Ímar : It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

Ímar are on the crest of a wave at the moment. Having won the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards earlier this year, they are suddenly the name on everybody’s lips. The five-piece are a true confluence of Celtic traditions; Adam Rhodes (bouzouki) and Tomas Callister (fiddle) hail from the Isle of Man, Adam Brown (bodhran) and …

More Music – Less Plastic

For many years, we have been committed to making Priddy an environmentally responsible festival. For example, we use compostable beer and soft drink glasses in our bar and have done for some time. This year we are stepping up the battle against plastic waste by ending the sale of bottled water at Priddy in order to cut the amount of single-use plastic generated. …

Workshops For All!

There are some great acts on at Priddy this year, not just on the main programme but also the Fringe too. What’s more we have lined up a great programme of free workshops on everything from singing in harmony to playing village band music of yore! On the Saturdy, Issy Emeney will be hosting a singing workshop at 3pm.  Besides …

Priddy’s Free Fringe Line Up Announced!

This year’s Priddy Folk Festival will again feature our Fringe Tent featuring an eclectic array of the best of local – and not so local – musical talent.  Entry to the Fringe Tent is entirely free to all – including visitors taking in Priddy’s craft market and other free entertainment. No wristbands are required! Here’s our line up for 2018. …

Lots of Fun and a Sticky End at the Kids Fest

This year we have another great programme planned for the Children’s Festival at Priddy 2018. We have the ever popular West African drums and Hop, Skip and Sing for little ones plus some of our old favourites back after a couple of years break. The excellent Bristol-based Brave Bold Drama are back this year with a new show called ‘Sticky …

Threepenny Bit Head Priddy’s Dance Festival

This year’s Priddy is a promising feast of dance as our regular Dance Festival bursts all over the site. Headlining the dance festival this year are ceilidh band Threepenny Bit, an exciting band of young musicians from Southampton who take traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds and blend them into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band …

Priddy Rising

Priddy Rising Project In Full Swing

As part of its mission to promote and support young folk musicians in the south west, Priddy Folk Festival has a long-standing link with pupils at Blue School in Wells. The project, called Priddy Rising is now in its seventh year and sees musician, composer and producer Will Lang mentor students at the school for a concert at the festival. …

Priddy Acts Scoop Top BBC Folk Awards

The Young’uns, who will be playing in the Sunday schedule at this year’s Priddy Folk Festival – won one of the top awards at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards held in Belfast on April 4. The trio (above), always popular visitors to Priddy, took the coveted Best Album award for their fabulous album Strangers which has been winning …

A Tale Of Two First Time Stewards

Wendy and Jeff volunteered to help out at Priddy Folk Festival last year, and got a free ticket each for their efforts. Here, they tell us what it was like – and why they are looking forward to doing it again. “Having never been to Priddy Folk Festival before we had no idea what to expect. Living close by meant …