Bury Folk Festival




We are back at last!  

Welcome to the 8th Bury Folk Festival

Crowd IMG 7734Our famous, family friendly one-day Festival returns again on the Saturday 25th June at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds between 10 am and 9:30 pm.  We all know how hard it’s been for musicians and folk lovers over the past couple of years and it’s more important than ever to get out and about and actively support our regions artists. If you’ve not been before, our event is small enough to feel comfortable, buzzy enough for the kids to enjoy themselves and eclectic enough musically to let you sample the best in traditional and contemporary folk.
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The festival, organised by a small group of enthusiasts, features the best in live music from the finest folk artists the region has to offer on our main stage, together with sessions, singarounds and open stage slots on our acoustic Greenstage. This years headliners include RESET PROSE, CHRIS FOX, THORPE and MORRISON, BELINDA GILLETT, JOHN WARD TRIO, CROCK OF BONES, STEVE CHRISTOPHER, BOUNTY HOUNDS and RATTLEBOX with more to be confirmed. The musical line-up has been selected from the 100s of artists who have applied to us and as well as a host of top quality local and regional performers, many of the scheduled artists this year have reputations nationally.

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Dan Webster + Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes


GREAT ACOUSTIC MUSIC DOUBLE BILL  Friday 20th May  Seagull Theatre Pakefield   8.00 p.m. 

Dan Webster


Dan Webster is a road-seasoned singer/songwriter and guitarist whose music is influenced by the sounds and storytelling traditions of Americana which he uniquely melds with an honest Northern English perspective in his songwriting.

His album “Tin Man” reached No.3 in Amazon’s Folk chart and No.11 in its Country chart.

 He is a formidable live performer, pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics, delivered with a powerful vocal. For this performance he will be joined by regular collaborator Emily Lawler on fiddle.

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Whirligig Ceilidh Band for Amnesty

Ceilidh with Whirligig Ceilidh Band

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The North Norfolk Amnesty Group are holding a ceilidh in Cley Village Hall. 
This will be our 3rd Ceilidh in Cley, a venue we have always found to be very hospitable and successful. Sadly the pandemic twice forced a delay in holding this event but we are really pleased to once again have the Norfolk ceilidh band 'Whirligig' playing for us. This will be their 2nd appearance and it looks to be a great evening of music and dancing. To keep the dancers going there will be food and refreshments available and the bar will be open.

The ceilidh will be on Friday 29th April on from 7.30pm - 11.00pm.

 Tickets are £10.00. Under 12s get in free! and are available from

Chris :                    07719 543756 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Made in Cley:        01263 740134

and available  'on the door on the night...'
Chris Gill
Secretary, North Norfolk Amnesty Group

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham 

have toured together since 1988 and have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Best Duo Award.

ALY BAIN is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition and rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler. As a founder member of Boys of the Lough, Aly has toured extensively in America, Europe and the UK. In 1994 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to music and in 1999 received a Doctor of Music degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Aly is behind the popular TV series “Transatlantic Sessions” and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddie Reader and Richard Thompson.

PHIL CUNNINGHAM is a world famous accordion player and composer and has been named in The Scotsman as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people. His mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. In recent years Phil's work has included numerous commissions for TV, film and large theatrical events. His ‘Highlands and Islands Suite’ and other collaborations have been a highlight of Celtic Connections in Glasgow. In 2002 Phil received an MBE for his contribution to Scottish music. 

Together, “they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” – Glasgow Herald.


Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham play The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 17 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from www.theapex.co.uk or 01284 758000.