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financial sponsor: Chippenham Borough Lands Charity (CBLC)
supporters: Chippenham Town Council Halogen UK - Borough Parade The Association of Festival Organisers
Wiltshire Folk Arts
Mike Haring Folk Show

Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)


"Welcome to the Ceilidh section."
Melrose Ceilidh Band[ SUN ]
Lisa Heywood
Phil Bassindale
The NYFTE Ceilidh Band[ SAT ]

Social Dance

"Welcome to the Social Dance section."
Frances Richardson
Joe Hodgson
Keeping Thyme
Lisa Greenleaf (USA)
Stick Shift
The Falconers
Anne Daye
Bristol Players
David & Kathryn Wright
Folkus Pocus
John & Karen Sweeney
Les Barclay
Lynne Render
Maggie Daniel
Marj Hendy
Perfect Cure (Irish)
Pete Hendy
Ros Batchelor
Weston Country Dance Band

Story Telling

"Welcome to the Story Telling section."


Primary school children from local schools are invited to attend the festival on the Friday. Each child takes part in 2 workshops in the morning, then displays in the afternoon in front of the other schools.

Big Top Concerts

"Welcome to the Big Top Concerts section."


"Welcome to the Displays Sides section" Here you will find a list of the sides who have been specifically invited to the festival to run workshops and lead the display programme.
Applications are currently being welcomed from other display sides. If your folk dance team would like to perform as part of the fantastic street busking and arena programme please contact displays@chippfolk.co.uk