SUMMERTIME fun continued in Poole with a waterside display of morris dancing, folk acts and street ceilidhs.

Poole Quay was alive with the sound of traditional music as thousands of people enjoyed entertainment at several outdoor stages during Folk on the Quay.

Spectators basked in the sun on the hottest day of the year so far at the event held on Saturday, part of Poole's Wave 105 Summertime in the South events programme.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes enjoyed a welcome boost to business as performers from across the country demonstrated their skills.

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

There were performances throughout the day featuring styles from across the UK plus the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s finest Appalachian step dancing originating from the mountain music of the USA.

Acts lining up to perform included 3 Daft Monkeys, the Glen Bartley Trio and Bird in the Belly.

Graham Richardson, Tourism Liaison Manager at BCP Tourism, said: "Folk on the Quay brings some great folk artists to Poole with a real variety of music and styles. The combination of local and national performers brings a real festival feel to this superb location."