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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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. Why not pop by and enjoy the Cathedral Choir singing a great traditional service, through which a folk-music […]
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Sunday Marquee Curtain Raiser

11:30am — 12:30pm

They blew us all away last year in the Guildhall Theatre, so we’re thrilled to have Kim and the band back with us again this year – kicking off the Sunday in the marquee
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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 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

12:30pm — 2pm

Following an opening set from a special guest, we’re very excited to bring The Willows to the Guildhall Theatre for a great concert.
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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. The competition will start at 2.30pm, and will run for as long as it takes to hear all of the entries (or until 4pm at the latest!) – get along early […]
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Sunday Specials

2pm — 4:15pm

Sunday afternoons are made for listening to fantastic music (well, they are during a festival!), and we’re confident this will be a great concert… A superb duo set from Greg and Ciaran, followed by a fab trio led by the fabulous Daoiri Farell.
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Guildhall Teatime

4:15pm — 6pm

We’ll kick things off with a wonderful opening set from a special guest, and then there’s a full performance from an act that we’ve loved for years – Lady Maisery!
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Sunday Sing

4:30pm — 6pm

Join Lester Simpson for a fun and productive workshop in harmony singing… Always popular, and always a delight to have Lester with us.
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Sunday Night Marquee

6:15pm — 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! Two superb acts, that […]
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