Welcome to Folk South West



Folk South West is the folk arts development organisation for the South West of England - working to stimulate enjoyment, participation and creativity in the music, song, dance and traditions of the South West.




This coming weekend, 21-23 November, is our annual West Country Christmas Carols weekend in Sidmouth. We are out of the office most of this week but you can still book for the weekend by ringing 07813 089002.


We are very sorry that John Kirkpatrick is not able to be with us as his wife, Sally, was rushed into hospital on November 14th, and had to have major abdominal surgery. For the next few weeks, John has cancelled all his work in order to be at her side. In place of John, Matt Norman will be our Band tutor and the Friday evening concert will be on the theme of An English Journey, featuring Carolyn Robson, Helen Coombs, Matt Norman, Eddie Upton and, with a following breeze, Alex Cumming.


21st October 2014 STOP PRESS!!


We are having a slight problem with our telephone system. Please bear with us if you have been trying to phone us. Hopefully everything will be sorted in the next day or two.


For details of our current programme of activities please go to our Events Page


2 Church Farm Cottages

Chetnole Road

Telephone: 01935 873889





On 9 August 2012, at Sidmouth FolkWeek, our Director, Eddie Upton, was presented with the English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge!