In association with Folk Weekend Oxford
Friday 22 November 2013, 7.00 – 10.30pm

Oxford Folk LiveFriday was inspired by Oxford’s rich folk heritage and was organised in association with Folk Arts Oxford (organisers of the annual festival Folk Weekend: Oxford). Visitors encountered Folk, traditional and contemporary, like never before; from workshops, morris dancing, and yarn bombing, to a rousing performance from the Combined Choirs of Oxford.

Oxford Folk LiveFriday was on the same evening as Oxford's Christmas Light Night and formed part of the city’s annual seasonal celebrations.

LiveFriday showcases contemporary culture alongside historic masterpieces within the Ashmolean. The unique mix between old and new; historic and contemporary; traditional and cutting-edge was never been more apparent than in the Oxford Folk LiveFriday programme for Friday 22nd November.

Organised in association with Folk Weekend Oxford, November LiveFriday was inspired by Oxford’s rich folk heritage and included workshops, morris dancing, ceilidh dancing, film, and live music performances throughout the museum spaces. With traditional carols from Rising Voices Community Choir, the evening of festive infused folk also formed part of the city’s annual Christmas Light Night celebrations.


  • Family Ceilidh by Red Ceilidh
  • Ceilidh by Red Ceilidh 
  • Bate Collection Sound Snap
  • Bate Collection Instrument Handling
  • Rising Voices performance and Combined Performance of Christmas Songs
  • Mass Sing-a-long Christmas Songs


  • Tim Healey Green Man talk
  • Jigs by a Duo from the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England 
  • Music in the Family Film
  • The Way of the Morris film
  • Yarn Bombing by The Fibre Works
  • Morris Dancing
  • Giant Puppets 
  • Folk Weekend Oxford Information Station
  • Mummers, Michaelmas and the Empress Matilda by UnderConstruction Theatre Company
  • Lorna Marrison's Oxfordshire Folk Art 
  • Folk Weekend Oxford in Pictures


  • Boldwood
  • Oxford Country Folk Songwriters Circle
  • Swindlestock
  • Olly Wills
  • Steven Adams
  • Tamara Parsons-Baker
  • Ragdoll
  • The Black Feathers
  • Oxford Fiddle Group
  • Will Pound & Henry Webster
  • Nick Tingay from Water Pageant
  • Steph West
  • James Bell
  • Jackie Oates
  • Seasonal Folk by Sue Brown and Lorraine Irwing
  • Oxford Contemporary Music Oxford Folk Soundscape


  • Folk-Inspired Craft Workshops
  • Rag-Rug Demonstrations by The Fibre Works
  • Song Workshops