Posts Tagged ‘‘Purbeck Folk Guitarist’’

Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 - Best Countryside Festival

August 24th, 2013

Playing at Purbeck Folk Festival again on Saturday night!!

22:20 – 23:00 on the Fire Stage


Pete Christie performing on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Folk Festival 2013

Lowden O10

Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 recently won Best Countryside Festival Award


“…fabulous music,
idyllic hill-farm setting,
laid back atmosphere…”


Purbeck Folk Festival is in its fifth year, with a great Lineup again; impressively the headliner on Sunday is BBC Folk Award winners Show of Hands.


Credit to the organisers and Festival director Paul Burke, who also runs the
Bournemouth Folk Club. Playing there next month with Westcountry Songwriters Circle on 29 September.


Nice touch this year as local residents (BH19 postcodes) can come and enjoy the festival for FREE on Friday 23 August.
That would be at the bottom of my garden then!


Other than the Purbeck Folk Festival, there are also a few other music events I like to perform at on The Isle of Purbeck, such as the Square and Compass, Bankes Arms Beer and Music Festival in Studland, The Ship Inn in Langton Matravers for my neighbours and The Black Swan in Swanage.


Map of music events Pete Christie performs at on The Isle of Purbeck

Map of Music Events Pete Christie performs at on the Isle of Purbeck


Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk music and you can hear the music from all around the world. There’s something for everyone! The festival gives the young finalists from Radio 2’s young folk awards a chance to play, internationally known artists and the best of Dorset’s local music scene. Check out the image gallery from The Purbeck Folk Festival in 2012


The location of Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 is Wilkswood Farm, a working sheep farm in Langton Matravers in the rolling hills of Dorset. on the beautiful Jurassic coast.


The Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 is on for 3 days 23 to 25 August Bank Holiday weekend 2013
Opening times (festival arena) are Thursday 6pm to late on Sunday.

Hope the weather stays nice!

by Pete Christie

pete christie thank you gig at the square & compass isle of purbeck

September 18th, 2012

pete christie at the square & compass

worth matravers, isle of purbeck, dorset

thurs 20th september 2012

a “thank-you” gig for good friends
a “hello” gig for new friends
all welcome

free entry 8:45 – 11:00


Pete Christie performing at Purbeck Folk Festival 2012

August 1st, 2012

The Purbeck Folk Festival takes place literally yards away from my garden, at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers, near Swanage, in Dorset. According to Google, I am one  of a select number of  ‘Isle of Purbeck Folk musicians‘ and happily, this year, not only am I performing twice at the festival, but I am very proud to have been given the privilege of opening the acoustic stage on Friday 24th August.

Pete Christie on the Isle of Purbeck with his hand made Lowden O10 guitar in hand

The Purbeck Folk Festival was started in 2009 and is run by Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, who run Bournemouth Folk Club and Phil Watkins and Mick Callaghan from Centre Stage, a popular music venue in Bournemouth.


Purbeck Folk Festival is a family friendly event for 1,500, held in three big barns, on a working farm, set in the Purbeck Hills, with fabulous views across Swanage Bay.

Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk and world music, focussing on quality music. The festival line-up always includes some of the best young folk artists, national bands, some internationally known artists and the best of Dorset’s local music scene.  There are more than 30 top folk, roots and world music acts,  including acclaimed singer-songwriter KT Tunstall to headline the festival.

I am performing on the Main Stage – Long Barn Stage at 7pm on Friday 24 August and by all accounts this is the main stage.

TIME CHANGE :Then performing again on Saturday 25 August on the Fire Stage at 7.40pm


Tickets prices and details


Isle of Purbeck Musician chosen to open Purbeck Folk Festival 2012

June 13th, 2012

Pete Christie surveys the beautiful Isle of Purbeck on a music photoshoot

Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie at Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck in Dorset UK with his Lowden guitar

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ Purbeck Folk Musician

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie playing his song 'Ballad Of An Ordinary Man' on Isle of Purbeck

Ship Inn, Langton Matravers, Purbeck

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie performing at the Ship Inn, in Langton Matravers on The Isle of Purbeck

Purbeck Folk Musician

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie, Purbeck Folk Musician, sitting on the rocky Purbeck coast playing his Lowden guitar

FATEA Showcases Pete Christie Dorset Folk Musician sings ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’

February 5th, 2012

FATEA Showcases


Fatea Showcase Session Spring 12:Walking


The Fatea Showcases album is now available for a three month period at no cost, feel free to help yourselves and share it

The Fatea Showcase Sessions are designed to provide greater exposure to artists that have impressed the Fatea team. Some are already signed, others are carving a solo trail, releasing songs on their own labels, all are dedicated to their music


Fatea Showcase Session Download Spring 12 – Walking which went live on February 1st. is proud to announce the following line-up:


01. Merry Hell – Drunken Serenade
02. L.A. Salami – We’ll Solve It After
03. Richard Kitson – Robin Hood’s Bay
04. The Willows – Absent Friends
05. Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – On Yonder Hill There Sits A Hare
06. David Youngs – In Sabina (Portland Strubel)
07. Pete Christie – Ballad Of An Ordinary Man
08. Tri – Morning Dew/MacArthur Road
09. Sproatly Smith – Blackthorn Winter
10. Holika – Corner Of A Circle
11. Robert Brown – Lord Franklin
12. Fran Milner – A Feeling
13. Rapunzel & Sedayne – Katy Kay/Katie Cruel
14. Blueflint – High Country
15. Duotone – Alphabet
16. Black Peak – Prodigy
17. Dylan Walshe – Your Belly Not Mine


A massive thanks to Neil King, Editor FATEA, for all his dedication to live music, production and promoting musicians.



Pete Christie, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset Folk Musician sings

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ at Dancing Ledge, Purbeck.







Purbeck Folk Musician – a modern storyteller – he doesn’t play music, he creates it

November 6th, 2011

  – an audience review

Review by Katherine Knotts 29/09/2011

The Ship Inn, Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK

Packaging Pete Christie is no easy task (in spite of the fact that modern notions of marketing and promotion seem to demand it), so when asked, how would I respond to the question “what does Pete Christie do?”


In the first instance, let’s leave to one side the temptation of making comparisons. They’re rarely precise, and less often useful. Moreover, it’s hard to imagine that the object of comparison ever wanted a box named after them.

So – here it is. On two occasions I have seen Pete play live. On each I was struck with two thoughts, and one question.

Thought One:
Pete is, above all things, a craftsman. His hammer and nails are notes and silences alike – building each melody in a unique percussive style. He doesn’t play music, he creates it. This isn’t nuance here folks – it’s a critical distinction. It’s also his joy. Never have I witnessed someone delight in the very art of making music quite as much as he so clearly does.

However, in a crowded market-place, technical brilliance is rarely enough. And so to:

Thought Two:
What clinches the deal is not his skill, but his soul. Pete – whether he realises it or not – is a modern storyteller. So deftly he assumes this mantle, the long memory that has been handed down from the folk greats of generations past. His music ripples with social, political, personal consciousness, and sensibility. He tells stories that need to be told – or perhaps more importantly – stories that need to be heard.

And so to the question – “what does the future hold?” Is what we’re hearing a dying art, or a fresh new take on the collective memory, cultural intelligence, and simple joy of this thing we call “Music”?

For my part, I do hope it’s the latter.