10-17 August   |   Broadstairs, Kent 01843 604080


There are loads of workshops that take place every Folk Week; 2017 is no exception – amongst the selection this year you will find:

Appalachian Clogging, Ballads & Broadsides, Concertina, Drumming, Ensemble Playing, Flatfooting, Guitar, Harmonies, Irish Tunes, Knitting, Longsword, Mandolin, Old Time Banjo, Percussion, Songwriting, Tai Chi, Ukulele, Violin , Whistles and Zulu Dancing. So lots of opportunities to learn something new or brush up existing skills; you name it – there’s something for every generation and all abilities.

If you buy a Festival Ticket – they are included in the price. Book in advance online, or buy a ticket on the door – we can’t remember ever turning anyone away from a Folk Week workshop.

There are a whole load of opportunities for young people to take part – for 7 -15 year olds there are the Days of Dance, Music and Song at the Baptist Centre and informal music sessions for under 21 year olds at the Festival campsite with FootDown.

Very often you will find the musicians who are on stage are teaching in the workshops – workshops sound very formal – but they’re not. They are a place to join in and get encouragement in a friendly atmosphere. So why not try out a new skill, or brush upon an existing one.

Workshops Programme

Online bookings can only be made until 6pm the day before your chosen event, after this you will need to either call us on 01843 604080, visit our Festival centre in Albion Street or purchase on the door at the venue (space allowing)

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