Filk Music in the UK

Information on and history of filk music, filkers, and filk conventions in the UK.

Recent news

2015 Sams Awards

Presented at Con27ilkin:
Best Serious: Middle Ages by Playing Rapunzel
Best Silly: This Dalek needs a Ramp by Liz Crook
At con performance: Clare Goodall's History of the Trojan War
Filk Gold: FEED ME! by Colin Fine

Callitechnicon 2

Marilisa will be running another afternoon of filking at Mich's place in East London on Saturday 16th May
Please contact her for details, or email me: rafe (at) (


I haven't heard of anything being run as an April SWiGGLe. Can anyone run something in July?

Tomorrow's Songs Today

Gary McGath's history of filk is available for free download

European Filk Conventions

DFDF - Das Frühlingsfest der Filksmusik, Germany, 5th–7th June 2015.
Guest of honour Daniela Festi.

HalswayCon 2015: the weekend of Friday evening 28th to Monday morning 31st August 2015.
At Halsway Manor, Somerset.
Membership is now open. Please contact Annie for details.

FilkCONtinental, Germany, 2nd-4th October 2015.
GoH: Tim Griffin (USA), Special Guest: The Crooklets(UK)
Registration is now open.

UK Filkcon 2016: Con2bil8 (Con-Two-Bill-Eight), Marks Tey near Colchester, 6th to 8th February 2015.
UK guest Piers Cawley
International guest Stone Dragons (Tom & Sue Jeffers).