Julie Fowlis of Pixar’s Brave fame, The Fisherman's Friends, with support from Jim Causley on Friday, and Kate Rusby, with support from Ninebarrow ( Ninebarrow) on Thursday are amongst the latest acts to have been announced for Sidmouth Folk Week eight days 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 the 61st edition are Friday 31st July to Friday 7th August 2015.
They join headliners throughout the week including Altan, Show Of Hands, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Peatbog Faeries, Edward II, Demon Barber's XL new show Disco At The Tavern, Spiro, The Poozies featuring Sally Barker, and many others.
Upcoming artists are featured in the EFDSS Folk Rising Plus concerts with Ange Hardy, Maz O'Connor, Jaywalkers, and Harp and a Monkey.
As well as concert and roots party fun, expect diverse dance traditions taking to the streets – from the Tibetan Tashi Lhunpo Monks to Bacup's Britannia Coco-nut Dancers!
Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland this year there will once again be a series of Spotlight Scotland events, a major part of this year’s funding is focused on Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail, a Scottish traditional music outreach programme, who will perform on main stages and join the Shooting Roots youngsters for joint workshops and events. Other emerging acts booked as part of Spotlight Scotland include
The Tweed Project, Barluath, Twelfth Day, and Arthur Coates. They join the previously announced Rachel Newton and share stages with the likes of Peatbog Faeries, The Poozies and Emily Smith.
Other new additions include A New Vintage, Pete Morton, Ewan McLennan, Barluath, Mawkin, The James Brothers, Ange Hardy, Tantz, CoCo and the Butterfields, Saul Rose & James Delarre, Mara!, Emily Portman Trio, Twelfth Day, Telling the Bees, Gavin Davenport, The Discussion Topic, Moss, Moore, Rutter, Chris Smither, The Mara Band, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Sandra Kerr, Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick , Alistair Anderson, Simon Care Trio, Jimmy Crowley, Exmouth Shanty Men, and Vertical Expression.
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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.
Dance sides will include Sheffield City Morris, Beltane Border, Star And Shadow Rapper, Mortimers Morris, Fools Gambit Morris, Hammersmith Morris Men, Pig Dyke Molly, City Clickers Clog And Step Dance Group, Customs And Exiles, Stone Monkey, Moulton Morris, Northgate Rapper, Crooked Moon Appalachian Dancers.
The early bird offer has ended. An all-in-one adult ticket is priced at £292, or £208 for an adult week ticket, £86 for a full weekend ticket, and £40 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.
There will be charges for using the campsite. A week camping pass is available if you have bought an All-in-One, week ticket, or Campsite Passport. A week long camping ticket which runs from Wednesday 29th July 2015 to Friday 7th August 2015 is priced at: Family £177, Week Adult £67, Youth £33, 12 & under Free. Weekend Adult £29, Youth £15, 12 & under Free. Caravan + £36.
Day Camping prices from: Adult £15, Youth £8, 12 & under Free.
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