Concerts

Friday

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

We have a great evening concert to get the festival going this year, with some amazing music in quite different styles – we’re genuinely delighted that all three acts can be with us this year, and know you’ll have a great time watching and listening to them. 19:00 – 19:45    The Hut People 20:00 […]
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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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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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Saturday

Saturday Marquee Curtain Raiser

12pm — 1pm

Join Rusty Shackle for a high energy way to start your festival day!
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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,
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The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

12:30pm — 1:30pm

John Watterson has performed the songs of Jake Thackray at festivals, concerts, clubs, after dinner venues and – most specially – to members of Jake’s family. Jake’s songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC – and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one off, his poetry […]
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Saturday Clubrooms Special

1pm — 2:20pm

Join us in the Clubrooms for an intimate concert with Robyn Johnson, and The Heartless Tarts
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CBS and Friends

2:45pm — 4:15pm

A special concert featuring the very special trio – Coope Boyes and Simpson – and some of their many friends, who come together to help celebrate what is billed as their last public performance. Expect wonderful music, and a few damp eyes…
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Guildhall Sat Afternoon

3:30pm — 4:30pm

A concert with a duo who have graced the Guildhall’s stage in the past (at an EFDSS Folk Rising concert) – this will be a beautifully sounding event…
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Cathedral Saturday Teatime

4:15pm — 6:15pm

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 features a performance from someone on their first visit to us, and one who was with us last year… we know they’ll both be fantastic! NB: Marc Block’s performance […]
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Village Folk Clubrooms

5:30pm — 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 Oka Vanga – a lovely folk and roots duo – and will be making sure you have a great time!
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Guildhall Sat Evening

6:15pm — 7:15pm

Another duo in the Guildhall, and again, we’re thrilled to have them with us… It’s not a superlative to say, this will be another fabulous event!
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Saturday Night Marquee

7pm — 10:45pm

The final concert of Saturday is (in our opinion, and we hope you’ll agree) an absolute cracker! Timings are as follows – three full sets, and a bit of time in between to refresh yourselves… 19:15 – 20:00   Winter Wilson 20:15 – 21:15   Nancy Kerr & James Fagan 21:30 – 22:45   Show of […]
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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’ll have kicked things off at mid-day in the marquee, and we know Rusty Shackle will still be going strong at the end of the night!
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Sunday

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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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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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 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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