Blog

  • Aug 28

    Thank you for attending and supporting Whitby Folk Week 2018. If you have any feedback then please complete our online form. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

  • Aug 23

    RED HIPPO 422 have kindly agreed at very short notice to be Red Hippo for tonight. Please come along and support them at event 544 Late Night Extra 23.30 in the Spa Exhibition Hall. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control Red Hippo are unable to be with us this week. They send their apologies […]

  • Jul 4

    Well, dunt it come round quick?! The fabulous Whitby Folk Week is almost upon us again and this will be the tenth year that Will and I have run the Yoof club. It is aimed at youngsters aged 12-18 and runs daily from Sunday to Thursday from 1pm – 2.50pm in the Whitby Mission Hall. […]

  • May 17

    Louisa Davies, the show’s creative producer, reflects how it came about…… The idea for Through the Seasons came from Will and his wife Clare Watters, both members of Chinewrde and Earlsdon Morris. Will has wanted to do a morris show for some time – but the time hasn’t been right. So the album came first, […]

  • Aug 15

    ‘This Girl Can’ Morris Dance: Girls’ carnival morris dancing in the 21st century Girls’ morris dancing—sometimes called ‘fluffy’ or ‘carnival’ morris dancing—is a highly competitive team dance from the Northwest of England, which shares a name—but little else at first glance—with the better-known morris traditions performed across the UK. However, girls’ morris dancing has a […]

  • Aug 1

    As an infant I would either sing myself to sleep or tell stories until I did. I would carry the cat around the garden and tell her tales; the neighbour would switch off her radio, preferring to listen to me. At lower school I was always asked to be the narrator, never Mary or even […]

  • Jan 12

    We asked our new Patrons, Melrose Quartet, a few questions, and here’s what they said…..   What was your first reaction when you were asked to become patrons of Whitby Folk Week? Jess – delighted and excited! Richard – surprised and privileged. James – honoured! Nancy – grateful and inspired for the future. What does […]