Sea-Themed Treats at FolkWeek!

by James Garrett • June 30, 2017

Celebrating connections with the sea, this year FolkWeek is delighted to be working with Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub, organisers of Sidmouth Sea Fest to present the Sidmouth Sea Fest Community Choir and Sidmouth Fishing Heritage Film Working the Sea at the Manor Pavilion (7th August) as well as bringing back the ultimate shanty crew Fisherman’s Friends […]


Barbara Dickson Q & A

by James Garrett • June 27, 2017

A Star Turn at Sidmouth FolkWeek Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson sets a classy tone for Sidmouth FolkWeek (4th – 11th August 2017) with a fantastic acoustic pre-festival concert with Nick Holland (plus support from Dorset favourites Ninebarrow) on Thursday 3rd Aug at 8pm. “I love Barbara Dickson…. she’s just a one off.”  Billy Connolly Emerging from […]


The Sounds Of Modern Scotland

by James Garrett • June 23, 2017

Sidmouth FolkWeek is delighted to showcase a mighty range of diverse talent from north of the border for its 63rd event, thanks to funding from Creative Scotland. FolkWeek is thrilled that these sounds of modern Scotland contribute to the broad spectrum of over 700 events at over 40 venues during the eight day festival. Over the […]


Sidmouth FolkWeek honoured by BBC Radio Devon as 47 Blue Plaques are awarded as part of BBC Music Day

by James Garrett • June 14, 2017

Sidmouth FolkWeek honoured by BBC Radio Devon as 47 Blue Plaques are awarded as part of BBC Music Day BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust announced today (Wednesday 14 June) 47 new Blue Plaques commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country. BBC Radio Devon’s […]