What's on?

Friday

16:00 - 23:00

The Old Road Taven

Supporter Event

Irish Music Session with Steve Morris

18:00 - 19:30

The Cause - Hall

Concerts (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Its Storytime :  MBE Story Laureate Taffy Thomas will be joining  an old friend John Row to give you the finest stories in the land.

19:00 - 22:00

St Andrews Church Hall

Concerts (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

A Friday Night Spectacular in a gorgeous setting featuring Cobblers Children a band formed over lockdown enhancing traditional English folk , Sound Tradition. A beautiful harmony group, & award winning Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

MC: Barry Goodman

19:30 - 22:30

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Let's get started with an American Dance, called by Geoff Cubitt, music from The Linda Game Band and Ali Messer.

19:30 - 22:30

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

A stylish 18th century beginning, with dances called by Victoria Yeomans, accompanied by The Warleggan Village Band.

20:00 - 23:00

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Louise Siddons calls from her wide repertoire of English dance, with music from Dave Yeomans and Mollie Koenigsberger.

20:00 - 22:50

The Cause - Auditorium

Concerts (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

An evening at the Cause with : Mossy Christian, Dave Webber and Anni Fentamin,  Skinner and T'witch,  John Kirkpatrick. All of the above on stage at the same time creating an atmosphere like no other.

MC Bill Crawford

20:00 - 23:00

The Consti

Concerts (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

 A welcome Concert : Former festival organisers Bob and Gill Berry will be joined by friends  Baldrick's Plan ,Keith Donnelly and Lauren South Maclaine Colston & Saul Rose for an evening of top quality folk.

MC Andy Fawthrop

20:00 - 23:00

The Cause - Hall

Concerts (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Folk Club - Harbour Lights Trio,  Rosie Upton will be our special guests.

MC Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess

20:00 - 00:00

The Three Crowns

Supporter Event 


"Crazy Goat" playing traditional live music all evening, so go get into the festival spirit. 

20:00 - 00:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Ceilidh with Folk Camps Party Band to guide you through the dances is Fee Lock.

Dance Performance by After Dinner Clog.

23:00 - 00:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Concerts (Collection)

Gift of the Gab ,Late night fun and stories with Ian and Gary ... believe me you wont be disappointed in fact you'll go to bed laughing!

Saturday

09:30 - 10:30

The Consti

Workshop (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Bampton Jigs for Beginners with Moulton Morris - Come and have a go at learning the basics of a Bampton Jig. While Jigs look impressive, they're not that difficult to learn. Come and have a go.

09:30 - 11:00

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Geoff Cubitt introduces "Squares from around the Compass": a gentle introduction into squares of New England, Western squares and Southern style squares. Music from Mollie Koenigsberger and Ali Messer.

09:30 - 11:00

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Georgia Delve will introduce steps of the Georgians, comparing and exploring their progression between the mid to late 18th century, and the Regency period of the early 19th Century. To include putting these steps into the context of country dances. Music by The Warleggan Village Band.

09:30 - 11:00

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Season Tickets Only

Victoria Yeomans reviews changes in choreography and interpretation beginning with the likes of Cecil Sharp, Pat Shaw and Marjorie Heffer & William Porter (authors of the Maggot Pie collection). Music from Dave Yeomans and Matt Norman.

10:00 - 10:15

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Uke Can Do it with Gako: Learn the Ukulele with Gacko (session for over 5's, may be tricky for little fingers).

10:00 - 11:20

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Song Shops:  The Train Show: Britain’s Railways in original and traditional song from early days to the modern era. Plenty to sing, including many of Bob’s songs. Catchy choruses, an entertaining narrative and the opportunity to be shunted on the early shift. Join Kent Song Collective - starting from Platform Cause at 10 am on Saturday morning.

10:00 - 11:30

The Angel

Session (Collection) 

Slow Session with Spare Parts.

10:00 - 13:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Scrap attack: Make your own Magical Lantern with The Wiltshire Scrapstore

10:00 - 13:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Make your own upcycled fabric keyring with Refashion My Town, A local Social Enterprise with a big vision.

10:25 - 10:45

Community Stage

Family  (Collection)

New Roots Performance :  A family band, Third Time Lucky will grace you with their uplifting tunes and songs. 

10:30 - 12:30

Chippenham Town Museum 

Workshop  (Collection)

Try your hand at traditionally crafted corn dollies with Barbara Guthrie.

10:30 - 11:15

Castle Marquee 

Family  (Collection)

Singing Hat's: Action songs for tiny folk: Come and Join Karen and Phil for a chance to sing your favourite animal songs while wearing a special hat to look the part. Lots of fun and actions (suitable for under 7 years).

10:30 - 11:30

Olympiad Sports Hall

Workshop (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Appalachian for Beginners with First Class Stamp - Come along and learn some of the basics of appalachian step dancing in the buck and wing style. Hard soled shoes - or at least ones with limited grip - would be useful.

10:30 - 12:00

Chippenham Library

Family (Collection)

Meet Taffy and Mossy: A delight for all the family. Come have a chat and experience Taffy Thomas MBE, England’s first storyteller laureate and Award-winning musician, singer, and dancer Mossy Christian.

10:30 - 16:45

High Street

Dance (Collection)

Display sides will be dancing throughout the High street, Borough parade, and on stages on Island and Monkton park.

10:45 - 11:15

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Stories at the Magic Lantern. Introducing the magic lanterns shadow puppets with stories from Ian Douglas Storyteller Gary ‘Gacko’ Bridgens and Shadow puppeteer Jo Douglas.

10:45 - 11:45

The Consti

Workshop (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Meet Five Rivers: Join Five Rivers Morris for a meet team experience! Learn about us and our dances, and bear witness to our internal rivalry and competitiveness. Which of us can do the highest split caper, the fastest sticking, and who has the slickest shuffle back? All will be revealed along with a healthy dose of Yorkshire banter.

10:50 - 11:10

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Cause Chorus Local Community Choir A collective inspired by beautiful harmonies and varied rhythms.

10:55 - 11:15

Island Park Stage

Family (Collection)

Crazy Cat will be on the stage and nearby with her balloon modeling creations

11:00 - 11:45

Cafe Grounded 

Concert (Collection)

Singer and Musician Jasper Kanachowski New Roots finalist 2022 

11:15 - 12:00

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

NYFTE: The National Youth Folk Troup of England teach us some traditional dance styles.

11:15 - 12:45

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Charlotte Rich-Griffin leads a Welcome (back) to American contra dance: A gentle (re-)introduction to contra dancing for those who have not danced in a while, or perhaps have never done contra before. Music by Mollie Koenigsberger and Ali Messer.

11:15 - 12:45

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Georgia Delve looks at evolving dance patterns of the Georgians, taking a dancing trip through history from the early Minuets in the 18th century to the ‘modern’ Regency dancing. Music by The Warleggan Village Band.

11:15 - 12:45

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Louise Siddons explores the link between aesthetic theories of beauty and the intricately interlacing patterns of eighteenth-century choreography. Music from Dave Yeomans and Matt Norman.

11:20 - 11:40

Island Park Stage

Family (Collection)

Gacko Gary Bridgens Songsmith and showman will lead you in creating your own festive song. 

11:45  - 12:30

Island Park Stage

Family  (Collection)

New Roots Performance :  A family band, Third Time Lucky will grace you with their uplifting tunes and songs. 

12:00 - 13:00

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Workshop  (Collection)

Whistle workshop. An Introduction to the Whistle. Paul Clay will teach you some techniques and  you will  learn a tune or 2. Please bring a D whistle with you!

12:00 - 13:00

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Meet the band - West Cornwalls finest Baldrick's Plan come and meet them and their new member !

12:00 - 13:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Workshop (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Song Shops: Join  Moira Craig and Carolyn Robson in their songshop on George Gardiner. Song collecting from Hampshire.

12:00 - 14:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Session (Collection)

Full English Breakfast session with Doug Matthews.

12:00 - 14:00

Cafe Grounded

Concert (Collection)

Come and grab a cuppa or some lunch and listen to Debra Hannis & "Crazy Goat".

12:00 - 14:00

The Angel Hotel

Session (Collection)

The Big Sing with Kitty Vernon and Derek Burgess.

12:00 - 14:30

Masonic Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Masonic Lunchtime concert with Mat Green and Andy Turner, Bob and Gill Berry and Suthering and The Brothers Gillespie.

MC Keith Donnelly

12:40 - 12:55

Community Stage

Family  (Collection)

May Pole performance with local school Langley Fitzurse C of E Primary School.

12:55 - 13:45

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Let us Dance:Let us Dance get us all dancing with maypole, garlands and maybe a few hankys.

13:00 - 13:20

Island Park Stage

Family (Collection)

The Outside Capering Crew will be doing a dance display... Watch out for their horse Capernicus (sometimes he give rides to small children!)

13:00 - 16:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Circus Skills with Claires Circus: Run away with the circus, try your hand at juggling, diablo and all things circus skills.

13:25 - 13:40

Highstreet

Dance (Collection)

DANCE SIX-0 will present their newest work "Burn & Rave" which offers a new context for Dylan Thomas’ poem, which ruminates on stages of life, legacy and what we leave behind.

14:00 - 14:25

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Listen to the wonderful Warleggan village band from Poldark whist waiting for the parade to arrive and see all of the display sides.

14:00 - 15:00

High Street & Community Stage

Dance (Collection)

Parade of the display sides - Watch all of the dancers and their musicians come down the High street and into island park and past the community stage

14:00 - 15:30

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Workshop  (Collection)

Hammered Dulcimer workshop An introduction to the hammer dulcimer : a range of instruments will be provided come and have a go. Kerensa will be there to help you and for the more experienced players tips and techniques will also be on hand

14:00 - 15:30

Chippenham Library

Family (Collection)

Come join in with Stories with John row fun for all the family.

14:00 - 15:30

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Season Tickets Only

Victoria Yeomans reviews changes in choreography and interpretation moving into the 1960s to 1980s (approximately) with Tom Cook and Charles Bolton et al. Music by Alan Brunier, Vic Smith and Joshua Rowe.

14:00 - 15:30

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Season Tickets Only

Kevin and Carol Monaghan share their love of Irish set dancing with beginners and experienced dancers alike. No previous experience is required to enjoy the regional nuances of reels, jigs, polkas and hornpipes; moves will be explained, demonstrated and walked through prior to dancing, accompanied by regionally apt music from Will Allen.

14:00 - 15:30

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Season Tickets Only

Geoff Cubitt calls "Squares to Contra": a look at the way square dance choreography has influenced modern contra dance. Music from The Linda Game Band.

14:00 - 16:30

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

The Cause  concert with MOIRAI, Si Barron, Janice Burns and John Doran   MC Deb Hannis

14:15 - 15:00

Cafe Grounded 

Concert (Collection)

New Roots Finalist 2022 Third time Lucky a family Trio

14:30 - 15:30

The Cause - Hall

Session (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Ballad Session with Rosie Upton and Moose Rosser. Come and join in or just sit back and relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

14:30 - 16:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Dance (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8


Dances From The 'Severn Suite’ Festival patron John Kirkpatrick presents an opportunity to romp through the country dances he devised for “The Severn Suite” project in 2006. Combining the energy of the ceilidh with some unusual figures, whacky time signatures, exhilaratingly precise moves and the chance to step it out to John’s scintillating tunes, this is a rare event not to be missed. And this is dancing for dancers, no walking allowed! The two sessions will look at different dances each day, but come to both so you won’t feel left out of the full recap at the end of Sunday afternoon

14:40 - 15:20

Olympiad Stage 

Concert  (Collection)

New Roots Finalist 2022 : Jasper Kanachowski

14:45 - 15:10

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Meg a young solo artist involved in local youth project the Riverbank studios, has been singing and playing since she could talk. A finalist in the Chippenham battle of the bands 'Take the Stage' influenced by Alt Folk artists such as Aurora and Dodie. She's currently developing her own material and is playing tributes to the artists she admires.

14:45 - 15:30

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Time to tell: A chance to see and hear the Stories created throughout the afternoon

15:00 - 17:30

The Consti

Concert (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

An afternoon Special: Suthering  , Skinner and T'witch, and Harbour Lights Trio

MC: Bob Kenward

15:15 - 15:45

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Magic Show with professor Crazy Cat

15:30 - 17:30

Masonic Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Acoustic Concert: why not enjoy a pint or 2 and listen to these fine muscians , Baldrick's plan, Alice Jones, Keith Donnelly and Lauren South

MC Bill Crawford

15:30 - 15:45

Highstreet

Dance (Collection)

DANCE SIX-0 will present their newest work "Burn & Rave" which offers a new context for Dylan Thomas’ poem, which ruminates on stages of life, legacy and what we leave behind.

15:45 - 15:55

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Northgate rapper - enjoy a fast-paced display from our local rapper side. Don't forget to cheer and tell them to go faster!

15:45 - 17:15

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed) 

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Louise Siddons encourages you to adopt an American style with dances written in the Playford tradition by American choreographers. Music by Alan,Vic, and Josh.

15:45 - 17:15

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Kevin and Carol share their love of Irish set dancing with beginners and experienced dancers alike. No previous experience is required to enjoy the regional nuances of reels, jigs, polkas and hornpipes; moves will be explained, demonstrated and walked through prior to dancing, accompanied by regionally apt music from Will Allen.

15:45 - 17:15

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Charlotte Rich-Griffin looks at Surviving End Effects: A survival toolkit for navigating pesky end effects. Dances that take you outside of the minor set, dancing with shadows, strange end effects. Music by The Linda Game Band.

16:00 - 17:00

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

In the company of the story tellers! Taffy Thomas MBE is joined by Gary Gacko Bridgens and Ian Douglas for an hour of enthralling stories and mesmerizing tales

16:00 - 17:00

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Coffee with legendary Tom MCconville and Dave Newy come and hear all about their musical career.

16:30 - 18:30

Olympiad Sports Hall

Session (Collection)

Tea time Tunes with Rosie Butler-Hall

17:30 - 19:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Our illustrated talk (Saturday 5:30 p.m.) will be "Traditional Treasures - A handful of England’s quirky customs in story, song and pictures. “Traditional Treasures” takes a journey around some of England’s more unusual customs, from Cornwall to Yorkshire via Devon, Gloucestershire, Bucks, Lincolnshire and beyond." Stories, songs and a constantly changing display of pictures bring these “quirky customs” to life in an hour-long presentation by Gill and Barry Goodman, packed with fun and interest.

18:00 - 19:00

Neeld Hall

Dance Display  (Collection)

NYFTE present a showcase of different dance styles.

19:30 - 22:30

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

An evening of glorious English Country Dance led by Victoria Yeomans, with music from Alan, Vic and Joshua.

Spot with First Class Stamp.

19:30 - 22:30

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

A great evening of Irish set dancing, building on the workshops during the day, called by Kevin and Carol, Will Allen on melodeon accompanied by Will Chamberlain on piano.

Spot with The Outside Capering Crew Class Stamp.

19:30 - 22:30

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Charlotte Rich-Griffin calls a Saturday night contra special, with music from The Linda Game band and Ali Messer.

20:00 - 22:50

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

The Cause evening concert with Si Barron, Sound Tradition , Baldricks Plan, and Tom Mcconville and Dave Newy. Arrive early to avoid dissapointment.

MC Rosie Upton

20:00 - 23:00

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

The Folk Club hosted by Kitty Vernon and Derek Burgess with guests  Moira Craig and Carolyn Robson 

20:00 - 23:00

St Andrews Church

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Evening Concert in the breathtaking church  with Janice Burns and John Doran , Harbour Lights Trio, Mat Green and Andy Turner , and MOIRAI 

MC: Bill Crawford

20:00 - 23:00

The Consti

Concert (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Get ready for a  very special  concert! Suthering , The Brothers GIllespie, and 3 daft monkeys! be prepared for dancing with 3 Daft Monkeys !

MC: Kerensa Wright

Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

20:00 - 00:00

Olympiad Sports hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Season

Ceilidh with Whapweasel, to guide you through the dances is Nick Walden

Spot with Moulton Morris

20:45 - 21:20

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Sunset stories at the magic lantern As the sun goes down on Chippenham wrap up warm and gather round the Magic Lantern for Stories from Ian Douglas Storyteller Gary ‘Gacko’ Bridgens and Shadow puppeteer Jo Douglas.

23:00 - 00:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Collection))

Late Night Spooky stories with the one and only Keith Donnelly!

23:00 - 00:00

The Cause - Hall

Session (Collection)

Late Night Sing: The beer will be flowing come and have a sing no host just come and have the craic.

Sunday

9:30 - 11:00

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Charlotte Rich-Griffin and her Morning Brain Teasers: Energetic dances to wake you up your brain and your body. Bright music by Ali Messer and Mollie Koenigsberger.

9:30 - 11:00

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Georgia Delve investigates social layers of dance throughout the Georgian Era. Exploring the origins of the dancing masters and musicians who dictated formed the basis of country dancing in the period. Music by the Warleggan Village Band.

9:30 - 11:00

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Louise Siddons asks, why dance with just one partner when you could have two, three, or four at a time? Discover the patterns and possibilities of non-binary choreography. Music from Dave Yeomans and Matt Norman.

10:00 - 10:20

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Uke Can Do it with Gako: Learn the Ukulele with Gacko (session for over 5's, may be tricky for little fingers).

10:00 - 13:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Scrap attack: Make your own sunflower to take home With The Wiltshire Scrapstore.

10:00 - 13:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Make your own upcycled fabric keyring with Refashion My Town, A local Social Enterprise with a big vision.

10:25 - 10:45

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Display take over: Winterbourne Morris.

10:30 - 11:15

Castle marquee 

Family (Collection)

Singing Hat's: Action songs for tiny folk: Come and Join Karen and Phil for a chance to sing your favourite animal songs while wearing a special hat to look the part. Lots of fun and actions (suitable for under 7 years).

10:30 - 11:15

Olympiad Stage

Concert (Collection)

New Roots Finalist 2022: Odd Socks 

10:30 - 12:30

Castle Marquee 

Workshop (Collection)

Try your hand at traditionally crafted corn dollies with Barbara Guthrie.

10:30 - 11:30

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Tea With: Grab yourselves a cuppa and sit back and relax with a fun hour with Sound Tradition.

10:00 - 11:15

The Cause - Auditorium

Workshop  (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Of Whales and Men, Song shops with Dave Webber and Anni Fentamin.

MC:Barry Goodman

10:00 - 11:00

Consti hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Sherbourne Workshop Join Five Rivers morris in this workshop on the Cotswolds tradition of Sherbourne. We will be covering one of our signature dances. This workshop requires some previous experience of Cotswolds morris dancing but prior experience of the Sherbourne tradition is not necessary.".

10:00 - 11:30

The Angel

Session (Collection)

Spare Parts will be hosting our slow tune session.

10:30 - 11:30

Olympiad Sports Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Advanced Appalachian with First Class Stamp - Come along and learn a couple dance (you don't need to bring your own partner, we can provide) with some cajun influences. Some knowledge of basic appalachian stepping would be useful, as would hard soled shoes.

10:30 - 12:30

Island Park Stage 

Dance Displays (Collection)

Appalachian and Step Clog dance displays with City Clickers, Tiger Feet, After Dinner Clog, and First Class Stamp

10:30 - 16:45

High Street

Dance Displays(Collection)

Display sides will be dancing throughout the High street and Borough parade.

10:45 - 11:15

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Stories at the Magic Lantern. Introducing the magic lanterns shadow puppets with stories from Ian Douglas Storyteller Gary ‘Gacko’ Bridgens and Shadow puppeteer Jo Douglas.

10:50 - 11:10

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Lingmara Local World Music Community Choir.

11:00 - 16:00

Castle Marquee

Family (£5)

Face painting with local artist FaBling Boutique

11:15 - 12:00

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

NYFTE: The National Youth Folk Troup of England teach us some traditional dance styles.

11:15 - 12:45

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Geoff Cubitt will be "Expanding your Horizons": thinking outside of the box. Different formations, progressions and moves within the American style. Music from Mollie Koenigsberger and Ali Messer.

11:15 - 12:45

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Georgia Delve's final workshop is a culmination of the last 3 sessions celebrating the proper etiquette and order of the ballroom during the mid to late 18th century. Putting the patterns and steps into the historical context of an 18th century Ballroom. Music by The Warleggan Village Band.

11:15 - 12:45

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Victoria Yeomans reviews changes in choreography and interpretation from those who came to the fore in the 1990s and onwards such as Colin Hume and Hilary Herbert. Music by Dave Yeomans and Matt Norman.

11:20 - 12:05

Olympiad Stage

Concert (Collection)

New Roots finalist 2022 Jasper Kanachowski 

11:30 - 12:00

Café Grounded

Concert (Collection)

Poetry with Andy Fawthrop.

12:00 - 12:30

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Concert (Collection)

Stories with John Row : Director of the World Storytelling Cafe and Festival. 

12:00 - 13:15

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Songshops: Theme -  The Sarah Morgan Foundation.

12:00 - 13:00

The Angel

Workshop (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Melodeon Workshop with Mel Biggs come and learn a tune from her album "From Darkness Comes Light" please bring a d/g melodeon.

12:00 - 14:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Session (Collection)

The Full Irish Breakfast session with Crazy Goat.

12:00 - 23:00

Community Stage

Supporter Event 

The Flying Monk   Close to the busking display spot by the Buttercross,  The Flying Monk has a Cider Festival running alongside the festival.  Pop in for 20+ Ciders and Perries.  They also welcome rapper sides to dance inside the pub.

12:05 - 12:30

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Punch and Judy with Crazy Cat: Come relax and enjoy a traditional puppet show while you munch your lunch! That's the Way To Do It!

12:15 - 13.15

Café Grounded

Concert (Collection)

Enjoy the delightful sound of the Harbours Light Trio and enjoy a bite to eat at the Cafe Grounded.

12:30 - 15:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

Lunchtime Concert: There Is no better place to be than being entertained by Will Pound and Jen Butterworth, Alice Jones, and Si Barron in the stunning Cause Auditorium MC Barry Goodman.

12:30 - 14:30

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Story and shadow puppet workshop: Drop in Story and Shadow puppet workshop. Work with your friends old and new to create your own shadow play.

12:35 - 13:05

Island Park Stage

Concert  (Collection)

New Roots Finalist 2022: Ruby and Eve 

12:35 - 13:20

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Taffy and Mossy: Taffy Thomas MBE, England’s first storyteller laureate and Award winning musician, singer, and dancer, Mossy Christian join their crafts to delight the senses and ignite your imagination!

12.40 - 13:10

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Concert (Collection)

Come and Listen to the gorgeous sounds of the Harp with Ruth Sandiford

13:00 - 13:20

Olympiad Stage

Family (Collection)

The Outside Capering Crew will be doing a dance display... Watch out for their horse Capernicus (sometimes he give rides to small children!)

13:00 - 16:00

Castle Marquee

Family (Collection)

Circus Skills with Claires Circus: Run away with the circus, try your hand at juggling, diablo and all things circus skills.

13:05 - 14:35

Island Park Stage 

Concert (Collection)

NYFTE in concert: a whistle stop tour through a whole variety of English traditional dance, music and song from some of the finest young performers in the country.

13:15 - 14:15

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Workshop  (Collection)

Bodhran Workshop with Fiona Melford.. Please bring your own bodhran and come and learn a beat or some new rythms

13:30 - 14:15

Café Grounded

Concert (Collection)

Come and enjoy Lauren South amazing voice whilst enjoying your lunch.

13:25 - 13:45

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Gospel Rocks Local Community Choir Performing Gospel, Soul and Pop songs

13:30 - 14:35

The Angel Hotel

Session  (Collection)

The Big Sing with Kitty Vernon and Derek Burgess.

13:50 - 14:25

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Story Time with John Row.

14:00 - 15:30

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Victoria Yeomans reviews changes in choreography and interpretation of those who have been producing material in recent years including Andrew Shaw, Philippe Callens, herself and others. Music by Alan, Vic and Joshua.

14:00 - 15:30

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Kevin and Carol share their love of Irish set dancing with beginners and experienced dancers alike. No previous experience is required to enjoy the regional nuances of reels, jigs, polkas and hornpipes; moves will be explained, demonstrated and walked through prior to dancing, accompanied by regionally apt music from Will Allen.

14:00 - 15:30

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Charlotte Rich-Griffin waves a wand around "contra magic” where having lost your partner elsewhere in the set, they are magically returned to your arms. Magical music by The Linda Game Band.

14:30 - 14:55

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Magic Show with professor Crazy Cat.

14:30 - 15:00

Café Grounded

Concert (Collection)

Join Odd socks whist they entertain you with thier banjo and guitar instrumentals.

14:30 - 15:30

The Cause - Hall

Session (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Ballad session with Rosie Upton and Si Barron. Bring a song or just listen. All welcome.

14:30 - 16:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

DANCES FROM ‘THE SEVERN SUITE’ Festival patron John Kirkpatrick presents an opportunity to romp through the country dances he devised for “The Severn Suite” project in 2006. Combining the energy of the ceilidh with some unusual figures, whacky time signatures, exhilaratingly precise moves and the chance to step it out to John’s scintillating tunes, this is a rare event not to be missed. And this is dancing for dancers, no walking allowed! The two sessions will look at different dances each day, but come to both so you won’t feel left out of the full recap at the end of Sunday afternoon.

14:45 - 15:30

Magic Lantern

Family (Collection)

Time to tell :A chance to see and hear the Stories created throughout the afternoons.

15:00 - 15:50

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Let us Dance: Let us Dance get us all dancing with maypole, garlands and maybe a few hankies.

15:00 - 16:00

Olympiad Stage

Family (Collection)

Afternoon Yoga. Come and join Kyla for a Sunday afternoon relaxing Yoga session, please bring a mat or blanket and a bottle of water to stay hydrated. If it is very went this event may be cancelled.

14:30 - 17:30

Consti Hall

Concert (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Afternoon Concert with Sound tradition, Moiria Craig and Carolyn Robson, Baldricks plan, Maclaine Colston and Saul Rose.

MC : Andy Fawthrop

15:15 - 15: 45

Cafe Grounded 

Concert (Collection)

New Roots finalist Ruby and Eve 

15:15 - 16:30

The Angel

Concert (Collection)

One for the road, a farewell tale with Taffy Thomas and Mossy Christian.

15:30 - 17:00

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Supporter Event 

Rory McLeod Rhythmic story teller and multi instrumentalist

15:45 - 17:15

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Louise Siddons explores all the reasons choreography takes us outside our minor set in these adventurous dances. Music by Alan,Vic, and Josh.

15:45 - 17:15

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Kevin and Carol share their love of Irish set dancing with beginners and experienced dancers alike. No previous experience is required to enjoy the regional nuances of reels, jigs, polkas and hornpipes; moves will be explained, demonstrated and walked through prior to dancing, accompanied by regionally apt music from Will Allen.

15:45 - 17:15

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Geoff Cubitt works you hard with "No walkthrough contra and Squares". No need for a long drawn out walkthrough. Lets dance. The Linda Game Band will be playing a lot.

16:00 - 17:00

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)  

Event Ticket £8

A chance to meet : Harbour lights trio . Famous for their traditional East Anglian tunes and songs.

16:00 - 17:00

Community Stage

Family (Collection)

Keith Donnellys family show : The ever popular Keith Donnelly's family show full of song, laughter and a side helping of custard.

16:30 - 18:00

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Ticketed) 

Event Ticket £8

Moirai who are Jo Freya , Mel Biggs and Sarah Matthews present their show FRAMED - The Alice Wheeldon Story. The songs are about the plot to murder David Lloyd Geoge in 1917. Alice Wheeldon and her daughter Winnie Mason & son-in-law Alf Mason, were imprisoned for conspiracy to murder. Alice and her family were strong socialists, great opponents of the war and supporters of Conscientious Objectors. Their stance was considered not to be in support of the war effort and the conviction was brought at a big show trial surrounded by massive publicity. They had been set-up by two undercover agents working for MI5. The family argued that the murder plan was fabricated. A fantasy “a story so strange that it seems hardly to relate to the world of reality”.

16:30 - 18:30

Olympiad Sports Hall

Session (Collection) 

Tea Time Tunes led by Cobblers Children.

18:00 - 19:30

The Old Road Tavern

Supporter Event

Stick and Bucket competition. Based on the celebrated Terry Pratchett idea of the Stick and Bucket dance, come and let your creative juices gurgle. The only rule is the dance you/your friends/morris side/dog walker's tennis partners present has to include at least one stick and at least one bucket - the rest of the interpretation is up to you. Plan during the weekend or just make it up on the spot. Register outside the Old Road Tavern at 6pm, and our crack team of judges will decide on the winner of the coveted Bouquet d'Or for 2022.

18:00 - 21:00

The Cause - Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

The last folk club with Kitty Vernon and Derek Burgess come along for a final chance to sing.

18:30 - 21:00

St Andrews Church

Concert (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Farewell and adieu: A final evening of English folk with Mossy Christian, Will Pound and Jen Butterworth and finally Belshazzar-feast penultimate night of their farewell tour.

MC: Bob Kenward

19:30 - 22:30

Neeld Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Victoria Yeomans and Louise Siddons lead us off in our last English Country Dance event, with a Big Band of many of the weekend's musicians.

19:00 - 22:30

The Cause - Auditorium

Concert (Collection)

Last night at The Cause with Fred and friends. Join the hosts of the Cause for a night never to forget always a fun evening of variety!

19:30 - 22:30

Consti Hall

Concert (Ticketed)

Event Ticket £8

It's time to say goodbye at the Consti final concert:  with Crazy Goat, Alice Jones, John Kirkpatrick and Keith Donnelly.

MC: John Kirkpatrick 

19:30 - 22:30

Town Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

A final great evening of Irish set dancing, building on the workshops during the day, called by Kevin and Carol, Will Allen on melodeon accompanied by Will Chamberlain on piano.

19:30 - 22:30

Riverbank Room, Olympiad

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

A Grand Ole Finale of American Dance, called by Geoff Cubitt and Charlotte Rich-Griffin. Music by The Linda Game Band and Ali Messer.

19:30 - 23:00

Olympiad Sports Hall

Dance (Ticketed)

Day, Weekend and Evening Tickets Only 

Ceilidh with Banter, to guide you through the dances is Barry Goodman.

Spot with Five Rivers Morris

20:00 - 23:00

The Old Road Tavern Barn

Supporter event

French Music and Dance session.