2017 DRAFT PROGRAMME. (come back regularly for updates/additions)






8:00pm - 9:30pm Folk Concert: Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party. Marquee  £20
10:00pm - 12:00am Ceilidh with The Valiant Dance Band, caller Barry Goodman.
9:30am - 1:10pm Children’s Festival - plenty to keep the young & the young at heart entertained. Marquee


10:00am - 10:30am

10.00am - 10.30am

Dartmoor Broom Dance Workshop with Kathy de Salis.

Dartmoor Step Dance Project Presentation with Lisa Sture

Marquee / tennis court

School (new building)



10:30am - 11:30am Dartmoor Step Dance Workshop with last year’s winner Jenny Read, with Jason Rice, Matt Norman and Lisa Sture. School (new building)  £5
10:30am - 11:30am Starter’s Song Session hosted by Jackie Oates. St. Mary’s Church FREE
11:00am - 1:30pm Musician’s Get Together hosted by The Valiant Dance Band. Kings Arms (Phoenix)  £5
11.00am Mariners Away, South Zeal's very own shanty group lead a session in the bar. Kings Arms (Main Bar) FREE
11:45am - 2:00pm Song Session hosted by Dave Lowry & Bill Crawford. School (new building)  £5
11:30am - 3:10pm Concert. Jim Causley, Jackie Oates Band, Siobhan Miller Trio, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra Victory Hall *  £15
2:15pm - 5:00pm Grand Dart-i-moor Fayre with your afternoon compére Dave Wills. Step Dance and Broom Dance championships, dance displays, children’s & family entertainment plus side shows and more. Marquee/Arena   £4
 Child free
4.00pm - 5.00pm Chucklefoot & Friends in the bar. Seven Stars Pub FREE

5:00pm - 7:00pm

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Festival Folk Club. Hosted by Brixham Folk Club.

Step Dance Project Interviews. Come along and share your memories of step dancing and dancers.

St. Mary’s Church




6:00pm - 7:30pm Concert. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Phil Beer. Marquee  £10
8:15pm - 11.45pm Festival 'RUBY RED THEMED' Ceilidh with The Dartmoor Pixie Band, callers Sarah Bazeley & Baz Parkes. Ceilidh spot by Bampton Traditional Morris. Marquee  £10
8:15pm - 11:45pm Concert. Keith Donnelly, Jackie Oates Band, Jim Causley, Siobhan Miller Trio. Victory Hall  *  £15
9:00am - 12:00pm Dartmoor Ramble.  Meet at the MAIN SITE (by the caterers van) at 9am Dartmoor FREE
9:30am - 10:25am Dance workshop TBA School (new building)  £5
10:00am - 11:00pm ‘Squeezy Like Sunday Morning’ with Ed Rennie from Spinning Path Arts CIC Main Field/Small Tent

FREE (after field entry)

10:00am - 1:00pm Children’s Festival - plenty to keep the young & the young at heart entertained Marquee Various
10:30am - 11:30am Starter’s Song Session hosted by Jackie Oates St. Mary’s Church FREE
10:30am - 11:30am A chance to meet the Siobhan Miller Trio. Church House  £5
10:35am - 11:30am Dartmoor Step Dancing with all the twiddly bits. Workshop with Lisa Sture, Matt Norman and Jason Rice School (new building)  £5
11:00am Festival folk service at South Tawton Parish Church with a spot from Jim Causley. South Tawton FREE
11:00am - 12:30pm Youth Music Session hosted by Thomas White.  All instruments and all abilities Main Field/Small Tent FREE

11:00am - 1:30pm

11.30am - 3.10pm

Musician’s Get Together hosted by Martyn Babb.

Concert. Geoff Lakeman, Keith Donnelly, Jim Causley Trio, Siobhan Miller Trio.

Kings Arms (Phoenix)

Victory Hall *



11:45am - 2:30pm

Song Session hosted by Dave Lowry & Bill Crawford.

School (new building)


2:00pm - 4:30pm An afternoon of music, dance and song interspersed with displays from invited dance teams and more. Hosted by Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra. Spot by Keith Donnelly. Plus children’s & family entertainment on the field, and Ferret Racing!!


Child free

3.00pm - 5.00pm

4.00pm - 5.00pm

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Step Dance Project Interviews. Come along and share your memories of step dancing and dancers.

Chucklefoot & Friends in the bar

CD LAUNCH, Wren Music CD of achive recordings from local performers including Bob Cann.

School (new building)

Oxenham Arms Pub

St Mary's Church




5:00pm - 6:30pm Concert. Gadarene. Victory Hall  *  £10
5:00pm - 7:00pm Festival Folk Club. Hosted by The Pennymoor Singaround. St. Mary’s Church FREE
7:00pm - 9:00pm Children’s Mini Music Hall with special guests...lots of fun, games and songs! School (new building)  £5
7:00pm - 7:30pm Overture, The Okelele Band. Marquee  £12
7:30pm - 11:00pm Dartmoor’s Grand Music Hall. A last chance to enjoy our Festival guests. 

 *   Due to limited seating in the Victory Hall, advanced tickets will not be available for concerts in this venue. Tickets will be available on the door if there is room following weekend and day ticket holders.

Weekend tickets allow entry to all festival events from Friday evening to Sunday evening, space permitted. Weekend ticket holders are allowed in first, followed by non ticket holders. If there is an event you really don't want to miss we advise you arrive early to avoid disappointment.