Children, Families and Young People
Holmfirth Festival of Folk is a community festival with lots to do for children and young people and their families. Over the weekend you can get involved with workshops in music, song and dance, watch street theatre and story telling or join in at a ceilidh.
This year the festival brings an exciting variety of events for children, families and young people.
2018 also sees the return of the Ukelele Jamboree - see Musica Kirklees for more details.
Always a great variety of exciting opportunites. Workshops have included circus skills, Fair and Funky music making and a session of action songs and rhymes for 'Little Folk'. Families are always encouraged to join in at the annual Family Ceilidh, and there have been a Maypole dancing event, 'Pirate Pandemonium' story telling and 'Bread and Butter' street theatre. Young People can showcase their talents at an open mic night.
Local children had various chances to perform; everything from african drumming to Yorkshire Longsword dancing, Indian dance to tin whistle playing. All skills which they had been able to pick up as part of the festival weekend.
Work with local schools
Events take place at nearly all of the Primary Schools in the Holme Valley as part of the Holmfirth Festival of Folk. The get a chance to perform either as part of the Schools' Concert in the Civic Hall or as part of the Family Fringe at the Methodist church.
in 2013, students from Holmfirth High School took part in the annual 'Show Case,' performing their own compositions which had been written specially for the Festival after work with local singer-songwriter Roger Davies.