This will be the eighth year that this free folk music festival has taken place against the glorious backdrop of Weymouth Old Harbour and Hope Square. Offering two days of live entertainment of traditional folk dancing and music on outdoor stages, Ceilidh in Hope Square on Saturday night. Traditional music sessions and workshops in many local pubs and much more.....
This year Nick Dow in concert on Saturday night (tickets for this available from Imagine Books, St Alban St, Weymouth)
With music from Green Children of Wolfpit; Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin; Folklaw; The Galleons; David Gibb and Elly Lucas; 4Square; Chris Jagger Trio; Paul Openshaw; Mitchell and Vincent; Ninebarrow; Senile Delinquents; Josie Lloyd; Clutching at Straws; Second Time Around; Bow Legged Skeeter, Reg Meuross; Exmouth Shanty Men; Andy Clarke and Steve Tyler; Wight Hot Pipes; Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra; Wild Rover Set; Unprepared Jug Band; Spank the Plank; Island Voices; Moonshine
- As ever, most events are free but please give generously when you see the collecting buckets For details and updates of performances visit: www.wessexfolk.co.uk .
- Festival programmes are available at Imagine Books and Sailor's Return.
Below: Highlights of the Wessex Folk Festival 2009
|Morris Dancing at the Wessex Folk Festival|
Dance teams confirmed so far: Beetlecrushers, Pigsty Morris, Oyster Girls, Mr Wilkins Shilling, Whitethorn, Hobos, Fleet Morris, Red Stags, Bourne River, Frome Valley, Dorset Buttons, Dorset Button Rapper, Rag Morris, Festus Derryman, Minden Rose, Taepa's Tump, White Horse.
- More information visit www.wessexfolk.co.uk