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When 16th August - 18th August, Daily start 12 noon

Where: Moira Furnace DE12 6AT

Cost: From £15 per adult, £6 per child

Event Type: Festivals, Fairs & Fetes

Visit: http://moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/index.html

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Moira Furnace Folk Festival

The Festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists. A programme of workshops has been arranged and will be detailed on the website together with details of which days artists are performing, in advance of the Festival

Most events take place on the green site of Moira Furnace, with a Ceilidh on Saturday Night at the Miners Welfare, just a few hundred metres from the main site. Singarounds and sessions also take place at local pubs, some 10 minutes walk from the Festival main site.

There are concerts all weekend in two marquees, each with a raised stage and PA system, plus singarounds in the Loft of the Furnace building.

A wide variety of dancing including Morris, Appalachian Step and
Rapper dancing can be seen, as well as Civil War Re-enactments
with the Society of the Open Rope.

Local camping is available and free car parking close at hand. There is fun entertainment and activities for children. Festival goers will find a choice of trade and food stalls, plus a Real Ale bar.