BoA Traditional

Bradford and around has a strong traditional of folk events.

If your event/group is not listed then email us to be included.


  • January (circa 25th): Hen’s Orchard Wassail at the Tithe Barn organised by The Preservation Trust. More information here. 
  • May (mid): The Green Man Festival of dance, music and song. One of the largest gatherings of dancers in the UK. More information here  
  • October: Halloween – from 2020 the Bradford Black Dog wanders the town.
  • Boxing Day: Morris Dancing Holt Morris and Belle’s Angels dancing around Holt Village starting about 10am and ending in the Ham Tree for traditional music and carols. Example here


  • Bell’s Angels Ladies Morris practice every Wednesday, 6.15pm in Holt Church Hall. More information here.


  • BoA Folk Club every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm at The Swan Hotel with regular singarounds and guest performers. More information here.
  • Traditional English music session at The Swan Hotel at 8pm every other Monday. Join in or come along to listen. More information here.
  • Traditional Irish music session on the 1st Thursday of the month 8.30pm at The Swan Hotel. Join in or come along to listen. More information here.