Now an established part of the festival fringe, at Centre 70, right next to the main Showground, will be packed with all manner of workshops on Saturday and Sunday. You’re welcome to come and try your hand at bell ringing, Irish drum, spoons, fiddle, stringed instruments and choirs. There’ll be something here for everyone, and all ages are welcome.

This year there will be no advance booking – just turn up on the day. We’re trying to recoup some of the costs, so we’ll be charging a very reasonable £5.00 for each hour-and-a-half workshop. Please bring the cash with you.

Details to follow.

Workshop Showcase – Main Stage, Sunday 1.45pm

The Workshop participants will be invited to go on the BunkFest Main Stage on Sunday afternoon to perform a couple of tune and a couple of songs together. These will be presented in the workshops and at the Sunday lunchtime rehearsal. Don’t panic – we’re not asking for a solo! As far as possible, we’ll join all the groups together for the 30 minute slot we have on the stage.

The Workshops and Workshop Showcase are under the direction of Jon Bennett (07914 79 5823) who’ll be on-site all weekend. If you have any questions, come and find him.

Event Photography

If you’re a keen photographer, we need pictures of the Bunkfest! You can either just send them to or come along at 10am Saturday morning to join other enthusiasts and work out a schedule between you. This is a self-administered workshop!