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Folk On The Quay -Saturday 30 June

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Music masterclass at Poole’s free one day festival Folk on the Quay

Poole Quay will be transformed into a fabulous waterside music venue on Saturday 30 June complete with outdoor stages hosting award winning Folk acts, street ceilidhs and morris dancing for Folk on the Quay.

Part of Poole’s Wave 105 Summertime in the South events programme, the free family Folk festival will see an outstanding line up play and dance across 2 music stages.  The dancing starts at 11am with live music from 12noon until 9pm.

Developed by Poole Tourism, working with folk event music organisers Paul and Catherine Burke, the event includes a main stage at the roundabout on Poole Quay and the Landlubbers stage opposite the Poole Arms.

A colourful festival of morris dancing will see performances throughout the day featuring styles from across the UK including Cotswold, Ireland and Dorset, plus Bulgarian folk dancing.  There’s also the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s finest step dancing originating from the mountain music of the USA at the Appalachian dance stage located outside Quay Amusements.  For families there will be the opportunity take part in a Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit or a Longsword workshop in the early afternoon with Anonymous Morris.

Confirmed music acts during the weekend include:

Headline act The Eskies who will bring swagger and spectacle with their unique brand of Gypsy Jazz, sea shanties to Poole Quay.

Jackie Oates will take centre stage courtesy of ECC records.  This BBC Folk Awards winner is at the forefront of a new English Folk revival with her haunting singing style and fiddle playing.

Prepare for riotous Gypsy Folk, trans-European melodies and African rhythms as Ushti Baba inspire frenzied modern & traditional dance.

Gypsy folk band Solana will be delivering their unique high energy mix of Folk, Latin and Reggae with complex and rich harmonies.

Award winning indie-folk trio from Nashville USA, Witherward perform with a modern day Simon & Garfunkel sound.

Critically acclaimed acoustic duo & festival favourite Fly Yeti Fly have featured on the BBC introducing stage.  Playing the guitar, mandolin and harmonica the pair weave songs and stories reminiscent of the late 60’s Folk scene.


Hannah Scott’s distinctive contemporary Folk voice has been picking up praise from BBC Radio 2, MOJO & The Guardian.  Enjoy her strong melodies and th
ought provoking lyrics.

Powerful sea shanties of The Wareham Whalers will get the crowd hauling rope with a return to Poole’s seafaring past.  Enjoy music that transports you instantly to the life of a salty sea dog, in the perfect location.

As well as the outdoor stages, the live music sessions will also take place at venues around Poole Quay including The Lord Nelson,Quayside Emporium, The Angel and The Rope & Anchor.

Graham Richardson, Tourism Liaison Manager, Bournemouth and Poole Tourism, said; “Folk on the Quay brings some great folk artists to Poole with a real variety of music and styles.  The combination of local, national and international performers brings a real festival feel to this superb location.  And with so many interactive things to do each day it will promises to be a really fun family event - perfect for a sun soaked ceilidh on the Quay.”

For a detailed line up visit folkonthequay.com.

 

 

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