Main Stages

Town Folk


Children's Activities

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival happened over the weekend of May 10th, 11th and 12th 2019.

Main Stages were Hope Baptist Chapel and The Trades Club.

Town Folk is curated by the founder of our festival, Brian Toberman, and brought you free entry live music in pubs and bars around Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd over the whole weekend.

Saturday Lunchtime Live featured a selection of artists from past appearances at the regular monthly events.

Main Stage artists included Kathryn Williams & Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Merry Hell, Cajun Aces, Howlin' Johnny and the Devil Rejects, 309's, Keith Donnelly, Manouche North, Birds and Beasts, Henry Parker, Kimber's Men, Rakish Paddy, Tritor, David Broad Trio, Cobalt Tales, Phil Dirt and The Heavy Machine, Redwood River Band, The Landlubbers, Old Time Rags, Morris Sides, Ghost School, Red Hippo.

Town Folk line-up included String Thing, Leslie Davidoff, Marcus Bull, Joachim Lund, Clout, Peter Dilley, Reggie & The Krayfish, Doggerland, Vision Thing, Rock Salt, Chris Mather, Outside The Box, Almighty Sound, Eddie Foster, Ian Lord, Ian & Gill, Trixxi Corish, Jane Clare, Dawn Bramley, Lhamo, Ste Leech, Neil Bennet, Jacky's Fantastic, Lyn & Lizzy, Water & Earth, Sian & Steve, Hannah & Sean, Dogwood Rose, Midnight Train, Shabby Cats, Charlie Hula, Martin McCroarty, Wierd & Gilly, Barry Smith, Jimmy Raftery, Yohan Band Of Captives, Molly Tilston, Joe Tilston, TC & The Swing Cats, Karl Theobald, Phatbass, Ava Burgess, Flat 5, Dave Morecambe, Famous Slippermen.

Lunchtime Live produced a special ‘Hebden Folk Roots Festival’ line-up for your enjoyment. We had the wonderful Henry Parker, beautiful Katie Spencer, Wildman himself Jack Parker, our very own druid James Turner and the amazingly talented Calder Youth Folk.


Fiona from Happy4pr, put together an afternoon of spoken word featuring Poets, Storytellers and Musicians at The White Lion on Sunday from 1pm. Performing for your entertainment were Keiron 'rebel without a prose' Higgins, Socs Blakely, Sam H, Michael Griffith, Isaac Hughes Dennis, Ava Burgess, Keith Donnelly, Eileen Wright, Ben Garbett, Wayne the poet plus open spots.

Drink? hosted book-your-own-gig! 

Morris Dancing was ongoing around the town on Saturday and Sunday.

Workshops and Family Entertainment on Saturday and Sunday included a Maypole Dancing Workshop from Micheal Wray, a Children's Concert by Keith Donnelly, and an Indian Folk Dance Workshop And Demonstration by Annapurna

Calderdale Council
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