Programme

Friday

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers + Hicks & Goulbourn

8pm — 10:15pm

CONCERT A The festival opens in Derby Cathedral with a performance from the fab duo, Hicks and Goulbourn, followed by  a full concert from Rachael McShane & The Cartographers.   20:00 – 20:45   Hicks & Goulbourn 21:00 – 22:15   Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
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The Urban Folk Quartet

CONCERT B The Urban Folk Quartet perform a late night set in the Old Bell Hotel – this is a standing / dancing event
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Saturday

Kongero

11:30am — 12:30pm

CONCERT C Kongero perform a full set in Derby Cathedral
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Dance Spots

Folk 3D have been putting together some great dance spots to brighten up the streets again this year. We’re very grateful to Cathedral Quarter Derby for supporting us with the Music and Dance fringe events this year, and helping us to ensure that these elements can continue.   Keep an eye out on The Waterfall […]
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Market Place Fringe Stage

11am — 5:30pm

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Saturday Sing

12:45pm — 2:15pm

Lester Simpson brings his wonderful singing workshop back to the festival. Free to holders of any concert ticket – subject to limited capacity of the venue
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Moirai – Framed: The Alice Wheeldon Story

CONCERT D We’re delighted to see Moirai launch their new album during a special concert in The Old Bell Hotel…   Alice, well known & respected in Derby, was a feisty, principled working woman. As free thinkers, Alice & her family supported women’s suffrage & emancipation, rational dress & mixed bathing, social justice & were […]
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Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman + Phil Doleman

2:15pm — 4pm

CONCERT E Opening up with the incredible Uke playing of Phil Doleman, the afternoon concert then features Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman in Derby Cathedral 14:15 – 14:45   Phil Doleman 15:00 – 16:00   Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman
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Kitty Macfarlane

CONCERT F Kitty performs a solo set in The Old Bell Hotel
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Village Folk Clubrooms

4pm — 5:30pm

Village Folk present – The Kimberleys
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Bob Fox + Katie Spencer

5:30pm — 7:15pm

CONCERT G A set from Katie Spencer, followed by a concert from Bob Fox
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Barry Coope introduces Kongero

CONCERT H Barry Coope performs a few solo songs, whilst introducing songs from Kongero
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Village Folk Clubrooms

7:15pm — 8:30pm

Village Folk present – Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
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De Temps Antan

9pm — 10:15pm

CONCERT I A full concert from De Temps Antan, in Derby Cathedral  
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Late Night with Kip and Dave

CONCERT J Winter Wilson perform a late night set, in the Old Bell Hotel – no doubt with a guest spot or two…
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Sunday

Dance Spots

Folk 3D have been putting together some great dance spots to brighten up the streets again this year. We’re very grateful to Cathedral Quarter Derby for supporting us with the Music and Dance fringe events this year, and helping us to ensure that these elements can continue.   Keep an eye out on The Waterfall […]
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Folk Festival Eucharist

10:45am — 12pm

Do join us at Derby Cathedral for a Folk Festival Eucharist on Sunday 6 October at 10.45 am. Derby Cathedral Choir will sing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (whose music was heavily inspired by folk music) and Thomas Ravenscroft accompanied by instrumentalists in the west gallery tradition. This will be an all age service with […]
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Nick Hart + Steve Turner

CONCERT K A set from Steve Turner, followed by another from Nick Hart
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Market Place Fringe Stage

1pm — 7pm

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John Birmingham Cup

1:45pm — 3:30pm

Join us for the 1st heat of the 2019-2020 John Birmingham Cup – Folk Songwriting Competition, hosted by Folk 3D This ever-popular event costs £5 to enter, but is free to all those watching and supporting. We’re delighted that Jo Freya and Nick Hart join us as judges this year. You can find the poster, […]
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Andy Irvine + Luke Jackson

3:30pm — 5:30pm

CONCERT L A set from Luke Jackson, followed by an intimate performance by Andy Irvine
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The Willows + Winter Wilson

7:30pm — 9:30pm

CONCERT M The Willows close the Weekender with a full set in the Old Bell Hotel, following an opening spot from our wonderful festival friends, Kip and Dave.   19:30 – 20:00   Winter Wilson 20:15 – 21:30   The Willows
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