Welcome to the home page of
the Sedgefield Folk Festival 2014.
monthly folk club operates at the Cricket Club outside of the
Also a number of Festival Fundraisers and charity
events are organised throughout the year.
After weeks of anticipation Sedgefield
Festival 2014 has been and gone!
From the single concert 10 years ago it emerged this year with four concerts in the Parish Hall plus numerous fringe events in
Ceddesfeld Hall, Social Club and within the village. Thanks must go in the
main to the boundless energy of Joan Edmundson and husband Bob
who allow their house to become the Festival ‘hub’ and who, along with
John Wrightson, carefully book the acts to allow this very special
Festival to flourish and grow.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who help with all the unseen jobs
but without whom no festival could ever survive. It seems appropriate to
finish with a quote from the Northern Echo folk columnist Jez Lowe:
"Congratulations to everyone involved in the Sedgefield
extravaganza, by the way.
It has rapidly become one of the area’s top
folk attractions of the festival season".
Not long until September 2015!!
From its modest beginning within a single venue in September 2006,
the festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and
interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents
alike. Much media interest has been directed at the world spoon playing
championships which the festival is rightly proud to host again this
The festival operates within the Ceddesfeld Community
Association and a specific, dedicated committee work hard to organise a
full programme of events that will bring visitors into this delightful
medieval County Durham village.
One of our main objectives, being a small Festival, is to
ensure that all visitors have an event to attend, be it concert,
singaround, music session, workshop or dance display.
In recent years concerts have been headlined by such artists as Vin
Garbutt, Billy Mitchell, Bernard Wrigley, the late John Wright, the
Doonan Family Band, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and the Acoustic
This medieval village has a good range of pubs,
shops and eating establishments to cater for the weekend visitor. There
is also a
pleasant caravan & camping site on the edge of the village.