Youth Music Award Concert

Todmorden Folk Festival is delighted to announce our  2nd Annual Youth Music Award Concert.

7pm, 11th February 2018, Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden.

(Tickets will be on sale at the door and all proceeds go towards running the 2018 festival)

£5 entry/£3 concession for OAP’s and under 16’s

 If you are a local budding musician or singer with an interest in either folk music or songwriting please apply! All selected artists will be invited to perform in the concert on the 11th February.  You will receive one free adult ticket for the event (for your parent or carer) and receive feedback from our panel of experts including last years winner, Magdalen Bath. You will be expected to perform at least 3 songs. 

(Unaccompanied singers are welcome to apply but we won’t programme performers planning to use backing tracks or adult accompaniment.)

The winning finalist will be offered the prestigious opportunity of opening the Todmorden Folk Festival Saturday Night Concert at the Unitarian Church on 5th May 2018. Other notable artists will also be offered opportunities during the festival to perform as part of our pop-up programme.

Please send the following information to by Friday 26th January.

Name of Artist/ Band:

Age of artist/artists:

Contact email address:

Describe your music… (100 words max) (e.g. Tell us what kind of music you perform, who wrote the music you perform, who are your musical influences…)

Tell us about your musical journey so far… (200 words max)(e.g. How did you get started? Do you play music at school/college?  Have you done any other special performances, concerts or competitions?)

Please include links to where we can hear your music. (soundcloud, youtube etc)

Please notify us of your technical requirements. (Mic’s, amps etc)

Thank you for applying. You will be notified by the 31st January if you are selected to perform on the 11th February. 

Todmorden Folk Festival 2018 commission

Stan Rogers: His Life & Songs. Presenter Roger Kennington.

Stan Rogers, hero of the Canadian folk scene, was killed in 1983 aged only 33. He wrote a catalogue of iconic songs (e.g. Mary Ellen Carter, Barratt’s Privateers, North West Passage) and performed acclaimed versions of other classics. Come and hear about his life and join festival favourites to enjoy (and sing along to) some of Stan Rogers’ most memorable songs. Performers will include Kimber’s Men including John Bromley, Ruth & Sadie Price (with friends from She Shanties), and Karina Knight.