Banter have been described as the world's smallest big band. Come and listen to the influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds in their music.
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Cost: £15 for the session, or get a weekend ticket.

Festival locations

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


You can get tickets for individual concerts, or for the whole weekend. Click here for more details.


Banter is Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling.

Banter are rooted in English traditional music, but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.

When to see them

They will be playing in the Ceilidh on Saturday evening.  Book your tickets and join the dance. Don’t forget to buy your tickets early, the ceilidh will be popular.