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Sidmouth Folk Festival Online

Are you ready for some festive Sidmouth joy to lift the spirits? Though we can’t all join together this coming week by the seaside, we do have plenty to entertain you all online, a reminder of many happy memories whilst we look forward to the first week of August 2021.

The site goes on live at 5pm on Tuesday 28th July for workshop registration. Videos will be available from 9am Saturday 1st August until midnight Friday 7th August.

Full details available at: sidmouthfolkfestival-live.co.uk

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ACCESS

Please consider donating to help secure the future of The Sidmouth Folk Festival:
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Live Stream Programme

AUG 1st

Kitty Macfarlane and Matthew Crampton host a live show from a secret location in Sidmouth, introducing a live performance from Festival Patron Steve Knightley and specially recorded concert sets from 2020 booked guests Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Jez Lowe, Jackie Oates & John Spiers, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and plus special contributions from Blowzabella, The Magpie Arc, Quebec’s Yves Lambert Trio, Jon Boden and Chipping Campden Morris Men.



AUG 2nd

Kitty Macfarlane and Matthew Crampton host a live show from a secret location in Sidmouth, introducing a live performance from Jim Causley and specially recorded sets from Martin Simpson, Talisk, Bruce Molsky, Rosie Hood & Tom Wright and Christina Alden & Alex Patterson, plus special contributions from Seth Lakeman, Ralph McTell, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Paul Sartin, and Leominster Morris.
 
In addition to the live stream concerts there are a lot of other events such as workshops etc. across the week  from Aug 1st to Aug 7th.

Folk Weekend: Oxford goes #LiveToYourLivingRoom - Update

#LiveToYourLivingRoom

More events coming up!

 
 
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It’s no surprise to anyone that the grassroots music industry is struggling at the moment; venues are closing, and artists are facing months of cancelled gigs.

Here at Folk Weekend: Oxford we are determined to do what we can to help; we’re currently the only people offering live interactive gigs in Zoom, so we’re going to keep doing more! As long as you keep booking tickets, we’ll keep putting on gigs, and boy have we got an exciting line up for you over the next couple of months!

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5th September - Steve Tilston


8th September - Knight and Spiers

9th September - John Kirkpatrick


12th September - Karen Tweed

16th September - Jez Lowe

19th September - Leveret


23rd September - Jenn Butterworth


26th September - Nancy Kerr


27th September - Nick Cope


30th September - Dovetail Trio

3rd October - Kris Drever


4th October - The Teacups


7th October - Lizzy Hardingham

 

10th October - The Rheingans Sisters

17th October - Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham

21st October - Intarsia


24th October - Emily Portman and Rob Harbron

28th October - Eliza Carthy

31st October - Narthen

7th November - Heidi Talbot

12th December - Winter Wonderband


Let us know if there are any artists you’d love to see and we’ll do our best!
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Browse festival merch

Merch


Our festival merch is still on sale so do have a browse - there are lots of other designs from other great folk events and artists too.

I hope that you are managing to keep safe and that will be able to bring a bit of fun into your home during these difficult times.

Oxfolk in July

Kerry Fletcher - Chris Green - Naragonia

This is the busiest Oxfolk will have ever been in July!  We've carried on dancing through the summer, and here our the latest events, which are happening on Zoom.

Sat 11th July, 7pm - Chris Green's Switched-On Playford with caller Bob Morgan
Chris Green (Renaissance cittern and keyboards) spends much of his musical life in folk, theatre and early music. If you've watched series 1 and 2 of BBC TV's Poldark you'll have heard him playing in the posh dance scenes. With Switched-On Playford he reimagines and revoices 17th-century English country dance music for the 21st century. Chris takes tunes from John Playford’s English Dancing Master and uses a blend of electronic, modern and early instruments to create music that is vibrant and new but also deeply rooted in and respectful of its source. Caller Bob Morgan has a broad repertoire of Playford, ceilidh and contra dances. He's great at adapting and explaing, and he'll be making sure that there's something for everyone.

Sun 19th July - Bal basics workshop and bal with Naragonia
3pm
Kerry Fletcher will teach you some of the dances that best fit the music of Naragonia. This style of folk dancing comes mainly from France, but is danced all over Europe. You have a chance for you to learn or recap dances like scottish, mazurka, bourrée and gavotte. Kerry's enthusiasm and love of these dances shines through all her teaching, making her probably the most popular folk dance teacher around. She's a great communicator and makes sure that everyone enjoys the dancing. Live music for the workshop is provided by bagpipe, whistle and sax player Chris Walshaw (MoltenAmba, Climax Ceilidh Band).

Naragonia is a Belgian duo, Pascale Rubens and Toon Van Mierlo, who play the most sublime and delicious feast of music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Their music ranges from intimate and delicate to voluptuous and passionate and is pervaded by a timeless and steady energy. You won’t want to miss a single note. They frequently top the bill at festivals throughout Europe and have a devoted following. Toon plays diatonic accordion, bagpipes and sax. Pascale plays diatonic accordion and fiddle.

All our events happen online in Zoom, and if you want to know how that works in Zoom have a look at this video https://youtu.be/qRA71125xKE
Tickets are available from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/oxfolkceilidhs

 

 

 

 

 

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