Dartmoor Folk Festival
EVERY YEAR A RICH CROP OF ARTISTS HEAD TO DARTMOOR FESTIVAL
A rich crop of local and national artists headline at the Dartmoor Folk Festival, held annually at South Zeal, near Okehampton.
The festival includes a packed programme of concerts, a ramble on Dartmoor, a ceilidh, folk service, craft displays, dances, a Children’s Festival, a Dartmoor Fayre, music hall, pub sessions and music, song and dance workshops. Competitions include the Dartmoor Broom Dance championships and Dartmoor Stepdance Championships.
It was 39 years ago that the festival was founded by the late Bob Cann, who lived in the parish of South Zeal. He had the dream of a folk event on his doorstep that would help to revive and preserve the traditions of Dartmoor. It was the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area that formed the basis for the first festival and they still remain for the association which runs the festival today. Since it was founded it has grown so that it can invite some of the best folk artists around, whilst maintaining its reputation for being a relaxed, friendly and traditional festival.
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