Martin Simpson

There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and “One Day”.

We couldn’t be more excited about having Martin join us for our 5th anniversary festival!

Colbalt Tales

Originally from Wigan and Sheffield Pat and Nuala are experienced singer songwriters, described as the U.K.’s Indigo Girls. Pat and Nuala first combined their musical talents in the highlands of Scotland, organising and performing at music events, festivals and gatherings. Pat and Nuala tour extensively throughout the U.K. often playing sell out gigs to their home crowds in Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond.

Songs from the heart that stir the soul.

2 weeks ago
The John Birmingham Cup

Get your money on Tipsy - the jug that didn't pour very well, the winner from our Todmorden heat in May.

The rest of the 2018 competition is all at Whitby Folk Week and it goes like this:
Last heat 3.30pm, Upstairs Spa Theatre Bar, Tues 21st Aug. You can get an entry form from the festival office or ... See more

3 months ago
Todmorden Folk Festival

We'd still love to hear your feedback so we can improve for next year! Click the link in this post. Thanks to everyone who has already filled it out. TFF x

The dust is settling on this year's festival, we've had an absolute blast and we hope that you did too. In fact, we're REALLY interested in your thoughts about this year's festival and how we could ... See more

3 months ago
The Magic City

Todmorden was alive with music, in every corner of the town players were knocking out the tunes!

Accordion having a test drive during Todmorden Folk Festival last weekend. More instruments for sale in store! 🎺

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