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Folk on the Quay is a free folk festival which takes place on Poole’s quayside on 30th June 2018 and features colourful displays of dance accompanied by live music from acoustic acts to lively bands.
Featuring three stages this free event will take over Poole Quay with renowned folk acts, workshops and children’s entertainment.
The Main Stage is of course the biggest stage! It is situated in the middle of the Quay on the roundabout. The road will be closed off so that people can enjoy the outdoor standing concerts and ceilidh dances in the late afternoon.
The Appalachian Stage is located outside the Quay Amusements and has a set of dancing boards laid out in front of the band to enjoy some of the UK’s finest Appalachian step dancing originating from the mountain music of the USA.
Finally the Land Lubbers Stage is along the walkway on The Quay, opposite the Poole Arms and The Portsmouth Hoy and hosts great music throughout the day.
What’s on in 2018?
Some of the acts set to appear include:
The Eskies – a unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty
Ushti Baba – a riotous Gypsy-Folk outfit
The Dillyboys – a unique rambunctious fusion of traditional/folk noir/cabaret and blues
Fly Yetti Fly – vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica
Solana – polyrhythmic folk-world fusion
Shakleton Trio – an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material
Wareham Whalers – rocking the boat with powerful shanties
Jackie Oates – singer and fiddle player
Threepenny Bit – awesome ceilidh band
For more information and for a full list of acts please visit the official Folk On The Quay website.
Plus the local pubs will also be joining in the fun offering more music, tasty food and local ales!
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