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2015 March

 

THE MARCH 2015 SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL

POSTER, ARTISTS, COMMENTS, SCHEDULE and VENUES

POSTER

ARTISTS

Assorted Buskers, Back Porch, Blue Touch, Blues Business, Bob Pearce Gospel & Blues Band, C Sharp Blues, Dan Sowerby Band, Devil Drives, Fabulous Fezheads, Festival Finale, Hugh Budden, Jam Sessions with Robin Bibi Band, Jason Manners & 3 Buck Shirt, John Crampton, Johnny Sharp, Kevin Brown Trio, LedFree, Lewis Cohen, Northsyde, Open Mic Sessions with Johnny Sharp and Martin Froud, Pete Christie, Pete Harris R & B All Stars, Ray Drury, Riverside Blues Band, Robert Hokum, Robin Bibi Band, Sons Of The Delta, Stan's Blues Jamboree, Steve Brookes, Steve Darrington, The Blues Issue, The Blues Machine, The Jawbreakers, The Milk Men, The Mustangs, The RedCrow, The Riotous Brothers, Voodoo Sheiks, Will Killeen, and Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

COMMENTS (click here for SCHEDULE and VENUES)

LS said:

I'm just back from the March 2015 Swanage Blues Festival and I think it was one of the best ever. I didn't want it to end.thank you to all the performers, the bands, the buskers, the jammers; it was awesome

GS said:

Just got back from the first gig of Swanage Blues Festival. What a cracking start! Steve Darrington, Hugh Budden and Robert Hokum all in fine form. A great mix of humour, anecdotes, guitar, harmonica and piano. Best Thursday night I've had in a long time.

PD said:

I'd like to say a big big thank you to Steve Darrington for organising another fantastic festival, and all the venues, musicians and Wristband wearers that together make this the friendliest blues festival around. See you all in October. One of the reasons I keep going back is for alll the great people I have met over the years.

DM said:

Stan Cockeram's Blues Jambouree was great, lovely setting great vibe and really good fun!

GS said:

Well Swanage Blues Festival came and went what a blast, saw some old favourites and some new exciting bands/soloists went to some new venues for me and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Didnt get to see some of the bands I would have liked to cant be in two places at the same time but I'm sure there will be opportunities in October. A heartfelt thanks to all the bands artists roadies venues B&Bs Ringwood Brewery for their efforts in making this a great festival, but most of all thanks to Steve Darrington for once again pulling it all together to make such a brilliant event.

WM said:

Thanks to fab Steve Darrington for putting together yet another magical Blues weekend for all of us.

RH said:

A cracking weekend as usual. We usually stay in Swanage for the week and had not realised that not only does the Legion welcome us for the festival but that you can have membership for a week for the princely sum of three quid! Anyway, it was all good Steve. Many, many thanks for the effort that you put into this. Just hope that you sold plenty of wristbands.

RC said:

Wow, probably the best Festival yet and I have been to most of them in the last 10 years, living in Corfe. I could only make Friday night and Saturday this time but everything I saw was great and the standard of performance was terrific.

GA said:

Firstly (and I'm sure you're tired of hearing this) congratulations on a stunning weekend, really really enjoyed it! Plus...a big THANK YOU as the work involved must be astronomical.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015  
  8.30pm    The Legion Robert Hokum, Steve Darrington and Hugh Budden
   
FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2015  
11.00am    Railway Station Assorted Buskers
  2.00pm    Red Lion Open Mic with Martin Froud & Johnny Sharp
  5.00pm    Bar One Robin Bibi Band
  6.00pm    Quayside Back Porch
  6.00pm    Sea Breeze Sons of the Delta Duo
  6.00pm    Tawny’s  Steve Brookes
  8.00pm    East Bar The Jawbreakers 
  8.15pm    Sea Breeze Sons of the Delta Duo
  8.15pm    Quayside Back Porch
  8.15pm    Tawny’s  Steve Brookes
  8.30pm    Grand Hotel Zoe Schwarz Blues Band
  8.45pm    Black Swan Will Killeen
  9.00pm    White Swan Dan Sowerby Band
  9.00pm    Red Lion John Crampton
  9.00pm    The Legion Blue Touch
  9.00pm    Crow’s Nest Kevin Brown Band
  9.00pm    Herston Camping Devil Drives
  9.45pm    White Horse The Milk Men
  9.45pm    Anchor Inn Riverside Blues Band
10.30pm    Ship, Swanage Riotous Brothers
   
SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2015  
11.00am    Railway Station Assorted Buskers
12.00pm    Quayside Back Porch
12.30pm    East Bar Pete Harris R&B Allstars 
  1.00pm    The Legion Stan’s Blues Jamboree
  1.00pm    Corfe Legion The Blues Issue
..2.00pm    Bar One Jam Session with Robin Bibi Band
  2.00pm    Red Lion Open Mic with Martin Froud & Johnny Sharp
  2.00pm    Herston Camping Fabulous Fezheads
  3.00pm    White Swan Jason Manners & 3 Buck Shirt
  3.00pm    Grand Hotel The Jawbreakers
  3.45pm    Ship, Swanage Dan Sowerby Band
  6.00pm    Old Harry Bar Lewis Cohen
  6.00pm    Quayside Back Porch
  6.00pm    Tawny’s  Pete Christie
  6.00pm    Floribunda Steve Brookes
  6.00pm    Sea Breeze John Crampton
  8.00pm    East Bar Devil Drives
  8.15pm    Quayside Back Porch
  8.15pm    Sea Breeze John Crampton
  8.15pm    Floribunda Steve Brookes
  8.15pm    Tawny’s  Pete Christie
  8.30pm    Grand Hotel Kevin Brown Band
  8.45pm    Black Swan Will Killeen
  9.00pm    White Swan The Blues Issue
  9.00pm    Red Lion Fabulous Fezheads
  9.00pm    Crow’s Nest Blue Touch
  9.00pm    The Legion Robin Bibi Band 
  9.00pm    Herston Camping The RedCrow
  9.00pm    Old Harry Bar Sons of the Delta Band
  9.45pm    Anchor C Sharp Blues
  9.45pm    White Horse The Mustangs
10.30pm    Ship, Swanage The Blues Machine
   
SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015  
11.00am    Railway Station Assorted Buskers
12.00pm    East Bar Dan Sowerby Band
  1.00pm    Bar One Lewis Cohen
  1.00pm    Red Lion Open Mic with Martin Froud & Johnny Sharp
  1.00pm    Corfe Legion Blues Business
  1.30pm    Black Swan Will Killeen
  1.00pm    Red Lion Open Mic with Martin Froud & Johnny Sharp
  2.45pm    Bar One John Crampton
  3.00pm    Old Harry Bar Kevin Brown Band
  3.00pm    White Swan Blue Touch
  3.00pm    Anchor Voodoo Sheiks
  3.00pm    The Legion Jam Session with Robin Bibi Band
  3.00pm    Grand Hotel Bob Pearce Gospel & Blues Band
  4.00pm    Ship, Swanage The Jawbreakers
  4.30pm    Bar One Back Porch
  5.30pm    Crow’s Nest Riverside Blues Band
  6.00pm    East Bar Devil Drives
  6.00pm    White Horse Northsyde
  8.30pm    Grand Hotel Festival Finale – Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords with Guests
  9.00pm    The Legion Sons of the Delta Band
10.00pm    Anchor The RedCrow 
10.30pm    Ship, Swanage LedFree

 

VENUES

THE VENUES

Scroll down for Venues' full addresses, phone numbers and links to websites.

The Festival Programme has a Map in the centre pages.

ACCESS - If you have any mobility or other problems or requirements, please check with the venues in advance.

* BOOKINGS - Floribunda, Sea Breeze and Tawny’s Wine Bar are restaurants, so please book in advance. Quayside also takes bookings but is larger and may be more able to accommodate walk-ins on occasions. If in doubt, ring first.

MEMBERS - Non-members are welcome at Corfe Castle and Swanage Royal British Legion Clubs; also at the Old Harry Bar, Studland Social Club.

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DIRECTIONS TO SWANAGE VENUES

(* indicates restaurants and booking is advised to avoid disappointment.)

Swanage High Street is a long road that starts by the pier and runs all the way out of town.

So, starting from the pier in the lower high street, the first venue is the East Bar (1 High St). then Bar One next door (also 1 High St). Carry on to the White Horse (11), Ship Inn (23a), White Swan (31), Anchor Inn (30), *Tawny’s Wine Bar (52), Red Lion (63), and *Floribunda (67).

It’s about another 300 yards to the Black Swan (159) and another 200 yards on to The Legion (150). That concludes the High Street.

The lower high street is connected to Station Road by Institute Road opposite the White Swan in The Square.

On the first floor of the Mowlem Theatre is the * Quayside Restaurant., where Station Road, Shore Road and Institute Road all converge.

From the Mowlem, go along Shore Road with the bay on your right and *Sea Breeze (7 Shore Rd) is on your left; keep on all the way along the bay and at Bull & Boat Bistro (non-venue) bear left up the hill to the Crow’s Nest (11 Ulwell Rd). From the Crow’s Nest, cross over into Burlington Rd for the Grand Hotel.

Herston Caravan & Camp Site is in Washpond Lane and best accessible via the High Street over the road from the Royal Oak (non-venue) at 417 High St.

Corfe Castle Royal British Legion is in Corfe Castle and can be reached by road, bus or train. The last train comes back to Swanage around 4.pm on Saturday and Sunday usually (to be verified - always best to check yourself).

Old Harry Bar is at Studland Social Club, at the rear of Studland Village Hall, Heathgreen Road Studland BH19 3BU

ACCESS - If you have any mobility or other problems or requirements, please check with the venues in advance.

MEMBERS - Non-members are welcome at Corfe Castle and Swanage Royal British Legion Clubs; also at the Old Harry Bar, Studland Social Club..

* BOOKINGS - Floribunda, Sea Breeze and Tawny’s Wine Bar are restaurants, so please book in advance. Quayside also takes bookings but is larger and may be more able to accommodate walk-ins on occasions. If in doubt, ring first.

Anchor Inn
30-32 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2NU
Tel: 01929 423020

Bar One (formerly Bar Se7en)
1 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2LN
Tel: 01929 422100

Black Swan
159 High Street, Swanage   BH192NE
Tel: 01929 423 846
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Corfe Royal British Legion
70 East Street Corfe Castle   BH20 5EQ
You don't need to be a member to attend the blues festival gigs
Tel: 01929 480591

Crow's Nest
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage   BH19 1LE
Tel: 01929 422651
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East Bar
1 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2LN
Tel: 01929 424777

Floribunda
67 High Street Swanage   BH19 2LY
Licensed Cafe Bistro with upright piano
Tel: 01929 421818

Grand Hotel
Burlington Road, Swanage   BH19 1LU
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 423353
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Herston Caravan & Camp Site
Washpond Lane Swanage Dorset  BH19 3DJ
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 422932
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The Legion
150 High Street Swanage   BH19 2PA
You don't need to be a member to attend the blues festival gigs
Tel: 01929 422722
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Old Harry Bar
   Studland 
(formerly Studland Social Club)

Quayside Restaurant
First Floor The Mowlem 7 Shore Road Swanage BH19 1DD
Tel: 01929 423338

Red Lion
63 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2LY
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 423533
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Sea Breeze
7 Shore Road Swanage   BH19 1LA
Tel: 01929 426222

Ship, Swanage
23 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2LR
Tel: 01929 423855
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Tawny's Wine Bar
52 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2NX
Tel: 01929 422781

White Horse
11 High Street, Swanage   BH19 2LP
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 422469
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White Swan
7 The Square, Swanage   BH19 2LJ
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 423804
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