Folk Music, Dance and Song Events List

for the South Lakes

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This site displays upcoming folk music, dance and song events in the South Lakes area. You can advertise your event for free or check for clashes whilst setting up a new event. There are two sections: One-off Events and Regular Events.

One-off Events









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May 20th Monday

Crook Morris Dance Out

7:45 for 8 pm - 9:30 pm

Old Water Mill Ings  LA8 9PY Collection Michelle Woodcock
June  1st Saturday

Country Fest

11 am and 2 pm

Westmorland Showfield


  Felina Mason
June 2th Sunday

Concert of Harmony singing


The Kendal Revellers, Eskrigg and AdLib


St Paul's Church

LA11 6RS

Starts 7 pm

Adults £10

Youths 12-16


Children                                under 12                            Free

Witherslack Community Shop 015395 52188

June 10th Monday

Crook Morris Dance Out

7:45 for 8 pm - 9:30 pm

Britannia Inn Elterwater     

LA22 9HP 

Collection Rique Llinares   Anne Hajnrych
July 5th-7th Friday - Sunday Hadrian Clog Weekend     Hadrian Clog

July 11th - 13th Friday - Sunday Furness Tradition Festival Ulverston, Cumbria   Les Ord

July 15th Monday Annual Gathering of Kendal's Traditional Dance Sides. Hosts - Westmorland Step & Garland Dancers

Globe Inn Kendal Market Place   

LA9 4TN 

Collection Gillian Slater

July 22nd Monday

Crook Morris Dance Out

7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Bowness Waterfront               LA23 3DF

Hole In T'Wall   LA23 3DH


Juliet Baddeley
Aug 2nd Friday

Lake District Folk Weekend

Concert 1

Hicks & Goulbourn, Sound Tradition, Cupola


Hawksheads Brewery



£17 Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808
Aug 2nd Friday

Lake District Folk Weekend

Concert 2

Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson; Alden, Patterson & Dahwood; Shackleton Trio


Village Hall




Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808  
Aug 3rd Saturday

Concert 3

Sound Tradition, Mile Roses, Granny's Attic


Hawksheads Brewery


Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808
Aug 3rd Saturday Dance Out at Lake District Folk Weekend Staveley
Aug 3rd Saturday

Lake District Folk Weekend

Ceilidh with Cupola and caller Martyn harvey


Village Hall


£ 10
Sandra & Steve Harrison 07813 403808 
Aug 12th Monday Crook Morris Dance Out

Hawkshead Square

King's Arms     LA22 0NZ

Collection Tom & Eunice Trussler
Sep 2nd Monday Crook Morris Dance Out Staveley          Eagle & Child    LA8 9LP Collection
Sep 6th - 8th Friday - Sunday Settle Folk Festival


Victotria Hall           BD24 9DZ

The Lion Hotel         BD24 9DU

Sept 14th Saturday

Reel Folk

3 workshops with Colin Hulme   

Musicians Denise & Norman Bearon (Saraband)  and their son.

Evening dance with supper.

Grange Over Sands

Victoria Hall           

LA11 6DP



£4 each



£20 combined

Pat Borland 01539 561573

Sep 14th Saturday Crook Morris - Squire's 'End Of Season' Dance Tour

Sep 18th Wednesday Crook Morris Dance Out with Legs Levens   Collection


Regular Events

When Frequency What      Where Price Who Contact/Ticket details
Second Friday Monthly Lake District Folk & Acoustic club  Staveley Hawkshead Brewery River Bar from £3
Third Friday Monthly Hale & Hearty Music & Song Carnforth County Hotel Free
Second Mondays Monthly Singaround

Staveley Eagle & Child

Upstairs Function Room

Charity Collection  

Steve & Sandra Harrison

07813 403808

Mondays Weekly

Crook Morris Practices                                           

Cotswold, Border, Rapper and Mumming

1st Oct - 10th Dec inclusive.                                                          Restart 14th Jan

Oct free then annual subs

Kendal                                                   Unitarian Church Hall                            LA9 4TN

01539 720551 Martyn

01539 558590 Juliet

Tuesdays am Weekly Circle Dance Classes

Bristeer Village Hall

Drop in. Cheaper by term.



Miggy Scott

01539 728650
Tuesdays 2nd each month Traditional music jam session.                                                        Hosted by Carolyn Francis &                                                                   The Lakeland Fiddlers Kendal Ruskins Cafe Bar free Carolyn
Tuesdays Term Time

Folk Harmony Evening

Learning by ear


Castle St Centre 7.30 - 9.30 pm

£54 each term David Burbidge 




Legs Levens Appalachian Dance &

The Limestone Cowboys

Levens Village Institute                                8 - 10 pm

01539 560534



Ravenstonedale Folk Dance Club.                           

September - end April with a Christmas Break

Newbiggin On Lune Village Hall      CA17 4NS

near Kirkby Stephen


Chris Bland


015396 24258

017683 41549

Thursdays   Crook Folk Dance Group

Crook Memorial Hall



Pat Borland

01539 561573 



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