The Salts are one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. A unique sound that mixes well written original compositions alongside classic traditional tunes.
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When to see The Salts

The main marquee in Sunday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to arrive early for this free concert.

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free, for others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

The Salts

Seasoned musicians The Salts create are creating one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts. Their sound is unique and mixes original compositions with classic traditional tunes, it’s a guaranteed blast.

“The Salts – they were just outstandingly brilliant” Tim Walker BBC (Costa del Folk 2022).

21st century folk fires a respectful broadside at the traditional. Their debut album ‘She Rises’ and now their second album ‘BRAVE’ are receiving rave reviews across the board.

“Incredibly gutsy stuff with a big sound” Mike Harding, The Mike Harding Folk Show

Their debut album ‘She Rises’ and now their second album ‘BRAVE’ are receiving rave reviews across the board.

The Salts are:

  • Brian Doran Vocals Mandolin Whistle
  • Lee Collinson Vocals Banjo Acoustic Guitar
  • Jeremy Hart Vocals Acoustic Guitar.
  • Richard Nash Vocals Drums
  • Tim Cantrell Double Bass Vocals


Also playing in the same session as The Salts

The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters are one of British folk’s best loved duos. They have a passion for old stories, American folk music and a good cup of tea. They were finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2010 & named Band/Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards

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The Luke Jackson trio

The Luke Jackson trio

Luke tours solo in or as a trio with with bassist and drummer. “Blessed with one of those soulful, heaven-sent voices that soars with emotion or plunges into brooding intensity.” – The Musician Magazine “He is one of the most distinctive voices, both literally and...

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Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations