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John Kirkpatrick
John Kirkpatrick
supporters: Chippenham Borough Lands Chippenham Connected Chippenham Town Council Flying Monk Tavern Cafe Grounded Brignall Opticians Prezzo in Chippenham The Squeeky Cleaners The Rise Trust The Association of Festival Organisers
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Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)

Here are the artists booked so fa for the 2020 festival.
They are all in sections for you to find easily. Use one of the links below to go directly to that section i.e. Social Dance or just scroll down and view all the acts that are with us this year. If you click on their individual links you will find most of the things you need to know about that band or performer. There are videos, sound samples and info on their web pages and photos.

Performing on Sunday

Song & Music

"Welcome to the Concert and Song section."

Ceilidh

"Welcome to the Ceilidhs section."

Folk Dance

Welcome to the Social Dance section.

Note that the list of Artists is presently incomplete; others will be added to the list as they are confirmed.

Story Telling

"Welcome to the Story Telling section."

Family Events

"Welcome to the The Family Castle section."

Schools

An integral part of Chippenham Folk Festival, particularly for those who live in the town. Primary school children from local schools are invited to attend the festival on the Friday, to experience a range of different aspects of traditional music and dance. Each attending child takes part in two separate workshops in the morning, then displays the work of the second of these in the afternoon in front of the other schools at a mass ceilidh or "barn dance".
Although the event is not attendable by the general public, it is a vital and exciting part of the festival, and the attending children gain a great deal from the experience.

Big Top Concerts

"Welcome to the Specials section."

Displays

Chippenham Folk Festival is renowned for the atmosphere from the huge variety of display teams that can be found showcasing up and down the high street. Throughout the town, dancers from all traditions can be found for your delight and entertainment! Browse this section to see which wonderful teams will be joining us this year.