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Wed 25th Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Burns Night with Dyer:Cumming’s

Join Hannah Cumming, Alfie Gidley, Jon and Penny Dyer as your host for a fantastic evening of Burns Night celebration. Evening includes a Burns Night supper, followed by a ceilidh for all to enjoy, with floor spots too. 6pm–10:30pm

£20 to include a Burns Night supper and ceilidh

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/burns-night-with-dyercummings/


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 (except December!)

Bar, Raffle, Caption Competition
Doors open 7.30, £4 on the door
For more info phone 01935 851556


Thu 26th Jan 2017

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts BH15 1UG

Nick Hennessey and Suunta

Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic myths, tales of Finland痴 epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld. Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three of Finland's leading contemporary folk musicians bring these 2000 year old stories to life.

Presented by Adverse Camber productions, one of the UK's leading storytelling companies.

Suitable for ages 12+

£14 /£12

8.00pm

Phone: 01202 28 00 00

https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/whats-on/2017/fire-in-the-north-skyepic-tales-from-finland/


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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

The Historical Dance Society Candlemas Feast

An English Manor House celebration of Candlemas with dancing, music and food of the period at a feast on the Saturday evening and a Playford workshop on the Sunday.

Partnership Event
For more information please contact Ann Hinchliffe:
thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/dolmetsch-candlemas-feast/

Friday night, dinner and informal Elizabethan dancing.
Saturday morning, introductory and advanced workshops -- contact Ann for more information.
Saturday afternoon, rehearsing a Masque or a selection of Elizabethan pastimes.
Saturday evening, The Revels: dancing for all (costume welcome but not mandatory), performance of Masque.
Sunday morning: talk and short workshop on La Volta, followed by more advanced and introductory dance workshops.
Sunday afternoon: final dances.

Any single session: £7 including tea and coffee.




Fri 27th Jan 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Chris Toyne & Ruth Thompson, caller Paul Miles

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


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

Bully Wee Band

Veterans of the British Folk scene since 1971, the reformed Bully Wee Band are now undertaking their 14th annual tour.

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

www.bullyweeband.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=709


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Gill & Bob Berry

+ Jon Stevens & Roger Smith (change of support act - see below)

Gill and Bob Berry are the organisers of Chippenham Folk Festival and Devizes Folk Club as well as members of Tinkers Bag.
We have been lucky to have Gill and Bob visit the club in a support capacity in the past, and singing of this quality should not be ignored. Such polished performers are always welcome at the club, superb voices, traditional folk songs, and large dollops of humour too.

We have had to change our supporting act due to an operation for Roger Smith, who will be getting his new knee that day. Supporting the Berrys we now have a fine duo all the way from Suffolk, John Bosley (Bounty Hounds) and Steve Christopher, both fine singers and guitarists.
£10 (£8 pre-booked)

Starts 8.15 pm, doors approx 7.45 pm, venue open from 7.00 pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk/


Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland DT11 0NT

Nick Hennessey & Suunta - Fire in the North Sky

Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld. Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians bring these 2000 year old stories to life.

Suitable 12+

www.nickhennessey.co.uk

An Artsreach presentation www.artsreach.co.uk

7:30pm.

Tickets from 01258 880920. £10, £7 u18s, £28 fam


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

Alan West, Steve Black & Adam Sweet

Alan West, for many years, has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices to come out of the UK. His emotional, yet informative way of singing a story, has moved many an audience all over the world.

Steve’s background lies in theatre, television and radio although he has performed over 5000 live gigs all over the world. He is becoming one of the UK’s leading roots songwriters and his style fits perfectly with Alan’s unique way of singing and the combination is very potent.

Add to this the blues influence of guitarist Adam Sweet and you can expect an exciting mixture of songs, both covers and original, a great rapport on stage between themselves and the audience and a live performance that is honest, instant, inventive, adaptive and fun!

www.alanwest.co.uk
www.steveblackmusic.co.uk
www.adamsweetmusic.com

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

https://chapelarts.org/events/alan-west-steve-black-adam-sweet/


Pebbles Tavern, Watchet TA23 0AN

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

Free Entry

8.00pm

http://www.angehardy.com/gigs/2017/01/27/pebbles-tavern-duo


Sat 28th Jan 2017

Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall DT6 6NF

Nick Hennessey & Suunta - Fire in the North Sky

Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape and experience authentic myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld. Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians bring these 2000 year old stories to life.

Suitable 12+

www.nickhennessey.co.uk

An Artsreach presentation www.artsreach.co.uk

7:30pm.

Ticket from 01297 560948. £9, £7 u18s, £28 fam


Derby Manor Hotel, Derby Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QB

Burns Supper and Ceilidh with The Hat Band

Contact Fiona

7.30 pm - 11.00 pm ish

Contact Fiona: 01202 294822

info AT derby-manor.com

derby-manor.com


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX

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.

Tickets £12 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/index.php

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Sun 29th Jan 2017

Shoscombe Village Hall BA2 8LX

Perfect Cure Ceili Band with caller Val Knight

Irish Set Dance Workshop & Ceili

Doors Open 10.30am Welcome Coffee.
Workshop 11am - 12.30pm.
Lunch - Please Bring Picnic to share.
Ceili 2pm - 5pm.
Tea ‾ Please Bring Cake If You Bake.
Refreshments - Free All Day or BYO.

Workshop £3 Ceili £7 Both £9

Contact Val Knight: 07979 523918

valcuttywren AT yahoo.co.uk


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

Acoustic Night

All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.

So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot (0196331580 Mob 07715501157). He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.

7.30pm.

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

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=9&products_id=742


Tue 31st Jan 2017

The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

The Pitman Poets

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage

Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe, individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography.

7.30 pm

Supported by The David Hall

Box Office: Call 01935 422884 or visit the Octagon website www.octagon-theatre.co.uk

http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/the-pitmen-poets/


Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Drax Arms folk night featuring Rod Jenkins, Bob Carter, Heavens, Sam Stockley

Hosted by Richard & Lesley Quayle

8.00 11.30 pm

Contact Lesley or Richard: 07884 364516

DraxArmsFolkNight AT groups.facebook.com

http://www.draxfolk.org.uk/


Thu 2nd Feb 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Eileen Nightingale and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 3rd Feb 2017

Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SP

Jigs for Gigs duo with Ruth Thompson calling

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

All welcome. No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish.

£6. Unaccompanied under 16s free. £1 Non dancers

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Upwey Old School Hall DT3 5QE

Watkins & Swarbrick Band

Friday 3rd February
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A trademark of this band is that they play music acoustically from several different genres; from folk to country, jazz, blues and all places in between.

Bar

Booking seats is essential

Pay what you think the performance was worth at the end of the show.

Box Office 01305 837299

8pm

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/watkinswarbrickband


Community Hall, Litton Cheney DT2 9AU

Harbour Voices - Songs of the Sea

Harbour Voices, a twenty-strong group of men and women, bring you a heart-warming celebration of the sea with their performance of traditional shanties and original songs recounting tales of our Dorset coast past and present.

7.30 pm

Tickets: 01308 482532 £8, £6 u18s, £25 fam

http://www.artsreach.co.uk/programme/show_details.php?showid=564


Sat 4th Feb 2017

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

Geoff Lakeman

Geoff is a stalwart of the West Country Acoustic scene and patriarch of a virtual Folk dynasty. He's the dad of Seth, Sean (married to Kathryn Roberts) and Sam (married to Cara Dillon).
Expect self-written songs, Cornish, English, Irish and Scottish Folk, 'American' like Jimmie Rodgers and Randy Newman and even 1920s/30s Tin Pan Alley Jazz numbers.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions

www.geofflakeman.co.uk.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=712


Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Abacus with caller Richard Mason

Abacus went down very well when we had them in 2016 and Richard called some interesting dances. Plus, they brought crowds with them!

Bring and share supper and you own beer (Woodman Inn is just opposite). Some soft drinks provided.

On-street parking or free carpark nearby.

£8 advance, £9 on the door. u-17s £4

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Sun 5th Feb 2017

Royal Manor Theatre, Portland DT5 1LT

Harbour Voices - Songs of the Sea

Harbour Voices, a twenty-strong group of men and women, bring you a heart-warming celebration of the sea with their performance of traditional shanties and original songs recounting tales of our Dorset coast past and present.

7.30 pm

Tickets 0333 666 3366. £8, £6 u18s

http://www.artsreach.co.uk/programme/show_details.php?showid=564


Mon 6th Feb 2017 to Fri 10th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Box of Delights

With the Harris Sisters, Gareth Kiddier and Laurel Swift. A week of imaginative and creative ways to engage with traditional songs, music and dance, and outside-of-the-box ways to illustrate the tales they tell.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/box-of-delights/


Fri 10th Feb 2017 to Sun 12th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Hurdy Gurdy Weekend

Guaranteed to be one of Halsway’s noisiest weekends, this Hurdy-Gurdy takeover is a brilliant opportunity to get together with some of the best of Europe’s players in an intensive learning weekend of masterclasses, workshops,sessions and a Saturday night concert/dance. This course runs alongside the Bagpipes Weekend, in a frenzy of reeds, drones and buzzing things!

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/hurdy-gurdy-weekend/


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Bagpipes Weekend

A jam-packed programme of diverse bagpipe playing styles, with some of Europe’s top players. This course runs alongside the Hurdy Gurdy Weekend, in a frenzy of reeds, drones and buzzing things!

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/bagpipes-weekend/


Fri 10th Feb 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Breabach

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.

www.breabach.com

£15

8.00 pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets are available from the club, Nailsea Music Shop or by sending a cheque + SAE to: Nailsea Folk Club, c/o 50 Newton Green, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF
www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


New Kimmeridge Village Hall at The Etches Collection BH20 5PE

Arish Mel with caller Graham Taylor

A special Valentine Kimmeridge Keilidh. No bar - bring your own drinks & nibbles! Tickets on the door.

£5 adults £2.50 under 16s

7.30 pm - 11.00 pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Sat 11th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Hurdy-gurdy & Bagpipes

Join us for a special evening of the very best of Hurdy-gurdy and Bagpipe music, performed by some of the top players in the world – the workshop leaders for our Hurdy-gurdy and Bagpipe weekends.

8pm

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

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/hurdy-gurdy-bagpipes/


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

Tom Toomey & The Monfi Cats

A Private Promotion

Tom Toomey and The Monfi Cats’ hypnotic sound can be described as inspirational Fusion music that’s unique, and with a contemporary and distinctive flair. It is rooted in a fluid tapestry of different music genres that include Blues, Jazz, Rock, Roots and Folk…..all beautifully coloured by Spanish, African and Eastern influences.

8,00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. No concessions

www.tomtoomey.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=714


Kinson Community Centre, Milhams Road, Bournemouth BH10 7LH

Rhodri Davies with Patchwork

Bournemouth (Westhill) Folk Dance Club is holding its Spring Dance. This should be an excellent evening with a well-known caller and band. Tea, coffee and cold drinks included in the price. Bring & Share supper. Tickets will be available on the door. All welcome.

£9.00

7.30 - 10.00 p.m.

Contact Liz Neal: 01202 572196

cerameed51 AT gmail.com

www.bournemouthfolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk


Memorial Hall, Sturminster Marshall BH21 4BQ

Harbour Voices - Songs of the Sea

Harbour Voices, a twenty-strong group of men and women, bring you a heart-warming celebration of the sea with their performance of traditional shanties and original songs recounting tales of our Dorset coast past and present.

7.30 pm

Tickets 01202 650213. £8, £6 u18s, £25 fam

http://www.artsreach.co.uk/programme/show_details.php?showid=564


Glastonbury Assembly Rooms BA6 9DU

Spacegoats

The first reunion gig - after 20 years since the band's heyday - of a very special band. During the early to mid 1990s the Spacegoats thrilled audiences around the country with their unique take on acoustic music, inventing a genre they called "bardic eco-folk" and singing songs about such cosmic subjects as stone circles, earth energies, crop formations, and the ever-living presence of the great Earth Mother and ancient pagan deities.

Doors open 7.30 p.m.

Tickets £7.50, or £5 concessions - available in advance from the Bristol Ticket Shop - Bristol Ticket Shop - (0117) 929 9008 or by reserving at the Assembly Rooms on (01458) 834677. Advance booking or early arrival is recommended.


Sun 12th Feb 2017

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

Gaz Brookfield

plus support, Nick Parker

Following the release of his fifth studio album, “I Know My Place”, Gaz Brookfield is hitting the road once again, and stopping by Bath.

Website: www.gazbrookfield.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gazbrookfieldmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GazBrookfield

Nick Parker

Glastonbury (UK) based Nick Parker was 13 when he first picked up a guitar and tried to string together a few chords. By 14 he had put down the guitar and picked up the mandolin. Not least of all because he wanted to be in his brother, Ant’s band and they needed a mandolin player.

http://nick-parker.co.uk/

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

https://chapelarts.org/events/gaz-brookfield-plus-support-nick-parker/


Pebbles Tavern, 24 Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN

Nautilus - Anne Niepold & Gregory Jolivet / solo-duo

Anne Niepold – diatonic accordion (Belgium) is a force of nature. Brash, adventurous and phenomenally skilled, she takes the humble accordion in startling directions. Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy (France) is simply one of the best hurdy-gurdy players in the world – funky, melodic, poly-rhythmic and effortlessly tuneful. They have joined forces for the first time in a new duo project NAUTILUS.

The concert includes solo and duo performances. Expect great tunes inspired by their respective folk traditions and their own brilliantly crafted contemporary compositions designed to test these traditional instruments to the limit. They're both charming, charismatic and very funny too! Musical satisfaction guaranteed.

Info: 0788 794 8853. www.pebblestavern.co.uk/


Thu 16th Feb 2017

The Grange Hotel, Oborne, Nr Sherborne DT9 4LA

Phil Beer

£14

7.30pm

Contact Karen Perryman: 07866933736

kandjperryman AT tiscali.co.uk


Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and The Amycrofters

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


Fri 17th Feb 2017

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

Sound of the Sirens

Exeter-based Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are Sound of the Sirens – a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo. These girls know how to rock a stage, and make you believe in every word they sing.

7:30PM

£11

http://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/sound-of-the-sirens/


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Fairport Convention

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.

Support: Sally Barker

8.00 pm

£25 + booking fee

https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/fairport-convention-50th-annivesary-tour/?dm_i=3VJ5,487A,276ZRZ,D84V,1


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

+ Andy Wall

Making a welcome return to the club, we have the sublime harp playing and singing of Máire, together with her astounding guitar virtuoso husband, Chris.
Every musical superlative you can think of applies to this duo. They do not come any better.

Support is by Andy Wall from Ely folk club and Folk Festival.

£16 ( £14 booked in advance)

Starts 8.15 pm, doors approx 7.45 pm, venue open from 7.00 pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

http://wessex-acoustic.co.uk/


Mission Hall Sutton Poyntz DT3 6LY

Stephen Fearing

Multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter on tour in the UK to promote his new album 'Every Soul's A Sailor'.

stephenfearing.com

£13 tickets only in advance from box office

8pm

Box Office 01305 837299


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

Jim Moray

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica.

http://jimmoray.co.uk/

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £13.50

https://chapelarts.org/events/jim-moray/


Sat 18th Feb 2017

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

Stephen Fearing

Stephen Fearing was born in Vancouver and grew up in Dublin, where his schoolmates included future members of U2. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of song writing and performing.
Since relocating back to Vancouver, Stephen has built a national - and international - audience for his music that has seen him named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada. With a life of many relocations and months on the road performing, Fearing is a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to captivate audiences of all sizes and attitudes.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions

www.stephenfearing.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=716


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

Jim Moray

13 years ago Jim Moray released an album that changed the way people perceived, played and presented English folk music.

£12.50

£11.50 members

£14 on the door

8,00 pm

http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/event/jimmoray/


Glanvilles Wootton Village Hall DT9 5QF

Barn dance: Music by Chris Toyne Caller Ruth Thompson

Starts off with Homemade Soup and a Ploughman's Supper at 7.30pm. Bring you own drink and glasses. Raffle. Proceeds to Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest & Middlemarsh Village Hall.

£7 in advance only.

7.30 pm

Contact Paul Goodfellow: Paul 01963 210487 or Jenny 210562

jenny7keith AT btinternet.com


Sun 19th Feb 2017

Methodist Church Hall, Off Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BJ

Folk Band Workshop

Folk Band workshop led by Laurel Swift Learn tunes and chords, experiment with arrangements and enjoy an informal performance. Suitable for all levels and all instruments. Notation and audio supplied.

((NOTE: changed venue for this workshop))

£10 in advance/£12 on the door/£25 for all 3 workshops (15th Jan, 19th Feb 5th March)

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


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

Acoustic Night

All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.

So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot (0196331580 Mob 07715501157). He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.

7.30pm.

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

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=9&products_id=742


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

Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.

www.tannahillweavers.com/
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/tannahill-weavers/


Mon 20th Feb 2017 to Wed 22nd Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piva: Real Roots!

Following on from their very successful Real Roots! weekend in 2016, Piva return for a midweek course, giving everyone a little more time to explore both the music and the instruments. With Piva you will be exploring the world of late 16th century popular traditional music which would have been heard in both court and country. The focus of the course will be 4 or 5 part harmony in small groups but it doesn’t matter if you are new to this music or an experienced renaissance specialist as sessions will be adapted to suit all levels.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/real-roots-with-piva-2016/


Tue 21st Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piva

Early music, at its most entertaining! Piva have rightly gained a reputation for their lively performances and entertaining shows. Taking late 16th century dance and ballad tunes, Piva brings the music of the renaissance to life on authentic instruments – bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, recorders, viol, curtals, rauschpfeifen, crumhorns, shawms and violins.

8pm

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

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/concert-piva-2016/


Thu 23rd Feb 2017 to Sun 26th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Kyndred Spirits

Another exciting collaboration at the leading edge of 21st century English Country Dance. Improve your spatial and musical awareness and general dance technique in the performance of 17th & 18th century English Country Dances, many newly researched and reconstructed.

The Team
Andrew Shaw, Paul Hutchinson and Karen Wimhurst (Pagoda Project) and Fiona Barrow

Partnership Event
To book or for further course information contact Denise Bearon:
01695 422971 / tickets AT lemmingsreprieve.org.uk.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/kyndred-spirits/


Fri 24th Feb 2017

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


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

Steve Knightley ‘Landlocked’ Tour 2017

One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes.

www.facebook.com/steveknightley

www.steveknightley.co.uk

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £18.00
Advance: £16.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/steve-knightley/


Sat 25th Feb 2017

St. George's Church, Hinton St George TA17 8SD

Reg Meuross

A local singer songwriter, Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best.
See web site for details and how to purchase tickets.

£12

7.30pm

Contact Box Office: 07500 532543

hintonstgeorgefestival AT gmail.com

hintonfestival.btck.co.uk regmeuross.com


Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA

Watkins & Swarbrick Band

A trademark of this band is that they play music acoustically from several different genres; from folk to country, jazz, blues and all places in between.

You are welcome to bring your own drinks/glasses.

Booking seats is essential

Pay what you think the performance was worth at the end of the show.

Box Office 01305 837299

8pm

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/watkinswarbrickband


Broadmayne Village Hall DT2 8EW

Linden Lea and a Barnes Supper

A feast of Dorset fayre to celebrate the birthday of William Barnes in the company of the Ridgeway Singers & band

Very few people realise that ‘Linden Lea’, set to music so memorably by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, was written by the dialect poet William Barnes of Dorset. A two-part arrangement for singers and band will be performed by The Ridgeway Singers in a special Barnes Supper this spring. William Barnes relished the country dances, folksongs and carols of Dorset, and often wrote about community celebrations, where music was a key part of the proceedings. Alongside a feast of local fayre, including watercress soup, Blue Vinny cheese and apple cake, The Ridgeway Singers and Band will perform traditional songs collected across the County by the Hammond brothers, play dance tunes from the repertoire of Blackmore Vale fiddler Benjamin Rose, and perform some of the poems that keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset.

Tickets 01305 854205. £15 including supper

www.artsreach.co.uk


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX

Phil Beer

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler. But his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

Tickets £15 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/index.php

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Sun 26th Feb 2017

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

Steve Knightley - Landlocked Tour

The 2014 ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour saw Steve Knightley perform at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on the English countryside. In 2015, Steve turned his attention to the sea for his ‘All At Sea’ tour. Songs from both shows were recorded and two albums, ‘Off the beaten Track’ and ‘All at Sea’, emerged.
In 2017, Steve will be combining material from both recordings for his solo ‘Landlocked’ tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes.

Please note - 7.30pm start

www.steveknightley.co.uk

Tickets: £19. No concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=717


Mon 27th Feb 2017 to Fri 3rd Mar 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Playing Playford

For musicians who want to delve into the collection of dance music published by John Playford in the English Dancing Master in 1651. With expert guidance you’ll explore arranging and playing the music in different and danceable ways.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/playing-playford/


Thu 2nd Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Gill Spense and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 3rd Mar 2017

Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SP

The Hat Band

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

All welcome. No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under 16s free, Non dancers £1

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 4th Mar 2017

The Tithe Barn Symondsbury DT6 6HG

The Casterbridge Band and Caller Angela Laycock

Charity Barn Dance

Come and join The Bridport Lions at the Tithe Barn, Symondsbury for an evening of fun! We will be raising money for our funds which is distributed locally!

£10

7.00 pm - 12.00 midnight

Contact Lucy Paull: 07415 252012

Secretary AT bridportlionsclub.org

http://bridportlionsclub.org/contactus.html


Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Jigfoot with caller Ray Goodswen

Another band it's great to have back, providers of lovely music to complement Ray's no doubt challenging selection of dances.
Bring and share supper and your own beer (Woodman Inn is just opposite). Some soft drinks provided.

On-street parking or free carpark nearby.

£8 advance, £9 on the door. u-17s £4

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Othery Village Hall TA7 0QA

Vin Garbutt

Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance.

Profits to be split between Musgrove Leukaemic Group and Parkinsons UK

£14/£12 concessions (over 65)

8pm

Contact Sue Soutar: 01823 698385

suesoutar AT aol.com

vingarbutt.com


Ruishton Village Hall, Ruishton, near Taunton TA3 5JD

South West Quires Day

An opportunity to sing and play music of the village church quires with some band music that would have been in their repertoire for the local dances.

£8

10.00am – 5.00pm

For further details and an application form, please contact Jacqueline Patten: kerlistz AT gmail.com.


Sun 5th Mar 2017

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3FE

Folk Band Workshop

Folk Band workshop led by Laurel Swift Learn tunes and chords, experiment with arrangements and enjoy an informal performance. Suitable for all levels and all instruments. Notation and audio supplied.

£10 in advance/£12 on the door/£25 for all 3 workshops (15th Jan, 19th Feb 5th March)

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Jim Moray

Strikingly original and highly accomplished Jim Moray is rightly touted as one of the foremost standard bearers of twenty-first- century folk music. He continues to dazzle audiences with his musicianship and the emotional depth of his singing whilst forging a bright new path for folk music. www.jimmoray.co.uk

£15

8.00 pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets are available from the club, Nailsea Music Shop or by sending a cheque + SAE to: Nailsea Folk Club, c/o 50 Newton Green, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF
www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


Wed 8th Mar 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Steve Knightley

Show of Hands frontman Steve Knightley returns with his latest live show ‘Landlocked’.

8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm)

£18 / £16 members & concessions

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/8-march-•-steve-knightley/


Fri 10th Mar 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

FleetwoodCave

+ Mary Jane trio

Last year these two 'old hands' of the folk world came to the club at the beginning of their existence as a folk duo. 'Born' out of folk superband TRADarrr, they wowed everyone who came and have had a meteoroic rise in popularity and bookings over the past year. Now Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave are being booked for clubs and festivals up and down the country.

Support is from the spirited and psychedelic folk rock band Mary Jane, in trio form.

£12 prebooked - £14 on the door

Starts 8.15 pm, doors approx 7.45 pm, venue open from 7.00 pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk/


Sat 11th Mar 2017

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

Kitty Macfarlane with Peter James Millson

Kitty Macfarlane is “a young Somerset-based singer/songwriter blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the South West, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences” (fRoots Magazine).

Peter James Millson has photographed some of this world’s greatest musicians, and has been emerging on the other side of the camera as a strong singer/songwriter in his own right.

www.kittymacfarlane.com www.peterjamesmillson.com

Tickets: £10 Full. No concessions

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=721


Chaffcombe Village Hall TA20 4BH

Bob Fox

Bob Fox has been a well established singer on the folk circuit for many years but more recently he has become known as one of the Pitmen Poets, and as The Songman' in the stage version of Warhorse. We are lucky to have him at Chaffcombe before Warhorse goes on tour in September.

£10 inc refreshments

7.30 om

Contact Elaine: 01460 65909

e3dons AT hotmail.com

www.chaffcombe.com


Thu 16th Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Mary and Robert Blackberow and friends

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


Fri 17th Mar 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

St. Patricks night with Fougere Rouge & Friends in aid of Nailsea Memory Café

Back by popular demand, join us for an unforgettable fundraiser with upbeat arrangements of traditional and original tunes played with infectious energy by this dynamic band. All are welcome, so come enjoy an evening of classic Irish sing-alongs, Irish dancing and bundles of fiery gigs and reels to set the pulse racing.

£10

8.00 pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets are available from the club, Nailsea Music Shop or by sending a cheque + SAE to: Nailsea Folk Club, c/o 50 Newton Green, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF
www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


South Petherton Church TA13 5DQ

Fiddlestix with caller Dick Carlyon

7 for 7.30pm

£8 adults
£4 children
Ploughman's supper included
Licensed Bar

Tickets at N&D newsagent in SP or 01460 249288


Sat 18th Mar 2017

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

The Peatbog Faeries

A 'Chance to Dance' Event

Celebrating 25 years as a band in 2016, The Peatbog Faeries bring Celtic dance music into the 21st Century, incorporating influences taking them from traditional Jigs and Reels through Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae and more. A true flavour of Traditional Scottish music whilst offering high-octane Celtic dance music.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £20 Full. No concessions. www.peatbogfaeries.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=723


Tue 21st Mar 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Moore Moss & Rutter

Moore Moss Rutter is a contemporary trio consisting of Tom Moore (violin), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar and vocals). Their material is often developed from traditional English folk tunes and pieces of their own compositions, which are heavily arranged using elements of folk, jazz, classical and bluegrass.

www.mooremossrutter.co.uk

£12

8.00 pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets are available from the club, Nailsea Music Shop or by sending a cheque + SAE to: Nailsea Folk Club, c/o 50 Newton Green, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF
www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


Fri 24th Mar 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Arish Mel

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


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

The Jar Family

Styled ‘Industrial Folk’, these musicians from the North East are stunning. A festival organiser tipped them as ones to watch “a superb band..... One looks like a 60s Dylan, whilst another is an archetypical stevedore type with waistcoat, bowler and tattoos and looks like he spits rivets into ship plates for a living”.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.thejarfamily.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=724


Sat 25th Mar 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1 HF

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro

Supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist Martin Harley and stand up bass player Daniel Kimbro hit the road following the success of their acclaimed album Live At Southern Ground

8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm)

£14 / £12 members & concessions

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/25-march-•-martin-harley-and-daniel-kimbro/


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

Emily Portman and the Coracle band

In March 2017 Emily Portman will be touring with The Coracle Band, a stellar cast of musicians who featured on the studio album, now brought together to recreate Coracle in an ambitious live show.

£15 - £14 members / concessions

8.00 pm

http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/event/emilyportmanandthecoracleband/


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX

Tinderbox

Award winning contemporary folk group Tinderbox were originally formed in 1997 by Dublin born singer-songwriter Monique Houraghan and guitarist/songwriter Dan Tucker. Since 2007, talented multi-instrumentalist and session musician Bob Burke has completed the dynamic trio line-up.

Tickets £12 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/index.php

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Simply Ukuleles

Tutor: Sally Vaughan
Join our regular ukulele workshop leader on this one day exploration of the seemingly simple ukulele. The workshop will focus on instrumental pieces including popular classics, jazz standards, folk songs and music hall favourites. The emphasis will be on learning and developing your playing technique without the distraction of vocals. A chance to really get to grips with improving your style and playing skills from percussive basics to fingerpicking style and the principles of effective ensemble playing. Suitable for any level of player with a grasp of half a dozen basic chords.

Sally Vaughan is a qualified teacher and co-founder of ‘tHE bUCKY-dON’TS: Bridport Ukulele Group’.

For further information about Sally visit her website www.sallyukulele.co.uk or http://www.bridportukulelegroup.org.uk

09.45am - 4.00pm

Fee: £52.00

http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/simply-ukuleles/1233/


Sun 26th Mar 2017

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

Acoustic Night

On our performers night The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres.
All types of performance welcome - The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance.... All have the opportunity to deliver for 10 - 15 minutes with full PA and lighting system.
So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot (0196331580 Mob 07715501157). He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=9&products_id=740



Wed 29th Mar 2017

The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL

Maddy Prior

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves.
Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.

£16.50

http://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/maddy-prior-in-concert/


Thu 30th Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Brian Heaton

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


Fri 31st Mar 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Mike Silver

+ Nigel Waite

The eternally popular singer/songwriter Mike Silver makes a welcome return to Wessex Acoustic.

Supporting him is Bournemouth based Nigel Waite.

£12 pre-booked, £14 on the door

Starts 8.15 pm, doors approx 7.45 pm, venue open from 7.00 pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk/


Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SP

No Strings Attached (Accordion, fiddle, keyboard) with Richard Gracie calling

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under16s free. Non dancers £1

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 1st Apr 2017

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

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Two Award-winning songwriters share the stage…..

Steve Tilson and Jez Lowe, two of the UK Acoustic/Folk scene's finest songwriters, join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft.

www.stevetilston.com
www.jezlowe.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=726


Tue 4th Apr 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Ukulele Workshop: Beginners

Tutor: Sally Vaughan
Always wanted to play an instrument but thought you never could? – Yes Uke Can! This workshop will introduce you to the ukulele from scratch. You will learn how to: hold it, tune it, strum it, play 5 simple chords and put them all together in a few familiar songs. This one day course is ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of playing a musical instrument. It is also suitable for those who have tried to teach themselves the ukulele but would like some guidance. In a few short hours you will be strumming along to familiar songs and enjoying the pleasures of communal music making in a friendly and supportive group.

Ukuleles are available to loan for the day but please request one on booking. Please also indicate if you are a left-handed player.
Sally Vaughan is a qualified teacher and co-founder of ‘tHE bUCKY-dON’TS: Bridport Ukulele Group’.

For further information about Sally visit her website www.sallyukulele.co.uk or http://www.bridportukulelegroup.org.uk

09.45am - 4.00pm
Fee: £52.00

http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/ukulele-workshop-beginners/1239/


Thu 6th Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Richard Digance

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin and Robin Williams, or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen. Richard Digance has.

8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

£17/ £15

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/6-april-•-richard-digence/


Fri 7th Apr 2017

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

Stompin’ Dave

The Dorset-based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer. He sings and plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano and tap dances in an Old-Time, flat-footing style, often whilst simultaneously playing and singing.

A Private Promotion.

www.stompindave.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £10 Advance. £12 on the door

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=727


Sat 8th Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow are building a huge reputation for their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

8pm

£12 / £10 Concessions / £5 Livefor5

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/8-april-•-ninebarrow/


Thu 13th Apr 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Rosie Shaw and Ivor and Holly

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


Thu 20th Apr 2017

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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo - 2016 & 2013 - the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’ (fRoots).

www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=729


Fri 21st Apr 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Ric Sanders Trio

+ Reset prose

The main fiddler for Fairport Convention, Ric Sanders, is bringing his friends, Vo Fletcher and Mike Gregory, to make sweet music. Classical folk and popular tunes with a jazz influence.

Support is by Reset Prose coming all the way from Suffolk to perform for us.

£14 pre-booked, £16 on the door

Starts 8.15 pm, doors approx 7.45 pm, venue open from 7.00 pm

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk/


Sun 23rd Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

8pm

£14 / £12 Concessions / £5 Livefor5

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/23-april-•-kathryn-roberts-and-sean-lakeman/


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Dan Walsh

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Dan Walsh has recorded two critically acclaimed solo albums with another on the way and many tours of the UK and recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India and New Zealand to his credit.

www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk

£10

8.00 pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets are available from the club, Nailsea Music Shop or by sending a cheque + SAE to: Nailsea Folk Club, c/o 50 Newton Green, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF
www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


Thu 27th Apr 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jeroka (caller TBC)

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


Fri 28th Apr 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Reel Good, 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


Maiden Beech Academy Hall. Lyme Road. Crewkerne TA18 8HG

Banter

Ceilidh with the fabulous 'BANTER' featuring Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and Tim Waller on drum, trumpet and calling! Check them out on 'Feast of Folk Banter' on Youtube.

The Ceilidh is to celebrate the Pom Pom community event in town.

7.30-10.30pm

Tickets : £10 Family ticket (2adults, 2children under 16): £25.
Licensed Bar (applied for)
Contact: crewkernepompom AT gmail.com
Follow Creative Crewkerne Face Book Page.
Or Meg Rose 07877206124.


Sat 29th Apr 2017

Shelley Theatre, 16 Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

Bournemouth Spring Folk Festival

A one day folk festival at the Shelley

The festival music runs from 2pm to 10.30pm. The programme will alternate between concerts in the Theatre proper and more informal music in the new Mulberry Lounge.

www.bournemouthfolkclub.com
fawm43 AT gmail.com


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

Seckou Keita

A true master of the kora - a 22-stringed West African harp - Seckou, from the Casmance area of Southern Senegal, was a childhood prodigy, born of the line of griots and kings. Seckou has graced the international stage since 1996, earning worldwide acclaim for his kora playing and appearing with a host of fellow artists, including Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Miriam Makeba and Neil Finn.

www.seckoukeita.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=730


Sat 6th May 2017

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

Ninebarrow

This multi-award-winning duo are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the Folk tradition. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath-taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14. Full. £13 Concessions.

www.ninebarrow.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=731


Thu 11th May 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 12th May 2017

Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish

£6 accompanied under 16s free. Non dancers £1

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 13th May 2017

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

Martin Simpson

The remarkable intimate solo performances that 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.

8.00 pom

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.martinsimpson.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=732


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

Pete Harris/Jon Vaughan

Pete has performed in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and New Zealand, where he headlined at several festivals.

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

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

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


Thu 25th May 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Mary and Robert Blackberow and Friends

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


Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

The Phil Beer Band

The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock.

8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

£20 / £18 members and concessions

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/25-may-•-phil-beer-band/


Fri 26th May 2017

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

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

Phone: 01278 422700

info AT bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk

http://www.angehardy.com/gigs/2017/05/26/bridgwater-arts-centre-duo


The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

7.30 pm

£12.50

http://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/kathryn-roberts-sean-lakeman/


Sat 27th May 2017

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

Phil Beer Band

with support from The Hawthornes

A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event

A spirited fusion of friendship and musicianship, the Phil Beer Band delve into the back catalogues of Phil’s beloved Country, Rock, Folk and Blues influences throughout the years to create their infectious and unique ‘Folk n Roll’ sound. .

8.00 pm

Ticket: £19. No concessions.

www.philbeer.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=734


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

Acoustic Night

On our performers night The David Hall hands over its professional stage and outstanding acoustics to budding artists of all genres.

So, if you're a performer, then get in touch with Chris and book a spot (0196331580 Mob 07715501157). He takes artist names and we allocate spots on a 'first come, first on' basis.

7.30 pm

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

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=9&products_id=739


Fri 2nd Jun 2017

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

Sunjay

Sunjay’s style has that natural drift between Folk and Blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There has been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award.

8.00 pm

Ticket: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

http://www.sunjay.tv

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=735


Thu 8th Jun 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Aileen Wills and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 16th Jun 2017

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

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward is an impressive original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £13 Full. £12 Concessions.

www.lucywardsings.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=737


Thu 22nd Jun 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Gill Spense and Ian Bryson and Co

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


Thu 6th Jul 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas and Ivor and Holly

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


Tue 11th Jul 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Dancing Through History

What did dancing mean to Chaucer, Shakespeare and Jane Austen? How did ordinary people dance? How do we know? How did Italian quattrocento dances reach England, what did Charles II call "the old dance of England", and why did ex-slave Ignatius Sancho name a dance tune "Trip to Dillington"? Follow English dancing through five centuries of literature -- and maybe try some! All welcome.

9.45am - 4.00pm
Fee: £52.00

http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/dancing-through-history/1361/


Thu 20th Jul 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ivor and Holly (caller TBC)

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


Fri 11th Aug 2017

Bridport

Bridport Folk Festival

More details as and when

https://www.facebook.com/folkbridport2017/


Sat 12th Aug 2017

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

Issy and David Emeney

Melodeon, Guitar, Voices
Husband and wife duo for Eileen Ann's birthday party

A top-class melodeon player with a rare lyrical touch and a fine sense of harmony. Issy is also an excellent composer of sophisticated instrumental pieces.

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

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

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


Wed 13th Sep 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ian Ladbroke and Ivor and Holly

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


Sat 16th Sep 2017

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

Jez Lowe

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely
reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK acoustic music scene. At Acorn for third time as we highly
regard him – one of the busiest performers in the country.

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

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

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


Thu 28th Sep 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Aileen Wills and Jeroka

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


Fri 6th Oct 2017 to Sun 8th Oct 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend

Suitable for those who already have a good working knowledge of common steps and formations in Scottish Country Dancing, this weekend will provide you with an opportunity to improve your technique, learn new dances and enjoy all social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing. There will be social dancing on Friday, Saturday and classes both Saturday and Sunday morning and an optional workshop on Saturday afternoon. Please note this weekend is not suitable for beginners.

The balance of fees for this weekend will be payable by 11 August 2017.

Tutors: Margo Priestley & Tom McKinley
Musicians: Robert Mackay & Judith Muir

Runs from dinner on Friday to after lunch on Sunday

Res Fee (from): £355.00
Non Res Fee: £239.00
http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/argyll-scottish-country-dancing-weekend/1083/


Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Argyll Scottish Country Musicians Weekend

For musicians interested in playing for Scottish Country Dancing within a band; no experience of band playing is required. A practical grounding in all aspects of band musicianship and playing for dancing, drawn from Ian’s experience over 35 years. Learn the characteristics of the Reel, Jig and Strathspey, uniquely Scottish instrumental techniques, phrasing, sequencing and repertoire, the body language associated with drive and lift … and more besides!

Runs from dinner on Friday to after lunch on Sunday
Res Fee (from): £355.00
Non Res Fee: £239.00 What's included?

http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/argyll-scottish-country-musicians-weekend/1463/


Thu 12th Oct 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Pip Oxenbury and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 13th Oct 2017 to Sun 15th Oct 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Singing For Larks - Singing in Harmony Weekend

Singing with others is an exhilarating and liberating experience that everybody can enjoy. Singings for Larks workshops, run by Faith Watson, are based on the tradition of learning songs by ear. This approach makes the joy of singing with others easily accessible to those who are new to singing, whilst offering more experienced singers the opportunity to develop their aural skills. On this Singing in Harmony workshop the songs are drawn from a variety of cultures and styles, from international folk to soul, from golden oldies to original songs. Some are simple and bring instant rewards and some are more complex, taking longer to learn. All the songs are carefully chosen and arranged to inspire people of different abilities and tastes to sing together in perfect harmony.

Runs from dinner on Friday to tea on Sunday

To make a booking telephone the Bookings Office 01460 258613. For further information about Singing for Larks and this course, go to: www.singingforlarks.co.uk or you can contact Faith Watson at Singing for Larks direct: faith AT singingforlarks.co.uk 0161 881 0855.

Res Fee (from): £358.00
Non Res Fee: £254.00 What's included?

http://www.dillington.com/events/all-courses-date-order/4/singing-for-larks-singing-in-harmony-weekend/1084/


Thu 26th Oct 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Rosie Shaw and Ian Bradenton and Co

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


Thu 9th Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Eileen Nightingale and Ivor and Holly

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


Thu 23rd Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas and Amycrofters

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


Thu 7th Dec 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Robert and Mary Blackberow and Friends

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


Thu 21st Dec 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and Ivor and Holly

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