Dartmoor Folk Festival 2016
The three-day Dartmoor Folk Festival, which will take place at South Zeal, near Okehampton, on August 5, 6 and 7, was established by the late Bob Cann, who was awarded the BEM for his service to folk music.
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. The association is a not-for-profit organisation and all the committee members are volunteers.
Since it was founded it has grown and it now invites some of the best folk artists around, whilst maintaining its reputation for being a relaxed, friendly and traditional festival.
This year's festival will be the 39th and it will include top local and national artists. They include Blazin' Fiddles, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, Bob Fox, Mawkin, Talisk, Pete Coe, Alice Jones and Tickled Pink with Fee Lock.
Other artists attending are The Dartmoor Pixie Band (Friday and Sunday night), Ramsley Minors, Entertainingly Different, Dave Wills, Bill Murray, Tich Scott and various morris and dance teams.
The annual family-festival includes concerts, a ramble on Dartmoor, a ceilidh, folk service, craft displays, dances, a dedicated Children's Festival, a Dartmoor Fayre, music hall, pub sessions and music, song and dance workshops. Hotly-contested competitions are the Dartmoor Broom Dance championships and Dartmoor Stepdance Championships.
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