Festivals in Yorkshire. Whitby Folk Week 18 – 24 August

The Whitby Folk Week is a marvel of traditional music, dance, song and storytelling of the British Isles and Ireland and brings local and international guests to the area every year.

Guests invited so far include:

Song Artists

Alistair Anderson • Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre • Arthur Knevett • Dearman, Gammon, Harrison • The Askews • “Bagpuss”  • Bryan Doyle • Bob Knight • Bob Pegg • Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson • Craig Morgan Robson • Chris Miles • Chrissie Thomas • Damien Barber & Mike Wilson • Dan Quinn • Dave Burland • Dave Townsend • Davenport Family • Debbie McClatchey  •Derek Gifford • Doc Rowe • Dyson Bloomer Hunt • Eamonn O’Brophy •  Elizabeth Stewart • Gavin Davenport • Geoff Turner • Gordon Tyrall • Grace Toland • Grace Notes • Hissyfit • Ian Russell •  INPO • Janet Russell • Jess & Richard Arrowsmith •  Jerry O’Reilly • Jez Lowe (Sunday/Monday) & The Bad Pennies (Tuesday) • Jim Mageean • Jim Woodland • John Faulkner • John Greaves • John Conolly • Johnny Handle & Chris Hendry • Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts • Keith Donnelly • Ken Prato & Jim Brown ( Australia) • Kevin &  Ellen Mitchell • Locker, Davis & Winquist  • Long Hill Ramblers • Lynn Heraud & Pat Turner • Maggie Boyle • Matt Quinn • Martin & Shan Graebe • Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop • Melrose Quartet  • Mick Ryan and Paul Downes • Mike Tickell • Mike O’Connor • Nancy Kerr & James Fagan • New Deal String Band  • Nick Hennessy  • Notts Alliance • Paul & Liz Davenport • Peggy Seeger (Thursday) • Peta Webb & Ken Hall • Pete Shepheard & Arthur Watson • Pete & Sue Coe • Racker Donnelly • Ray Padgett • Roaring Forties • Robin Garside • Ruth & Sadie Price • Sandra Kerr • Scott Gardiner • Simon Doyle Family • Sisters Unlimited  • Siobhan Miller  • The Spiers Family • Stanley Accrington • Steve Harrison • Steve Turner • Steve Tilson • Steve Gardham • Sid Kipper • Simon Ritchie • Taffy Thomas • Thomas McCarthy • Tom Napper • Tom Paley • Trio Threlfall • Ursula Holden-Gill • Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer • The Watch • Will Duke • Will Noble • The Wilsons • Windy Gyle • Workshy Profits • The Wrigley Sisters

Bands & Callers

Colin Hume • Dampiers Round • Dave Turner • Elaine Meechan & Kathryn Dunphy • The Falconers • Hilary Herbert • John Meechan • Martyn Harvey • Melrose Quartet • Nic Broadbridge • Peeping Tom • Stradivarious  • Tony Foxworthy  • The Watch  • Weston Country Dance Band • Will Hall

Dance Teams

Black Swan Rapper • Camden Clog • Chinewrde • Flag & Bone Gang • Goathland Ploughstots •Strictly Clog • The Ouse Washes Molly Dancers • Whip the Cat Rapper • Hexhamshire Lasses •Shropshire Bedlam & Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish • Fool’s Gambit • Hexham Morris Men • Parti Dawns Aberesc • Southport Longsword

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