Programme

Saturday

Fringe: Craft Fair (Market Place)

FREE ENTRY - even without a festival ticket. Throughout Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair on the Market Place featuring a whole range of fantastic goods.
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Saturday 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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Bluegrass in the City

11:30am — 12:30pm

Featuring Midnight Skyracer
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Saturday 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 […]
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Saturday 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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Cathedral Saturday Lunchtime

12:30pm — 2:30pm

“Everyone is welcome” in Derby Cathedral, and we know lots of you will want to join us for the great concerts again this year… great acts in a great venue!
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Guildhall Sat Afternoon

12:30pm — 1:30pm

Joining us from Canada is the exceptional Dan McKinnon – performing a set in his own right (he’s also playing the music of Stan Rogers in the Old Bell!), we know this will be a fabulous concert
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No Petticoats Here

4pm — 5:15pm

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan shares the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations through original song and storytelling. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and […]
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Sheffield Made

2:30pm — 4:15pm

Join Melrose Quartet as they put together a really special concert where they’ll play as their quartet, as their duos of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, and Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, and also with some special guests that they’re bringing along!
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Cathedral Saturday Teatime

4:30pm — 6:30pm

“Everyone is welcome” in Derby Cathedral, and we know lots of you will want to join us for the great concerts again this year. This one begins with the delightful accapela trio that is The Heartless Tarts, and closes with a superb duo – Sally Barker & Brooks Williams  
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Village Folk Clubrooms

4:30pm — 7pm

Village Folk bring the ethos and enjoyment that sees some fabulous concerts at the Lawns Hotel in Chellaston, to the Clubrooms. This year, they are presenting artists in an extended event… even more great music, lovingly curated!
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Guildhall Sat Evening

6:15pm — 7:15pm

We were really taken by this performer when we were introduced to her music… superb playing and singing – we know you’ll love her too!
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Saturday Night Marquee

7:15pm — 10:45pm

The final concert of Saturday is always a great occasion, and we’ve got an amazing line up again this year! Timings are as follows – three full sets, and a bit of time in between to refresh yourselves… 19:15 – 20:00   Tom McConville Band 20:15 – 21:15   Steve Tilston (with Hugh Bradley) 21:30 – […]
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Saturday Late Night at The Bell

10:30pm — 11:45pm

We hope you’ve got plenty of stamina, as this will be a fantastic way to finish your day… They’re from the land locked centre of the country, but you’ll be dancing like a pirate on the end of a plank by the end of the night!
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