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 village of Edgworth near Bolton in Lancashire. It usually takes place 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. The Festival is in its 11th year now, and has established a reputation of being relaxed, friendly and welcoming.

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Festival raised £4000 for the support of the Barlow. Thank you to everyone who contributed and made this possible.

  The 2022 Festival is planned for Friday 7th - Sunday 9th October  

          Artists appearing

Close Quarters  A two, sometimes 3 or even 4 part harmony group hailing from the Lake District

Marie Little

Wet the Tea

Pete & Barbara Snape

Demdike's Cat

Matilda Trio

Scold’s Bridle

Mikey Kenney

Steve Canavan

Millstone Ceilidh Band

Richard Moss

Yesterday's Men with Gerry Ffrench

Nat Clare

       Ticket Prices :

Full Weekend Ticket : £35 (£30 if bought by 2 September )

Friday : £10

Saturday all day and evening: £25

Saturday daytime only : £15

Saturday evening concert : £15

Sunday : £10


Under 16s are free but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Students half price.

To book email folkatthebarlow@gmail.com or download booking form here -->


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