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.

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.