Special Events

Watch out for the various special shows we have lined up for you during the week, including Fire & Dust, Sweet Thames, The Roy Palmer Lecture 2024, Mo Ogg: The Bard of Coleby, Ghosts, Werewolves & Country Folk, The 9th annual Cliff Barstow Jig Competition, Handmade Music, Songs of Struggle and Protest, Where is my Boy Tonight?

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A full programme of concerts for you to sit back and enjoy both day & night with our Patrons Melrose Quartet, John Tams, The Hunch, Reg Mueross, The Fraser Sisters, Miranda Sykes, The English Fiddle Ensemble, Culverake, Janice Burns & Jon Doran, Andy Turner & Mat Green, and many more...

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Ceilidhs & Dances

There's a full programme of dance with daily workshops for beginners through to advanced, and a choice of evening ceilidhs, contra, Playford and social dances with some great callers and music.
Watch out for our special Themed Ceilidh - what will it be this year? - and Playford Costume Ball.

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From daily lunchtime stories, to evening tunes and tales, Whitby has plenty of Storytelling.



Whether you want to learn something new, or continue to improve, we're sure you'll find a workshop for you. There's always whole variety of one-off and week-long progressive workshops in music, song and dance, ranging from beginners through to advanced.

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Dance Display Teams

Watch out for daily dance displays around town, and especially our Sunday afternoon Dance Extravaganza in the Spa Pavilion. Many of the teams are also running workshops and performing at evening dances and ceilidhs.

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Children, Junior, Youth & Family events

We have a full programme of events for all the family


Talks, Presentations & Interviews

There's a full programme of talks, presentations and interviews

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Sessions, Singarounds & Ballads

Enjoy a range of daily sessions, singarounds and ballads with some of your favourite festival artistes....

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