Wimborne Minster Folk Festival | Music Line-up

Music Line-up

We are putting together an exciting and varied line-up for your enjoyment at this year's festival. They will be on various stages and venues around town at both ticketed and free events. Do keep checking back to see who else will be appearing... there are still more to come!

Here are our Spotlight Performers followed by A - Z of the rest of the line-up.

Ange Hardy
Award winning Somerset folk songwriter and singer.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring patnerships
The Outside Track
Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music.
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran met and joined forces with Chester-born Greg to form a duo which since became two time BBC Folk Award winners
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as 'a vocal/guitar duo like no other'.
Ray 'Chopper' Cooper
Ray is a former member of Oysterband and singer songwriter. The guy that sings with a cello, as well as mandolin, guitar and piano...
Gerry Colvin Band
Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet.
Polly Morris Band
If you could imagine the love child of Bill Bailey and Victoria Wood that would be Polly Morris
The Teacups
This acapella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years.
Tom Lewis
Tom is retired submariner, now living on dry land. His songs cover a wide range of nautical topics, from life on H.M. ships to traditional shanties.
Alison and Jack
Alison and Jack are Alison Frosdick (voice & whistles) and Jack Burnaby (concertina) and they play and sing traditional songs, plus a few of our own.
Amy Goddard
Award winning folk artist with a flair for story songs.
Andy Cutting
Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune.
Antoine & Owena
Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet.
Black Sheep
Black Sheep are Dorset's most popular Barn Dance Band / Ceilidh Band. They have been performing in Dorset and beyond for more than 30 years.
Chris Cleverley
Award winning songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to mesmerise audiences with his haunting tales.
Daria Kulesh
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is making a name for herself as a unique and exciting singer/songwriter.
Emily Mae Winters
Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, Emily Mae Winters’ songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene
Gugge 2000
Gugge (pronounced "googie", as in boogie!) 2000 are returning to the festival to play their Guggenmusik through the streets of Wimborne
Ian Brown
Ian W Brown - not the lead singer of The Stone Roses one, the guitarist and songwriter from The New Forest one.
Jasmine Beth
Jasmine Beth writes and sings folk tales about sailors, devils, ancient Greek legends, Shakespearean characters and pre-nuptial agreements.
Jigfoot
Jigfoot play traditional dance tunes with energy, inventiveness and, above all, swing. This is music that defies you to stay still.
John Meriton
John Meriton is a versatile singer / songwriter with an emotional mix of words, melodies and rhythms to excite the soul.
John Ward
John is a singer/songwriter and musician based in East Anglia. His warm and versatile style entertains and engages the audience.
Kadia
Kadia made a name for themselves locally for creative arrangements of traditional music also gaining plaudits for their unique takes on modern music
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music.
Kitty Macfarlane
Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with bigger questions...
Louise Jordan performs No Petticoats Here
No Petticoats Here is a project that shares the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through original song and storytelling.
Lucy Kitchen
Lucy’s vocal tone has hints of the late Sandy Denny in it – a rare and precious thing indeed, but her sound is all her own.
Murphy's Lore
Murphy's Lore is a Dorset based 'Celtic' band, performing a mix of traditional Irish, English and Scots music plus a few tunes of their own.
No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached play the best of English Dance Music plus tunes from Ireland and Scotland.
North Drive
North Drive is a Band from Winchester (Hampshire) playing Bluegrass - influenced by Roots and Folk Music
Oka Vanga Trio
They are an award winning Folk & Roots trio. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, their performances both interesting and memorable
Paul Openshaw
Paul Openshaw is a singer/songwriter from Dorset. "A talented wordsmith who draws from personal experience and current events to craft songs rangin
Pete Christie
Pete Christie is a nationally touring solo British singer-songwriter/acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who plays from the heart and sings from the soul.
Pigs Might Fly
Pigs Might Fly, are a Ceilidh band based in Exeter. They play a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk music with their own unique twist.
Plumhall
PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo who deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop.
Rowan Leslie
Rowan began playing the fiddle at the age of seven and has been playing for dancers at Irish dance festivals across Ireland since 2006.
Sheboshka
Haunting songs that cross the divide between gypsy, folk, jazz and art song, speaking of love, longing, and leaving.
The Courtiers
The Courtiers are a Portsmouth based four piece acoustic folk band, featuring former members of Blue Horses, Amalthea and Mist on the Bog.
The Drystones
The Drystones are a young lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle.
The Hut People
English instrumental duo The Hut People have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene.
The Straw Horses
The Straw Horses deal in darkly delicious original songs of mystery and magic from the less-travelled paths of British folk history.
The Trials Of Cato
The Trials of Cato formed in Beirut in the summer of 2015 and spent a formative year performing traditional music on the Lebanese music scene.
Tinderbox
Tinderbox are an award winning acoustic duo with 'honey-like' vocal and intricate finger style guitar technique
Walker Broad
Sandy's roots are Folky with an interest in Jazz whilst Andy is an established Blues performer also with a side line in Jazz.
Wareham Whalers
The Wareham Whalers have been rocking the boat with powerful shanties since 2004
Wood, Wire & Words
The musical influences on the three of us are diverse, (from Cajun to Rock), but the common thread which defines of our music is bluegrass.