Join Us For Our 25th Anniversary 2016

This year’s festival is our 25th anniversary. We are hoping to make it extra special. Keep an eye on this website or follow us on FaceBook and Twitter to hear more. Put it on your calendar now 8-10th July 2016 In the meantime here is a video of the festival in 2014 to give you an idea of what to …

Leveret – The Priddy interview

Priddy are proud to welcome Leveret to this year’s Folk Festival. Leveret are Sam Sweeney, fiddle, Rob Harbron, concertina and Andy Cutting, melodeon. They formed Leveret last year and their first album New Anything, was recorded in a day and has garnered rave reviews. Earlier this year Sam, a leading member of Bellowhead, was named 2015 BBC Radio Folk Musician …

Outline Programme Announced

The outline programme for this year’s Priddy Folk Festival has been announced so now we can reveal who is playing when. Full details of times and venues will be released near the day but the broad programme reads as follows: Friday 10 July 7.30pm to 1am Roaring Trowmen Jez Hellard & the Djulella Orchestra Keston Cobblers Club Elephant Sessions Dragonsfly …

Coming to Priddy – the Barrule Interview

Barrule come to this year’s Priddy on a high. After bringing their unique music of the Isle of Man to a wider audience with their self-titled debut album in 2013, the young trio have just released their second album, Manannan’s Cloak to great reviews all round. They are opening plenty of eyes and ears to the rich Celtic traditions of …

Priddy Rising

Blue School Project Weekend

This weekend pupils from the Blue School in Wells gave up their weekend to spend time with Will Lang from Halsway Manor kicking off the work to present a 2 hour concert at the Festival on Saturday morning on the main stage. This is the fourth year we have run this project in collaboration with Halsway Manor and Will thought it …

24 Hours of Folk

As part of Halsway Manor’s golden jubilee celebrations they are holding a 24 Hours of Folk event on the 6th June. It will be a programme of performances, workshops and sessions from 9am 6th June – 9am 7th June. We are proud to work with Halsway Manor for what it does promoting folk music, and supporting young folk musicians. This year we have …

The Blue School Folk Project Perform

Today was the annual May Day celebrations in Wells, and we were treated to a performance by the Blue School Folk Project team. Led by pupils Tim Salvidge and Alice Lintern and helped by last year’s student Angus Morrice the team put together a set of folk tunes and performed to the Cathedral Green. This is a clip of them …

Catch the best of dance at Priddy!

This year’s Priddy Folk Festival dance programme features some of the best folk dance acts from the south west and beyond. Taking place in the Eastwater Marquee and the Market Square, there’s an international flavour with styles from Brittany, North America and of course English morris and Rapper. Highlights include an appearance by Silver Flame Rapper (above) a young side …

Song, dance and stories in the Kids’ Tent

  Details of this year’s Priddy Folk Festival Children’s Festival have just been finalised and there’s plenty to do for children of all ages. We start both days with a session of songs and rhymes for parents, babies and little ones. Later, we have the return of the fabulous Martin Maudsley whose musical stories were such a big hit last year. Martin is …