Dartmoor Folk Festival

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Date of 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival announced

Authored by Mary

THE date of the 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival, which takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal near Okehampton each year, has been announced.

It has been scheduled for August 6, 7 and 8, 2021 and, all being well, will include a packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and...

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Virtual Dartmoor Folk Festival includes traditional competitions

Authored by Mary

DESPITE the postponement of the full 2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival this August, the festival's traditional competitions and some fun activities will still be going ahead on-line.

The festival was due to take place at South Zeal near Okehampton on August 6, 7 and 8.

Instead, on Saturday, August 8, the traditional Dartmoor Step Dance and Broom Dancing competitions will take...

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Authored by Mary

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor...

Record crowds attend Dartmoor Folk Festival

Authored by Mary

RECORD crowds attended the 39th Dartmoor Folk Festival, held in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal, near Okehampton from August 5 to 7.

Local and national artists entertained those who went along to the event, most to sell-out audiences.

The festival included concerts, dances, a Dartmoor Fayre, a ceilidh, folk service, craft displays, music hall, pub sessions, a ramble on...

Fun for all at 38th Dartmoor Folk Festival

Authored by Mary

The Dartmoor Folk Festival is one of the top family-friendly folk events in the South West.

It provides the perfect opportunity to catch bright new folk acts, high-calibre national and local artists and established performers, all in the foothills of Dartmoor.

Festival events and activities are suitable for all ages, and there is a hugely-successful dedicated children's...

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Venue: 
South Zeal, near Okehampton
Event Date: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00 to Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 21:00
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Top local and national artists will headline at the 37th Dartmoor Folk Festival, which will be held at South Zeal, near Okehampton, on 8, 9 and 10 August.

Artists announced, to date, include: New Rope String Band (Friday), Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar (winners of the BBC Young Folk Awards 2013), Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, The Old Fashioned, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher, Chalktown and Pete White's Suitcase Circus.

Other artists attending include Trevor Organ's Cracking Crockery, The Dartmoor Pixie Band, Tony Beard, Entertainingly Different, Dave Wills,...

Top acts announced for Dartmoor Folk Festival

Authored by Mary

Top local and national artists will headline at the 37th Dartmoor Folk Festival, which will be held at South Zeal, near Okehampton, on 8, 9 and 10 August.

Artists announced, to date, include: New Rope String Band (Friday), Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar (winners of the BBC Young Folk Awards 2013), Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, The Old Fashioned, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher...

Successful Dartmoor Folk Festival 'keeping customs and traditions alive'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Mayor of West Devon was among those who impressed the crowds who went along to the three-day Dartmoor Folk Festival held at South Zeal, near Okehampton, during the weekend of August 9-11.

Cllr Bill Cann, who performed the official opening of the festival, also got up on an old hay wagon to give an impromptu demonstration of his Dartmoor Step Dancing skills.

Mr Cann put in...

36th Dartmoor Folk Festival

Top local and national artists will headline at the 36th Dartmoor Folk Festival, which will be held at South Zeal, near Okehampton, on August 9, 10 and 11.

Artists announced, to date, include: Jim Moray, Old Swan Band, Brendan Power and Tim Edey, Trio Threlfall, Lauren McCormick Band, Peter and Barbara Snape, Gadarene, Keith Donnelly, Dartmoor Pixie Band, Tony Beard, Entertainingly Different, Dave Wills plus morris and dance teams.

There will also be a concert, The Poetry of Charles Causley, by Jim Causley and Lucas Drinkwater.

The festival will include a packed...