Arquebus perform self-penned & traditional songs alongside foot stomping tunes with the energy of a band who love entertaining and playing with foot pedals!
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FREE to attend, although we welcome donations to cover our costs.

The Arquebus Trio, who will be playing at the Swanage Folk Festival 2024

When to see Arquebus Trio

The main marquee (Sandpit field) in Saturday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to arrive early for this free concert.

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Arquebus Trio

Winners of Purbeck Rising 2023 Arquebus Trio are excited to be firmly establishing themselves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional songs, arranged tune sets and contemporary self written songs, they will also be performing tracks from their debut album First Skirmish. 

With Sam on Bouzouki and vocals, Alex on Foot stomping fiddle and Sarah jumping about too much on Bass and Mandolin, Arquebus are full of fun and Banter and there will be something for all folk fans to enjoy.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations