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THE OCTOBER 2015 SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL

POSTER, ARTISTS, COMMENTS, SCHEDULE and VENUES

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POSTER

ARTISTS

3 Buck Shirt, Anita Jardine, Assorted Buskers, Back Porch, Backwater Roll Blues Band, Blue Touch, C Sharp Blues, Dan Sowerby Band, Devil Drives, Fabulous Fezheads, Festival Finale, Hugh Budden, Jam Sessions with Robin Bibi Band, John McClean & The Clan, Kevin Brown Trio, Lewis Cohen, Northsyde, Open Mic Sessions with Anita Jardine, Pete Christie, Pete Harris R & B All Stars, Riverside Blues Band, Robert Hokum, Robin Bibi Band, Sam Paine Trio, Stan's Blues Jamboree, Steve Darrington, The Blues Duo - Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt, The Blues Issue, The Blues Machine, The Jawbreakers, The Milk Men, The Mustangs, The RedCrow, The Riotous Brothers, Tom Seals Quartet, Voodoo Sheiks, Will Killeen, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

COMMENTS

S&DP said:

Hi, this was our first time at the blues festival, we had a great time. Swanage is great, great bands, and so good to be among like minded people, who just want to listen to good music and jig about with a beer to hand. We saw 6/7 bands, it was such a mix up, from being tightly packed in an audience of sweaty t-shirts, a tasty pub/restaurant meal, smart coffee shops, bits and bobs shopping, to finishing at the Grand sitting in a very grown up sort of way, toe tapping, watching and listening. Fabulous entertainment.

CJ said:

Great festival as usual Steve - lots of great jamming and great bands - and sunshine too! Thx for all the great organisational work

NH said:

Epic!! Totally fantastic weekend, love the music, the people friendly, the venues great, the buskers at the station... everything perfect.... our campsite was also lovely, my first time in a yurt but it was very special… even the weather! We will be back again next year... we have 2 new converts and will be bringing a few more. Thank you, Steve

NF said:

 I’m sorry that I did not get to see you over the weekend to thank you in person for arranging another fantastic Swanage Blues weekend. This was our 7th on the trot since we first discovered the event. Truly brilliant and amazing value for £10 each

HB said:

We have just recovered from an amazing week-end at the Festival. Where else can you get wall to wall blues from Thursday through to Sunday night for just a tenner?  Every venue (we managed to visit almost all of them) and every band were top class. Swanage is such a lovely resort and the locals and blues fans get on so well together, we can't wait for the next one.

MM said:

Hi, this was our first festival and we could not believe the quality of the bands performing. We enjoyed the small venues, getting up front and personal with the bands and after they had finished their sets they were approachable and willing to talk about the music which was refreshing. Thanks again for a great weekend’s entertainment and looking forward to next year.

NP said:

Thank you Steve for putting together this Outstanding event. All my customers were saying what a lovely time they are having and Saturday was the best day I’ve had in my shop this year, thanks to you and all the lovely Blues customers .

BC said:

Great as always, nice to have friends come on down, great to watch bands we know & love, plus others that are new. All the local folk welcoming and friendly as always. Home from home. Thanks everyone and thanks for all your hard work Steve.

GS said:

Cracking Swanage Blues Festival yet again. Great music, venues, friendly people and even the weather what more could you ask for. Well done Steve cant wait till next year

CB said:

Brilliant Stevie, you have done it again! Brought music and sunshine with the Swanage Blues Festival and made so many people happy. Well Done ! xxxx

SC said:

We all had a great weekend as usual thanks. A real bonus looking around our Youth Hostel a treat of a venue. I didn't realise they are open for meals etc.,

SH said:

We had a great time, Steve - already booked for March! Xxx

JR said:

Amazing as always! Great bands, great atmosphere and great publicans!

DM said:

Brilliant as always, Steve - Quality music, quality people.....!

SCHEDULE

Although care has been taken in preparing the information published in this guide, Swanage Blues does not guarantee the accuracy of it and cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising.

Swanage Blues reserves the right to make changes, remove or alter any content at any time without notice.

Please note all times are approximate and subject to change

THE SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL 1, 2, 3, 4 OCTOBER 2015 - £10 Weekend Wristband, £2 Programme - www.swanage-blues.org - 01929 422338
TOWN DAY TIME VENUE ACT
Swanage Thursday 1 October   8.30pm     The Legion An Evening With Robert Hokum, Steve Darrington and Hugh Budden
Swanage Friday 2 October 11.00am     Railway Station Assorted Buskers
Swanage Friday 2 October   2.00pm     Red Lion Open Mic with Anita Jardine
Swanage Friday 2 October   5.00pm     Bar One Robin Bibi Band
Swanage Friday 2 October   6.00pm     Sea Breeze Lewis Cohen
Swanage Friday 2 October   6.00pm     Tawny’s  Pete Christie
Swanage Friday 2 October   7.30pm  Swanage Bay View Back Porch
Swanage Friday 2 October   8.00pm     East Bar Kevin Brown Band
Swanage Friday 2 October   8.15pm     Sea Breeze Lewis Cohen
Swanage Friday 2 October   8.15pm     Tawny’s  Pete Christie
Swanage Friday 2 October   8.30pm     Grand Hotel Zoe Schwarz Blues Commotion
Swanage Friday 2 October   8.45pm     Black Swan Will Killeen
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.00pm   Crow’s Nest Riotous Brothers
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.00pm     Herston Camping Devil Drives
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.00pm     Red Lion The Blues Duo
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.00pm     The Legion Pete Harris R&B All Stars
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.00pm     White Swan C Sharp Blues
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.45pm     Anchor Riverside Blues Band
Swanage Friday 2 October   9.45pm     White Horse The Mustangs
Swanage Friday 2 October 10.30pm     Ship Blues Issue
Swanage Saturday 3 October 11.00am     Railway Station Assorted Buskers
Swanage Saturday 3 October 12.30pm     East Bar Pete Harris R&B All Stars 
Swanage Saturday 3 October 12.30pm     YHA John McClean & The Clan
Swanage Saturday 3 October 12.30pm  Swanage Bay View Back Porch
Corfe Saturday 3 October   1.00pm     Corfe Legion The Blues Duo
Swanage Saturday 3 October   1.00pm     The Legion Stan’s Blues Jamboree
Swanage Saturday 3 October   2.00pm     Bar One Jam Session with Robin Bibi Band
Swanage Saturday 3 October   2.00pm     Herston Camping Fabulous Fezheads
Swanage Saturday 3 October   2.00pm     Red Lion Open Mic with Anita Jardine
Swanage Saturday 3 October   3.00pm     Grand Hotel 3 Buck Shirt
Swanage Saturday 3 October   3.00pm     White Horse The Milk Men
Swanage Saturday 3 October   3.00pm     White Swan Blues Issue
Swanage Saturday 3 October   3.45pm     Ship Riotous Brothers
Swanage Saturday 3 October   6.00pm     Sea Breeze The Blues Duo
Swanage Saturday 3 October   6.00pm     Tawny’s  Lewis Cohen
Swanage Saturday 3 October   7.30pm  Swanage Bay View Sam Paine Trio and the Voodoo Sheiks
Swanage Saturday 3 October   8.00pm     East Bar Devil Drives
Swanage Saturday 3 October   8.15pm     Sea Breeze The Blues Duo
Swanage Saturday 3 October   8.15pm     Tawny’s  Lewis Cohen
Swanage Saturday 3 October   8.30pm     Grand Hotel Kevin Brown Band
Swanage Saturday 3 October   8.45pm     Black Swan Will Killeen
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.00pm     Crow’s Nest Blue Touch
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.00pm     Herston Camping The RedCrow
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.00pm     Red Lion Fabulous Fezheads
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.00pm     The Legion Robin Bibi Band 
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.00pm     White Swan Dan Sowerby Band
Swanage Saturday 3 October   9.45pm     Anchor The Jawbreakers
Swanage Saturday 3 October 10.30pm     Ship The Blues Machine
Swanage Sunday 4 October 11.00am     Railway Station Assorted Buskers
Swanage Sunday 4 October 12.00pm     East Bar Dan Sowerby Band
Swanage Sunday 4 October   1.00pm     Bar One Lewis Cohen
Corfe Sunday 4 October   1.00pm     Corfe Legion Kevin Brown Band
Swanage Sunday 4 October   1.00pm     Red Lion Open Mic with Anita Jardine
Swanage Sunday 4 October   1.30pm     Black Swan Will Killeen
Swanage Sunday 4 October   2.45pm Bar One The Blues Duo
Swanage Sunday 4 October   3.00pm     Anchor Voodoo Sheiks
Swanage Sunday 4 October   3.00pm     Grand Hotel Pete Harris R&B All Stars
Swanage Sunday 4 October   3.00pm     The Legion Jam Session with Robin Bibi Band
Swanage Sunday 4 October   3.00pm     IoP Golf Club Tom Seals Quartet
Swanage Sunday 4 October   4.00pm     Ship The Jawbreakers
Swanage Sunday 4 October   4.00pm     White Swan Sam Paine Trio
Swanage Sunday 4 October   4.30pm Bar One Back Porch
Swanage Sunday 4 October   4.30pm     Crow’s Nest Riverside Blues Band
Swanage Sunday 4 October   6.00pm     East Bar Blue Touch
Swanage Sunday 4 October   6.00pm     White Horse Northsyde
Swanage Sunday 4 October   8.30pm     Grand Hotel Festival Finale – Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords with Special Guests
Swanage Sunday 4 October   9.00pm The Legion Devil Drives
Swanage Sunday 4 October 10.00pm     Anchor The RedCrow
Swanage Sunday 4 October 10.30pm     Ship Backwater Roll Blues Band

VENUES

60 Great Gigs, 30 Top Bands, 15 Indoor Venues - all for a £10 Weekend Wristband! see here

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. Swanage Bay View and the Grand Hotel both have ramped access and disabled toilets.

* BOOKINGS - Sea Breeze and Tawny’s Wine Bar are restaurants, so please book in advance. Swanage Bay View also takes bookings but is larger and has a non-dining area as well. If in doubt, ring first.

MEMBERS - Non-members are welcome at Corfe Castle and Swanage Royal British Legion Clubs and at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club.

 

DIRECTIONS TO VENUES

For town centre map see centre pages

Taxi fares in Swanage are very reasonable, so don’t be put off by distances if you’re on foot.

Starting from the pier, the first venues are the East Bar and Bar One (1 High St), then the White Horse (11), Ship Inn (23a), White Swan (31), Anchor Inn (30), *Tawny’s (52) and Red Lion (63). The Black Swan (159) is about 300 yards further with The Legion (150) another 200 yards on from that.

Opposite The Legion is Priests Way, which leads to Panorama Rd and Swanage Bay View Holiday Park about 400 yards away.

Back into town and in between the White Swan and the Red Lion is Mount Pleasant Lane, a footpath that leads to YHA Swanage in Cluny Crescent, about 500 yards away.

The Mowlem Theatre (not a participating venue this time) is where Station Road, Shore Road and Institute Road all converge.

From the Mowlem, go along Shore Road with the bay on your right to *Sea Breeze Restaurant (7 Shore Rd); keep on along the bay and at the Bull & Boat  (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.

The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is about halfway between Studland and Corfe Castle, 2.8 miles from Swanage, with sensational views of Poole Harbour.

Corfe Castle Royal British Legion can be reached by road, bus or train. If travelling by train, check the times carefully in advance.

 

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

MEMBERS - Non-members are welcome at both Corfe Castle and Swanage Royal British Legion Clubs, and at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club.

* WARNING - Sea Breeze and Tawny’s are restaurants, so please book in advance. The restaurants are primarily for people who have booked and are dining. Please respect their space. .

Please note that any advice about directions is purely subjective and Swanage Blues can not be held accountable. Always check for yourself to make sure.

 

 

 

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 Castle 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

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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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
6 Studland    BH19 3AB
You don't need to be a member to attend the blues festival gigs
Tel: 01929 450354
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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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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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Swanage Bay View Holiday Park
Panorama Road Swanage Dorset  BH19 2QS
Accommodation
Tel: 01929 422130

Tawny's
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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Swanage YHA
Cluny Crescent Swanage   BH19 2BS
Accommodation

 

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