Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for ‘Kitty Jay’. It catapulted him into the forefront of the British folk movement.
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Geoff Lakeman’s English & Irish folk, Americana and Jazz songs from his vintage duet concertina, along with Rob Murch’s wow factor on the banjo, will make this a spectacular performance.
Bram Taylor has established a reputation both in the UK and abroad and is performing twice over the weekend, get to both of them – you’ll be pleased you did.
Man The Lifeboats play raucous, upbeat folk music, dragging traditional folk tunes kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Kelp are Purbeck’s premier sea shanty group.
Award winning contemporary folk group Tinderbox are on stage at the Swanage Folk Festival 2022
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.
Combining vocals with fiddle, guitar, bodhran, clarinet and the occasional squeeze of melodeon, Monkey See Monkey Do take traditional and modern material and make it their own.
There are many dance workshops being run on Saturday. Here’s your chance to learn about a range of dance styles, have great fun and not spend a fortune.
There’s a range of singing workshops and singalongs around the town on Saturday. Come and join in the fun, there is more information in the programme.
Come and join Portland Island Voices Community Choir for a celebration of landscape and music in the Prince Albert Gardens at 5pm