WINCHESTER city centre came to life with the sights and sounds of traditional music and dance as the city celebrated its 25th folk festival.

In May 1998, groups of musicians and dancers gave the city colour and life to the delight of residents and tourists.

Dancing children entertained shoppers with a special anniversary jig that began the proceedings which attracted performers from all over the country.

There was a furious tapping of clogs amid the jingling bells of Morris dancers.

Daily Echo: Winchester Folk Festival - 1998

Folk dancers from around the world gathered in Winchester to present traditional sequences from their region, from Shamrock Irish Dancing to Kettering Rappermen.

Concerts and ceilidh of varying type brought the city and its visitors together in a mutual appreciation of folk music and the movement in general.