Guitar - Toby Noble offers advice on finger-style guitar accompaniment on Sunday morning upstairs in Brambles from 10-00 to 11-15.


Bluegrass tunes/Mandolin technique - Georgia Shackleton is offering practical advice on either or both upstairs in the Tap House from 10-00 on Sunday morning.


The precise level and nature will be determined by you (i.e. whoever turns up!).

Over the years, we have provided workshops to suit a wide range of interests and abilities such as French dancing, Morris dancing, specialist guitar tuning, Ukulele and singing to name but a few. For the children, we have had Story-telling, Maypole dancing, making musical instruments from recycled materials and various other themed activities, not forgetting traditional Punch and Judy.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk offers a wide variety of workshops and opportunities to get involved for children and adults alike. Come and try your hand at something new or get the opportunity to develop skills you already have. Join in with everything from ukuleles to morris dancing or come and join in one of our folk clubs and have a sing around. CLICK HERE to find out some of the ways you can get involved. 

What's On

Folk Club

There will be several formal folk clubs with an MC, floorspots and guest appearances from Festival performers. To join in just turn up early to see the MC, more details are in the programme. 


See Trip the Light at Brambles 1-3pm.


A number of informal sessions will be planned for singers and musicians in venues around the town. These will be listed in the programme but often spontaneous sessions will take place at various pubs; most popularly in The Nook, The Old Bridge Hotel and The Cricket Club.


Past years have seen a variety of sessions; English, Irish, French, Blue Grass and “anything goes”. Also we have singarounds and open mic sessions. Please look in the programme for details or see the timetable pages.