FANS of folk music enjoyed a free music festival on Poole Quay on Saturday.

A colourful procession of morris dancers made their way along the waterfront and performed their routines for Folk on the Quay.

The crowds enjoyed a number of award-winning folk acts on outdoor stages, as well as street ceilidhs.

Part of Poole’s Wave 105 Summertime in the South events programme, this year's festival included play and dance across two music stages.

Developed by Poole Tourism, working with Purbeck Valley Folk Festival organisers Catherine and Paul Burke, the event featured a main stage at the roundabout on Poole Quay and the Landlubbers stage opposite the Poole Arms.

As well as the outdoor stages, the live music sessions also took place at venues around Poole Quay including The Lord Nelson, Quayside Emporium, The Angel and The Rope & Anchor.

Morris dancers showcased styles from across the UK including Cotswold, Ireland and Dorset, plus Bulgarian folk dancing.

Headline music act The Eskies brought their unique brand of gypsy jazz and sea shanties, while other performers included Jackie Oates, Solana and Ushti Baba.