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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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  • December 1 - 4 2017
    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



January 5 - 7 2018
Robin Hoods Bay & Whitby
Contact: Denise
Musicport, 16 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AJ
Telephone01947 603475
Website: http://www.musicportfestival.com

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  • March 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Moonbeams March Folk Weekend (Driffield)
    Moonbeams will be taking over the Bell Hotel, Driffield, East Yorkshire for a Winter Gathering of Moonbeams Folk.. using both the Town Hall and The Maple Room for a weekend of concerts.. with sessions and sing-arounds running in the oak panelled bar
    Website: http://www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk

  • March 15 - 18 2018
    Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival
    Malton YO17 7LX. Promoting Cajun & Zydeco Music and dance from Louisiana
    Contact: John Adamson
    Address: 18 Storey Close, Helmsley, York YO62 5DP
    Mobile: 07786040734
    Email: yorkshirecajun@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.yorkshirecajun.com


  • Cancelled for 2017 but will be back in June 2018
    Whitby Spring Session
    A celebration of food, drink, music, song and dance. To Be Held At The Whitby Rugby Club, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Glen Rogers
    Telephone: 01947 820408 / 604747
    Email: moorcoast@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.moorandcoast.co.uk/
  • April 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    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

  • April 28 2018
    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



  • May 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Hebden Bridge Folk and Roots Festival
    Dances, concerts, singarounds, sessions, storytelling, street entertainment and much, much more...
    Contact: Michael Wray
    Address: 19 Garnett Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AL
    Mobile: 07727942336
    Email: mfwpunch@aol.com
    Website: http://hebdenfolkroots.org

  • May 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Doncaster Folk Festival
    Main venue, The Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road. and various other locations around the town. Events, Concerts, singarounds, musicians sessions, ceilidh, day of dance etc
    Telephone: 01302 328756
    Email: doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com
    Website: http://www.doncasterfolkfestival.org.uk

  • May 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Saltaire 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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    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 2018 (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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    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 2018 (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.
    Contact: Roland Walls
    Telephone: 01904 632922
    Email: blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk/

  • June 2018 (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://www.bayfair.co.uk/folkclub.html

  • June 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Penistone Gala Folk Afternoon
    Penistone Showground, Penistone, S36 A free afternoon of folk music in the marquee, part of Penistone Gala Weekend. Real Ale Bar and refreshments available from the local Scouts. 13:00-16:00 13th June 2015
    Contact: James Edwards
    Email : penistonegala@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.penistonegala.co.uk

  • June 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Beverley Folk Festival (held at Beverley Racecourse)
    Music, dance, comedy, literature, children and youth events, informal sessions, workshops, real ale, street shows, late night festival club, great food, craft stalls, camping & much more...
    Contact:: Beverley Folk Festival Office, 1 - 5 Front Street, Middleton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9UA
    Telephone 01377 219112
    Email: info@beverleyfestival.com
    Website: http://www.beverleyfestival.com/

  • June 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Epworth Music Day
    Epworth, Nr. Doncaster. 10am to 5pm - a day of free music, dance and song. 10 stages throughout the village. All genres of music - acoustic and amplified. 50 groups confirmed.
    Contact: Peter Barnard
    Telephone: 01427 873937
    Email: peter.barnard@me.com
    Website: http://www.epworthmusicday.com

    June 2018 (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

  • June 2018 (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 6th - 8th 2018
    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
    Address: 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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Step Up North
    Richmond Castle Clog presents the inaugural day of traditional dance in Richmond, North Yorkshire
    Celebrating the kinship and diversity of traditional step - dancing, offering
    ‘Have-a-go’ workshops in Clog, Highland and Appalachian dancing, open to all, Additional workshop for more experienced dancers, Dancing around the town, Family-friendly ceilidh
    Come and find out more about the diversity of traditional stepdancing. Our ‘have-a-go’ workshops are designed to introduce complete beginners to these fascinating and enjoyable styles of dance. All ages welcome from 8 years upwards.
    Contact us via email for more information, and how to book your place.
    Email: stepupnorth@gmail.com

  • July 2018 (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 2018 (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
    Telephone: 07810 831317 / 01377 249490
    Email: moonbeamsacoustic@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk/events/moonbeams/

  • July 2018 (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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Hull Folk and Maritime Festival
    Website: http://www.hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com

  • July 2018 (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



  • August 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Saltburn Folk Festival
    'Ceilidhs; singarounds; sessions; 'chance to meet'; workshops; concerts; Punch & Judy; folk dance displays; street entertainment; music hall; folk on the internet; indoor table top; craft, ethnic clothing & bric-a-brac market. Competitions : Traditional Singer / Singer-Songwriter; and a line up of artists who will make this festival a special experience.'
    Contact: Festival Office
    57 Marske Road, Saltburn by the Sea, Tees Valley TS12 1PN
    Telephone: 01287 622623 / 0798 009 3898
    Email: saltburnfolkfestival@talktalk.net
    Website: http://www.cuttywrenfolkclub.talktalk.net/SaltburnFF/index.htm

  • August 2018 (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
    Tickets: PO Box 137, Queensbury, Bradford, BD13 1WS
    Telephone 01274 833669
    Email: tickets@whitbyfolk.co.uk
    Website: http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/



  • September 2018 (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 2018 (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 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Festival of the Plough
    High Burnham Farm, near Epworth - North Lincs.
    Agricultural show with Folk entertainment
    Website: http://www.festivaloftheplough.co.uk/

  • September 2018 (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/


  • October 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Ingleton Folk Weekend
    Ingleton, North Yorkshire:
    Concerts, sessions, workshops, street performers.
    Information: Ingleton TIC, Community Centre, Ingleton, via Carnforth, North Yorkshire LA6 3HG
    Telephone: 015242 41049
    Email: ingletonfolk@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.ingletonfolk.co.uk/

  • October 2018 (Dates not yet available)
    Festival Des Panards
    Festival of French and Breton music and dance taking place in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire,
    Telephone: 01943 461684
    Email: snozz@snozz.com
    Website: http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk

  • October 2018 (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 2018 (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 2018 (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 2018 (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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