There were 18 dance groups performing, from belly dancing to traditional Morris, complete with garlands, slings and bobbins, and traditional bells and clogs.  Image: James Hardisty
There were 18 dance groups performing, from belly dancing to traditional Morris, complete with garlands, slings and bobbins, and traditional bells and clogs. Image: James Hardisty

Holmfirth Festival of Folk: In pictures as grand celebrations mark a return for 2022

A joyous return for the Holmfirth Festival of Folk has been hailed a record success as dancers twirled in traditional finery to bring life to old customs and with merry revelry.

By Ruby Kitchen
Monday, 9th May 2022, 6:00 am

Festivities ran all through the weekend, with workshops, bands, a ceilidh and many performances from dance troupes.

For the past two years the hugely popular festival has been held online, and this year's return marks 44 years since it was first launched.

Run entirely by volunteers, the festival celebrates all things 'folk', from bands to dance groups to storytelling.

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