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Sun 22nd Oct 2017 to Fri 27th Oct 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Now in its second year, we are delighted to welcome back what will be the second cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble for their Autumn Residential.
The NYFE celebrates excellence in youth folk music, bringing together talented young folk musicians from across England to create and perform inspiring new arrangements of folk music and work with leading folk artists.

Applications - via the English Folk Dance and Song Society - are now open for 2017/18 - see the EFDSS website to find out more.

https://www.efdss.org/efdss-education/national-youth-folk-ensemble

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/national-youth-folk-ensemble-2/


Sun 22nd Oct 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Acoustic Night

On our performers night The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres.
Petherton Arts Trust is trying this new evening as a way of encouraging more local performers of all genres to come and perform on a professional stage and to attract more people in the audience. It's a great evening full of extraordinary skill, talent and variety - and it doesn't cost the earth - just £2 audience and £1 performers to cover the cost of heating and lighting the hall.
All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.
So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot ( Mob 07715501157 or email folk AT chriswatts.org. He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.
These evenings are becoming increasingly popular and there is a danger that we won't be able to accommodate everyone. Do please book ahead rather than, as previously, just turning up and expecting to get a spot. It doesn't matter if you're a musician. poet, juggler or ...... well, any kind of performer basically. Just be entertaining!

Suggested donation. Just £1 for performers and £2 Audience. Please pay on the door.

7.30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=12&products_id=835


Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Sherborne Folk Band workshop

Suitable for all levels and all instruments

Learn to play folk tunes by ear, experiment with chords and arrangements.

£10 in advance/£12 on the door/£25 for 3 consecutive workshops paid in advance

1:30 – 4:30pm

www.laurelswift.co.uk

Julia: 01935 817905 / 07527 508 277


Tue 24th Oct 2017

Briantspuddle Village Hall DT2 7HT

Richard Smith

Richard Smith is an English virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist. Born in Be­ckenham, Kent, England in 1971, Richard started playing guitar at age 5 under the instruction of his father. Concentrating initially on the country picking of Chet At­kins and Merle Travis, young Richard digested everything he heard, learning even the most complicated of these tunes with ease, and confounding everyone with his dexterity. It seemed that not only did he possess amazing physical skill, but a photographic musical memory as well. Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, using all ten to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneous­ly and creating a universe of sounds, while easily switching between thumbpicking and flatpicking like hardly anybody else.

£15 on the door £12 in advance

8.00 pm

Contact Richard & Lesley Quayle: 07884364516

mail AT draxfolk.org.uk

www.draxfolk.org.uk


Thu 26th Oct 2017

Ring O' Bell, 4 St Mary's Grove, Nailsea BS48 4NQ

Simon Barron

This is a less formal night with a great interpreter of traditional songs. Simon is both a wonderful singer and a superd guitarist He has a great folloing and is always very engaging to listen to.

www.sibarron.eu/about.html

8pm Doors open 7.30pm

£5 on the door

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/

((The latest email I had marked this as TBC so do check before travelling -- Steve))


Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Rosie Shaw and Ian Bradenton and Co

Chard Folk Dance Club meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall on alternate Thursdays at 7.30.
Details from Elaine 01460 65909


Market House Studio, Castle Cary (above Tourist Information Centre) BA7 7AH

Historical Dance

Sorry about stone stairs, no lift.
7.30 - 9.30 pm
Dances to learn for fun.
No partner needed nor previous experience. Loose comfortable clothes advised, and light flexible shoes strongly recommended.
£5 on the door including cuppa.
Contact: Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 annhinchliffe AT hotmail.com


The Lord Nelson, Rectory Lane, Norton-sub-Hamdon TA15 6SP

SomerStep and friends

There will be music, some of which we will dance to.
There might be the odd song or two.
People are encouraged to join in with any of this. The more the merrier.

From 8.00 pm

www.somerstep.org
info AT somerstep.org

Steve 07811 680534


Fri 27th Oct 2017 to Sun 29th Oct 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Exploring Folklore Weekend

A diverse weekend for anybody who wants to explore or learn more in the field of folklore – as student, participant or exponent. From calendar customs to black dogs, rites of passage to foodways, folklore to fakelore. With collectors old and new, mummers, hobby horses, and the Folkore Society. Talks, hands-on sessions, films, exhibitions, entertainment, question sessions and discussion.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/exploring-folklore-weekend/


Fri 27th Oct 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Reg Meuross

+ support Ed Mortimer

A concert featuring Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross. Reg has a brilliant way with words and a delightful voice.

Support from the fabulous Ed Mortimer (Fake Thackery & more)

£10 pre-booked, £12 unbooked

Start time: 8.15pm - Doors 7.45pm - Legion open from 7pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Portman Hall, Blandford(main)Road, Shillingstone between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

English Barn Dance Club (Ruth Thompson (fiddle and caller) and Chris Toyne (accordion))

No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, £1 non-dancers

Starts 7.30 for 7.45

Finishes 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Baka Beyond

After seeing a documentary on Channel 4, Martin Cradick and his wife Su Hart packed a tent, tape recorder, camera, guitar and mandolin, and headed off into the forests of Cameroon. There they spent six weeks living, hunting, gathering and playing many hours of music together with the Baka Pygmies. From this experience came two delightful recordings, Heart of the Forest and Spirit of The Forest, which led to the birth of the band Baka Beyond.
After 21 years of touring around the world Baka Beyond’s live show has evolved over the years. The current show includes a multi-media element. Videos from the Cameroon rainforest are projected behind the band, cleverly synchronised with the live music so that the Baka become part of the live show.
www.bakabeyond.net/
www.youtube.com/bakabeyond
https://www.facebook.com/bakabeyon
Twitter:  AT bakabeyond

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £12.50

https://chapelarts.org/events/baka-beyond/


Sat 28th Oct 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Doc Rowe: Blood, Booze & Bedlam

The richness, colour and variety of the vernacular folk arts of our islands is often overlooked, ignored or quite simply unknown. Doc Rowe has been documenting these traditions for over thirty years and this presentation uses photographic material from his own extensive and hugely important collection.
Arguably the most important English collector since Kidson or Sharp, David ‘Doc’ Rowe has been documenting folklore, song, dance and cultural traditions for the last thirty years. He has amassed an archive of material on past and contemporary popular culture in Britain with a particular emphasis on annual traditional events. The collection – containing a wide variety of media (video, film, photography, and audio) – has been acknowledged internationally as of major significance. Doc was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from University of Sheffield in 2002 for his research work into vernacular culture and traditional music, and in 2005 was awarded the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Gold Badge for his documentation of traditional Song and Dance.

£6 - Adults
£4 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/doc-rowe-blood-booze-bedlam/


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument.
After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn’t looked back since!

£10 / £8 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band

Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern Folk and social commentary songs in the British Isles.
The second album, Instar, features songs from Sweet Visitor. The show promises to challenge, inspire and confront. It is jovial, boisterous and, at times, a dulcet call to arms. Nancy is joined on stage by bandmates: Rowan Rheingans: Fiddle, Banjo & Voice; Tim Yates: Double Bass, Melodeon & Voice; Greg Russell: Guitars & Voice; Tom Wright: Drums, Guitars & Voice.

www.nancykerr.co.uk

8.00 pm

Tickets: £20 Full. £19 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=813


Bournemouth Folk Club at Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

Heidi Talbot

This tour is the launch of her new album "Here We Go 1,2,3". The Co Kildare singer / songwriter Heidi Talbot's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. For this tour, Heidi is accompanied by guitarist Innes White and multi-instrumentalist Toby Shaer.

www.heiditalbot.com
Tickets £18 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

Bar 7pm, Doors 7.45pm,
Music 8pm.

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com/index.php/all-artists/91-91


St Mary's Church, Beaminster DT8 3BA

The Gallery Quires of Beaminster and Crediton

Beaminster Gallery Quire are joined by their friends from Crediton for an afternoon concert of 'West Gallery' music, mainly from Devon and Dorset.

Village music from two centuries ago - anthems, psalm tunes, dance tunes plus a few serpents!

£8

3.00 pm - approx 5.00 pm

Contact Ron Emett: 01308 868025

ronald AT emett.co.uk


West Somerset Railway, Minehead TA24 5BG

The Uke Express 2017

1 Train, 300 Ukes

from 45.00

For the fourth year in a row, the fantastic, fun-filled steam adventure that is The Uke Express is on the rails again! This year, a change of venue to keep things fresh, and we've chartered a private train on the West Somerset Railway on Saturday 28 October!

http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/the-uke-express-2017-minehead-1-train-300-ukes

((I have no idea how 'folk' this is, but I couldn't resist! Steve))


Mon 30th Oct 2017 to Thu 2nd Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Recorders for All

A midweek course for intermediate recorder players to explore technique and interpretation of music from a range of different periods, under the guidance of professional musicians.
For intermediate recorder players (who must be able to play a tenor or bass) to improve their technique and grow in confidence whilst playing beautiful music!
This partnership event is organised by Recorders for All, an entirely voluntary, not-for-profit organisation with Pam Smith as musical director and Jan Epps as secretary and administrator.

For more information and to book please contact Jan Epps:

Tel: 01752 481193

http://www.recordersforall.org.uk

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/recorders-for-all-2/


Tue 31st Oct 2017

The Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Rod Jenkins & Jane Eyre, Steve Davis, John House & Allan Winter, Bob Whitley

Folk Night, hosted by Richard & Lesley Quayle
All Welocme
Free Entry

8.00 pm

Contact Richard & Lesley Quayle: 07884364516

mail AT draxfolk.org.uk

www.draxfolk.org.uk


Thu 2nd Nov 2017

St George's Church Hall, Dorchester DT1 1LB

Historical Dance

(entrance rather hidden behind church)

Tudor dance.
No partner needed nor previous experience. Loose comfortable clothes advised, and light flexible shoes strongly recommended.

7.30 - 9.30 pm
£5 on the door including cuppa.

Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 annhinchliffe AT hotmail.com


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Jennifer Crook with Mike Cosgrave and Clare Lindley plus Support, Peter James Millson

Singer songwriter, harp and guitar player, Jennifer Crook is a much-loved feature of Britain’s folk and acoustic scene. With collaborations that encompass Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and Snow Patrol, she has released a string of intelligent, finely-crafted albums, attracting plaudits from Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 and the folk press.

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Cosgrave regularly tours with Jackie Oates, Cosgrave and Banks, and has previously worked with Michael Weston King, Jackie Leven and Bath-based band ‘Daily Planet’ amongst others. Jennifer met him in a wind-swept car park by the sea in Pembrokeshire after a Daily Planet gig.

Clare Lindley has played with many artists, more recently as the violinist in the cult rock band Stackridge and the acoustic trio DLM headed by Bath-based songwriter Andrew Cresswell Davis. Jennifer met her at a folk festival in the Shetland Islands when they were young and having too much fun to remember much about it.

www.jennifercrook.com

Peter James Millson

Support comes from Peter James Millson who took the photos for Jennifer’s latest album and is working on his next record. They sometimes talk about songwritery things on the phone. PJM was one of the guests on her new CD.

https://peterjamesmillson.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £12.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/jennifer-crook-mike-cosgrave-clare-lindley-plus-support-peter-james-millson/


Fri 3rd Nov 2017 to Mon 6th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Folk Dance and Music Weekend

A long weekend for dancers & musicians to enjoy together. Dancers will explore how callers, dancers and band interact to produce an enjoyable dance, with opportunities to try calling a dance. Musicians focus on playing as a band, and performing tunes in an interesting and danceable fashion! With a supportive atmosphere and approachable leaders, the groups work together to put on a Playford Ball on Saturday (costume welcome) and a Ceilidh on Sunday. Music, both Playford style and Contra, is available in advance.
There is free time in the afternoons, plus optional straw-craft and singing workshops to give some variety.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/folk-dance-and-music-weekend/


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Violin Making Weekend

The Violin making workshops are extremely popular at Halsway Manor. Some of the participants have been coming back year after year. The workshop gives maximum continuous time at the workbench supported by Neville Gardner, who has been teaching violin making for the last sixteen years. He is joined by Corrie Shrijver to ensure that there is a ratio of 1 tutor to no more than 5 participants giving plenty of patient and knowledgeable support.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/violin-making-weekend/


Fri 3rd Nov 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Jamie Smith's Mabon

One of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed Celtic Roots music bands based in Britain today. Jamie Smith's MABON have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings.
Mabon's distinctive, infectious and multi-award winning music explores the styles of the Celtic traditions and works them anew; the music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good - an irresistible blend of World Music and Celtic Roots, filled with energy, joy and passion. Stand by for infectious, life-affirming music by the spade full!

8.00 pm

www.jamiesmithsmabon.com

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=815


Mr Punch's Folk Club, The Panborough Inn, Theale BA5 1PN

Barefoot Fiddler

Barefoot Fiddler are a new folk fusion instrumental band based in London.
Led by driving fiddle, with expressive use of keys, guitar, horns and percussion,
they make traditional and new folk tunes contemporary, by their innovative arrangements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zc1pnhgb0

£2 on the door come early to get a seat


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Ceilidhs Comet Barn Dance Band

with support from folk group Trio Fremsley

Charity Barn Dance

In aid of Sherborne Over 10s Youth Club, based at Tinneys Lane
(Sherborne Area Youth & Community Centre) part of 'Ups and Downs Southwest'
A Down Syndrome Support Charity
working directly with families, professionals and all those involved with the
care and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

Bring a plate to share, hot & soft drinks available
(bring your own alcoholic drinks)

£5 entry, under 16s free

7pm to 10pm


Sat 4th Nov 2017

Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Chris Jewell and Jeremy Child

For a change, a night devoted to Contra and American dances, with the inimitable Jeremy Child challenging Chris Jewell to keep up on fiddle.
Be sure to bring something to restore your energy levels!

£8 advance, £9 on the door. u-17s £4

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


St Mark's Church Hall, Talbot Village, Bournemouth BH10 4HY

Pete and Marj Hendy with Portland Drive Duo

This should be a really good evening with well-known callers and band. American Supper (Bring & Share). Tea, coffee and cold drinks provided.

£9.00

7.30 - 10.30 p.m.

Contact Diane Darch: 01202896711

diane AT rdconsulting.co

www.bournemouthfolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk


Chaffcombe Village Hall TA20 4BH

Sunjay

Sunjay is a charming young singer guitarist performing a mixture of folk, blues and rock. He has recently been selected to play Buddy Holly in the stage version of Buddy Holly and the Cricketers. He has been to Chaffcombe before and several people have asked to have him back again.

£8.50

7.30

Contact Elaine: 0146065909

e3dons AT hotmail.com

Www.chaffcombe.com


Mon 6th Nov 2017 to Fri 10th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Autumn Dance Holiday

Hosted by Meg Winters, an all-calling, all-playing, all-dancing week for callers, musicians and dancers to enjoy an Autumn break at Halsway!
Workshops in dance and music take place every morning, with a callers’ workshop every afternoon; you are welcome – and encouraged – to move between workshops!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/autumn-dance-holiday/


Mon 6th Nov 2017

Princes Hall, Clevedon BS21 7SZ

Lady Maisery

Folk trio Lady Maisery on tour this November performing music from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Cycle’ and from collaborative English/Scottish supergroup project, featuring all three members of Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation (winner of ‘Best Album’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.)
With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, multi instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences. www.ladymaisery.com

£12 adv

7.30 pm

Contact admin: 01275 873405

admin AT clevedoncommunitycentre.org.uk

www.clevedoncommunitycentre.org.uk


Wed 8th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Audacious (Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth) – USA

Guitar and banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Audrey Knuth are a Boston based traditional duo who play exhilarating tunes with driving rhythms. Their concerts feature American and Celtic tunes with elements of other traditions including swing and blues. They also draw from Larry’s catalog of original fiddle tunes, which have been featured in several of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Declared a “guitar genius” by Sing Out Magazine, Larry Unger joins fiddler Audrey Knuth for an unforgettable evening full of stirring musical experiences.

£10 - Adults
£4 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education

8.00 pm

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/audacious-larry-unger-audrey-knuth-usa/


Thu 9th Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Eileen Nightingale and Ivor and Holly

Chard Folk Dance Club meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall on alternate Thursdays at 7.30.
Details from Elaine 01460 65909


Fri 10th Nov 2017 to Sun 12th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Uilleann Pipers’ Weekend

Our annual Tionól is hosted by the South West Association Of Uilleann Pipers, and pipers of all levels of experience are welcome! This year’s guest tutor is Ronan Browne. The team is completed by support tutor by Nick Scott, while reed maker Alan Burton will be on hand for the whole of the weekend. Workshops to explore repertoire and develop technique, with plenty of time for informal playing and socialising plus ‘The Piper’s Chair’ tutors’ concert on Saturday evening!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/uilleann-pipers-weekend/


Fri 10th Nov 2017

New Kimmeridge Village Hall at Etches Collection BH20 5PE

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band & caller Sue Perigo

Barn Dance

Tickets available on the door. No Bar - so bring your own drinks & nibbles!

£5 adults £2.50 under 16s

7.30 - 10.30 pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480737

earwicker AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Noble Jacks

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin’ rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and recorded their debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton.

www.noblejacks.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/noble-jacks/


Sat 11th Nov 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA15 6UR

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer-songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics.
With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.
He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, and this along with a powerful show stopping voice and a mesmerising live performance has seen him compared to Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews.

www.martynjoseph.net

8.00 pm

Tickets: £17 Full. £16 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=820


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

The Piper’s Chair

Ronan Browne + guests from the Uilleann Pipers’ Weekend

£10 - Adults
£4 - Concessions

8.00 pm

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/the-pipers-chair/


Litton Village Hall BA3 4PW

Acoustic Music Night

The performers, in no particular order, will be Pete Stearn with James Slater, The Willbees, Cathy Judge and Johnny Francis, The June Apples and Mike Scott.

All proceeds will go towards the Village Hall fund. Contact Mike 01761 241446 or Maggie 01761 241522 for tickets and info. Tickets are in limited supply - and are selling quickly!

Door and bar will open at 7pm the music will start at 7.30pm


Sun 12th Nov 2017

Bridport Town Hall DT6 3LF

Historical Dance

(above Tourist Information; access by green door next to Butchers shop, sorry no lift)

Mainly Tudor dance
No partner needed nor previous experience. Loose comfortable clothes advised, and light flexible shoes strongly recommended.
£5 on the door including cuppa.
1.30 - 4.00 pm

Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771


Shipton Gorge Village Hall DT6 4NA

Tomato Tomato

New Brunswick-based couple John and Lisa McLaggan write clever and quirky original songs that draw on traditional Folk, Bluegrass, Blues and Swing with their own interesting twist. Lisa performs on an old washboard, adorned with tin cans and a cymbal while simultaneously playing bass and snare drums with her feet! Tight harmonies, John’s old-time guitar and Lisa’s up-cycled percussion create an unmistakable sound that is unique, refreshing and fun. Their music combines years of study with the everyday ebb and flow of life on the East Coast of Canada. Following the release of their debut album So It Goes, the quirky duo are now setting their sights on conquering the rest of the world with their upcoming sophomore effort, I Go Where You Go. Led by the album’s first single “Ain’t Dead Yet”, I Go Where You Go builds on their signature blend of high-energy foot stompers and traditional folk. Be sure to catch this exciting duo whilst on their UK tour!

www.artsreach.co.uk

7:30pm
Tickets: 01308 897562. £8, £6 u18s, £24 fam


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Pilgrims’ Way

With influences starting in early music, passing through Playford and the Morris traditions, picking up prog, soul, and pop, it’s impossible to categorise the sound they make as folk music is fed through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine. www.pilgrims-way.net
7pm

£10 - Adults
£4 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/pilgrims-way/


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other.
He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

www.martynjoseph.net

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £17.50
Advance: £16.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/martyn-joseph/


Mon 13th Nov 2017 to Fri 17th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Mostly English Dance Week

Social dance week for more experienced dancers who enjoy dancing in a happy, friendly atmosphere that will encourage them to work together as a team to get the greatest possible satisfaction from their dancing.
Who’s it For?
Dancers with experience.

For more information and to book please contact Rosemary and Steve Hunt:

Tel: 01202 814858
Email: steve.hunt1 AT uwclub.net
https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/mostly-english-dance-week/


Thu 16th Nov 2017

The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB

Amanda Boyd and JJ Pig

Lyme Folk Weekend presents ‘Those Were The Days,’ a show especially created for The Marine Theatre. This wonderful performance is a selection of archive films and songs depicting Dorset’s rural and maritime history. The silent films will be accompanied with specially arranged Dorset folk songs, including some old favourites. The audience is most welcome to sing along.

Watch Edwardian holiday makers playing along Weymouth’s sea front, the steam boats leaving the harbour, The Cobb in the 1930s, hay making, ploughing and planting, during the 1930s and 1940s, fishing in Charmouth, stone breakers in Portland during the 1950s and cider making during the 1960s, traditional trades such as pottery and rope making.

The singers and musicians are known in the area as J J Pig who are an acapella shanty group, regularly singing at the popular Pilot Boat Inn folk nights in Lyme and play for local morris dance teams. They have teamed up with West Country singer Amanda Boyd and Windrose Rural Media Trust, a media charity who has been collecting and preserving film of local life from Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset for over 30 years.

The project is supported with funds from Lyme Town Council and West Dorset District Council.

£12, £10 Concessions

7.30pm

Contact The Marine Theatre: 01297 442138

http://www.marinetheatre.com/lyme-folk-ltd-presents-archive-film-folk-songs-thursday-16-november-8pm/


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.
As expected, British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio's repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart...leaving enough room with the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment.

£14 / £12 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Vicki Genfan (USA) & Sally Barker (UK) – Small Mountain Tour

Two very special artists bring their music and talents together for the ‘Small Mountain’ Tour.
Meeting in 2001 and performing as founding members of the ‘Women on Stage’ tour throughout Germany, Austria and the UK (a 3 Act Tour featuring Vicki, Sally and Kerstin Blodig), Vicki and Sally have continued touring together in Germany and the UK since 2006. 11 years later, they have prepared a special collection of newly penned, original songs and put together a show that is more collaborative than ever before.

www.sallybarker.co.uk
www.vickigenfan.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £13.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/vicki-genfan-usa-sally-barker-uk-small-mountain-tour/


Fri 17th Nov 2017 to Sun 19th Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

15th Annual Zesty Contra Weekend

The 15th Annual Zesty Contra House Party is an exhilarating and popular weekend designed to extend your dance horizons! Bring your instruments too if you fancy joining the band for a session or two.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/15th-annual-zesty-contra-weekend/


Fri 17th Nov 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley

+ Support Les Wild

A rare chance to see the lovely Kate Bramley alongside Jez Lowe without the other Bad Pennies in sight. They gave us a brilliant night last year and we are delighted to bring them back.

Supporting them is Les Wild, a local singer/guitarist with a mellow voice and laid back style.

£12 pre-booked, £14 unbooked

Start time: 8.15pm - Doors 7.45pm - Legion open from 7pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Their critically acclaimed second album, 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016. Described as 'exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs', the album has created a real buzz around the duo and cemented their role as engaging musicians and social commentators within the British folk scene.

www.jimmyandsidduo.com

8.00 pm

£12 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/


The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Gigspanner

Since his departure from Folk-Rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the Folk/Roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling Traditional music and song and reassembling it in an entirely original, imaginative and beautiful way.
Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

8.00 pm

www.gigspanner.com

Tickets: £17 Full. £16 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=821


Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon TA11 6PS

Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices.
The band present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes, with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world. They reliably delight and tantalise their audiences with the infectious warmth and sparkle these four seasoned musicians feel when they unite.
In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire, featuring music from their acclaimed debut album ‘50 Verses’ alongside new works destined for their new CD due for release early in 2017. There are carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody.

£10

8pm

Contact Alan Riley: 01458447223

alanriley73 AT gmail.com

http://www.melrosequartet.co.uk/


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Roving Crows

Roving Crows have just been announced as International Artist of the Year at the Australian Music Awards 2017 and have been asked to attend the awards next year as honoured guests.
This on top of a plethora of fantastic reviews following the release of their album ‘Bury Me Naked’ last month.
Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms.
Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul – a must see live act.
A vibrant mix of Celtic-inspired fiddle alongside original and intelligent lyrics backed by pounding, tribal and electronica infused dance grooves; the band comprises fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, electric 5 and 6 string bass, pumping bongo percussion rhythms and vocals.

www.rovingcrows.com
www.facebook.com/rovingcrows
www.youtube.com/therovingcrows

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £12.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/roving-crows-2/


Sat 18th Nov 2017 to Sun 19th Nov 2017

Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster AT19 0JE

Weekend of Dance

Sat 18 Nov: Doves Figary and Ann Hinchliffe: English Renaissance dance
Sun 19 Nov: Malcolm and Sue McDonald and others: Baroque dance

annhinchliffe AT hotmail.com


Sat 18th Nov 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Acoustic Night

On our performers night The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres.
Petherton Arts Trust is trying this new evening as a way of encouraging more local performers of all genres to come and perform on a professional stage and to attract more people in the audience. It's a great evening full of extraordinary skill, talent and variety - and it doesn't cost the earth - just £2 audience and £1 performers to cover the cost of heating and lighting the hall.
All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.
So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot ( Mob 07715501157 or email folk AT chriswatts.org. He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.
These evenings are becoming increasingly popular and there is a danger that we won't be able to accommodate everyone. Do please book ahead rather than, as previously, just turning up and expecting to get a spot. It doesn't matter if you're a musician. poet, juggler or ...... well, any kind of performer basically. Just be entertaining!

Suggested donation. Just £1 for performers and £2 Audience. Please pay on the door.

7.30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=12&products_id=835


Bath Ceilidh, Saint Gregory's Catholic College, Combe Hay Lane, Bath BA2 8PA

Banter, caller Tim Walker

A triumviate of astonishingly talented instrumentalists, including Simon Care of Albion Band, Tickled Pink and EII fame. Banter showcase the best of English music with brass, keyboards, melodeon and percussion.

7.30 pm (Doors open 7.00 pm)

Free parking Bar available

Contact: Richard & Jo 01225 311634
E-mail: joanne.lander AT talktalk.net

Adult £10, Concession £8, Students £5, 7-18 yrs £2, Under 7 Free

http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/bathceilidh/main.php


Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Baroque trio Doves Figary

Court & country dancing in a Tudor manor house

11.00-11.45 am Talk and demo by Frances Eustace on some of her many Renaissance instruments.

1.00-3.00 pm English dances from the sixteenth century, taught by Ann Hinchliffe (Historical Dance Society) to live music by Doves Figary (Colin Thompson, Frances Eustace and Stephen Kenyon). Costume of any period welcome but not mandatory. No partner or previous experience necessary.

£6 including entry to property, if not already a NT member.

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouthu BH5 1LX

Gigspanner

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene with influences from across the world.
As expected, British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio's repertoire, but the approach is what sets it apart...leaving enough room with the arrangements to spread and stretch the music in the moment. Within Gigspanner, Peter’s musicianship is further enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on hand drums and percussion.
Gigspanner” website: www.gigspanner.com

Tickets £16 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com/index.php/all-artists/88-88


Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL

Wildwood Kin

Wildwood Kin are an acclaimed anglo/americana trio from Exeter in Devon comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney. The music is a mix of their own beautiful and thought provoking original songs with a few stunning arrangements of some better known covers. Their voices meld perfectly in effortless and sublime close harmony and they accompany themselves on a range of acoustic instruments.

8:00PM

Full Price from £14.00

https://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/wildwood-kin/?utm_source=Friends+of+the++Brewhouse+Theatre&utm_campaign=418ef27315-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4fd9bde5e7-418ef27315-150421941


Sun 19th Nov 2017 to Wed 22nd Nov 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Playing Music for Dancing!

Enjoy an intensive but fun short course exploring playing music for English folk dance.
Led by Gareth Kiddier and Linda Game (The English Contra Dance Band), you’ll explore all aspects of playing in a dance band: from putting a band together, deciding on a repertoire, creating a set list, working on stage with callers and technology, using light and shade in dances, and – most importantly – having fun.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/playing-music-for-dancing/


Sun 19th Nov 2017

Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Sherborne Folk Band workshop

Suitable for all levels and all instruments

Learn to play folk tunes by ear, experiment with chords and arrangements.

£10 in advance/£12 on the door/£25 for 3 consecutive workshops paid in advance

1:30 – 4:30pm

www.laurelswift.co.uk

Julia: 01935 817905 / 07527 508 277


Smuggler's Run Folk Club, The Smuggler's Run, 184 Ashley Road,Upper Parkstone, Poole BH13 9BY

Roy Clinging

3-6 pm. Singers and tunesmiths all welcome.

murphyslore AT aol.com

https://www.facebook.com/SmugglersRunSession/?hc_ref=ARQkE7YRu0NpoMdlsoeE9YdnGAVTCPwjQWY55KGXpRaFnJTZtkhySHOm7sWzB0CodJY&fref=gs&hc_location=group


The Square & Compass Worth Matravers BH19 3LF

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.
The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.

2.00 pm

Contact Square & Compass: 01929 439229

www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk


Keinton Mandeville Hall TA11 6ES

Cotswold Jig Workshop

The Knights of King Ina are holding their 11th workshop on 19th November 2017 and presenting the Sherborne jig "I'll Go Enlist for a Sailor" as a solo jig from Cecil Sharp's original notation collected in 1908.

This workshop is open to everyone but is pitched at beginner level or those new to cotswold morris, as well as those who wish to try another tradition, or improve their technique by going back and revisiting footwork, arm movements and body control.

We focus on health issues as well as dance technique and the dance structure to give an all round dance class that will allow you to develop your own style and fit in with your side style as defined by your foreman.

Time - 09:30 coffee for 10:00 start to 16:00 (about) end.
Place - near Somerton Somerset postcode and on the google map here https://goo.gl/maps/2PdCi6YK1rn

Cost £10
Included - refreshments and notation (and the now famous cakes!)
Please bring - hankies, lunch, any beers and ciders you wish; suitable shoes.

Dancers and musicians welcome - information on playing for jigs is given by our musicians.


Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton DT2 0BD

Music session

The new timing is going well so far but, again, many apologies to some of our regular players who find this difficult. The skittle alley has been redecorated and is a nice comfortable room. Thanks Josh!
Mainly English

5.00 - 8.30 pm

Contact Colin and Ruth Thompson: 01300 321396

fiddler AT casterbridge.net


Wed 22nd Nov 2017

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Skerryvore - the Live Forever Tour

Skerryvore entered 2017 having, once again, been recognised as the Live Act of the Year 2016 at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011. The band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also worldwide.

Supported by The David Hall.

Tickets: £18
Concessions: £16.50
Footlights/Groups 10+: Discount Applies

A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.
https://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/skerryvore-the-live-forever-tour/2316


Thu 23rd Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas and Amycrofters

Chard Folk Dance Club meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall on alternate Thursdays at 7.30.
Details from Elaine 01460 65909


Market House Studio, Castle Cary (above Tourist Information Centre) BA7 7AH

Historical Dance

Sorry about stone stairs, no lift.
7.30 - 9.30 pm
Dances to learn for fun.
No partner needed nor previous experience. Loose comfortable clothes advised, and light flexible shoes strongly recommended.
£5 on the door including cuppa.
Contact: Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 annhinchliffe AT hotmail.com


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Martha Tilston

Enchanting songstress Martha Tilston will be taking her new album NOMAD out on the road this year. With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha has earned a nomination from the BBC for best newcomer and released six albums to date, building up a large audience worldwide. She also featured on the Zero 7 album ‘Yeah Ghost’.

8.00 pm

£12 adv (incl 50p bf) / £14 door

https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/martha-tilston/?dm_i=3VJ5,A3CE,276ZRZ,10SBH,1


The King's Arms, Pound Road, Thornford DT9 6QD

SomerStep and friends

There will be music, some of which we will dance to.
There might be the odd song or two.
People are encouraged to join in with any of this. The more the merrier.

From 8.00 pm

www.somerstep.org
info AT somerstep.org

Steve 07811 680534


Fri 24th Nov 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Arish Mel caller TBA

Piddle Valley Barn Dance

All welcome!
There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.
To help those trying to find the school in the dark it is about 300 yards south of the Piddle Inn with a hump back bridge into the car park.

£6 under 16s free

7.15 for 7.30 - 9.30

Contact Sally Condon: 01300 348250

riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


West Parley Memorial Hall, Christchurch Road, West Parley BH22 8SQ

Talisk

Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations far and wide. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years.
So too does their touring history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark's Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport's Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countiess others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland's flagship folk programmes. With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US on the horizon, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.

£14

8:00 pm

Contact Adrian Harman: 07766252844

info AT celticfolk.net

www.celticfolk.net


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go.
Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music. Their bond was created through their fiery locks, but developed through creating music which is characterised by sublime harmonies, and tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics.

www.worrydollsmusic.com
facebook.com/worrydollsmusic
soundcloud.com/worrydolls
youtube.com/worrydollsmusic

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/worry-dolls/


Sat 25th Nov 2017

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Steeleye Span 2017

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior - the voice of the band - leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Having just released the album Dodgy Bastards to great critical acclaim.
Their 2017 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.

Tickets: £23.50
Concessions: £22
Footlights: Discount Applies

A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.
https://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/steeleye-span-2017/2318


Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome BA11 1BE

Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings

Bellowhead's front man's much anticipated return to Frome
Jon Boden has become the stand out performer of his generation of traditional folk artists but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.
Jon has been working with his own band the Remnant Kings since 2009The eleven piece current line up also includes fellow Bellowhead stalwarts, Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin.

£20 Advance / £23 Doors All seated

https://cheeseandgrain.ticketsolve.com/shows/873574083


Sun 26th Nov 2017

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Mawkin

One of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock.
On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums.

http://www.mawkin.co.uk
Twitter:  AT therealmawkin
http://www.facebook.com/therealmawkin

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/mawkin-2/


Mon 27th Nov 2017 to Fri 1st Dec 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Belshazzar’s Feast Christmas Folk Orchestra!

Belshazzar’s Feast are one of the best known and best loved duos on the UK folk scene, and their (in)famous Christmas tours have become an essential part of the folk calendar. In this Folkestra Week the Pauls Hutchinson and Sartin combine their love of seasonal festivities with their staggering abilities as workshop leaders, composers and arrangers. For player of all levels of experience, and of all instruments (come on, the boys like a challenge…), you’ll spend an enjoyable few days rehearsing Christmas tunes in the cosy comfort of Halsway, before joining Belshazzar’s feast in concert, on the first night of their Christmas tour!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/belshazzars-feast-christmas-folkestra-week/


Tue 28th Nov 2017

The Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Chris & Wendy Moreton

Chris Moreton is an award-winning guitarist with more than 40 years of guitar-playing experience. A multi-instrumentalist rated as the UK’s “best bluegrass guitarist” and as playing “truly world class lead guitar”

8.00 pm

Contact Richard & Lesley Quayle: 07884364516

mail AT draxfolk.org.uk

www.draxfolk.org.uk


Thu 30th Nov 2017

Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street TA6 3DD

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. This tour is a chance to see two of the UK’s most promising performers in the filed of contemporary acoustic folk music.

www.jessmorgan.co.uk
Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. A cerebral storyteller. Her performance is a tumbler of unfancied folk-roots music, with heart, passion and gusto. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg As well as crafting songs, Jess also hand crafts her own DIY vinyl records.

www.kitty-macfarlane.com
Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Kitty’s songs are charged with a sense of place – more often than not her home county of Somerset & her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with much bigger questions. Her debut EP Tide & Time received outstanding reviews and national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as well as other regional BBC radio shows.

Tickets via the website
http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/event/jessmorgankittymacfarlane/


Ibberton Village Hall DT11 0EL

Buffalo Gals – Marvellous Medicine Show

At the forefront of the current wave of American roots-inspired and Bluegrass music, Buffalo Gals return to UK touring with their ‘Miraculous Medicine Show’, a guaranteed cure for the 21 Century!
Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. Buffalo Gals’ intoxicating style and dry-humoured delivery is punctuated with the stunning and thrillingly syncopated traditional Appalachian step-dance that has become one of their trademarks. Led by champion USA fiddler Kate Lissauer and featuring a solo dancer, Buffalo Gals specialise in the old songs and tunes of Appalachia, early Bluegrass, early Country music, blues and rags, ballads, work songs, dance numbers, spirituals and gospel – all delivered with passion, flair and humour. Let the disheartened be uplifted, let the non-believers find meaning, the frail find strength and the dead be raised to their feet to dance!

www.artsreach.co.uk

7:30pm.
Tickets 01258 817269. £9, £6 u18s, £26 fam


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Belshazzar’s Feast

We’re delighted to be hosting a night of music and song in the company of Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin, known as much for their wicked wit as impressive musicianship. The duo have been delighting audiences for 20 years, and appear at Halsway tonight with participants from their Halsway Christmas Folk Orchestra to kick-off their UK tour!

£13 - Adults
No concessions

8.00 pm

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/belshazzars-feast/


Fri 1st Dec 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

John Kirkpatrick's 'Carolling and Crumpets' Christmas show

+ support

Simply THE best Christmas themed show on this year. Come and join us for a night with John Kirkpatrick, man of humour and musical skills in excess, all with a seasonal flavour.
Christmas starts here!

Support from Devon's hidden gems Roger Smith and Jon Stevens, both ex Hanging Johnny Shantymen

£14 pre-booked, £16 unbooked

Start time: 8.15pm - Doors 7.45pm - Legion open from 7pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing,
country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

8pm

£15 from http://www.nailseatithebarn.co.uk/whats-on/tithe-barn-trust-events

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/


Holwell Village Hall DT9 5LL

Festive Performance Night

The evening is for music, poetry, art, storytelling, games, or any other form of shared entertainment we can all enjoy. PA provided, 20 minute slots.

Soft, Hot Drinks & Snacks Available ‾ B.Y.O. ‾ Bring Your Own Booze.

£4 suggested contribution if not performing

Doors open 7pm

Finish 11.30pm

Contact Samantha Jane

samantha-jane- AT hotmail.co.uk

www.bearcatcollective.co.uk


Morden Village Hall BH20 7DL

Buffalo Gals – Marvellous Medicine Show

At the forefront of the current wave of American roots-inspired and Bluegrass music, Buffalo Gals return to UK touring with their ‘Miraculous Medicine Show’, a guaranteed cure for the 21 Century!
Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. Buffalo Gals’ intoxicating style and dry-humoured delivery is punctuated with the stunning and thrillingly syncopated traditional Appalachian step-dance that has become one of their trademarks. Led by champion USA fiddler Kate Lissauer and featuring a solo dancer, Buffalo Gals specialise in the old songs and tunes of Appalachia, early Bluegrass, early Country music, blues and rags, ballads, work songs, dance numbers, spirituals and gospel – all delivered with passion, flair and humour. Let the disheartened be uplifted, let the non-believers find meaning, the frail find strength and the dead be raised to their feet to dance!

www.artsreach.co.uk

7:30pm.
Tickets 01929 459431. £9, £6 u18s, 324 fam


Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Jigs for Gigs, with Jane Thomas

What better way to end the year than with Jigs and Jane? We can't wait!

With the first (?) of the Christmas buffets brought to share and a bottle of booze, you'll be well set up for the festive season.

£8 advance, £9 on the door. u-17s £4

7.30 0 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouthu BH5 1LX

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), has by now brought its special musical vision to venues large and small - from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne – in twenty-two countries on five continents. Their performances - described by The Irish Times as “music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music” - are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.

http://www.mairenichathasaigh.com
Tickets £14 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com/index.php/all-artists/90-90


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

London Klezmer Quartet

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.

£10 - Adults £4 - Concessions

8pm

Contact Rachel Hill: 01984 618 274

office AT halswaymanor.org.uk

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/london-klezmer-quartet-2/


Thu 7th Dec 2017

Ring O' Bell, 4 St Mary's Grove, Nailsea BS48 4NQ

Sue Franklin and Tim Brine

Hugely popular, they are consummate performers with fine guitar, mandolin and recorder playing. Great songs rooted in the social issues, they are reallly lovely people. They have played for many years on the Bristol scene but now live in Cornwall so its wonderful to entice them back!
It will be a warm, rousing night with good friends

8pm Doors open 7.30pm
£5 on the door

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/


Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Robert and Mary Blackberow and Friends

Chard Folk Dance Club meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall on alternate Thursdays at 7.30.
Details from Elaine 01460 65909


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

The Emily Askew Band

A thrilling collaboration where Medieval and Folk worlds collide!

Formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance
melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career
in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan
Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe,
Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval
Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes,
recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities
of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments.

The band bring together singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore
Roberts, The Dovetail Trio), fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper
(English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin, and Alma) and
percussionist Louise Duggan (National Theatre, Regents Park Theatre,
Shakespeare's Globe).

£14 / £12 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

John Kirkpatrick: Carolling & Crumpets

A heart-warming look at the timeless rituals and folklore of midwinter England. Mysterious and magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire and incessant feasting come dressed up in a glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses. Add a smattering of hilarious original songs and a sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all stirred up with John's usual panache and supported by his scintillating skill on squeezeboxes, and you have the recipe for a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery and the cold at bay.

£10 - Adults £4 - Concessions

7.30 - 9.45pm

Contact Rachel Hill: 01984 618 274

office AT halswaymanor.org.uk

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/john-kirkpatrick-carolling-crumpets/


Fri 8th Dec 2017

Portman Hall, Blandford(main)Road, Shillingstone between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

English Barn Dance Club (Reel Good/Old Pull and Push with Helen Woodall calling)

No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, £1 non-dancers

Starts 7.30 for 7.45

Finishes 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piva - Old Christmas Return'd

Seasonal music from Shakespeare's Time

We're delighted that Piva will once again be visiting Halsway Manor! Celebrating the yuletide season in true Elizabethan style, this evening of seasonal music, songs and stories from Tudor times is the perfect way to kickstart your Christmas festivities. Playing an amazing range of authentic period instruments including hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, shawms and recorders, Piva will take you back to the Tudor origins of many of our familiar Christmas customs and carols.

£10 - Adults £4 - Concessions

8pm

Contact Rachel Hill: 01984 618 274

office AT halswaymanor

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/piva-old-christmas-returnd/


Sat 9th Dec 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Acoustic Night

On our performers night The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres.
Petherton Arts Trust is trying this new evening as a way of encouraging more local performers of all genres to come and perform on a professional stage and to attract more people in the audience. It's a great evening full of extraordinary skill, talent and variety - and it doesn't cost the earth - just £2 audience and £1 performers to cover the cost of heating and lighting the hall.
All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.
So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot ( Mob 07715501157 or email folk AT chriswatts.org. He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.
These evenings are becoming increasingly popular and there is a danger that we won't be able to accommodate everyone. Do please book ahead rather than, as previously, just turning up and expecting to get a spot. It doesn't matter if you're a musician. poet, juggler or ...... well, any kind of performer basically. Just be entertaining!

Suggested donation. Just £1 for performers and £2 Audience. Please pay on the door.

7.30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=12&products_id=835


Thu 14th Dec 2017

The Courtyard Cafe, Market Street, Yeovil BA20 1HZ

Yeovil Folk & Roots Night

Live Music, Hot Food & Bar.
All welcome.
20 minute slots, PA Provided.
A splendidly quirky & unique venue - the old stables by the cattle market run as a community cafe.

£2 entry - performers free

7 - 10 pm

Contact Samantha Jane

samantha-jane- AT hotmail.co.uk

www.bearcatcollective.co.uk


Fri 15th Dec 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Ange Hardy

Ange Hardy has been stunning audiences all over the country and has rapidly gained a reputation as a phenomenon on the indie and folk music circuit. If you’ve not heard her perform live yet then don’t miss this opportunity - you’re in for an absolute treat. Since she burst onto the scene in 2013 Ange Hardy has racked up an impressive array of awards including a nomination at last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning three consecutive FATEA awards: Female Vocalist of the Year (2013), Album of the Year (2014) and The Tradition Award (2015).

www.angehardy.com

8pm

£10 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/


New Kimmeridge Village Hall at Etches Collection BH20 5PE

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band & caller Teresa Rabbetts

Barn Dance

Tickets available on the door. No Bar, so bring your own drinks & nibbles!

£5 adults £2.50 under 16s

7.30 - 10.30 pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480 737

earwicker AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

The Churchfitters

This is the Churchfitters Christmas Cracker!

A mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols. This cracker of a show will see Christmas in with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties - and terrible jokes as well.

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

£12.50

7.00 for 7.30pm

Contact Eileen: 07816 832554

Osmingtonmusic AT gmail.com

www.churchfitters.com


Sat 16th Dec 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

The Dylan Project

Take four of Britain's most talented Folk-Rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band.
The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitar, pedal steel), Gerry Conway (drums and percussion), Phil Bond (keys), Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest post war songwriter in the English language.

8.00 pm

www.dylanproject.co.uk

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.


Sun 17th Dec 2017

Smuggler's Run Folk Club, The Smuggler's Run, 184 Ashley Road,Upper Parkstone, Poole BH13 9BY

Mitchell and Vincent

3-6 pm. Singers and tunesmiths all welcome.

murphyslore AT aol.com

https://www.facebook.com/SmugglersRunSession/?hc_ref=ARQkE7YRu0NpoMdlsoeE9YdnGAVTCPwjQWY55KGXpRaFnJTZtkhySHOm7sWzB0CodJY&fref=gs&hc_location=group


Mon 18th Dec 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

St Agnes Fountain

The band that gives Christmas songs a good, if respectful, kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners). They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 16 years.

8.00 pm

www.stagnesfountain.co.uk

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=829


Tue 19th Dec 2017

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

St Agnes Fountain

The band that gives Christmas songs a good, if respectful, kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners). They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 16 years.

8.00 pm

www.stagnesfountain.co.uk

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=828


Thu 21st Dec 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and Ivor and Holly

Chard Folk Dance Club meet at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall on alternate Thursdays at 7.30.
Details from Elaine 01460 65909


Sun 31st Dec 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

New Years Eve Barn Dance

The Trust’s traditional fundraising family barn dance with the flutes and fiddles of Fougere Rouge. Always great fun. Bring and share American supper. Bar.

8.00 pm

£12 (£30 family) from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/


The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

New Year's Eve Celebration Ceilidh with Jigs for Gigs

Bring in 2018 in style with music and dance at The David Hall.

Tickets: £17 includes a light supper. No concessions.

8.15 pm

Early booking essential by Friday 15 December. No tickets available on the night.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=830


Fri 5th Jan 2018

Portman Hall, Blandford(main)Road, Shillingstone between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

English Barn Dance Club (Tatterdemalion with Angela Laycock calling)

No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, £1 non-dancers

Starts 7.30 for 7.45

Finishes 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 20th Jan 2018

Acorn Acoustic Music Club, The United Reform Church Hall, Bancks Street, Minehead, TA24 8AG

Alice and David Wylde

Party night with an American flavour
Traditional Appalachian Ballads,
Old-time, Traditional Gospel, and Country Songs.
Bring and Share Buffet. Decorated Hat Competition.

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Entry £7.00. Raffle to defray costs.
Bring own refreshments.
Non-profit making – aim is to uphold top quality folk music in Minehead giving a platform to both professionals and amateurs.

Ring to reserve 01643 709394, or just come along. Everyone is given a warm welcome, listeners and performers alike.

Please visit www.acornfolkclub.co.uk for further details, and preferably book floor spots in advance 07811 744158 or contact us at acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com


Bath Ceilidh, Saint Gregory's Catholic College, Combe Hay Lane, Bath BA2 8PA

Blackbeard's Tea Party, caller Gordon Potts

Funky folk tunes and an infectious stage energy, Blackbeard's Tea Party mix fiddles & squeezeboxes, guitar noise & synth bass, and a feast of international hand percussion to bring you an unforgettable folk-rock extravaganza - a sound that is equal parts

http://www.blackbeardsteaparty.com

7.30 pm (Doors open 7.00 pm)

Free parking Bar available

Contact: Richard & Jo 01225 311634
E-mail: joanne.lander AT talktalk.net

Adult £10, Concession £8, Students £5, 7-18 yrs £2, Under 7 Free

http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/bathceilidh/main.php


Fri 2nd Feb 2018

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club, Portman Hall, Blandford Rd Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Band and caller TBC

£6, accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers £1
No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.


7.30 for 7.45, ends 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Fri 2nd Mar 2018

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club, Portman Hall, Blandford Rd Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Band and caller TBC

No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers £1

7.30 for 7.45, ends 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 17th Mar 2018

Bath Ceilidh, Saint Gregory's Catholic College, Combe Hay Lane, Bath BA2 8PA

Pigeon Swing, caller Baz Parks

With members from influential English dance bands, such as Gas Mark V, Oyster Band and the Old Swan Band, The Pigeon Swing play lively Québécois dance tunes in an English style to get your feet tapping.

http://www.Thepigeonswing.co.uk

7.30 pm (Doors open 7.00 pm)

Free parking Bar available

Contact: Richard & Jo 01225 311634
E-mail: joanne.lander AT talktalk.net

Adult £10, Concession £8, Students £5, 7-18 yrs £2, Under 7 Free

http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/bathceilidh/main.php


Sun 18th Mar 2018

Eileen Ann's Home

Acorn Folk Club informal singaround

With tea and cakes!

3.00 - 6.00 pm

Contact Eileen Ann for details and so she knows how many people to expect.

acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com

www.acornfolkclub.co.uk


Fri 11th May 2018

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club, Portman Hall, Blandford Rd Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Band and caller TBC

No membership. Just turn up. No need to come with a partner. Light-hearted evenings with good callers and recommended live bands. Sorry no bar, but BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers £1

7.30 for 7.45, ends 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 19th May 2018

Acorn Acoustic Music Club, The United Reform Church Hall, Bancks Street, Minehead, TA24 8AG

Flossie Malavialle

Legendary French Blue/Jazz Singer - not to be missed
“Flossie has a voice as clear and tuneful as a lark, with a pureness of quality to stop you in your
tracks in the forest of a song”. “Flossie’s great! She came over from France and wowed everybody with her sensational voice, her gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter”

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Entry £7.00. Raffle to defray costs.
Bring own refreshments.
Non-profit making – aim is to uphold top quality folk music in Minehead giving a platform to both professionals and amateurs.

Ring to reserve 01643 709394, or just come along. Everyone is given a warm welcome, listeners and performers alike.

Please visit www.acornfolkclub.co.uk for further details, and preferably book floor spots in advance 07811 744158 or contact us at acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com


Sat 11th Aug 2018

Acorn Acoustic Music Club, The United Reform Church Hall, Bancks Street, Minehead, TA24 8AG

Bob Wood

Birthday Party!
Bob Wood, from the west of Scotland is a warm and engaging solo singer and performer with an easy going sense of humour. He is a highly accomplished finger-style guitarist.

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Entry £7.00. Raffle to defray costs.
Bring own refreshments.
Non-profit making – aim is to uphold top quality folk music in Minehead giving a platform to both professionals and amateurs.

Ring to reserve 01643 709394, or just come along. Everyone is given a warm welcome, listeners and performers alike.

Please visit www.acornfolkclub.co.uk for further details, and preferably book floor spots in advance 07811 744158 or contact us at acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com