Folk week returns

WHITBY FOLK week is set to make its return this weekend.

The seven day event gets underway on Saturday in Whitby.

Each year the Folk Week sees dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances, all attracted scores of people to the town.

The event is a celebration of traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles, and feature more than 600 activities including workshops, concerts, singarounds, and street entertainment.

A host of artists, bands and callers, dancer teams and story tellers have already been booked to appear at this years event.

The Whitby Folk Week 2011 runs from Saturday August 20 to Friday August 26.

For more information visit www.whitbyfolkweek.co.uk