Fringe Events

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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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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Saturday

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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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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Flashmob Ceilidh

11am — 12pm

If you’re reading this, you’ll be one of those in the know!  A Flashmob is a surprise – and to the shoppers on the streets, it will be – but for you, this is a chance to dance at, or play in, an open air ceilidh! Join us on the Market Place at the Waterfall […]
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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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A Call From On High

As well as bringing the superb Friday night wind quintet concerts to Derby Cathedral, Sinfonia Viva have been working on an exciting “site specific” project which will be showcased as part of the festival on Saturday. These will be free performances, out in the open , and will take place at 12pm, 3pm and 5pm […]
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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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Sunday

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 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 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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