Whitby Folk Week
This long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right. With over 600 events covering workshops, concerts, singarounds, dances, sessions, street entertainment and the extensive ‘fringe’ events that blossom spontaneously, Folk Week is a well established and loved festival. Whitby itself is filled with examples of its rich and colourful heritage. From the Jet Workshop to the Dracula Experience via Captain Cook's cottage and the ruined Abbey dominating the cliff tops above the town, there is culture and tradition in abundance. Folk Week could not have a better setting. For the ‘inner person’ there are many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars, real-ale pubs, and the best fish and chips in the northern hemisphere. And all this can be digested in the company of some of the finest musicians and singers in the British Isles.