Sunday

Sunday’s Swanage Folk Festival has a mix of dancing, workshops and some amazing bands. You can enjoy many of the performers, dances, and music for free. Other’s are part of ticketed events.

It’s going to be an amazing Sunday in Swanage.

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

Track Dogs

Track Dogs

Track Dogs are four international “madrileños”, 2 Irishmen, an Englishman and an American. Playing a joyous fusion of Folk, Latino, Americana & Bluegrass.

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The Luke Jackson trio

The Luke Jackson trio

Canterbury based singer songwriter Luke Jackson has been playing live for 10+ years, with a great reputation in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits.

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Buffalo Gals

Buffalo Gals

One of the UK’s leading American roots-inspired music acts, this Old-Time country string band expect percussive Appalachian stepdance, humour & championship fiddling.

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French Dance workshop

French Dance workshop

Learn French Dances incl. bourrees, schottisches & mazurkas with Steve Earwicker, accompanied by Gill on cello’and Alasdair on accordion. No experience needed.

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Wight Hot Pipes

Wight Hot Pipes

Diverse and eclectic Wight Hot Pipes span the entire spectrum from Celtic, all the way through to contemporary dance and gritty rock.

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Mother Ukers

Mother Ukers

The Mother Ukers are ‘The Ukulele Band’. Using ukuleles of all shapes and sizes the Mother Ukers take you on a musical journey through time and space

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Kelp

Kelp

Listen to the brilliant Kelp Shantymen busking at the Swanage Folk Festival.

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Buffalo Gals

Step dance workshop

Learn Step Dance with the Buffalo Gals, who were a hit on stage at last year’s festival, with their percussive Appalachian stepdance. Later watch their concert.

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Gerry Colvin Band

Gerry Colvin Band

Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time.

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French Dance workshop

Irish music session

Join a great Irish music session on both Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes at the White Swan. You’ll love the music, the atmosphere and of course the beer!

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The Ashen Keys

The Ashen Keys

The Ashen Keys are a multi-instrumental, multi-voiced celebration of heartfelt storytelling.They’ve performed at folk festivals as Launchpad winners..

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French Dance workshop

Singing workshop

Join this singing workshop with Lesley Whatley of Local Vocals. It’s your chance to join in, enjoy a hearty singsong and enjoy improving your technique.

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Cara’s Irish Session

Cara’s Irish Session

Join Cara for an amazing Irish session. Multi-national, award-winning band CARA tour worldwide with Celtic music, firmly rooted in the Irish & Scottish tradition.

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The Hot Rats

The Hot Rats

The Hot Rats play Celtic, World and original music. They are fiddle player Ian Cutler, singer and guitarist Doug Hudson and bass player Scott Kirk.

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Singaround with Geoff Payne

Singaround with Geoff Payne

Join the Swanage Folk Festival’s great hearty singaround with Geoff Payne on Saturday and Sunday lunch times in the Red Lion pub. Great atomsphere (and beer).

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Kelp

Kelp

Listen to the brilliant Kelp Shantymen busking at the Swanage Folk Festival.

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Dancing

Dancing

Dancing all around Swanage town centre; traditional English Morris dances, traditional dances from other countries and more modern dance.

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