Mary Arden's Folk Festival

Part of  Summer Holidays

Immerse yourself in folk and fun down on the farm!

24-26 August 2013

Mary Arden's Farm


A fun-packed day of music and merriment! FREE to ticketholders

Come along to our grand celebration of folk music. Local bands and singers every half hour from 11.30am, last act of the day starts at 4.30pm

1.00pm Kids Open Mic – step up to the mic and sing us a song


  • 11.30am Bird of Prey Display
  • 12.00 noon Tudor Dancing
  • 12.30pm Tudor Dinner (Palmer’s Farmhouse) 
  • 1.00pm The Very Helpful Goat, Castle Small Puppet Theatre
  • 1.30pm Bird of Prey Display
  • 2.00pm Tudor Tournament Games
  • 3.00pm The Very Helpful Goat, Castle Small Puppet Theatre
  • 3.30pm Bird of Prey Display

Make & Take Activities:

  • Festival Celebration Stick 10.30am–12.00 noon & 2.30pm – 4.00pm 
  • Stratford Spinners & Weavers Guild 10.00am – 5.00pm 
  • Peg Weaving & Braiding in Mary Arden’s House

Tuck into the BBQ and bar as you enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of Mary Arden’s Farm.

All daytime activities are included as part of our house admission tickets, which are valid for 12 months. 

Evening Concerts

24 August, 7.30pm - The captivating sound of Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla brings together the spirit of Celtic tradition and the dynamic grooves of modern rock and jazz.  It's a unique and powerful sound that has evolved since band leader and ace electric fiddle-player Joe O'Donnell moved to Coventry in 1998.




Tickets are from £8 Book online.


25 August, 7.30pm - Award-winning folk band ColvinQuarmby.  Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way, English eccentricity is alive and well in a group of fine quality!  Never mind the label 'Folk' - instead think of CQ as musicians, troubadours, tellers of tales, creative chaps and fine entertainers.

ColvinQuarmby are one of the most exciting and energetic bands around at the moment. Superb lyrics, beautiful vocals, clever accompaniments and brilliant between-song patter.  Plus many more acts to be confirmed. 





Tickets are from £8 Book online.




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