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

See below & click websites for more info and ..SAVE THE DATE!!!

Caffrey McGurk Madge

Gerry Ffrench

Yesterday's Men

Michelle Holding & Bonz

Pelican Babies

A flavour of the Festival