Folk festivals are celebrated using traditional craft and folk music. These festivals feature art, crafts, dance and even food. Though folk festivals were popular in the past, it has its revival in the modern times, and many people are interested in going to these events.
The following are some of the lists of folk festivals:
The Big Tent Festival takes place in July, and it usually extends for about two days. The festival was conceived as a result of the G8 summit in the year 2005 which took place in Gleneagles. The festival is devoted to art, music and the environment. Environmental issues are focused on the festival and focus is given to sustainable living. In the festival, you will be able to see many screens plays about biodiversity and climatic changes. There are also debates conducted on various topics which relate to environmental issues.
The festival is conducted in the Isle of Lewis which is a beautiful place, and you can explore the island and have a wonderful time. The music festival usually happens during the evening, and so you can visit many places on the island in the morning. Some of the performers are Seth Lakeman, Julie Fowlis scene stalwarts, The Saw Doctors etc. Many events are conducted in the festival, but you might have to pay for each of them separately so make sure that you check out their website before you go there.
Green Man is a popular folk festival in Wales, and many people line up to hear performers like folk guru Bert Jansch and Robert Plant. Many musical events are conducted, and you will have a great time at the festival.
Cambridge is one of the longest-running and famous folk festivals in the world. In the year 1964, Paul Simon had entertained a small crowd, and over the years the festival had a mixture of eclectic and prestigious music. Stars like Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, the Pogues, Joe Strummer, James Taylor, John Martyn, Toots and The Maytals perform at the festival. The seats get quickly filled up, and if you want to attend the festival, you need to make your bookings early.
There was an annual reunion of electric folk musicians at the Fairport Convention, and it started during the early 70s in a small village in Oxfordshire. The one-day reunion had grown into a three-day festival, and it attracts more than 20,000 revellers. At the Fairport’s Cropredy Convention you are allowed to park your car next to your tent, and thus you need not worry about having electricity or a place to store your beers. There are also other events such as morris dancing and live music on the streets.