Folk Arts Oxford aims to promote folk and traditional dance, music and song in the Oxfordshire region.

Alongside our own projects and events, FAO works collaboratively with other local organisations, forging links and creating opportunities for folk artists to work in education and community projects, as well as showcase their talent in local events.

Since we launched in 2012 we have worked in association with Oxford City Council, The Ashmolean Museum, Restore (a mental health charity), Cowley Road Carnival, and the Pitt Rivers Museum. In 2014 we worked with the English Folk Dance and Song Society to host a training day for Folk Educators in Oxford.

We are particularly interested in improving access for those who might face barriers to participation in the folk arts.


Folk Weekend 2017

We are building up to the sixth Folk Weekend: Oxford; your local festival where community comes together to enjoy folk music, get creative, and celebrate Oxford with a weekend bursting fun and surprise.

From 21st-23rd April, we have a full schedule of family activities, music and dance events, as well Morris dancers seemingly appearing around every corner, and pubs opening their doors for folk sessions everywhere.

Fun for all the family: free events in the Pitt Rivers Museum all weekend, and the return of our popular family ceilidh!

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