8-9-10th  MAY 2015  &  SEPTEMBER  12-13-14th  2014 


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History of the festival


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Our Venue The O.D.G. (Wainright) "A little piece of heaven that has fallen on the earth")

have a promotional video. HIGHLY recommended. 

To watch  click here    Don't forget any comments about the Festivals & website please refer to "Contact Us" page above!

Artists wanting to appear, Please note that NO fees or expenses are paid, and, we do not! do sound checks only line checks! (It's worked so far) It's all for charity.

You don't need tickets! it's a free festival, but please give as much as you can to support our charities.

Please note :- ALL Camping spaces behind the Old Dungeon Ghyll are FULLY BOOKED and are for artists and stewards!! DO NOT pitch your tent!!


       Image copyright to Frank Josef (permanent sponsor) and must not be reproduced without prior permission.

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 Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Facebook site, Click here

                    A song written by Phil Drane about the legendary Alfred Wainwright together with stills of the Lake Distict:  Copyright to Phil Drane and must not be reproduced without prior permission.

 May 2012 -

For general news about the Festivals go to the LATEST NEWS page, for INFO on May or Sept Festival go to the

bit that has the info. Not rocket science eh! Cheers.

  Mik’s Charity Weekend at the Unicorn, Ambleside Feb 2014.   See News Page.

Contact Details For Each Festival on the Contact page
 Please do come along, join in the sessions/singarounds and get a flavour our Festival.

Set at the head of the incomparable setting of the Langdale Valley, Cumbria, the "Heart" of the Lake District at:-


 Two events under the umbrella of the “Langdale Charity Folk Festival” with the fundamental principle that no one gets paid, not even expenses. Let’s be clear– the artists, organisers, stewards all pay for their own travel and accommodation because they love to be part of it!

Now that Mik has stepped down DAVE and MAUREEN will run the May and September Festivals,  they include a wide variety of solo performers/duos/trios/groups from local artists to artists from across the country.

Another unusual feature is that they are FREE FESTIVALS!! (no tickets). Money for the Charities is raised by raffles/auctions and donations and any other way we can find to get money out of you!!.

So far we have raised over £23,400 since 2008!!

Starting Wednesday & Thursday night with sessions then Friday night with a bar concert and an acoustic folk club, Saturday with a bar concert all through the day and evening, an acoustic folk club in the afternoon then the main concert in the dining room for the evening, sunday is the final all day and evening concert in the bar, all the bar concerts end with a session starting about 9pm

     The Mike Harding Folk Show - Link A "must listen to" Sunday Show!!