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FESTIVALS, EVENTS and VENUES

A1 Festival Of Music And Dance - Welcome to the A1 Festival Of Music And Dance website.

Alcester and Arden Folk Festival - This is probably the best singers festival in the country. You must have heard about the Fire Station and the fabulous acoustics in the rotunda at Greig Hall.

Americana International - This massive tribute to the USA is unique in its widely ranging attractions that appeal to tens of thousands of like-minded people from all over the world.
Arbor Tree Day - A unique, historic, family fun day out. Annually on the last Sunday in May. At the village of Aston On Clun near Craven Arms, South Shropshire.
Ascott Music Festival - It is very true to say that the people working on this festival are very compassionate about helping those who struggle with every day life. The team have already given countless hours of their time to help raise funds for Oxfordshire Mind - what STARS they are!
Banbury Canalside Folk Festival - If you enjoy folk festivals, this is a folk festival that eveyone can enjoy.
Baring-Gould Folk Festival - Welcome to the Baring-Gould Folk Festival.
Beautiful Days - The festival takes place over three days in the picturesque grounds of Escot Park in the heart of Devon.
Bedfordshire Medieval Fayre - Medieval Market, Arena Events, Living History Camps, Combat Displays, and a massive War of the Roses Battle!!!

Bedworth Folk Festival - It's a festival to 'get involved in' - where the audience is (at least) as important as the guests!
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - Summer's a purple haze in the Highlands.
Belper Nailers Folk Moot - Welcome to Belper Nailers Folk Moot website.
Beverley Folk Festival - Concerts ~ ceilidhs ~ workshops ~ children's events
sessions ~ trade & craft fair and lots more ...
Bewdley Festival - Musicians of many persuasions - classical, folk, jazz and pop, as well as comedians, magicians, dancers and famous speakers on every topic, come to Bewdley and provide a rich feast of entertainment offering something for everyone.
Bideford Folk Festival - This week long friendly festival is held in and around the historic port of Bideford, situated in a beautiful part of North Devon.
Big Chill - It's very difficult to sum up The Big Chill Festival in a few hundred words. Part of the reason for this is that there's so much going on. The other reason is that the festival is different things to different people.
Big Session - Three Days, Two Stages, FREE camping, Real Ale, Ceilidh Set, Children's Activities, Food & Craft Stalls.
Bishop's Castle Folk Weekend - An event that is inexpensive, a chance to sing, play, tell stories and poetry. An opportunity to step outside of life for a while and have fun, drink and enjoy a holiday in our little town.
Brampton Live - The first Brampton Live festival took place in 1995. Since then it has grown each year, and is now the biggest folk/roots music festival in the north of England.
Britannia Show - Welcome to the Britannia Show website.
Broadstairs Folk Week - Life in Broadstairs really is set to music during Folk Week. The festival takes place in a town blessed with seven sandy bays and is a truly unspoilt seaside resort.
- Welcome to the Bromsgrove Folk Festival.
Bromyard Folk Festival - Bromyard Folk Festival, probably the best folk related cultural event in the Welsh Border area.
Burnham Folk Fest - A FREE Acoustic/Folk Festival, with activities based mainly around the pubs in the Town centre of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.
Burntwood Folk Festival - Burntwood, the family friendly folk festival nestled between Chasewater Country Park & picturesque Cannock Chase.
Cambridge Folk Festival - Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.
Captain Cook Festival - The festival, now in its tenth year celebrates all aspects of traditional maritime art, particularly music. Annually a great number of singers and shanty groups meet at concerts and sessions throughout 'Captain Cook Country' and these events usually span the annual Captain Cook Birthday Celebrations during the last week of October.
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival likes to think of itself as pretty cutting edge, loose and ‘out there’.
Causeway Dulcimer Festival - Welcome to the Causeway Dulcimer Festival website.
Cheltenham Folk Festival - Welcome to the Cheltenham Folk Festival website.
Chipping Norton Folk Festival - Welcome to the Chipping Norton Folk Festival website.
City of London Festival - Welcome to the City of London Festival.
Clogfest - A celebration of the glorious tradition of English step-dance.


Coleman Tradition Festival - The Coleman Irish Music Centre, located in Gurteen, Co. Sligo is a celebration of Irish Music, Culture and Heritage. Here, the music of Michael Coleman and other traditional musicians of the area can be heard and played and learned. It is a living tradition.
Conference Venues In Sydney - A Publisher of niche publications, including the award-winning business events industry magazine, mice.net,EventConnect is the company's newest and most exciting venture to date.
Cornwall Folk Festival - "You can't trust folk songs. They always sneak up on you."
(Granny Weatherwax in "Witches Abroad" by Terry Pratchett, 1948- )
Dent Folk Festival - Set in one of the most beautiful settings in Britain, The Dent Folk Festival takes place annually on the last weekend in June. Featuring music, comedy, street theatre, dance, puppetry and storytelling the festival has gained a reputation for being well organised and having a superb atmosphere!
Discount London Theatre Tickets / West End Theatre Tickets - London Theatre tickets and information for West End Theatres.

- The Dartmoor Folk Festival is a friendly traditional festival, with highlights including Ceilidh, Song & Music Sessions, Dartmoor Stepdance and Broomdance Championships, Dartmoor Fayre, Craft Displays, Dances, Music Hall, Sunday Ramble, Folk Service, Pub Sessions & Children's Events, plus lots more.
Divine Moon Festival - The island of Portland - unique in its wounded beauty, like a step daughter of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Love it or hate it, you can't find its like anywhere else. And it is now the venue for “Divine Moon Festival”, a celebration of contemplative and devotional music and dance from many traditions.
Durham Traditional Music Festival - The Durham Traditional Music Festival is a weekend of traditional activities for the family - concerts, workshops, singarounds, music sessions, competitions & dancing taking place in the village of Croxdale.
Earthwise - Familiy Festival for Envirfonmental Awareness.
East Anglian Celebration of History - From Romans to World War 2, you will find some of the very best re-enactment societies and groups portraying aspects of life—and death—over the past two millennia in a series of Living History encampments.
East Anglian Medieval Fayre - The clash of steel on steel, the whip and slither of arrows through the air, the cries and curses of the furious combatants, the roar of black powder artillery pieces, all the colour and spectacle of a full on Medieval Battle each afternoon as the culmination of East Anglia’s largest medieval event.

Eastbourne Lammas Festival - Yet again, we will be welcoming performers and visitors from across the country, as well as all the local residents who come along to enjoy the event.
Ely Folk Festival - With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?
Ethnoambient - Ethnoambient Salona, Croatia - Music celebration of cultural diversity.
Ethno England - Ethno England enables young people from the UK and around the world to share and celebrate cultural and local musical traditions, through an annual youth residential camp, an annual community music festival and a series of year round education and community projects in the local community.
Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Fairport's Cropredy Convention is one of the UK's best-loved festivals;
this long-established three-day event is renowned for its friendliness,
its family atmosphere and its very wide range of music.
Faversham Hop Festival - Relive the Hop-Picking Experience with a weekend of good old fashioned entertainment, hoppers ball, street theatre, traditional music, song and dance. Held at the end of August every year. Morris teams, ceidlidhs, music song & even a steam train laid on from London....
Feast of Samhain - A fun filled fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy, with Fireworks, Bonfires lit by Flaming Arrows, Games, Traditional Fun Fair, Competitions, Dragons, Falconry, Story Telling, Theatre, Have a Go Archery, Face Painting, Spectacular Displays including Fire Performers, Sword Fighting, Kite Stunts, Model Aeroplane Aerobatics, Dancing, Punch & Judy, Music, Sword Fighting, Burning the Wicker Man, and a Medieval Witch Trial! Plus Trade stands, Crafts, Fine Food and Drink marquee, Quality Caterers, and a Beer Tent featuring local beers and real ales.
- Festival at the Edge is a story telling festival. Stories to make you laugh, cry and wonder. FATE is a festival for everyone, as well as for those already bitten by the story bug.

Festival On The Moor - The festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the North York Moors National Park from Moor to Coast through traditional music, song, dance and music from other genres too. Each year you will find a rich tapestry of performers from jazz to folk rock in events held around England's largest National Park - The North Yorks Moors.
Fiddler's Green International Festival - With up to 200 events the festival caters for music fanatics, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival, and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.
Folk Camps - We run holidays under canvas with an emphasis on folk dance, music and song. We welcome anybody from nought to ninety, singles, families.
Folk In The Fall - Folk in the Fall is a week long festival of concerts featuring the best in folk, roots and traditional music plus free dance displays and music in the foyer and the ever popular afternoon family ceilidh.
Four Fools Folk Festival - 'Voted simply the BEST singers festival by performers and festivalgoers alike'
Friends Of American Old-Time Music And Dance - Welcome to the Friends Of American Old-Time Music And Dance Website.
Frome Festival - As a community based Festival we are pleased to turn the spotlight on the wealth and variety of talent we have on our own doorstep.
Fuse: The Event In A Tent - Welcome to the Fuse website.
Fylde Folk Festival - Welcome to the Fylde Folk Festival Website.
Gainsborough Folk Festival - Welcome to the Gainsborough Folk Festival.
Garforth Arts Festival - Packed with performances, exhibitions and educational workshops by some of the UK’s leading artistes.
Glasson Festival - You will find information on the village of Glasson Dock, and the artists appearing at the festival, along with links back to their own sites.
Golowan - Golowan, The Feast of St. John, is Cornwall's greatest annual community arts festival, blending Celtic traditions of Penglaz and the Serpent Dance with a ten day programme of diverse festivities, entertainment and music.
Great British Acoustic Music Festival - An eclectic programme of Unplugged and Acoustic music from the genres of Folk, Roots, Celtic, Blues, Pop, Rock, Ska and much more.
Guilfest - Welcome to the Guilfest website.
Hardraw Gathering - The Hardraw Gathering is a three day festival of Traditional Music, Song and Dance.
Hebredian Celtic Festival - Top quality music with a celtic twist, traditional, world influences and the best homegrown talent. Set in mid July, this truly international music festival tranforms the Hebredian islands.
Helmingham Hall Gardens - Find out about visiting the spectacular Grade 1 Listed Gardens, the Tollemache family and their 500 year history with Helmingham and about the exciting programme of events held on the Estate.
Henley Festival - It's what the summer was invented for . . .
Holmfirth Festival Of Folk - The first Holmfirth Festival of Folk will be a genuine community based event with most of the town's pubs and hotels taking part. The Picturedrome will be the venue for the main concerts featuring The Strawbs ,John Martyn and the Doonan Family Band. Tickets for all these are now available.
International Guitar Festival - Welcome to the International Guitar Festival.
International Napoleonic Fair - Trade Stands, War Games, Lectures, and Displays by Napoleonic Regiments and Re-enactment Societies.

Jewish Song Summer School - The Jewish Music Institute: dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of all.

Keith Festival - Welcome to the Keith Festival.

Lanark Celtic Festival - The festival aims to promote and showcase traditional music and culture from the South Lanarkshire area and bring the best in Celtic music and arts to the people of Clydesdale.

Lark Camp - Lark Camp takes place in the Mendocino Woodlands State Park, a National Historic Landmark built in the 1930s, nestled in 700 acres of redwood trees, ferns, and glades along both sides of the Little North Fork of the Big River in Northern California, near the coastal village of Mendocino.Truly a unique total immersion into the joys of nature, music and dance. Many workshops for the professional as well as the beginner!

Larmer Tree Festival - Whilst peacocks parade the grounds, world, folk, roots, blues, jazz, Americana, country and reggae resound from more than 50 bands performing on five stages nestled between Eastern temples and pagodas.

Leamington Peace Festival - The Leamington Peace Festival aims to promote peace and equality between people and nations while living in harmony with the environment.

Leigh Folk Festival - Leigh-on-Sea once again hosts its famous annual FREE Folk Festival. Great music! great dancing! great atmosphere! a fun weekend for all the family!!

Loseley Medieval Festival - Jousting, Falconry, Sword Fighting, Skill at Arms Demonstrations, Archery, Artillery, a Medieval Market, Living History Encampments, Dancing, Refreshments and a Beer Tent.

Loughborough Folk Festival - From the biggest names in British folk to some very exciting new talent, there really is something for everyone. There are workshops, storytelling, fringe events at local folk clubs, ceilidhs, sessions, singarounds, Morris performances, a real ale bar, and special events that you just won't find anywhere else.

Lowender Peran Celtic Music and Dance Festival - Welcome to the Lowender Peran Celtic Music and Dance Festival

Lulworth Medieval Festival - A full programme of spectacular and thrilling displays each day, culminating in a re-creation of a Medieval Battle, complete with Artillery, Archers, Man at Arms, Blocks of Bill and fully armoured Knights.

Mansfield Folk Festival - Set in the heart of “Robin Hood Country”, Mansfield lies only a few miles from Sherwood Forest, the Major Oak and various country parks.

Mayor's Thames Festival - The festival takes place right in the heart of London between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames, on the river banks and on the adjacent riverside walkways and public open spaces.

Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival - Welcome to the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival

Mr Red's Mid West - Where to find Folk Music - venue lists, festivals & dance dates in the Mid West of the UK - (Gloucestershire and attached bits). Plus links to similar sites in area and nearby.

National Forest Folk Festival - WELCOME to the web page of The National Forest Folk Club and Festival.
We are based right in the centre of England, just south of Ashby de la Zouch in North West Leicestershire.
National Living History Fayre - If you have any interest in History, these events are a really great day out, and if you are looking for that special and unusual item as a gift, they can offer you a cornucopia of wonderful and unique items to treasure.
New Boots! - A celebration of Folk music for all the family.
North Devon Fesival - The North Devon Festival is an eclectic mix of art, music and performance.
Off The Tracks Music and Beer Festival - Most of us will never do great things,
But we can all do small things in a great way !!
Ongar Folk Festival - Welcome to the Ongar Folk Festival.
Oxford Folk Festival - Oxford is home to a flourishing traditional music scene - a wealth of talent. The OxFF will showcase the best of Oxford music alongside acts of international renown.
Priddy Folk Festival - The friendliest folk festival in England, held at the beautiful village of Priddy,
high on the magnificent Mendip Hills in sunny Somerset.

Reedham Ferry Folk Festival - The festival is held on a very picturesque site in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
Return To Camden Town - The internationally renowned UK's flagship traditional Irish music and dancing festival.
Rhythm Festival - Rhythm Festival is a music festival – but with a difference.
Rockinbeerfest - Welcome to the Rockinbeerfest website.
Romsey Beggars Fair - A day of Music, Dance and Street Entertainment.
Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - A weekend of traditional music events in Rothbury, Northumberland.
Saddleworth Folk Festival - There's something for everyone, with Concerts, Ceilidhs, Singarounds, Workshops and Sessions and some of the top names in folk music.
Salaam Music Village - Cultural Co-operation is an independent arts charity that promotes cross-cultural contact, dialogue and understanding.
Salisbury Folk Festival - I have always felt however that Salisbury needs a regular dose of folk, something that can establish itself on everybody’s calendar.
Saltburn Festival - Ceilidhs, Singarounds, Sessions, Chance To Meet, Workshops, Concerts and much more.
Saul Canal Festival - The Saul Canal Festival & Folk on the Water Weekend… two events at one venue...
a Boat Gathering & Folk Music Festival in a beautiful corner of Gloucestershire.
Sheffield Folk Festival - CONCERTS - CEILIDHS - DANCE DISPLAYS - SESSIONS - SINGAROUNDS - FOLK CLUB - WORKSHOPS
Shrewsbury Folk Festival - This is your invitation to become part of this music and dance experience!

Sidmouth Folk Week - One of the major folk happenings in the country.
Solent Folk Festival - A celebration of song and dance.
Solfest - Cumbria’s largest and most vibrant live music and arts event.
Spitafields Festival - New music is the life-blood of Spitalfields Festival. Working with composers and performers, we help to build a Festival environment which explores new music and provides a context for its performance.
Spratton Folk Festival - This will not just be a music festival. There will be numerous additional attractions to the Live Acts such as morris and dance troupes, music and dance workshops, children's activities, childrens arts and crafts tent, emergency service displays and presentations together with other individual entertainers.

Stainsby Festival - Welcome to the Stainsby Festival website.
St Albans Folk At the Festival - St Albans festival is a two-yearly event.
Summer Sundae Weekender - 'This looks to be the most blissed-out event of the year. We can almost feel the sun on our faces and the warm, flat beer in our bellies.' NME

Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration - We are seeking to pioneer a new concept in Festival design offering the highest quality of production and excellent value, combined with strong ecological and ethical standards.
Sussex Medieval Festival - The very best in Medieval Re-enactment and Entertainment, with a packed programme of Arena Displays culminating in a spectacular battle. The displays include Mounted Hunting Games, Dance, Skill at Arms, Archery, Artillery, Falconry, and full competitive Jousting.


Sussex Song & Ale - Welcome to The Travelling Folk (TTF) website.
Swanage Folk Festival - We’ve been working very hard over those long dark winter nights to pull together another excellent but varied package of concerts and jolly entertainments.
Teignmouth Folk Festival - Welcome to the Teignmouth Folk Festival website.
Tenderden Folk Festival - A great weekend festival held at the beginning of October every year.
Thimbleberry Music Festival - Encourage visitors to experience the beauty of this remote area in the North Pennines.
Togfest All Music Festival - Described as “Milton Keynes’ own one day Glastonbury”, Togfest will be offering yet again, the broadest range of musical genres that can possibly be packed into a day.
Towersey Village Festival - Towersey Village Festival has become known as one of the most relaxed, family friendly festivals of its kind.
Traditional Music Day - The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust is a voluntary organisation based in Suffolk, which aims to promote awareness of and participation in the folk music traditions of East Anglia.
Trigallia Festival - The main door to celtic festivals and to the world of the celts.

Trowbridge Village Pump Festival - The TROWBRIDGE VILLAGE PUMP FESTIVAL was conceived over a few pints in the village pub and started life in the back garden of The Lamb Inn, grew for a few years at home, then matured, moved and settled at its present location.

Up Helly Aa - The abiding influence of the Vikings, who arrived in Shetland just over 1000 years ago, is celebrated on the last Tuesday of January every year, by the largest fire festival in Europe - "Up Helly Aa".

Wallingford Bunkfest - Concerts... dance displays... ceilidhs... beer festival... a huge Craft Fair... Fab Food... children's BunkFest...folk club... vintage displays... music on river boats... storytelling fringe... around 15,000 people visited in 2005 and had a fantastic time!

Warwick Folk Festival - Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year.

Wessex Folk Festival - "Our aim is to encourage, promote and support (without prejudice) live performance, especially that which is rooted in the traditions of the area."

West Somerset Folk Festival - Welcome to the West Somerset Folk Festival website.

Whitby Folk Festival - During the last full week in August. The main emphasis of the festival is the traditional dance, music and song of the British Isles and Ireland.

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival - The bear was described as having great lengths of tightly twisted straw bands prepared and wound up the arms, legs and body of the man or boy who was unfortunate enough to have been chosen.

Wickham Festival - Welcome to the Wickham Festival website.

Wimborne Folk Festival - Founded in 1980 and held in the shadow of the gracious 12th century Minster Church of St Cuthburga, the annual event of Traditional Folk Dance and Song has become the focal point for the largest gathering of dance teams and musicians in the South of England.

Womad Festival - WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival - to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world.

Wychwood Festival - A unique weekend festival featuring World, Roots and Contemporary music and so much more besides.