Be A Sidmouth Folk Festival Champion!

by The Sidmouth Folk Festival in Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 3rd August 2020 we successfully raised £106,636 with 1037 supporters in 35 days

Act now to secure the future of this unique folk arts event, enable us to get back on track in 2021 and to continue to build for the future

by The Sidmouth Folk Festival in Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The more funds we can raise the more secure the Festival's future will be. Additional pledges will also improve our virtual technology so we can bring our music to everyone in the years to come.


1596472045_you_did_it!_(1).jpg£100,000 !!!Amazing! Many thanks to everyone who has supported us since the
cancellation of this year’s festival. That’s ticket holders who have
rolled over their tickets to next year, all those who have donated and
the hundreds who have joined in the Crowdfunding campaign. Sincere
thanks to all the artists, businesses and others who have offered a
huge range of Rewards.

Thanks too, to everyone involved in the Sidmouth Folk Festival Online-
artists, presenters, crew and the thousands who watched. There’s still
plenty to come through the week and you can catch the weekend’s shows
if you missed them. It’s all free to access!

Crowdfunding Rewards finish tonight but if you enjoy the Festival
Online you can donate for the rest of the week.

Thanks again. We’ll see you for real in the first week of August 2021

Alan Bearman
Artistic Director

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Be A Sidmouth Champion! Act now to secure the future of this unique folk arts event.

Who would have thought that Sidmouth, the longest running folk arts festival in the world, would break its non-stop record after 65 years?! Well, we have had tough times in those 65 years but never, ever anything like this! 

By donating to our exciting Crowdfunder campaign today, you will enable us to get back on track in 2021 and to continue to build for the future…and be our Sidmouth Champion!

** More rewards will be added daily throughout the campaign - please keep checking back for more great options. A big thank you to all who have generously supported this project by offering rewards **

Top tip! If making a payment please consider setting the tips section to zero otherwise you may be paying more than you intended to.

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WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?

The COVID-19 crisis has hit us hard, really hard. It costs us a lot of money – over £700,000 – to stage this iconic 8-day long festival with 750 events, unrivalled in variety, range and participation; the streets and many venues in this stunning seaside town location spilling over with festive atmosphere and fun.

When, unavoidably, we had to cancel, we had already launched 2020 and spent 20% of our cost budget on marketing, the artistic and production planning, deposits and ticket overheads. 

For us to bounce back next year stronger than ever, and as importantly, to support the wider festival community and local businesses, we need Champions to contribute to our Crowdfunding appeal…and to choose some exciting, exclusive rewards in return.

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SUPPORT THE SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL— a national cultural asset

With its huge size, complexity and duration, The Sidmouth Folk Festival makes only a small surplus (all of which is ploughed into the next festival), and sometimes not at all (those wet and windy days!). 

But it is worth it! Because it is a longstanding evolving tradition, a national cultural treasure, in which the stakeholders – all of us - are invested, emotionally as well as financially. 

Our sole aim now is to make sure we can all be part of the ongoing story of this truly unique event, and can look forward to an amazing future, not just in 2021, but for the next generations to enjoy. 

This is where we need our community’s urgent help! 

Our community isn’t just Festival regulars though, but those thousands who flock to town, just for the atmosphere and fun, as well as local residents and people of the South West who value and enjoy the Festival. You can all help too!

1593465958_gen_fest_2.jpgOUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

The big picture: The Sidmouth Folk Festival remains committed to offering you your favourite part of the festival in 2021. Our ‘something for everyone’ ethos means there is always the widest range of folk related activities in the programme. 

We will be bringing you every part of our hugely varied offering in 2021. There will be performances from famous and favourite names, rising talent, a plethora of dance styles from Playford to Morris, Roots Parties, grass roots tradition, cutting edge sounds, storytelling, Children's and Youth Festivals, fun workshops galore to take part in and much, much more.

Please help to realise our goal and secure the Festival’s long-term future. Be a Sidmouth Champion, and win the ongoing love and appreciation of all of us working on the festival, as well everybody who loves this mighty event. 

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WHAT REWARDS ARE WE OFFERING? 

** More rewards added daily - please keep checking in for details including some fantastic merchandise from Festival artists & seafront hotel breaks**

To show our appreciation, we have some exciting and exclusive rewards to offer you, no matter what size of donation you can afford, including:

  • Flexible five and ten year Week Season Tickets: to reward the loyalty of our Week ticket buyers.
  • Exclusive experiences, including: 1:1 sessions with the stars, with some amazing masterclasses.
  • Brunches with Favourite Festival Artists: get to know your musical heroes at a seafront hotel!
  • Prime Site Accommodation: Campervan spots guaranteed - right in town (at Cricket and Rugby Clubs) PLUS car parking offers.
  • Seaside Retreats!: Post-COVID Weekend and Short Hotels Breaks (Autumn and Spring) at some of the Town’s sensational seafront hotels - good for a walking holiday or just a relax at this beautiful Devonshire spot  
  • Limited Edition Merchandise: a bespoke Sidmouth Crowdfunder t-shirt to wear with pride and a limited edition leather badge, for the year that wasn't!
  • Super Food Offers: Free Ice Cream all week: who can resist? Offers from caterers at the Festival and at their restaurants
  • Recognition for all donors: your name on a Champion’s Wall at the Festival…and so much more.
  • Folk Dance: Unique opportunities to meet the callers, or even call at an event at the 2021 festival yourself!
  • Children's Festival: Lead the torchlight procession or be featured in the Children's Programme - a unique keepsake to be treasured forever. 

* Gift Aid - we can claim Gift Aid from eligible supporters on donations, but not, unfortunately on high value rewards, even if the Gift Aid section is completed. Any queries, please do contact us* 

Some Unique rewards have already sold out! Including:

Morris Morph, Spooky Men's Chorale Limited Edition Canvas, Kerry Fletcher Dance Workshop at the 2021 Festival, Poetry mentoring workshop with Ilse Pedler, Children's Festival:Lead the Torchlight Procession, Martin Simpson 1:1 Workshop, John Kirkpatrick Workshop, Mel Biggs Workshop, Blowzabella Write a Tune for You, Steeleye Span Merchandise Bundle, Salcombe Diary Ice cream every day at the Festival, Chance to join the Jig Competition Judging Panel,  Sidmouth Gin Experience,  Saul Rose 1:1 Melodeon Masterclass,  1:1 Melodeon Lesson with Bob Ellis, Jackie Oates Online Fiddle Lesson, Signed Talisk CDS, Rusty Pig Festival Meal Deal, Chance to call at a Festival Folk Dance, Will Pound CDs, Matthew Crampton Human Cargo book & history of your postcode, Home Service Merch bundle, Fisherman's Friends merch, town centre parking, a chance to sing on the next Fisherman's Friends album, band surgery with Jo Freya, the comprehensive fRoots CD bundle, the entire Veteran Records collection, Exe Coffee subscription, Jez Lowe book & cds, Karine Polwart Zoom House Concert ...

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WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY BE GOING?  

 

All funds pledged will go into supporting and securing the future of The Sidmouth Folk Festival.
 

Your Crowdfunder pledge will assist with the Festival’s operational costs, covering some of the aforementioned 2020 costs already incurred and helping to secure a brighter future for the event. We are all desperate to see festival life return, and we want to guarantee that return of The Sidmouth Folk Festival will be a genuine cause for celebration in 2021, and back to its full glory forever after.

As well as helping to financially support the future of this hugely significant cultural event, the wider festival community – including artists, local businesses, festival traders – will also benefit from your pledge. All are reliant on the festival for a significant amount of their annual income, so your donations will support them too.

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CALLING ALL LOCAL RESIDENTS AND SOUTH WEST PEOPLE

 

Can you dig deep and help too?

Everyone is acutely aware of the huge boost the Festival gives to the town, Devon and South West economies. Losing the Festival in 2020 will hit those already suffering businesses and communities hard. 

The Festival's 'Use it Local' policy means that over 100 local businesses, contractors, traders, breweries, cider makers, craftspeople from Devon and around the South West will suffer without the 2020 Festival. They really need us back in 2021 and beyond. 

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This campaign is being run run through the supportive registered charity Sidmouth FolkWeek Limited, providing the opportunity for Gift Aid to add 25% to qualifying donations. All funds raised will go directly towards ensuring the future and development of the Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Thanks in advance for your help! Your support is vital to us. 

The SFF Festival Team

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Any questions about your donation or the rewards on offer or if you experience problems with the site, please contact us at abm.festival@gmail.com and we'd be happy to help. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£4,950 or more

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The Forever All-In-One Ticket

This is THE ultimate forever season ticket. An All-In-One Ticket WITH Pre-Festival concert tickets that lasts forever! That's it, never buy a season or event ticket again, EVER!! This ticket can be passed on, whether that's for one year or indefinitely! So when we say 'ever' we do really mean 'ever'!

£8 or more

158 of 400 claimed

Limited Edition Leather SFF 2020 Badge

Every year at the Festival we sell about beautiful leather badges hand made by George Butterworth, showing the Fiddler, festival name and the Year. Don't miss a chance to add 'the missing year' to your collection.

£10 or more

£10 Donation - Sidmouth Champions Wall

Add your name to the Champions Wall at the Festival! Your name (or message up to 100 characters) will be featured alongside other Sidmouth Champions on our display by the Ham & on the festival website.

£15 or more

22 of 25 claimed

'Bagpuss: The Music & Songs' online film

Sandra Kerr has created a 15min film to watch online, unpicking the origins of the Bagpuss songs and showing off the instruments - suitable for grown ups and children. It's intimate and low key, and friendly! Sandra Kerr's Festival Choir will be much missed this year, but the good news is it's going online as part of Sidmouth Folk Festival Online - details available from 28th July!

£20 or more

£20 Sidmouth Champions T-shirt

Show the World you're a Sidmouth Champion with a specially designed 2020 Supporters T-shirt. Please specify size when selecting (Unisex 4XL to S, Ladies Fit 2XL to S)

£20 or more

£20 Sidmouth Champions T-shirt (Ladies Fit)

Show the World you're a Sidmouth Champion with a specially designed 2020 Supporters T-shirt. Please specify size when selecting (Ladies Fit 2XL to S)

£25 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Children's Festival: See yourself in Print

See yourself in print: Show that you are a real Sidmouth Festival Champion by having your picture printed in the Children’s Festival Programme.

£28 or more

6 of 8 claimed

Lemon Jelli Festival Food Vouchers

Eat well at Lemon Jelli in Blackmore Gardens: £35 worth of vouchers for their superb Pies, Pasties and Sandwiches for £28. 7 x £5 vouchers to spend as you like. Another great deal from Lemon Jelli.

£35 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Jack Rutter signed merch bundle

Jack Rutter is an acclaimed folk singer, guitarist and bouzouki player from West Yorkshire. This reward contains a signed album poster, signed Hills vinyl and signed Gold of Scar & Shale CD, featuring primarily Yorkshire traditional songs; almost all rare and many previously unrecorded.

£40 or more

27 of 30 claimed

Nancy Kerr - Voice Technique Mini Workshop

A Mini Workshop Voice Technique by award-winning singer & teacher Nancy Kerr. 4 X 10 mins specially pre-recorded fun technique sessions - applicable to any singer whether new or more experienced, drawing on holistic voice practices & folk singing style tips from Nancy’s teaching & performance experience. Each session focuses on a particular area of technique: Warming up, Breathing and support, Range and voice placement, Ornaments and style.

£40 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Children's Festival: Lead a Daytime Procession

Show you are a Sidmouth Champion family by leading one of the colourful daytime processions through the streets of Sidmouth.

£40 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Limited Edition Bridges CD

Another generous reward from fRoots - the last 10 of the limited edition Bridges CD, never commercially released. Featuring Chris Wood & Ben Mandelson/ Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver & Mavrika/ Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita/ Spiro & Mojmir Novakovic/ Olivia Chaney & BJ Cole/ Eliza Carthy & Martha Mavroidi/ whole cast)

£50 or more

2 of 3 claimed

John Dipper Fiddle Workshop

With his experience at bringing old tunes to life with The English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Patterson Dipper, Alma, Dipper Malkin and the Emily Askew Band, John is a sought after workshop leader at The Sidmouth Folk Festival and many others. Don't miss this chance for a 121 hour long, online workshop to develop your fiddle playing. John will also be running a fiddle masterclass at our online festival next week, programme out 28th July.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Teilhard Frost online one hour lesson

Teilhard Frost workshop online one hour lesson in one of these: hambone, fiddle, old time banjo, harmonica, bones or jawharp. A multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker, Teilhard Frost specializes in traditional Appalachian old time music, a natural born entertainer whose stage presence is a joyful experience.

£100 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Sam Sweeney Zoom Workshop, signed CD & poster

““The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes.” ****” - The Guardian This fantastic reward offers a 1 hour fiddle lesson on Zoom + a signed copy of Sam's acclaimed second album Unearth Repeat & poster.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

121 online storytelling surgery with Debs Newbold

A 1 to 1 storytelling surgery on Zoom or Skype with festival favourite Debs Newbold, for someone who has a story they'd like to tell. We could look at aspects of performance, getting the story across, or we could look at how you adapt the narrative for telling on stage. It could be for a teller who is only at the start of a particular project or story, or for someone with a story they told many times but wish to go deeper and get more out of it.

£180 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hotel Elizabeth 2-night B&B stay for 2

Experience modern comfort and style at the Hotel Elizabeth (Sidmouth Hotels), overlooking Lyme Bay, This reward is for a 2 night B&B stay for 2 in a seaview double / twin room. (Available 1st October -31st March)

£220 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Rugby Club Food & Drink All Week at SFF21

A fantastic food & drink package for 2 people for the 2021 Sidmouth Folk Festival. This deal includes a breakfast and evening meal, plus pint of beer or glass of wine for 2 people for each of the 8 days of the 2021 Festival, from the Rugby Club caterer.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Exmoor Folk Dance and Snowdrop Weekend Tickets

An all-inclusive room for two (double or twin, worth £280pp) at this weekend full of folk dance with resident caller Ray Goodswen & Dampiers Round. Learn several dances in the workshops and get to know the beauty of Exmoor National Park with the famous Snowdrop Valley. 29-31 Jan 2021 at Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, many thanks to the hotel for this great offer. http://www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk/music_breaks.htm

£450 or more

5 of 8 claimed

Cricket Club Campervan Space for 2021

A much sought after Campervan space for 9 nights of 2021 Festival Week on the Fortfield Cricket ground, situated on the seafront, including bar, catering and access to facilities.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The Way Up/Martyn Harvey Wedding Ceilidh

Festival favourite ceilidh package: Shropshire band This Way Up with Kendal caller Martyn Harvey (Sidmouth FF, Whitby FF etc) This splendid band will deliver sets of lively music all coupled with fun dances for your wedding celebration. Terms - Between Shrewsbury and Kendal and within 80 miles of each. Any Friday or Saturday when the band and caller are available, once indoor / marquee gatherings are permitted, before June 21

£900 or more

22 of 24 claimed

5 Year Week Season Ticket

5 Year Week Season Ticket (2021-2025). A saving of over £370, that's over 30%!!* Don't worry if you've already have a 2021 Season Ticket, we can start your 5 Year Week Season ticket in 2022 (2022-2026). You can also pass this ticket on which gives you great flexibility, whether that's for one year or for the remaining life of the ticket!

£1,500 or more

11 of 16 claimed

5 Year All-In-One Ticket WITH Pre-Festival concert

5 Year All-In-One Ticket WITH Pre-Festival concert tickets for each year (2021-2025). A saving of over £600, that's over 30%!!* Don't worry if you've already have a 2021 Season Ticket, we can start your 5 Year All-In-One ticket in 2022 (2022-2026). You can also pass this ticket on which gives you great flexibility, whether that's for one year or for the remaining life of the ticket!

£1,700 or more

4 of 7 claimed

10 year Week Ticket

"10 Year Week Season Ticket (2021-2030). A saving of over £1100, that's over 40%!!* Don't worry if you've already have a 2021 Season Ticket, we can start your 10 Year Week Season ticket in 2022 (2022-2031). You can also pass this ticket on which gives you great flexibility, whether that's for one year or for the remaining life of the ticket! * based on projected prices"

£2,800 or more

3 of 5 claimed

10 Year All-in-One Ticket

10 Year All-In-One Ticket WITH Pre-Festival concert tickets for each year (2021-2030). A saving of over £1800, that's over 40%!!* Don't worry if you've already have a 2021 Season Ticket, we can start your 10 Year All-In-One ticket in 2022 (2022-2031). You can also pass this ticket on which gives you great flexibility, whether that's for one year or for the remaining life of the ticket! * based on projected prices

£10 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Online Fiddle Workshop with Sarah Matthews

Zoom workshop for up to 20 fiddle players (reward is per participant) Sarah Matthews (Folk Musician, Singer, Composer, Workshop Leader) will teach a tune by ear, line by line, then offer ideas to try for variation, embellishments and chordal accompaniment. We will have the opportunity to play together, using the Mute function on Zoom and people can take a turn to lead the tune playing, before trying all the parts together at the end.

£10 or more

50 of 50 claimed

50 Years Of Sidmouth Folk Festival: 1988-2004 DVD

A DVD copy of Bill Lankester (MBE)'s 2004 Film ’50 Years Of Sidmouth Folk Festival: 1988-2004’. The film is 3 hours long and gives an insight into each years performances, and includes such performers as Lonnie Donnigan, Ralph McTell, dance teams from around the world, English folk and morris teams and a general view from around all parts of the Festival. A classic!

£10 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Signed Jez Lowe Book - The Corly Croons

The 2nd novel from much-loved singer & song writer Jez Lowe. 'The Corly Crooms' delves into the background of the circle of songwriters who came to be known as The Bards of the Tyne. Their work chronicled the life and times of Newcastle and the characters who lived and worked there, and many of the songs they wrote continue to be sung to this very day.

£13 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Will Pound's A Day Will Come CD

Released in May, Will Pound’s A Day Will Come features a traditional tune or song from or inspired by the traditional music of the 27 states of the European Union. These are tunes that have travelled and evolved, mixed and merged – played with joy, a love of tradition & a sense of adventure. Featuring Jenn Butterworth, Jude Rees, Patsy Reid, John Parker, Bodhan Piasecki, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Liz Carroll, Gudrun Walther, Dunja Bahtijar & more

£15 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Signed Brìghde Chaimbeul CD 'The Reeling'

The award-winning debut album from piper Brìghde Chaimbeul, one of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians. ”Unique, exciting and forward-looking” The Quietus“The whole album is exciting, unique and gorgeous” Songlines Magazine ”Unforgettable deep atmosphere” The Guardian

£20 or more

16 of 16 claimed

Brunch with the Stars at the Bedford Hotel

Enjoy an Early Brunch with a Festival artist (8.30-10.00 am) at the Bedford Hotel on the seafront, during the 2021 Festival.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Special Spooky Sidmouth Experience

Join The Spooky Men's Chorale at the 2021 Sidmouth Folk Festival for a unique experience at an undisclosed festival location! We know it's a limited audience of 10, and a repertoire of about 5 songs, the rest will become clear next year!

£22 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Children's Festival Ice Cream Deal

More Ice cream from Salcombe Dairy; this time in Blackmore Gardens: £22 buys you 2 single scoop cones filled with ice cream of your choice, each day over 5 days of the 2021 Festival, worth £30.

£22 or more

1 of 1 claimed

George Sansome Solo CD & limited edition art print

A copy of George' Debut solo album, released in June, and limited edition art print. George’s ten years (and counting) of playing with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic have cultivated a deep love of traditional song and he has come into his own as a singer and accompanist. His relaxed stage presence and engaging delivery make for a captivating and exciting performance.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Poetry mentoring workshop with Ilse Pedler

Poet Ilse Pedler has been published in many magazines and anthologies, and has run popular poetry workshops at the Festival for a number of years.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Talisk CDs

Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound. This bundle includes their first album Abyss & second album Beyond which received a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in Songlines, praising the band as “incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky.”

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Zoe Wren CD bundle

Zoe Wren CD bundle Giving British folk a modern twist, Zoe’s sound was described by Fatea Magazine as 'refreshingly bold.' Once a busker, Zoe has supported Ralph McTell, won the Alan Surtees Trust grant and appeared on The BBC One Show. This bundle starts with Zoë’s debut EP Pandora’s Box (2014), plus Gold & Smoke and Inspired. Check out Zoe's performance over on our #sidfolkonline website

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Jackie Oates Online Fiddle Lesson

Jackie Oates' mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards and she's a popular workshop leader at the SFF Children's Festival. On offer is a 45 minute online private lesson in fiddle technique, repertoire or fiddle singing. This can be adapted for any age group or ability level, although a shorter (up to 30mins) session recommended for children under 10.

£30 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Brunch with the Stars at Dukes

Enjoy a Brunch (9.30-11.00am) at Dukes Seaside Inn during the 2021 Festival, with three of the Spooky Men. Great food, great company!

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Signed CD & DVD from the Fisherman's Friends

'The feel-good film of the year!' A signed copy of the Fisherman's Friends 2019 DVD and the accompanying Keep Hauling CD. Based on the true story of the band and packed full of rousing shanties from the original ‘buoy band’ of Port Issac.

£30 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Jez Lowe CD bundle

A 3 CD/DVD set from award winning singer songwriter Jez Lowe : Jack Common’s Anthem, The Parish Notices and Northern Echoes - Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies Live on the Tyne.

£33 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cafe Dish meal for 4 at SFF2021

Wondrous vegan Cafe Dish are offering a fabulous lunch for four with drinks at the 2021 Festival in the serene setting of Blackmore Gardens/Peacock Lawn (worth £40).

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Melodeon tuition with Mel Biggs

One hour private melodeon tuition on Zoom. Mel Biggs is a musician, performer and melodeon teacher, renowned the world over for her perceptive, patient and mindful manner in teaching melodeon; both on and off-line.

£35 or more

3 of 3 claimed

2 Coffees a day for the 2021 Festival!

Coffee maestros Lemon Jelli in Blackmore Gardens are offering you 2 excellent coffees (or any other drinks) a day for the 8 days of Sidmouth Folk Festival 2021. You can take them whenever you like-one huge coffee boost or spread out over the week. A great deal worth £48.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Martin Simpson CD bundle

The first of signed CD rewards from one of the best acoustic, finger-style guitarists in the world: Martin Simpson - these three from the early noughties: Kind Letters (2005) Righteousness and Humidity (2003)  The Bramble Briar (2001) Martin Simpson & Magpie Arc feature in #SidFolkOnline over on our festival website this weekend.

£40 or more

12 of 12 claimed

A Week of Cider! Enjoy 2 pints a day at SFF2021

From the oldest Cider Works in the country, Sandford Orchards of Crediton, are offering you a 'Week of their award winning Ciders'. Vouchers for 2 pints per day of any of the range we stock at the Festival over 8 days, but you can redeem them as and when you choose. Worth £55 so big saving.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Exe Coffee Roasters: Be a Barista coffee course!

Be a Barista coffee course! 1 x voucher to attend a 2 hour hands on introduction to how to make barista style coffee - a very popular course! Exe Coffee Roasters are an independent UK speciality coffee roaster based in Exeter, and popular caffeine providers at the Festival hub!

£40 or more

12 of 12 claimed

A Week of Beer! Enjoy 2 pints a day at SFF2021

At last! The one you have all been waiting for! Choose from our fine selection of ales/beers, A Week of fine Brews, Tokens for 2 pints a day of any of the range we stock at the Festival over 8 days, but you can redeem them as and when you choose. Worth £55 so a big saving. Supported by Anchors Away and the Blackmore Volunteer team.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Emily Askew CD bundle

A 4 CD set from multi-instrumentalist Emily Askew (3 Askew Sisters albums & 1 band CD). The Emily Askew Band (Emily Askew, Jamie Roberts, John Dipper & Louise Duggan) fuse Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. The Askew Sisters together rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Alden, Paterson & Dashwood CD bundle

3 Albums from highly acclaimed folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood, who weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and dobro around beautifully written original songs and melodies, plus limited edition duo EP from Christina Alden & Alex Patterson - catch them on our #SidFolkOnline livestream later today! Albums: Call Me Home / By The Night / Waterbound. EP: The Fox Song

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

1:1 Melodeon Lesson with Bob Ellis

Well known at the festival for his popular workshops, Bob Ellis has a background in education and teaches melodeon to beginners and intermediates and more. This lesson will take place via Zoom and lasts 75-90mins.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Children's Festival:Lead the Torchlight Procession

A one-off Sidmouth Champion family opportunity to lead the famous Sidmouth Folk Festival Torchlight from start to finish!

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Steeleye Span Merchandise Bundle

As a special release for their 50th Anniversary Tour, this limited edition release provides everything a Steeleye Span fan could want. 2 CDs and accompanying DVD of April '19 live concert at April 2019, plus bonus DVD, live in Oct 18. PLUS the latest album Estd 1969, PLUS a tour t-shirt!

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Exe Coffee Roasters: 3 month Subscription

A 3 month coffee subscription from Exeter's finest - 1 x 250g bag of coffee posted to your address once each week for 12 weeks (the coffees will be a selection of single origin and blends).

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christine Kydd Online Singing Masterclass

Christine Kydd is one of Scotland’s leading, award-winning singer/ songwriters & singer of traditional songs and ballads, her choice of songs rich and varied, but with a focus on the song culture of Scotland. A highly-regarded educator, theatre performer and vocal coach. "A singer of grace and generosity, she’s a commanding soloist, a brilliant harmony arranger, and an inspirational teacher" (Karine Polwart

£60 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Saul Rose 1:1 Melodeon Masterclass

1:1 melodeon masterclass for D/G or C/F melodeon on Skype. Melodeon maestro Saul will listen to & assess your playing then tailor an hour of techniques & exercises especially for you.

£60 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Cricket Club Car Parking at the 2021 Festival

An convenient town centre car parking space - a full day for each the 8 festival days

£60 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Rugby Club Car Parking at the 2021 Festival

A daily parking permit in the centre of Sidmouth for the Festival duration (Friday to Friday inclusive i.e. 8 days)

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Home Service Merch Bundle

3 CDs and a t-shirt from the classic folk rock band Home Service: Live 1986, The Mysteries and A New Ground

£60 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Jig Competition Sponsors Seat

The John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition has gone online this year but will be back in 2021. This is your chance to secure an actual seat to watch the show, alongside other the event sponsors!

£65 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Blowzabella Merchandise Bundle

Fantastic merchandise bundle including all three of our tune books and the CDs Vanilla, Octomento, Strange News and Two Score. (Prices includes including PnP in the UK - additional £12 for posting to Europe, beyond Europe plus £20 postage.)

£70 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Delicious Ice Cream every day at the 2021 Festival

From the award-winning Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream - Two medium waffle cones each day for the 9 days on the 2021 festival, with 2 scoops of your favourite ice cream in each cone.

£75 or more

3 of 3 claimed

John Kirkpatrick 1:1 Workshop

A one hour workshop with John Kirkpatrick, renowned folk musician, squeezebox expert and accordion virtuoso! Choose either Anglo concertina, the left hand of the accordion, or one / two row melodeon.

£75 or more

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Band surgery at Sidmouth 2021 with Jo Freya

Want someone to listen and give constructive criticism to how you play, your arrangements and help with ideas? Often described as the chameleon of Folk and mistress of reinvention, Jo Freya plays many different instruments in many bands with completely different styles and is a festival regular. Each surgery is 2 hours long.

£80 or more

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Beer Voucher! A Cricket Club Bar Voucher for SFF21

Treat yourself to a Bar Voucher worth £100 for use at the Cricket Club during Festival Week 2021!

£85 or more

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Martin Simpson signed CD bundle

More signed CDs from Martin Simpson, fantastic guitarist, singer and songwriter, we're looking forward to him closing our #sidfolkonline livestream tonight. These 7 CDs span the last 15years, bringing you right up to date with Rooted (2019) Trails and Tribulations (2017) Simpson | Cutting | Kerr – Murmurs (2015) Vagrant Stanzas (2013) Purpose and Grace (2011) True Stories (2009) Prodigal Son (2007)

£100 or more

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Sidmouth Gin Experience

A chance for 2 people to make a 70cl bottle of their own bespoke gin, at the Sidmouth Gin HQ. The prize includes Gin and Tonic on arrival, nibbles and a talk on everything gin.

£100 or more

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Chance to join the Jig Competition Judging Panel

John Gasson’s Mum, Brenda, wasn’t an authority on Morris, but she knew a good jig when she saw it and knew what she liked. Brenda judged her own John’s Mum category when she last came to the competition in 2017 and presented the unique prize which truly represented John. Brenda died in 2019 so we thought this was the end of this category, but for 2021 you could have a pride of place front row seat and be the John’s Mum category judge!

£120 or more

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Karine Polwart Digital House Concert

A one off bespoke performance from multi-award-winning songwriter and musician Karine Polwart for a maximum of six households of family and friends (minimum of two) gathered together at one time, by Zoom. The concert will consist of five songs and chats in between. "One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain” The Guardian.

£150 or more

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Short Break at Ladram Bay

A short break stay off peak, at the award winning Budleigh Salterton holiday park. Ladram Bay is family owned for over 75 years and offers the perfect combination for a family seaside holiday – first class entertainment, quality accommodation and superb facilities on your doorstep. Valid Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday in March, April, May or June (excluding bank holidays and school holidays.

£160 or more

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Rusty Pig Festival Meal Deal

Dine with Rusty at the Festival! Enjoy a main meal and drink for two, each day of the 2021 festival, at the popular Ham catering. Rusty Pig is all about local – sourcing, flavours and people. Owner Robin Rea grew up in Ottery St Mary; after learning about seasonal ingredients and provenance overseas and at River Cottage, he returned to open Rusty Pig in 2011.

£180 or more

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Seaside break at Dukes (Sidmouth Hotels)

A 2 night stay at this modern and comfortable Inn on the seafront, enjoy B&B for 2 in a seaview double or twin room (Available 1st October-31st March)

£190 or more

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Wine & Dine for 4 at the Rusty Pig restaurant

Rising star chef, Robin Rea will look after you at a dinner for 4 at the Rusty Pig restaurant, Ottery St Mary; includes wine and bubbles to start the evening in style!

£200 or more

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Kerry Fletcher Dance Workshop at the 2021 Festival

Kerry is a choreographer and traditional dancer of many styles, from waltzing to clogging. Well loved at the Festival, she is an experienced dance workshop leader and an accomplished performer. Kerry is offering a very special personalised 1 hour dance workshop at the 2021 festival for 2 people.

£200 or more

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Folk Dance: Chance to Call at a Festival Dance

Your chance to share the calling at one of the major evening dances in the next Sidmouth festival. You can choose the style of dance based on the programme, but could include English, Contra and Squares, Irish Set, and others.

£200 or more

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Spooky Men's Chorale Deluxe Merch Package

All the CDs, T Shirts (and various irreplaceable items!) from the vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, that is the Spooky Men's Chorale!

£200 or more

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2night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Seafront Hotel

Enjoy a stay at the Kingswood & Devoran (Sidmouth Hotels) - classic Victorian charm with contemporary style, right on the seafront. This great value reward includes 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, morning coffee and afternoon tea stay for 2 in a standard seaview double or twin room. (valid 1st October -31st March. Excludes 2nd Jan -9th Feb)

£225 or more

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Martin Simpson 1:1 Workshop

A three hour 1 to 1 workshop with Martin Simpson, one of the best acoustic, finger-style guitarists in the world, at the 2021 Sidmouth Folk Festival

£230 or more

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THE comprehensive fRoots CD bundle

A full set of 70+ of the compilation CDs given with fRoots magazine (RIP) from 1994 to 2019, the later download-only ones on professionally made CDRs. Around 1200 great tracks covering 25 years!

£280 or more

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Bedford Hotel 2 night stay with dinner

Classic Regency hotel and iconic festival centre, 2 night off-season break for 2, Friday and Saturday night DB&B plus Sunday lunch (available from Feb 2021)

£300 or more

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The entire Veteran Records back catalogue!

Enjoy a copy of every album that has been produced on Veteran Records, one of the UK's leading CD labels specialising in traditional folk music from England and Ireland. This reward includes 40 CDs and 18 CDRs (these are download only albums) covering the breadth of the English & Irish traditional music scene. Visit http://www.veteran.co.uk/ for more details and of their online Festival Stall coming soon.

£350 or more

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2021 Festival Campervan space

A highly sought after Campervan space for the duration of the 2021 Festival (9 nights) at the Rugby Club in the centre of Sidmouth town.

£400 or more

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Spooky Men's Chorale Limited Edition Canvas

A limited edition, framed canvas of the Spooky Men's Chorale 'Stop Scratching It' (2007) album cover, the difficult second album of the vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth! The artwork currently resides in Australia, arrangements will be made to reunite it with the lucky new oener.

£500 or more

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Blowzabella write a tune just for you!

A fantastic opportunity to have a member of Blowzabella write a tune for you. They will talk to you about it first, you will be provided with a basic recording of the tune and notation. The band will decide who will write the tune and it is that person who will contact you to talk to you about it. Many Blowzabella tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world.

£600 or more

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Sing on the next Fisherman's Friends album!

A one-off chance to sing with the shanty singers on their next album! The Fisherman’s Friends have become true Friends of the Festival with three packed out Pre-Festival concerts in the last five years. A truly fantastic opportunity to sing with Port Isaac’s hugely popular musical and big screen phenomenon.

£750 or more

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Private House Concert with Banter!

An amazing opportunity to enjoy a private concert with Banter, in the comfort of your own home with up to 40 friends (once social distancing allows!) Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band! Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling.

£2,500 or more

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Morris Morph

Especially made to support Sidmouth Folk Festival by Peter Lord, co-founder and creative director of Aardmann Animations. Morris Morph is a unique original Morph sculpture, truly one of a kind! Morph is 13cm tall (always has been!), hand-made from a wonderful material called SuperSculpey. It behaves exactly like Plasticine, except that you can bake it hard and then paint it. So with care, Morris Morph here should last a lifetime.

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