A 1 day folk festival in the beautiful village of
South Petherton in Somerset.
Saturday the 17th of June 2017, see you there.
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Here is the information on the performers that we have booked for 2015. As you can see, there is a huge range of talent for you to enjoy. Many of the acts have given their time for free so please come along and support them. Please click here for last years line up (2014).
Uncommon Folk making uncommonly good music – five musicians performing original and traditional songs and tunes on a wide variety of instruments.
Formed in 2011 Stampita is a local band based in Taunton, Somerset. We perform a unique blend of original, traditional and contemporary material with a line up which includes bouzouki, mandolin, bass guitar, flute, rock steady percussion and a blend of vocals. Our wide ranging repertoire is centred upon the compositions of in-band singer-songwriter Will Cann. Our songs and instrumentals showcase our collective talent and the resulting sound is a vibrant, multi-layered blend of complex rhythms, haunting harmonies and soulful singing.
Our musical references span the centuries, from medieval melodies, through battle cries of Stuart Rebellion to contemporary folk songs of love, loss and hope restored. This is all reflected in the meaning of our name – a Stampita is a rhythmic instrumental composition that accompanied a poem, dating back to the 14th Century. Come along to their evening performance at the Brewers Arms.
Willowen are a quirky indie folk trio from Bournemouth with a harmony-fuelled, surf vibe and a folky twist, drawing comparisons with the exciting sounds of Noah and The Whale and Seth Lakeman, with the soft touch of Jack Johnson. They have shared the stage with the likes of KT Tunstall, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South/Housemartins), Moulettes, Serafina Steer and The People The Poet.
The key to Willowen's sounds is simple. One minute, they'll whisk you away to chill on a beach at sunset; the next, you'll dance to them like there's no tomorrow. The fusion of folk, acoustic and surf elements gives this band an unusual and highly original versatility that is appealing to a wide audience.
They managed to headline Mr Kyps, Officially Dorset's 'Best Music Venue' as well as London's Nambucca. They also opened the main stage at Purbeck Folk Festival before acts like Rory McLeod, Moulettes and KT Tunstall.
Dr Turberville’s Morris
Dr Turberville’s Morris have been dancing in Somerset and many other counties around the country for over 30 years.
A mixed side performing many styles of dance with two main principles, the quality of the performance and having fun! They meet for practice in the nearby Ash village hall and will welcome any one, dancers and musicians of any age and ability (No experience necessary) to join them. For more information visit the website here.
Wyvern Jubilee Morris are an all male morris dancing side based in Yeovil, Somerset, England.
The team was formed in 1977 by employees of Westland Helicopters Ltd, for a one-off performance as part of the Queen's silver jubilee celebrations. Initially the team was called Westlands Jubilee Morris.
Following the success of this inaugural performance it was decided to keep the team going and, as more people were drafted in from outside the company, the association with Westlands was dropped and the name changed to Wyvern Jubilee. Our 30th anniversary in 2007 was marked by a number of special events including a birthday weekend dancing with many Morris sides from around the country and a foreign tour.To learn more about us visit www.wjm.org.uk
K D Carpets
6 St. James Street
Tel: 01460 241161
BEETLECRUSHERS is a clog and step dance group. We have been established for over 25 years performing at folk festivals in the UK and abroad. You will also find us with other dance sides outside pubs, on a village green or in a village hall all over the country.
We perform clog routines from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, with stepping or step dances from the Isle of Man, Quebec and Cape Breton.
Our regular members particularly value the easy and sociable atmosphere that is present when we meet, at practice or at dance outs.
We are always happy to welcome new members and have regular 'beginners sessions'. We practice weekly, on Wednesday evenings, at Binegar Village Hall, about three miles North of Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Demonstrations and workshops can be arranged as well as performances at festivals, weddings, parties etc.
For more information please visit www.beetlecrushers.org.uk
The Wessex Morris Men
Wessex Morris Men were founded in 1957 and are a truly international team, having performed in many places including Poland, Germany, France, Austria and the Channel Islands.
Dancing out from April to September, we give energetic and entertaining displays in the towns and villages of Dorset and Somerset and at major shows and events. And we make at least one overseas trip each year.
We enjoy our dancing and Wessex are a friendly, sociable, energetic team. Morris provides us with exercise, fun and a great social life. We always welcome men who want to learn morris dancing. For more information visit our website here.
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