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THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 FESTIVAL

by James Garrett • December 7, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to Sidmouth for a special Pre Festival Concert on Fri 3rd Aug 3.00pm (Ham Marquee).  The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as […]


Save fRoots Magazine!

by James Garrett • November 23, 2017

Our brilliant media sponsor fRoots Magazine has launched a major Kickstarter crowdfunding appeal to secure it’s future. They have been publishing continuously for almost 40 years, bringing you the best in folk, roots and world music – what they call ‘local music from out there’. Joe Boyd : “I doubt if the huge audience that now exists […]


Feedback Competition Winner

by James Garrett • October 6, 2017

Many thanks to you all for your feedback on Sidmouth FolkWeek 2017, received at the festival and through the website. Thanks for all the positive comments and for the constructive suggestions about wet weather provision. Your input is very much appreciated. Your suggestions have been collated, shared and discussed by key members of the FolkWeek […]


Thank You!

by James Garrett • August 15, 2017

Wow! What a week! A HUGE thank you to you all for making Sidmouth FolkWeek 2017 a really special one. We are committed to improving the Festival year by year so really value your feedback. If you haven’t already please fill out a short feedback form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_UDuJbPlpAjuYy2JV84V13-IbmU33p3ga9xWlEQ4JL2ZIGw/viewform All completed feedback forms received by 1 […]


Last Day

by James Garrett • August 11, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another Sidmouth FolkWeek. And what an incredible week it has been! In between the rain clouds, the sun has shone through…with festive spirit and a joyous atmosphere winning the day. Venues around town have been packed out for a diverse range of events, full to […]


Action-Packed 1st Weekend at Sidmouth FolkWeek

by James Garrett • August 7, 2017

What a weekend that was! Sidmouth FolkWeek has seen full ‘house full’ signs up around town venues for its first festive weekend….and there are five more action-packed days to go, finishing on Friday 11th August with a spectacular Torchlight Procession and Firework Display. The sun came out, the streets and seafront filled with smiling festival goers, […]


A Grand Day Out: Great Start for Sidmouth FolkWeek 

by James Garrett • August 4, 2017

Despite the best efforts of the “traditional British summer time”, the skies have cleared and Sidmouth FolkWeek is officially up and at ‘em! Setting an upbeat tone for the week, two great pre-Festival shows took place yesterday. The first of them saw a far more welcome type of water-based guest as Fisherman’s Friends took to […]


Stop Press: Mary McPartlan has had to withdraw.

by James Garrett • August 1, 2017

STOP PRESS! With great regret, Mary McPartlan has had to withdraw from her appearances at this year’s festival due to ill-health. Cathy Jordan of Dervish (also playing on Thursday night at The Ham) is stepping in to replace Mary and will join Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Gillian Horgan, Luke MacLeod and Colin Irwin for the […]


Countdown to Sidmouth FolkWeek

by James Garrett • July 28, 2017

With only a week to go, the Sidmouth FolkWeek team are getting pretty excited about the final countdown to this year’s event! Marquees are going up, colourful flags are billowing in the wind, suncream is being lathered on, and the atmosphere is building…. A favourite week of the year for so many visitors to the […]


School’s Out For Summer

by James Garrett • July 25, 2017

School’s Out For Summer…End Of Term Treats at Sidmouth FolkWeek The festival build has started in Sidmouth, ready for the 8 action-packed days line up for Sidmouth FolKWeek (4 – 11 August) – the very best of seaside holidays wrapped up in a festival! For families, FolkWeek offers an ideal opportunity to re-energise those end of term […]