Edgworth Folk Festival  

The festival is a charity event which is run for the benefit of the Barlow Institute, a community centre and wonderful historic building in the very centre of the village of Edgworth near Bolton in Lancashire. It takes place usually on the first weekend of October. All proceeds go to the Barlow Trust. There are concerts, workshops, singarounds, music sessions, dance displays, a ceilidh, lectures, demonstrations, with a bar and food available. All the artists and workshop leaders give their time and talents for free for which we are immensely grateful. We are proud that the festival attracts guests and visitors from all over the country to share our love of great folk music and camaraderie.

2020 would have been the Festival's 10th anniversary. However, Covid restrictions prevented the 2020 Edgworth Festival from being held.

We are now busy planning 2021 as our 10th festival and sincerely hope that it can take place. We look forward to seeing you all then. Watch this space for news.

The 2021 Festival is being planned for  Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October

Click photos & websites for more info and ..SAVE THE DATE!!!

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Mark Dowding

http://www.markdowding.co.uk/

Talented singer and player of guitar, banjo and concertina drawing on a huge and varied repertoire

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Catherine Ashcroft and Steve Johnston

https://themet.org.uk/event/fara-johnston-ashcroft/

Traditional irish music on the Uileann pipes and much more 

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Stanley Accrington

http://www.stanleyaccrington.me.uk/

Comical and witty author and purveyor of poems, pastiches, parodies and pertinent patter, perhaps with a pinch of pathos

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Corrie Shelley

http://www.corrieshelley.com/

Alluring vocals, moving and inventive self-penned songs from Lancashire singer-songwriter

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Michelle Holding and Bonz

http://www.michelleholding.com/

Dynamic duo of multi-instrumentalists, with striking and distinctive vocals, performing wide-ranging material

Watch the Wall

https://www.facebook.com/Watch-the-Wall-185812445448968

Thoughtful self-penned songs along with traditional Celtic music

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Nick Dow

https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/records/nickdow.html

Relaxingly smooth renditions of mostly traditional songs-with-a-story

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Wet the Tea

https://www.facebook.com/WetTheTeaMusic/

Acclaimed band of energetic multi-instrumentalists with Irish roots, playing jigs, reels and music from other influences

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Caffrey, McGurk, Madge

https://www.caffreymcgurkmadge.com/

Inspired interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk songs, with polished harmonies and choruses

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Still Reeling

https://www.stillreeling.co.uk/

Energetic and varied dance music from talented local ceilidh band

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Pelican babies

http://pelicanbabies.co.uk/

Well-crafted fine songs, lovely vocals,  accompanied by guitars, harmonica and , amazingly, digeridoo

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Tacklers' Tales

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNR4LreBDu4

Lancashire-focused songs, poems, dialect and yarns with great humour and music

The 2021 Festival is being planned for  Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October

Here's hoping that it can go ahead - watch this space and  ..SAVE THE DATE!!!

A flavour of the Festival from 2019

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