Social Dance / Barn Dance Murphy's Lore and Jane Thomas 8.00pm - 10.30pm St Marys Church House Hall
Murphy's Lore is a Bournemouth/Dorset based 'Celtic' band, performing a mix of traditional Irish, English and Scots music plus a few tunes of our own, composed by our 'box' player Richard and arranged as we went along! For ceilidhs, barn dances, pub gigs and general good craic. Perfect in many ways for weddings, parties, an anniversary or any excuse to have a Hooley. We perform tunes to dance to and songs to sing along with. If you don't know the dances, our caller will teach you. For most Ceilidhs / Barn Dance we keep the dances mixed to allow dancers of all experience levels to enjoy themselves. Our aim is to 'entertain, not educate', it should be fun after all!
Family Dance / Mixed Social Dance Aileen Wills plus Jigs For Gigs 5.15pm - 7.00pm St Marys Church House Hall
“Jigs for Gigs” is one of the most popular bands for ceilidhs, barn dances and the like here in the southwest. Led by Iain Bryden – who’s been playing button accordion for more years than he cares to remember – it comes in several line-ups to fit the occasion and the budget. Other musicians may include Margaret Bryden on piano accordion, Steve Shears on keyboard, Nick Chillmaid on guitar and Richard Helson on fiddle; it’s not unknown for others to join in as well, one being Alison Nourse on fiddle, a founding member of the band. The big feature of the music of “Jigs” is their strong emphasis on playing for dancers; keen to pass on these skills, Iain has cooperated over the last year with Gittisham Folk Dance Club (near Honiton) in putting on workshops to help local dance musicians to hone their skills. “Jig for Gigs” will be playing at Church House Hall on Saturday evening in a barn dance aimed at family members young and old – an event which has proved popular in previous years. Iain can be contacted on 01460 241 326.
Saturday Evening Ceilidh Fox Amongst The Chickens 8.00pm - 11.00pm St Marys Church House Hall
We have been together for a good few years now and in that time we have evolved our own style of playing which maintains the emphasis on English dances and tunes, but also includes French and Eastern European influenced tunes and dances, plus just a touch borrowed from the world of Jazz. We have played at many venues, from the huge Tithe Barn at Buckland Abbey in Devon, to the smallest village halls and at many of Britain's leading Folk and Arts Festivals, including: the Sidmouth International Festival, Wadebridge Festival, Teignmouth Folk Festival, the Cornwall Folk Festival, and Crediton Folk Festival.
Street Ceilidh (Band tbc) 4.30pm - 5.30pm South Street (to be confirmed)
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Bridport Folk Festival 2019. Music, dancing, singing, workshops, songwriting, events, morris, clog, rapper, food, drink, stalls, ceilidh, strict and social dancing, story telling, mummas play, may pole and much more!