Fair Music and Entertainments
The Entertainments on offer in 2019. Note that we'll keep updating this, and there can be changes on the day!
Acts on video from previous Fairs can be found at bottom of page here.
Most of the musicians will be performing in the music tent, this year situated at the bottom of Castle Street. Other entertainments you will find around the Fair!
This group of entertainers are at the Fair for the first time and will be presenting their Halloween Hocus Pocus on the Riverside Hall approach - a chance to learn how to make magic potions, wands and other wizard-like things!
They will also be providing street characters around the Fair.
We are delighted that some of the Exeter Authors Association will again be at this year’s Fair so that you can meet them and chat about their books. They will be in the Community Hall.
Stripey Howling Hancock is a regular visitor to the Fair. He is based in Exeter and is an accomplished guitarist and blues player. He will be returning to Bampton by popular demand. As well as his own perfomances he will no doubt be teaming up with Chucklefoot for impromtu music!
Jan’s Van will once again be operating in the town providing activities and fun things to do for the younger visitors. Face painting, balloon modeling, dragon dancing and drawing graffiti on her van are all very popular. A real Bampton Fair character.
Once again, Bampton Players are contributing to the merriment of the Fair with their new Mummers Play. They will be performing their medieval antics at various locations throughout the day. Look out for the familiar figures of St. George and the doctor, as well as a host of other characters, all eager to entertain their audiences!
A BIT OF ROUGH
The Rough Music Folk Orchestra of East Devon was established in 2001.
Their repertoire ranges from Devon step-dances, through Breton airs, to Swedish polkas, with much more in between.
This is their third visit to the Fair.
Bottle Top Boogie BAND
They are new to the Fair this year and they feature our very own Rev Kev on guitar! 1950’s Skiffle that sounds like Snooks Eaglin, Bo Diddley The Musician, Leadbelly, Jed Davenport and his Beale Street Jug band (they say!). Cool. Also playing at evening gig with the Wurzels.
Ian Idris A Dulverton traditional singer/songwriter with a wide and varied repertoire of past and present day songs. He has a powerful wide ranging voice that will leave a memorable impression on all who hear him.
Stampita Formed in 2011 Stampita is a local band based in Taunton, Somerset. They perform a unique blend of original, traditional and contemporary material with a line up which includes bouzouki, mandolin, bass guitar, rock steady percussion and a blend of vocals.
Brett Damarell is a professional musician of 25 years from Truro and has been described as the 'Folk voice of Cornwall'.
Also known as Ramblin' Minor, Brett plays a gritty blend of acoustic folk and blues with a touch of Celtic flair. His mate Andy is the other half of the duo.
Sample some previous Fair entertainments on video:
Chucklefoot and Friends - VIDEO
RED HOT STEEL - VIDEO
Morris Dancers - 'After the Fair' - VIDEO
Stampita - VIDEO
Dave the Dragon - VIDEO
Brett Damarell/Spittin' Feathers - VIDEO
Flute Cake - VIDEO
Louella Jade Eke (2014) - VIDEO
Louella Jade Eke (2017) - VIDEO
Bottletop Boogie Band - VIDEO
Bampton Mummers - VIDEO