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Monday, 6 June 2011

Events: The Wimborne Folk Festival - The 10th to 12th June 2011


Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June sees the annual Wimborne Folk Festival. A colourful spectacle of traditional folk dance and music was first held in August 1980 as a one day event. It was such a success that it became a local point for the largest gathering of dance teams and musicians in the south of England.

For the old town of Wimborne Minster, held in the shadow of the 12th Century Minster Church of St Cuthberga it is considered by many to be the major event of the year.

As the title suggests, the event if a folk affair with loads of artists - Michael McGoldrick and friends, Vin Garbutt, many more, Ceilidhs with Bursledon Village Band, Polkaworks,

As well as music, Folk Dancers and Morris Dancers will be performing throughout the town, From traditional whites with bells to weird and wonderful, the highly dramatic and colourful!

For details and updates of performances visit: www.wimbornefolkfestival.co.uk

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