Holmfirth Festival of Folk prides itself on the number and variety of dance sides which attend the Festival each year. Saturday afternoon's procession is a spectacle not to be missed and the different sides can be seen performing around the town across the weekend. There are also opportunities to try something new at one of our dance workshops or to join in at the ever popular ceilidhs.

This year's festival

No folk festival is complete without it’s ceilidh and Holmfirth is no exception. There is a Saturday night Ceilidh with Roisin Ban and a (free) Sunday afternoon Ceilidh.

We also offer French dancing to Meridian on Friday night


During the daytime, Holmfirth is proud to host a great variety of Morris (and other) dance sides covering the majority of the genre, dancing on the streets and in pubs, yards and ginnels. Ever popular is the Procession, on Saturday afternoon, which culminates in a magnificent spectacle of display dancing in Victoria Park. 


Dance Sides

As ever, we'll host a great variety of dance sides. A lot of familiar faces as well as new sides will be gracing the streets of Holmfirth for the procession: