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Tue 28th Jun 2016

Chettle Village Hall DT11 8DB

Jon Kenzie

Hot food, wine, and Sixpenny Handley beer available during the intermission.

£10

7:30 pm

Contact Jan Fisher: 07776323198

jan.fisher2008 AT gmail.com


The Drax Arms Folk Club, Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Ian Brown of Mighty Village, Peter Aston, and No Direction

Hosted by Paul J Openshaw Richard Quayle and Lesley Quayle

www.mightyvillage.com/about-us/

9pm

Contact Pip: 01929471088

Mail AT draxfolk.org.uk

Www.draxfolk.org.uk


Wed 29th Jun 2016

The Davis Hall, West Camel BA22 7QX

Camelot Music Night

Over the years, Camelot Music Nights fast moving, professionally run stage has attracted national and international artists. Unlike conventional "open mic nights", Camelot Music Night books most of its acts in advance to create a night of musical diversity where audiences can expect an extraordinary variety of styles, genres and performers.
Last Wednesday every month
Bar, Raffle, Caption Competition
Doors open 7.30, £4 on the door
For more info phone 01935 851556
7.30pm


Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts TA4 4BD

Bristol Ceilidh Quartet

An evening ceilidh at Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, led by the incredible Bristol Ceilidh Quartet! The band brings together three experienced English folk fiddlers and a fab cellist to make a big string sound with loads of energy and drive.
The ceilidh is preceded by an archaeology talk by local historian and expert Bob Croft, as part of Halsway's Quantock Experience in a week combining indoor and outdoor activities, talks, walks and experiences, discover and enjoy the landscapes, wildlife, history, geology, archaeology, folklore and crafts of this unique area.

Talk starts at 7.30pm, ceilidh at about 8.30pm, ends 11.00 pm

£10 adults, £4 concessions

Phone: 01984 618274

office AT halswaymanor.org.uk

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/quantock-experience-talk-ceilidh/


Fri 1st Jul 2016

Midsomer Norton Town Hall BA3 5TD

The Hotwells Howlers

'Stony Broke in No Man's Land'

The story, in songs, tunes, readings and images, of Bristol, the North of Somerset and the South of Gloucestershire in the Great War, drawing on local and unusual material wherever possible. Collection for the British Red Cross.

7.30pm

Contact Dave Byrne: 01761 419224

davidwbyrneuk AT yahoo.com

www.thehotwellshowlers.com


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

Open Mic featuring Ross Wallis

donations/raffle

bernard.coulter AT gmail.com


Townsend House, Townsend Road, Minehead TA24 5RG

Acorn Shanty Crew

U3A Local History Group

Acorn Shanty Crew will sing and talk about Yankee Jack Contact margshaw4 AT gmail.com

2 pm


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

Steve Ashley

Steve Ashley is one of British Folk's finest singer-songwriters, with his songs performed by a legion of Folk artistes - including Wizz Jones, Phil Beer and St Agnes Fountain. His album career began in 1974 with the award-winning Folk-Rock classic, Stroll On. Since then, he has consistently melded tradition with innovation and delivered intelligent and inspired English poetry, amid distinctive melodies.

8pm

£14 Full. £13 Concessions.
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/


Sat 2nd Jul 2016

Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall DT6 6ND

The Watkins & Swarbrick Band

As part of their Village Halls tour, The Watkins & Swarbrick Band bring their eclectic mix of music to Wootton Fitzpaine for an intimate and cosy night out.
Ken Watkins & Simon Swarbrick are musicians who have been playing together on and off for years and this affinity translates into a truly moving live performance.
Playing banjo and ukulele as well as guitars, Ken is a masterful portrayer of songs and has a long history of musical performance in the area. Known for his sensitive renditions of Richard Thompson, Don McLean and James Taylor songs, his repertoire moves from mellow jazz standards, such as ‘The Very Thought of You’ to an impassioned version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’ and a smattering of his own compositions.
Accompanying Ken, world-class fiddle player, Simon Swarbrick is equally at home on mandolin, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, and together they form a formidable musical team.
Augmenting the line-up is acclaimed singer, Lucy Watkins, whose lovely vocal tone and bluesy performances always captivate an audience. Her interpretations of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Dance Me to the End of Love’ and Billy Fury’s ‘Wondrous Place’ are superlative, and the 3-part vocal harmonies between Ken, Lucy and Angela Heron Watkins have been described as a 'wonderful blend'.
Throw in plenty of informality, some lively banter and a few witty observations of life, and you have all the ingredients for a rewarding musical evening.
There is no admission cost or tickets. Instead people are asked to pay whatever they think the performance was worth by putting money in the guitar case by the door before they leave!
It is essential to book your seats by ringing the Box Office on 01305 837299 as all performances so far have been over-subscribed.

There will be a bar at the venue and doors are open from 7.30pm.
The performance starts at 8pm.

Contact The Watkins & Swarbrick Band: Box Office 01305 837299


St Mary's Church Beaminster DT8 3BA

Blondel

The five members of Blondel perform medieval and renaissance music on shawms, bagpipes, curtals and recorders. It is easy to imagine how the bold tones of a shawm band with bagpipes, curtals, recorders and a variety of percussion cut across the hustle and bustle of dance and banquet halls, or even a city square. More surprising to modern ears is the joyful and sophisticated beauty that results from this uniquely blended sound

£10

12 noon

Contact Beaminster Festival: 01308 862943

boxoffice AT beaminsterfestival.com
www.beaminsterfestival.com


Wed 6th Jul 2016

Cheese and Grain, Frome BA11 1BE

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg, British singer - songwriter became a critic's darling & champion of populist activism in the mid - 1980's, fusing personal & political in songs of love & conscience. Since then Billy has established himself as a true icon of the UK music scene and a star the world over. Support comes from Gaz Brookfield.

£22.50 Advance - All Standing

http://www.cheeseandgrain.co.uk/


Fri 8th Jul 2016 to Sun 10th Jul 2016

Priddy Green, Priddy, Somerset BA5 3BB

Priddy Folk Festival

Come and celebrate 25 years of this great village festival.
The festival was started 25 years ago by the school PTA to raise money for extra music and arts in the school. It’s still run by local volunteers and raises money to support the school, playgroup, church, local organisations, village hall and parish council local projects.

Among the names confirmed for the packed three-day community festival are some great bands from all over the UK - Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales – Altan, Breabach, The Drystones, Calan. Also appearing are Belshazzar’s Feast, Three Cane Whale, Les Barker, Dallahan, Fara, Beth Porter & the Availables, The Hot Vultures, Lady Maisery, Rory McLeod & the Familiar Strangers, Baraka, The Roaring Trowmen, Lucy Ward, Nuala Honan, Mec Lir, Flats & Sharps, Sam Mabbett & Dylan Cairns Howarth, Nathan Ball, Flash Harry, The Playford Liberation Front and a mystery guest band playing for a late dance.

There’s also a free Fringe festival - a Dance Festival with plenty of opportunities to dance in ceilidhs, French Bal and workshops. A children’s festival with dancing, singing, drumming and story-telling and the Fringe tent, our new Word tent, sessions, workshops, guided walks, Qi Gong
plenty to do all weekend.

If you’d like to be part of the festival team do come and volunteer as a steward.

Tickets for the festival & steward applications are available from the website - to check the full line-up or to buy tickets go to www.priddyfolk.org.

see website for ticket prices

www.priddyfolk.org


Fri 8th Jul 2016

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AD

Folk at the Forum presents Lucy Ward

+ Granny's Attic

Opening 'Folk at the Forum' festival is Derby's multi award winning young singer-songwriter Lucy Ward.
What a talented and enjoyable performer Lucy has become in just a few short years. Wessex Acoustic gave her one of her first professional top of the bill bookings and now she is in such demand at home and abroad we are very lucky to be able to bring her back once more.
Visiting Wessex Acoustic for the first time to support Lucy, but hopefully not the last, we have another young trio, Granny's Attic, who are making big waves on the folk scene.

£14

8.15 pm - 11.15pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

Mitchell and Vincent

Mitchell and Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who play a lively mix of traditional tunes which they have arranged for Fiddle and Classical Guitar, alongside songs from around the British Isles.

Jacket potato + chilli (veg option) £3
Bar and free parking on site

Web site: www.mitchellandvincent.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent
Twitter:  AT mitchellandvin plus  AT mitchellandvinc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent

£8 adult, £5 under-12s

7 for 7.30pm

Contact Eileen: 07816 832554
osmingtonmusic AT gmail.com

https//www.facebook.com/Osmingtonmusic


Sat 9th Jul 2016

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion and around the town DT11 7AD

Folk at the Forum

Flossie Malavialle + Two Coats Colder and many more

"Folk at the Forum" festival is a day of traditional street dancing around the town with folk concerts at the British Legion in the afternoon and evening, plus a ceilidh in the evening.

Afternoon concert with Flossie Malavialle and Two coats Colder £10.

Ceilidh (Barn Dance) evening £5 - Music: The Hat Band - Caller : Will Hall.
Full details and tickets from website.

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sun 10th Jul 2016

Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton

Music Session

This date is the 2nd Sunday in July; a slight change from normal and I'm sorry if it clashes with the North Dorset session. There won't be a Chalk and Cheese session in August so the next one will be September. Thanks to all who came last night and made it so good
Mainly English. All welcome.

7:30 - 10:45

Contact Ruth or Colin Thompson: 01300 321396

fiddler AT casterbridge.net


Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

And the Show Goes On!

Archive films and oral history show with live performances.

The Octagon presents an unprecedented show combining old films, live music and the memories of local people and well-known performers all about Yeovil.
Singer Amanda Boyd has been working with students to arrange a Somerset folk song from Sharp's collection, which they will perform with a backdrop of images courtesy of EFDSS.
Maddy Prior and Bonny Sartin give a personal insight into performing at The Johnson Hall. Come and watch their filmed interviews on the large screen.
Old films of Operatic Society performances, pantomimes, Yeovil Town Band competitions and scout gang shows have been discovered, along with 1960s and 70s television reports about Yeovil's need for an entertainment centre.

£14 £12.50 concessions

7.30pm

Contact Box Office: 01935422884

octagon.theatre AT southsomerset.gov.uk

http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/


Sat 16th Jul 2016

Wedmore Village Hall BS28 4EQ

Chris Jagger and Acoustic Roots

Part of Arts Festival - double bill with stand up comedian Danny Ward (starts 7.30pm)

£12 or £18 for combo ticket

9pm -- 11pm

Contact Jendy Weekes: 01278 641370

tickets AT wedmoreartsfestival.co.uk

wedmoreartsfestival.co.uk


Village Hall Martinstown Winterbourne St Martin Dorchester DT2 9LF

Raggie Annie Folk Dance Band

Barn Dance

Oddfellows hosted event. Includes fish and chip supper.

£9.00 (inc. supper)

7.30pm - 10.30pm

Contact Stephen Slade: 01305 889411


Thu 21st Jul 2016

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4 2RE

The Allison Lupton Band

Allison's band is composed of a stellar group of musicians, including renowned veteran of the Canadian folk scene Ian Bell , acclaimed bass player Denis Rondeau, Grand North American Fiddle Champion Shane Cook with Allison herself on flute and vocals. Delighting listeners with their beautiful renditions of traditional and original songs and tunes, the group features exquisite, three-part vocal harmonies and captivating arrangements highlighting flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, banjo and acoustic bass.

£12/£10 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Fri 22nd Jul 2016 to Sat 23rd Jul 2016

St Aldhelms Hall and Gardens, Poole Road, Branksome, Poole BH12 1AD

Beer and Bluegrass

Simply superb Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Jug Band music from some of the best bands around the world. We have our very own Beer and Cider Festival
with a great range of 35 Real Ales and local Ciders. Last year one of our beers, Tiny Rebel's Cwtch was voted Best Beer of Britain !
Locally cooked food

Bands include : Honey Ryder – Top UK Country band / Amanda Rheaume – from Canada / Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay – from Austin Texas / Old Hannah – from Dublin / Kentucky Cow Tippers – Great UK Bluegrass band / St Beaufort – from Germany
/ Jonas and Jane and back by popular request the New Hawleans Jug Band

The Victoria School have kindly agreed to be our Charity Partner for 2016

www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk


Fri 22nd Jul 2016 to Sun 24th Jul 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Sea Song & Shanty Weekend

Pete Truin, Kate Locksley (The Teacups), Will Lang, Dr Catherine Tackley

Join us at the Manor as we set sail to explore an exciting repertoire of maritime song. Hosted by life-long sailor and musician Pete Truin, this will be a thrilling and invigorating weekend of singing. Pete will be supported by a fantastic team of musicians and educators including Kate Locksley (The Teacups), choir leader Will Lang and maritime history expert Dr Catherine Tackley.

£150 - £220 full board; camping £140; non-resident £130

Contact Viv Butler: 01984 618274

office AT halswaymanor.org.uk

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-manor-shanty-weekend-2016/


Sat 23rd Jul 2016

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

Performance Evening

All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All performers have the opportunity to deliver for 10-15 minutes with full PA and lighting system. If you wish to perform, please email folk AT chriswatts.org to secure a slot.

Suggested donation: £1 performer. £2 audience.

7.30pm.
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/


Skilgate Village Hall TA4 2DQ

Tom Winsborough and Perfect Curves

An evening of lovely folk, blues, soul,gospel (and more) with singer/guitarist Tom Winsborough, and female acapella trio Perfect Curves. Barbecue included. Bring your own tipple!

£10

Start time: 7pm

Contact Jess Ware: 01398 331524

perfect_curves AT icloud.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perfect-Curves/494701320683638


Sun 31st Jul 2016

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

Shooglenifty fea Kaela Rowan - A 'Chance to Dance' Event

Fiddle-toting Highland front man Angus R Grant still rules the roost, and is joined centre stage by fiery young mandolinist Ewan MacPherson and 'puirt à beul' vocalist Kaela Rowan. This potent mix has invigorated a band that retains four of its original members: Angus, Garry Finlayson on electric and acoustic banjo, Malcolm Crosbie on guitars and James Mackintosh on percussion. The line-up is completed by Quee MacArthur who provides the funkiest bass riffs this side of Philadelphia. Shooglenifty is skilled at fusing traditional-sounding tunes to devilishly dirty rhythms. Thanks to their globetrotting adventures, influences flow from Rajasthan to Russia, Brittany to Brisbane, Ghana to Glenfinnan.

Tickets: £20 Full. £19 Concessions
7.30pm

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/


Sat 6th Aug 2016 to Sun 14th Aug 2016

Bath

Bath Folk Festival

Week long festival.

Full details on website
http://bathfolkfestival.org


Sat 13th Aug 2016

The United Reformed Church Hall, Bancks Street, Minehead TA24 5DJ

Pete Morton -- Acorn Folk Club revival evening

supported by The Acorn Shanty Crew and regular floor spots.

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 pm start (note a slight earlier start)
Raffle, bring own refreshments and drinks,
£7.00

Telephone Eileen Ann 07811 744158 or email acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com to reserve or just come along.
www.acornfolkclub.co.uk


Fri 19th Aug 2016 to Sat 20th Aug 2016

Sherborne and the surrounding area

Sherborne Douzelage International Festival of Music & Dance

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the International Douzelage movement (multi town partnering) Sherborne Douzelage is holding this colourful and vibrant festival.
Participating musicians and dancers will come from Latvia, Czech Republic, Ireland and will be supported by Wessex Morris, Treacle Eater Clog, Yetminster Irish Dancers and other sides.

Friday 19th August 2016 - in Dorchester & villages surrounding Sherborne
Saturday 20th August - all day music and dance around Sherborne town followed by a Gala Concert at 7:30pm in the Digby Hall, Sherborne.

Full programme details and ticket information will be posted on our website http://sherborne-douzelage.org


Thu 25th Aug 2016 to Sun 28th Aug 2016

Purbeck Valley Farmhouse, Valley Road, Corfe Castle BH19 5HU

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band – Sheelanagig – Rory McLeod & the Familiar Strangers – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – The Hot Seats – Undercover Hippy – Gilmore & Roberts – Cardboard Fox – Cate Ferris – Maz O’Connor

http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/


Sat 3rd Sep 2016

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

Patchwork with Eileen Nightingale calling

A welcome return of Patchwork after a very good dance in December 2014.

Bring and Share finger food supper, and your own alcohol.

£8 in advance, £9 at the door, £4 for 11-16 yrs

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 9th Sep 2016

Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

x2016 ‘The Watchmaker’s Wife’ Tour

The duo are embarking on a tour of the British Isles supporting the much awaited launch of their 3rd album ‘The Watchmaker’s Wife’.
In the space of just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene.

www.sykespreston.com

http://chapelarts.org/events/miranda-sykes-rex-preston/


Fri 16th Sep 2016

Portman Hall Shillingstone, between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

First of the autumn/winter/spring series, a light hearted get-together with good caller and live band. No membership.

Squash provided but BYO if you wish.

£6 (£1 non dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 -- 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Fri 23rd Sep 2016

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Will (from Casterbridge band) and Naomi on keyboard and fiddle, caller Ruth Thompson

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


Fri 30th Sep 2016

St Michael and All Angels, Winterbourne Steepleton DT2 9LG

Beaminster Gallery Quire

(3 miles west of Dorchester on B3159)

7.30pm

ronald AT emett.co.uk


Sat 1st Oct 2016

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

Pipe Factory, with Simon Maplesden calling

The band that got the biggest response at their gig with us in April 2014, teamed this time with Simon.

Bring and Share finger food supper, and your own alcohol.

£8 in advance, £9 at the door, £4 for 11-16 yrs

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 7th Oct 2016

St Mary’s Church, Burton Bradstock

Beaminster Gallery Quire

7.30pm

ronald AT emett.co.uk


Sat 8th Oct 2016

Milborne Port Village Hall DT9 5RE

The New Scorpion Band

Tickets will be on sale at www.ticketsource.co.uk from mid year or from local butchers in The High Street from August.
Premises are licensed and wine etc. will be on sale.

£12.50

7:30 pm

Contact John Oldham: 01963 251028

j.oldham47 AT btinternet.com

www.milborneportvillagehall.org.uk


Fri 14th Oct 2016

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Arish Mel 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


Thu 27th Oct 2016

Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Duo

In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week.

www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £14
Advance £12.50

http://chapelarts.org/events/phillip-henry-and-hannah-martin-duo/


Fri 28th Oct 2016

Portman Hall Shillingstone, between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

A light-hearted get-together.
No membership. Squash provided but BYO if you wish

£6 (£1 non-dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 - 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Mawkin

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

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

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £15
Advance £15.00

http://chapelarts.org/events/mawkin/


Fri 4th Nov 2016

Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson

Described by Bob Harris as “an irresistible, riveting performer” Gramm award-winner Amy is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer songwriters.
Her Thinking Out Loud co-write with Ed Sheeran became the biggest selling UK album of 2014, and In February 2016, the track won two Grammys at the 58th Recording Academy Awards Ceremony, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’. Amy has worked with Sheeran since he was 17 (his first EP was entitled Songs I Wrote With Amy).

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £14
Advance £12.00

http://chapelarts.org/events/amy-wadge/


Sat 5th Nov 2016

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

Jigs for Gigs, with Jane Thomas, Eileen Nightingale and Gill Spence calling

A charity event, with all proceeds going to Bridport Arts Centre; like many such organisations they are suffering a major cut in funding, and it's a pleasure to help them in some small way. Our grateful thanks to 'Jigs' and Jane for helping in this endeavour.

Exceptionally, we will hold a raffle to raise extra funds in support, prize donations welcomed.

Bring and Share finger food supper, and your own alcohol,

£8 in advance, £9 at the door, £4 for 11-16 yrs

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Mon 7th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Jon Boden

Autumn 2016 sees Jon tour for first time performing entirely solo, presenting the self-penned songs of Painted Lady – with a special 10th anniversary reissue of this album ahead of the tour – material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden, Songs From The Floodplain, and his A Folk Song A Day project in which he recorded 365 folk songs in one year.

Tickets: £20
Concessions: £18.50
Footlights: Discount Applies
A £1 Ticket Levy is included in all stated ticket prices.
http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/jon-boden


Thu 10th Nov 2016

Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Seth Lakeman

Plus support from Wildwood Kin

Award-winning folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will release new album ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ in Autumn 2016 and is touring the UK in November & December with his band and special guests Wildwood Kin.
Seth has successfully steered English folk music into the mainstream with high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums over the last 10 years. His previous albums include 2014’s Word of Mouth which entered the UK Top 20 album charts on its release, Mercury-nominated ‘Kitty Jay’ and the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’.
The last few years have been eventful and busy for Seth. In between writing and recording albums he has played to audiences around the world including two tours of Australia, he has become a dad to twins, played with the BBC Concert Orchestra, presented a show on BBC Radio 2 and played at a diverse range of venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Minack Theatre, a number of Cathedrals and in Trafalgar Square.
Seth’s new album ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ has been produced by Ethan Johns who has worked with Kings of Leon, Joe Cocker and Laura Marling to name but a few and will be released through Cooking Vinyl.


www.sethlakeman.co.uk
www.facebook.com/sethlakeman
www.twitter.com/sethLakemanNews

Doors 7 pm / start 8 pm
£26 (£25 + £1 bf) advance / £28 on the door

http://www.electricpalace.org.uk


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Seth Lakeman

Award-winning folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will release new album ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ in Autumn 2016 and is touring the UK in November & December with his band and special guests Wildwood Kin.

Doors 7 pm / start 8 pm
£26 (£25 + £1 bf) advance / £28 on the door

www.sethlakeman.co.uk
www.facebook.com/sethlakeman
www.twitter.com/sethLakemanNews

http://www.electricpalace.org.uk/


Sun 20th Nov 2016

Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay La-Bouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

http://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12
Advance £10.00

http://chapelarts.org/events/ninebarrow/


Fri 25th Nov 2016

Chapel Arts Centre, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Roving Crows

Roving Crows comprises, fiddle, guitars, bass, percussion, vocals and synth, a combination that the band present in a very original way producing powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms.
Roving Crows are an original must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original song.

www.rovingcrows.com
www.facebook.com/rovingcrows
www.youtube.com/therovingcrows
http://twitter.com/rovingcrows

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
£12

http://chapelarts.org/


Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with O'Dalaigh's Ceilidh Band caller Helen Woodall

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


Sat 3rd Dec 2016

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

Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews, with Jeremy Child calling

Doug and Sarah are the talented Derby duo at the heart of groups such Cupola, DanceCupola, Cross o'the Hands and Cupola:Ward. We enjoyed them as DanceCupola in March 2015 and Sept 2012 and are looking forward to having them as a twosome.

Bring and Share finger food supper, and you own alcohol.

£8 in advance, £9 at the door, £4 for 11-16 yrs

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 9th Dec 2016

Portman Hall Shillingstone, between Blandford and Sturminster Newton DT11 0SF

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

A light-hearted get-together.
No membership. Squash provided but BYO if you wish

£6 (£1 non-dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 - 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Fri 27th Jan 2017 to Sun 29th Jan 2017

Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster TA24 6SF

Dampiers Round

Folk Dance Workshop Weekend

With caller Ray Goodswen.

A 2 night residential break. Includes all meals and dances.Also includes a trip out to Exmoor's hidden snowdrop valley.

from £180.00 per person

Contact Antony Brunt: 01643 821425

hotel AT yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

http://www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk/folkdance_snowdrop.htm


Fri 27th Jan 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with 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