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20-year-olds, takes place at Durham School, with tutors Ian Stephenson, Amy Thatcher, Andy May, Jim Moray, Tim Edey, Lena Jonsson, Alex Wade, Shammi Pithia and Catriona Macdonald. sagegateshead.com


Folkworks Adult Summer


School (23rd – 28th July) takes place at St Aidans College, Durham, with tutors Ian Lowthian, Sarah Matthews, Jo Freya, Adam Sutherland, Alistair Anderson, Hamish Napier, Laura-Beth Salter, Greg Russell, Nancy Kerr and Tom Lawrenson. sagegateshead.com


Folk On The Dock takes place


in Albert Dock, Liverpool from 25th – 27th August, headlined by Chris Difford and Daoirí Farrell and more to be announced. folkonthedock.com


Folkworks Junior Summer The Shee – Cambridge


Cambridge Folk Festival runs from 2nd – 5th August at Cherry Hinton with guest curator Rhiannon Giddens, featuring guests Peggy Seeger, Kaia Kater, Birds Of Chicago, Amythyst


Kiah and Yola Carter. Elsewhere on the bill, The Shee, Kinnaris Quintet, The Poozies, First Aid Kit, Patti Smith, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, John Prine, Kate Rusby & Friends, Peatbog Faeries, Tamikrest, Songhoy Blues, Janis Ian, Rosanne Cash, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Daoirí Farrell, Stick In The Wheel, Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys, John Smith, Edgelarks, National Youth Folk Ensemble, Darlingside, Honeyfeet, Elephant Sessions, Eric Bibb, The East Pointers, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Brighde


Kitty Macfarlane, Georgia Lewis Band, Pete Morton and Hobo & The Hippies, plus morris dancing, children’s entertainment, traditional fairground rides and storytelling. fontwellpark.co.uk


Festival At The Edge (20th –


22nd July), Whitchurch has artists appearing including Allan Yn Y Fan, Andy Harrop-Smith, Cath Little, Ceri Ridge Trading Company, Christine McMahon, Daniel Morden, Daria Kulesh Quartet, Dave Tonge, Gorg Chand, Hand To Mouth Theatre, Iron Men & Severn Gilders, KARA, Louise Jordan, Pete Morton, Pilgrims Way, Rachel Rose Reid, Rosie Hood, Shonaleigh, The Trials Of Cato, Thomas McCarthy, Vera Van Heeringen Trio and more. festivalattheedge.org


Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival (20th – 22nd July) features music from Billy Bragg, Lankum, Misty In Roots, Steve Knightley, Robb Johnson, Gavin Osborn and more. tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk


Stainsby Festival, nr


Chesterfield, Derbyshire (20th – 22nd July) has a line-up including Dizraeli, Seize The Day, Loscoe State Opera, Martha Tilston, Seeds of Evergreen, The Lost


Chaimbeul, Moore Moss Rutter, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Birds Of Chicago, Vishten, Drever, McCusker & Womble and more.


Cambridge Director Bev Burton says, “For me, the highlights are many for CFF2018 but I’m particularly happy to welcome First Aid Kit and Patti Smith for the first time, all amazing female artists taking the headline slots this year. Also welcoming back the breathtaking Janis Ian and Rosanne Cash. Please go and see Marlon Williams and William Crighton – incredible new artists. Rhiannon Giddens has done a brilliant job curating this year so I’m excited for the fans to see what she does on site. Fingers crossed for the weather and it’ll be a great year!” fRoots tip to watch: Kinnaris Quintet. cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk


Padres and more. stainsbyfestival.org.uk


Underneath The Stars Festival, Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (20th – 22nd July) features host Kate Rusby plus Steve Earle & the Dukes, George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, LAU, Yves Lambert Trio, The California Feetwarmers, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Grace Petrie, Melrose Quartet, The Adventures Of Andy Kershaw, Kizzy Crawford, Estbel, Amythyst Kiah, Jack Rutter, Midnight Skyracer, Lori Watson, Jack Harris and more. underthestarsfest.co.uk


Larmer Tree Festival (20th – 22nd July) has a line-up including First Aid Kit, Songhoy Blues, Susanne Sundfør, Elephant Sessions, Lankum, Chris Wood, IDER, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Amythyst Kiah, Steve Knightley, Ibibio Sound Machine, Nick Mulvey and more. larmertreefestival.co.uk


Trowbridge Festival,


Stowford Manor Farm, Somerset (20th – 22nd July) features artists including Kiki & Carmelo, Beans on Toast, Ben Waters Band, RSVP Bhangra, John Smith,


Duke Special, Black Friday, Mr Tea & The Minions, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Jon Strong Band, Blyth Power, Al O’Kane, Moscow Drug Club, Gecko, Jacob & Drinkwater, Thomas Ford and more. trowbridgefestival.co.uk


IF: Milton Keynes International Festival runs from 20th – 29th July, including the first English performances of Wind Resistance, created and performed by Karine Polwart, plus Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, CC Smugglers, Jally Kebba Susso Trio, Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Ceilidh Liberation Front and more. ifmiltonkeynes.org


SummerTyne Americana


Festival, The Sage Gateshead (21st – 23rd July) features Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant, Steve Earle, The Mastersons & Curse Of Lono, Holly MacVae & Jade Bird, Sam Palladio, Striking Matches & Sarah Darling, Robert Vincent Music & Yola Carter, Iris DeMent, Kelly Willis & Emily Barker and more. sagegateshead.com/summertyne


Folkworks Youth Summer School (23d – 28th July), for 14 –


School for 9 – 13-year-olds takes place at Durham Chorister School (25th – 28th July) with tutors Ruth Ball, Bryony Griffith, Sam Kelly, Rachel Newton and more TBA. sagegateshead.com


Port Eliot Festival, St


Germans, Saltash, Cornwall (26th – 29th July) features Tal National, Stick In The Wheel, The Ceilidh Collective, Jim Ghedi, Flats & Sharps, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Toby Hay and more. porteliotfestival.com


Appearing at this year’s


Warwick Folk Festival (26th – 29th July): Show Of Hands, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Korrontzi, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Granny’s Attic, Vishtèn, Megson, Daoirí Farrell, Crows, Gnoss, Luke Daniels, Moore Moss Rutter, Les Barker, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, She Shanties, The Trials of Cato, ALAW, Kitty Macfarlane, Steamchicken, Jez Lowe, The Exmouth Shanty Men, Keith Donnelly, Paul & Liz Davenport, Relentless, Tickled Pink, Lasair and more. warwickfolkfestival.co.uk


Lunar Festival (26th – 29th July) at Umberslade Farm Park, Tanworth-In-Arden, Warwickshire has appearances from Amadou & Mariam, The Unthanks (performing the songs and poems of Molly Drake), Trojan Soundsystem, Songhoy Blues, Mark Radcliffe & Galleon Blast and more. lunarfestival.co.uk


Southburgh Festival Of


World Music, Norfolk (27th – 29th July) features Chartwell Dutiro, Mariarchi Las Adelitas, Murphy’s Lore, Zee Guveya & The Heritage Survival Band, Dancas de Brazil and more. southburghfestival.co.uk


ButeFest, Rothesay, Isle of


Bute, Scotland (27th – 29th July) features Dougie MacLean, Talisk, Mad Caddies, Banshee and more. butefest.co.uk


Coming to Southern Fried,


Perth (27th – 30th July): Steve Earle & The Dukes, Rodney Crowell, Iris Dement, Darrell Scott, Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Eli West, The Bevvy Sisters, Blue Rose Code,


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