Hiring Fair

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

2023 Hiring Fair

will be held in

Masonic Hall Temple,

51 Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton BD19 3BX


Saturday 1st July 2023

2.00 - 5.30

hosted by Bob & Gill Berry

The event is now fully subscribed and gives visitors the opportunity to see the artists of the future. This is a free entry event and Club Managers, Festival and event organisers are most welcome.


Don't forget to support your local Folk Clubs!!

Panther Folk Club

Wickham Arms, Cleckheaton  - Every Tuesday from 8.30pm

Croppers Folk Club  The Star, Roberttown
Liversedge, West Yorkshire WG15 7LQ

Every Friday from 8.30pm  (excluding festival weekend)

Morley Folk Club    The Miners Arms

107 Albert Road, Morley  LS27 8LG

1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month 8pm - 10.30

Drovers Folk Club

Wickham Arms, Cleckheaton  - 2nd Saturday of the Month


Previous Hiring Fair Winners


2022 winner



2009 - Mick McGarry

2010 -  Zoe Mulford

       2011  -   Phil Cockerham

  2012  -  Phil Pipe        

 2013 -  David Swann

      2014  -   Sue McFarlane

      2015  -  Yan Tan Tether

      2016  -  Dogwood Rose

  2017 -  Shaun Hutch

2018- Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

2019 - Den Miller

2020 - Covid Casualty

2021 - Covid Casualty


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