Wimborne Minster Folk Festival | Music Line-up

Music Line-up

We are currently building our line-up for the 2018 festival. Acts include:

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

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'.

The Outside Track

Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music.

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.

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.

Gerry Colvin Band

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet.

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.

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...

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.

The Drystones

The Drystones are a young lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle.

The Teacups

This acapella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years.

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.

Ange Hardy

Award winning Somerset folk songwriter and singer.

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 Wintersí songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene


Jigfoot play traditional dance tunes with energy, inventiveness and, above all, swing. This is music that defies you to stay still.


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

Pouring honey into your ears and radiating charm, Louise Jordan fascinates and entertains, mixing hope with heartbreak through her acute observations

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 are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo who deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop.

Polly Morris Band

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

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.


Tinderbox are an award winning acoustic duo with 'honey-like' vocal and intricate finger style guitar technique

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