Leicestershire Folk Diary
The Diary has two main sections; Events containing a day-to-day listing of "what's on" and a Directory with an A to Z listing of the event organisers and venues. It is compiled using information supplied by event organisers. Whilst every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, it is not guaranteed. No responsibility will be accepted for errors, omissions or cancellations. If you want to be sure of an event contact the event organiser for confirmation. If you are an organiser and you would like to add an event to the diary please get in touch with us via the contact details below. Similarly, if you spot an error, please let us know and we will look into the matter.

This diary can be freely copied and distributed.

The Leicestershire Folk Diary is sponsored by the Grand Union Folk Club.
Regional Folk Diaries
Link to the Regional Folk Diaries page on Pete Burnham’s Northumberland Folk Diary. This page is your access point to lots of folk activities across Great Britain, from Sussex to Scotland and many places in between.
British Folk Festivals
Link to a reasonably comprehensive listing of folk song and dance festivals across Great Britain compiled by the English Folk Song and Dance Society.
British Folk Customs
This site aims to list the wide variety of traditional and unusual events that take place each year in the UK and to help visitors take part in them. Each event has its own page giving details of its timing and location, as well as a very brief history and notes on what to expect.
Local Morris Sides
A list of Morris Dancing sides based in Leicestershire and the local area.
The Morris Ring
The Morris Ring was formed over 80 years ago to encourage the performance of the Morris, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history; to bring into contact all the Men's Morris Clubs or Teams. It is now an association of 150 Men's Morris, Sword and Mummers Clubs and Teams.
The Morris Federation
The Morris Federation seeks to encourage all who are interested to experience the pleasure of morris dancing and to strive for the highest standard of execution of which they are capable.
Leicestershire Guild of Storytelling
The Guild promotes storytelling locally through regular performances of their own, publicising other local storytelling events, encouraging new storytellers and the publication of local folk tales.
Folk 21
Folk21 is a voluntary organization of club & festival organisers, artists, agents and fans who aim to help sustain, support and develop a thriving “guest booking” folk club scene in the UK and, on a regional basis, to promote closer collaboration between clubs. There is an active East Midlands branch of Folk 21.
English Folk Dance and Song Society
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is a vibrant, multi-faceted arts organisation, working locally, nationally and internationally to promote, document and develop the English folk idiom. The Society's work broadly covers four areas of activity – learning and participation; performance and artists' development; advocacy and the maintenance of a nationally important library and archive of material relating to English folk dance and song.
Folk Magazines and Organisations
Link to the Folk Magazines, Organisations and Music on the Internet page on Pete Burnham’s Northumberland Folk Diary.
World Folk Music Map
Going abroad or just interested in the world folk scene? Check out this interactive map displaying Folk Clubs, Festivals and Events across the World.
Folk Music on the Radio and Internet
Folk music is alive, well and widely available on the radio and internet. Find out where by visiting Pete Burnham’s Northumberland Folk Diary.
Folk Tunes and Lyrics
Need the words or tune for a song, the musical score for a dance, the words of a music hall monologue etc? This list provides a few suggestions as to where on the internet you might start looking.
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