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Thanks, Feedback and 2019 dates!

by James Garrett • August 13, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone, especially YOU, for making it such a memorable week! The weather gods have been kind,…but it’s been your festive, sunshine spirit that has made the week so special. Great to see everyone enjoying themselves at venues and events around town, packed with audiences enjoying the best music, dance, song, […]


Jig Competition Results 2018

by James Garrett • August 6, 2018

JOHN GASSON JIG COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS   SOLOS DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Rhys Boorman Bryony Leech 2 Toby Melville Jon Melville 3 Mossy Christian Mossy Christian DOUBLES DANCER DANCER MUSICIAN Ollie Simons Toby Melville Jon Melville Ben Schwausch Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz Dave Brassington Simon Brassington Chris Cook BEST OVER 40 Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz BEST […]


Sidmouth FolkWeek Is Go!

by James Garrett • August 3, 2018

Sidmouth FolkWeek is go! The sun has come out to play for our opening events – with the traditional informal kick off in the Market Square and two brilliant pre-Festival special concerts under our belt with the amazing Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNe and Fairport Convention setting the mood for a brilliant first weekend of […]


Just A Few Days …FolkWeek Is Nearly Ready To Go!

by James Garrett • July 31, 2018

The Sidmouth FolkWeek build up is well underway. The marquees are up, the campsite is almost ready for your arrival, dancefloors and sound and lighting are in place, the flags are flapping in the breeze and the weather forecast is looking good ….so now we are just waiting for you to get there! Join us […]


One week to go! The official countdown to Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018!

by James Garrett • July 27, 2018

We’re really looking forward to sharing a week of great music, dance, song, friendship and festive atmosphere at the 64th Sidmouth FolkWeek with you! We’re getting ready for your arrival right now…and getting super excited! See you really soon for a wonderful week of seaside festival holiday fun from 3rd – 10th August.  FolkWeek is a real highlight in the […]


Day Tickets On Sale Now

by James Garrett • July 23, 2018

There’s really no better place to spend a day than in Sidmouth during the first week of August! Everyone is welcome in the popular East Devon seaside town as residents, holidaymakers and festival goers join together to make Sidmouth FolkWeek the friendliest and best music-based holiday of the summer. A Sidmouth FolkWeek Day Ticket provides […]


School’s Out For Summer

by James Garrett • July 20, 2018

Make sure you make the most of family festival fun at this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek, offering exciting musical journeys for all ages of young people – from tinies to young adults. At the popular Children’s Festival, based at welcoming and colourful Blackmore Gardens site, you can enjoy family-based fun throughout the week. A wonderful place […]


Getting To Know The Programme: Taking Part

by James Garrett • July 16, 2018

Do you want to get involved and take part yourself? There are more than 250 workshops to choose from for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, aspiring storytellers and writers. See all options on the Taking Part pages of programme 46-47. There’s always a range of options for beginners through to dab hands. For Beginners, there’s something for those […]


Full 2018 Programme Now Available To Download

by James Garrett • July 9, 2018

Counting down the weeks until the 64th Sidmouth FolkWeek? Well, now you can get planning in earnest as the 2018 programme is now available to download.  Download the Full 2018 Programme here. Head out into the garden, soak up the sunshine and get browsing! Find your own favourites from the 700+ events in the programme. Whatever […]


Daytime Concerts at The Ham – An Introduction

by James Garrett • July 2, 2018

So now it’s time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful daytime shows – lunchtime (12noon) and afternoon (3.15pm) each day at the main festival concert venue; The Ham Marquee. The shows feature a diverse selection of firm favourites and new discoveries, including afternoons with: Saturday 4th August Two of the UK scene’s finest songwriters […]