The community led Folk Weekend returns for an 8th year from Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd April 2018 and will be based at venues around the city centre.
A weekend of Morris dancing, concerts and performances, a host of free song and music events, and a huge ceilidh.
The first headliner has been announced as Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose.
Joining them will be:- False Lights, The Furrow Collective, Jackie Oates, Topette!!, Sam Carter, Ross Couper & Tom Oakes, Banter, Boldwood, Black Feathers, Mary Bateman.
For all details as announced please see the line-up page.
Alongside this varied concert line-up, the festival promises ceilidhs, workshops, European-style dancing, Morris dance displays, and many free family events. Folk Weekend is proud to be paving the way in accessible and inclusive music-making, and is building on 2015's first 'relaxed' performance with a series of events during festival Saturday, which aim to encourage members of the community who may normally feel excluded from the folk arts. These Special Saturday events include a Makaton-signed performance of folk songs, a ceilidh for people with Special Needs, and a workshop exploring the use of technology in making music more accessible.
Tickets operate on a tiered system, currently priced at £75. Youth tickets are £55.
The announced venues for the weekend include:- Wesley Memorial Church, Quaker Meeting House, Blackwell's bookshop, St Barnabas' Church, St Columba's Church, St Aldates Tavern and Weston Library.
Expect a return of the Village Fête, crafts workshops, Morris dancing and performances, a Children’s Festival, storytelling, singing workshops, Morris dancing workshops, a family ceilidh. There will be free performances, workshops and informal music sessions.
Accommodation is available at B&Bs, caravan and campsites in and around the city of Oxford.
More information will be here when available.
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