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.

Dovetail Trio

Performing England's traditional songs with a new energy, The Dovetail Trio have been exploring folk narratives with musical skill and a passion for their heritage since forming in 2014.

Event Date 30-09-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 30-09-2020 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 Teacups

Join The Teacups as they celebrate the release of their third and final album, ‘In Which…’

Event Date 04-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 04-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Lizzy Hardingham

South-East based folk musician and songstress, Lizzy Hardingham is paving her way as a “rising star on the UK folk scene” with songs that "sing straight to the heart”.

Event Date 07-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 07-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Oxfolk presents: Banter + Barry Goodman

Join Oxfolk for a ceilidh round your place - your kitchen, living room - anywhere that's big enough for you to have a dance. Online ceilidhs work just as well for one person and their favourite broom-dance-partner or household groups. Push back the furniture, and have some fun!

Event Date 09-10-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-10-2020 9:00 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £10
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

Martin Harley takes country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, and serves them with a side of sweet vocal harmonies. Called "Spellbinding" by the Guardian and "a slide guitar master" by Roots Magazing, this is definitely one you won't want to miss!

Event Date 14-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 14-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the globe. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their live gigs are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot!

Event Date 17-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 17-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Intarsia

The sounds of these wooden instruments blend to create intricate delivery of original and traditional material inspired by English songs, European dance tunes, West African rhythms and more.

Event Date 21-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 21-10-2020 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
Eliza Carthy

Eliza Carthy MBE should by now need no introduction; a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. This event is truly unmissable.

Event Date 28-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 28-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Narthen

Featuring Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai, four-time BBC folk award nominee Jim Causley, and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works – this is a quartet of supurb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism. 

Event Date 31-10-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 31-10-2020 9:45 pm
Individual Price Standard ticket £14; other options available
Winter Wonderband

With tight 4-part vocal harmonies to weave together the beautiful instrumental combinations, Winter Wonderband play a warming mix of traditional folk, modern classics, and original material.

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

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We've got some amazing SPECIAL EDITION festival merch available for the 2020 lockdown - click here to browse!

Folky Fundraisers

We have a number folky fundraisers throughout the year - from Christmas Concerts and workshops to Family Ceilidhs. Supporting Folk Weekend whilst having a fabulous time - what could be better?!

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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.