Saltburn Folk Festival

13th - 16th August 2020

Saltburn Folk Festival Artists

Artists:  Our programme for 2020 is nearing completion: We will be booking for 2021 in July 

Artist Contact: Ken Hall Director (Artists & Programme) +44(0)7885 543925 or

Special Events for 2020 (TBC)

  • Newcastle University Folk Music Degree Showcase (the cream of the 2019 intake)
  • Damien Barber (New work funded by PRS Foundation)
  • New work: Premier of new Graeme Miles Concert (The Ironopolis Singers)

Saltburn Friday Friends provides a friendly and supportive environment in which adults with additional and special needs can engage in enjoyable and purposeful activity aimed at encouraging increased independence and enhanced social interaction.  There will be workshops and other activities during the weekend.  (Registered Charity No 1177967)

Artists Invited So Far Include

  • O’hooley & Tidow
  • Narthen
  • Granny’s Attic
  • Archer, Matthews, Russell
  • Mrs Ackroyd
  • Jez Lowe
  • Bernard Wrigley
  • Steve Turner
  • Said the Maiden
  • Bill Adair & Miriam Backhouse (Erazmus)
  • The Wilsons
  • Marie Little
  • Stanley Accrington
  • The Hut People
  • Dick Miles
  • Doc Harvey & the Philistans
  • T’ Antiques Road Show (reformed specially for Saltburn 2020)
  • Don’t Feed the Peacocks
  • Nic Dow
  • Ailsa McKenzie

Dance sides & teams

  • Feet First (Appalachian)
  • Locos in Motion (Border Morris)
  • Darlington Mummers
  • Goathland Ploughstots
  • The Flag Crackers of Craven

Ceilidh Bands

  • New Ceilidh Band (TBC)

Street Entertainers

  • Saltburn U3A Ukulele Band


  • Fylingdales Folk Choir


  • She Shanties
  • Monkey’s Fist
  • Dogwatch
  • Son of a Gun

Music Hall

  • Trevor Taylor & co


A range of workshops will be on offer including:

  • Appalachian Dulcimer Workshop: led by Liz Conway and Ailsa McKenzie Dulcimers will be available if you want to try one.
  • Meet my reeds: A workshop for Concertina Anglo/English, accordion, Melodion, Harmonica, Led by Dick Miles and other festival artists
  • Guitar workshop (Intermediate) led by Bill Adair and other festival guests
  • Friday Friends Ukulele workshop: led by Sarah Sharpe
  • Circus Skills and workshops: Zoot

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