Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth Harbour  31st May 1st June 2nd June 2019

Pub Sessions


As part of the Wessex Folk Festival, In Weymouth's Harbourside pubs, you will find FREE music sessions. Come along and join in. Bring your instrument, voice and talent or just watch and sing along!

The King's Arms

Centrally located within the Festival site, on Weymouth's historic Old Harbour, The Kings is the favourite meeting place for regulars to Wessex Folk Festival. Folk music begins spontaneously in this charming pub on Friday night, creating an air of excitement as friends old and new meet up for the beginning of this weekend of fun and fabulous music. The folky atmosphere of the Kings keeps going for the whole weekend. 

https://www.thekingsarmsweymouth.co.uk/


Get your Festival Ale in the Kings Arms


Gourmet Burgers available from our stall in Trinity Road, opposite the King's Arms at Wessex Folk Festival. 

Get your laughing gear round that!

The King's Arms 


Friday 2pm - 5pm

Local musician Rick Potter will start with a songwriters' session - bring your own songs - followed by close harmony folk from Portland based Dawn Chorus, finishing with dazzling whistle led instrumentals from The Coves 


2pm - 3.45pm  Own Song Session led by Rick Potter


3.45pm - 4.15pm  Dawn Chorus in Concert


4.15pm - 5pm  The Coves in Concert


8pm - 11pm  Folk Session led by Gill & Alan


Saturday


1pm - 5pm  Open drop-in Session


8pm - late   Folk Orc Session

Chris and The Folk Orc would like to invite you to join them for one of their Open Sessions.  All abilities are welcome to come and join us in playing songs from the Folk New Open Session Book Vol 2, which contains lyrics, chords, notation and mandolin tab.  So whoever you are and whatever you play, come along and be one of our folk.


Sunday


1pm - 5pm  Open drop In Session


8pm - late   Anything Goes led by Stuart & Sandy Cave

The Sailor's Return

Situated on the other side of the Town Bridge, and overlooking the Marina, this traditional pub is home to Wessex Folk Nite on Wednesday nights, throughout the year. During the Festival, the Sailor's hosts several folk music sessions, including the ever-popular SURVIVORS' SESSION in the bar on the Sunday evening. Here, all those who have survived the Festival and are still (sort of) functioning, can enjoy a fun night of folk music. Join in if you like!

Maybe see you there!

http://www.sailorsreturnweymouth.co.uk/

The Sailor's Return


Friday 


8pm - 11pm  Morris Music Session led by Pete Metcalf


Saturday 


11am - 1pm  Open Session


1pm - 3pm  Americana Session led by Lynn Targett


3pm - 5pm  Wessex Festival Folk Club led by Pat


8pm - late  Songs Old and New led by Peter Munz


Sunday


11am - 1pm  Open Session 


1pm - 3pm  Americana Session led by Lynn Targett


3pm - 5pm WOMEN'S TROUBLES

A session celebrating the stories of women in folk song - from the emotional and lovelorn to the feisty, filthy or downright murderous! All welcome (men too!).
Hosted by Amy Hopwood. www.amyhopwood.co.uk

8 - late  Survivors' Session led by Roger & Jo Quigley 

The Boot

With the accolade of being the oldest pub in Old Weymouth, The Boot is a joy to behold, with its ancient beams and sloping floors. This gem can be discovered behind the old Council Offices, between the Town Bridge and Asda, on the same side of the Bridge as the festival. You can enjoy several Folk Sessions here, including the not-to-be-missed DORSET WRECKS at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. 

https://www.facebook.com/BootPubWeymouth/ 

The Boot 


Friday


8pm - late   Ukelele Session led by Wyke Ukedelics


Saturday


2pm - 3pm  Spoons as Percussion Workshop led by June Rowlands


3pm - 5pm  Fiddle & Accordion Session led by June & John Rowlands


8pm - late  Folk Night led by Alan Twelftree


Sunday


1pm - 3pm Sea Shanty Session led by The Dorset Wrecks


3pm - 5pm  Open Session 


8pm - late Open Session

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