Folk Week

Folk Week

Folk music has never been so fashionable. Sample the atmosphere in pubs, concert halls, and around the streets of Whitby

Seven days of dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances until late into the night, and a whole lot more. Seven days of meeting old friends and making new ones.

Altogether, Whitby Folk Week is a compelling reason for ignoring the 'Costas' and heading to the north east of England in late August each year.

This long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right. With over 600 events covering workshops, concerts, singarounds, dance, sessions, street entertainment and the extensive 'fringe' events that blossom spontaneously. Folk Week is a festival that no lover of real music should miss. See our blog for our own experiences in August 2011. Or ourUTube video taken using a mobile phone during a session at the Conservative Club.