Whilst we’d love to be giving you details of the festival for 2021, sadly we have more pressing news to pass on, that affects us all in so many ways.


Mick Peat - 1940 to 2021

With a heavy heart, we must share the news that Mick Peat passed away on 22nd January 2021 following a short illness. The news has hit incredibly hard, and all of our thoughts are with Celia and the family at this incredibly difficult time.As festival patron John Tams says “He will forever be our guide and inspiration and always in our thoughts. R.I.P. me duck.”

Alongside the festival, PR Promotions, and all of his far-reaching work in so many areas, Mick was President of a new Derbyshire Arts initiative – in typical Mick fashion, wishing to give all he could, to helping others. Have a look at Drystone Arts, and you’ll be able to see his legacy, and leave a message.

There has been an incredible response on our Facebook page, where there are hundreds of messages and memories. Please have a look at the page, and join us in raising a glass and shedding a tear. x

Derby Folk Festival Facebook Page – A tribute to Mick Peat (1940-2021)

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