What's On

Our 2020 festival may be over, but as the live music sector is still in trouble we want to continue to support artists and audiences with our #LiveToYourLivingRoom events. Here are the fantastic LIVE online events that we have got coming up for you over the next few months:

NB all events take place in Zoom unless otherwise stated

Click on the 'Register' button under each event listing to buy tickets for that event.

Sam Sweeney

Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.

Event Date 08-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 08-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Coope Boyes & Simpson

Whether breathing new life to older traditional songs or through their own incisive songwriting, Coope Boyes & Simpson’s powerful and distinctive unaccompanied singing took English roots into radical new directions

Event Date 12-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Tim Eriksen

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia.

Event Date 15-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 15-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
James and David Delarre

James and David Delarre can be seen playing with Eliza Carthy MBE, Topette! and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

Event Date 16-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 16-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Daria Kulesh

Daria Kulesh has been described by Danny Farragher (Folk All) as ‘the voice of fairy tales, being able to create the enthrallment of the faerie realm and equally bring terror as the evil queen whose very words could chill your blood and capture your soul’. 

Event Date 19-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 19-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Faustus

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on.

‘So stunning live; ridiculously great band’, says Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music), Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. 

Event Date 21-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 21-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Jess Morgan

Jess Morgan is a singer-songwriter from Norwich who writes gutsy modern folk songs.

Event Date 22-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 22-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Jack Rutter

Jack Rutter is an outstanding young folk singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from West Yorkshire.

‘In the spirit of the old traditional singers, Jack Rutter takes a song, shapes it, lives with it and brings out something unique.' Kathryn Tickell OBE, BBC Radio 3 

Event Date 28-08-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 28-08-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Steve Tilston

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.

Event Date 05-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 05-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
John Kirkpatrick

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso

Event Date 09-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 09-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Jez Lowe

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers

Event Date 16-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 16-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Leveret

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians.  Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity

Event Date 19-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 19-09-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts.  Join this celebration of the launch of his new album.

Event Date 03-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
The Rheingans Sisters

The award-winning duo offer a thoroughly contemporary musical vision, at once deeply anchored in pan-European folk traditions and uniquely creative, forging bold and beguiling new sounds.

Event Date 10-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 10-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Emily Portman and Rob Harbron

Emily Portman's ethereal voice conveys a world of dark storytelling, cruel deeds and sordid city landscapes, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literary sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter.

Event Date 24-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 24-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available

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Morris at Folk Weekend

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. For more information, go to our Morris page.