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Rusty Pig Join Us For 2019

by James Garrett • March 29, 2019

Ottery St Mary-based caterers Rusty Pig will be laying on a wonderful spread at the Ham this year. Rusty Pig started out as a butcher’s shop, in 2011, with a weekend supper club but as time went on, the quirky restaurant and catering business took over. Robin’s commitment to using only locally sourced ingredients, seasonal […]


Fair play… at The Sidmouth Folk Festival

by James Garrett • March 8, 2019

Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day and The Sidmouth Folk Festival is celebrating the many women musicians, singers, dancers and educators who perform on its stages and across a diverse range of events for all ages. Outstanding instrumentalists including the mighty Shee, flute-toting Sarah Allen (Flook), bodhran-beating Tania Buisse (Topette!) and guitar-picking ace Gwenifer […]


Applications for trading at the Craft Village are NOW OPEN!

by James Garrett • February 25, 2019

We are looking for traders that predominantly make what they sell as well as those providing entertainment such as hair braiders, tarot readers, masseuses and other fun bits too – if you have an idea, I’d love to hear it! We will also be timetabling entertainment throughout the week so if you would like to […]


Last Call For Super Early Bird Tickets

by James Garrett • February 8, 2019

Only a few tickets remain at Super Early Bird prices for an outstanding Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019 from 2nd – 9th August. We expect them to be gone by the end of this weekend, so make sure you get in now and book your best value tickets. This is your final opportunity to grab the best possible deal […]


Line-up Additions + Super Early Bird Tickets Running Out

by James Garrett • January 30, 2019

Latest News… Popular 8-piece folk-rock band Merry Hell headline Saturday night at The Bulverton, as part of a full week of upbeat roots dance party programming. Special Shows Living By The Sea: Building on its popular debut last year, this Sidmouth-focused feast of words and music sees storyteller Matthew Crampton, musical director Paul Sartin and […]


The Sidmouth Seaside Stompers

by James Garrett • January 16, 2019

The wonderful Seaside Stompers Children’s Ceilidh Band Workshop will again be taking place during The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019. Children (8 years and over) who play any musical instrument will have a great time in this series of workshops, which take place on a daily basis throughout the festival. These workshops lead to a special […]


Young Performer’s Showcase

by James Garrett • January 9, 2019

THE GARDEN STAGE AT THE SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL OFFERS YOUNG PERFORMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT. The Garden Stage is managed through The Sidmouth Folk Festival’s Children’s Festival and is seeking Young Performers who would like to perform during festival 2-9 Aug 2019. Would you like (or do you know someone) the opportunity to […]


Volunteering at The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019

by James Garrett • December 19, 2018

Sidmouth is a festival like no other. Set in the lovely regency seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, it is one the UK’s premiere folk events of the year. With something for everyone, the town fills with performances across numerous venues, with street entertainment, processions, dance, workshops and lots lots more. The festival has many established […]


Gaelic Star To Light Up Sidmouth

by James Garrett • December 6, 2018

We can’t wait for the amazing Julie Fowlis to take to the stage next summer. The multi-award winning Gaelic singer is a quiet torchbearer for her native tradition. A warm and engaging live performer, well-known for her presenter as well as performance skills, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.


New For 2019 – New Callers’ Showcase Night

by James Garrett • December 6, 2018

Tuesday evening at the Blackmore Gardens. An opportunity for ceilidh callers never previously booked at Sidmouth to showcase their talents, and call with top band The Gloworms (featuring Jon Brenner, Laurel Swift & Colin Cotter.) The evening is being organised by Sidmouth regular MC, Michael Catovsky. Dancers will get a great evening of seamless, high […]