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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Derby Cathedral Eucharist Service

10:45am — 12pm

We’re delighted that again, this year, Derby Cathedral have really got behind the festival with support, enthusiasm, and music… Derby Cathedral’s usual 10.45am Eucharist service is filled with centuries-old singing with sometimes delicate, sometimes thundering organ accompaniment. On Folk Festival Sunday, a special Harvest theme will run through the service. Why not pop by and […]
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Sunday Marquee Curtain Raiser

11:30am — 12:30pm

An extremely well known set of names, coming together in a new band… we know this will be a popular start to the Sunday – come and join them!
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Wake Up Ceilidh Bop

Start your Sunday off with a dance! Join us in the Old Bell Hotel for a great ceilidh – bop… a mix of called, and some free dancing.
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Sunday Dance Displays

FREE TO WATCH – even without a festival ticket. Dance displays throughout the Cathedral Quarter – curated by Folk 3D. A full schedule of dance sides and locations will be available closer to the festival.
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Sunday Session

FREE ENTRY – even without a festival ticket. Music in the fabulous Tudor Bar… made by our friends (you!)
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Sunday Folk Clubrooms

12:30pm — 2pm

Join Kip and Dave in song, music and story – floor spots, guests, and a great atmosphere!
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Sunday Old Bell Fringe

Our great friends Furthest From The Sea are looking after the fringe events in the Old Bell Hotel once again. Evening concerts on Friday and Saturday are ticketed, but these events are FREE, whether you have a festival ticket or not – come along and enjoy some great music! This year, there is music in the Ballroom, and also […]
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Guildhall Sunday Lunch

12:45pm — 1:45pm

A concert in the company of Kim, and the Greenwood… we know you’ll love this one.
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The John Birmingham Cup

2:30pm — 4pm

  Once again we’re delighted that Folk 3D are back in the Clubrooms, hosting a heat in the John Birmingham Cup – Folk song-writing competition. We’ll update this page with all of the full details, but for now, you’ll find last year’s application form, and the competition rules below…     John Birmingham Cup, Application […]
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Sunday Specials

2pm — 4:15pm

The first part of this great concert sees festival patron John Tams introducing the Songman himself, Bob Fox, as he brings songs from War Horse to the stage. Following on from that will be a trio who delighted us a couple of years ago, and Leveret continue to have that effect on everyone who sees […]
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Guildhall Teatime

4:15pm — 6pm

Both of this afternoon’s acts will have performed elsewhere in the day in other venues – here’s a chance to catch them in the same concert, in the wonderful Guildhall Theatre.
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Sunday Sing

4:30pm — 6pm

Having not been able to be with us last year, and after what will have been an emotional CBS concert on Saturday, we know this will be busy… Join Lester Simpson for a fun and productive workshop in harmony singing.
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Sunday Night Marquee

6pm — 8:30pm

The festival will close with a concert that will have you dancing in your seats or on your feet – and as our tradition has it, we’ll send you on our way with a “flyer-flower” in your hands and the words of “Rolling Home” in your head and on your lips! Timings are approximate, and […]
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