Entertainment

Confirmed Acts (as of 12th April 2024)

Acoustic Jass

This Hampshire jazz band is based in the Southampton – Bournemouth area and travels throughout the south and south east of England. The tunes in this dixieland jazz bands extensive repertoire are well known jazz standards, blues, the great American songbook and the popular music of the early twentieth century. These tunes were made famous by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, all played in the New Orleans jazz style, music to entertain all ages. Website

Andover Lindyhoppers

The Lindyhoppers are back to dance and teach you to dance too! Leading Lindy hop / swing and jazz steps lessons throughout the weekend.

Andover Loft Singers

Performing a wide selection of unaccompanied traditional folk songs and modern arrangements Andover Museum Loft Singers provide an exciting, harmonious sound that has been popular for many years.

Basingclog Morris

Basingclog Morris are a North West clog side from Basingstoke, Hampshire who are a mixed side and, as well as performing traditional dances, they create their own to further the living tradition. Their costume of black, white and red is designed to complement the style of North West dancing, giving a bright and colourful display, and are famous for their floral hats!

Overton Choral Society

Overton Choral Society have strong links with Alencon and Euskirchen, Basingstoke’s twin towns, and have sung not only choral music but madrigals, early European music as well as many classic pieces and are also members of Basingstoke Festival of Choirs which has extended their repertoire into other areas. We welcome the sister group Euskirchen Choral singers to the Sheepfair, making it an international event!

Folk Orc

The aim of The Folk Orc is to get more people playing music, and this is what our Festival Workshops are here to do. With our crew of tutors we introduce people to playing music. Some of the people we have come into our tent have never played an instrument before, they may be young or old, it doesn’t matter to us, we can get them playing and joining in. We are also there for people who already play an instrument and either want to try something different, pick up a few tips or get some experience playing with other like minded musicians whilst learning some traditional folk songs. Folk music is about community, sharing experiences and telling stories. We want to bring folk music back to being about everyday people playing music together.

Cold Toast

We are three youthful old dudes who play Irish, English and American folk music around the south of the UK. We play festivals, country shows, pubs and clubs, and all sorts of special occasions.

Garston Gallopers

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Green Embers

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JLD School of Dance

JLD was founded by two best friends and trained dancers Jo Eustace and Lucy Bamford in 1991. They set up the school in a small hall before finding the studios we now use today. They have sent numerous students to top performing arts schools as well as many attending The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst. Jo and Lucy are the reason we have the school and it’s wonderful premises today so don’t miss one of thier two performances at Sheepfair!

John Bird

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Marina School Of Dance

Step into the world of dance at Marina School of Dance, Whitchurch’s leading dance academy since 2009. Founded by Royal Academy of Dance graduate, Marina, we offer a wide range of dance styles for all ages, including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, and much more. Our expert teachers, affiliated with renowned teaching organisations, ensure high-quality, current lessons. With our move to a new studio in Overton in 2020, we’ve enhanced our facilities and class variety. Marina School of Dance is more than a dance studio; it’s a family where new pupils are warmly welcomed, encouraged to excel, and partake in exciting annual events. Join us to discover your passion for dance in a supportive and fun environment.

Matt Pang

Matt Pang is a versatile performer who has toured worldwide and feels equally at home performing on an international variety stage, the streets of a European street festival or in a barn at a Devonshire family attraction. You can expect a high level of skill mixed with humour and wit during his performances which include juggling, comedy, audience participation and full blown escapology – all presented with infectious energy, charm and charisma.

Men Of Wight

The Men of Wight Mixed Morris are a team (or side) of Morris Dancers, who live and dance on the Isle of Wight. Despite the name, we are in fact a mixed side – as at Autumn 2019 we have two female dancers, and would love to welcome more. The side was formed in 1970, and has been dancing solidly ever since. The dances we perform come mostly from the Cotswolds, though there are a few from elsewhere in the country, and we have even been known to do the odd bit of sword dancing.

Mike O’Leary

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The Overton Mummers

Discover the enchanting tradition of the Overton Mummers! Marvel at performers dressed in wallpaper strips, enacting an ancient folk play with roots in the 1920s, if not earlier. This cherished event features timeless characters like Father Christmas and the Turkish Knight, engaging in dramatic battles and humorous revivals. Unique to Overton, this performance not only keeps local heritage alive but also modernizes with references to current events. Once a house-to-house collection for personal gain, today’s Mummers perform at pubs for charity, all while maintaining their intriguing anonymity. Join us for a spectacle of history, drama, and community spirit!

Riley K

Riley K is a singer- songwriter from southern England specialising in the genre of Indie singer. Embark on a musical journey with an artist whose passion ignited in secondary school, transitioning from national-level sports to the captivating strings of a guitar. Discover the story of a debut performance during a school play intermission that sparked a love for singing and gratitude that endures. For this artist, music is a natural extension of self, a boundless realm of patterns, textures, and expression.

Rock Choir

Rock Choir are the UK’s Largest Contemporary Choir bringing music and communities together. We sing and have fun. Sign up for your free taster session at https://www.rockchoir.com

Sassy Steve

Sassy Steve brings silhouette portraits to the Sheepfair which were at the height of their popularity in 18th & 19th Century Europe. They are cut freehand in the traditional way from the most delicate black paper as the artist studies your profile, capturing your essence and likeness in a single, elegant line. These unique mementos of a special event are then mounted on card, ready to frame and presented as gifts which they will keep forever. Each silhouette takes between 3-5 minutes to cut, so Steve can cover a lot of people at the Sheepfair weekend so be sure to find him and get yours!

Sharon East Band

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Sing Now

We’re leading a community singing revolution in the UK. Say goodbye to old-fashioned musical terminology, stuffy choir directors and intimating sheet music. Sing Now Choir is a contemporary, fresh and uplifting community where members grow and most importantly, feel at home.

Southampton Ukelele Jam

There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more enthusiasm than ability on tiny instruments. Musically, we steer clear of traditional ukulele tunes, preferring instead to delve into a repertoire that runs from Kylie Minogue to The Clash via The Vaccines and Lady Gaga. See them on Saturday at the Sheepfair!

Steve Donnelly

I picked up a guitar when I was about thirteen and learned my first chords via Bert Wheedon’s “ Play in a day”. I’ve been re-working those same three chords ever since!

Tooley’s Vintage Rides and Amusements

Tooleys Amusements have some of the finest traditional side shows and vintage fairground rides in the country. Tooleys Amusements was founded by Tom Tooley in 2012, three years after he bought his first vintage Swingboats for his 16th birthday. Over the years, Tom rebuilt and hand painted the first set of Swingboats, the ‘Royal Jubilee Swingboats’ were then ready for the 2012 season. With brother Sam, they have lovingly restored every ride and painted it to the same highest standard. From their exceptional workmanship to their first-class service, Tooleys Amusements will meet and exceed, your expectations.

Uke Box Glory

Uke Box Glory is a group with over two hundred players who are happy to play for your event. We have a wide repertoire from fairly current hits to music that will really take you on a trip down Memory Lane! We are based in Southampton / New Forest and we’re looking forward to performing on Sunday at the Sheepfair!

Beef

A new original pink band from Overton & Basingstoke. Having performed at the Overton jam night and recently released their single and EP they will entertain you on Saturday at the Sheepfair.

Cocktail Choir

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Peacocks

Stunning stilt walking peacocks inspired by the Art Deco movement. Vivid and vibrant they are perfect for any 1920’s theme, as well as nature-inspired events. The peacock is also the national bird of India and the well know residents of Overton!

Chris The Magician

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Ostriches

Posh ‘n’ Pecks are stilt walking ostriches with attitude – and altitude. This pair of feathered phenomena are ridden by two intrepid explorers recently returned from safari.

Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance Simulator

Budding pilots can experience the thrill of flying a helicopter with realistic simulations of the physical, visual and auditory sensations of a real flight. The Sim Van is a unique flying experience suitable for those aged 11+ years

Todley’s Vintage Funfair

Providing smiles the old way ……Colourful swingboats, a traditional coconut shy, or test your strength with the high striker

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