Wow! What an amazing time we had at The Sidmouth Folk Festival last week – celebrating our 65th birthday in style – despite the impact of the whirlwind weather on planned finale events. Thanks to all of YOU who came along and made it such a special event. And thanks to both audiences and volunteers […]
32nd John Gasson Jig Competition
What an amazing competition! The variety, depth and interpretation of the jigs of the different traditions was great to watch. It was a journey through the ages; the youngest entrant was 15 and as the dancers progressed in years it was wonderful to see how they had matured, taking on board judges’ comments over the […]
Sidmouth Horse Trials 2019
What a cracking turnout for the 4th Sidmouth Horse (and Beast) Trials at The Sidmouth Folk Festival.Twenty six horses and beasts of disguise competed for the highly coveted Aardman Trophy and Sidmouth Horse Trials rosettes. Papier Mari was finally selected as ‘Horse Of The Year’ in a hotly contested event, with special mention for two […]
A Week of Birthday Treats!
We’ve had a blast this weekend – with festival highlights so far including a show-stopping Spooky Men’s Chorale spectacle, a beautiful intimate show from Steve Knightley and friends, and some energetic dance-floor action with Peatbog Faeries amongst many other great moments! We are now looking forward to the week ahead at the 65th Sidmouth Folk […]
Buying a pint?
We just want to tell you about our 2019 Environmental initiative. As you know our bar prices are very reasonable, especially compared with many Festivals, but this year you will be paying a little extra (£1) for a Souvenir Cup with your 1st pint. We have bought 10,000 reusable Souvenir Pint Drinks Cups for use […]
And We’re Off!
Kicking off last night was a superb sell-out pre-Festival Concert with Tyneside legends, Lindisfarne, who brought the house down with their greatest hits Fog On The Tyne and Meet Me On The Corner amongst their winning repertoire. And not forgetting the traditional informal start to the festival in the Market Square, hosted by Great Western […]
Folk Award Nominations
We are thrilled that so many Sidmouth guests, both present and former, have received well-deserved nominations in this week’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards announcements. Congratulations all! Coming up during the week are some dazzling talents – including an amazing four times nominated Co. Cavan singer Lisa O ‘Neill (Folk Singer Of The Year, Album […]