A unique celebration of traditional, contemporary,
acoustic and roots music with the whistle at its core.
Welcome to the sixth Big Whistle Festival bringing you the best in traditional music.
The ever popular whistle is still at the heart of the festival but don't miss the growing mix of concerts and sessions available for you to participate in or just sit back and enjoy.
Festival compere is Keith Donnelly.
If you're not a beginner, the East Lancashire Railway will also be operating a very special morning Big Whistle Rail Ale Trail featuring some superb folk music.
Grab yourself a bargain and get a Weekend Ticket for £47! The ticket will include full access to all Big Whistle Festival workshops and shows.
You can also join us for just one day of the festival for £18 Friday or £37 Saturday.
Saturday 9 February 7pm / £10
Two self-confessed nerds of Scottish whistle playing, Hamish and Marc put on a show of mighty Scottish traditional tunes as well as original compositions hot off the press! Each whistler takes turns to accompany one another on either piano or bouzouki, and prepare your ear drums for two blasting high whistles!