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Festival:Whitby Folk Week ***CANCELLED*** at Whitby Town

Folk Festival, Sat 22 - Fri 28 Aug 2020

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Whitby Folk Week

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Whitby Folk Week ***CANCELLED***

Whitby Folk Week is a long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right.

This year we have over 100 fantastic concert artists ready to entertain you.

Dance until you drop. We have Ceilidhs for everybody led by some of Englands best callers.
Family ceilidhs, late night ceilidhs, Playford dances, themed ceilidhs, the Northumbrian ceilidh, the Contra ceilidh. Take your pick!

Try your hand at anything from Melodeon to Medieval Dance, Banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. We endeavour to cater for all skill levels and abilities.
Perform your new found skills at the Workshop Showcase in our main venue, the SPA pavillion.
Your season ticket covers all this and plenty more.

The young’uns are the future of our festival. Drop them off at the ‘Kids club’ with Ray & Bev Langton or while you go and see a concert or two.
Or see your kids transform a folk tale into a piece of drama at our ‘Children in Performance’ club.
We have something amazing for the young’uns almost all day, every day.

Whitby Folk Week is great fun for youths and teenagers. This year we have Yoof Club with Bryony & Will (working with dance teams and artists), a 3-day ceilidh band workshop for teenagers, and a special youth ceilidh with Polkaworks.

We aim to bring you some of the best traditional dance teams, who will be performing around Whitby every afternoon. There’s also a chance to see all the teams perform in the Sunday Dance Extravaganza in the Spa Pavillion, and plenty of opportunities to learn from them through a series of workshops throughout the week.

This year we have no less than 8 fantastic storytellers ready with their most captivating stories for all ages.

During the week, Whitby’s best pubs and clubs are jam packed with music sessions and singarounds of all genres.
Whether you’re a beginner Irish fiddle player or a seasoned sea shanty singer, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect session for you.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeSmoking allowed

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Dates Times
Sat 22 - Fri 28 Aug 2020

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Sat 22 - Fri 28 Aug Whitby Folk Week ***CANCELLED***


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YO21 1YN



See location of Whitby Town on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 898108  Lat: 54.48461 Long: -0.61539

By Road:
Accessed from the A174 or A171 north, the A171 south from Scarborough, the A169 west from Pickering.

By Public Transport:
Whitby can still be reached by rail on the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough and from Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, connecting to the former line at Grosmont.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed