Download the Full Festival Weekend Programme

To find out what's on over the weekend just click on the download button to see the full festival programme. You can access the current day's events via the links below. 

If you need a bit of help setting up or using Zoom you can find our guide HERE.

 

Monday Events

Festival Bar - Open Zoom

Time to meet up with friends new and old, to chat, exchange stories and memories (Unmoderated Room)

11.00 AM - 10.30 PM
Festival Bar

Event

The story behind the song – presented by Bill Malkin

11.00 AM - 11.20 AM
Marquee 1

Workshop

Dance workshop with Martyn Harvey: Dances from Around the World

11.00 AM - 11.45 AM
Marquee 2

Chance to Meet

11.00 AM - 11.50 AM
Community Centre

Artist: Mark Dowding
MC: Mal Waite

Youth Room Workshop

11.00 AM - 11.50 AM
Social Club

Youth Room - daily events exclusively aimed at singers and musicians in the 10-20 age group. Youth Room - daily events exclusively aimed at singers and musicians in the 10-20 age group.  For safeguarding reasons, please turn video on and ensure that screen names for any under 16s are first name only. Download the music HERE.

Leader: Fluff Smith

Dance Display

Morris and Mummers – featuring Chester City Morris Men

12.00 PM - 12.30 PM
Marquee 2

Festival Special

12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
Marquee 1

Chester Folk Festival commissioned Mick Ryan to write a musical drama which was premiered as The Navvies at the festival in 2006, performed by Mick and a host of talented local performers

Music Session

12.30PM - 2.15PM
Social Club

Bring along your tunes to share with other Zoomers
MC: Andy Connally

Singaround

12.30 PM - 2.15 PM
Green Room

All singers welcome. Bring along your party pieces to share
MC: An Croenen

Afternoon Concert

2.00PM - 2.50 PM
Marquee 1

YouTube Premiere - A mixture of lockdown and pre-recorded videos including contributions from Ninebarrow; Welcomme, Finnan & Chrimes, and The Waite Collective

Chance to Meet

3.00 PM - 3.50 PM
Community Centre

Artist: Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
MC: Ged and Elizabeth Armstrong

Dance Display

Morris and Mummers – featuring Chester City Morris Men

4.00 PM - 4.30 PM
Marquee 2

Chance to Meet

4.30 PM - 5.20 PM
Community Centre

Artist: Greg Russell
MC: Helen Weiss

Festival Special

20/20 Vision - This year’s tea-time special extravaganza featuring many of the usual suspects

5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
Marquee 1

Evening Concert 1

8.00 PM - 8.45 PM
Marquee 1

YouTube Premiere - A mixture of lockdown and pre-recorded videos including contributions from Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer and a track from Les Barker

Folk Club

8.00 PM - 10.30 PM
Community Centre

Chance for singers and musicians to meet together to share tunes and songs
MC: The Waite Collective

Evening Concert  2

9.00 PM - 10.30 PM
Marquee 1

YouTube Premiere - A mixture of lockdown and pre-recorded videos including contributions from Virginia Kettle & The Dreamkeepers and Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne

 

Donate to show your support

In such challenging times, we have taken the decision to provide these events free of charge.  
We would be grateful if you would donate if are you in a position to do so.  Funds will be allocated to support artists who have been impacted, to donate to the NHS (minimum of 30% of donations) and to assist Chester Folk Festival in running future events (maximum of 20% of donations – we run on a not for profit basis).

 

Chester Folk Festival Online 2020

0871 218 0211

Chester Folk Festival,
PO Box 3900,
Chester,
CH1 9JH

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