Programme

The day's events, venues and performers

Apart from the various events being continuously held throughout the day at the FolkFest there will be plenty of other things for all ages going on in the area. There will be lots of stalls, Food and Drink and of course our main attractions. Below are listed the Venues and the acts appearing there. The times we show here are a guide, they may vary on the day.

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10:00 AM

The Event starts with the Procession Dance and the Ceremony of the Glove

The Ceremony of the Glove

This ancient folklore tradition was part of the original South Petherton Folk Festival and is now a regular feature of the South Petherton Folk Fest.

It says that as long as the glove remains airborne, no one can be arrested for drunkenness (perhaps not best relied upon in modern times!)

Adam Dance will open the Festival and perform the Ceremony of the glove!

At the end of the opening ceremony, Adam will throw the glove into the crowd. The glove must not touch the ground. After being caught, it will be kept on a pole attached to the Market Square stage until the end of the festival.

Programme for the rest of the day:

The Market Square Stage

Who’s On Venue
Arquebus The Market Square Stage
Time: 11:00am.
Filkins drift The Market Square Stage
Time: 1:15pm.
Roswell The Market Square Stage
Time: 3:15pm.
The Dambuskers The Market Square Stage
Time: 5:30pm.

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The Market Square Dance Sides

Who’s On Venue
Dr. Turberville’s Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 10:00am. >> more...
Bootstrap Border Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 10:10am. >> more...
Enigma Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 10:10am. >> more...
Wessex Morris Men The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 10:10am. >> more...
Bootstrap Border Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:10pm. >> more...
Wessex Morris Men The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:10pm. >> more...
Knights of King Ina The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:10pm. >> more...
Eastern Promise Belly Dancers The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:35pm. >> more...
Blackrock Irish Dancers The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:55pm.
Eastern Promise Belly Dancers The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 2:00pm. >> more...
Enigma Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 2:20pm. >> more...
Dr. Turberville’s Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 2:20pm. >> more...
Blackrock Irish Dancers The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 2:50pm.
Bootstrap Border Morris The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 4:20pm. >> more...
Wessex Morris Men The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 4:20pm. >> more...
Knights of King Ina The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 4:20pm. >> more...
Blackrock Irish Dancers The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 5:00pm.

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The David Hall stage

Who’s On Venue
Mitchell and Vincent The David Hall Stage
Time: 10:30am. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Gadarene The David Hall Stage
Time: 12:15pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Amy Goddard The David Hall Stage
Time: 1:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Ben Morgan Brown The David Hall Stage
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Tinderbox The David Hall Stage
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Windjammer The David Hall Stage
Time: 4:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
The Lost Trades The David Hall Stage
Time: 5:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.

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The Library

Who’s On Venue
Daniel and Abi Shaw Library
Time: 12:00pm. Address: St James’s Corner.

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St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Who’s On Venue
Oconee Bell St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 10:30am. Address: Hele Lane.
Flamenco Dancers St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 12:15pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Stanchester Quire St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Daniel and Abi Shaw St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 2:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Mendip Folk Choir St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Wessex Women St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...

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St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard

Who’s On Venue
No Mean Feet St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 11:00am. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Punch and Judy St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 12:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Enigma Morris St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Knights of King Ina St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Dr. Turberville’s Morris St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
No Mean Feet St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Ash School Dancers St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 2:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Maypole Dancing St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Enigma Morris St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Punch and Judy St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Maypole Dancing St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...

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Dance teams

Blackrock Irish Dancers
Bootstrap Border Morris
Dr. Turberville’s Morris
Easter Promise Belly Dancers
Enigma Morris
Flamenco Dancers
Maypole Dancing
No Mean Feet
The Knights of King Ina
Wessex Morris

The Blake Hall

Who’s On Venue
Tor Theatre Blake Hall
Time: 2:30pm. Address: St James Street. >> more...

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