Friday 8 July 2022

7.30 pm Friday Gathering in the British Legion, Brogden Street – Free Event, donations welcome

7.30 pm Mike Willoughby’s Raving Rock at The Wall, Unit 1, Quebec Street – £7

Saturday 9 July

9.45 am Grand Opening Parade

All dance sides parade from County Square to the Tom Bradley stage at the Market Cross. This is followed by dance displays and performances both at the Cross and around the town.

From 10.00 am at the Market Cross

Dance displays mixed with the following performances:

10.40 am Out On A Limb

11.50 am Back O’ Th’ Bush

1.00 pm Mike Willoughby

Coronation Hall

10.00 am Coffee Morning – £1

Dance displays, music performances, stalls.

10.00 am Storyfair in the Supper Room – Admission by Donation

International Performance Storyteller Dominic Kelly returns to Sir John Barrow School for the fourth Artspace Storyfair project, working with young people on storytelling and performance techniques.

12.00 noon Afternoon Acoustic Concert in the Supper Room – £12/£10

Featuring Alice Jones, Janice Burns & Jon Doran

2.00 pm 2nd Afternoon Acoustic Concert in the Supper Room – £12/£10

Featuring Hannah Rarity, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones

2.oo pm Family Fun Afternoon in the Main Hall – £5 per Family

Try Sword dancing, Ceilidh dancing, Appalachian Stepping and Singing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4.00 pm Dance Workshop – £5

Learn the Cumberland Sword Jig with Tina Boyle. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

7.30 pm Big Merry Neet – £18/£12

Featuring festival artists in concert and dance with Canny Band and caller Les Ord. This is where dance, music, song and
stories all come together on three stages. Sample and celebrate all of the festival in one place for one big party.


1.00 pm Singing Session In the Hope and Anchor – Free Event, donations welcome.

Led by Steve and Sandra Harrison. – Come & join in or just enjoy the singing.

1.00 pm Tunes Session in the British Legion Club – Free Event, donations welcome.

Led by Ben Farmer. Bring an instrument and join in or come and enjoy the music.

Sunday 10 July 2022


9.30 – 11.00 – In the Coro. Learn traditional Manx Dance with Perree Bane – £5 on the door.

9.30 – 11.00 – In the Hope and Anchor garden. Learn a Yorkshire Dance Tune with Bryony Griffith – £5 on the door.

11.00 – 1.00 pm Dance Displays outside the Coro

Featuring: Crook Morris, Hadrian Clog, Flag & Bone Gang, Richmond Castle Clog, Perree Bane, Betty Luptons Ladle Laikers, Pecsaetan Morris and Wakeman Mummers.

1.00 – 3.30 pm in the Coro – The Big Farewell Concert – £15/10

Featuring Tim Edey and The Canny Band .