The Isle of Wight Folk festivals.

NEWS: Our new festival - Folk@ASPIRE - is 3rd and 4th April at the Ryde ASPIRE*

We are delighted that Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer will be headlining the festival.  Some of you may remember them from earlier FolkStation festivals. Together with a full line-up of support artists this looks like a great weekend.  For the full line-up, venue details, programme and to get your tickets please go to our Folk@ASPIRE page.

 *RYDE ASPIRE  is a community project in the old Holy Trinity Church building, Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight and has some great spaces for clubs, concerts and dances. 

STOP PRESS: an extra workshop will be run on Saturday (4th April) afternoon. 'Introduction to Cotswold Morris Dance', a chance for people who thought Morris was just for people dressed in black to find out about the traditional dance, and to have a go. All welcome.

And elsewhere:

We are also running a number of small events as fund-raisers, with the intention of bringing back the main festival.  We will add news on the various events here as new things are planned:

  • The regular folk club in the bar of the Portland Inn, Gurnard, continues on the first Friday of each month.  This is a come-all-ye type of evening free to all. Hopefully we can help with fund raising for the festival.
  • Next Portland Inn folk night is Friday 27th March i.e not our normal first Friday (Portland Inn facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/portland.inn?fref=ts).
  • The Island is rich in musical talent and venues where you can see musicians and dancers. For some of the other activities over the coming months see the various links on our "Other Island Events" page.