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Festivals in Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire



Dates for forthcoming festivals are as supplied by event organisers and published in good faith. You are strongly recommended to confirm all information with the event organiser before travelling long distances or booking accommodation.

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May 1 – 3 2020
Wath Festival
Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
The main music concerts feature some of the top names from the world of folk and acoustic music. Community and children's events plus a full programme of traditional and international song and dance displays.
Contact: David Adnitt
Address: Flat 1, Parkcliff Farm, Morthen Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. S66 1EA
Mobile: 07982 658467
Email: wathfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.wathfestival.org.uk

         May 9th. 2020
Saltaire Spring Day of Dance
At the Victoria Hall & other venues, Saltaire. Around 40 workshops during the day, a Family Ceilidh (
5-7pm) and an Evening Event (8-11.30pm) including FIVE dance events on one ticket.
Contact: Denise Craghill
Telephone: 01274 730795
Email: denise@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/saltairedayofdance


May 8 – 10 2020
Holmfirth Festival of Folk
A weekend of music, dance and fun based in the Market Hall, Civic Hall, CragRats, pubs and streets of Holmfirth.
Ticket enquiries: Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 01484 222444
Email: holmfirth.tic@kirklees.gov.uk
Contact: Sheila Sutton
Contact address: The Nook,
Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD9 1DA
Telephone: 07841 6463011

  • May 8 – 10 2020
    Hebden Bridge Folk and Roots Festival
    Dances, concerts, singarounds, sessions, storytelling, street entertainment and much, much more...
    Contact: Michael Wray
    19 Garnett Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AL
    Mobile: 07727942336
    Email: mfwpunch@aol.com
    Website: http://hebdenfolkroots.org
  • May 22 – 25 2020
    The Great North Folk Festival (Formerly Festival on the Moor)
    Botton Village, Near Danby YO21 2NJ" The best small Festival we've ever been too.." " Amazing variety and quality of acts...and so friendly". Our punters return year after year for one of the warmest, friendliest festivals anywhere - with a great variety of acts and events plus real ale, crafts, family stuff, singarounds, sessions and more..
    Contact: Jeanette Grainger
    Rivington House, 8 Prospect Hill,
    Whitby, N. Yorks. YO21 1QE
    Telephone: 01947 459044
    Email: jeanette-grainger@gmx.co.uk

May 29 – 31 2020
Doncaster Folk Festival
various venues in
Doncaster. Friday night ceilidh, Concerts Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night.Fringe: Meet the Artist sing around, mixed session, musicians session, Morris dancing.
Contact: Sue Knowles
Telephone: 01302 361985
Mobile: 07736552676
Email: sueknowles@talktalk.net
Website: http://doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk


  • May 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Festival
    Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG
    The 9th Annual Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Festival will be bigger and better than ever as it returns for another year with more live music and cider across the Bank Holiday weekend! There will be Live Music, Morris Dancing, musician and singaround sessions, and in excess of 100 ciders and real ales, there will be something for everyone!
    Telephone: 01472 604657
    Email: info@cclr.co.uk
    Website: http://www.cclr.co.uk
  • May 23 – June 6 2020
    Swaledale Festival
    Arts festival with eclectic selection of music including folk.
    Contact: Margaret Murphy
    Hudson House, Reeth,
    Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6TB
    Telephone/Fax: 01748 880018 (admin) 01748 880019 (box office)
    Email: enquiries@swaledale-festival.org.uk
    Website: http://www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/




  • June 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    City Of York Folk Weekend
    Concerts, sessions, singarounds and rolling folk clubs Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday using three rooms at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, and a marquee stage outside. Note: this is a FREE festival with local performers and does not book any paid artists.
    Email: blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk/
  • June 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend
    A free and easy weekend of fun and folk in the famed city of Robin Hood's Bay
    Contact: Jim Foster
    Coralline, Silver Street, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire YO22 4SB
    Telephone: 01947 880660
    Email: bayfair@rhbay.co.uk
    Website: http://folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk/
  • June 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Whitby Spring Session
    A celebration of food, drink, music, song and dance. To Be Held At The Whitby Rugby Club, North
    Contact: Glen Rogers
    Telephone: 01947 820408 / 604747
    Email: moorcoast@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.moorandcoast.co.uk/

June 2020 (Dates not yet available)
Epworth Music Day
From 10am to
11pm. This year we have 54 groups, bands and performers providing over 80 hours of free music. A daytime programme across 13 venues, then 3 evening concerts and a ceilidh. No tickets. All free..
Contact: Peter Barnard
Telephone: 01427 873937
Email: peter.barnard@me.com
Website: http://www.epworthmusicday.com

June 2020 (Dates not yet available)
Folk in the Field - Shiptonthorpe
5pm to 11pm An outdoor folk and beer festival in the Yorkshire Wolds village of Shiptonthorpe.
Contact: Sue Beadle
Phone = 07766554574
Email = sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com
Website = https://www.facebook.com/folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe/

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  • July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Whitby Sea festival
    Contact: Jeanette Grainger
    Rivington House, 8 Prospect Hill, Whitby, N. Yorks. YO21 1QE
    Telephone: 01947 459044
    Email: jeanette-grainger@gmx.co.uk
    Website: http://www.whitbyseafest.co.uk/

    July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Cleckheaton Folk Festival
    Various venues throughout Cleckheaton. Festival desk in Town Hall. We are a small, friendly weekend festival of folk music, dance and song. We have concerts, meets, workshops, singarounds, music sessions, dance sides, outdoor entertainment and a family Sunday Funday.
    Contact: Dave Minich
    84 Pyenot Hall Lane, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 5BA
    Telephone: 01274 879761
    Mobile: 07929 134556
    Email: dave@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
    Website: http://www.cleckheatonfolkfestival,org

         July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend
Drax, North Yorkshire. A weekend of dance aimed at the more dedicated dancer although those wishing to broaden their knowledge and abilities are very welcome.
Contact: Malcolm Storey
Address: 18 Beechcroft, Brayton, Selby YO8 9EP
Mobile: 07900284219
Email: yfdw14@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://yfdw.org.uk/

         July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
Worrall Music and Ale Festival
The Village of Worrall, Sheffield S35
A festival organised by Worrall Community Association. Friday evening and all day Saturday and plenty of music, dance and song.
Contact: Henry 07736 072554
E mail: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: http://worrallfestival.com/

  • July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival
    Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB The 7th Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, is held over three days and showcases some of the UK?s hottest jazz and blues acts in the most stunning, magnificent and serene of surroundings.
    With performances both inside the stately Elizabethan Hall and outside in the Hall's beautiful grounds, the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues festival presents a varied line up of funk, traditional jazz, hard blues, dreamy vocals and everything in between.
    Website: http://www.burtonagnes.com
  • July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Moonbeams Wold Top Folk Festival
    The Wold Top Brewery, Wold Newton, Nr Driffield,
    East Yorkshire. perched on top of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds! A weekend of good music, good company, award winning real ales and the happiest of vibes!
    Contact: Leila Slater
    Email: moonbeamsacoustic@hotmail.com
    Website: https://www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk/
  • July 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Bradfield Traditional Music Festival
    Edgemount Farm,
    Lumb Lane, High Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LJ.
    Located in the Pennine Hills in the
    Peak District National Park,this unique gathering features some of the best traditional singers and musicians
    Contact: Mark Davies
    Telephone: 0114 285 1479
    Mobile: 0785 0475067
    Email: edeophone@aol.com

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  • August 13 – 16 2020
    Saltburn Folk Festival
    Saltburn by the Sea An annual town based traditional and contemporary folk festival for all ages, with concerts, Street Entertainment, Singarounds, Music Sessions, Ceilidhs, Choirs, Maritime, Craft Stalls, Kids Events, Dance Teams, Workshops, Music Hall, Camping, Free Fringe Events.A not for profit company limited by guarantee.'
    Ken Hall Director (Artists & Programme)
    Milo's 14-16 Station Street Saltburn by the Sea Cleveland TS12 1AE
    01947 811240
    Mobile :
    07397 313159
  • August 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Whitby Folk Week
    The famous Whitby Folk Week. Approx. 600 events on offer, ranging from public dance displays to major dances and concerts. Full programme of workshops in most folk related topics / instruments / types of dance, both at beginner and higher level. Extensive children's programme.
    General Enquiries:
    PO Box 44, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9YP
    Telephone 01274 833669
    Email: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
    PO Box 137, Queensbury, Bradford, BD13 1WS
    Telephone 01274 833669
    Email: tickets@whitbyfolk.co.uk
    Website: http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/

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  • September 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    York Traditional Dance Festival
    Contact: Joanne Weller
    Telephone: 01904 552273
    Email: joanne.weller@york.gov.uk
    Website: http://www.ebormorris.org.uk/YFTD.html
  • September 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Rotherham Folk & Jazz Day at the Bandstand
    Part of
    Rotherham Show, Clifton Park Rotherham.. Free entry. 1pm to 5pm..
    Contact: Judy Dalton
    213 Nursery Road, Dinnington,
    Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 2QU
    Telephone: 01909 569481
    Email: judy@littlepotstove.com
  • September 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival
    All around the town of
    Otley, West Yorkshire.
    Contact: Steve Fairholm
    PO Box 55, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 1XP
    Telephone: 01943 464858
    Email: OtleyFF@hotmail.com
    Website: http://otleyfolkfestival.com/


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  • October 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Festival Des Panards
    Festival of French and Breton music and dance taking place in Todmorden West Yorkshire,
    Telephone: 01943 461684
    Email: snozz@snozz.com
    Website: http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
  • October 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Musicport -
    Whitby Pavilion
    World music festival
    Contact: Musicport
    16 Skinner Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3AJ
    Telephone: 01947 603475
    Website: http://www.musicportfestival.com/
  • October 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Saltaire Autumn Day of Dance
    At the Victoria Hall & other venues, Saltaire. Around 40 workshops during the day, a Family Ceilidh (
    5-7pm) and an Evening Event (8-11.30pm) including FIVE dance events on one ticket.
    Contact: Denise Craghill
    Telephone: 01274 730795
    Email: denise@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/saltairedayofdance
  • October 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    The Night of the Hunters Moon
    The Waggon and Horses,
    Langsett, S36 4GY, (between Holmfirth and Sheffield), South Yorkshire. at 8:30pm
    The Langsett Fox Dance is performed on the Saturday night nearest the Hunter's Moon - the full moon that falls between 7 October and 4 November.
    Telephone: 0114 288 3276
    Mobile: 07701 005364
    Email: FoxOfUnderbankHall@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.mr-fox.org.uk/
  • October 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Beverley Blues Festival
    Blues Festival featuring blues solo acoustic artists, duos and full bands. Free entry all weekend afternoons and evenings at Sun inn, Flemingate plus paid event Saturday night only at Hodgsons, Beverley.
    Contact: Steve Swales
    Mobile: 07789208510
    Email: bluescat@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://beverleyblues.com

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  • December 2020 (Dates not yet available)
    Dent Folk Carols Festival
    Dent Memorial Hall, (first weekend in December every year.) A weekend of harmony singing workshops learning the old carols, pub singing, concert with local folk groups and choirs, ceilidh, walk, live nativity play, Christmas market - all in the old cobbled village of Dent in the western Yorkshire Dales. Accommodation and meals are available.
    Contact: David Burbidge, Smithy Cottage,Farfield,
    Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
    Telephone: 015396.21166
    Email: davidburbidge@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.lakelandvoice.co.uk





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