The streets of Winchester will be resounding with the sounds of folk music for an upcoming festival.

On Saturday, May 18, Mayfest, the city's traditional folk event, will see 30 Morris, clog, and Appalachian sides around the city centre.

Performances will take place in St Maurice's Covert, outside the Cathedral, the Buttercross and the Great Hall.



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The public are invited to take part in dance workshops by FolkActive, and a community dance at the Cathedral is being planned at 2pm to be hosted by Winchester Morris Men.

Furthermore, a varied programme of folk music from the area will be showcased in St Lawrence's Church from 10am to 3pm.

All events are free of charge except for entry to the Great Hall.

For more details, interested parties can visit the official Mayfest website ( or Facebook page (