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.”

Enjoy folk week and stay at our Whitby holiday home