Goodbyes and New Beginnings

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

Artistic Director Alan Bearman, retiring from his role as Artistic Director at Sidmouth this year after decades at the helm, says: “It’s been a great pleasure to have been involved with this festival for so long. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. I know my successor Tash Daly is full of great ideas […]


Thank You!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

We’ve had such an amazing return to live, in-person music-making and celebration at The Sidmouth Folk Festival this last week. Thanks to every one of YOU who came along and made it such a brilliant event.   John Braithwaite, Festival Director says: “It has been so heart-warming to see everyone back and having such a great […]


A Dream Week Ahead

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 1, 2022

We’ve had such a great time this weekend at Sidmouth Folk Festival – and all is set for a great week ahead! The weather is just right – not too hot, not too cold, no sign of rain. And the atmosphere is even better! There’s a great buzz around town, in the streets and along […]


John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition 2022

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 1, 2022

SOLOS DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Toby Melville Jon Melville 2 Peter Celi-Stamp Chris Rose 3 Jack Worth Jackie Worth       DOUBLES DANCER DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Jameson Wooders Emma Wooders Tom Wright 2 Jack Hawkes Toby Melville Emma Melville 3 Dominic Doran Patrick Sexton Paul Bryan BEST OVER 40 Jameson Wooders With Emma Wooders Tom […]