NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar Highlights for Late March and Early April 2024

Published March 24, 2024

The NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar is your guide to folk music and dance events happening around the area from late March to early April 2024. This comprehensive list includes a variety of events, from lively contra dances and open mics to intimate concerts and performances by renowned artists.

Upcoming Folk Events

Get ready to dance your heart out at contra dances scheduled throughout the month, or enjoy the talent on display at open mics in Manchester. If you're looking for a musical performance, don't miss Black Violin, Lunasa, and Tinsley Ellis, among others, as they grace local stages. Furthermore, the likes of Liz Longley and Sam Robbins will be sharing their voices and stories through their evocative music.


One of the key highlights includes a Monday night Contra Dance at Nelson Town Hall, a beloved tradition that brings the community together with folk rhythms and steps. For those who appreciate the strings, Black Violin's unique blend of classical and hip-hop at The Music Hall and David Francey's heartfelt folk at Bass Hall will also be taking place. The calendar wraps up with incredible performances by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and an array of talented artists at the NEFFA folk festival.

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