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The ever-popular annual Scilly Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance is in store, featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West. The Festival will take place from Thursday 25th May to Tuesday 30th May 2023.

The programme includes:

Thursday 25th May

The Scillonian Club Welcome Session - St. Mary's  8pm

Friday 26th May 

Blue Badgers - Venue TBC 8pm

Based in Bristol UK, The Blue Badgers have, for 20 years been playing lively roots based music, genre hopping from Celtic songs to Hillbilly Truck Driving music and Irish Folk to Eastern European tunes via Tango, Blues and Americana! 

Heartfelt vocal harmonies accompany fiddle, accordion, guitar, harmonica, bass and percussion with occasional sax, mandolin, high and low D whistles and piano. Not to be missed! Tickets / cost TBC. 

 

Saturday 27th May

The Turk's Head Session - St. Agnes 12ish


Barn Dance - Venue TBC

With caller Richard Penny and local band the Barnacles playing the tunes. Extremely family friendly event, expert and novice barn dancers very welcome.

8pm

Adults £8 Under 16 £4

 

Sunday 28th May

The New Inn Session - Tresco 12ish

 

Monday 29th May

The Sevenstones Inn Session - St. Martin's 12ish


Gail's Whistle - Venue TBC 8pm - £10

 

Tuesday 30th May

The Mermaid Inn Farewell Session - St. Mary's 12ish

*Tickets can be purchased on the door or at the Tourist Information Centre on St. Mary’s. Sessions are all free but donations gratefully received.

 

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Event Dates & Times

The Scillonian Club Welcome Session - St. Mary's (25 May 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday20:00 - 23:30
Blue Badgers (26 May 2023)
DayTimes
Friday20:00 - 23:30
The Barn Dance - venue TBC (27 May 2023)
DayTimes
Saturday20:00 - 23:30
The Turk's Head Session - St. Agnes (27 May 2023)
DayTimes
Saturday12:00 - 16:30
The New Inn Session - Tresco (28 May 2023)
DayTimes
Sunday12:00 - 16:30
The Seven Stones Session - St. Martin's (29 May 2023)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 16:30
Gail's Whistle - venue TBC (29 May 2023)
DayTimes
Monday20:00 - 22:30
The Mermaid Inn Farewell Session (30 May 2023)
DayTimes
Tuesday12:00 - 17:00

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