24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Timetable: Concerts

Concerts for 2023

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Concerts on Friday 26th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
19:30 to 23:00Welcome to Chippenham ConcertThe Constitutional ClubGrab a drink from the bar and join us for our opening concert at the Consti full of our fantastic festival artists.

With: Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer (Concert & Folk dance 2023), Portsmouth Shanty Men (Band), Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter (Duo), Bob and Gill Berry (Duo), Andy Fawthrop (MC and Poetry )

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 23:30A Traditional Start The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumAn evening at the Cause and you won't be disappointed. Join our traditional singers in a round robin all on stage together creating a great atmosphere

With: Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo), JIB (Band), Capella (Duo ), Jon Loomes (solo), Bill Crawford (MC & Traditional Singer)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 22:30The Wilderness Yet and Edwina HayesSt Andrews ChurchThe First of our Headline Concerts. Be blown away by these talented musicians.

With: The Wilderness Yet (Trio), Edwina Hayes (solo), Bob Walton (MC)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
21:00 to 23:30Triple JDsOld Road Tavern BarnTriple JDs - The Old Road provides an alternative to folk from local rock band Triple JDs

Free

Concerts on Saturday 27th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
10:00 to 11:3050 years of Chippenham PresentationThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumJoin former festival Directors in a 50th celebration presentation reflecting on memories of past Chippenham folk festivals.

With: Bob and Gill Berry (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
11:30 to 12:30Coffee with StonegallowsThe Cause: The Cause CafeIn celebration of our 50th year, join Festival guests of the very first Chippenham Folk Festival, The StoneGallows for a trip down memory lane.

With: Stonegallows (Band)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:00 to 12:30Rising stars collaborationIsland Park: Island Park StageWith: Abbey Thomas (solo), Conor Reynolds (Folk), Irishish (Celtic music), Quantum Penguin (Matt Woolley) (Folk), Missing Richard (Instrumental Duo)Donation
12:15 to 12:45Relaxing Music with Chris and MarkThe AngelJoin Chris Handscombe and Mark drake for some very relaxing music on banjo and guitar.

With: Chris Handscombe and Mark Drake (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:30 to 14:30Lunchtime Special The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumA lively lunchtime concert full of chorus songs for a chance to light up the cause auditorium with a wall of sound.

With: Bob Kenward (Songcrafter/MC), Sound Tradition (Band), Barrie & Ingrid Temple (Duo), Graeme Knights and Jim Mageean (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
13:00 to 13:45The Kandu Collective The AngelThe Kandu Collective local sustainable development and arts charity presents one of their up and coming artists.

With: Kandu Arts , Drijen (Band)

Donation
13:30 to 15:30Rising StarsMasonic CentreJoin us for an inspiring concert with our rising stars of the folk world they will be playing their wonderful music bringing youth to the scene.

With: Abbey Thomas (solo), Irishish (Celtic music), Missing Richard (Instrumental Duo), Sophie Boon

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 15:00Meet the band...The Cause: The Cause CafeA chance to meet renowned folk artists Milke Wilson and Damien Barber taking your questions amongst performances.

With: Mike Wilson and Damien Barber

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 17:00Afternoon @The ConstiThe Constitutional ClubA fun-filled afternoon concert at the Consti showcasing a wide range of varied folk music.

With: Edwina Hayes (solo), Cobblers Child (Band), Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer (Duo), Stonegallows (Band), Bob Walton (MC)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:30 to 15:45Tea With Roger WatsonThe AngelAn opportunity to hear Rodger speaking about his experiences music and playing tracks to illustrate his journey. This is a gem. Do not miss it!

With: Roger Watson (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:00 to 18:00St Pauls ConcertSt Paul's ChurchA teatime treat for you...come and listen to two amazing acts in the most beautiful setting.

With: Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch (Duo), Odette Michell (Solo), Bill Crawford (MC & Traditional Singer)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
16:00 to 17:30Voyages in SongThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumA voyage in the days of sail, attempting to put the Shanties and other songs in their original context - What they might be used for, and when.

With: Portsmouth Shanty Men (Band)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:30 to 19:00Masonic ConcertMasonic CentreTeatime Concert at the Masonic a fantastic opportunity to hear our festival guests and to enjoy a beer or two whilst you relax into this musical treat

With: Edwina Hayes (solo), Missing Richard (Instrumental Duo), Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer (Duo), John and Di Cullen (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 22:30Cara Dillon and Jon LoomesSt Andrews ChurchCome and hear the beautiful sounds of Cara Dillon and her band in the gorgeous church supported by the highly talented Jon Loomes.

With: Cara Dillon (Band), Jon Loomes (solo), Bob Kenward (Songcrafter/MC)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
20:00 to 23:00Consti Evening ConcertThe Constitutional ClubWith: The Wilderness Yet (Trio), Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo), Graeme Knights and Jim Mageean (Duo), Quantum Penguin (Matt Woolley) (Folk)Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 23:00Evening @ The Cause The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumSaturday Evening at Chippenham's primary acoustic venue.

With: Sound Tradition (Band), Bob and Gill Berry (Duo), Shake me up Sally (Band), Mike Wilson and Damien Barber

Donation
20:00 to 23:00Saturday Folk ClubThe Cause: The Cause CafeHave a song to bring? Come join a welcoming Folk Club, hosted by Kitty and Derek Burgess with festival artists Barrie and Ingrid Temple.

With: Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess (Duo), Barrie & Ingrid Temple (Duo)

Donation
21:00 to 23:00Daniel InzaniOld Road Tavern BarnDaniel Inzani. - Bristol-based international pianist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Inzani and friends

Free
23:15 to 24:00Late Night SpecialThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumLate Night choruses.

With: Graeme Knights and Jim Mageean (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only

Concerts on Sunday 28th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
11:30 to 12:30Coffee with......Shake Me Up SallyThe Cause: The Cause CafeTwo duos who came together to create one supergroup.

With: Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter (Duo), Capella (Duo )

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:00 to 13:00Meet the BandThe AngelWith: Jon Loomes and Tom Kitching (Duo)Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:30 to 14:30Lunchtime Special The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumMake sure you get there early for this Stellar line up!

With: The Wilderness Yet (Trio), Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer (Duo), Patakas (Joe and Will Sartin) (Duo), Barry Goodman (Solo)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
13:30 to 15:30Rising StarsMasonic CentreA concert of Rising Stars. A fantastic opportunity to hear some of the finest up and coming young folk musicians.

With: Conor Reynolds (Folk), Quantum Penguin (Matt Woolley) (Folk), Becky Syson (Singer Songwriter Acoustic Folk-Rock), Bill Crawford (MC & Traditional Singer)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 15:00Meet the band...The Cause: The Cause CafeA chance to meet Acclaimed folk artists Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch taking your questions amongst performances.

With: Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 17:00Afternoon @The ConstiThe Constitutional ClubJust sit back and soak up the music from this great line up.

With: Coracle (Band), Cobblers Child (Band), Debra Hannis (solo), Conor Reynolds (Folk)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 15:00Tea with.....Dave and AnniThe AngelCome and share this informal time with Dave and Anni in their home town. As they share more of their songs and chat about past, present and future.

With: Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
15:15 to 16:15Interview with The Wilderness Yet The AngelDave Webber chats to Headline Band The Wilderness yet. We may even squeeze a song or two out of them.

With: The Wilderness Yet (Trio), Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:00 to 18:00St Pauls ConcertSt Paul's ChurchA Sunday evening treat come and listen to two wonderful acts in a beautiful setting be prepared to be amazed and laugh quite a lot.

With: Keith Donnelly (Musician, singer, song writer  and Comedian ), Mike Wilson and Damien Barber, Bill Crawford (MC & Traditional Singer)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
16:00 to 17:30Around The Bay ShowThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumAround The Bay Kent Song Collective present their song narrative show- a British seaside town, its history and all its glory, songs original and trad.

With: Bob Kenward (Songcrafter/MC), John and Di Cullen (Duo), Sue Watson (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:30 to 19:00Masonic ConcertMasonic CentreTeatime Concert at the Masonic centre full of our festival guests a varied program to keep you entertained.

With: Barry Goodman (Solo), Stonegallows (Band), Graeme Knights and Jim Mageean (Duo), Drijen (Band)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 22:30Le Vent Du Nord and Benji KirkpatrickSt Andrews ChurchA concert not to be missed All the way from Canada Le Vent Du Nord will get your feet tapping and your heart racing. Supported by Benji Kirkpatrick.

With: Le Vent du Nord (Band), Benji Kirkpatrick (Solo), Bob Walton (MC)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
20:00 to 23:00Evening @ The Cause The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumSurround yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the Cause Auditiorium for an evening of amazing music from our festival guests.

With: Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch (Duo), Moira Craig (solo), Barrie & Ingrid Temple (Duo), Keith Donnelly (Musician, singer, song writer  and Comedian )

Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 to 23:00Evening Concert @The ConstiThe Constitutional ClubWith: Banter (Band), Odette Michell (Solo), Jon Loomes and Tom Kitching (Duo), Bob Kenward (Songcrafter/MC), Sound Tradition (Band)Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office

Concerts on Monday 29th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
10:00 to 10:30Live music with IrishishThe Buttercross Churchill StageJoin Irishish for a lively morning wake up.

With: Irishish (Celtic music)

Donation
10:30 to 11:00White Horse Samba BandThe Buttercross Churchill StageWith: White Horse Samba Band (Samba Band)Donation
11:30 to 12:30Coffee with......The Cause: The Cause CafeYou can't go wrong with this! Spend an hour in the company of these two fine singers that we don't get to hear often enough.

With: Bob and Gill Berry (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:00 to 12:45Lauren South Island Park: Island Park StageLauren south will showcase her beautiful sound of self penned material. Her haunting voice and incredible accompaniment will be a treat

With: Lauren South (Singer-songwriter)

Donation
12:30 to 14:00St Andrews SpecialSt Andrews ChurchA fantastic opportunity to hear 2 fabulous bands in a beautiful church what more could you want on a Monday lunchtime.

With: Georgia Lewis (Duo), Coracle (Band), Barry Goodman (Solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:30 to 14:30Lunchtime Special The Cause: The Cause AuditoriumA superb lunchtime concert with the finest traditional singers with added humour and comedy from Shake me up Sally.

With: Shake me up Sally (Band), Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo), Moira Craig (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:45 to 13:30Sound tradition Island Park: Island Park StageA wall of sound will be created in perfect harmony with Sound Tradition

With: Sound Tradition (Band)

Donation
14:00 to 17:00Afternoon @The ConstiThe Constitutional ClubAn afternoon at the Consti.

With: Georgia Lewis (Duo), Jon Loomes (solo), Keith Donnelly (Musician, singer, song writer  and Comedian ), Bob Kenward (Songcrafter/MC), Abbey Thomas (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 to 16:30Masonic ConcertMasonic CentreA great concert bringing you up-and-coming musicians to your listening ears. They are all fabulous. don’t miss this musical delight.

With: Lauren South (Singer-songwriter), Becky Syson (Singer Songwriter Acoustic Folk-Rock), Irishish (Celtic music), Andy Fawthrop (MC and Poetry )

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:30 to 15:30Meet the band...The Cause: The Cause CafeA chance to meet festival favourites Sound Tradition, taking your questions amongst performances.

With: Sound Tradition (Band)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:00 to 17:30Seasons of ChangeThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumA chance to see Tom Kitchings fabulous show Seasons of Change about his journey of busking around England with music and stories to share.

With: Tom Kitching (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:00 to 18:00Harmony Asia Old Road Tavern BarnHarmony Asia - Local singer-songwriter Harmony sings with a powerfull voice with a delicate quality. Expect some original material and a few covers.

Free
19:00 to 22:00 Tribute to Paul SartinSt Andrews ChurchAn evening celebration for our dear friend Paul Sartin. We will be joined by Pauls family and friends to remember him through stories , songs & tunes.

With: Benji Kirkpatrick (Solo), James Delarre and Saul Rose (Duo), Bob and Gill Berry (Duo), Joe Sartin, Vocella (Band)

Season Ticket or Event Ticket From the box office
19:30 to 22:30The Cause: Fred and FriendsThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumJoin host Fred for the closing night of the festival with local friends for a night of fun and frolics with festival guests.

Donation