On Saturday night at 9pm BBC2’s series of three programmes ‘Goldies Band: By Royal Appointment’ features a group of musicians (aged between 16 and 24) two of whom play Purbeck Folk Festival in 2011.  – Bournemouth-based songwriter, Lester Allen, who was nominated by Purbeck Folk Festival, Young songwriter Lester Allen played a solo set in Long Barn at the festival in 2010.

– Also in this series of programmes is Will Pound (melodeon, harmonica), currently on the Folk degree at Newcastle. Will’s duo with young banjoman Dan Walsh was booked professionally at Larmer Tree 2010 and is booked for the Saturday at Purbeck Folk Festival 2011.