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.

A Half of Murphy's  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

A Half of Murphy's

A Half of Murphy's consists of Noeleen and Alex who are literally half of Bournemouth based ceilidh band Murphy's Lore.

Andrew Foster at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Andrew Foster

Born in Portsmouth, Andrew Foster grew up in the small market town of Havant on the South Coast of England.

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.

Delphis at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Delphis

Delphis are a duo who have won local music competitions.

EdwardAlice at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

EdwardAlice

EdwardAlice are an exciting folk/pop acoustic quartet based in Cambridge.

Electric Eden at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Electric Eden

A three piece contemporary English folk band from Hampshire, producing a very earthy traditional sound with a modern approach to folk song writing.

Emma-Jane Toop  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Emma-Jane Toop

Emma-Jane Toop is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Dorset and has been seen on the BBC Live Loung - BBC Radio Solent.

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.

Folk Orc  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Folk Orc

The Folk Orc provides folk music workshops, sessions and tuition for people of all ages and abilities.

Graham Carter  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Graham Carter

An Englishman (hailing from Poole in Dorset), but now based in Scotland, Graham Carter first picked up a Guitar at age 17 and a Harmonica at 18.

Greg Harper at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Greg Harper

Greg Harper is an English singer-songwriter. He was born in Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex, and still lives in the county today.

Ian W Brown  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Ian W Brown

Ian W Brown - not the lead singer of The Stone Roses one, the guitarist and songwriter from The New Forest one.

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 Chorley at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jim Chorley

Jim Chorley is an Acoustic/Folk singer-songwriter. Originally from Southampton, he now lives in the wilds of Winchester in Hampshire.

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.

Jonny Phillips at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Jonny Phillips

With surf-acoustic chilled vibes that heal the soul and cleanse your brow of those worries, Jonny Phillips is a delight to behold.

Just Sing Adult Choir  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Just Sing Adult Choir

Just Sing are an adult choir that meet in the local area in Colehill and Lytchett Matravers and quite simply, just sing.

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.

Mandy Stansfield at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Mandy Stansfield

Renowned for her mellow, beautiful singing voice, Mandy Stansfield accompanies the melodic ballads she sings with her delicate piano playing.

Meon Rose at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Meon Rose

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Meon Rose are no longer able to play at the festival this year.

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.

No Direction at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

No Direction

We are a mixed Acapella quartet based in East Dorset and are all proud to be members of a Dorset based choir called Local Vocals where we first met.

Paul Thomas at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Paul Thomas

You may recognise Paul for being half of local folk duo Men In Black, and is often seen at The Oddfellows for I Can't Believe It's Not a Folk Club.

Pete Christie  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

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.

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.

ScuttleShake at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

ScuttleShake

ScuttleShake is a women's four-piece acoustic band playing an eclectic set of folk-tinged Americana with guitar, banjo, uke and drums.

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.

Soulhole at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Soulhole

Soulhole are four guys from the south coast of the UK, with a provocative fusion of funk-rock and blues.

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 DeadEye Collective at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The DeadEye Collective

A collective of musicians from around the Wimborne area take you on a journey of mesmorising music with a hint of humour.

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 Manatees at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Manatees

The Manatees are a four piece indie rock band from the South Coast and have been featured on BBC Introducing.

The Model Folk at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Model Folk

The Model Folk are a six piece band, hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset. We play rumbustious balkan inspired original folk.

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 V2's at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The V2's

The V2's are an indie rock band for the Wimborne area with "Fuzzy Alternative Guitar music at it's freshest and finest" - Vapour Trail Blog.

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.

The Wonky Donkeys at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

The Wonky Donkeys

We are a 4 piece band that cover all sorts of music, it's the music you know but don't hear every night played by all the other bands.

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.

Waiting For Earthquakes at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Waiting For Earthquakes

Waiting For Earthquakes are a young Pop Punk band from Blandford, Dorset.

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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