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Folk Weekend: Oxford - 19th-21st April

GUEST,Folk Weekend 16 Jan 13 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,OldNicKilby 17 Jan 13 - 06:34 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 17 Jan 13 - 03:43 PM
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Subject: Folk Weekend: Oxford - 19th-21st April
From: GUEST,Folk Weekend
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 01:06 PM

Folk Weekend Oxford 2013

After a storming success in 2012, Folk Weekend is back – even bigger and better than before! 19th-21st April 2013 will once again see us infiltrating Oxford city centre to fill it with folk music, song, and a lot of dancing! Weekend season tickets cost £48 (£42 concessions, £30 youth, £20 under 12), and day season and individual concert tickets will become available as the festival approaches.

There will be our usual mix of activities for all the family – from singing in the library, a family ceilidh in a Church Hall, to watching a concert in the refurbished Old Fire Station. You could find yourself blowing enormous bubbles in Oxford Castle Gardens, leaping around to a live ceilidh band, or watching displays of Morris Dancing throughout the city centre all weekend. You could even learning to bellydance in our Sunday lunchtime workshop!

New for 2013 is the Oxford Village Fête – right next door to the main venue, this promises to be a fun-packed extravaganza of music, dance, and craft. Try your luck on a fairground game, have a go at arts and crafts with the Handmade Makers – and a village fête just wouldn't be the same without Morris dancing! We are inviting charities and good causes to get involved by holding a stall at the Fête – a chance for you to showcase your work and reach out to new supporters. Please contact Tash Daly for details.

Folk Weekend will be hosting some of the top artists from the national folk scene. Our patron, Jackie Oates, has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and will be bringing her new show 'Jackie Oates' Lullabies' to Folk Weekend, as well as dancing with Summertown Morris! We also welcome the stunning Melrose Quartet (Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Richard and Jess Arrowsmith), BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalists Tyde, and Turkish-Cypriot singer Dogan Mehmet.

As if that wasn't enough we are very proud to showcase the cream of the local folk music scene, including artists such as Magpie Lane, Ian Giles and Dave Townsend, Boldwood, Jon Fletcher, Jenkinson's Folly, and Oxford's glam-folk legend James Bell. Opening the main stage on Saturday morning is local harpist Steph West, a multi-instrumentalist and singer who plays with the British Paraorchestra and who's recent performances include playing for Her Majesty the Queen's speech on Christmas day!

We are indebted to the fabulous support from the local community, which once again is outdoing itself to bring Folk Weekend together; The Ashmolean Museum and Westgate Library are hosting more free performances after their huge success last year, Oxfolk are helping out with our ceilidhs, Creation Theatre are running drama workshops, Banbury Folk Festival are hosting a morning sing, hundreds of school children will be performing in the Wesley Memorial church, Oxford Fiddle group are playing a concert and hosting a session, Oxford Folk Club is running an Open Night on the Friday night, and Oxford Castle Quarter have lent us their Punishment Cells to perform in! It's all shaping up to be a very exciting weekend!

Visit for full details and ticket info. Follow us on Twitter (@FolkWeekend ) or Like us on Facebook ( ).

Ashmolean concert at Folk Weekend 2012
Ceilidh at Folk Weekend 2012

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Subject: RE: Folk Weekend: Oxford - 19th-21st April
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 06:34 AM

Whoops !, the links are not working

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Subject: RE: Folk Weekend: Oxford - 19th-21st April
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 03:43 PM

Folk Weekend Oxford



The youtube links are ok, but I'll put them here with the other:

Ashmolean concert at Folk Weekend 2012 (youtube)

Ceilidh at Folk Weekend 2012(youtube)

Nic- you made mudcat local based links - that's why they didn't work. (You're by no means the first - or maybe even the 100th - to fall into this trap).


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