Folk Weekend On Tour: Faringdon

9th October 2021

FWOT Faringdon

Folk Weekend Oxford's new venture, bringing FWO fabulousness to the market towns of Oxfordshire; and our first mini-festival is in Faringdon in the south west of the county.  We are very grateful for the support of Faringdon Town Council to put on this event and really value their partnership.  

This event consists of one ticketed concert and other free FWO events during the day.  Click here to download a handy one page programme of events

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (with support: Josh Newman & Mitch Keely)

7.30pm, Corn Exchange, Faringdon SN7 7JA

£15/£12 (and your ticket also gets you discounts at a number of Faringdon hospitality venues!)

More details and ticket link here
 
 
The Stage at The Bell (Midday till 11pm)
Come to The Bell for live music from an array of fabulous local folk musicians. 
The Bell is a wonderful old pub in the centre of the town.  They serve fabulous food and a wide array of wines beers and spirits.  Our stage will be in their characterful courtyard (with contingency for wet weather). You can come lisnten to our musicians from there, or sit in the pub and listen from a distance
Order a drink, take a seat, and take in the Faringdon vibe!  Come for lunch or an evening meal.  
More details here
 
 
Morris Dancing (11.30am till 4pm)
The town will be full of Morris dancers from 11.30am onwards.  See them in the Market Place, the Folly Pub garden, and in the Swan unofficial garden on Park Road.  We are welcoming Armaleggan from Cumnor, Icknield Way and Cornucopia from Wantage, Owlswick from (funnily enough) Owlswick, and Rockhopper from Stokenchurch.  
More details here
 
Ceilidh (4 till 5.30pm)
Oxfolk are back!  Their first ceilidh since lockdown from our Oxfolk friends.  
As the morris dancing finishes we have an outdoor ceilidh in the Marketplace with The Little Big Canal Dance Band and Jane Bird calling. 
More details here
 
Sessions (from 4pm)
If you don't fancy the ceilidh, join the session.  The Swan is the place to be for tunes and songs.  All are welcome to join in, or just sit in the pub and listen!
 
Fringe Events!
The Saturday market will be on from 10am and Faringdon local Al Cane will introduce some local folk buskers to entertain market goers and FWOT early birds!
 
Click HERE for a map of Faringdon to find venues and Morris Spots 
 

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