Sessions for 2018

All Sessions are free.

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Sessions on Friday 8th June 2018
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20:00 to 23:00SingaroundAllendale House (Downstairs room) With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

Sessions on Saturday 9th June 2018
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12:00 to 15:00Irish with Sean SmithGreen Man (Inside)A chance for musicians & audience to enjoy some great Irish music with an experienced session leader.

12:00 to 15:00Bluegrass & Old Time with Robin PackhamCoach and Horses (inside)Come along for some great music with the leader of a regular session in Poole.

12:00 to 14:30Festival ClubAllendale House (Downstairs room)Limited to 8 performers, with 15-minute slots each, on a first come first perform basis. Everyone welcome to sign up, or to just sit & enjoy the music

With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

14:00 to 16:30ShantyAllendale Centre Main HallCome & rock the boat, with some powerful singing!

With: Wareham Whalers

14:30 to 17:00Singaround Allendale House (Downstairs room)Will aim to give to anyone who wants to, a chance to perform one song at a time.

With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

15:00 to 18:00Informal sing around sessionMinster Arms GardenHosted by Steve West. All welcome to join in, or to sit back & enjoy.

15:30 to 17:30English SessionSecret Garden (Library)A special outdoor session of English music. Please bring your own seats or be prepared to sit on a carpet square

With: Sylvia & Malcolm Crocker

16:00 to 17:00Open SessionWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
17:00 to 20:00Old time American music session and Appalachian dance partyModel Town MarqueeCome and join in the music, dance free-style stepping and flat-foot to the music, or just come to listen and enjoy.

With: Applejacks (Appalachian) 

19:30 to 23:00Minehead Musicians Song & Tune SessionCoach and Horses (inside)Cheerful, bawdy, song session hosted by the crew of the Minehead Sailor's Horse. This session will not be suitable for children.

With: Minehead Sailor's Horse (Hobby Horse) 

20:00 to 23:00SingaroundAllendale House (Downstairs room)With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon
21:00 to 23:00All Hands on Deck to sing sea songsAllendale Centre Quarterjack SuiteEnjoy an evening singing with the world renowned shanty singer & former sailor.

With: Tom Lewis

Sessions on Sunday 10th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
12:00 to 14:00English SessionGreen Man (Inside)With: Sylvia & Malcolm Crocker
12:00 to 15:00Irish with Sean SmithCricketers ArmsAnother opportunity to enjoy the best of Irish music in a session with an experienced leader.

12:00 to 14:30Festival ClubAllendale House (Downstairs room)Limited to 8 performers, with 15-minute slots each, on a first come first perform basis. Everyone welcome to sign up, or to just sit & enjoy the music

With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

12:00 to 15:00Shanty with Dorset WrecksCoach and Horses (inside)
14:30 to 17:00SingaroundAllendale House (Downstairs room)Will aim to give to anyone who wants to, a chance to perform one song at a time.

With: Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

15:00 to 18:00GentlefolkMinster Arms GardenA chance to share songs and tune from the folk and acoustic world with Felicity and Simon