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Bringing its captivating energy and music to the sunny shores of Saltburn, the Saltburn Folk Festival is all set to charm once again in a four day showing of music, singing, storytelling and dancing from Thursday 11th-Sunday 14th August at venues across the town.

This year sees its return live and in-person for the first time in three years, with a dazzling line-up of local talent, as well as fab folk acts from further afield which will please old and new fans alike. Among the stellar line-up are the mesmerising Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, who will bring their ecstatic, whimsical sounds as one of best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today; O’Hooley & Tidow, the musical pair who have brought folk to the mainstream with their incredible acclaim (and composition of the theme song for the hit BBC drama, Gentleman Jack); leading light of the UK folk and acoustic music scene Jez Lowe; the supreme musicianship of Granny’s Attic; ethereal and genre-shifting Middlesbrough artist Amelia Coburn; accordionist Heather Ferrier; acclaimed folk duo Janice Burns & Jon Doran and many more.

Engaging and entertaining local people and visitors alike is central to this festival, at which entertainment is provided both free and via tickets, making it accessible to all and proving itself to be the perfect event for all fans of folk and the beautiful seaside! 

Saltburn Folk Festival takes place at various venues in Saltburn from Thursday 11th-Sunday 14th August.

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