Next Whitby Folk Week is 22nd to 28th August 2020



Alice Jones - Benammi Swift & Owen Spafford - Banter - Melrose Quartet - Choras - Matt Green & Andy Turner - Blyde Lasses - Cream Tees - Dan Quinn - Enda Kenny - Eve Telford - Jess & Richard Arrowsmith - Kirsty Hannah - Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner - Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose - Mary Humphreys & Anahata - Matt Quinn - Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop - Moirai - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan - Pete Morton - Red Hippo - Robin Huw Bowen - Sara Grey, Kieron Means & Ben Paley - Token Women - Rosie Davis


Ceilidhs, Dances & Callers

Oxford Nags - Banter - Vertical Expression - Strays Chords - Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer - The Four Idiots - Relentless - Out Of Hand - Token Women - Peeping Tom - Purcell's Polyphonic Party

Barry Goodman - Colin Hume - Lynne Render - Dave Turner - Martyn Harvey - Rhodri Davies - Phil Bassindale - Jerry O'Reilly - Cate Haynes - Patrick Rose


Dance Teams

Thrales Rapper - Hadrian Clog - Gog Magog Molly Dancers - Oakenyoof - Twostep - Silkstone Greens North West Morris - Bourne Borderers - Goathland Plough Stots - Windsor Morris



Try your hand at anything from Melodeon to Medieval Dance, Banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. We endeavour to cater for all skill levels and abilities.

Perform your new found skills at the Workshop Showcase in our main venue, the Spa Pavilion.


Children’s Events

The young’uns are the future of our festival. Drop them off at the ‘Kids club’ while you go and see a concert or two.

Or see your kids transform a folk tale into a piece of drama at our ‘Children in Performance’ club.

We have something amazing for the young’uns almost all day, every day.


Youth Events

Whitby Folk Week is great fun for youths and teenagers.




Music Sessions

During the week, Whitby’s pubs and clubs are jam packed with music sessions and singarounds of all genres.

Whether you’re a beginner Irish fiddle player or a seasoned sea shanty singer, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect session for you.