Programme

Friday

Fringe: Craft Fair (Market Place)

FREE ENTRY – even without a festival ticket. Throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair on the Market Place featuring a whole range of fantastic goods.  These events take place at various times through the year in Derby, and we’re really pleased that the organisers have come on board […]
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Sinfonia Viva – Folk Reflections 1

5:45pm — 6:45pm

It is great to have Sinfonia Viva as part of the festival again, and this year they are bringing a wind quintet to the Cathedral! Festival wristband wearers get in to either concert FREE, so why not grab an hour of wonderful music during Friday evening.
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Friday Night Marquee

7pm — 10:45pm

Our Friday night headliners won’t be announced until March… so until then, you’ll have to trust us – you’ll love them! Timings are approximate, and will be finalised once all artists and events are scheduled.  
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Sinfonia Viva – Folk Reflections 2

7:30pm — 8:30pm

It is great to have Sinfonia Viva as part of the festival again, and this year they are bringing a wind quintet to the Cathedral! Festival wristband wearers get in to either concert FREE, so why not grab an hour of wonderful music during Friday evening.
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Dreaming The Night Field

7:30pm — 9:10pm

Dreaming The Night Field: A Legend of Wales Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in this spellbinding new storytelling and music performance which evokes the ancient Welsh legend of The Fourth Branch of The Mabinogion. Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and storyteller, provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a […]
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Derby Ceilidhs – Festival Ceilidh with Outlandish Knights

7:30pm — 11pm

Derby Ceilidhs put on some great dances in the city, and last year, as we were lacking in space to put in a big dance event of our own, we asked them if they’d like to get involved and organise a special festival event. They brought in Hekety, and everyone had a fantastic night of dancing! […]
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Friday Night Session

FREE ENTRY – even without a festival ticket. Bring an instrument or your voice, and join in… or if nobody is playing, start something! The sessions in the Tudor Bar last festival were terrific fun – and we know it will be the same this time round.
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Friday Night Late and Cajun

A great night of Cajun Americana and Celtic music from Swamp Trash – keeping the Old Bell buzzing until late!
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