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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Events: Swanage Folk Festival - Friday 7th - Sunday 9th September 2012

Down on the Dorset coast, the friendly Folk Festival just keeps growing.

Now an established fixture on the calendar, the second weekend after the August Bank Holiday Monday, they continue to provide entertainment and fun, for all, much of it free! But please make donations in their collecting buckets as increasing costs make staying afloat even harder than before.

A perfect place to relax and spend the last of the summer days taking part in the various workshops.

The festival is self funding and is reliant on ticket sales and donations. Please bear this in mind if you come and enjoy the festival, please show your appreciation by making a donation. This will ensure we can keep the festival going for your future pleasure.The festival is organised and run by a small committee of volunteers who give their time freely.

Concerts and events are held at a variety of venues in the town centre. Concert headliners; Friday: The Churchfitters – Saturday: The Demon Barber Roadshow – Sunday: Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh.  The band for the Saturday night Ceilidh is Tickled Pink

For those with the energy to dance Saturday night away, the Sandpit Field Marquee will throb to the music of a ceilidh band.

For full weekend ticket holders there is also have a late night session (after midnight) on Friday and Saturday with the festival artistes at the Red Lion. Come and meet some of the stars and join them jamming the night away. There is a late night mini menu on offer, with the bar open until 4 am!.

Grand dance procession through the town
There will also be a colourful craft fair and events tent on Sandpit Field featuring a range of free to listen to bands over the Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please feel free to donate money as these bands are paid for by the committee.

There will be a very wide range of dancing and music workshops over the weekend and there will be a programme of activities and events for the children.  They will be able to learn circus skills or just watch the fun or become a prop in an impromptu play.

For more information website: Swanage Folk Festival 2012

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