Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! It’s a traditional folk music and dance festival – that’s how it began – and that remains right at the heart of Folk Week. Over the past 53 years, the festival has become a magnet for people who love authentic music, the opportunity to dance and sing and meet up with an extended family of every generation and from around the world. Our festival-goers love discovering new bands, seeing old favourites and chancing upon things you would never expect to see at a folk festival! Whether you are a family looking for child-friendly events, have lots of energy to burn off dancing or singers and musicians seeking out a session – with around 70 events a day, you’ll find something to entertain you from early till late. You can tailor make your festival experience to suit you.