Small Stages: Big Heart

The Sidmouth Folk Festival has a wide range of smaller venues offering the opportunity to see many festival guests on concerts stages in a more intimate setting.

Cellar Bar, home for intimate concerts including the popular Cellarful of Folkadelia afternoon sessions, opening the door on a new world of possibilities inspired by tradition, and The EFDSS Presents concerts, showcasing the talents of the established and emerging folk stars of the next generation.

Artists include: Shovel Dance Collective, The Brothers Gillespie, Maddie Morris, Samia Malik, Mishra, Lizzy Hardingham, Brazen Thieves, Suntou Susso, Patakas (Will & Joe Sartin), Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell, Jon Wilks, James Delarre & Saul Rose, Frankie Archer and Flo Perlin.

Suntou Susso

Plus Sara Grey, The McCarthy Family, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Pete & Sue Coe, Katie Howson, Roger Digby, Paul Downes & Annie Winter, Patrick Ryan, Bill Crawford, Peter & Barbara Snape, George Sansome & Matt Quinn, and many more to be announced.

Traditional Nights Out return to the Arts Centre, hosted by Dan Quinn & Mike Bettison.

George Frampton returns to host the Volunteer Bar Sessions, complete with special guests.

Bob & Gill Berry’s Folk Arts Acoustic returns to the Woodlands with plenty of opportunities to sing, say and play.

Ballad Sessions are back with Sheila Miller & Moira Craig, as well as Morning Singarounds with Kitty Vernon & Tim Edwards and hosted evening sessions.

Storytelling is an integral part of The Sidmouth Folk Festival, look out for plenty of events including ghostly tales around the campfire, with Debs Newbold, Patrick Ryan, Janet Dowling and more. Poetry for All sessions are back with Ilse Pedler in the Royal Glen Hotel.