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Upcoming Festivals

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.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 5-7 July

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This July sees the 32nd Cleckheaton Folk Festival taking place in the Yorkshire town. With a great line-up, and sessions, singarounds, workshops, street entertainment and a craft fair, there is plenty going on. Artists this year include Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Daphne's Flight, Trials of Cato, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood, Flossie Malavialle, Kitty Macfarlane, Nick Hart, Steve Turner, Stanley Accrington, Bob & Gill Berry, Ruth & Sadie Price and many more.

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.

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy - 6-14 July

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The Willie Clancy Summer School is a major traditional Irish music, song and dance event held annually in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. The 47th Summer School will take place between Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 14th 2019 with instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.

New Forest Folk Festival - 3-7 July

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New Forest Folk Festival is a family run festival, held on Powells Farm, near Plaitford on the edge of the New Forest. The farm has been in the Curtis family for six generations. Situated in the beautiful village setting in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, the farm is perfect for hosting a folk festival. It is surrounded by trees and is almost flat with a gentle slope down to the stage and stream that runs through the centre of the farm.

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.