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by James Garrett • January 11, 2018

We have been approached by two of our popular fringe venues. One wants to re-energise their free evening hotel bar acoustic sessions with new hosts, playing lively music and providing opportunities for others to participate in a welcoming and accessible free entry session. We are likely to share the eight evenings between two duos or […]


by James Garrett • January 10, 2018

Some great new additions to the 2018 line-up, including solo concerts from Jim Moray and Sam Carter, and a brand new show, Living By The Sea: a vocal voyage through communities afloat and ashore featuring a passionate choir of Sidmouth townsfolk and festival goers. This show, a feast of word and song, diving between ports […]


by James Garrett • December 14, 2017

THE GARDEN STAGE AT SIDMOUTH FOLKWEEK  OFFERS YOUNG PERFORMERS THE CHANCE TO SHOW CASE THEIR TALENTS. The Garden Stage is managed through the Sidmouth FolkWeek Children’s Festival and is seeking Young Performers who would like to perform during Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018. Would you like (or do you know someone) the opportunity to perform in the […]


by James Garrett • December 7, 2017

We can’t wait to welcome the incredible Fairport Convention to Sidmouth for our first Pre-Festival Concert on Thursday 2nd Aug 8.00pm (Ham Marquee). Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, they retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, […]


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: 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, […]