The Skiddaw View Main Stage (pictured above), as it's name implies, really does embrace the panoramic view of Skiddaw, England's 4th highest mountain and it’s neighbouring Caldbeck fells. 

From the the main stage and camping area you are never more than a few minutes walk to all the venues in the village.

St James’ Church, Ireby, with it's natural acoustics, it is a firm favourite for afternoon concerts. 

Ireby 12th century Chancel is a tiny and secluded venue and is just a 25 minute walk from the camp field. It's for those who like to go that extra mile to keep fit and reap the additional benefits of good music and the beautiful landscape.

In the village square, the Globe Hall provides a heady mix of music styles, new talent and always a few surprises.

Ireby Women's Institute was founded In 1924 and in 1956 the members bought the present building which had been the local school since the 1700s .

Over the festival weekend and with a hint of bygone leisurely times, the W.I. ladies will be creating a hive of culinary activity to produce the most cromulent home bakes, sandwiches, soup bacon butties and pots of tea. So whatever you do, don’t leave it off your "must visit" list!

In the village square and after a 2 year closure we are delighted to have the Emily’s Black Lion pub (formally the Lion) back on the festival “must visit” list, good beer and sessions at your finger tips!

Woodlands Country Guest House is the host venue for our Tin Whistle workshop. There are limited places so be sure to get to the venue on time. Details in the official programme, available at the festival office.

The Dome is situated near the main marquee. It's a tiny performance area for Ian Douglas our story teller for all age groups. It’s also the base for surprise guests who care to drop in and for budding musicians who may like to sign up for a performance session.

© Ireby Festival 2018