News

New Folk Camps Website

Our new website is now live. It is mobile-friendly with new content.
We will continue to improve and add content to the site over the next few weeks.
We will also add the 2018 programme of Folk Camps towards the end of October, and you will be able to book your 2018 holidays online from 20th November. Or you can book in person at the Reunion.

If you have any comments on the website, then please email us to let us know.
(Praise, constructive criticism or information on broken links all welcome).

Craft Break – a few places left

There are still a small number of places available at the 2018 Craft Break. This is our February hotel event, fully catered, no tents(!), lots of craft activities and workshops, and the usual Folk Camps music, song and dance. See the camps page to find out more and to book.

Folk Camps Joins Music Mark

Folk Camps has become a member of The UK Association for Music Education, known as ‘Music Mark’. This means that we will have the ability to publicise our activities and opportunities to a wide audience via the network of over 130 Music Education Hubs in England, via the monthly newsletter which is sent electronically to all members.

We have a great ‘offer’ for aspiring young musicians who wish to develop their skills in the Folk Music arena, and this membership will help us to develop our educational aims, as stated in our Articles of Association.

Development Grants – Limit Increase

Since 1996, the development grant scheme has been funding projects relating to folk. We have already helped our members broaden their knowledge, record for use and for posterity, as well as introduce our music, dance and song to a wider audience.

Recently Folk Camps council decided to increase the maximum grant from £500 to £1000 to help the good work continue.

The types of project that have been successful include grants to help a camper attend a singing workshop; and for a collaborative work resulting in the composition of original tunes for dances and performance.

If you are a governing member and you have a good idea, maybe we could help to make it happen. All we need is for you to ask for it!

See the Development Fund for more details.

Please get in touch to find out how you could be a part of it.