17th Furness Tradition Festival

10 – 12th July 2015

Ulverston, Cumbria



Bob Fox

John Spiers


the Askew Sisters

James and Karl Taylor

Striding Edge

Cumbria Gaita Band

The Weirdstring Band

Boggart’s Breakfast


Buttercross Belles

Crook Morris

Legs Levens

Thieving Magpie

Furness Morris


 More information about the performers


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Extra Concert –  Bob Fox:the WarHorse Songman

This is a late addition to the programme. Bob spent 3 years as Songman in the National Theatre production of ‘WarHorse’ Join him as he sings songs from the show plus other material from the BBC radio ballad of the great war.


What people are saying about the festival

“I talked with many people who had come specially to Ulverston for the Furness Tradition Folk weekend about how they felt about their experience.

They replied that they loved the friendliness of the town and the people here.

Someone from Leicester said that he people back home were all grumpy.

They prefer our festival over other similar festivals elsewhere because it’s smaller and they can easily meet up with their friends, it reminds them of how festivals were fifty years ago.” Geoff Dellow

“Many thanks for asking us across, we had a fantastic time. Hopefully we can get over to sing again at a future festival soon…..it would be a shame to stop now have them singing!!
Cheers,” Mike Wilson

“Just a note to say thank you for including us in your lovely festival.
We had such a great time and felt really welcomed and well looked after. All the best” Sarah for Cupola

“Just a wee note to say thank you so much for agreeing to let us play what really was a fantastic weekend in Ulverston. Jenn and I were chatting on the way up the road and we really were struck about how friendly the festival was and how everyone seemed to constantly smiling. We had a great time and it was great to hear the other folk play as well. We especially enjoyed hearing the Wilsons for the first time… spine tingling stuff!

Anyway, hope you’re enjoying a well earned rest and all the best for a great summer”  Rachel

“Trust you have your feet up now.
Crook had a great time, thank you.
We enjoyed it even more than last year.
Your mix of artists was first rate with a lovely variety.
The Saturday dancing worked better than last year and we appreciated meeting more sides during the day.
Saturday night’s big ‘ceilidh’ was first rate and our rapper dancers were very pleased at the opportunity you gave us to showcase our DERT dance and it seemed to be pretty well received.
So once again a massive ‘Well Done !’ from all of us in Crook Morris and especially for my pint received as promised !
Cheers,”  Martyn (Crook Morris Foreman & Squire for FT)