Who’s on: Monday

An overview of who’s on today. All information subject to change.

The festival programme with full details of locations and timings is now available to purchase from our online shop  It can also be purchased from various venues in Whitby including Holmans, Arch & Abbey, Station Inn, Flowergate Centre, Tourist Information and the Spa Pavilion.  There will also be an App, details of which will be posted here soon.

Back to Who’s on When page

Monday’s Special Events

The Annual Dance Adversity Challenge – MC Stanley Accrington; Belle D’Vain University College Worcester v Chiltern Hundreds School of Performing Morris

Northumbrian Ceilidh Night – An evening of ceilidh dancing and spots with Joey Oliver; The Hedgehog’s Skin; Alistair Anderson; Johnny Handle; Anne Lamb; JIB; Jim Murray; Graham Pirt; Di Henderson


Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson | Banter | Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote | Benammi Swift | Bennery & Micheal Quinn | Brian Peters | Choras | Dan Quinn & Mike Bettison | Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews | Ellen Mitchell | Francy Devine | Gordon Tyrrall & Barbara Mainland | Ian Russell | Janie Meneely & Rob van Sante | Jill & Bernard Blackwell | Jim Causley | Ken Watson & Nina Hansell | Ken Wilson | Longhill Ramblers | Lynda Hardcastle & Alan Rose | Martyn Wyndham-Read | Mat Green & Andy Turner | Matt Quinn | Michael Sheehy Band | Moe Keast | Moira Craig & Malcolm Austen | Mossy Christian & Megan Wisdom | Paul Bellamy & Lynn Haynes | Paul Downes | Pete Coe | Pete Shepheard | Racker Donnelly | Rattle on the Stovepipe | Rebecca Hearne | Ruth & Sadie Price | Sara Grey | Seb Stone | Stanley Accrington | Steve Turner | The Davenports | The English Fiddle Ensemble | The Wilsons | Vic Gammon | Yellow Rattle Band

Ceilidhs & Dances

Family Ceilidh – Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews; Martyn Harvey; Tom Goodale

Contra Dance Night – Contra Night with Charlotte Rich-Griffin & Contrary Faeries then Rhodri Davies & Contrasaurus. Dance display by Belle D’Vain North West Morris. Starts with a Contra Essentials Crash Course 20:00-20:15

English Dance – Orly Krasner; Stradivarious


Running Set Dance Workshop – Annabel & Nigel Sharp; Morris Oxford

Old Time Fiddle Workshop – Pete Cooper

Festival Orchestra (2 of 6) – Carol Dawson & Steve Le Voguer

Beginners Whistle Workshop – May Cheadle

Irish Set Dance Workshop – Jerry O’Reilly

Tai Chi Quan – Melvin Samuel

North West Morris – Belle D’Vain North West Morris

Longsword Workshop (2 of 5) – Newcastle Kingsmen

Cotswold Morris Workshop – Harlequin Morris

Shape Note Singing (1 of 5) – Phil Tyler

Tunes Workshop (2 of 2) – Cream Tees; Wear’d Aliens

Concertina Workshop – Use of Bellows – Roger Digby

Contemporary Poetry Workshop (2 of 4) – Angela Topping

Border Morris Workshop (2 of 3) – Chris Pitt

Beginners Clog Workshop (2 of 5) – Newcastle Kingsmen Clog

Performance Workshop – Gordon Tyrrall

Rapper Workshop (2 of 5) – Black Swan Rapper

Singing In Harmony Workshop (2 of 5) – Moira Craig; Bryony Griffith

Banjo Workshop – Sara Grey

American Dance Workshop – Rhodri Davies; Contrasaurus

Village Band Workshop – Dave Townsend

Intermediate Whistle Workshop – May Cheadle

Playford For All Workshop – Daisy Black; Stradivarious

Intermediate Clog Workshop (2 of 5) – Duke’s Dandy Clog

Carols In August – Ian Russell

Introduction To Contra Dance Workshop – Charlotte Rich-Griffin; Contrary Faeries

Playford Dance Workshop – Andrew Swaine; The Falconers

Advanced Clog Workshop (2 of 5) – Jean Smith

West Gallery Workshop – Dave Townsend

Clog For The Family – May Cheadle

Music Workshop: “Play Like A Chicken” – Steamchicken

English Dance Workshop – Orly Krasner; The Falconers

Festival Calling Workshop (2 of 3) – Martyn Harvey


Lunchtime Stories – Rose Rylands; Tom Goodale

Spoken Word – Bring your stories, poems and monologues

Talks, Chats & Interviews

Presentation – Martin Graebe looks back at the life of Folk Song collector, Baring Gould, who died 100 years ago in 1924

“All Aboard The Charabanc” – Katie Howson. A Light-hearted audio visual presentation featuring recordings of traditional singers and musicians during a virtual “tour” of some Suffolk pubs.

Whitby Interview – Pete Heywood & Alistair Anderson will interview each other. This will include parallels in their journeys such as Folkworks and Living Tradition

Children & Young People

Playtime (For 3 To 6 Year Olds)

Playworks (For 7 To 11 Year Olds)

Junior Orchestra (For 8 Year Olds & Above)

Longsword For Children (For 7 To 14 Year Olds) – with Sue Coe

Yoof Club (For 10 To 18 Year Olds) – with Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson; Newcastle Kingsmen; Jim Causley

Children’s Border Morris (For 7 To 14 Year Olds) – with Anita Carr

Family Ceilidh – with Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews; Martyn Harvey; Tom Goodale

Plus dance displays, sessions & singarounds, and Craft Fair & musical instrument stalls at the Leisure Centre