Saturday afternoon on Sandpit field

On Saturday afternoon in our main marquee on Sandpit Field, the beating heart of the Swanage Folk Festival. Arrive a few minutes early grab some food at one of the many stands, enjoy a beer in the beer tent or visit the craft fair.

Click on any of the entries below to get more information. At the bottom of this page is a map of the festival locations.

Kelp Shantymen

Kelp Shantymen

Swanage’s Premier sea shanty group, singing shanties to anyone who gets too close. Kelp Shantymen have been entertaining the people of Purbeck for several years, raising money for the RNLI and other charities.

Tinderbox

Tinderbox

Award winning contemporary folk group, Tinderbox were originally formed in 1997 by Dublin born singer-songwriter, Monique Houraghan, and guitarist/songwriter, Dan Tucker. Since 2007, talented multi-instrumentalist and session musician Bob Burke has completed the...

Banter

Banter

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...

Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See Monkey Do met in Southampton's bustling folk scene (Aaron and Sam grew up there, although Helen and Matt didn't). The band came together in the summer of 2015. Combining vocals with fiddle, guitar, bodhran, clarinet and the occasional squeeze of melodeon,...