Folk Arts Oxford aims to promote folk and traditional dance, music and song in the Oxfordshire region. In particular we are interested in improving access for those who might face barriers to participation in the arts.

Through our funded project work: children in Headington have learned about local lad William Kimber, and the musical legacy he has left; a new band called Iris has been formed, who accompany all their songs with Makaton signing; children from mainstream and special schools in Oxfordshire have the chance to create music together, and perform on the main stage at Folk Weekend: Oxford.

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. 

Past events

Title Author Hits
Jackie Oates in concert with Tristan Seume Written by Cat McGill Hits: 939
A chance to sing broadside ballads from the Bodleian collection Written by Cat McGill Hits: 1038
Folk Weekend 2015 Written by Cat McGill Hits: 2126
Folk Weekend 2017 Written by Cat McGill Hits: 1943
Folk Weekend 2018 Written by Cat McGill Hits: 1395
Folk Weekend 2014 Written by Cat McGill Hits: 2367
A Very Folky Christmas! Written by Cat McGill Hits: 2427
Carols at the Ashmolean Written by Cat McGill Hits: 3820
Oxford Folk Live Friday at the Ashmolean Museum Written by Cat McGill Hits: 2361
Family ceilidh! Written by Cat McGill Hits: 2490