South Brent Folk was established in 2011 by Eileen McKee and a small team of enthusiasts. The aim was to promote folk music song and dance in South Brent, providing opportunities for top class folk acts to come to South Brent and be seen and heard by local residents, at the same time boosting the local economy by attracting folk from outside the village. The group also aims to nurture the existing interest in folk music in the village and encourage our young people's already thriving involvement in music making.
A start up grant from South Brent Parish Council and a fund raising concert with Blue Jewel in March 2012 enabled further events to be planned including a two day South Brent Folk Festival with a headline concert by Jackie Oates in July 2012. A second South Brent Folk Festival was held in July 2013 and it has now become a an annual event in July
In 2017, South Brent Folk is into its sixth year of events and having had a Spring Ceilidh on Saturday 11 March is preparing for the Annual Folk Day on Saturday 1 July 2017, followed by a Folk Breakfast Café on Sunday 2 July and planning the usual 'Twixt Christmas and New Year Ceilidh' on Thursday 28 December 2017. Planning is already underway for 2018!