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February 16, 2006

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Festival Time
BY: Rachel Peacock
Wed Aug 6, 2003 10:30

Summer is certainly upon us, and August sees some of the UKs most popular traditional music festivals.

This year sees Sidmouth's 49th Folk Festival. The festival runs from 1st - 8th August and includes over six hundred events. Guests include: Altan, La Bottine Souriante, Eliza Carthy, Lindisfarne and others.

For those of us up north, the Whitby Folk Week will soon be upon us aswell. This event runs from 16th August, and has around 600 events scheduled into the week. The main emphasis of the festival is the traditional dance, music and song of the British Isles and Ireland. This is presented in many different ways, both at twenty plus indoor venues as well as on the streets and open spaces around the town.

So, now you know... go forth and enjoy!












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