Bedford Hotel

The Bedford Hotel on the Esplanade is a long established festival venue with popular concerts in their function room and sessions in the bar. Access is via three steps. A wheelchair ramp is available.


EFDSS presents Folk Rising Plus – a series of lunchtime concerts featuring emerging young artists.

Sunday 5th August – Matt Quinn, Megan Wisdom, Shorelark

Monday 6th August – Alden, Patterson & Dipper, Jack Rutter, Gemma Khawaja

Tuesday 7th August – Georgia Lewis, Rowan Godell, Lucy Emmett

Wednesday 8th August – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Counter’s Creek, Nidd


Afternoon concerts feature Tannara, Saltfishforty, Steve Tilston, The Rowsome Family, Kinnaris Quintet, Ryan Young with Jenn Butterworth, The Valiant Dance Band, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, The Rowsome Family and many more.


Evening Concerts include Narthen, Eli West, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Jez Lowe, John Doyle, Pete Coe, Katie Howson & Martin Brinsford, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds, The Drystones, Rowan Piggott and Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail among others.

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