Award winning contemporary folk group Tinderbox are on stage at the Swanage Folk Festival 2022
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Tinderbox acoustic on stage

When to see Tinderbox

The main marquee (Sandpit field) in Saturday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early.

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.


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 dynamic trio line-up. With five studio albums and one live album under their belts Tinderbox has amassed an impressive catalogue of self-penned music. Their songs explore themes ranging from war and the environment to lost friendship.

They have been inspired by artists such as James Taylor, Ane Brun, Jackson Browne and Counting Crows. Their songs explore a myriad of poignant themes from war and the environment to lost friendship, global travel and (of course) love.

“Gorgeous”. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson

“Outstanding…refreshingly natural”and Folkwords columnist Tim Carroll commended the “…highly accomplished musicianship; with a deliciously pure voice and a lush embroidery of strings”. – R2 Magazine’s Dai Jeffries