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For further information about the Swanage Folk festival contact info@SwanageFolkFestival.com or call Jon Baker, Festival Chair, on 07803 082 724
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Who arranges the Festival?
The Festival committee has been led for many years by Steve Parker. In 2022 he stood down from running the Festival, but still helped the rest of us put it together.
The committee consists of Jon Baker (Chair), Matt Piper (Treasurer), Margaret Tyrer, Angela Bell, Christine Moore, Greg Bell, Linda Corlett, Martin Jardine, Sandi Williams, Steve Williams and Angie Phillips.
Supporting Local Charities
The Festival is self-funded and run solely by volunteers. If we manage to create a small surplus we donate it to local good causes, some of the more recent examples are below.
After 2022’s Swanage Folk Festival we had a surplus and were very pleased to donate £500 to the AIr Ambulance, as well as other local good causes.
The Swanage Folk festival is well known for filling people’s heads with good music, but this year we’re also helping fill the Swanage food bank.
Our Treasurer Matt Piper and chairperson Jon Baker, were recently handing over a cheque for £200 to Lewis Manning’s local manager Heidi Stearn.
St George’s Pre-school Leader, Sabrina Moss, was delighted when she received an unexpected donation of £250 from Swanage Folk Festival.
WillDoes is a local charitiy which help supports young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with daily life. Their mission is to promote any charitable purpose (including the promotion of education, physical health, mental health and social...
After 2022’s Swanage Folk Festival we had a surplus and were very pleased to donate £250 to the Friends of Swanage Hospital, as well as other local good causes.
In 1992 the first Swanage Folk Festival was jsut a day day of dance, it’s come a long way since then. Back then the the evening concerts were mainly to thank and entertain the dancers.
We are now big enough to invite some very big names in UK Folk music. Now it’s grown into a full and varied programme weekend of music, dance and crafts, costing over £40,000 to put on.