Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra Jim Causley Trio Siobhan Miller Trio Keith Donnelly Jackie Oates ...
In the words of the late festival's founder Bob Cann: "Yer tiz again - zongs, music and danzin' from dear ole Dart-i-moor! Welcum to this gurt weekend 'ope twill run proper zuent!"
The 40th Dartmoor Folk Festival will take place on the 11th, 12th & 13th August 2017 in the village of South Zeal near Okehampton in Devon. We'll have another packed programme of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, a children's festival, craft displays, folk service, a Dartmoor ramble and much more.
It was back in 1978 that local musician Bob Cann had the idea that he would like to start his own folk festival to help revive and preserve the traditions of Dartmoor, and in particular, the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area.
The first three festivals were held in the grounds of Wood Country House near South Tawton, until 1981 when it moved to its present location in the picturesque village of South Zeal, on the edge of Dartmoor.
Over the years the festival has grown making it possible to invite a high standard of folk artist from near and far, whilst maintaining its reputation for being a friendly, traditional festival.
Photo Credits: (1) Dartmoor Folk Festival, (2) Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, (3) Keith Donnelly, (4) Jackie Oates, (5) Fay Hield, (unknown/website); (6) Jim Causley (by Candy Schwartz/Wikipedia); (7) Siobhan Miller (by Walkin' Tom).