The Folk Weekend team are working hard in preparation for Folk Weekend Oxford 2022.  Details will be here very soon!  But in the meantime we have other events for you to enjoy

The Boot Band: Wilcote Art Studios (Finstock)

7.30pm, 1st October 2021

Presented in association with Finstock Unplugged and Wilcote Art Studios, this boutique event presents the ever popular Stonesfield trio, fresh from their triumphant set at The Wilderness Festival in August, in an intimate acoustic setting. With support from The Hex Collective.

Only 35 tickets available, £12. Buy here.

The Boot Band are Nick Hooper (guitar, vocals), Judith Hooper (violin, vocals), and Susanna Starling (double bass, vocals). They have been delighting audiences with their eclectic repertoire of their own tunes, traditional folk material, and covers. This is a rare opportunity to catch them in an intimate setting.

The Hex Collective are Jim Driscoll (guitar, vocals) and Josie Webber (cello, vocals). They play mostly original material, including their own settings of words collected by Alfred Williams in this area 100 years ago.

Finstock Unplugged is a friendly sing-around club that meets on the last Monday of every month at Wilcote Art Studios (4 Hunt's Copse, Wilcote Riding OX7 3DX). Feel free to come along and sing a song or two, or just to listen.

If you wish to enjoy a drink at the gig, please bring your own bottle.

 

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Folk Weekend On Tour: Faringdon

9th October 2021

Folk Weekend Oxford's new venture, bringing FWO fabulousness to the market towns of Oxfordshire; and our first mini-festival is in Faringdon in the south west of the county.  We are very grateful for the support of Faringdon Town Council to put on this event and really value their partnership.  

This event consists of one ticketed concert and other free FWO events during the day.  

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (with support: Josh Newman & Mitch Keely)

7.30pm, Corn Exchange, Faringdon SN7 7JA

£15/£12 (and your ticket also gets you discounts at a number of Faringdon hospitality venues!)

More details and ticket link here
 
The Stage at The Bell (Midday till 11pm)
Come to The Bell for live music from an array of fabulous local folk musicians. 
The Bell is a wonderful old pub in the centre of the town.  They serve fabulous food and a wide array of wines beers and spirits.  Our stage will be in their characterful courtyard (with contingency for wet weather). You can come lisnten to our musicians from there, or sit in the pub and listen from a distance
Order a drink, take a seat, and take in the Faringdon vibe!  Come for lunch or an evening meal.  
 
More details here
 
Morris Dancing (11.30am till 4pm)
The town will be full of Morris dancers from 11am onwards.  See them in the Market Place, outside the Folly Pub, and in the Swan unofficial garden on Park Road.
 
More details on sides, schedule and map to follow shortly
 
 
Ceilidh (4 till 5.30pm)
Oxfolk are back!  Their first ceilidh since lockdown from our Oxfolk friends.  
 
As the morris dancing finishes we have an outdoor ceilidh in the Marketplace with The Little Big Canal Dance Band and Jane Bird calling. 
More details
 
Sessions (from 4pm)
If you don't fancy the ceilidh, join the session.  The Swan is the place to be for tunes and songs.  All are welcome to join in, or just sit in the pub and listen!
 
Fringe Events!
The Saturday market will be on from 10am and Faringdon local Al Cane will introduce some local folk buskers to entertain market goers and FWOT early birds!
 
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 Oxfordshire Local Folk Takeover

 Ox Local Folk Takeover

Our Sunday series of Facebook concerts by local musicians is back, starting Sunday 12th September at 4pm with the fabulous Reesha Dyer. Turn on, tune in, and folk out!

Upcoming shows

12th September - Reesha Dyer Click here for  Reesha's Facebook Event

26th September - Brimstone Click here for Brimstone's Facebook Event

 

We love hearing from new and emerging artists.  If you would like to be considered for a slot for a Sunday Facebook livestream, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates.

 

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We had some amazing SPECIAL EDITION festival merch available for the 2020 lockdown festival.  They are still available if you want a momento of that unique weekend - click here to browse!  

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Morris at Folk Weekend

In normal times we are always delighted to welcome Morris dancers to Folk Weekend, who perform in the streets and at fantastic locations across the City centre including the Botanic Gardens and the Ashmolean Museum. Things are a litte different at the moment, but Morris will return.  For more information, go to our Morris page.