What's On at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

What's On

We'll be updating our What's On guide for the 2017 festival in the run up towards the famous folk weekend in June. Share the guide with your friends to help them plan their festival weekend.


Complete Dance Programme

Friday 9 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
6:30pmMusicTim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)Stage in The Square Free
7pmSessionSingaround with Derek & KittyWimborne Video Club Free
7:30pmComedyDan RubinsteinQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyLiam JeavonsQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyAaron SimmondsQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyWayne LawrenceQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyMatt RosebladeQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedySunjai ArifQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyTammy SleetQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmComedyNoel JamesQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmMusicPhil KingAllendale Centre Quarterjack£12.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
7:30pmComedyPolly MorrisQE School£12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
8pmMusicImprintsStage in The Square Free
8:30pmCeilidhMonty's MaggotAllendale Centre Minster Hall£12.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
8:45pmMusicThe Askew SistersAllendale Centre Quarterjack£12.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
10pmMusicJim MorayAllendale Centre Quarterjack£12.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*

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Saturday Dance Programme

Saturday 10 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
9:30amFamilyTip of the PopsModel Town Free
10:15amFamilyWild Toy TheatreModel Town Free
10:30amWorkshopInstruments with Folk OrcWillow Walk Free
11amMusicWareham WhalersModel Town Free
11amFamilyTony Horitz1777 at The Albion Free
11amWorkshopJim Radford: Tugs Of WarWimborne Video Club Free
11amFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
11:20amFamilyWild Toy TheatreModel Town Free
11:30amMusicFestival Folk Club Allendale House Free
11:30amCeilidhCottage Industry Allendale Centre Minster HallFree
12pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
12pmSessionEnglish SessionThe Rising Sun Free
12pmSessionEnglish SessionThe Green Man Free
12pmFamilyTip of the Pops1777 at The Albion Free
12pmMusicGraham Carter Garden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12pmSessionBluegrass & Old Time SessionRoyal British Legion Free
12pmMusicMandy StansfieldThe Minster Arms Free
12pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Willow WalkFree
12:30pmWorkshopInstrument Drop InWillow Walk Free
12:30pmFamilyRattlebox TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
12:30pmWorkshopSong Writing with Polly MorrisAllendale House Free
12:40pmMusicDelphisGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12:45pmMusicRod Jenkins Band The Minster ArmsFree
1pmMusicTara FlanaganWillow Walk Free
1pmFamilyTony HoritzWimborne Library Free
1pmSessionSingaround with Derek & KittyWimborne Video Club Free
1pmMusicRoy ClaytonLiving Outside Free
1pmMusicA Half of Murphy's Stage in The Square Free
1:20pmMusicGreg HarperGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
1:30pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
1:30pmMusicGugge 2000 The Rising SunFree
1:30pmMusicWareham WhalersAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
1:45pmMusicSoulholeWillow Walk Free
2pmMusicMandy StansfieldGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
2pmWorkshopShanty Singing with Exmouth Shanty MenAllendale House Free
2pmMusicThe Bow Legged SkeeterThe Minster Arms Free
2pmMusicPadfootLiving Outside Free
2pmMusicThe DeadEye CollectiveStage in The Square Free
2:05pmMusicShropshire BoatmenAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
2:30pmMusicBob CarterAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
2:30pmMusicWaiting For EarthquakesWillow Walk Free
2:30pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
2:30pmDanceDance Procession at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Dance Procession

A key highlight of the dance programme is our Saturday Procession, which showcases colourful dance displays through the historic streets of Wimborne.

Park Lane Free
2:30pmWorkshopSpecific Instrument WorkshopWillow Walk Free
2:30pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Model Town Free
2:40pmMusicPete Christie Garden Stage at The Olive BranchFree
2:55pmMusicThe Harry BrownsAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
3pmWorkshopFiddle with Matt TarlingAllendale House Free
3pmMusicThe Bow Legged SkeeterThe Minster Arms Free
3pmMusicCecileLiving Outside Free
3pmSessionInformal Session (outside)The Minster Arms Free
3pmFamilyWild Toy TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
3:15pmMusicThe ManateesWillow Walk Free
3:30pmMusicCarolan & DonModel Town Free
3:30pmMusicElectric EdenGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
3:30pmMusicMalcolm Bishop TrioAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
3:45pmFamilyWild Toy TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
3:45pmFamilyTony HoritzModel Town Free
4pmFamilyRattlebox TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
4pmSessionShanty SingaroundAllendale Centre Minster Hall Free
4pmMusicEmma-Jane Toop Willow WalkFree
4pmMusicGugge 2000 Stage in The Square Free
4pmWorkshopAfternoon Tea: Open SessionWillow Walk Free
4pmMusicPortsmouth Shanty MenAllendale Centre Minster HallFree
4pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Royal British Legion Free
4:10pmMusicThe Roaring TrowmenGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
4:15pmMusicUnprepared Jug BandThe Minster Arms Free
4:30pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
4:30pmMusicKelly OliverAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
4:30pmMusicRoy ClingingModel Town Free
4:45pmMusicThe V2'sWillow Walk Free
5pmMusicGugge 2000 Wimborne Minster Free
5pmMusicBob CarterStage in The Square Free
5pmWorkshopInstrument Drop InWillow Walk Free
5:15pmMusicUnprepared Jug BandThe Minster Arms Free
5:30pmFamilyRattlebox TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
5:45pmMusicDelphisWimborne Minster Free
5:45pmCeilidhMonty's MaggotStage in The Square Free
6:30pmMusicNo DirectionWimborne Minster Free
6:30pmMusicThe Wonky DonkeysWillow Walk Free
6:45pmMusicThe Wessex PistolsStage in The Square Free
7:30pmMusicKadiaAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
7:30pmMusicPortsmouth Shanty MenAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
7:30pmCeilidh8 and A HalfQE School£25.00 Day Pass
£8.00 Ticket
7:30pmSessionIrish SessionThe Green Man Free
7:30pmMusicJust Sing Adult Choir Wimborne Minster Free
8pmMusicMen In BlackRoyal British Legion Free
8pmMusicNorth DriveThe Minster Arms Free
8:10pmMusicExmouth Shanty MenAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
8:30pmMusicJacob & DrinkwaterAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
9:10pmMusicJim RadfordAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
9:30pmMusicMiranda Sykes & Rex PrestonAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
10pmMusicThe Roaring TrowmenAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*

Let's Get Social

During the run up to the festival and over the weekend, we will be keeping our social media channels filled with activity, so give us a or you could even follow us on and ! We also welcome you to share your festival experience by using #WimborneFolk on various social platforms.


Sunday Dance Programme

Sunday 11 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
10:30amWorkshopInstruments with Folk OrcWillow Walk Free
10:30amFamilyTip of the PopsModel Town Free
10:30amFamilyMainstage Performing Arts Willow WalkFree
11amFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
11amWorkshopFiddle with Flos & TazAllendale House Free
11:30amMusicFestival Folk Club Allendale House Free
11:30amCeilidhReelGoodAllendale Centre Minster Hall Free
11:30amMusicDorset Youth Marching BandWillow Walk Free
11:45amFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
12pmSessionEnglish SessionRoyal British Legion Free
12pmMusicJim ChorleyModel Town Free
12pmMusicGlenn and The Creeks The Minster ArmsFree
12pmMusicPadfootLiving Outside Free
12pmSessionIrish SessionThe Green Man Free
12pmMusicA Half of Murphy's Garden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12:30pmMusicIan W Brown Stage in The SquareFree
12:30pmWorkshopInstrument Drop InWillow Walk Free
12:30pmMusicEMMAY Willow WalkFree
12:30pmMusicNo DirectionModel Town Free
12:40pmMusicJonny PhillipsGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12:45pmWorkshopHow to Engage an AudienceAllendale House Free
1pmMusicAndrew FosterModel Town Free
1pmWorkshopConcertina with Roy ClingingAllendale House Free
1pmFamilyTip of the Pops1777 at The Albion Free
1pmSessionSingaround with Derek & KittyWimborne Video Club Free
1pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
1:15pmMusicBen Wedlake & Dan Booth Willow Walk Free
1:20pmMusicScuttleShakeGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
1:30pmMusicJim ChorleyStage in The Square Free
1:45pmMusicAlex BedryczukLiving Outside Free
2pmMusicDorset Youth Marching BandMinster Green Free
2pmMusicTweed in BourbonThe Minster Arms Free
2pmMusicJackie OatesAllendale Centre Minster Hall £20.00 Day Pass
£8.00 On The Door*
2pmMusicBryony GriffithAllendale Centre Minster Hall £20.00 Day Pass
£8.00 On The Door*
2pmMusicJim CausleyAllendale Centre Minster Hall £20.00 Day Pass
£8.00 On The Door*
2pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
2pmMusicIan W Brown Model Town Free
2pmMusicPaul ThomasGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
2:15pmFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
2:30pmFamilyAll At Sea - Fancy Dress CompetitionWillow Walk Free
2:30pmMusicFolk Orc Stage in The SquareFree
2:30pmMusicAron RadfordAllendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
2:40pmMusicEdwardAliceGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
3pmMusicBill HespLiving Outside Free
3pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
3pmSessionGentlefolk (outside)The Minster Arms Free
3:15pmMusicKirsty LowlessWillow Walk Free
3:20pmMusicAndrew FosterGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
3:30pmMusicThe Model FolkStage in The Square Free
3:30pmMusicMitchell and VincentAllendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
3:30pmFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
4pmMusicBlack SheepThe Minster Arms Free
4pmComedyPolly MorrisGarden Stage at The Olive BranchFree
4pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
4pmMusicLilo's WallWillow Walk Free
4:30pmMusicSunjayAllendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
4:40pmMusicJonny PhillipsStage in The Square Free
5pmFamilyJill Barr & Madaline GranthamAllendale Meadow Free
5:10pmMusicThe Roaring TrowmenStage in The Square Free
5:15pmMusicTin AngelWillow Walk Free
7pmMusicNinebarrowAllendale Centre Minster Hall£20.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
8pmMusicMoore, Moss, RutterAllendale Centre Minster Hall£20.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
9:30pmMusicSam Kelly TrioAllendale Centre Minster Hall£20.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*

* The price listed as 'On The Door' is a single cash payment for this concert only which will be payable on the door, a ticket will NOT be issued. Entry will be subject to venue capacity and ticket holders will have priority.

Information correct at time of publishing; line-up and pricing subject to change. See website or information points (Allendale Centre or The Square) for updates.