There can’t be many (any?) festivals that rival the Sidmouth FolkWeek, this year celebrating us 64th anniversary in the first week of August. And if you’ve half a mind to attend this year, the good news is that the fill programme covering the 700+ events is now downlodable for free so that you can plan your trip to the Devon resort in advance.
A taster of what’s on the daytime programme includes: Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick, The Rheingans Sisters, Stick In The Wheel, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds, Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, Narthen, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Alistair Anderson & Northlands, Pete Coe, Edgelarks, Sam Carter, Faustus, National Youth Folk Ensemble, Jackie Oates, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, John Doyle and more.
For headline shows, head to The Ham for three daily concerts with some outstanding shows, including evenings with 2018 Folk Award Singer Of The Year, Karine Polwart; Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Blowzabella at 40 with Special Guest Jim Causley; Drever, McCusker, Woomble; Cara Dillon; Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening.
Evening roots parties at The Bulverton promise to be belters in 2018, with main show acts including Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Police Dog Hogan, False Lights, Elephant Sessions, Monster Ceilidh Band and Blackbeard’s Tea Party…and all followed by Late Night Extra ceilidhs.