Sounds by the Sea: Calico Jack

Calico Jack are a band of boat dwellers based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Their accordion-led, stomping folk-fusion grew up around towpath campfires and has taken them all around the UK festival circuit—and now, they’re set to grace the bandstand in Bournemouth’s beautiful Lower Gardens, an ideal seaside location that couldn’t be more apt.


Expect a melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats and infectious melodies. With costumes as flamboyant as their music, the band weave strange and enchanting worlds on stage where pirates and fortunetellers roam through the landscape of a dark and twisted fairytale.

Sun 09 Oct 16, 17:00


Bandstand, Lower Gardens, Bournemouth