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At the heart of English folk

Folk Festivals 2019

Dates for your 2019 diary... 



11-12 January Stroud Wassail

Stroud, Gloucestershire.

18-20 January  Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival

Whittlesey, Cambrigdeshire.

17 January – 3 February Celtic Connections


25-27 January Gloucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival




1-3 February EastFolk Sandlings Sessions

Snape Maltings.

15-16 February Love Folk – Southport’s Folk Festival

The Atkinson, Southport, Merseyside.

23 February Chester February Folk Day

Hoole, Chester, Cheshire.



1–3 March Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival IVFDF


9 March Mellor Brook Fiddle Day


22-24 Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Spring Fling 

Allendale, Northumberland.

24 March Poppy Folk Day

The Poppy & Pint, West Bridgford, Notts.

** Manchester Irish Festival 2019 dates to be announced 



5-7 April Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT)


7 April New Roots, Trestle Arts Base

St. Albans.

19 - 21 April Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival


25 April – 1 May Costa Del Folk

Ibiza, Spain

26-28 April Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering 

Morpeth, Northumberland.

26-29 April Great Alne Long Weekend

Long Alne, Warwicks.



2-5 May Raunds Music Festival

Raunds, Northants.

3-5 May Todmorden Folk Festival

Todmorden, West Yorks

3-6 May Scandimoot Scandinavian Music & Dance 

Clapham & Settle, North Yorkshire.

3-6 May 2019 Wath Festival 

Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorks.

3-6 May Upton Folk Festival 

Upton upon Severn, Worcs.

3-6 May Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival

Eastbourne, Sussex.

4 May Walton Folk Festival
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

4-6 May Rochester Sweeps Festival

Rochester, Kent

10-12 May Holmfirth Festival of Folk 

Holmfirth, West Yorks.

10-12 May Folk on the Pier

Cromer, Norfolk.

10-12 May Tredegar House Folk Festival 

Newport, Gwent.

17-19 May Doncaster Folk Festival 

Doncaster, South Yorks.

17-18 May Trinity Folk Festival 

Guildford, Surrey

24-25 May Ireby Festival 

Ireby, Cumbria.

24-27 May Chester Folk Festival


24-27 May Chippenham Folk Festival 

Chippenham, Witts.

24-27 May Fishguard Folk Festival

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

24-27 Bude & Stratton Folk Festival

Bude, Cornwall.

27-31 May Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week

Morland, Cumbria

31 May – 2 June Wychwood Festival 

Cheltenham, Glos.

31 May – 2 June Wessex Folk Festival 

Weymouth, Dorset.

31 May – 2 June Blowout Bagpipe Festival 

Polesworth, Staffs.

31 May – 2 June Acoustic Festival of Britain 

Uttoxeter, Staffs.

**Great North Folk Festival 2019 dates to be announced



6-11 June Gate to Southwell Folk Festival 

Southwell, Notts.

7-9 June St Neots Festival of Traditional Music, Song & Dance

St. Neots, Cambs.

7-9 June Wimborne Minister Folk Festival

Wimborne, Dorset.

14-16 June Kirtlington Lamb Ale Morris Festival 

Kirtlington, Oxon.

14-16 June Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Falmouth, Cornwall.

13-16 June Middlewich FAB Festival

Middlewich, Cheshire

21-23 June Lichfield Folk Festival

Lichfield, Staffs

21-23 June 2019 Beardy Folk Festival

Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops.

28-30 June St. Albans Folk Festival

St. Albans, Herts.

28-30 June English Country Music Weekend

Abbots Bromley, Staffs.

29 June Bakewell International Day of Dance

Bakewell, Derbyshire.

**Teignmouth Folk Festival 2019 dates to be announced

** Boars Bridge Festival 2019 dates to be announced

**Moor & Coast – Whitby Spring Session 2019 dates to be announced



2-7 July Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Llangollen, Denbigshire.

5-6 July 2019 Moonbeams Folk Festival

Driffield, East Yorks.

5-6 July Folk at the Hall (FATH)

Trelawnyd, Flinshire.

5-7 July Cleckheaton Folk Festival


5-7 July Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend

Drax, North Yorks.

5-7 July Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival

Sandwich, Kent.

12-14 July Priddy Folk Festival

Priddy, Somerset.

12-14 July Ely Folk Festival

Ely, Cambs.

12-14 July Furness Tradition

Ulverston, Cumbria.

**Greensleeves Morris Men Chipperfield Weekend 2019 date to be announced


This is not a complete list and we cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions. Please check with promoters before arranging to travel. 

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Other useful resources

Living Tradition Festival Listings

UK Folk Festivals