Holmfirth Festival 2011

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May 2011
various venues around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7BB, England MAP
FREE (some events require tickets)
last updated: Mon 18th Apr 2011

The festival takes place in the local pubs and on the streets of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire from Friday 6th until Sunday 8th May 2011. This is the sixth Holmfirth Festival of Folk and once again most events are free but collections will be taken. The only paid events are the concerts in the Old Bridge function room and the Ceilidh. Tickets were introduced mainly as a means of controlling numbers.

The festival consists of music sessions, concerts, singarounds, folk clubs and workshops in almost all the pubs in Holmfirth.

Line-up

this year the festival will boast an outdoor stage on the Saturday. Events will run from 1pm to 6pm and artists will include Harp and a Monkey, Gary Stewart, Stafford Galli, The Boat Band, Ottersgear and a selection of dance sides.

4 Square, Wendy Arrowsmith, Gavin Davenport, Paul & Liz Davenport, Roger Davies, Bob Doucet, Fyrish, Login's Well & Frank Keenan, Chris Manners, Gerry McNeice, Pete Morton, Shaun Murphy, Ottersgear, Ray Padgett, Pilgrim's Way, Gery Stewart, String Theory, and Steve Tilston. are the first acts to be confirmed. The other acts have not yet been announced.

Picturedome (for which you will need to purchase tickets telephone 01484 689759) guests include Show Of Hands, Ellen And The Escapades, The Bad Shepherds, and Fairport Convention.

Other entertainment

Expect also over 20 Morris and World Dance sides to be performing over the weekend and street musicians and the full participation of local schools. There will also be workshops in French dancing, Egyptian belly dance and Salsa.

The Procession and Dance Display - not to be missed - will take place on Saturday afternoon as usual from 3.30 - 5.00 starting at the Memorial Gardens, along Hollowgate, over the Toll House Bridge and along Huddersfield Road, up Cooper Lane to Victoria Park for a spectacle of dance.

Once again most of the spaces in Holmfirth will be included in the Festival. The Old Bridge will be the main information and concert venue and there'll be bands in the White Hart, Y Bar, The Nook, Harrows, The Postcard, Herveys and the Cricket Club.

The Parish Church will have a full programme on Saturday afternoon and a concert following the Festival Service on Sunday morning.

More info

For more information, see the Holmfirth Festival of Folk website.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May 2011
various venues around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7BB, England MAP
FREE (some events require tickets)
last updated: Mon 18th Apr 2011


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