Dance Sides 2014
The following dance sides will be part of the programme for Folk On The Quay 2014
Bahara Belly Dancers
Knights of King Ina
Bourne river Morris Men
Dorset Buttons Rapper
Heather and Gorse
The Ring of Eight
Ridgeway Step Clog
Spank the Planks
More information here soon about the dance programme!
THISTLE STAGE (above)
The main stage is located opposite the Thistle Hotel. The road will be closed off so that Folk On The Quay can enjoy outdoor standing concerts and ceilidh dances in the late afternoon. This is a large, very solid, high and wide mobile stage, very well-equipped for lighting and sound. Folk Sheelanagig, The Churchfitters, Urban Folk Quartet and Rory McLeod's Familiar Strangers will perfiorm on this stage in 2014. The ceilidh bands will also lead the dance from Thistle Stage.
MIDDLE STAGE (above)
The Middle Stage is along the walkway on The Quay, opposite the Poole Arms and The Portsmouth Hoy. Abov festival favourites Cheikh Diop and his drummers and dancers are picyured above.
SHAMBLES (The Fish Shambles stage is shown above on the right with crowds around it)
Outside The Lord Nelson and Jolly Sailor, the Shambles provides a covered stage.
and new for 2014 ..... with beautiful natural acoustics, Skinner Street United Reformed Church.
CUSTOM HOUSE STAGE
As always on special occasions the Custom House has its stage on their patio.
Pubs with music
Thanks to the landlords!
Pubs on Poole Quay whole-heartedly enter into the spirit of the festival!
Schedule of pub gigs for the 2014 Folk On The Quay will be published here shortly.
Food and beer - really good food (especially fish dishes) and real ale on tap.