Sat 17th Aug 2019 - Fri 23rd Aug 2019


Whitby Folk Week is a 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, dances, sessions, street entertainment and the extensive 'fringe' events that blossom spontaneously.

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There’s nothing else quite like Stepling, a unique and exciting act that has burst onto the folk...

Norma Waterson

One of the strongest voices in folk music and the first traditional musician to be nominated for the...

The Poozies

Harps and harmonies from this all female Scottish folk band featuring Mary McMaster, Patsy Seddon...

Tony Wilson

One of the best folk entertainers on the circuit with superb singer and excellent instrumental...

Terry Clarke-Coyne

Flute player & member of Garva & the Irish Sea Sessions.

Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews

Nick Dow

A fine repertoire of traditional songs, with an easy velvet voice and sensitive guitar playing.

Mick Ryan

Mick is a very fine singer who writes articulate, clever, funny, sad, different songs, many in a...

Martin & Shan Graebe

Judy Cook

An engaging singer from Virginia, USA, Judy lifts the spirit and entertains with splendid...

Frankie Armstrong

Granny's Attic

Granny's Attic are a folk trio from Worcester, England who met and formed at secondary school in...

The Wilsons

Sandra Kerr

Well-loved singer and musician with a wide range of traditional and contemporary material.

Stanley Accrington

Master of parody and pastiche, Stanley mixes poetry and music on the piano and guitar producing a...

Pete Coe

Singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, broadcaster, teacher...

Matt Quinn

Superb folk multi-instrumentalist.

Janet Russell

Vivacious Scot with a tremendous voice.

Brian Peters

'A fine singer and multi-instrumentalist, involved with collecting songs & developing new directions...

Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson

'Elegant, unflinchingly pure folk instrumentals and stirring folk voice from two of the...

The Melrose Quartet

Glorious four-part harmony singing combines with crunchy twin fiddles, majestic melodeon and...

Jim Woodland

Johnny Handle

Songs, recitations and tunes from the North East of England, with piano accordeon and Northumbrian...

Tom McConville

Tom McConville is one of the leading fiddle players in the British Isles, performing at most of the...

Stewart Hardy

Stunning fiddle player, formerly of the John Wright Band and now making a name for himself as a...

Jim Mageean

Graeme Knights

Graeme's rich baritone voice draws you to join in the singing. His repertoire encompasses...

Michelle Holding

Michelle Holding sings traditional and contemporary British and American songs, playing guitar...

Scott Gardiner

One of Scotland's great traditional singers, known for singing bothy ballads and songs of the...

Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante

The mighty duo from the even mightier Battlefield Band.

The Mighty Doonans

The Mighty Doonans have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretations...

Marske Fishermen's Choir

Jim & Lynette Eldon

Husband and wife team, Jim and Lynette are also regulars. Jim has a boundless store of brilliant...

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

A fine young award winning singer, melodeon and concertina player currently making a name for...

Sara Grey

Sara Grey comes from New England, USA and is a traditional singer and musician. Appalachian voice...

Kieron Means

Kieron Means, Sara Grey's son, is a singer of primarily traditional songs but also of contemporary...

Scold's Bridle

A female duo, who offer traditional & contemporary songs, seasoned with warmth and wit - the perfect...

Steve Turner

Recognised in the 1980s as one of the most innovative and adventurous of English concertina players...

Peta Webb

Ken Hall

Martyn Wyndham-Read

Traditional and contemporary English and Australian songs from one of the all time masters. A...

Iris Bishop

Gordon Tyrrall

One of the finest performers on the folk circuit with powerful singing, adventurous guitar...

Red Hippo

Funky folk songs and rhythms influenced by English, Irish and Scandinavian melodies.

Carolyn Robson

Northumberland folk singer, with a traditional repertoire.

Moira Craig

A superb performer of traditional and written Scottish songs.

Róisín Bán

A traditional Irish five piece band, led by fiddler Chris Dyson, who has been on the scene for a few...

John Kirkpatrick

An outstanding folk singer/songwriter who has some magnificent songs to his name and who is also...

Nicola Beazley

Laura Smyth

Rosie Stewart

Di Henderson

Windy Gyle

Mike Bettison

Dan Quinn

Annie Winter

Chris Hendry

Rob Murch

Nick Hart

Jimmy & Luke Murray

The Hunch

Roisin White

Mick Hart

Downes Bradley Downes

Will Noble

Ragged Trousers

Ian Russell

Cream Tees

Arthur Knevett

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