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Amythyst Kiah, Yola Carter, Red Pine Timber Co., Worry Dolls and more.


southernfriedfestival.co.uk The Traditional Singing


Weekend at Cullerlie, Aberdeen (27th – 29th July) includes guests Natalie Chalmers, Luke Cheevers, Lucy Donaghey, Scott Gardiner, Jimmy Hutchison, Viv Legg, Saro Lynch-Thomason, Ellen Mitchell, Jess Smith, Ken Wilson and more.


abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/events


Dartington International Summer School & Festival, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon (28th July – 27th Aug) runs a programme of


masterclasses, workshops and performance including Sally Davies, leading a Folk Choir course, an Accordeon Workshop led by Paul Hutchinson, The Carnival Band’s Andy Watts exploring street ballads and dance music from the 17th and 18th centuries, a Folk Baroque workshop, and David Harbottle, Freya Jonas, Seth Lakeman and Jon Boden leading a folk class entitled As I Walked Out One Morning. The Dead Rat Orchestra also return to Dartington – using found objects, old instruments and analogue systems to create multimedia installations. dartington.org


The East Anglian Traditional


Music Trust presents Stepdance Day on 29th July at The Ship Inn, Blaxhall featuring stepdance competitions and trad music sessions. eatmt.org.uk


Wickham Festival (2nd – 5th


Aug) features Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Show Of Hands, The Blues Band, Tom Robinson & Band, The Dhol Foundation, Ferocious Dog, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Mary Coughlan, Martyn Joseph, Flook, Tankus The Henge, Mad Dog Mcrea, Imar, Pierce Brothers, Merry Hell, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Skipinnish, Talisk, Daoirí Farrell, Boo Hewerdine, Drever McCusker Woomble, Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly, The East Pointers, The Gerry Colvin Band, Roy Bailey, The Emily Askew Band, Police Dog Hogan, Saltfishforty, Allan


Yn Y Fan, Les Barker, Vishtèn, Fake Thackray, Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers & Bobby Valentino’, Tim Edey, Findlay Napier, Hò- rò, Ryan Young and more. wickhamfestival.co.uk


Dartmoor Folk Festival


(10th – 12th August) has a line-up including Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Melrose Quartet, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Megan Henwood, Granny’s Attic, Melrose Ceilidh Band, Cardboard Fox and The Dartmoor Pixie Band. dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk


Mull Of Kintyre Music


Festival, Campbeltown (8th – 12th Aug) has a line-up including Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey, Gillian Frame & Tom Oakes, The Time Frequency and more. mokfest.com


Fairport Convention’s


Cropredy runs from 9th –11th August, near Banbury,


Oxfordshire with guests including the hosts, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, Smith & Brewer, Police Dog Hogan, Oysterband, Midnight Skyracer, The Travelling Band, Cregan & Co., Le Vent du Nord, Kate Rusby, Levellers, Richard Digance, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Will Varley, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Afro Celt Sound System, Al Stewart and more. fairportconvention.com


Boomtown Fair runs from 9th –12th August in Winchester with Omar Souleyman, Amadou & Mariam, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Fantastic Negrito, Baltic Balkan, Billy Bragg, Lankum, Coco & The Butterfields, Daara J, Cut A Shine, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart, Lisa O’Neill, Rising Appalachia, Tantz, Will Varley and many more. boomtownfair.co.uk


Playing at Saltburn


International Festival Of Folk Music, Dance & Song (10th – 12th Aug): Kieran Halpin, The Tom McConville Band, Roy Bailey with Marc Block, Marie Little, The Wilsons, O’Hooley & Tidow, Geoff Lakeman, Jez Lowe & Steve Tilston, Na Leanai from the Sands Family, The Hut People, Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Dark Horses,


Trad.Attack! – Purbeck, and September tour.


Alan Bell, Doc Rowe and more. saltburnfolkfestival.com


Broadstairs Folk Week


(10th – 17th Aug) has a line-up including Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys, Tim Edey, Sharon Shannon Band, Matthews’ Southern Comfort, Blowzabella, The Gigspanner Big Band, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Tilston & Lowe, Stick In The Wheel, Police Dog Hogan, Jim Causley Trio, John Doyle, Narthen, Luke Daniels, Gerry Colvin Band, Flats & Sharps, Tankus The Henge, Dan Walsh Trio, Tom McConville, Cosmotheka, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Harbottle & Jonas, Elephant Sessions, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, The Flatville Aces, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Kadia, Pons Aelius, Alice Jones, Jed Grimes, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner and more.


broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk


Piping Live!, Glasgow’s International Piping Festival (13th – 19th Aug) includes Angus MacColl, Anxo Lorenzo Band, Eriska, Stuart Liddell, Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, Inveraray and District Pipe Band, Johnstone Pipe Band and New Zealand Police Pipe Band. pipinglive.co.uk


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival,


Corfe Castle, nr Wareham (16th – 19th Aug) includes King Creosote, Richard Thompson, Beth Orton, Trad.Attack!, Siobhan Miller, Elephant Sessions, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, The Rails, O’Hooley & Tidow, Coco & The Butterfields, Urban Folk Quartet, Baraka, Midnight Skyracer, Jenn & Laura-Beth, Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Gadarene, Ninebarrow, Teyr, Drew Simon & The Flatville Aces, Patch & The Giant, Pilgrim’s Way, Corn Potato String Band, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds, Carrivick Sisters, Cardboard Fox, Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Model Folk, Thom Ashworth and more.


purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk Billy Bragg – Boomtown Fair Playing at Beautiful Days,


Escot Park, Devon (17th – 19th Aug): Levellers, Gogol Bordello, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, British Sea Power, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Vintage Trouble, The Wildhearts, Eric Bibb, Dreadzone, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Suzanne Vega, Les Negresses Vertes, Eric Bibb, Oysterband, The Mahones, Elephant Sessions, Skinny Lister, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Bar-Stewards Of Val Doonican and more. beautifuldays.org


Moira Furnace Folk Festival, nr Ashby De La Zouch, Leicester (17th – 19th Aug) has a line-up including Elbow Jane, Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer, Mike Silver, Said The Maiden, Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, Alterego and more.


moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk FolkEast, Glemham Hall,


Suffolk (17th – 19th Aug) has a line-up including Show Of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Oysterband, Irish Mythen, Tim Edey, Wild Willy Barrett & The French Connection, Rodney Branigan, The Magnificent AK47, Gigspanner Big Band, McGoldrick McCusker & Doyle, The Young’uns, The Wilson Family, John Langan Band, Winter Wilson, Luke Daniels & His Amazing Polyphon, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Steve Turner, Mary Ann Kennedy, Will Pound’s Through the Seasons, Banter, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Dan Walsh Trio, Attila The Stockbroker & Barnstormer, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Rowan Godel & Benji Kirkpatrick, Urban Folk Theory, Edgelarks and more. folkeast.co.uk


North Shropshire Cajun and


Zydeco Big Weekend, Welshampton, nr Ellesmere, Shropshire (17th – 19th Aug) features Drew Simon, Harold Guillory, Los Gallos, Sister Suzie, Bobcat Billy’s Moonshine Mission, Hogan’s Heroes, The Flatville Aces, The Zydeco Diamonds, La La Rouge, Zydeco Boogaloo, Bakerfield and more. northshropshirecajun.co.uk


Whitby Folk Week (18th – 25th Aug) has a line-up including


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