24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Community Stage


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CURRENT PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (Others may follow)

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Events on Friday 24th May 2024
TimeWhatWith
12:00 - 12:35Becky Syson
Uplifting positive songs for the soul with Nottinghamshire singer-songwriter Becky Syson.
Becky Syson (Singer Songwriter Acoustic Folk-Rock)
12:50 - 13:30The Kandu Collective
An evolving collaboration of local artists
Ed Deedigan & The Kandu Collective featuring Guillem Mitchel, Jonah Jones and Konsuela Yovbak
13:45 - 14:05Allsorts Community Choir
A fun and friendly mixed choir who sing all sorts of music – from pop to classics, Disney to world music.
Allsorts Community Choir
14:25 - 15:00Ed Dyke
Trowbridge singer-songwriter Ed Dyke combines influences from a range of eras of folk and country and blends them into a modern acoustic sound.
Ed Dyke (Acoustic )
15:20 - 15:50Hot Club of Folk Town
Regulars in the local folk scene Margaret on Fiddle and Ross on Guitar bring Roots music with a top dressing of swing.
Hot Club of Folk Town 
16:10 - 16:45Downfielders
A band of school age young people from Gloucestershire
The Downfielders (Band)
17:05 - 17:35Guinea Lane Sax Quartet
Guinea Lane Saxophones are a saxophone quartet comprising soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes plus vocals, mostly traditional English music.
Guinea Lane Saxophone Quartet (Band)
17:55 - 18:30Meg
Chippenham's own Meg. A young singer-songwriter with a range of covers and own material.
MEG (Singer Song writer )

Events on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWith
09:15 - 10:00The Festival stretch: Yoga with Kyla
Bring your yoga mat to join Kyla, local Yoga instructor in a festival morning stretch. What better way to get ready for the weekend of dancing ahead!
Yoga with Kyla (Caller)
10:00 - 10:40Morning Stories with John Row and Justine de Mierre
Start of your morning in the company of the storytellers: John Row and Justine de Mierre
Justine de Mierre    (Storyteller) John Row (Storyteller)
11:00 - 11:45NYFTE Dance workshop
The National Youth Folk Troup of England teach us some traditional dance styles. Suitable for all ages.
NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)
12:00 - 12:25Bristol Folk House Choir
A young, lively community choir covering a wide range of folk songs have invited some friends kittiwake Border Morris to join their performance
Bristol Folk House Choir (Community Folk Choir) Kittiwake Border Morris (Border)
12:40 - 12:55May Pole Performance
Local school Langley Fitzuruse Church of England Primary school join us to demonstrate the hopefully untangled art of maypole.
Langley Fitzuruse Cof E Primary (Maypole)
13:00 - 13:45Let us Dance
Let us Dance get us all dancing with maypole, garlands and maybe a few hankies.
Let Us Dance! (Children's festival Artist and Workshop Lead)
14:00 - 14:25Amelie and Vikki Sounds with your Feet
Amelie, local school girl and world tap champion, explores where making sound with your feet can take you with Clog dancer Vikki Lewis.
Amelie (Tap) Vikki Lewis  (Clog)
Manny Grimsley (Musician )
15:30 - 16:30Keith Donnely
Laughs, songs and stories with the wonderful and mischievous Keith Donnelly and his bear.
Keith Donnelly  (Musician, singer, song writer  and Comedian )
17:00 - 18:30The Oli Matthews Band
Dance into the evening with The Oli Mathews Band a Folk-Funk instrumentalist known for his energetic and funky arrangments
Oli Matthews Band (Folk/Funk)

Events on Sunday 26th May 2024
TimeWhatWith
10:00 - 10:40Morning Stories with John Row Maria Gillen
Start of your morning in the company of the storytellers: John Row and Maria Gillen
Maria Gillen (Story) John Row (Storyteller)
11:00 - 11:45 NYFTE Dance Workshop
The National Youth Folk Troup of England teach us some traditional dance styles. Suitable for all ages.
NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)
12:00 - 12:20The Sparkly Singers
Local community choir meeting in both nearby Derry Hill and Royal Wootton Bassett. The group promise to bring lots of fun to the stage.
Sparkly Singers  (Choir)
12:35 - 12:55The Sahara Sisters
The Sahara Sisters are Chippenhams own Belly Dance group. Celebrating their 20th year they tell us they 'do it with a wiggle and a giggle!'
Sahara Sisters Bellydancing Group (Community Stage )
13:10 - 14:05Family Ceilidh
You are never too young to enjoy a Ceilidh. This is a Ceilidh specifically for children and families, Led by Let us Dance. Come along and have a go.
Let Us Dance! (Children's festival Artist and Workshop Lead) Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)
14:25 - 15:50NYFTE Show Case
NYFTE (pronounced "nifty") are a team of 10-18 year olds from all over the country, performing a wide range of dance styles song and musicianship.
NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)
16:10 - 16:40Meg
Chippenham's own Meg. A young singer-songwriter with a range of covers and own material.
MEG (Singer Song writer )
16:55 - 17:10Becky Syson
Uplifting positive songs for the soul with Nottinghamshire singer-songwriter Becky Syson.
Becky Syson (Singer Songwriter Acoustic Folk-Rock)
17:30 - 18:30Bagas Fellyon
A gloriously chaotic groove juggernaut"takes over the Community stage! Bagas Fellyon , experimenting within the Cornish tradition of Nos Lowen get us dancing into the evening
Bagas Fellyon (Cornish Nos Lowen)

Events on Monday 27th May 2024
TimeWhatWith
09:15 - 10:00The Festival stretch: Yoga with Kyla
Bring your yoga mat to join Kyla, local Yoga instructor in a festival morning stretch. What better way to get ready for the weekend of dancing ahead!
Yoga with Kyla (Caller)
10:00 - 10:40Morning Stories : John Row and Donald Nelson
Start of your morning in the company of the storytellers: John Row and Donald Nelson
Donald Nelson (Story) John Row (Storyteller)
11:00 - 11:20Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews is a cellist and singer who performs a mix of traditional and contemporary folk tunes and songs.
Ben Matthews 
11:35 - 11:50Cause Chours
A collective of singers and musicians performing a wide variety of songs in smaller groups and choirs based at the Cause Music Centre Chippenham.
Cause Chorus (Choir )
12:10 - 12:30Cause Community Choir
Cause Community Choir love to sing a wide range of songs from Gospel, Soul and Pop to anything that sounds great and welcome beginners and experienced singers alike, they meet every Thursday evening at the Cause.
Cause Community Choir (Choir)
12:45 - 13:30Let us Dance
Let us Dance get us all dancing with maypole, garlands and maybe a few hankies.
Let Us Dance! (Children's festival Artist and Workshop Lead)
13:50 - 14:20Ramshackle Orchestra
The Ramshackle Orchestra is a multi-generational 20+ piece Bath-based community string orchestra, featuring violins, violas, cellos, double bass, and the occasional penny whistle
Ramshackle Orchestra (Community Orchestra)
14:50 - 15:10The Good Afternoon Choir
The Chippenham & Calne Good Afternoon Choir (one of 23 FUN community choirs that sing in the afternoons) led by the wonderful Matt Finch.
Chippenham & Calne Good Afternoon Choir (Choir)
15:25 - 16:30The grand exhibition of contraptions and curiosities. Ian Douglas ( Storyteller and showman) Gacko (Songsmith, Showman and Storyteller)
Professor Pumpernickel
16:45 - 17:15Guinea Lane Saxophone Quartet
Guinea Lane Saxophones are a saxophone quartet comprising soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes plus vocals, mostly traditional English music.
Guinea Lane Saxophone Quartet (Band)
17:35 - 18:30The Lost Notes
As heard on BBC Introducing, Ready your voices for a repertoire of songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable
The Lost Notes Trio (Band)