Folk Arts Oxford aims to promote folk and traditional dance, music and song in the Oxfordshire region. In particular we are interested in improving access for those who might face barriers to participation in the arts.

Through our funded project work: children in Headington have learned about local lad William Kimber, and the musical legacy he has left; a new band called Iris has been formed, who accompany all their songs with Makaton signing; children from mainstream and special schools in Oxfordshire have the chance to create music together, and perform on the main stage at Folk Weekend: Oxford.

Alongside our own projects and events, FAO works collaboratively with other local organisations, forging links and creating opportunities for folk artists to work in education and community projects, as well as showcase their talent in local events. 

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the launch - especially those who brought items for our archive! We've now set up a special project email address so if you have any queries or anything you'd like to send us please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Windmill Morris band

Windmill Morris - coming on dance

Windmill Morris dance Beansetting

Windmill Morris dance Beansetting

Jack Worth and Dave Townsend from Headington Quarry Morris