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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 […]


Big Nights Out At The Bulverton

by James Garrett • July 19, 2017

What do Highland party-starters Peatbog Faeries, Dartmoor fiddle-singer hearthrob Seth Lakeman, the mighty Oysterband in their 40th anniversary year and Welsh indie-folkers Rusty Shackle all have in common? There’ll be amongst the dance floor filling acts at this year’s Bulverton at Sidmouth FolkWeek. The Bulverton is a buzzing hub of activity each night from 7pm through […]


Q & A with Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

by James Garrett • July 14, 2017

On the main concert stage, the beautiful and virtuosic sound of two world harp traditions is sure to be a favourite. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita are magic-weaving master harpists – Catrin from the Welsh tradition and Seckou from the Senegalese griot line – come together to make delicate, beautiful and thrilling instrumental music.  We […]


Car Sharing: Life’s a journey – share it!

by James Garrett • July 13, 2017

At this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it. Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car […]