Sunday evening on Sandpit field

On Sunday evening in our main marquee on Sandpit Field, the beating heart of the Swanage Folk Festival. Arrive a early and 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.

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a...

Wareham Whalers

Wareham Whalers

Wareham Whalers have been performing shanties and sea songs for over 15 years. Their style reflects that used on board the sailing ships to accompany the hard work needed to be carried out. The Wareham Whalers aim to capture the strength of this music, there's never a...

Faustus

Faustus

Faustus are recognised worldwide. In early 2020 the band were performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand. Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and...