The Bath Folk Festival is returning to the city for the eighth time later this month, including its summer school, teaching traditional music to a backdrop of concerts and sessions events.
The festival, now in its eighth year, has championed and encouraged up and coming artists as well as young musicians.
The organisers say they are proud to announce that much of this year’s line-up is comprised of artists who have entered previous new shoots competitions and also many players who have been tutored in the summer school and youth band.
“Our aim is to bring music to the community and really get people involved in music and dance, which is why we have such a focus on teaching music and running informal sessions for musicians to join in.”
In order to bring the music to as great a number of people as possible, many of the concerts are free or on low entrance fees. There’ll be something for everybody, no matter what your tastes are in the diverse world of folk music.
There will be sessions hosted by leading players every night of the festival in many styles including Irish, English, klezmer, gypsy swing, bluegrass, blues and sing around where musicians and singers are welcome to come and join.
Once again there is a partnership with Art at the heart of the RUH where musicians from the festival will be playing for the patients, visitors and staff.
For a full list, head to www.bathfolkfestival.org.