The Ham is our main concert marquee venue, programmed with three top drawer headline concerts each day at the festival. Based at the part of Sidmouth town named the Ham, where the River Sid meets the sea.
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Week, Weekend and Day season tickets give access to all events except the Ham Evening concerts for the period of your ticket. Season tickets give considerable discounts for Ham Evening concerts.
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST (3.15PM)
LEVERET + MCCUSKER MCGOLDRICK DOYLE
Celebrating ten years of this unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians (Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron & Andy Cutting) with a special requests set. Masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, McCusker McGoldrick Doyle have worked with the biggest and brightest, and dazzle with their vast repertoire of beautifully crafted music.
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST (3.15PM)
LADY MAISERY + THE WEAVING
The uniquely captivating Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans combine to create “some of the most some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene”. The Guardian. Expect songs from their stunning new album ‘Tender’ which includes a host of magical self-penned tracks along with some remarkable covers from Björk to Lal Waterson.
MONDAY 7 AUGUST (3.15 PM)
BREABACH + FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL
Among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, and BBC ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 Folk Band Of The Year, uniting deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.
TUESDAY 8 AUGUST (3.15PM)
ELIZA CARTHY TRIO + George Sansome & Matt Quinn
Powerhouse trio featuring the unstoppable Eliza Carthy alongside long-time musical collaborator Saul Rose and David Delarre, with a repertoire of dynamic tunes and songs. Plus exciting new collaboration from George (Granny’s Attic) and Matt (Dovetail Trio).
WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST (3.15PM)
PAUL SARTIN TRIBUTE
Musician friends and family unite in a moving celebration of the life of multi-talented musician whose sudden death in 2022 sent shockwaves throughout the folk scene.
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST (3.15 PM)
THE MAGPIE ARC + Jackie Oates & Jon Wilks
Cross-Border band out of Sheffield and Edinburgh featuring the multi-award-winning talents and wide musical influences of Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Tom A Wright and Alex Hunter.