The festival takes place in the local pubs and on the streets of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th May 2019. This is the 11th 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.
FRIDAY CONCERT: Featured artistes are from the Holme Valley (either now or previously) and include Holme and Dry, Ticket Collectors and Root and Branch (£8)
SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: an afternoon of folk featuring Steve Tilston, with the Chris Cleverley Trio and support (TBA) (£12)
SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT: an evening of folk featuring Bella Gaffney and Polly Bolton, plus the Hayes Sisters plus Fran Wyburn (£12)
SATURDAY NIGHT CEILIDH: Shinjig will be catering for your dancing needs on Saturday night (£8)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: An afternoon of Americana which features String Theory, The Durbervilles and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band (£10)
TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH CONCERT: with Paul and Liz Davenport, Steve Turner and Janet Russell. (£8)
Tickets are on sale, priced at £40 for the weekend, or sessions tickets are priced as indicated above.
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 will take place on Saturday afternoon 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.
More information will be here when available.
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