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All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” latest festival news that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Edinburgh Tradfest returns on-line this month

Stellar line-up of artists from Scotland and around the world Digital content – live streamed and online DATES: Friday 30 April - Monday 10 May 2021 Edinburgh Tradfest is set to return this year with an exciting online programme running from 30 April -10 May 2021, thanks to continued support ...
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Shrewsbury Folk Festival receives more than £45,000 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has received a grant of £45,256 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help organisers plan and deliver its four-day event this August Bank Holiday weekend. More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Shrewsbury, which is ...
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Manchester Folk Festival Announces Programme for October 2021

Line-up includes The Futureheads, The Breath, Kathryn Tickell and Spiers & Boden’s comeback Manchester Folk Festival has announced its full programme across multiple venues from 21st to 23rd October. Although not able to run in 2020, the festival hosted the live streamed launch of the Official Folk Albums Chart from ...
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Towersey Festival 2021 – news from the director

Back in March 2020 when the world got flipped on its axis, Towersey Festival was one of the very first events to cancel their live festival and move online for the year. “We felt we had to be proactive and take our audience with us on a digital journey through ...
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Celtic Connections announces its first list of artists

Celtic Connections has announced the first list of artists who will perform as part of their digital-first festival this January. Across 19 days, the festival will present online performances every night between Friday 15th January - Tuesday 2nd February 2021. World class performances will be available to view online with some of ...
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Judy Collins set to headline Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has made its first major line-up announcement for 2021 after managing to secure the majority of its performers from this year's festival that was postponed due to coronavirus. American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell ...
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Shrewsbury Folk Festival announces virtual weekend

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has announced the line-up for its free virtual festival that is taking place next month after the event was postponed due to coronavirus. Folk, world and Americana stars have recorded exclusive performances for Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival that will be hosted at on August 29 and ...
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Manchester Folk Festival and English Folk Expo postponed

Due to be held between 15th and 18th October 2020, the public festival Manchester Folk Festival and its associated industry showcase event English Folk Expo Showcase, will now be postponed until 21st-24th October 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19. Manchester Folk Festival, established in 2017, is based in venues ...
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Towersey Festival postponed

A message from festival director Joe Heap We’ve been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to try and find a way to run Towersey 2020.  As the world crisis worsens week by week we have been trying to balance safety alongside our ability to run a great festival. We ...
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