THOUSANDS of people flocked to Romsey to enjoy the musical sounds of more than 100 groups of musicians at the Beggars Fair.

Music and dance returned once again to Romsey when the 29th Beggars Fair took over the town on Saturday, July 8.

Residents who came along to enjoy the day were amazed by the acts with pop-up performances of everything from jazz to folk to classical music in various locations around the town.

Headliners The Soulcatchers drew a large crowd to the Main Stage at The Cornmarket for a toe-tapping performance featuring a selection of Motown and Soul from the nine-strong Southampton band.

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Totton-based En Masse Pop Choir impressed during their set in Abbey United Reform Church with their original vocal arrangements and choreography to classics including Aretha Franklin's Say A Little Prayer. 

Bat2k, a percussion group performing Brazilian rhythms, gathered quite a following as they performed on the move between Memorial Park and Romsey Abbey.

Hampshire Chronicle: The Soul Catchers. Photo: Tim GeorgeThe Soul Catchers. Photo: Tim George (Image: Tim George)

Beggars Fair has grown into a hugely popular annual celebration of music following humble beginnings in 1993 with a handful of performers and a crowd sat on straw bales. 

Photographer Emma-Louise Precious captured some of the best moments from the day. 

Click through our photo gallery to take a look.