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Bulverton Marquee

The Bulverton is a buzzing hub of activity each night from 7pm through ‘til the early hours.

Download the 2017 Taster Programme here. 

Our party vibes venue features some high energy evening roots shows and dance parties, Late Night Extra ceilidhs, early doors sessions with special catering/bar deals and a funky post-LNE Betsy’s Lounge dedicated to relaxation and late night playing and singing.

Dancefloor-filling action during the week includes:

Fri 4th August

Mawkin

Cutting edge five-piece 5-piece band fusing blistering folk, blues and rock.

Late Night Extra – Kirkophany (Caller Nick Walden)

Irresistibly danceable English music for English dances in an English style. Five Kirkpatricks, five Shropshire Bedlams…You have been warned!

Sat 5th August

Celtic Party Night with RURA and Ímar

A double header featuring Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA, “one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines), and all-star new generation Glasgow band Ímar features the prodigious talents of Mohsen Amini on concertina.

Late Night Extra – Lasair (Caller Gordon Potts)

South-West based ceilidh band with an exciting tune section of fiddle, melodeon and mandolin backed by a funk-driven rhythm section of drums, bass and guitars.

Sun 6th August

Steamchicken plus Special Guests

Ceilidh-swing swing veterans Steamchicken return with a re-invented set, a new hard hitting sound and the fabulous Amy Kakoura on vocals. Folk with a twist, with huge dollop of blues and ska, the powerful four-piece horn section drives a set featuring mostly original material together with their own take on a few classics.

Late Night Extra – English String Band (Caller Nick Walden)

The English String Band brings together some of the best traditional English string players to produce an exciting sound to dance to or listen to.

Mon 7th August

Rusty Shackle plus Jock Tyldesley & Vera van Heeringen

Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound , expect an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo. Jock and Vera play Southern Appalachian tunes, songs, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, old-time country, traditional Cajun music as well as showcasing Vera’s superb original songs.

Late Night Extra – Threepenny Bit (Caller Gordon Potts)

Dynamic eight-piece band combining diehard folkies and some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians of the south. Expect bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious energy.

Tues 8th August

Oysterband

40th anniversary celebration with classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career. Oysterband, still full of ideas, revisit their repertoire down the years. Never static, the band make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking.

Late Night Extra – Diatonics (Caller Emma Wooders)

Lively, energetic band playing an eclectic fusion of folk dance music in a distinct style ensuring that the dancing will be at its best.

Weds 9th August

Peatbog Faeries

One of the best names on the contemporary folk scene, Peatbog Faeries from the Isle Of Skye are the ultimate party starters: high adrenaline roots music made for dancing.

Late Night Extra – Florida (Caller Martyn Harvey)

Bold and brassy, with trumpet, flugelhorn and sax in their line-up, Florida have proved their danceability time and time again down the years.

Thurs 10th August

Seth Lakeman plus The Drystones

With yet another acclaimed album, Ballads Of The Broken Few, under his belt, Dartmoor’s Seth Lakeman returns with his trademark stomp, swooping fiddle  and soaring vocals for a dynamic, visceral set.  Plus lively Somerset duo The Drystones.

Late Night Extra – Stumpy Oak (Caller Fee Lock)

Cambridge based, dancefloor-packing band of professional barn dance and ceilidh musicians with years of collective experience.

Fri 11th August

Euro Dance Party with Moirai and Friends

Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews and Mel Biggs, and friends, provide sublime, fluid dance music for our final night Euro Bal.

Late Night Extra – This Way Up (Caller Martyn Harvey)

In demand five-piece folk and ceilidh band playing a mix of original and traditional tunes from the UK, Europe and beyond.

A Bulverton Big Gig Ticket offers two-in one best value ticket price covering evening shows and Late Night Extra ceilidhs.

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