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Friday, 10 September 2010

Events: Swanage Folk Festival 2010

The 2010 festival kicks off on Friday 10th September with a concert in the main marquee on Sandpit Field in the evening. 

A variety of activities for children take place on the Sandpit Field over the weekend keeping them happy.

Saturday at 3.30 pm features the procession of dance sides through the town, featuring somewhere in the region of 50 dance sides from the world of Morris, Apalachian, Clog, and maybe some more exotic dance styles.

Concerts and events are held at a variety of venues in the town centre, including,  The Community Room in the Mowlem Theatre, St Mary’s Parish Church, and the main marquee on Sandpit Field.
Saturday night is the showpiece concert. 2010 features Vin Garbutt and Show of Hands!
For those with the energy to dance Saturday night away, our Sandpit Field Marquee will throb to the music of our ceilidh band with Gordon Potts as the caller. Swanage 2010 features the brilliant Tickled Pink as our ceilidh band.

Those wishing to perform themselves have opportunities at the White Horse Festival Folk Club Saturday lunchtime only, or at sessions in pubs round the town, singing at the small bar at the Red Lion with Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon, an Irish music session at the White Swan, and English music sessions in the marquee behind the Red Lion. All sessions (apart from folk club) are Friday evening, Saturday lunch and evening, Sunday lunch time only.

Once again there will be a wide range of dancing and music workshops over the weekend and the children will not be forgotten with a programme of activities and events. Learn circus skills or just watch the fun . If you would like to listen to some stories then pop in to the Library for a story telling session or become a prop in an impromptu play straight out of a bag!

For more information website: Swanage Folk Festival 2008

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