Welcome to Banbury Folk Festival Website
…… Now in its 16th year!

9th - 11th October 2015

incorporating Banbury Hobby Horse Festival Click here for more info

Tickets now on sale!!! *Click here*

Headlining the 2015 Festival …..


Roving Crows
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Innovative, funky and energetic Folk Fusion Band- Fiery fiddle playing meets philosophical song- writing over pounding tribal beats.
http://www.rovingcrows.com/


Bob Fox

Tyneside’s acclaimed Folk Singer/Guitarist back on the circuit after his recent successful tour as ‘Songman’ in Warhorse.
http://www.bobfoxmusic.com/


TRADarrr

21st century Folk Rock - A new take on traditional British Folk music, featuring some classics and some hidden gems.
http://www.tradarrr.com/


Fiddler and the Fool


Martyn Oram and Keith Donnelly making mischief at our ‘Foot-tappers and Hecklers Club’ on Friday night.
http://www.martynoram.co.uk/
http://www.keithdonnelly.com/

Also confirmed so far …..
The Rachel Hamer Band    http://www.therachelhamerband.com/

FolkLaw
http://www.folklaw.co.uk/

Noah’s Cape
http://www.lindawatkins.co.uk/noahs-cape/

Scarecrow
http://www.scarecrowband.co.uk/

Hector Gilchrist   
http://hectorgilchrist.co.uk/

Patti (Spoons) Smith and Ned Clamp  https://myspace.com/patsmithnedclamp

Mike Nicholson
http://www.mikenicholson.me.uk/

May Thrill
http://maythrill.webs.com


Red Shoes
http://www.redshoes-music.com/

Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton    http://www.cranedrivinmusic.com

Gill Allcock

Bill Bates  
http://www.billbatesmusic.co.uk/

Pete Watkins
http://www.petewatkins.co.uk/

Paula & Stuart Tindall
http://www.paula-and-stuart-tindall.co.uk/

John Morris

Hamish Currie
http://www.hamishcurrie.me.uk/

Gawkey
http://gawkeymusic.bandzoogle.com/

Holler n Duck (Kevin O’Regan and Kevin Ward)
http://www.kevinoregan.co.uk/

Toots & Fraser
http://www.ragnrollmusic.net/

Alkevan
https://soundcloud.com/alkevan

Dave Fry
http://www.davefry.co.uk/

The Banbury Country Dance Band
http://www.banburycdb.co.uk/

Pete Joshua

Gallimauphry and the Dog
http://www.gallimauphryandthedog.com/

Flatted Fifth

Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

Hilary Ward
http://www.hilaryward.co.uk/

Tim Howes

Kevin Sexton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Mc4E-L1H4

Cris Bartlett

Alhambra http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/alhambra/alhambra.htm

Bill McKinnon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJdGCm_OY3E

Ann & Dave Reader
https://myspace.com/anndavereader

Dave Taylor
http://www.acorn4.demon.co.uk/

John Carrington

Ches Gibbons

Fran O'Boyle Storyteller https://www.facebook.com/FranOBoyle

Jules the Banburyshire Storyteller http://www.banburyshire.net

Brian Little, Banbury Historian

….. and more to come!




 



 

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Banbury Folk Festival 2015

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Banbury Town Hall

Home of Banbury Town Council and Main Concert Venue for the Festival, right in the heart of Banbury. This fine Victorian Gothic building is situated in the High Street, next to Banbury Market Square and close to Banbury Old Town and Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

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Banbury Cricket Club

The Willows, Bodicote. Festival Campsite and Weekend Events Venue. Outdoor camping for camper-vans, caravans and tents, and Clubhouse with two separate bars and performance venues. Shuttle mini-bus service to and from the Town Hall.

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The Reinedeer Inn

Banbury’s oldest pub, with Festival Events held in the historic oak-panelled Globe Room and Front Bar. Situated in Old Town’s Parsons Street, where visitors can enjoy the old-style charm of Banbury’s shops and restaurants. .

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The Banbury Cross Pub

Home of Banbury Folk Club and venue for Festival Folk Club sessions throughout the weekend. In Butchers Row nestled between the Market and the High Street and close to Banbury Town Hall.

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Methodist Hall, Marlborough Road

Venue for acoustic concerts, our Friday night Ceilidh and indoor camping over the weekend, just off the High Street, within easy walking distance of the Town Hall and the other in town venues.

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Hotel Mercure Whately Hall

Housed within a former 17th Century Coaching Inn, and commanding a presence on Banbury’s North Bar, close to our town venues. Festival Sponsor, pleased to provide accommodation to some of our artists.

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The White Horse -

North Bar, at the top of Parsons Street. New venue for our music sessions all weekend. Within easy walking distance of the other in-town venues, a great range of Real Ales and good pub grub.

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The Dog and Gun

North Bar, opposite the White Horse. The rear function room is the venue for song clubs on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

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