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16 Jul 01 - 04:10 AM (#507478)
Subject: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Joe Offer

This is a PermaThread™, maintained by JenEllen and Joe Offer. Feel free to post to this thread, but be aware that all messages in this thread are subject to deletion and editing.

16 Jul 01 - 04:14 AM (#507479)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Joe Offer

Thanks to WYSIWYG for these links, which have been transferred from the Links Page.
-Joe Offer-

American Roots Folk Festival, DE, USA

Back Forty Folk Festival, Manitoba, Canada

not available.

Beverley Folk Festival, Yokshire, UK

Big Muddy Folk Festival, Missouri, USA

Bill Monroe Annual Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival, KY, USA

Broadstairs Folk Week, Kent, England

Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival

Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Music Festival, VA, USA

Champlain Valley Folk Festival, VT, USA

Charlie Poole Music Festival, NC, USA

Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, Ontario

Festival in Israel

Florida Folk Festival, FL, USA

Fox & Hounds Weekend of Song, Dartmoor, UK

Fyvie Folk Festival 2000

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

Greater New Bedford Summerfest

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar - Ireland

Keith Festival, Scotland, UK

Kerrville Folk Festival, TX, USA

Linlithgow Folk Festival, UK

Mersey Shanty Festival, Liverpool, UK

Moor and Coast Festival - Whitby, Yorkshire

Mystic Sea Music Festival, CT, USA

National Folk Festival, East Lansing, MI, USA

Old Songs Festival of Trad. Music & Dance, NY, USA

Philadelphia Folk Festival

Santa Fe Trails Bluegrass Festival, Kansas City, USA

SMU Eisteddfod

Toender Festival, Denmark

Various Ontario, Canada Festivals Listed

Water Valley Traditional Celtic Festival, Alberta, Canada

Wheatland Music Organization

Will McLean Folk Festival

Windsor Celtic Fest, Canada (Near Detroit USA)

16 Jul 01 - 04:16 AM (#507480)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Ed Pellow

The best place to look for UK and European festivals is The Folk Roots (Froots) - Festival Page


16 Jul 01 - 05:47 PM (#508032)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Mark Clark

The Willow Folk Festival (Aug. 11-12) is held outdoors on the second weekend in August each year on the grounds of the Willow Methodist Church just south of Stockton, Illinois. This festival has been going on for thirty years or more. The attendees are also the featured entertainment so anyone who would like to may play a set. Bob Gibson, among others, used to show up. There used to be camping in the pasture across the road but I haven't been in many years and don't know whether that still holds. Still, I always enjoyed it when I used to go.

Great idea for a PermaThread™ Joe & JenEllen.

      - Mark

16 Jul 01 - 06:44 PM (#508083)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Jim Dixon

Here's the list from Dirty Linen. I have rearranged their list and sorted it by country, state or province, city, and name of festival. To keep this list from becoming quickly obsolete, I have omitted dates, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, exact locations/venues, and specific performers. Those can be obtained from the Dirty Linen site (which is arranged by date) or from the web sites linked-to below. England, Scotland, and Wales are listed separately.

Contributions from several other people have been incorporated into this list. Thanks to Lin in Kansas, Brian Hoskin, Skipper Jack, and Trapper. Also, the list has become too big to fit in one message, so festivals in the USA are given in the next message. --JoeClone, 27-Jul-01.

Also, Bob Berens has a huge list of Folk Festivals in the United States and Canada, organized by state or province.

Austria, , Gutenbrunn, Internationales Folkfestival Gutenbrunn
Bulgaria, Bisserovfolk Tour
Canada, AB, Calgary, Calgary Folk Music Festival
Canada, AB, Canmore, Canmore Folk Music Festival
Canada, AB, Edmonton, Edmonton Folk Festival
Canada, BC, Courtenay, Vancouver Island Musicfest
Canada, BC, Duncan, Islands Folk Festival
Canada, BC, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast Summer School of Celtic Music
Canada, BC, Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
Canada, BC, Vancouver, Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Canada, BC, Vashon Island, Vashon Island Harp Camp
Canada, BC, Victoria, Rootsfest Music Festival
Canada, MB, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Folk Festival
Canada, NS, Canso, Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Canada, NS, Cape Breton Island, Celtic Colors International Festival
Canada, NS, Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music - The Young and New Traditionalists
Canada, NS, Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music - Traditional and Regional Cape Breton Fiddling
Canada, NS, Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music - Traditional Old Style Cape Breton Fiddling Week
Canada, NS, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
Canada, ON, Burk's Falls, Heritage River Music Festival
Canada, ON, Cambridge, Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music
Canada, ON, Clarendon, Blue Skies Music Festival
Canada, ON, Collingwood, Celtic Continuum Festival
Canada, ON, Ear Falls, Trout Forest Music Festival
Canada, ON, Goderich, Earth, Air, Fire & Water: Celtic Roots Festival
Canada, ON, Guelph Lake, Hillside Festival 2001
Canada, ON, Guelph, Songwriters' Festival
Canada, ON, Hamilton, Festival of Friends
Canada, ON, Ingersol, Canterbury Folk Festival
Canada, ON, Lake Rosseau, Woods Music & Dance Camp
Canada, ON, London, Home County Folk Festival
Canada, ON, London, Sunfest 2001
Canada, ON, Orillia, Mariposa Folk Festival
Canada, ON, Ottawa, CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival
Canada, ON, Owen Sound, Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
Canada, ON, Pefferlaw, Eaglewood Folk Festival
Canada, ON, Perth, Stewart Park Festival
Canada, ON, Peterborough, Peterborough Folk Festival
Canada, ON, Sudbury, Northern Lights Festival Bor‚al
Canada, ON, Toronto, Canada Day Celebrations
Canada, ON, Toronto, Great Canadian Blues & BBQ Festival
Canada, ON, Toronto, Hot & Spicy Food Festival
Canada, ON, Toronto, Island Soul
Canada, ON, Toronto, Kick Up Your Heels... Your Chance to Dance!
Canada, ON, Toronto, Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
Canada, ON, Toronto, Phillippine & Asia Pacific Arts Festival
Canada, ON, Toronto, Rhythms of the World
Canada, ON, Toronto, Ritmo y Color: A Latin American Arts Festival
Canada, ON, Toronto, Folk Meet
Canada, ON, Toronto, Canadian International Jazz Convention
Canada, ON, Walkerton, Watershed II
Canada, ON, Waterloo, Royal Medieval Faire
Canada, QC, Montreal, Montreal International Celtic Festival
Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Canarias, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
Crete, , Roustika, Mazoxi 2001 Folklore and Dance Conference
Czech Republic, , Praha, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
England, , Liverpool, Mersey International Shanty Festival
England, , Towersey, Towersey Village Festival
England, Berkshire, Reading, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
England, Cornwall, ?, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
England, Cumbria, Ulverston, Furness Tradition Folk Festival
England, Devon, Exeter, Bishopstock Music Festival
England, Devon, Sidmouth, Sidmouth International Festival
England, Kirklees, Holmfirth, Holmfirth Rock & Blues Festival
England, Lancs., Fleetwood, Fylde 2001
England, Lancs., Lancaster, Easter Maritime Festival
England, Oxfordshire, Cropredy, Fairport's Annual Festival
Estonia, Järva, Paide, Shanty Festival
France, Brittany, Mick Moloney's Irish Folklore Tour
France, Brittany, Kerlouan, Nuit du Folk & du Traditionnel de Kerlouan
France, Burgundy, Saulieu, Cajun & Zydeco Music and Film Festival
France, Isere, Vienne, jazz
Greece, , Pelion, Greek and Bulgarian Dance Seminar
Ireland, , Sligo Town, Queen Maeve Summer School of Traditional Music Festival
Ireland, Co. Leitrim, Dromahaire, Dervorgilla Summer School of Traditional Music Festival
Italy, , Verona, Klezmer Festival
Italy, Sicily, Palermo, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
Netherlands, , Amsterdam, A2A: Access to Amsterdam Music Conference
Netherlands, , Rotterdam, WOMEX
Norway, Telemark, Langesund,International Shanty Festival
Scotland, , Loch Lomond, Lomond Folk Festival
Scotland, Outer Hebrides, South Uist, Ceolas - A Music, Gaelic Song and Dance Summer School
Singapore, , , WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
South Africa, Gauteng, Benoni (Near Johannesburg), WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
Wales, Swansea, Swansea, Mumbles Maritime Festival

16 Jul 01 - 06:57 PM (#508090)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Jim Dixon

This is a continuation of the previous message.

USA, AR, Mountain View, Arkansas State Old-Time Fiddle Championships
USA, AR, Mountain View, Fall Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
USA, AR, Mountain View, Fiddle & Dance Jamboree
USA, AR, Mountain View, Folk Dance Festival & Workshops
USA, AR, Mountain View, National Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention & Championships
USA, AR, Mountain View, Ozark Mountain Christmas Concerts
USA, AR, Mountain View, Tribute to Grandpa Jones
USA, AR, Mountain View, Tribute to Jimmie Rodgers Concerts & Seminars
USA, AR, Mountain View, Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood
USA, CA, Auburn, Auburn Christmas Festival
USA, CA, Berkeley, SEEN Reggae Worldbeat Fest
USA, CA, Bishop, Millpond Music Festival
USA, CA, Cambria, Cambria Hoot Indian Summer Acoustic Music Festival
USA, CA, Eastern Sierra, Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp
USA, CA, Grass Valley, KVMR's Celtic Festival and Marketplace
USA, CA, Grass Valley, California World Music Festival
USA, CA, Laytonville, Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
USA, CA, Long Beach, Long Beach Celtic Festival
USA, CA, Los Angeles, Interactive Music Xpo (IMX)
USA, CA, Los Angeles, Billboard Music Video Conference & Awards
USA, CA, Mendocino, Balkan Music & Dance Workshop
USA, CA, Quincy, High Sierra Music Festival
USA, CA, San Francisco, National Guitar Workshop Acoustic Summit
USA, CA, San Francisco, San Francisco Jazz Festival
USA, CA, San Rafael, International Guitar Seminars - Acoustic Blues and Slide Guitar Workshop
USA, CA, Sebastopol, Sebastopol Celtic Festival
USA, CA, Sonora, Fire on the Mountain Blues Festival
USA, CA, Sonora, Sonora Christmas Festival
USA, CA, Twain Harte, Twain Harte Summer Arts Festival
USA, CA, Willits, Dead on the Creek
USA, CA, Yosemite, Strawberry Fall Music Festival
USA, CO, Denver, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
USA, CO, Denver, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
USA, CO, Lyons, Folks Festival
USA, CO, Lyons, RockyGrass
USA, CO, Lyons, Song School
USA, CO, Lyrons, RockyGrass Bluegrass Academy
USA, CO, Telluride, Telluride Bluegrass Festival
USA, CT, East Hartford, Podunk Bluegrass Festival
USA, CT, Goshen, St. Andrew's Society of Connecticut Scottish Festival
USA, CT, Hartford, Women and Their Music
USA, CT, Mystic, Sea Music Festival
USA, CT, New Haven, Eli Whitney Folk Festival
USA, CT, Newtown, NOMAD Festival (Northeast Music, Arts and Dance)
USA, CT, Norwalk, SoNo Arts Celebration
USA, DE, Kent County, Delmarva Folk Festival
USA, FL, Jacksonville, Folk Alliance
USA, FL, Live Oak, MagnoliaFest
USA, FL, Live Oak, Suwannee Springfest
USA, FL, Miami, Amy Carol Webb's Songwriting Workshop
USA, FL, Oakland Park, South Florida Folk Festival
USA, FL, St Augustine, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
USA, GA, Atlanta, Montreux Atlanta Music Festival
USA, GA, Atlanta, Atlantis Music Conference
USA, GA, Dahlonega, Dahlonega Bluegrass Festival
USA, GA, Savannah, Savannah Folk Music Festival
USA, HI, Kalani Honua Eco-Resort, Aloha Hawaiian Music and Dance Camp
USA, IA, Avoca, Old-Time Country, Folk, & Bluegrass Festival
USA, ID, Yellow Pine, Yellow Pine Harmonica Fest & Contest
USA, IL, Berwyn, FitzGerald's American Music Festival
USA, IL, Cairo, Stringbenders Bluegrass Festival
USA, IL, Geneva, Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
USA, IL, Morris, Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival
USA, IL, Woodstock, Woodstock Folk Festival
USA, IN, Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival
USA, KS, Winfield, Walnut Valley Festival
USA, KY, Louisville, IBMA World of Bluegrass
USA, KY, Somerset, Master Musicians Festival
USA, LA, New Orleans, Cutting Edge Music Business Conference & Roots Music Gathering
USA, LA, New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
USA, MA, Boston, Boston Folk Festival
USA, MA, Granville, Prospect Mt. Bluegrass Festival
USA, MA, Greenfield, Green River Festival
USA, MA, Lenox, Tanglewood Jazz Festival
USA, MA, New Bedford, New Bedford Summerfest 2001
USA, MA, Plymouth, American Dance & Music Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, American Dance Callers Course
USA, MA, Plymouth, American Dance Musicians Course
USA, MA, Plymouth, Campers' Music Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, Early Music Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, English & American Dance Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, English Dance Leaders Course
USA, MA, Plymouth, English Dance Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, Family Week
USA, MA, Plymouth, Folk Music Week
USA, MD, Bel Air, Harford Community College Folk Music Festival
USA, MD, Cumberland, Cumberland Celtic Festival
USA, MD, Ramblewood, Balkan Music & Dance Workshop
USA, MD, Takoma Park, Takoma Park Folk Festival
USA, MD, Westminster, Common Ground on the Hill
USA, MD, Westminster, Common Ground on the Hill American Music & Arts Festival
USA, ME, Brunswick, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival
USA, ME, Brunswick, White's Beach & Campground Traditional Family Bluegrass Festival
USA, ME, Cornish, Apple Acres Bluegrass Festival
USA, ME, Cornish, Osipee Valley Bluegrass 2001
USA, ME, Green's Island, Ooolation! Outdoor Singing Camp
USA, ME, Rockland, North Atlantic Blues Festival
USA, ME, Rockland, North Atlantic Folk Festival
USA, ME, Sidney, Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival
USA, ME, South Paris, Record Family's Bluesgrass Festival
USA, ME, Washington, Meadowlark Music Camp
USA, MI, Evart, Evart Downtown Summer Musicale
USA, MI, Evart, Independence Day Party in the Park
USA, MI, Evart, Non-Electric Musical FunFest
USA, MN, Chisholm, Blues on the Range
USA, MN, Collegeville, Swayed Pines Folk Festival
USA, MN, Duluth, Bayfront Blues Festival
USA, MN, Duluth, Amazing Grace Bayfront Music Festival
USA, MN, Duluth, International Folk Festival
USA, MN, Faribault, Tree Frog Music Festival
USA, MN, Minneapolis, Nordic Roots Festival
USA, MN, New London, New London Music Festival
USA, MN, Northfield, Hardanger Fiddle Association of America (HFAA) Annual Workshops
USA, MN, Plymouth, Winter Bluegrass Weekend
USA, MN, Shakopee, Minnesota Renaissance Festival
USA, MN, St Hilaire, All Nations Cultural Festival
USA, MN, St Paul, Festival of Nations
USA, MN, St Paul, Irish Fair
USA, MN, St Paul, Macalester College Scottish Country Fair
USA, MN, St Paul, Minnesota Folk Festival
USA, MN, St Paul, Celtic Connection
USA, MN, St Peter, Rock Bend Folk Festival
USA, MN, Two Harbors, Two Harbors Folk Festival
USA, MN, Winsted, Winstock Country Music and Camping Festival
USA, MN, Zimmerman, Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
USA, MO, Lake Ozark, Schwagstock 10
USA, MO, Leasburg, Schwagstock 11
USA, MO, Lesterville, Salmonfest
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Contemporary Folk Week
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Dulcimer Week
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Music & Dance Week
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Performance Lab
USA, NC, Asheville, Swannanoa Gathering Sing & String Week
USA, NC, Black Mountain, Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)
USA, NC, Charlotte, Music Row to Charlotte Songwriters Conference and Showcase
USA, NC, Durham, Festival for the Eno
USA, NC, Durham, Heritage at Hayti Series Blues Festival
USA, NC, Littleton, Butterwood Bluegrass Festival
USA, NC, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Oyster Festival
USA, NC, Sugar Grove, Doc Watson Music Fest
USA, NC, Wilmington, Cape Fear Blues Festival
USA, NH, Chichester, Merrimack Valley Bluegrass Festival
USA, NH, Lyman, Family Week
USA, NH, Newbury, League of NH Craftsmen's Fair
USA, NJ, Collingswood, Westmont and Haddonfield, Newton Colony Arts Bank Arts and Music Festival
USA, NJ, Ridgefield, Lilith's Child Webzine's Summer Showcase 2001
USA, NM, Santa Fe, Thirsty Ear Festival
USA, NM, Taos, ZoukFest 2001 - International Bouzouki Festival and Music Week
USA, NV, Las Vegas, Tim Sweeney Music Business Strategy Conference
USA, NY, Altamont, Irish Music & Arts Festival
USA, NY, Ancramdale, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
USA, NY, Brooklyn, Park Slope Old-Time & Bluegrass Jamboree
USA, NY, Cooperstown, New York Regional Sacred Harp Sing
USA, NY, East Durham, Catskills Irish Arts Week
USA, NY, East Durham, Irish Tradional Music Festival
USA, NY, Ellenville, Blues 2000 and 1 Festival
USA, NY, Harlem, New York, Sugar Hill Jazz Festival
USA, NY, Hillsdale, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
USA, NY, Hillsdale, Winterhawk 2000 - Bluegrass & Beyond
USA, NY, Mumford, Fiddlers' Fair
USA, NY, New York, International Guitar Seminars - Acoustic Blues and Slide Guitar Workshop
USA, NY, New York, Interactive Music Xpo (IMX)
USA, NY, Olivebridge, SummerSongs: A Songwriters' Summer Camp
USA, NY, Pittsford, Solidarity Music Festival
USA, NY, Riverhead, Riverhead Free Blues Festival
USA, NY, Sherman, Great Blue Heron Music Festival
USA, NY, Smithtown, Old Time Fiddle Festival
USA, OH, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Celtic Music and Cultural Festival
USA, OH, Cleveland, American Music Masters Conference
USA, OH, Hudson, Western Reserve Folk Festival at Case-Barlow Farm
USA, OH, Old Washington, Mountain Heir Bluegerass Festival
USA, OK, Grove, Arts, Crafts, Music & Cajun Festival
USA, OK, Grove, Jana Jae Fiddle Camp & Music Fest
USA, OK, Okemah, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
USA, OR, Albany, Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering
USA, OR, Corbett, Balkanalia!
USA, OR, Eugene, Oregon Festival of American Music
USA, OR, Portland, Accent on Music Guitar Seminar
USA, OR, Sisters, Sisters Folk Festival
USA, PA, Bethlehem, Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival
USA, PA, Clarion, Cook Forest Folk Gathering
USA, PA, Clarion, Clarion Folk College
USA, PA, Forksville, SSHH Festivals Summer Beach Party 2001
USA, PA, Gettysburg, Adams County Irish Festival
USA, PA, Johnstown, Johnstown FolkFest
USA, PA, Lancaster Co., Celtic Fling
USA, PA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival
USA, PA, Plowville, Central Pennsylvania Irish Festival
USA, PA, Schwenksville, Philadelphia Folk Festival
USA, PA, Springs, Springs Folk Festival
USA, RI, Charlestown, Rhythm & Roots Festival
USA, RI, Newport, JVC Jazz Festival
USA, RI, Newport, Newport Folk Festival
USA, RI, Providence, Convergence XIV International Arts Festival
USA, RI, Providence, Providence Jazz & Blues Festival
USA, RI, Providence, Providence International Mandolin Festival
USA, RI, West Greenwich, Irish Music Weekend Festival
USA, SD, Canton, Sioux River Folk Festival
USA, TN, Cookeville, Mid-America Bluegrass Festival
USA, TN, Jackson, Rockabilly Fest 2001
USA, TN, Nashville, Americana Music Association Membership Meeting & Conference
USA, TN, Nashville, NashCamp Songwriter Week
USA, TN, Nashville, OpryFest Bluegrass Jamboree
USA, TN, Nashville, Mud/Bongo After Hours
USA, TX, Kerrville, Kerrville Folk Festival
USA, TX, Rockport, Music of the Sea Festival
USA, UT, Moab, Voluntary Exile - Moab Writers' Conference
USA, UT, Park City, Founders Title Company Folk & Bluegrass Festival
USA, VA, Fredericksburg, Little Welsh Festival
USA, VA, Front Royal, Front Royal Bluegrass Festival
USA, VA, Herndon, Herndon Blues Fest
USA, VA, Orkney Springs, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Folk Fest
USA, VA, Radford, Radford Highlanders Festival
USA, VA, Richmond, Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival
USA, VA, Richmond, State Fair of Virginia Fiddle Contest
USA, VA, Roanoke, Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend 2001
USA, VA, Washington, Song Camp Weekend in the Country
USA, VT, Addison, Mountain Singing Camp
USA, VT, Brandon, Basin Bluegrass Festival
USA, VT, Burlington, Champlain Valley Folk Festival
USA, VT, Middlebury, Middlebury Festival On-The-Green
USA, VT, Middletown Springs, SolarFest 2001 - Music Festival and Renewable Energy Fair
USA, VT, Poultney, Green Mountain College Welsh Heritage Festival
USA, WA, Mount Vernon, Northwest Regional Harp Competition
USA, WA, Mount Vernon, Skagit Valley Highland Games & Scottish Faire
USA, WA, Port Townsend, Over-the-Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival
USA, WA, Redmond, WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)
USA, WA, Seattle, Puget Sound Zydeco Dance Camp
USA, WA, Whidbey Island, Deception Pass Music Festival
USA, WA, Winthrop, Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
USA, WI, Downtown Dodgeville, Dodgeville Blues Fest
USA, WI, East Troy, Stringalong Weekend
USA, WI, LaCrosse, Great River Folk Festival
USA, WI, Lakeland, Wisconsin Folk Fest
USA, WI, Manitowoc, Acoustic Fest
USA, WI, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School
USA, WI, Shawano, Old Time Music & Craft Festival
USA, WV, Capon Bridge, Dance Week
USA, WV, Capon Bridge, English Dance Musicians Course
USA, WV, Capon Bridge, Family Week
USA, WV, Capon Bridge, Nordic Fiddles and Feet
USA, WV, Clifftop, Appalachian String Band Music Festival
USA, WV, Elkins, Blues Week & Swing Week
USA, WV, Elkins, Cajun-Creole Week & Old-Time Week
USA, WV, Elkins, Dance Week & Bluegrass Week
USA, WV, Elkins, Great Augusta Festival
USA, WV, Elkins, Irish Week
USA, WV, Elkins, October Old-Time Week & Fiddlers' Reunion
USA, WV, Elkins, Vocal Week & Guitar Week
USA, WV, Kearneysville, Country Roads Folk Festival
USA, WV, Paw Paw, Avalon Folk Fest 2001
USA, WY, Douglas, Laramie Peak Bluegrass Festival
USA, WY, Kemmerer, Oyster Ridge Music Festival

06 Dec 01 - 07:13 PM (#605289)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: GUEST,Board Member CTMS

California Traditional Music Society presents the 20th Annual Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival on June 21-23 at Soka University, Calabasas, California. Web site is Participatory festival with workshops, demonstrations and concerts.

06 Dec 01 - 07:40 PM (#605306)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: IvanB

Actually, Joe and JenEllen, although the National Folk Festival link wtill works, the festival finished its three year run in East Lansing with the 2001 season and will move to (I think) Portland, Maine beginning in 2002. I don't know whether the same link will be retained or not.

07 Dec 01 - 06:53 AM (#605583)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Skipper Jack

Swansea Maritime & Sea Shanty Festival. Maritime Quarter, Swansea. 12th-14th July 2002.

07 Dec 01 - 09:10 AM (#605642)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Alio

And now for the North West of England!! Saddleworth Folk Festival, July 19-21, 2002 (award-winning website!!)

08 Dec 01 - 05:53 PM (#606446)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Susanne (skw)

I haven't found a link to Germany's biggest folk festival, the Tanz&FolkFest Rudolstadt, which usually takes place on the first weekend in July.

14 Feb 02 - 07:57 PM (#650414)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Mr Red
Folk W/e in Bishop's Castle Shropshire, May 24-26 (not BH)
Dinner & show with Julie Felix (We're all going to the Castle tomorrow, rep, rep, We can stay all day),
Hail! Joe le Taxi  (cajun), shanty sessions run by Martin Hugill (son of), ceilidh from Aardvark (never hurt any one),
the incomparable Mal Brown teamed to Terry Tandler telling tall tummy tickling tales (te he),
Jan's Blackboard Van to keep the kiddies amused all day.... showers, swimming, crafts, food, (vege & other)
Two real ale breweries (3 Tuns & 6 Bells) in town, which will go down very nicely.
Especially the special brew specially brewed for the w/e
Oh! and real lemonade on tap. (So good they write songs about it, you know.)

14 Feb 02 - 11:34 PM (#650589)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Charlie Baum

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, on the Mall in Washington, DC.

The Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.

--Charlie Baum

15 Feb 02 - 11:00 AM (#650828)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: JenEllen

Natl. Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia
Vandalia Gathering, Charleston, WV -USA
(Thanks Hrothgar and Janie)

15 Feb 02 - 03:19 PM (#651002)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Janie

JenEllen--FYI for some reason the link to the Vandalia Gathering is not working. Thanks, Janie

16 Feb 02 - 05:45 AM (#651411)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Jack The Lad

To whomever it may concern ( Joe Offer) The address for the Jacobs Ladder festival in Israel has been changed and should now read

Thanks, Jack The Lad

11 Mar 02 - 06:57 PM (#667283)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Mr Red

UK, Upton upon Severn Cajun & Zydeco festival, April 13/14
Joe le Taxi, Zigazag, K-Zee, & Catfish
more details at

11 Mar 02 - 06:59 PM (#667286)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread
From: George Seto -

Celtic Colours Festival - Cape Breton Island

11 Mar 02 - 09:25 PM (#667386)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Paul G.

The Florida Folk Festival site will be changing because of a change of the State agency doing the production this year -- will advise as soon as I know.

A few others I know of (need blue clicky help please)...South Florida Folk Festival Suwanee Springfest (Live Oak Florida)and Magniolia Music Festival -- -- Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

11 Mar 02 - 10:09 PM (#667417)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: harpgirl

Paul, the Florida Folk Festival is still at White Springs. Jon Kay who works for the Park Service/DEP is producing.

12 Mar 02 - 07:20 AM (#667557)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Paul G.

Yeah, Harp, I know the phyical location is the same -- I meant to say it's the web site that changed.


12 Mar 02 - 11:30 AM (#667664)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: Skipper Jack

The Swansea Maritime & Shanty Festival 12th-14th July 2002

The Mumbles Maritime Festival 10th-11th August 2002

Full Details: Skipper Jack - (Please note change of e-mail address)

13 Jun 02 - 05:15 AM (#729009)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: GUEST,Sir Roger de Beverley

The People's Voice Free Folk Festival and Shanty Event replaces the Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival for 2002.Dates are 21st -23rd June 2002. Everything is free including camping, concerts and ceilidh

For details check out and


13 Jun 02 - 07:24 AM (#729062)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: IanC

Here's a tiny free festival in the car park and garden of one pub in a largish village in Hertfordshire, England. Not all folk, but live music and good beer.

2nd Ashwell Solstice Festival 2002
Rose & Crown, Ashwell

Events Programme

Friday 21st 20:15 Tam Lin (trad & modern folk trio)
Saturday 22nd 14:00 Childrens Entertainer
Saturday 22nd 20:15 Harley ('60s/'70s rock band)
Sunday 23rd 14:00 Band – TBA
Sunday 23rd 20:15 Mega Folk Session


Mini Beer Fest (about 12 beers)
Childrens Entertainment

Anyone who can make the Sunday evening session will be more than welcome ... also a chance to try and drink all the remaining beer!

Cheers! Ian

13 Jun 02 - 02:42 PM (#729368)
Subject: RE: Folk Festivals PermaThread™
From: GUEST,SueH

Saturday 29th June
12 noon til 7.30pm
Hitchin FREE Folk In The Park
Free one-day festival run by Baldock & Letchworth's Folk Club, the Mad Nanny. Guests include Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Siansa and Mary Humphries and Anahata. See the Mad Nanny web site for further details - Mad Nanny and information on current bookings.

14 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM (#802900)
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From: GUEST,Sally Potter

How about a festival where the folks who attend do all of the singing!

The Mid-Winter Singing Festival will kick off this Jan 31-Feb 1, 2003 in East Lansing, MI

Two huge evening concerts where four well-known folk musicians LEAD the audience in 16 well-known songs (different selections each night) General Admission tickets $12/10/8.

Twelve FREE workshops on Saturday afternoon. Again, the attendees sing WITH the songleaders. All afternoon.

Sponsored by the 30 -yr. old, healthy Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse, The City of East Lansing, and Double Play Sports.

ALL details are at

Are you interested in promoting/running a festival like this in your neck of the woods? Contact me and I can help with tickets/ visit this one.

Folks love to sing. In our society, folks don't get to sing enough. Why not a festival where the songs are the stars of the shows AND everyone makes up the gorgeous sound...all weekend long.

Thanks for the opportunity to help spread the word.

Sally Potter, Mid-Winter Folk Festival Director

15 Oct 02 - 07:59 AM (#803437)
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From: Bat Goddess

Portsmouth (NH USA) Maritime Folk Festival

Just completed its third year. Usually held in late September. Mostly free except for Saturday night concert.

Songs of Sail sponsored by the Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

Also just completed its third year this past June. Festival usually held in late June. Free except for Friday and Saturday night concerts.


23 Jan 03 - 10:14 AM (#872815)
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From: Mr Happy

Here in England & Wales we are once again on the threshold of the Folk Festival season.

Camping, singing, music making, dancing, eating, drinking & cavorting,meeting up with old friends, & generally making merry in the great outdoors, with plenty of good company & great craic!

A tremendous opportunity presents itself for 'mass disobedience' & flouting of the obscenely restrictive Public Entertainment Licencing rules.

Will the 'jobsworths' be hard on our tails, stopping spontaneous outbreaks of humming, whistling,rhythmic swaying,foot tapping, clapping, & so on?

Could there be mass arrests of subversive criminal morris dancers & folk musicians & singers?

Those with caravans on festival campsites could engage in holding 'legal' music sessions in their vans by towing them around the field, thus taking advantage of the 'moving vehicle' exemption!

The authorities would need to set up special fenced camps with watchtowers to contain the hundreds of trios of 'Somerset folksingers'
& other traditional culture political prisoners!

And of course Howells'[Jowett's] & Blair's secret agenda stealth tax in the form of £20,000 per head in fines could be justified by all the £millions raised to subsidise 'our boys'& 'their boys' sponsored murder & maiming in the next Middle East conflict.

What say you?

24 Jan 03 - 06:07 AM (#873635)
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From: Mr Happy

Chester Folk Festival
Friday 23rd May - Monday 26th May 2003
(Spring Bank Holiday Weekend)
Guests booked so far include:

The John Wright Band
The Old Rope String Band
Tim Laycock
Joe Broughton & Kevin Dempsey
James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan
Louis Killen
John Spiers & Jon Boden
Hilary Spencer
Barrie & Ingrid Temple
Bob Fox
Hoover the Dog
Red 10
His Worship & the Pig
Family Events & Children's Entertainment
For more information phone 01352 762931
or e-mail
or send SAE to 21 Dee Fords Avenue, Chester, CH3 5UP
Or watch this space!

24 Jan 03 - 07:02 AM (#873647)
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From: Alio

6th Saddleworth Folk Festival (Junction 22 M62)
July 18-20 2003

Artists booked include:
Eric Bogle (1st night of his UK tour)
Waterson Carthy
Old Rope String band
John Connolly & Robin Garside
Stanley Accrington
John Prentice (with Hiring Fair and Song Game)
The Waite Collective
Barrie & Ingrid Tempple
Firm Friends
LocTup Together
Copper Kettle......and lots more!

Concerts, ceilidh, singarounds (excellent!), sessions, childrens entertainment, parade, large craft fair, hilarious War of the Roses ---- all for £24 for the whole weekend.

For more info. visit, or call Ali on 01457-870391

14 Oct 06 - 09:53 AM (#1858644)
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From: Suffet

Sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.
New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club

Eisteddfod New York Festival of Traditional Music
November 17-19, 2006

to take place at
The Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81st Street
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY

For information visit the Eisteddfod New York website.

02 Jul 10 - 03:41 AM (#2938329)
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From: Sooz

Ashover Well-Dressed Festival starts today! (Derbyshire)

04 Dec 10 - 12:03 PM (#3046256)
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From: GUEST,Mariposa Folk Festival 2011

The 51st Mariposa Folk Festival will be held July 8th to 10th, at Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario. Forinformation go to

04 Dec 10 - 12:06 PM (#3046259)
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From: GUEST,Mariposa Folk Festival 2011

2011 Mariposa Folk Festival, Tudhope Park, Orillia, Ontario

29 May 11 - 12:07 PM (#3162162)
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From: GUEST,Stevie Pettipas

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29 May 11 - 01:10 PM (#3162193)
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From: Girl Friday

Hi everybody

Just a little Folk Day in North East Kent, but it's ours:

Good performers coming

June 25th 2011

Crayside Folk Day

24 Oct 13 - 09:40 AM (#3569594)
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From: Jack Campin

A festival in northern Italy which has a small but up to date page listing other festivals, mainly in southern Europe: