When: 8th – 10th July 2016
Where: Ulverston, Cumbria
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Some events are free
What is it?
The Furness Tradition Festival takes place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July in Ulverston, Cumbria.
The aim of the festival is to promote folk-arts within the community and brings a weekend of music, storytelling and dance to the town.
There will be various traditional dance performances across the weekend. These will include Border and Rapper style dances from Crook Morris, traditional North West style dancing with decorated garlands from Rainbow Morris, and Appalachian dancing from Cricket on the Hearth. In addition, there will be performances from the Furness Clog Dancers, Hornbeam Molly, and the Redcar Sword Dancers.
Traditional street theatre will come in the form of the Bradshaw Mummers from Yorkshire, who will be performing traditional and contemporary plays based on the medieval mumming traditions of death and re-birth, and the triumph of good over evil.
There will be plenty of folk and traditional music over the weekend featuring Cumbria Gaita Band, Stooshie, the Wierdstring Band, and Tumbling Tom.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy tales from local storyteller Ian Douglas, and performance storytelling from Dominic Kelly, with his show The Devil’s Purse.
Free events over the weekend will include the Grand Opening Parade with dance displays, a Craft Fair at the Coronation Hall, and live pub music sessions on Saturday afternoon.