Party Band Guinea Pigs wanted

We are looking for Guinea Pigs ūüź∑ for the Folk Camps Party Band final rehearsal before Chippenham Festival. Next Sunday afternoon (April 29th 3-5) in Towcester we are looking for a few people to come and dance to the band. There will be a very special guest caller – known & loved by all folk campers.The music is sounding great but the band needs to have a real live dummy run ahead of our appearance at one of the most prestigious Festivals of the year. If you would like to ‚Äėbe a part of it‚Äô and get a sneak preview please get in touch straight away. We will be limited with numbers so it will be first come first served! Please message or email me

Many Thanks


Music Mark membership

Folk Camps has signed up to be a Corporate Member of Music Mark which represents organisations from the Music education sector, connecting and campaigning for this area.

There is an email newsletter advertising training, events and an annual conference.¬† Folk Camps is planning to participate in the conference, and will be submitting material for the newsletter.¬† If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or have suggestions for our input to Music Mark, please email the office with the subject “Music Mark newsletter”.


Party Band Promotional Demo

As part of the Folk Camps Party Band project a promotional demo has been produced primarily for presenting to festival organisers when pitching the band to them.

There are four tunes on the demo: Shephards Hey (traditional English reel), The Sty at Night (newly written English reel), Highway Carpark (Scottish hopstep) and Edwins Jig (English).  Instruments are guitars, fiddles, melodian, brass, drums, percussion and bass.  Musicians are Andy Glass, Jenny Newman, Chris Jewel, Alfie Glass, Laurie Glass and Aoife Glass.  The video was edited and produced by Andy Glass.

The video is intended to add a little Folk Camps atmosphere to the carefully chosen music. See it on the Party Band Page.

Extent Autumn 2017 published

Editor Judith Jenkins has just released the new issue of Extent, featuring information on the 2018 season of Folk Camps, updates on our 50th anniversary celebrations, and creative work inspired by Folk Camping experiences, great and small! Download it here.

Printed copies can be supplied from the office for those who don’t use email or web.¬† To request a printed copy please contact the office:¬†