20 December: first headliners announced: PO’GIRL !!
– the festival is listed in The Independent today as one of “TEN BEST GIGS”:
“PURBECK FOLK FESTIVAL – One of Dorset’s spectacular stretches of Jurassic coast is the host for this gem of a festival, with Megson, Martha Tilston and Dogan Mehmet on the bill at lovely Langton Matravers.”
Catherine Burke, one of the festival directors, is being interviewed on the Sally Taylor Show tomorrow Saturday morning on BBC Radio Solent.
There is lots for kids to do at the festival with parents: Singing Workshop each morning, Craft Den open most of the time, Fossil Fun, Games Room, Wishing Tree … and on Sunday there is a Youth Music Workshop with fiddler Charlie Heys and singer-guitarist Jack McNeill – all instruments welcome.
– FRINGE ACTIVITIES
on Sunday, a Jurassic Jaunt , a guide walk down along the coast and along the Ridgeway; Workshops for Samba and Community Singing; and Stone-carving.
Don’t forget that seating is not provided so please bring your own.
– DISABLED CAMPING or PARKING
Please would anyone needing to use the very limited designated area for disabled camping please email us to book the space.
There are two music barn stages – High Barn and Long Barn: The High Barn is larger and on a slight incline. However the Long Barn also has a full and structured schedule of good music. It houses the ceilidh early on Saturday night and features touring headline duos: acoustic blues from Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke from London and English traditional music from Black Peak. Local greats like Alex Roberts, Thirstyman and Bob Whitley & Frank Boyle also play Long Barn on Saturday.
the festival has very limited seating (mostly in the bar / cafe area). You are invited to bring your own collapsible seats.