FOLK WEEKEND OXFORD

PAST EVENT

Sat 23 – Sun 24 April 2022
FREE

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10.15–3pm, Sat 23 April
Opening ceremony & Morris dancing
Atrium and forecourt
FREE. No booking required


Saturday programme:

10.15 am:  Performance by local choir 'Rising Voices'; including the world premiere of two new commissions composed for the festival. 

10.30 am:  Cat McGill, Festival Creator, and Director until 2021, receives her British Empire Medal, awarded in the Queens New Year's Honours for her work in taking the festival online in 2020. The honour will be presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.

10.45 am:  Cat opens the festival alongside current producers Jim Driscoll and Rachel Williams; followed by a performance from the Festival Choir with leader Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus and Belshazzar’s Feast. The Brackley Morris Men then join the celebrations launching two days of folk music and dance.

11am–3pm:  Morris dancing teams performing on the Museum forecourt.

More details at the Folk Weekend Oxford website


10.30–3.30pm, Sun 24 April
Showcase Stage and Morris dancing
FREE. No booking required

Sunday programme:

All day:  Foot-tapping folk music talent, from the traditional to the evocative. Performers include Josh Newman and Mitch Keeley, 'Man Choir' and 'Three Pressed Men’.

11am–3pm:  Morris dancing teams performing on the Museum forecourt.

More details about the performers at Folk Weekend Oxford/Ashmolean website