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Dialect-i-fest at Rawtenstall Annual Fair


Rawtenstall annual fair Whitaker park

Rawtenstall Annual Fair & the new Dialect - I - Fest event will be back with a bang in all its glory the first weekend in July as part of the Rossendale Heritage Festival happening around the valley.

This FREE to attend event will see a weekend full of music, song and dance all in and around the museum and park. Indoor and Outdoor stages will host over 20 live acts and 2 Brass Bands in conjunction with the Lancashire Society. It promises to be a real Family day out, with stalls, games and activities, and most of all, fabulous words and music.

Starts Saturday 6th July from 12pm and runs until 4pm Sunday 7th July. See you there!

Whats On

Saturday 6th July

FRONT OF HOUSE

12:00pm - Official Opening by the Mayor

12:15pm - Malkin Morris Dancers

12:45pm - Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

13:45pm - Malkin Morris Dancers

14:15pm - Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

15:15pm - Malkin Morris Dancers

MAIN STAGE

12:00pm - MCs Sid Calderbank, Geoff Miller & Nick Caffrey

12:15pm - Tacklers Tales - Lancashire Folk & Music Hall

12:30pm - Caffrey Mcgurk, Madge - Traditional English Songs

13:00pm - Simon & Jamie Blatchley - Bolton Folk

13:15pm - Alex Fisher - Clog Dancer

13:30pm - The Cassis Collective - Easy Listening Classical Jazz

14:00pm - Jex Mansfield & Emma - Magic Illusions & Song

14:30pm - Nick Dow - Folk & Blues

15:00pm - Sid Calderbank & Joy Hunter - Lancashire Songs & Poems

15:30pm Simon & Jamie Blatchley - Bolton Folk

15:45pm - Alex Fisher - Clog Dancer

16:00pm - Mark Dowding - Singer

GALLERY

From 12pm

Bob Dobson Vintage Books

Dialect & Poetry reading throughout the day with:

Tin Pot Poets

Mally Dow

Frank Gibson

Elaine Wedges

Tony Blagrove

& More

TENNIS COURTS

From 12pm

Stumberlina’s Magical Dressing Up Experience

Vintage Homware Stall.

Sunday 7th July

FRONT OF HOUSE

From 12pm Clog Man Foxy

12.00pm - Chorley Cakes Ceilidh Band

12.15pm - Rivington Morris

12.45pm - Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

1.30pm - Chorley Cakes Ceilidh Band

1.45pm - Rivington Morris

2.00pm - Aboutime Dance Co – Cotton

2.30pm - Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

3.15pm - Rivington Morris

3.45pm - Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

MAIN STAGE

12:00pm - MCs Sid Calderbank, Geoff Miller & Nick Caffrey

12:00pm - Mark Dowding - Singer

12:30pm - Jennifer Reid - Traditional Lancashire Ballards

13:00pm - Sid Calderbank & Joy Hunter - Victorian Songs/Music

13:30pm - Dylan - The Bard of Oswaldtwistle

14:00pm - The Cassis Collective - Easy Listening Classical Jazz

14:30pm - Michelle Holding & Bonz - Music & Song on the Banjo

15:00pm - Nick Dow - Folk & Blues

15:30pm The Well Dressed Gentleman - Speakeasy songs from the 1920’s/1930’s

GALLERY

From 12pm

Bob Dobson Vintage Books

Dialect & Poetry reading throughout the day with:

Tin Pot Poets

Mally Dow

Frank Gibson

Elaine Wedges

Tony Blagrove

& More

TENNIS COURTS

From 12pm

Rawtenstall Clog Market

Community Police

Earlier Event: 5 July
Exhibition: Paddy Campbell