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Thu 20th Sep 2018

Mitre Inn, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne DT9 4RU

Autumn Equinox Folk Music & Song Session

8pm

Contact Linda Chiplen: 07530926496

lindachiplen AT yahoo.co.uk


The Globe, East Street, Weymouth DT4 8BN

Session

A session for the more advanced acoustic (folk, etc) musician with the emphasis on entertaining the crowd. Good beer at very good prices.

8.00 p.m.

Contact Nigel Canter

nigel.canter AT talk21.com


The Emporium, 39 Princes Street, Yeovil BA20 1EG

Ssshh! Secret Acoustic Folk Supper

Paul J Openshaw, Homesick Gypsy - Stef Mizrany,
Symbolix - Mike Shaw, Laz Clements, Sophie Hosken-Taylor,
Mitch Norman, Guitarist On Wheels, Richard Drury,
Soul Tuesday - Kimberley Smith and Al Cajon Phillips, Dorothy Webb

a wealth of fabulous local musicians & gorgeous food

Delicious home cooked food, all freshly made in their own kitchen.
Great selection of drinks available, there will also be a bar on the night.
Gluten free, veggie and vegan options too.

only £5 entry

7pm-11pm
**The front door will be only open and manned from 6.45pm
for about 30 minutes, after which the back door is the entrance.
Look out for the bright pink signs directing you to the rear entrance.**


Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

English Fiddle Weekend

North Devon duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll share a love of traditional English fiddle music and also compose their own tunes. We are delighted to be welcoming John Dipper to join them as our guest tutor for 2018!
Workshops include technique, expression and repertoire (using our extensive folk library) and there will be plenty of time to play together and receive some individual help. This is an intensive weekend of workshops for fiddle players of all ages who can play folk dance tunes up to tempo either from the music provided, or by ear. Some music will be supplied in advance. Other tunes will be chosen at the event in response to participants’ requests – a Saturday afternoon ‘Open Space’ session offers a chance for workshops on areas requested by course participants, and for individual tuition.
On Saturday evening there’s a chance to watch the tutors in action in a public performance at 8pm. Course ends around 5pm Sunday.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/english-fiddle-weekend-3/


Fri 21st Sep 2018

Victoria Hall, Radstock BA3 3QG

Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places, released in 2017, is her debut solo album and draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscape of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. This tour will include previously unheard tracks from her forthcoming new album due for release in 2019.

www.mirandasykes.com

£12

8pm

Contact box office: 01761 438885

www.victoriahallradstock.co.uk


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Colum Sands

+ Mel Langton

Come and smile and laugh the evening away in the company of Colum Sands with his soft Irish lilt. He is a master song writer, singer and storyteller.
Colum is supported by singer-songwriter Mel Langton.

£12 pre-booked, £14 unbooked

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


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

Special Open Mic Session

featuring Dora Darling-Swann from Glastonbury
have a look
https://youtu.be/ihO5_CJRjdE

other floor singers, musicians and poets of course most welcome
but come early to assure a spot

8.00 pm

bernard.coulter AT gmail.com


The Barn, The Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury DT6 6HD

Black Ven spoken word and acoustic open mic

Launches in the Barn at Ilchester Arms pub in Symondsbury on Friday 21st September and Friday 19th October and then move to the third Saturday of the month from November at the Galley Cafe, Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

Bring your voices, ears, songs, poems, story and ballads and join in community of the soul to celebrate spoken word (read and performed) and acoustic music ...expect a supportive and friendly ship of surprises and delicious cakes and drinks at the bar.

Come one, come all: be you poet, bard, balladeer, musician, pirate, traveler or folk friend - all welcome to our fairy-lit mic stand. All welcome.

£2 on the door

Sign up for a 5 minute slot from 7pm to start at 7.30pm

email: blackvenpress AT gmail.com


Sat 22nd Sep 2018

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

Trad.Attack!

!!! C A N C E L L E D !!!

A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event

The Estonian trio Trad.Attack! take inspiration from old archive recordings and from the music of today. Folk is their starting point but not their boundary: they remain open in ears, mind and soul to different styles and new directions whilst maintaining their emotional Roots-heart.
In the last three years, Trad.Attack! have exploded on the scene and played in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, USA, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Norway, Denmark and Canada. The band will be heading to the UK for a couple of festivals in 2017 and we're delighted to bring them here on tour.

Tickets: £17 Full. £16 Concessions

www.tradattack.ee

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=938


St Georges Hall, Kendale Road, Bridgwater TA6 3QE

Mary Blackborow and Bridgwater Band

Barn Dance

£6.50 ( including supper)

8.00 - 11.00 pm

Contact Robert Blackborow: 01278 691370

robertfolk01 AT hotmail.com


Broadstone War Memorial Hall BH18 8AW

Woodsiders Ceilidh Band with caller Dick Williams

Barn Dance

BYO drinks

£8

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Mike : 023 8073 8960 / 07742 957858

mike AT woodsiders.co.uk

www.woodsiders.co.uk


Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum DT11 7AD

Arish Mel

Harvest Home Barn Dance: In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. Harvest Festival or Harvest Home as it is often called, is traditionally held on the week-end nearest to the Harvest Moon. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (22 or 23 September).
This year Blandford Evening WI are reviving the Traditional Harvest Home Barn Dance to raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

£10.00 per head to include a Ploughman's Supper and there will be a Bar and the Grand Raffle.

Tickets can be obtained from the Blandford TIC, The Forum Cafe, from Tony at Horrocks and Webb Jewellers or any WI member.

For more information see our web site www.blandfordeveningwi.com or meet us on Facebook.

Doors 6.30pm -- Dancing at 7.00pm -- ends 11.00

Facebook - Blandford Evening WI

www.blandfordeveningwi.com


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Fiddle: Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke, John Dipper

An informal evening of music from our English Fiddle Weekend tutors: Nick Wyke, Becki Driscoll and John Dipper.
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll first collaborated on a busking trip around Spain and Portugal. Since then, they have made a strong impact on the British folk scene and received national and international acclaim.
John Dipper is a respected and established performer, composer, teacher and instrument maker. John grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England, and his unique playing style and compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture.

8pm–9:30pm

£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/fiddle-becki-driscoll-nick-wyke-john-dipper/


Chaffcombe Village Hall TA20 4BH

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

We are lucky to have this talented young duo coming to Chaffcombe. Wonderful songs interspersed with amusing storytelling

38.50

7.30 pm

Contact Elaine: 01460 65909 / 07729 103359

e3dons AT hotmail.com

http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com/


Maiden Newton Village Hall DT2 0AE

Quangle Wangle Choir

Expect a not too formal evening, with a splendid mix of songs and poetry, some serious, some light-hearted, all from the heart and delivered with the choir's customary panache.

£6 Early Bird, £7 on the door, Children free

7.30pm - 9.15pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com

www.quanglewanglechoir.co.uk


Sun 23rd Sep 2018

Barrington Theatre, Ferndown BH22 9TH

The Old Pull and Push

Barn dance

£7.50

7.30pm - 10.00pm

Doors and bar open 7.00pm. Ticket sales limited to 100.

Contact Barrington Theatre box office: 01202 894858

admin AT thebarrington.org

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/barringtontheatre.


The Regal Theatre - Minehead TA24 5UQ

Ange Hardy & The Full Bare Foot Band

!!! C A N C E L L E D !!!

Folk legend Ange Hardy returns to The Regal Theatre in Minehead for a once-in-a-lifetime full-band celebration of her latest album. This spectacular evening of heartfelt music promises to delight Ange Hardy's strong fan base as well as introducing new audiences to her award winning music.

£12 in advance (£11.50 friends, £10 students/unemployed) £14 on door

7.00 pm

Phone: 01643 706430

https://www.angehardy.com/gigs/2018/09/23/somerset-the-regal-theatre-minehead


Tue 25th Sep 2018

Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Folk Night

Featuring Anita Law, Louise Anderson, Nigel Waite, Bob Whiteley and Lee Cuff.
Hosted by Richard & Lesley Quayle

8pm

Contact Richard & Lesley Quayle: 07884364516

mail AT draxfolk.org.uk

www.draxfolk.org.uk


Thu 27th Sep 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Pip Oxenbury with Amycrofters

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Harvest Dance Weekend

Judith Inman hosts this partnership dance event, with musicians Liza and Grahame O’Connor, and Frances Oates as guest caller; her workshops ‘Ladies First’ will focus on dances by women! Other dances called by Alan Archer and Judith Inman, workshops by Jill Price (long sword), Diana Triplow, Malcom Bright and John Wood, fresh from celebrating his 90th birthday at the beginning of the month!
There will be free time to enjoy the colours and scents of autumn in the Quantocks, visit Somerset Arts Week studios or look for fossils near Kilve. If wet you can research in the library, play games, jigsaws etc in the Manor
Who’s it For?
All dancers welcome. Please contact Judith Inman direct to make a booking. Although this is a busy weekend Judith is always happy to hear from and include newcomers to the event wherever possible.
The Team
Judith Inman organises this annual event, with guest callers and musicians as mentioned above.
For more information and to book please contact Judith:

Tel: 01628 486845
Email: judithinman AT btinternet.com

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/harvest-dance-weekend/


Fri 28th Sep 2018

Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall BH21 4BQ

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Jamie Smith's Mabon are among the UK's foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music. Vocals, accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, bass and drums are subtly exploited by five dynamic, accomplished musicians, working traditional forms and styles anew in songs and melodies by composer Jamie Smith.
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. The energetic sound of jigs and reels, or a graceful mazurka, an ecstatic muiñera; a haunting Welsh-language love-song or a driving, sing-along, fantasy epic; all are given the same refreshing, creative treatment as the band dances skilfully along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.jamiesmithsmabon.com

Standard £10, u18s £6, family £26

7:30pm

Contact Andrea Kaciniel: 07903 057427

info AT artsreach.co.uk

https://artsreach.co.uk/event/jamie-smiths-mabon


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

The Churchfitters

Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious Funk-Rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising Jazz sax. The Churchfitters strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy, uplifting show that always leaves audiences cheering.

Tickets: £15. No concessions.

www.churchfitters.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=939


Sat 29th Sep 2018

Studland Village Hall BH19 3AE

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Jamie Smith's Mabon are among the UK's foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music. Vocals, accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, bass and drums are subtly exploited by five dynamic, accomplished musicians, working traditional forms and styles anew in songs and melodies by composer Jamie Smith.
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. The energetic sound of jigs and reels, or a graceful mazurka, an ecstatic muiñera; a haunting Welsh-language love-song or a driving, sing-along, fantasy epic; all are given the same refreshing, creative treatment as the band dances skilfully along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.jamiesmithsmabon.com

Standard £10, Under 18s £6

7:30pm

Contact Studland Stores: 01929 450204

info AT artsreach.co.uk

https://artsreach.co.uk/event/jamie-smiths-mabon


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

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Josienne Clarke has a voice to die for, and when she signed to the illustrious Rough Trade Records, its founder Geoff Travis said her “songs rearrange your internal emotional landscape… reinventing the popular song structure.” With a rare gift for poetic melancholy, the songs Josienne has recorded with the guitarist Ben Walker have also been described as “extraordinary” (Mojo), “gently exquisite” (The Observer) and “full of depth” (The Telegraph).
Ben Walker has a reputation for flawless musicianship and for writing music that sets off a song to perfection. He has been hailed by Total Guitar magazine as one of 'the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now', a master of intricate and subtle finger style”.

Tickets £16 (students £12) from Box Office 01202-413600.
8pm (bar 7pm).
www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Netherbury Village Hall, New Inn Street, Netherbury DT6 5LS

Watkins & Swarbrick

Multi-instrumentalist Simon Swarbrick will be accompanying Ken & Lucy Watkins and Angela Heron Watkins for a night of quality acoustic music. From contemporary and traditional folk, to country, blues and jazz standards, the band promises a wide range of songs and tunes, 3-part vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements, delivered with humour and relaxed informality. Booking essential.
Pay what you think the performance was worth at the end

8.00pm (7.30pm doors)

Contact Watkins & Swarbrick: Box Office 01305 837299

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/watkinswarbrickband


Sun 30th Sep 2018

EMN Community Hall, Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JE

Churchfitters

The three virtuoso musicians will pump out foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, before reinvigorate some traditional tunes with mesmerising jazz sax. Chris Short, vocalist Rosie Short, and Boris Lebret will strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments including flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades. Nor the musical saw and glass harp. Nor the double bass made out of a saucepan.
Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering for more.

Before the concert there’s the option of a delicious two course vegetarian lunch prepared by our catering crew, led of course by Kerstin, former head chef at Toucan Wholefoods (book by 28th September). Ticket details and full gig info below. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks!
Jamie, Miriam and the Under One Sun Team

3pm (optional lunch at 1pm : Licensed bar)
Advance tickets are £12 for the gig or £20 to include lunch and are on sale at wegottickets.com, Toucan Wholefoods Minehead 01643 706101 and Wiveliscombe Post Office 01984 623308. There are concessions for those on means-tested benefits, and for under 18s. If you’re taking up the lunch option, so we know how many to cater for, please get your tickets by 28th September. If not sold out, gig-only tickets will be available on the door, but as is usual will be a tad more than the advance price.

For further information please see www.churchfitters.com www.underonesun.org.uk or ring 01984 656727.


Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Fri 5th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Autumn Contra Dance Week

We’re delighted to welcome American caller Kathy Anderson and the fantastic English Contra Dance Band for another great week of dancing at Halsway Manor!
Our American Contra Dance weeks are tremendously popular and often sell out so we really do encourage early booking for these courses. Hosted by Meg Winters, dance workshops take place each morning with fun optional outings and activities in the afternoons. There is usually a musicians’ workshop Wednesday tea-time, so bring instruments! Dances every evening, all in the lovely setting of Halsway Manor!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/autumn-contra-dance-week/


Wed 3rd Oct 2018

URC Hall Wareham BH20 4HH

Dorset Button Morris open evening

Dorset Button Morris are holding an open evening for any potential new dancers to come and have a go. Ladies are welcome to come and try NW Morris dancing and men are welcome to come and have a go at rapper (sword) dancing. No obligation just good fun and a great way to keep fit and meet new friends.

8.00 - 9.30 pm

Contact Helen/Tony: Helen 01929 480737 /Tony 01929 480850

helen.earwicker AT btinternet.com / anthony613 AT btinternet.com

https://www.brmm.org.uk/DorsetButtonsMorris/


Thu 4th Oct 2018

St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Crewkerne TA18 7HY

Crewkerne Folk Dance Club - Club callers, Ali and Steve Music

Autumn Dance

£5

7.30 - 9.30

Contact Leslye Stansfield: 01460 75760


Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Blair Dunlop

Young folk singer performs at the Marine as part of his new UK album tour for Notes from an Island
Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays a show at the Marine this autumn as part of a UK tour. Looking forward to performing the new songs live, Blair thinks the record is “easily my best yet.”.

Support from Jack Carty
Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

£9.50 advance, £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Online via http://www.marinetheatre.com/music-blair-dunlop-thursday-4-october/
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply


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

Martin Simpson

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

www.martinsimpson.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £15.00

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm

https://chapelarts.org/events/martin-simpson-2/


Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Give Voice

A weekend of song-sharing and workshops with Tom & Barbara Brown, and guest leaders Paul Sartin and Tom Lewis.
Singers of all ages (teenagers to pensioners) and abilities are welcome to join the fun, in the comfortable and relaxed surroundings of Halsway Manor. Big Sings (with everyone having a chance to lead chorus songs – if they want to) when the bar is open, and opportunities to explore songs and individual singing in between, or have a ramble around the glorious countryside – it’s up to you! You’re welcome to bring accompanying instruments if you wish. The extensive folk library will also be open throughout the weekend should you wish to delve into the collection.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/give-voice-3/


Fri 5th Oct 2018

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Ninebarrow Trio

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 nominees Ninebarrow impressed audiences here last year with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.
The duo have now joined forces with cellist and long-term collaborator, Lee Cuff, to produce an evening unlike any other. With brand new songs and stunningly realised arrangements of some old favourites, the trio are winning new fans wherever they go. See them now to find out why.

8.00 pm

£15 / £13 / £5

https://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/fri-5-october-•-ninebarrow-trio/


The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Jigs for Gigs duo (Ian and Margaret Brydon) with Steve Cunio calling

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Portesham Village Hall DT3 4NS

Faith i Branko

Serbia’s leading Roma violinist Branko Ristic and UK accordionist Faith Ristic perform high-energy original Roma/Jazz influenced music. Combining tabor pipe, double bass and guitar with the accordion and violin, Faith i Branko take audiences on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. Faith i Branko guarantee a sensational, authentic experience of Roma music straight from the village of Gornja Grabovica, Serbia. Expect a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery and spirited performance! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.faithibranko.com

7:30pm.

Tickets from 01305 871035. £9, £5 u18s, £22 fam


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

Special Open Mic Session

featuring Eddie Maunders guitarist and singe from Wedmore.

other floor singers, musicians and poets of course most welcome
but come early to assure a spot

for more information about the club tel 01934 712144

bernard.coulter AT gmail.com


Sat 6th Oct 2018

St Mary's (Church House) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

E.C.D.B. with Jane Thomas calling a Contra and American night

Who better to have for a mainly Contra and American dance evening than the English Contra Dance Band and Jane Thomas!
Don't be put off by "Contra and American", it's all a development out of the English tradition, just maybe a bit of new terminology to pick up and some great lively music to enjoy, danced mainly with a walking step. Come dip your feet in, it's lovely!

All welcome, dances will be walked and talked through and call throughout.
Bring & Share (finger food) supper, and your own beer (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).
On street parking or use town car parks.

£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


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

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice".
Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer, which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner, Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to Cara's warm and natural stage presence – definitely something to savour.

www.caradillon.co.uk

Tickets: £22. No concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=940


Broadwindsor Comrades Hall DT8 3QP

Faith i Branko

Serbia’s leading Roma violinist Branko Ristic and UK accordionist Faith Ristic perform high-energy original Roma/Jazz influenced music. Combining tabor pipe, double bass and guitar with the accordion and violin, Faith i Branko take audiences on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. Faith i Branko guarantee a sensational, authentic experience of Roma music straight from the village of Gornja Grabovica, Serbia. Expect a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery and spirited performance! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.faithibranko.com

7:30pm

Tickets from 01308 867644. £9, £6 u18s


Sun 7th Oct 2018

Scout Hut Tyneham Close Sandford Wareham BH20 7BE

Rapper sword dance workshop

Dorset Button Rapper are holding a rapper sword dance workshop for new dancers. This is not too dangerous and is good fun. All you need is to be a male with a desire to enjoy yourself and entertain others. We practice every Sunday during the winter and dance out during the summer.
Come and have a go. You may even like it.

11am - 1pm

Contact Tony: 01929480850

anthony613 AT btinternet.com

https://www.brmm.org.uk/DorsetButtonsMorris/


Milborne St Andrew Village Hall DT11 0JX

Faith i Branko

Serbia’s leading Roma violinist Branko Ristic and UK accordionist Faith Ristic perform high-energy original Roma/Jazz influenced music. Combining tabor pipe, double bass and guitar with the accordion and violin, Faith i Branko take audiences on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. Faith i Branko guarantee a sensational, authentic experience of Roma music straight from the village of Gornja Grabovica, Serbia. Expect a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery and spirited performance! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.faithibranko.com

7:30pm

Tickets from 01258 839230. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Milborne St Andrew Village Hall DT11 0JX

Balkan Circle Dance Workshop

Join top UK accordionist Faith Ristic for a lively Balkan circle dance workshop. Learn the basic steps of the Kolo, the 7/8 dance, the Sasa and Rumba, all of which would be danced at traditional Balkan and Roma parties and celebrations. The accompanying music and time signatures will also be demonstrated, and the stories and traditions behind each dance explained. An exciting opportunity to learn more about Balkan and Serbian culture ahead of the evening concert by Faith i Branko.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.faithibranko.com

4pm-5:30pm – places £5 available from 01258 839159


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Tom & Barbara Brown, Tom Lewis, Paul Sartin

Join us for an informal early evening concert from our Give Voice Weekend leaders Tom & Barbara Brown, and ghuests Paul Sartin & Tom Lewis.

The concert is followed by a song session in the bar, you are welcome to stay on and sing, or just listen.

Paul Sartin: One half of Belshazzar’s Feast, one-third of Faustus and a former member of the late lamented Bellowhead, all round brilliant singer and musician, Paul is also the leader of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, and a workshop facilitator for Live Music Now! An expert in knowing how to get the best from your voice.

Tom Lewis: Tom is perhaps best known for The Last Shanty (A Sailor Ain’t A Sailor), which has been recorded by over 30 different groups around the world. Ilan Eskeri used the melody from his song ‘A Sailor’s Prayer’ (Send Down A Dove) as a major theme in the musical score of the recent BBC Films’ production of ‘Swallows and Amazons’. So an expert on words and melodies to help you produce your own songs.

Tom & Barbara Brown: Grounded in the living tradition of singing in the West Country, these two have a long history of encouraging and enthusing amateur and new performers to share songs and singing, and creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to do it.

5pm–6:30pm

£5 - Adults
£3 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.


Mon 8th Oct 2018 to Fri 12th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Anne Niepold Workshop

Anne Niepold (Belgium) is an extraordinary accordionist and composer. She is also an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher with a great sense of fun!
This week offers an opportunity for melodeon players (D/G) of an intermediate level and above to explore what it takes to become a better player, and a better musician too. The course is not repertoire based, you won’t be learning dozens of tunes; instead you’ll be using one or two tunes as the starting point from which to discover new ways to interpret and play, using improvisation, composition, playing together in large and small groups, creating accompaniments and arrangements.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/anne-niepold-workshop/


Wed 10th Oct 2018

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

Littlemen & Wildwood Kin

Littlemen

Littlemen: Crafted in the Wiltshire Countryside. intense, passionate and gentle. Their debut album, Long Road Home, was born from the experience that have marked the lives of the musicians who made it, bringing you close to some of their most difficult moments, moments that we all face one way or another.

Wildwood Kin

Folk trio Wildwood Kin were formed by sisters Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney in Exeter following an open-mike invite at their local pub.
The three relatives began singing together at a young age, having learned to harmonize from their mothers. Inspired by the work of acts like Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, and Mumford and Sons, the group began to cultivate an Anglo-Americana style within their own songwriting, and in 2015 the fledgling band put out their debut EP.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

half seated/half standing gig

Door Price: £17.00
Advance: £15.00

This event is in aid of the Charity ‘Creativity Works’

https://chapelarts.org/events/littlemen-wildwood-kin/


Thu 11th Oct 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Brian Heaton music & calling

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall DT2 7QF

My Sweet Patootie

This Canadian trio embraces everything that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling.
Featuring Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell on vocals/ swing fiddle, and singer Terry Young whose stunning finger-style guitar work functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass, with support from Devonshire percussionist John Jackson. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.mysweetpatootie.com

7:30pm

Tickets from 01300 348247. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Anne Niepold Workshop Sharing

An informal concert allowing students at the Anne Niepold Workshop to perform, and including a short performance from Anne herself.
Anne Niepold (Belgium) is an extraordinary accordionist and composer. She is also an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher with a great sense of fun! She studied in the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and attended many courses and masterclasses. Beside her solo projects, she performs with numerous arts companies at home and abroad.

8pm–9:30pm

£5 - Adults
£3 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/anne-niepold-workshop-sharing/


Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers Weekend

Fun weekend of Scottish dancing, including both workshops and social dancing.

Who’s it For?
The weekend is open to anyone who wishes to enjoy and improve their Scottish Country Dancing.
The Team
This partnership event is organised by Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers. Alice Stainer from Oxford will be leading the instruction for this event, with music provided by Ian & Judith Muir.

For more information and to book please contact Valerie Scriven:
Tel: 01305 265177
Email: valtom123 AT btinternet.com

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/south-dorset-caledonian-society-scottish-dance-weekend/


Fri 12th Oct 2018

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

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 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Granny's Attic

+ Anne-Louise Richards

The phenomenum that is Granny's Attic is coming to Blandford. Three young men, all with larger than life talents, combining their skills and energy to bring a superb selection of traditional tunes played with modern flair and high energy.
Supported by Anne-Louise Richards with a classically trained voice and a love of folk songs.

£12 pre-booked, £14 unbooked

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Kilmersdon Village Hall BA3 5TD

The Four Foot Four

Charity Ceilidh

A ceilidh / barn dance presented by Somerset's newest ceilidh band, The Four Foot Four.

In aid of Dupuytrens Contraction Research

£8

8pm - 11pm

Contact Phil Preen: 01373 813441

phil AT fourfootfour.com

http://www.fourfootfour.com/


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

Ragged Union with Benny ‘Burle’ Galloway

Formed in the winter of 2013, on the Front Range of Colorado, Ragged Union has made a name for itself at renowned festivals and events in the US and the UK, as an ‘updated-traditional’ original bluegrass band. The music sounds of a piece with the bluegrass tradition, with modern and varied songwriting, lyrics, and arrangements that allow it a comfortable co-existence in the trad., progressive, and jam grass worlds. The band has appeared at IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass, Northwest String Summit, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, Topanga Festival, and major UK festivals including Shrewsbury, Musicport, Didmarton and Purbeck Valley Festival.

https://raggedunionbluegrass.com
https://facebook.com/raggedunionatx
twitter: raggedunionbg

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £12.50

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm

https://chapelarts.org/events/ragged-union-with-benny-burle-galloway/


Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall DT6 6NF

My Sweet Patootie

This Canadian trio embraces everything that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling.
Featuring Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell on vocals/ swing fiddle, and singer Terry Young whose stunning finger-style guitar work functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass, with support from Devonshire percussionist John Jackson. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.mysweetpatootie.com

7:30pm

Tickets from 01297 560948. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sat 13th Oct 2018

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

Greg Russell and Jack Rutter

Possessed of an extraordinary voice that’s ‘full of character’ (The Telegraph), over the last five years, Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant performers on the UK Folk scene. Playing guitar, bouzouki and singing, in 2013 he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 won the Horizon Award from the same source, alongside Ciaran Algar.
Still in his mid-20s, Jack Rutter is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed with Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman and the Jackie Oates band. His new solo set features a range of well-known and rare Traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature ‘honest, unaffected vocals’ (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.mooremossrutter.co.uk
www.gregrussellfolk.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=942


Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Model Folk Band

A long time ago in circumstances best described as vague, the nucleus of The Model Folk was born. We are a six piece band hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset. Our sound is an eclectic cocktail of influences that could loosely fit in the folk canon. Live shows are full of self-deprecating humour, romance, pathos, audience engagement and interaction; this creates an intimacy which feels more akin to a family get together than a gig; with tunes such as Nipples for Men and Naked in The Kitchen, our aim is to get everyone smiling and tapping their feet. The music is created with clarinet wizardry, trumpets, trombones & accordion; topped off with epic harmonies; with influences from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Curtis Eller, Frank Zappa, Robyn Hitchcock, Ani DiFranco, Cardiacs, Tom Waits, Beirut, Fiona Apple, Bob Marley, Glitzy Bag Hags, John Martyn and many others but sounding like none of them. As one recent gig attendee said to us “you may go not knowing the songs, but you end up wondering why on earth you hadn’t known them all your life!”.

7.00 for 7.45

Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust event

www.themodelfolk.com

Tickets £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/397987



Glastonbury Assembly Rooms BA6 9DU

Mobius Loop

+ Susie Ro (support)

Concert with seating and standing / dancing space

Mobius Loop are taking their much anticipated new live album 'Gemi' on tour across 9 venues in the UK during October and November 2018. ‘
Mobius Loop is self-managed & nurtured by singer-songwriter soul mates Alex & Katie,
who are joined on both the album and on tour by Alex’s brother, Sean, on percussion and drums.

Tickets for ‘Gemi’ The Album Launch Tour are available now at www.mobiusloop.co.uk/tour

‘Gemi’ the album will be available on Friday 5th October 2018 at www.mobiusloop.co.uk

Subscribe to www.mobiusloop.co.uk to stay in the loop with all of Mobius Loop’s journey.

Advanced Tickets: £8
On the Door Tickets: £10

With Support from the Amazing Susie Ro - https://www.susiero.com/

7.30 p.m.

Contact Nathan Lewis Williams: 07752 593299

nathanvibration AT gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2226804704028351/


The Minster Church, Silver Street, Ilminster. Somerset TA19 0DU

Charity Concert in aid of Children's Hospice South West

with: Jemima Farey. Jonathan Farey. Maria Farey. David Sutcliffe. Martin Hudson

The Minster Church welcomes back Jemima Farey, the much loved local folk singer-song-writer from the Blackdown Hills. In October 2017 Jemima increased her burgeoning West Country following with her stunning performance in the Minster. She will be delighting this October's audience by performing a further selection of her own wonderful songs, many of which she has recorded.
Excellent singers, Jonathan and Maria Farey will be joining Jemima again to sing harmony and steal hearts away with their wonderful combined singing.
Providing support to the Fareys will be experienced local singer and choir director David Sutcliffe who will sing solo and duet along with local singer Martin Hudson.

Tickets will be available on the door.

Interval refreshments will be available for donations.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the charity. Reg No 1003314

£10 (No conc) Available on the door.

7.30pm

Contact Martin Hudson: 0146062075

horseraggy AT tiscali.co.uk


Ibberton Village Hall DT11 0EL

My Sweet Patootie

This Canadian trio embraces everything that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling.
Featuring Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell on vocals/ swing fiddle, and singer Terry Young whose stunning finger-style guitar work functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass, with support from Devonshire percussionist John Jackson. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.mysweetpatootie.com

7.30 pm

Tickets from 01258 817269. £9.50, £6.50 u18s, £26 fam


Sun 14th Oct 2018

Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport DT6 3AD

Historical Dance

tutor Ann Hinchliffe

Learn dances from the late 1600s for fun, exercise and historical interest. You don't need a costume, partner or previous experience.

£6 per stand-alone session; no need to book, just turn up.

1.30 - 4.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com


Studland Village Hall BH19 3AE

My Sweet Patootie

This Canadian trio embraces everything that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling.
Featuring Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell on vocals/ swing fiddle, and singer Terry Young whose stunning finger-style guitar work functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass, with support from Devonshire percussionist John Jackson. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.mysweetpatootie.com

7:30pm

Tickets from 01929 450204. £10, £6 u18s


Holnest Church near Sherborne DT9 5PU

Serendipity Consort

Returning to perform their third concert at Holnest church, Serendipity Consort continues to charm audiences with a variety of music and readings based on a theme. The group is well-known for playing a wide range of flute a bec (recorders), from the tiny four-inch gauklein to the six-foot tall bass. Following the performance, we'll be serving sausages and cider to welcome in the autumn.

£7 in advance only.

6pm doors open at 5.30pm

Contact Mary or Graham: 01935 872742 or 01963 210632

friendsofholnest AT gmail.com

www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com


Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Fri 19th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Guitar Workshop Week

We’re delighted to welcome Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume, Charlotte Carrivick to lead an intensive but enjoyable guitar-school week for steel-string acoustic guitarists.
The week will help you to develop your skills and confidence, with options to explore finger style, flat-picking, alternative and open tunings, arranging tunes and song accompaniment, chord vocabulary, and useful theory too. Whole group, smaller group and one-to-one teaching, to leaving you enthused and inspired! There will be down-time too, for you to practise, jam, socialise and spend quality time with your instrument. For those who want to, there’s also the opportunity to join the tutors in concert on the Thursday evening.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-guitar-workshop-week/


Wed 17th Oct 2018

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

Louise Jordan 'No Petticoats Here'

- Stories of First World War Women Through Song

Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, Louise Jordan shares the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations through original song and storytelling. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women.
Members of Stanchester Quire will be performing as part of the show. Stanchester Quire is a community choir, established in 1996, singing unaccompanied carols and Folk songs collected from the South-West of England under the directorship of Eddie Upton. Contact 01935 822287 or stanchesterquire1 AT gmail.com for more information.

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.louisejordan.co.uk www.nopetticoatshere.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=943


Thu 18th Oct 2018

Glastonbury Assembly Rooms BA6 9DU

Windjammer

Folk trio from Plymouth

The first of the new series of Fabulous Furry Folk concerts.
For more details Nathan Williams 07752 593299 nathanvibration AT gmail.com or 
Dora Darling dorabelldora AT googlemail.com.
https://www.facebook.com/Fabulous-Furry-Folk-193165734044479/

Doors 8.00 pm

Magic Hat Donation


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Guitar: Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume, Charlotte Carrivick

Informal concert by our guitar workshop week tutors, Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume and Charlotte Carrivick. Course participants are also invited to perform.

Kevin Dempsey is an unassuming sort of bloke, whose quiet manner and laid back attitude hide a multitude of extraordinary talents as guitarist, singer songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. His wide experience shows in his versatility and ability to turn his hand, and guitar, to many different styles and genres and, for a long time, he has been sought out by other musicians. www.kevindempsey.eu

Tristan Seume is acclaimed as one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists, and has toured all over Europe both as a soloist and a sought-after accompanist. His two solo albums, You Just Know and Middle Child mix handcrafted originals with beautiful interpretations of traditional and contemporary tunes. He performs regularly with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning artist Jackie Oates, and has recorded and played with many other artists on the UK folk scene. www.tristanseume.co.uk

Charlotte Carrivick is one of the top female flatpicking guitarists in the world with an inventive lead style and solid rhythm playing. As one of the UK’s most sought after bluegrass and old time musicians, Charlotte is an experienced and award winning musician and teacher. As a multi instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer she regularly performs internationally with The Carrivick Sisters, Midnight Skyracer, Cardboard Fox and in a duo with fiddler, Kieran Towers. Charlotte has performed on BBC Radio 4‘s Woman’s Hour, BBC One‘s The One Show playing banjo with Tom Jones as well has having airplay on BBC Radio 2 on several occasions. www.guitarmandolinbanjo.co.uk

8pm–9:30pm

£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/guitar-kevin-dempsey-tristan-seume-charlotte-carrivick/


Cerne Abbas Village Hall DT2 7GY

Fierce Flowers

Born out of the Parisian Old-time and Bluegrass music scene, this young trio infuse original compositions in French and English with their individual eclectic influences. Their sublime vocal harmonies combined with violin, banjo, guitar and double bass create a veritable voyage on stage. Extensive tours across France, Germany, the UK and the USA, their compositions are ever-evolving and yet stay firmly connected to roots music. With a common passion for the power of Appalachian ballad singing and traditional American music, expect a passionate performance from this French trio. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.fierceflowers.com

7:30pm.

Tickets: 01300 341332. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Three Golden Apples – the Gift of Story

Three golden apples fell from the sky
The first is for me, who told the story
The second is for you who listened
The third I take in my right hand and throw over my left shoulder
For all the people who told the story before me

Join England’s first storyteller laureate Taffy Thomas MBE and guests for a weekend of stories, food, music and merriment to stir the heart and feed the soul.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/three-golden-apples-the-gift-of-story/


Fri 19th Oct 2018

Kimmeridge Village Hall at The Etches Collection BH20 5PE

Arish Mel with caller Teresa Rabbetts & spot from Confluence

Kimmeridge Keilidh - Barn Dance

English Ceilidh/Barn Dance. Tickets on the door. No experience needed! Interval spot from Confluence Folk Duo - Gill Redmond - cello & Alasdair Paton - accordeon

£5 adults £2.50 children

7.30pm - 10.30pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480 737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


The Barn, The Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury DT6 6HD

Black Ven spoken word and acoustic open mic

Launches in the Barn at Ilchester Arms pub in Symondsbury on Friday 21st September and Friday 19th October and then move to the third Saturday of the month from November at the Galley Cafe, Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

Bring your voices, ears, songs, poems, story and ballads and join in community of the soul to celebrate spoken word (read and performed) and acoustic music ...expect a supportive and friendly ship of surprises and delicious cakes and drinks at the bar.

Come one, come all: be you poet, bard, balladeer, musician, pirate, traveler or folk friend - all welcome to our fairy-lit mic stand. All welcome.

£2 on the door

Sign up for a 5 minute slot from 7pm to start at 7.30pm

email: blackvenpress AT gmail.com


Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA

Fierce Flowers

Born out of the Parisian Old-time and Bluegrass music scene, this young trio infuse original compositions in French and English with their individual eclectic influences. Their sublime vocal harmonies combined with violin, banjo, guitar and double bass create a veritable voyage on stage. Extensive tours across France, Germany, the UK and the USA, their compositions are ever-evolving and yet stay firmly connected to roots music. With a common passion for the power of Appalachian ballad singing and traditional American music, expect a passionate performance from this French trio. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.fierceflowers.com

7.30 pm

Tickets: 01929 423834. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sat 20th Oct 2018

Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ

Winter Wilson

Fresh from touring with Fairport Convention, Winter Wilson (Kip Winter - vocals, accordion, guitar and flute and Dave Wilson - vocals, guitar and banjo) bring a sense of intimacy to the stage, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun.

£10 advance/£12 on door
Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/436732

6.45 pm

Contact Helen Leary: 01963 350980

hlleary AT hotmail.co.uk

http://www.caryfordhall.co.uk


Cerne Abbas Village Hall DT2 7GY

Wessex Morris Autumn Ceilidh

An Evening of Music, Song and lots of Dancing.

Includes Ploughman's Supper and Lucky ticket draw. All profits to Charity! Come and have Fun!

Adults £10, under 16- £5. Tickets are limited so book by contacting Pete on 01300 348572.

Doors open at 7.30pm For start at 8pm


Wellington Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington TA21 8PS

Wellington Acoustic Music Club

If you enjoy listening to acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere, come along to the Arts Centre bar and have a listen.
If you enjoy playing acoustic music to like-minded people - come along and join in. It doesnt matter what instrument you play - we have guitarists, violinists, flautists, pianists, accordion players, percussionists... and more besides that!
It doesnt matter how good you are - all abilities are welcomed... we all started somewhere!
Theres no charge, but donations are welcomed.
The bar is open throughout the evening for you to moisten your vocal cords!

7.30 pm

Find our page on this website in the About Us section and feel free to join our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/musicClub

http://www.w-a-a.co.uk/e.php?e=882


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Merry Neet & Late Night Tales

8pm–11pm

A popular event as part of our ‘Tales in Trust’ weekend with Taffy Thomas and and friends. Enjoy an informal ceilidh followed by late night tales in the bar. All welcome!

£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/merry-neet-late-night-tales/


Isle Abbots Church TA3 6RH

The Farey Family

Join us for an enjoyable evening of traditional folk, country and gospel with the Farey Family from the Blackdown Hills. Also appearing will be their singer/songwriter daughter Jemima who will perform some of her own captivating compositions.
Supported by The Isle Abotts Choir

£10 -including interval wine/soft drinks & nibbles

7pm

Contact E.GUEST

eguest20 AT hotmail.co.uk


Crown Inn, Fivehead TA3 6PQ

Si Barron

I am delighted that the renowned Si Barron has agreed to come and play for us at Folk in the Crown. Si is one of the very finest singers of traditional English folk songs, with virtuoso guitar accompaniment in DADGAD tuning and is very popular in folk clubs across the South West and beyond.

Supper this month will be Chicken-in-a-Basket for just £6. To pre-order supper contact Jacqui on 01460 281919 or thecrown_inn AT btconnect.com

For more information contact Laurie Burn laurieguitars AT gmail.com 01460 281033


Powerstock Hut DT6 3TB

Born out of the Parisian Old-time and Bluegrass music scene, this young trio infuse original compositions in French and English with their individual eclectic influences. Their sublime vocal harmonies combined with violin, banjo, guitar and double bass create a veritable voyage on stage. Extensive tours across France, Germany, the UK and the USA, their compositions are ever-evolving and yet stay firmly connected to roots music. With a common passion for the power of Appalachian ballad singing and traditional American music, expect a passionate performance from this French trio. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.fierceflowers.com

7.30 pm

Tickets: 01308 485474. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sun 21st Oct 2018

Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Sherborne Folk Band Workshop

Monthly workshop led by Laurel Swift to learn tunes, chords, harmonies and arrangements. Suitable for all levels and all acoustic instruments. Notation and audio supplied.

£12 on the door / £10 when paid in advance via the website

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935 817 905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Tarrant Gunville Village Hall DT11 8JN

Fierce Flowers

Born out of the Parisian Old-time and Bluegrass music scene, this young trio infuse original compositions in French and English with their individual eclectic influences. Their sublime vocal harmonies combined with violin, banjo, guitar and double bass create a veritable voyage on stage. Extensive tours across France, Germany, the UK and the USA, their compositions are ever-evolving and yet stay firmly connected to roots music. With a common passion for the power of Appalachian ballad singing and traditional American music, expect a passionate performance from this French trio. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.fierceflowers.com

7:30pm.

Tickets: 01258 830361. £9, £6 u18s


Mon 22nd Oct 2018

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Martin Carthy

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. The folk musician has just announced a concert this October at the Marine.
Trailblazing musical partnerships with Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, his wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums.

£14 advance / £16.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

https://www.seetickets.com/event/martin-carthy/marine-theatre/1254740


Thu 25th Oct 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Robert & Mary Blackborow & Co

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


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

Double Bill: Adam Holmes and The Embers and Baskery

Baskery

The three sisters can’t recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.
This foundation of classic “roots music and Americana” settled in their hearts, but also awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it’s all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/songwriting.

Adam Holmes and The Embers

27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.
Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums were also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and there is much anticipation as to whether he can make it three in a row this year with third album Midnight Milk, which was released in September 2017.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

£15.00

The Cafe is open this evening, last orders at 6.30pm

https://chapelarts.org/events/double-bill-adam-holmes-and-the-embers-and-baskery/


Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

“Imagine This…” Songwriting Weekend

During this weekend songwriting retreat in the glorious house and surroundings of Halsway Manor in Somerset, singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and his team – Melissa Holding, Katie Whitehouse, and Jessi Norgard – will guide and support you in the art of expressing yourself through writing songs and music, with a particular focus on opening up your imagination in new ways and combining this with what you know from your memories, with what’s in your heart and with what you experience around you; how a chance meeting, a face in the crowd, a news article or an odd phrase overheard, or just the sheer beauty and power of words can be the impulse for an act of imagination that becomes a song.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/imagine-this/


Fri 26th Oct 2018

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music.
Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.

8.00 pm

£13 / £11 / £5

https://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/fri-26-october-hannah-sanders-ben-savage/


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Banter (featuring Simon Care)

+ Gill & Bob Berry

The latest venture for dancing squeeze box player Simon Care is his ceilidh and concert band, Banter. Bring your dancing shoes! Traditional tunes played with oomph!
Opening support is from Gill and Bob Berry, superb exponents of traditional folk songs of past years

£12 pre-booked, £14 unbooked

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 27th Oct 2018

Puddletown Village Hall DT2 8RX

Jump at the Sun

Barn Dance

£10 to include refreshments

Doors open 7 pm for 7.30 pm, finishes 11 pm approx

Contact Diana Wilson: 01305 848510

jd AT jdgwilson.plus.com


Tintinhull Village Hall BA22 8PY

Jigs for Gigs caller Jill Spence

Over Stratton Folk Dance Club.
Autumn Ceilidh dance.
Bring and share supper.

Early tickets £7.50 /On the door £8.50

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Steven Sparks: 07788782860

sjsparks AT btinternet.com


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Faeland

+ support

Songs for the Spirt. Folk-pop with a mystical Celtic edge.
Faeland are a contemporary folk band from Bristol, UK. Fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, they bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music.

https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/faeland/


Sun 28th Oct 2018

Chettle Village Hall DT11 8DB

Phillip Henry

Phillip Henry releases milestone solo album this October mapping out a decade of musicianship across the globe ..
Virtuoso is an overused word, glibly littered around as a description of ability. But when attributed to Lancashire-born, Devon-based musician Phillip Henry it’s spot on.
Henry has made his name as a spellbinding exponent of the slide guitar augmented with show-stopping beatbox harmonica.

£12

7.30pm

Contact Chettle Music: 07776 323198

jan.fisher AT chettlemusic.co.uk

http://www.chettlemusic.co.uk


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Reg Meuross

An intimate evening gig from Reg Meuross, rounding-off his songwriting retreat weekend, headlined by Reg and opened by Jessi Norgard and special guest Melissa Holding. All are welcome.

Reg Meuross’ reputation has been well earned. From gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, Reg consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.

7pm–9pm

£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/reg-meuross/


Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Fri 2nd Nov 2018

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Musicians’ Retreat

Join folk polymath Laurel Swift for a dynamic yet relaxing week to spend quality time with your instrument! With a focus on ensemble playing, you’ll explore music in small and large groups, with exercises and tasks to build confidence, tools and tips to improve your skills, and inspiration to develop your own musicality and style.
This retreat runs alongside our Wellbeing Week; when not playing, you’ll be able to enjoy guided walks on the Quantock Hills and coast, raise your voice with a little communal singing, join evening relaxation sessions, or dedicate some time to private practise – and socialising!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/musicians-retreat/


Wed 31st Oct 2018

Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Show Of Hands

The Show of Hands line-up of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes looks a little different for their 2018 Joint Venture tour. Miranda and husband Dan are expecting their first baby in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach to complete the Show of Hands autumn trio and give it a fresh new sound. Expect the festival favourites along with songs from the bands upcoming album ‘Joint Venture’.

SUPPORT
Alden Dashwood & Patterson
Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band.

https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/show-of-hands-with-miranda-sykes/


Fri 2nd Nov 2018

The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band with Dick Williams calling

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Breabach

Scotland's finest

One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance. Their enviable musicianship and adaptability is elegantly displayed through the thoughtful arrangement and delivery of songs.

http://breabach.com/

8pm

£16

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


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Chris Leslie

+ Support Kadia
A chance to hear the wonderful singer/songwriter/musician that is Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) up close and personal in an intimate setting.
Tonight Chris is supported by an opening set from the fabulous local trio, Kadia, in one of their last appearances in their current line up as a trio.

£14 pre-booked, £16 unbooked

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 3rd Nov 2018

St Mary's (Church House) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Pigs Might Fly with caller Richard Mason

Bonfire weekend, so there may well be more than Pigs that Might Fly! Another bands out of Exeter, with Richard Mason no doubt calling some crackers of dances.
All welcome, dances will be walked and talked through and call throughout.
Bring & Share (finger food) supper, and your own beer (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).
On street parking or use town car parks.

£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


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

The Jar Family

!!! CANCELLED !!!


Sun 4th Nov 2018

The Square & Compass Pub, Worth Matravers BH19 3LF

Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

Scottish duo Mairearad Green and Anna Massie launch album number four ’Farran’ followed by a UK tour.
Given that Mairearad grew up by Achnahaird bay and is now living by the sea in Ullapool and Anna is from the village of Fortrose by the Moray Firth, it is not surprising that there is a marine themed title and cover illustration for this duo’s fourth album. The album is called ‘Farran’ which is the Scots word for the starboard side of a boat.

www.mairearadandanna.com

9.00 pm

Phone: 01929 439229

www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk


Thu 8th Nov 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Maplesden with Ivor/Holly

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Fri 9th Nov 2018

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club - The Hat Band caller Sue Perigo

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

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 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Old Down Inn, Emborough BA3 4SA

A Celebration of the Traditional Song, Music, Dance and Stories of the North of Somerset

There will be concerts on the Friday and Saturday nights, workshops, story-telling sessions, morris dancing and singarounds.

To commemorate the armistice ending the Great War, The event will include a show presented by The Hotwells Howlers entitled 'Stony Broke in No Man's Land' This tells the story of how the war affected local communities in songs, words and images.

On Sunday lunchtime there will be a concert by 'Called to be Saints', a West Gallery Group.

The price of £15 is for the whole weekend. Any profits will go to the British Red Cross.

Contact David Byrne: 01761 419224

davidwbyrneuk AT yahoo.com


Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall DT6 6NF

Adverse Camber - Dreaming the Night Field

Immerse yourself in glorious living landscapes and the brilliant night sky to discover a world that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations caught between creation and destruction. Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and master storyteller, provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a chaos of consequences. Blodeuwedd, an intoxicatingly beautiful woman conjured from flowers, is torn between desire and duty, with fateful results. Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in a story as relevant today as it ever was, where people seek to spin, manipulate and control, and nature reveals its deep power. By turns, thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this spellbinding new performance vividly evokes the ancient Celtic legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion. Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive in an exhilarating performance. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. Suitable for ages 12+

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.adversecamber.org

7:30pm

Tickets: 01297 560948. £9, £7 u18s, £28 fam


Sat 10th Nov 2018

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

Oysterband 40th Celebration Special

A chance to Dance

Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.
Oysterband, the multi-award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their 40th year as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name: Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding…these and many will be featured as they undertake a year of touring summer 2017 and 2018 to celebrate four decades of a unique and fiercely independent career.
Oysterband are: John Jones (voice, melodeon); Alan Prosser (guitars, voice); Ian Telfer (violin, voice); Al Scott (bass, mandolin, voice) Adrian Oxaal (cello, voice) and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead, Pete Flood (drums, voice).

www.oysterband.co.uk

Tickets: £22. No concessions

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=923


The Old Refreshment Room, Silver Street, Wrington BS40 5QL

Philip Henry

Virtuoso is an overused word, glibly littered around as a description of ability. But when attributed to Lancashire-born, Devon-based musician Phillip Henry it’s spot on.
Henry has made his name as a spellbinding exponent of the slide guitar augmented with show-stopping beatbox harmonica.

suggested donation £12 on the night

8pm doors Show 8.30pm

Phone: 07429 005512

www.facebook.com/theoldrefreshmentroom


Winterborne Stickland Hall DT11 0NT

Adverse Camber - Dreaming the Night Field

Immerse yourself in glorious living landscapes and the brilliant night sky to discover a world that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations caught between creation and destruction. Gwydion, nephew to the King, a magician and master storyteller, provokes a war between North and South Wales and unleashes a chaos of consequences. Blodeuwedd, an intoxicatingly beautiful woman conjured from flowers, is torn between desire and duty, with fateful results. Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in a story as relevant today as it ever was, where people seek to spin, manipulate and control, and nature reveals its deep power. By turns, thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this spellbinding new performance vividly evokes the ancient Celtic legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion. Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to make these ancient voices and living landscapes come alive in an exhilarating performance. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. Suitable for ages 12+

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.adversecamber.org

7:30pm

Tickets: 01258 880920. £10, £7 u18s, £29 fam


Sun 11th Nov 2018

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

Oysterband 40th Celebration Special

A chance to Dance

Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.
Oysterband, the multi-award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their 40th year as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name: Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding…these and many will be featured as they undertake a year of touring summer 2017 and 2018 to celebrate four decades of a unique and fiercely independent career.
Oysterband are: John Jones (voice, melodeon); Alan Prosser (guitars, voice); Ian Telfer (violin, voice); Al Scott (bass, mandolin, voice) Adrian Oxaal (cello, voice) and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead, Pete Flood (drums, voice).

www.oysterband.co.uk

Tickets: £22. No concessions

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=922


Thu 15th Nov 2018

St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Crewkerne TA18 7HY

Peter Bolton and Jeroka

Winter Party

£5

7.30 - 10.00 pm

Contact Leslye Stansfield: 01460 75760

Crewkerne Folk Dance Club


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

Philip Henry

Virtuoso is an overused word, glibly littered around as a description of ability. But when attributed to Lancashire-born, Devon-based musician Phillip Henry it’s spot on.
Henry has made his name as a spellbinding exponent of the slide guitar augmented with show-stopping beatbox harmonica.

www.wegottickets.com/event/439300

£12 adv

8pm

Contact box office: 01225 463362

http://www.chapelarts.org


Fri 16th Nov 2018

URC Hall, High Street, Swanage BH19 2NY

Maiden Oak

Barn Dance

Music in the old village style. Dances for all ages and abilities. Light refreshments and BYO

£5 adults, children free

7:30 - 10:00 pm

Contact Janet Rees: 07880 335012

janetlynrees AT hotmail.co.uk

www.maidenoak.co.uk


Kimmeridge Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band with caller Dick Williams

Barn Dance with interval entertainment spot. Tickets on the door. No Bar - bring your own drink & nibbles!

£5 adults £2.50 children

7.30pm - 10.30pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Dave Pegg & Anthony John Clarke

Support from Andy Stone

Fabulous singer-songwriter Anthony John Clark is brilliant solo, but has more fun and widens his range being accompanied by Dave Pegg (Peggy from Fairport Convention). This will be a night of outstanding musical entertainment and humour.
Providing opening support we have our wonderfully talented sound engineer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and -arranger Andy Stone.

£14 pre-booked, £16 unbooked

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 17th Nov 2018

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

The Furrow Collective

Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship.
Since their critically acclaimed debut, At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions. Hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, in November 2016 they released their new album, Wild Hog, to huge critical acclaim. Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads.

www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk

Tickets: £17 Full. £16 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=950


Wellington Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington TA21 8PS

Wellington Acoustic Music Club

If you enjoy listening to acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere, come along to the Arts Centre bar and have a listen.
If you enjoy playing acoustic music to like-minded people - come along and join in. It doesnt matter what instrument you play - we have guitarists, violinists, flautists, pianists, accordion players, percussionists... and more besides that!
It doesnt matter how good you are - all abilities are welcomed... we all started somewhere!
Theres no charge, but donations are welcomed.
The bar is open throughout the evening for you to moisten your vocal cords!

7.30 pm

Find our page on this website in the About Us section and feel free to join our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/musicClub

http://www.w-a-a.co.uk/e.php?e=883


Crown Inn, Fivehead TA3 6PQ

The Two Lauries

Laurie Phillips and Laurie Burn will provide an evening of tunes and songs on guitar, bazouki and mandolin, plus some vocals from Karen Burn.

Starting at 7.30pm in the skittle alley, the first part of the evening will be open to “floorsingers”. Sign up in the book on arrival.

At about 8.30pm Jacqui will be providing a bar supper for the interval, only for pre-ordered meals. To pre-order supper contact 01460 281919 or thecrown_inn AT btconnect.com

Laurie Burn laurieguitars AT gmail.com 01460 281033


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

Dallahan

Launch 'Smallword' Album

Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland's traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music. Since forming five years ago, they have toured extensively in Europe, North America and represented Britain at the bicentenary British/Nepalese celebrations in Kathmandu, whilst enjoying varied on-stage collaborations with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Dougie Maclean, and Nepal's traditional music exponents Kutumba.

www.dallahanmusic.com

£10 adv/312 door

8pm

Contact box office: 01225 463362

bathboxoffice AT bathtoursm.co.uk

http://www.chapelarts.org


Glanvilles Wootton Village Hall DT9 5QF

Bonny Sartin and John Bullock - Forever Dorset

Acclaimed local folk musicians, Bonny Sartin (The Yetties) and John Bullock (yStrels Band), will be performing a variety of readings and songs in celebration of Dorset and its rich heritage.

£10 to include light supper. BYO drink & glasses

7.30pm doors open 7pm

Contact Mary or Graham: 01935 872742 or 01963 210632

friendsofholnest AT gmail.com

www.friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com


Buckland Newton Village Hall DT2 7BZ

Ranjana Ghatak & Band

London based singer Ranjana Ghatak has worked nationally and internationally as both an artist and composer. Commissioned by the Commonwealth Games to write a piece for the Big Big Sing Project in Glasgow 2014, Ranjana also recorded on Gareth Malone’s Christmas album alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Singing in Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi and English, Ranjana takes inspiration from Indian Classical music, mystic poetry and her own writing, performing new material written by herself and songs composed to mystic poets such as Kabir and Meera Bai. Touring following the release of her debut album, she shares the stage with Mercury nominated bass player Liran Donin and in demand guitarist Jack Ross. This trio have spent the last 2 years exploring and performing in several venues including Kew Gardens, Saffron Walden, Bath International Festival, Barbican foyer and Wigmore Hall. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
Indian Singing Workshop

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.ranjanaghatak.co.uk

7:30pm

Tickets: 01300 345455. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sun 18th Nov 2018

Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Sherborne Folk Band Workshop

Monthly workshop led by Laurel Swift to learn tunes, chords, harmonies and arrangements. Suitable for all levels and all acoustic instruments. Notation and audio supplied.

£12 on the door / £10 when paid in advance via the website

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935 817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Portesham Village Hall DT3 4NS

Ranjana Ghatak & Band

London based singer Ranjana Ghatak has worked nationally and internationally as both an artist and composer. Commissioned by the Commonwealth Games to write a piece for the Big Big Sing Project in Glasgow 2014, Ranjana also recorded on Gareth Malone’s Christmas album alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Singing in Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi and English, Ranjana takes inspiration from Indian Classical music, mystic poetry and her own writing, performing new material written by herself and songs composed to mystic poets such as Kabir and Meera Bai. Touring following the release of her debut album, she shares the stage with Mercury nominated bass player Liran Donin and in demand guitarist Jack Ross. This trio have spent the last 2 years exploring and performing in several venues including Kew Gardens, Saffron Walden, Bath International Festival, Barbican foyer and Wigmore Hall. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.ranjanaghatak.co.uk

7:30pm

Tickets: 01305 871035. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Buckland Newton Village Hall DT2 7BZ

Ranjana Ghatak & Band

Indian Singing Workshop

Join Ranjana for an introduction to Indian Singing at Buckland Newton on Sunday 18 November, 4:30pm-6pm. Learn the names of the notes, and a variety of time cycles, before learning a traditional Indian song. No experience necessary. Places limited; contact 01300 345455 to book.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.ranjanaghatak.co.uk


Wed 21st Nov 2018

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Show of Hands: Joint Venture Tour

Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour Sanctuary, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album.
Joint Venture features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Afro Celt Sound System’s Johnny Kalsi, and folk/reggae band Edward the Second. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame.
Please note due to the nature of this event there may be some occasions during the show when some patrons choose to stand.

Tickets: £26
Concessions: £24.50
Footlights/Groups 10+: Discount Applies

A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=14&products_id=951


Thu 22nd Nov 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ian Ludbrook with Jeroka

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Fishermans Friends 2018

Bound by lifelong friendship and a love of Cornwall’s stirring songs of the sea, this most convivial choral collective will showcase a fresh haul of old favourites as well as new songs from their latest album Sole Mates - their seventh since they were ‘discovered’ singing on the Platt on the harbour at Port Isaac on Cornwall’s rugged Atlantic coast.

Tickets: £26
A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

https://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/fishermans-friends-2018/6418


Evershot Village Hall DT2 0JY

Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Sultan's House Party

Led by the award-winning jazz violinist and composer Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra put their own spin on traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads. Following the release of their 9th album ‘Sultan’s House Party’, BCO are back on the road with another fantastically exciting and musically impressive show - early booking is highly advised! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk

7:30pm

Tickets: 01935 83784. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Fri 23rd Nov 2018

Bourton Village Hall SP8 5BJ

Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Sultan's House Party

Led by the award-winning jazz violinist and composer Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra put their own spin on traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads. Following the release of their 9th album ‘Sultan’s House Party’, BCO are back on the road with another fantastically exciting and musically impressive show - early booking is highly advised! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk

7:30pm

Tickets: 01747 840057. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sat 24th Nov 2018

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

Blazin’ Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 20th year in 2018 – and with the release of their ninth album, The Key, in November 2017 – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.
With a “Blazers” performance comes the rare opportunity to hear regional expressions, from Scotland’s highlands and islands, and the individual style of each fiddler – Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey – in a blend of ensemble and solo sets. Fiddles and bows come alight atop guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon, delivering a musically intoxicating evening for all.

www.blazinfiddles.com

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=953


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

Jackie Oates

Winner of BBC Folk Awards for best newcomer and best traditional track, Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention.
Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the emerging Unthanks and has continued with five acclaimed solo albums. Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda O’Hooley and her brother Jim Moray on material that’s ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in.

Tickets £16 (students £12) from Box Office 01202-413600.
8pm (bar 7pm).
www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an uncompromising guitarist and singer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people.
With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.
On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.

With support
Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.
£14 advance / £16.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Online via http://www.marinetheatre.com/music-chris-wood-saturday-24-november/
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply


Corfe Castle Village Hall BH20 5EE

Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Sultan's House Party

Led by the award-winning jazz violinist and composer Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra put their own spin on traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads. Following the release of their 9th album ‘Sultan’s House Party’, BCO are back on the road with another fantastically exciting and musically impressive show - early booking is highly advised! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk

7:30pm

Ticket: 07590 352219. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sun 25th Nov 2018

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

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.
A glance at the band's Guestbook page offers an insight into the emotional impact their performances exert..."spellbinding" "sublime" "blown away" "inspired" and "magical" are familiar themes.

7.30

Tickets £15

www.gigspanner.com

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


Cranborne Cecil Memorial Hall BH21 5QB

Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Sultan's House Party

Led by the award-winning jazz violinist and composer Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra put their own spin on traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads. Following the release of their 9th album ‘Sultan’s House Party’, BCO are back on the road with another fantastically exciting and musically impressive show - early booking is highly advised! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk

4.00 pm

Tickets: 01725 517500. £12, £6 u18s, £30 fam


Wed 28th Nov 2018

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

Faustus

Faustus are delighted to announce their UK ’Cotton Lords’ Tour, during which they will be presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project.
For the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project based at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this distressing chapter of working-class history. As featured on BBC Radio 4, they have set some of the texts to new music, soon to be released on CD.
More information and recordings can be found at http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/

£14 adv/£15 door

8pm

Contact box office: 01225 463362

bathboxoffice AT bathtourism.co.uk

http://www.chapelarts.org


Fri 30th Nov 2018

Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon TA11 6PQ

Faustus

Faustus are delighted to announce their UK ’Cotton Lords’ Tour, during which they will be presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project.
For the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project based at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this distressing chapter of working-class history. As featured on BBC Radio 4, they have set some of the texts to new music, soon to be released on CD.
More information and recordings can be found at http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/

£10adv

7.30pm

Phone: 01458 447223

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/442551


Sat 1st Dec 2018

St Mary's Church House Hall, South St., Bridport DT6 3NW

Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews, with Ray Goodswen

Your pre-Christmas treat, a return of Derby duo Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews, teamed with Ray Goodswen's calling. Expect great music played on melodian, hurdy-gurdy, fiddle or viola - not to be missed!
All welcome, dances will be walked and talked through and called throughout.
Bring & Share (finger food) supper, and your own beer (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).
On street parking or use town car parks.


£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


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

Noble Jacks

A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.
Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly, stompin’ their way round the British music scene with ‘sold out’ headline events promoting their debut album, 'What the Hammer', as well as shows at major festivals, including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Beautiful Days, to name a few.

www.noblejacks.com

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=955


Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.
This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.

£12 advance, £14.50 door. 10% discount for Theatre Friends
Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.
Unreserved seating

Tickets:
Online: via http://www.marinetheatre.com/music-martin-taylor-and-martin-simpson-saturday-1-december/
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply


Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR

Jez Lowe's "Thor'd Out"

It’s Christmas Day in the Long House!
Join Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, as they shelter from a Viking winter, huddled around the roaring fire beneath the rafters of the Great Hall.
Jez’s annual Christmas tour has become quite a tradition in recent years, striking out from their native North East England to entertain audiences across the whole of the UK.
This year, the band once again invites special guest, Benny Graham, to join them on a journey across the Great North Sea, to share the songs and tales of the Northlands.

Part folk concert, part music-hall revue. Sing along, laugh along, and drive the cold winter away.

Watch out! The long ships are sailing up the Tyne!

This fabulous seasonal show is brought to you by Wessex Acoustic Folk Club, www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

£16 (Concessions available)

7.30pm

Contact Shaftesbury Arts Centre Box Office: 01747 854321

www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk


St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock DT6 4QY

Narthen - Hark Hark - A Winter's Light

Packed full of polyphonic a capella carols and other gorgeous seasonal songs and tunes, this show reflects all aspects of the winter season, from the beautiful carols of north Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond, to the irreverent nature of certain aspects of Christmas and the winter season.
Featuring Barry Coope and Lester Simpson of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/ Polka Works, the quartet are known for their sumptuous four part harmonies, but include piano, accordion, fiddle, soprano sax, ukulele and whistles in this heartwarming show for Christmas. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.haremusic.agency/narthen

7:30pm

Tickets: 01308 897421. £10, £7 u18s, £28 fam


Sun 2nd Dec 2018

Hinton Martell Village Hall BH21 7HE

Narthen - Hark Hark - A Winter's Light

Packed full of polyphonic a capella carols and other gorgeous seasonal songs and tunes, this show reflects all aspects of the winter season, from the beautiful carols of north Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond, to the irreverent nature of certain aspects of Christmas and the winter season.
Featuring Barry Coope and Lester Simpson of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/ Polka Works, the quartet are known for their sumptuous four part harmonies, but include piano, accordion, fiddle, soprano sax, ukulele and whistles in this heartwarming show for Christmas. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.haremusic.agency/narthen

7:45pm

Tickets: 01258 840066. £10, £7 u18s, £28 fam


Thu 6th Dec 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas with Ian Bryden & Co

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Fri 7th Dec 2018

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.

www.stagnesfountain.co.uk

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=957


The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Tatterdemalion with Angela Laycock calling

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Christmas Party Night! No Direction, Anne-Louise Richards, Sally Ironmonger

Get your baubles on and let your hair down for a night of seasonal singing and frivolity.
Join Acapella foursome No Direction, Anne-Louise Richards and Sally Ironmonger in an evening of top entertainment.

£5

8.15 pm (Legion open from 7.00 Concert doors 7.45)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 8th Dec 2018

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.

www.stagnesfountain.co.uk

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=956


Sun 9th Dec 2018

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

St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain are about to embark on their 15th consecutive sell-out Christmas tour. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and 2009's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season.
"The Aggies" recorded have their album again combining new versions of classic Christmas carols, original compositions and one or two fun surprises. Although the albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience.
With their sparkling musicianship, humour and heartful renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain.

Tickets £20 (students £18) from Box Office 01202-413600.
7.15pm (bar 6.15pm).
www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


West Lulworth Holy Trinity Church BH20 5RY

The Ridgeway Singers & Band - West Gallery Carols

With their roots in the South Dorset Ridgeway and inspired by the rich sources of locally collected folk songs and West Gallery carols, the Ridgeway Singers and Band led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries have once again tuned their fiddles and voices to present a joyous celebration of Christmas past and present, including works from the Puddletown, Durweston and Hinton St Mary manuscripts together with newly composed carols in the Dorset tradition. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.ridgewaysingersandband.wordpress.com

4:00pm

Tickets 01929 400790. £8, £5 u18s


Thu 13th Dec 2018

Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas DT11 0BZ

Cantamus - Music for Christmastide

Performing the very best, and often unfamiliar, sacred, secular and consort music, Cantamus present a programme for the advent season drawn from nearly 500 years of music. From Palestrina’s Matin responsory ‘I look from afar’, two rarely heard pieces in Spanish by Zespedes and Cereols, beautiful arrangements of the Coventry Carol, Cherry Tree Carol and The Seven Joys of Mary, Quem Vidistis Pastores by Dering, and Bach’s majestic Wachet Auf, to later works including carols by Richard Lloyd, John Rutter and John Tavener. There is also a new arrangement of Righteous Joseph by Cantamus musical director Malcolm Knowles. Expect a joyous celebration of the festive season. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.cantamus-dorset.org

7:30pm

Tickets: 01258 881235. £10, £5 u18s


Fri 14th Dec 2018

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club - Chris Toyne (caller TBA)

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

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 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Frampton Village Hall DT2 9NF

The Churchfitters - Christmas Cracker

With a double bass made out of scrap metal, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw, and foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, The Churchfitters are a folk group like no other! Packed with a mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire, interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, see in Christmas with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties and jokes in this festive feast of a Christmas Cracker! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.churchfitters.com

7:30pm

Tickets: 01300 321394. £10, £6 u18s


Sat 15th Dec 2018

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

Belshazzar’s Feast

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional Folk music, seasonal material, their usual touch of Classical and Jazz with a bit of Pop and Music Hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Together, Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and ‘between songs chat’ that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.

www.belshazzarsfeast.com

Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=958


Wellington Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington TA21 8PS

Thunderbridge Bluegrass

Somersets best-loved blue grass band are back at the Arts Centre.
Honest all-acoustic music featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and double bass. Some classics, some covers, and many self-penned, there is something for everyone.

7.30 pm

For ticket info see: http://www.thunderbridgebluegrass.uk

Direct Event Link
http://www.w-a-a.co.uk/e.php?e=879


Crown Inn, Fivehead TA3 6PQ

Peter and the Rabbitts

Christmas Special
Fabulous four-part harmonies and multi-instrumental accompaniment

Starting at 7.30pm in the skittle alley, the first part of the evening will be open to “floorsingers”. Sign up in the book on arrival.

At about 8.30pm Jacqui will be providing a bar supper for the interval, only for pre-ordered meals. To pre-order supper contact 01460 281919 or thecrown_inn AT btconnect.com

Laurie Burn laurieguitars AT gmail.com 01460 281033


Child Okeford Village Hall DT11 8EL

The Churchfitters - Christmas Cracker

With a double bass made out of scrap metal, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw, and foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, The Churchfitters are a folk group like no other! Packed with a mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire, interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, see in Christmas with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties and jokes in this festive feast of a Christmas Cracker! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.churchfitters.com

7:30pm

Tickets: 01258 861621. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam


Sun 16th Dec 2018

Charlton Down Herrison Hall DT2 9UA

The Ridgeway Singers & Band - West Gallery Carols

With their roots in the South Dorset Ridgeway and inspired by the rich sources of locally collected folk songs and West Gallery carols, the Ridgeway Singers and Band led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries have once again tuned their fiddles and voices to present a joyous celebration of Christmas past and present, including works from the Puddletown, Durweston and Hinton St Mary manuscripts together with newly composed carols in the Dorset tradition. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.ridgewaysingersandband.wordpress.com

4:00pm

Tickets: 01305 264060. £8, £5 u18s, £22 fam


Winfrith Village Hall DT2 8JR

The Churchfitters - Christmas Cracker

With a double bass made out of scrap metal, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw, and foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, The Churchfitters are a folk group like no other! Packed with a mouthwatering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire, interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, see in Christmas with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties and jokes in this festive feast of a Christmas Cracker! Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

www.artsreach.co.uk | www.churchfitters.com

7:30pm

Tickets: 01305 853783. £10, £7.50 u18s, £30 fam


Thu 20th Dec 2018

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Christmas Party

Chard Folk Dance Club

We have been dancing for almost 50 years.
We meet on alternate Thursdays.
£2.50 members £3.50 guests. New members and guests always welcome.

For more details contact Elaine 01460 65909


Fri 21st Dec 2018

Kimmeridge Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band with caller Sue Perigo

Barn Dance with interval entertainment. Tickets on the door. No Bar - so bring your own drinks & nibbles!

£5 adults 32.50 children

7.30 - 10.30 pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480 737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Sat 22nd Dec 2018

Wellington Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington TA21 8PS

Wellington Acoustic Music Club

If you enjoy listening to acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere, come along to the Arts Centre bar and have a listen.
If you enjoy playing acoustic music to like-minded people - come along and join in. It doesnt matter what instrument you play - we have guitarists, violinists, flautists, pianists, accordion players, percussionists... and more besides that!
It doesnt matter how good you are - all abilities are welcomed... we all started somewhere!
Theres no charge, but donations are welcomed.
The bar is open throughout the evening for you to moisten your vocal cords!

7.30 pm

Find our page on this website in the About Us section and feel free to join our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/musicClub

http://www.w-a-a.co.uk/e.php?e=884


Mon 31st Dec 2018

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

New Year's Eve Celebration Ceilidh with Jigs for Gigs

Bring in 2019 in style with music and dance at The David Hall.

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

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=14&products_id=959


Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

New Years Eve Barn Dance

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

£12 (£30 family)

8.00 pm


Fri 4th Jan 2019

The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

Good band and caller tba - this site will be updated

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Sat 5th Jan 2019

St Mary's (Church House) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Jigs for Gigs with Mike Courthold

A great start to the year with the ever popular Jigs teamed with festival caller Mike. Shake off the post Christmas/New Year blues and get dancing!
The usual bring and share supper and you own beer (The Woodman Inn is just opposite).

£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Sat 12th Jan 2019

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

The Local Honeys

A night of Old Time with this young duo on tour from the States

www.thelocalhoneys.com

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


Fri 18th Jan 2019

URC Hall, High Street, Swanage BH19 2NY

Maiden Oak

Barn Dance

Music in the old village style. Dances for all ages and abilities. Light refreshments and BYO.

£5 adults, children free

7:30 - 10:00 pm

Contact Janet Rees: 07880 335012

janetlynrees AT hotmail.co.uk

www.maidenoak.co.uk


Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster TA24 6SF

Dampiers Round, Ray Goodswen

A 2 night residential folk dance workshop with a trip out to Exmoor's hidden Snowdrop Valley. All meals included.

from £270.00 per person

Contact Antony Brunt: 01643821425

hotel AT yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk


Fri 1st Feb 2019

The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

Good band and caller tba - this site will be updated

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Sat 2nd Feb 2019

St Mary's (Church House) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Skillicorne with Nick Walden

A new Alistair Gillies duo, Skillicorne, with a welcome return of Nick Walden (at the time of posting this, both recently seen performing at various dances at Sidmouth Folk Festival).
Bring and Share supper and your own beer,

£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 15th Feb 2019

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle

This excellent and acclaimed trio are coming to Nailsea as part of a high profile national tour. Expect a treasure trove of gorgeous tunes, razor sharp grooves and sublime playing.
Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistles and uillean pipes) has won countless All Ireland Championships and for many years has played in the legendary Capercaille band. John McCusker (fiddle) is one of Scotland most accomplished and versatile musicians, having played in countless line ups including the Battlefield Band. John Doyle is a powerful and versatile guitarist from Dublin regarded as being in a class of his own, with his use of awesome and inspirational rhythms.

8pm

£14

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


Fri 1st Mar 2019

The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

Good band and caller tba - this site will be updated

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk


Sat 2nd Mar 2019

St Mary's (Church House) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Oxford Nags with Jane Thomas

We loved having the Oxford Nags in Jan 2018; this line-up, including the popuLar Gareth Kiddier - social dance director at Sidmouth Folk Festival - really got the hall buzzing. Jane is always a pleasure to dance to and called several great dance evenings at Sidmouth's 2018 Folk Festival.
Bring & Share supper and your own beer.

£8 in advance, £9 on the door, under 17's £4. (can be bought on line, see website)

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 5th Apr 2019

The Portman Hall, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone English Barn Dance Club

Now regular 1st Fridays

Good band and caller tba - this site will be updated

7.30 for 7.45

6.00 (first visit free!) accompanied under 16s free, non-dancers 1.00

No bar but BYO if you wish.

Jenny and Ian Edlin - 01258 861184
jenny_harrison_1123 AT yahoo.co.uk