Time running out to enter competitions

We’ve had some great entries so far for both our Band Competition and Youth Challenge Competition. Previous winners of the Band Competition such as Georgia Lewis; Alden, Paterson & Dashwood; and Rusty Shackle have gone on to make their mark on the roots...
Tune sessions…taking it Easy & Slow

Tune sessions…taking it Easy & Slow

Part of the pleasure of going to a festival is joining in with some of the music sessions and workshops. Sometimes it can feel a little daunting – so this year, we’re launching two afternoon Easy ‘n Slow music sessions where experienced musician David Savage will lead...

Jimmy & Sid

“To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.  The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists” (The Guardian).  Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have...

Showcasing East Anglian talent

Over the last 8 years our Friday Night Local Bands Showcase has gone from strength to strength. It’s an opportunity to catch some of the great East Anglian music talent out there in the intimate setting of Marquee 2. We’re pleased to say that 2018 builds on that...

Young Scottish talent to grace festival

Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At twenty-years-old, Iona has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was nominated...
Dance, Dance, Dance…

Dance, Dance, Dance…

We pride ourselves on hosting some great ceilidhs over the festival weekend and for the 2018 festival we have lined up three fabulous bands. Our Friday night ceilidh will be hosted by The Relentless Ceilidh Band a high octave ensemble of talent. The Saturday family...