Whitby Folk Week

Bands, callers, dance teams, storytellers and singers fill the streets and pubs of Whitby.

Billed as the biggest folk event of the year, Whitby Folk Week is a family-friendly event

“Seven days of dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances until late into the night, and a whole lot more. Seven days of meeting old friends and making new ones.

Altogether, Whitby Folk Week is a compelling reason for ignoring the ‘Costas’ and heading to the north east of England in late August each year.

This 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. With over 600 events covering workshops, concerts, singarounds, dance, sessions, street entertainment and the extensive ‘fringe’ events that blossom spontaneously. Folk Week is a festival that no lover of real music should miss. Whitbyitself is filled with examples of our rich and colourful heritage. Folk week could not have a better setting, and all this can be digested in the company of some of the finest musicians and singers in the British Isles.”