TRADITIONAL Morris Men mixed with bhangra beats of the Punjab as Winchester's Mayfest 06 offered something for almost everyone.

The event has grown out of the long-running folk festival to also embrace roots and blues and jazz.

There were numerous traditional dance displays, workshops for kids, and an outdoor market on Cathedral Green.

Inside venues held concerts, ceilidhs, folk clubs, pub sessions, singarounds and children's entertainment.

Organiser Clive Burgess said: "It has been brilliant, fantastic. It feels like a festival and we are delighted. There seems far more people around enjoying it than before.

"The core of the folk festival is still there, we have had 25 dance sides, but added bhangra and other styles, which I think has enriched it. Folk, blues, roots and jazz have their own common ancestry."

The folk festival was not held in 2004 because of a lack of organisers but Mr Burgess and a team have taken it on and firmly re-established it in the calendar.