Who is playing at the Swanage Folk Festival

There are many amazing bands on stage at the Swanage Folk Festival this year. First, let’s talk about the main evening concerts.

Who else is playing at the Swanage Folk festival?

Wight Hot Pipes

Diverse and eclectic Wight Hot Pipes deliver a mix of musical genres which fuse in their melodic melting pot to create an exhilarating cocktail of flavours, spanning the entire spectrum from Celtic, all the way through to contemporary dance and gritty rock including...

Hot Rats

The Hot Rats play Celtic, World and original music. They are the brilliant fiddle player Ian Cutler, singer and guitarist Doug Hudson and bass player Scott Kirk. Ian also plays with Feast of Fiddles and was the young fiddle player in The Wicker Man. Doug formed the...

Arquebus Trio

Winners of Purbeck Rising 2023 Arquebus Trio are excited to be firmly establishing themselves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional songs, arranged tune sets and contemporary self written songs, they will also be performing tracks from their debut album First...

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who was based in the North East of England for 20 years between 2000 and 2019, playing throughout the UK and beyond during that time. Her collection of 14 albums is a reminder of how much work and dedication she has put into...

Who is dancing at the Swanage Folk festival?

There are many amazing dance sides at the Swanage Folk Festival, in fact it’s one of the biggest (if not the biggest) gathering of dance sides in the UK. There are many forms of Morris Dances and the styles vary from different parts of Britain. The Festival also has traditional folk dances from Bulgaria, Slovak Czeck, Middle East, England and Ireland. You can get more information at https://swanagefolkfestival.com/category/dance-sides/