21-27 August: Whitby Folk Week

Folk musicians playing guitars
Whitby Folk Week 2010 will see over 600 musical events taking place throughout the town

A simply stunning seven days packed with over six hundred (yes, 600+) events, including:

  • Ceilidhs
  • Children’s events
  • Concerts
  • Craft Fair
  • Dances
  • Displays
  • Fringe events
  • Sessions
  • Singarounds
  • Street entertainment
  • Workshops

And all set in the delightful town of Whitby – consistently voted amongst the best seaside resorts in the country. There’ll be dancing in the street, singing in pubs, gigs and concerts in various venues large and small.

And you can indulge yourself as much or as little as you want as there’s a very flexible ticketing system allowing for day/weekend tickets or for whole week tickets, with concessions for students, seniors, and children (under-11s are free to many events provided they are accompanied by a ticket-holder). There are also options for camping inclusive tickets, but there’s plenty of other accommodation in this very special town. And there’re also loads of excellent restaurants, cafés, fish & chip shops, seafood stalls, pubs and hotels to nourish the bits that music doesn’t with good food, good beers and fine wines.

Whitby has lots of activities and is famed for Whitby jet, its Dracula connections, its ruined abbey, and a host of other places to see and things to do.

More information is available from the official site: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk