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.

Friday 9 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
6:30pmMusicTim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)Stage in The Square Free
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 James at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Noel James

For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He does it for a living and has performed at all the major clubs and festivals.

QE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmMusicPolly MorrisQE School£12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
7:30pmMusicPhil KingAllendale Centre Quarterjack£12.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*
7:30pmComedyWayne LawrenceQE School £12.00 Day Pass
£5.00 Ticket
8pmMusicImprintsStage in The Square Free
8:30pmCeilidhMonty's Maggot at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Monty'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.

Allendale 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 Moray at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Jim Moray

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

Allendale Centre Quarterjack£12.00 Day Pass
£12.00 On The Door*

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Saturday 10 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
9:30amFamilyTip of the PopsModel Town Free
10:15amFamilyWild Toy TheatreModel Town Free
11amFamilyTony Horitz1777 at The Albion Free
11amMusicWareham WhalersModel Town Free
11:20amFamilyWild Toy TheatreModel Town Free
11:30amCeilidhCottage Industry  at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Cottage Industry

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

Allendale Centre Minster HallFree
11:30amMusicFestival Folk Club Allendale House Free
12pmFamilyTip of the Pops1777 at The Albion Free
12pmMusicMandy StansfieldThe Minster Arms Free
12pmMusicGraham Carter Garden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Willow WalkFree
12:40pmMusicDelphisGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12:45pmMusicRod Jenkins Band The Minster ArmsFree
1pmMusicA Half of Murphy's Stage in The Square Free
1pmMusicTara FlanaganWillow Walk Free
1pmFamilyTony HoritzWimborne Library Free
1:20pmMusicGreg HarperGarden Stage at The Olive Branch 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
2pmMusicThe DeadEye CollectiveStage in The Square Free
2pmMusicThe Bow Legged SkeeterThe Minster Arms Free
2:05pmMusicShropshire BoatmenAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
2:30pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Model Town Free
2:30pmMusicBob CarterAllendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
2:30pmMusicWaiting For EarthquakesWillow Walk 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
2:40pmMusicPete Christie Garden Stage at The Olive BranchFree
2:55pmMusicThe Harry BrownsAllendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
3pmMusicThe Bow Legged SkeeterThe Minster Arms Free
3pmFamilyWild Toy TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
3:15pmMusicThe ManateesWillow Walk 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*
3:30pmMusicCarolan & DonModel Town Free
3:45pmFamilyWild Toy TheatreAllendale Meadow Free
3:45pmFamilyTony HoritzModel Town Free
4pmMusicEmma-Jane Toop Willow WalkFree
4pmMusicGugge 2000 Stage in The Square Free
4pmMusicPortsmouth Shanty MenAllendale Centre Minster HallFree
4pmMusicBournemouth Youth Marching Band Royal British Legion Free
4:10pmMusicThe Roaring Trowmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017The 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.

Garden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
4:15pmMusicUnprepared Jug BandThe Minster Arms Free
4:30pmMusicRoy ClingingModel Town Free
4:30pmMusicKelly Oliver at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Kelly Oliver

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

Allendale Centre Quarterjack£25.00 Day Pass
£6.00 On The Door*
4:45pmMusicThe V2'sWillow Walk Free
5pmMusicBob CarterStage in The Square Free
5pmMusicGugge 2000 Wimborne Minster Free
5:15pmMusicUnprepared Jug BandThe Minster Arms Free
5:45pmCeilidhMonty's Maggot at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Monty'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.

Stage in The Square Free
5:45pmMusicDelphisWimborne Minster Free
6:30pmMusicNo DirectionWimborne Minster Free
6:30pmMusicThe Wonky DonkeysWillow Walk Free
6:45pmMusicThe Wessex PistolsStage in The Square Free
7:30pmCeilidh8 and A Half at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 20178 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.

QE School£25.00 Day Pass
£8.00 Ticket
7:30pmMusicJust Sing Adult Choir Wimborne Minster 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*
8pmMusicMen In BlackRoyal British Legion 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 Preston at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Miranda 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.

Allendale Centre Minster Hall£25.00 Day Pass
£16.00 On The Door*
10pmMusicThe Roaring Trowmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017The 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.

Allendale 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 11 June 2017
When What Who Where Price
10:30amFamilyTip of the PopsModel Town Free
10:30amFamilyMainstage Performing Arts Willow WalkFree
11amFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
11:30amMusicDorset Youth Marching BandWillow Walk Free
11:30amMusicFestival Folk Club Allendale House Free
11:30amCeilidhReelGood at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017ReelGood

Not your average ceilidh band, ReelGood play a vibrant and varied mix of ceilidh tunes and songs in a driving and uplifting style.

Allendale Centre Minster Hall Free
11:45amFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
12pmMusicJim ChorleyModel Town Free
12pmMusicA Half of Murphy's Garden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
12pmMusicGlenn and The Creeks The Minster ArmsFree
12:30pmMusicNo DirectionModel Town Free
12:30pmMusicEMMAY Willow WalkFree
12:30pmMusicIan W Brown Stage in The SquareFree
12:40pmMusicJonny PhillipsGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
1pmMusicAndrew FosterModel Town Free
1pmFamilyTip of the Pops1777 at The Albion Free
1:15pmMusicBen Wedlake & Dan Booth Willow Walk Free
1:20pmMusicScuttleShakeGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
1:30pmMusicJim ChorleyStage in The Square Free
2pmMusicTweed in BourbonThe Minster Arms Free
2pmMusicIan W Brown Model Town Free
2pmMusicDorset Youth Marching BandMinster Green Free
2pmMusicPaul ThomasGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
2:15pmFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
2:30pmMusicFolk Orc Stage in The SquareFree
2:30pmMusicAron RadfordAllendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
2:30pmFamilyAll At Sea - Fancy Dress Competition at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017All At Sea - Fancy Dress Competition

To celebrate our Shanty Festival this year, we're having Wimborne Minster Folk Festival's first ever fancy dress competition.

Willow Walk Free
2:40pmMusicEdwardAliceGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
3:15pmMusicKirsty LowlessWillow Walk Free
3:20pmMusicAndrew FosterGarden Stage at The Olive Branch Free
3:30pmMusicMitchell and VincentAllendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
3:30pmFamilyTicklish Allsorts Allendale Meadow Free
3:30pmMusicThe Model FolkStage in The Square Free
4pmMusicLilo's WallWillow Walk Free
4pmMusicPolly MorrisGarden Stage at The Olive BranchFree
4pmMusicBlack SheepThe Minster Arms Free
4:30pmMusicSunjay at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Sunjay

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

Allendale Centre Quarterjack£20.00 Day Pass
£7.00 On The Door*
4:40pmMusicJonny PhillipsStage in The Square Free
5:10pmMusicThe Roaring Trowmen at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017The 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.

Stage 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 Trio at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017Sam Kelly Trio

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

Allendale 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.