Wimborne Minster Folk Festival | Music Line-up

Music Line-up

We are currently building our line-up for the 2017 festival, so check back soon to see if we have anything ready for you. If you've heard someone good this summer, Contact Us to suggest them for next year!

Spotlight Acts of 2017

Jim Moray

Jim Moray at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working on the UK's traditional folk music scene today.

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Kelly Oliver lives in North Hertfordshire and comes from a working class family, with no previous connections in the music scene.

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene.

Sam Kelly Trio

Sam Kelly Trio at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Sunjay

Sunjay at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years.

The Roaring Trowmen

The Roaring Trowmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Roaring Trowmen are four hearty Bristol men who sing sea shanties and songs of the salty deep with passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies.

Full Line-up A to Z

8 and A Half at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

8 and A Half

Bringing out the best sides of both 8# - 8 Sharp and A Half of Murphy's, the two bands join forces as 8 and A Half, for our Saturday Evening Ceilidh.

Aron Radford at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Aron Radford

A self taught Weissenborn recording artist who has established himself as one of the shining lights within the small Weissenborn playing community.

Bob Carter at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Bob Carter

Some years ago he swapped his Stratocaster for an acoustic and these days is regularly seen on the Dorset folk club scene and open mic circuit.

Cottage Industry  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Cottage Industry

Cottage Industry are a four piece ceilidh & barn dance band from Dorset who specialise in song and dance from England, Ireland & Scotland.

Exmouth Shanty Men at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Exmouth Shanty Men

Devon's original buoy band burst onto the folk scene in 2007, their reputation has been founded on the authenticity & integrity of their performance.

Imprints at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Imprints

With influences ranging from heavy metal to classical Imprints have grown over their 4 year period, harnessing a uniquely original hard-hitting sound.

Jacob & Drinkwater at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jacob & Drinkwater

Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine.

Jim Moray at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jim Moray

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working on the UK's traditional folk music scene today.

Jim Radford at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jim Radford

Jim Radford is a British folk singer and songwriter and also the youngest known participant in the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Kadia at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Kadia

Kadia made a name for themselves locally for creative arrangements of traditional music also gaining plaudits for their unique takes on modern music.

Kelly Oliver at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver lives in North Hertfordshire and comes from a working class family, with no previous connections in the music scene.

Malcolm Bishop Trio at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Malcolm Bishop Trio

Malcolm Bishop is one of the great stars of the Dorset folk scene, a fabulous interpreter of songs from Lightfoot, McTell and others.

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene.

Mitchell and Vincent at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Mitchell and Vincent

A duo who play acoustic, folk and traditional music with a mixture of gentle Airs and Waltzes through to faster Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes and Polkas.

Monty's Maggot at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Monty's Maggot

Combining some of the best known players on the English dance music scene (from The Old Swan Band, Grand Union & Random) with some younger faces.

Moore, Moss, Rutter at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Moore, Moss, Rutter

Moore, Moss, Rutter are a trio who play traditional English, contemporary and self composed tunes with influences from numerous styles and traditions.

Ninebarrow at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Ninebarrow

A multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Phil King at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Phil King

Phil has performed all over the UK, at festivals and fayres, in pubs, clubs and bars, on bandstands and boats, and once in a beautiful treehouse.

Polly Morris at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Polly Morris

If you could imagine the love child of Bill Bailey and Victoria Wood that would be Polly Morris.

Portsmouth Shanty Men at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Portsmouth Shanty Men

The Portsmouth Shanty Men were originally formed in 1978, at the request of the organisers of Christchurch Folk Festival.

Sam Kelly Trio at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Sam Kelly Trio

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Shropshire Boatmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Shropshire Boatmen

The Shropshire Boatmen are a shanty crew who sing to keep alive the connection between our inland waterways and the international seafaring trade.

Sunjay at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Sunjay

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years.

The Askew Sisters at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Askew Sisters

Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene.

The Harry Browns at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Harry Browns

Bristol based shanty group with over 35 years experience, singing songs from our part of the country or associated with Bristol and its maritime past.

The Roaring Trowmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Roaring Trowmen

The Roaring Trowmen are four hearty Bristol men who sing sea shanties and songs of the salty deep with passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies.

The Wessex Pistols at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Wessex Pistols

The Wessex Pistols bash Banjo's, slap Basses, squeeze-boxes,saw fiddles in a glorious hillbilly romp through all the punk classics.

Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja) at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

An extraordinary guitarist, utilising loop pedals and guitar FX, Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja) would be worth a listen for the musicality alone.

Wareham Whalers at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Wareham Whalers

The Wareham Whalers have been rocking the boat with powerful shanties since 2004.

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