7-9 April 2006. Morris dancers, marching bands, street puppeteers and giant effigies of medieval monarchs are in Oxford for the third Oxford Folk Festival of music and dance at Oxford Castle and other venues across the city. The festival opens on 7 April with an evening of concerts and ceilidhs at Oxford Town Hall. The Port Mahon pub hosts the Oxford Folk Club, while 17th-century costume band, the Oxford Waits, performs at the Holywell Music Room. Special events on 8 and 9 April include the Late Night Groove at the Cedar Bar and the Woodpecker Band ceilidh at Oxfolk. Participating artists include Black Umfolosi, Bellowhead, Rachel Unthank & the Winterset, Steindr Andersen with Hilmar rn Hilmarsson and Andy Irvine. Childrens activities are supervised by Cuckoo Crafts. Festival pass 54 concessions 45 under 14 35. All day Sat 32, 26, 14 All day Sun 30, 25, 14. Under-5s free. See website for venues and times.
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Oxford Folk Festival.
The Oxford Castle is on New Road, a five-minute walk from the Gloucester Green bus station in George Street in the centre of Oxford. Tel. +44 (0) 1865 790739 email@example.com