Youth Festival

Happy Birthday to…us!

Yes, this year SHOOTING ROOTS turns 25, so keep your eyes peeled for some special events and limited edition merchandise!
We will be back in summer with our usual assortment of craft, dance, theatre and band workshops for 12-17 year olds, as well as our continued collaboration with the superb STREAM OF SOUND choir, who will be turning 21, and appearances from the National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Whatever your experience of the folk world, join us for a special year of shimmering silver shenanigans to celebrate 25 spectacular seasons of Shooting Roots. You don’t want to miss it!

2019 will also see the return of the popular Betsy’s Bash sessions and the Open Mic, so bring along your favourite tune, song or dance and join us for some action-packed evenings in Betsy’s Lounge.
See you there!


Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail return to Sidmouth

We’re delighted to welcome back Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail to Sidmouth.
Taking place in July and August, the Ceilidh Trail provides audiences across the UK with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music performed by accomplished young musicians. Fèis Rois established its successful Ceilidh Trail programme in Ross-Shire in 2000. This project has since gone from strength to strength and provides opportunities for young musicians from across Scotland to perform in locations across the country and further afield.
Many previous participants of the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail have gone onto carve out very successful careers in the Scottish music industry. These include Iona Fyfe, Kim Carnie and Rachel Newton – all of whom are with us this year!
Catch them during the week at the following events:
Monday 5th August 8.00pm  – Bedford Hotel Concert.
Tuesday 6th  August 3.30pm   – Anchor Garden Stage
Tuesday 6th August 8.00pm – Cellar Bar Kennaway House
Wednesday 7th August 3.15pm – Sounds of Modern Scotland Concert in Manor Pavilion with Iona Fyfe, Kim Carnie & Sheena Wellington.
Wednesday 7th August  8.00pm – Young Musicians session in Rugby Club with Shooting Roots and National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Tickets available now.

Get yours today!