Southport’s First Ever Fiddle Festival Comes To The Atkinson

Southport’s First Ever Fiddle Festival Comes To The Atkinson

A celebration of the learning, teaching, dancing and music of the fiddle and string section. With showcases from Lakeland Fiddlers, Palentine Fiddlers, Southport Strings and Brook Hall Fiddlers in the Foyer from 12pm – 3pm.

This year our headlining events include a Ceilidh with Gallimaufry and a finale gig with Welsh folk group Calan!

Throughout the Saturday there are a number of workshops run by experts including Carolyn Francis, Julian Taylor, Sarah Marks and Calan themselves.

Calan  breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs

We’re looking forward to welcoming the music community into the venue and learning all about the instruments of the fiddle section, and what they have to offer.

Southport Fiddle Festival Weekender Tickets are just : £28

The Ceilidh with Gallimaufry (£8 / £6 concessions), while Calan tickets are £12 (£10 concessions). Performances and workshops take place throughout the day with FREE showcases in the foyer. To book please visit or call the Box Office on 01704 533 333.




Southport Fiddle Festival

Ceilidh with Gallimaufry

Friday 11 November


£8 (£6 concessions)

Saturday 12 November

11am – 11.45am – Full Fiddle Warm Up! | Gallery (Free)

12pm – 1pm – Lancashire Tunes with Julian Taylor | Theatre (£6)

12pm – 12.45pm – Southport String Ensemble with Sarah Marks | Foyer ( Showcase )

1pm – 1.45pm – Share a Tune! | Studio (£6)

1pm – 1.45pm – Lakeland fiddlers with Carolyn Francis | Foyer (Showcase)

1pm – 3pm – Southport Folk Dance Club: Beginners Session | Children’s

Library (Free)

2pm – 3pm – Tunes from Cumbria with Carolyn Francis | Studio (£6)

2pm – 2.45pm – Palantine Fiddlers with Julian Taylor | Foyer  (Showcase)

3.30pm – 4.30pm – Calan Workshop | Studio (£6)

Workshops are £6 each or £20 for all 4

Just add all paid for workshops to your cart and quote SFF20 (limited availability, booking required).



Saturday 12 November


£12 (£10 concessions)


Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and

a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office



About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the  Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.

Posted on 24 October 2016 under General news

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