24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Timetable: Sessions

Sessions for 2023

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Sessions on Friday 26th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
15:00 to 18:00Welcome sessionIsland Park: Moon Gazing Hare (Bar)Join the Bradleys in a welcome session as you sample the various beverages at the new bar on island park. Bring your own instruments

With: The Bradleys (Band)

Donation
18:30 to 21:30Come All Ye Folk SessionIsland Park: Moon Gazing Hare (Bar)Bring your instruments and join in, in the bar in Island Park.

With: Rosie Butler Hall (Musician )

Donation
19:00 to 22:00Singaround The AngelJoin our song hosts George and Mike in an evening session of songs with guest shanty singer Graeme Knights.

With: George Dale and Mike Gibson (Session Leaders), Graeme Knights (Unaccompanied Singer)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
19:00 to 24:00Irish Session at the Old Road Tavern Old Road TavernJoin the pub in Chippenham where you will find music sessions year-round, for the first of its festival Irish sessions. All welcome.

Free
20:00 to 23:30Friday Folk ClubThe Cause: The Cause CafeHave a song to bring? Come join the first of our welcoming Folk Club, hosted by Kitty and Derek Burgess with festival artists Sound Tradition.

With: Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess (Duo), Sound Tradition (Band)

Donation

Sessions on Saturday 27th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
10:00 to 11:30English Tune Practice SessionThe AngelJoin Spare Parts for our annual English Tune Practice Session. Please bring your own instruments.

With: Spare Parts (English trad on concertinas)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:00 to 14:00The Full English Brunch SessionThe Black HorseJoin Manny and his friends for two hours of English Tunes in the back bar of the Black Horse. Bring your own instruments.

With: Manny Grimsley (Musician )

Donation
12:00 to 24:00Irish Session at the Old Road Tavern Old Road TavernJoin the pub in Chippenham, where you will find music sessions year-round, for its festival Irish session. All welcome.

Free
15:30 to 17:00Ballads and Story SessionThe Cause: The Cause CafeBring a song, tell a story, and join Rosie Upton and John Row for a magical session of song and story. Contribute your voice or your ears.

With: Rosie Upton (solo), John Row (Storyteller)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:30 to 18:30Teatime tunes session The AngelJoin Sel and her friends for 2 hours of joyous tunes. Please bring your own instruments.

With: Sel Adamu

Donation
18:30 to 21:30Come all Ye Folk SessionIsland Park: Moon Gazing Hare (Bar)Bring your instruments and join in, in the bar in Island Park.

With: Rosie Butler Hall (Musician )

Donation
19:15 to 22:00Shanty SessionThe AngelThe sun is well over the yardarm so come and raise your voices.

With: Portsmouth Shanty Men (Band), George Dale and Mike Gibson (Session Leaders)

Weekend or Day tickets Only

Sessions on Sunday 28th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
10:00 to 12:00Sunday Morning Sing Angel Hotel : Angel AtriumA long held tradition at the festival. Come and channel Sankey and Moody and raise your voices!

Donation
10:00 to 11:30English Tune Practice SessionThe AngelWith: Spare Parts (English trad on concertinas)Donation
12:00 to 24:00Irish Session at the Old Road Tavern Old Road TavernJoin the pub in Chippenham, where you will find music sessions year-round, for its festival Irish session. All welcome.

Free
14:00 to 16:00The Full Irish Brunch sessionThe Black HorseJoin Joska and Luke for two hours of Irish Tunes in the back bar of the Black Horse. Bring your own instruments.

With: Irishish (Celtic music)

Donation
16:30 to 18:30Tea Time TunesThe AngelWith: Abbey Thomas (solo), Conor Reynolds (Folk)Donation
18:30 to 21:30Come All Ye Folk SessionIsland Park: Moon Gazing Hare (Bar)Bring your instruments and join in, in the bar in Island Park.

With: Sel Adamu

Donation
20:00 to 23:30Sunday 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 John and Di Cullen.

With: Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess (Duo), John and Di Cullen (Duo)

Donation
20:00 to 23:00French music and dance sessionOld Road Tavern BarnFrench session - Come along and join in playing French folk dance music. There's a chance to dance as well.

Free

Sessions on Monday 29th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
10:00 to 11:30English Tune Practice SessionThe AngelWith: Spare Parts (English trad on concertinas)Donation
12:00 to 24:00Irish Session at the Old Road Tavern Old Road TavernJoin the pub in Chippenham where you will find Irish sessions year-round for its festival Irish session. All welcome

Free
13:30 to 15:30Come All Ye Folk SessionIsland Park: Moon Gazing Hare (Bar)Bring your instruments and join in, in the bar in Island Park.

With: The Bradleys (Band)

Donation
14:00 to 16:00The Full Continental Brunch SessionThe Black HorseJoin Gill and Alistair for two hours of European Tunes in the back bar of the Black Horse. Bring your own instruments

With: Confluence  (Duo)

Donation
15:30 to 17:00Ballad SessionThe Cause: The Cause CafeWith: Rosie Upton (solo)Donation
16:30 to 18:30Tea Time TunesThe AngelCome and join in or sit back and listen and see what a sense of community the folk world is.

With: Manny Grimsley (Musician )

Donation
17:15 to 19:30Farewell 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 Rosie Upton and Sue Watson.

With: Kitty Vernon & Derek Burgess (Duo), Rosie Upton (solo), Sue Watson (solo)

Donation