Sidmouth Folk Week 2011

Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2011
Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR, England MAP
£248 for all-in-one adult ticket
last updated: Tue 19th Jul 2011

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A week filled with folk music, singing, dancing, pub sessions, concerts, and cream teas, focused in the centre of Sidmouth, Devon and on the sea front. The dates for 2010 are Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August.

around the festival site (Morris Dancers)


Acts confirmed are Acker Bilk, Anxo Lorenzo, Dougie MacLean, The Chair, The Unusual Suspects, Alasdair Roberts, Damien O'Kane, Genticorum, Glorystrokes, Karine Polwart, Kate Rusby, Lady Maisery, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick's 70th Birthday Concert, Moishe's Bagel, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Nancy Wallace, Nidi D'Arac, O'Hooley & Tidow, The Old Dance School, Peggy Seeger, The Privateers, Random, Sam Carter, Sam Sweeney and Hannah James, Show of Hands and friends, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Thomas McCarthy, The Transports (new production), The Unusual Suspects, Walsh & Pound, The Writing on the Wall (featuring Tony Benn and Roy Bailey), and The Yiddish Twist Orchestra.

As well as live music, expect ceilidh dances, social dance bands & callers, workshops, a dance display, processions, craft fair, a themed children's festival, fun and games and more, with the festival spread across several venues throughout the town, over an 8 day period.


£248 for all-in-one adult ticket, £176 for an adult week ticket, £72 for a full weekend ticket, and £34 for an adult day ticket. Ticket options also available for young adult (aged 18-24 years), a youth (aged 12-17 years), child (aged 7-11 years), with children aged under 7 able to attend for free. All-in-One, Week and Weekend tickets will now be wristbanded, rather than card tickets. To buy tickets, click here.

Camping charges

There will be charges for using the campsite.


There will also be several workshops, some are planned as a series, with a performance usually planned for the end of the week.

New commission

Sidmouth FolkWeek has been successful in obtaining support to stage a brand new commission that combines ancient instruments with the latest audio technology. The commission, funded by the PRS for Music Foundation's Beyond Borders programme, will bring together harpists Gwenan Gibbard and Mary MacMaster, from Wales and Scotland, pipers Andy May and Tiarnan o Duinchann, from England and Northern Ireland, and sound artist Joe Acheson to make new music based on the sounds and timbres of the traditional instruments. 

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site (town entertainers 1)

Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2011
Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR, England MAP
£248 for all-in-one adult ticket
last updated: Tue 19th Jul 2011

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