November SCOTS FIDDLE FESTIVAL Edinburgh, info@scotsfiddlefestival.com, www.scotsfiddlefestival.com
15-17 November BUDE FOLK FESTIVAL, Bude, Cornwall, 01472 349222, solidentertainments@live.co.uk, www.budefolkfestival.co.uk
21-24 November TRIP TO BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST Birmingham, info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk, www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk
22-24 November THE ISLAY SESSIONS Islay, info@islaysessions.co.uk, www.islaysessions.co.uk
22-30 November SEALL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS, Isle of Skye, 01471 844 207, press@seall.co.uk, www.seall.co.uk
29 November-2 December THE GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL Skegness, Lincs, 0330 102 5295, www.bigweekends.com

DECEMBER 2019

27 December-1 January SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR Gweedore, Co Donegal, 00353 74 956 0679, info@scoilgheimhridh.com, www.scoilgheimhridh.com (tbc)
29 December-2 January THE LAND THE LIGHT THE LOCALS Scottish Borders, kennyspeirs53@hotmail.com, www.thelandthelightthelocals.co.uk (tbc)

JANUARY 2020

10-11 January STROUD WASSAIL Stroud, Gloucestershire, robin@robinburton.co.uk, www.stroudwassail.com (tbc)
17-19 January WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FESTIVAL Whittlesea, Cambs 01733 208245, info@strawbear.org.uk, www.strawbear.org.uk
16-20 January SHANNONSIDE WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, 00353 (0)86 8707739, mandowalsh@gmail.com, www.wmw.ie (tbc)
16 January-2 February CELTIC CONNECTIONS Glasgow 0141 353 8000, bosales@glasgowconcerthalls.com, www.celticconnections.com
22-26 January BALLINCOLLIG WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Co Cork, 00353 (0) 2148 71388, hello@whitehorse.ie, www.wintermusicfestival.ie (tbc)
22-26 January TEMPLE BAR TRADFEST Dublin, 00353 1 677 23 97, claudine@templebarcompany.com, www.tradfest.ie
26 January YORK WINTER FOLK DAY York, 01904 632922, blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk, www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk (tbc)
31 January-2 February FOLK DANCE & SNOWDROP WEEKEND Dunster, West Somerset, 01643 821425, hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk, www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

FEBRUARY 2020

12-16 February STAGE4BEVERLEY Beverley, 01377 217569, admin@stage4beverley.com, www.stage4beverley.co.uk
19-23 February SCOIL CHEOIL AN EARRAIGH, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry 00353 (0)87 9967501, eolas@scoilcheoil.com, www.scoilcheoil.com (tbc)
22 February CHESTER FEBRUARY FOLK DAY Chester, Cheshire 07005 977045, info@chesterfolk.org.uk, www.chesterfolk.org.uk (tbc)
23 February LONDON FIDDLE CONVENTION London, 07759 680533, haighchris@hotmail.com, www.londonfiddleconvention.org.uk (tbc)
26 February-2 March THE GATHERING TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL Killarney, Co Kerry, 00353 (0)6671555, info@inec.ie, www.inec.ie (tbc)