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Upcoming Festivals

Scottish International Storytelling Festival: Beyond Words - 18-31 October

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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is an annual celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions & cultural diversity, held in Edinburgh. The 31st SISF celebrates old traditions and new connections, showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond Words’. Canada and Scotland have closely interwoven identities and histories, so SISF is delighted to headline ‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ for its International Exchange, thanks to Festivals Expo support.

Hartlepool Folk Festival - 18-20 October

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There is so much to see and do at the Hartepool Folk Festival. From the most contemporary folk and acoustic music through to a wealth of traditional singers and musicians, there really is something for everyone. Special concerts and events celebrate the rich music, heritage and traditions of Teesside and the North East. The festival’s daytime site is the National Museum of the Royal Navy, home to HMS Trincomalee. Mainstage evening concerts take place nearby at Hartlepool Borough Hall. There's loads for the family as well.

Cork Folk Festival - 3-6 October

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The Cork Folk Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capital, Cork. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the festival is one of the most important folk and traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 bars and on the streets, with concerts with international, cutting edge and established artists plus lectures, workshops, children’s events, and traditional set dancing. The event has a strong focus on local Cork City, Sliabh Luachra and Irish Traditional and folk musicians and singers, so prepare for plenty of polkas, slides and harrier ballads.

Costa Del Folk, Albufeira, Portugal - 15-21 October

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Following the success of Costa del Folk Portugal 2018, Enjoy Travel are delighted to be taking the Costa del Folk Festival back to the stunning Grande Real Santa Eulalia 5* Resort And Hotel Spa in Albufeira. There will be music, singing, dancing and laughter aplenty from morning until the wee small hours at venues situated throughout the complex. What makes this the ultimate feel-good festival is that it literally has everything you’d want from a traditional folk festival but without any of the drawbacks!