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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/


Thu 25th Aug 2016

Montacute House (National Trust), near Yeovil TA15 6XP

Court & country dancing in a Tudor manor house

with Ann Hinchliffe

Have a go at dances from Tudor times at Montacute House.
11.30-12.30 and 2.30h-3.30h, on the North Walk.
No experience necessary; suitable for all ages but some dances are vigorous.
Might interest Cotswold morris dancers, and Circle dancers, to spot some similarities in steps and shapes!

Free once you've paid for your entrance ticket or NT membership. Sorry no concs yet for dancers, but if interested in possible future dancing, e-mail me or watch this space.

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


Sat 27th Aug 2016

Shillingstone Railway Station DT11 0SA

Quangle Wangle Choir

Free mini-concerts commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset & Dorset Railway

1.30-2.30 pm

and

3.00-4.00 pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com


Tue 30th Aug 2016 to Fri 2nd Sep 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Manor Folk Summer School

Paul Hutchinson, Jo Freya, Kevin Dempsey, Kerry Fletcher, Stewart Hardy, Carolyn Robson

This is the fourth year of our folk music, dance and song summer school – for all ages and abilities – led by a crack team of tutors who have detailed knowledge and extensive experience of a wide spectrum of folk.

We still have rooms available in the Manor and Mews, and if you're an outdoor-type, why not extend your festival season and camp in the grounds?

Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):
£320 – single ensuite room, £290 – sharing an ensuite room, £290 – single non-ensuite room, £240 – sharing non-ensuite room, Camping per person (all meals, and activities): £210, Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities): £95

Call 01984 618274 ext 1
Email office AT halswaymanor.org.uk
Online: http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-manor-shanty-weekend-2016/


Wed 31st Aug 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


Fri 2nd Sep 2016 to Sun 4th Sep 2016

Stogumber

Stogumber Festival

Three days of music in this idyllic west Somerset village in St Mary's Church, Stogumber Village Hall and the village square.

Easy car parking. Food hub.

Artists: Sally Barker trio, Thirsty Jenny, Kadia, Club of No Regrets, Jekyll and Hyde, Johnny Mars, Kizzie Crawford, Mitchell and Vincent, Stoggymen, Soalcake, Jacob & Drinkwater

All events (including classical and choral) listed on the website
www.stogumberfestival.com
0845 539 0168


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


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

Moore, Moss, Rutter

Moore Moss Rutter (Tom Moore, Archie Churchill - Moss & Jack Rutter) are a trio of musicians who are reworking traditional native English tunes and songs into something far more contemporary.

www.mooremossrutter.co.uk

8pm.
£14.00

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=646


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

International Nyckelharpa

Halsway Manor welcomes an international line-up showcasing the nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle), with performances from the tutors of the popular ‘Harpas at Halsway’ weekend.
With: Vicki Swan (UK), Magnus Holmström, Sigtuna (Sweden) and Johannes Mayr, Breitscheidt (Germany)

Bar opens at 7.30pm, performance starts at 8pm.
Tickets: £10 / £4 full-time students (any age)

For more information visit www.halswaymanor.org.uk or contact Halsway Manor: 01984 618274 ext 1 / office AT halswaymanor.org.uk.


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/


Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

Polly Morris Band, Paul J Openshaw, Out of Nowhere

A night of good humoured variety featuring the songs of Polly Morris (www.pollymorris.co.uk), the songs of Paul J Openshaw (www.paulopenshaw.com) and with comedy improvisation from "Out of Nowhere" (www.outofnowhereimpro.co.uk).

£12.00

7.30pm

Contact Shelley Theatre: 01202 413600

boxoffice AT shelleytheatre.co.uk

www.shelleytheatre.co.uk


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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Nothing but the best at Wessex Acoustic. Kathryn and Sean are sheer delight, supremely professional and highly entertaining. An eclectic mix of music and song styles.
Support is from Gill & Bob Berry, amazing traditional folk song singers as well as organisers of Devizes Folk Club, and organisers of the mighty Chippenham Folk Festival.

£14 pre-booked, £16 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Burton Bradstock Village Hall DT6 4QS

Veast of Folk Ceilidh - Tim Laycock and Friends, caller Angela Laycock

Ploughman's supper and Bar. Raffle
Booking essential.

All profits for the R.N.L.I.

Adults £8 Children £4 Family Ticket £20

7 - 10 pm

Contact Bryan Brown: 01308 897421

Tickets via burtonfolktickets AT gmail.com

www.facebook.com/burtonbradstockfolkfestival


Fri 16th Sep 2016 to Sun 18th Sep 2016

Priston, near Bath BA2 9EE

Priston Festival

Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and family-fun around two free outdoor stages in the beautiful village of Priston, 6 miles from Bath. Ticketed events are also staged in the village hall and church over the weekend.

Most events free, see website for details.
For more details including ticket info see our website: www.priston.org.uk/festival.


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


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

This hugely entertaining and highly gifted duo met in 2011 and have appeared at all the major folk festivals across Europe. They won BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2013, the Horizon Award in 2013 and were nominated for best duo in 2015.

http://russellalgar.co.uk/

£12

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


Sat 17th Sep 2016

Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

Jump at the Sun

Jump at the Sun

Barn dance

Ploughman's supper provided.
Bar available

£10 adults £5 children

Start time: 7pm-7.30pm
Finish time: 10.30pm

Contact june: 01305 814472

jes_reed AT hotmail.com


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

The Acoustic Strawbs

From beginning to end, this veteran group put to shame bands a third their age with the majesty of their arrangements, the craftsmanship of their tunes and their lyrics, which remain as socially relevant as they were decades ago.

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.strawbsweb.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=648


Sun 18th Sep 2016

Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton DT2 0BD

Music session

All welcome to this rather good English session. Non players always welcome to read, chat and sample the guest brews. The hot chocolate looks good, too.

7:30 - 10:45 pm

Contact Ruth or Colin Thompson: 01300 321396

fiddler AT casterbridge.net


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


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

Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger, a member of the North American musical Seeger family, is a singer of traditional Anglo-American songs and activist songmaker.

8.00 pm

£15.00

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



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

Home Service

Formed in 1981, Home Service, the ground-breaking, vibrant and quintessentially English 8-piece Rock-Folk band, made a dramatic and award-winning return to prominence in 2011 with a best-selling live album and a string of major festival appearances.Come and listen to the very first public gig by the new lineup, here at the David Hall.

8pm

Tickets: £19 Full £18. Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=649


Sat 24th Sep 2016

Briantspuddle Village Hall DT2 7HT

The Watkins & Swarbrick Band

The band bring their unique brand of wide-ranging acoustic music to the village of Briantspuddle. Multi-instrumentalists Simon Swarbrick and Ken Watkins have an enduring musical affinity that translates into a truly moving performance. Vocalist, Ken, is a masterful portrayer of songs and along with Simon's superlative playing of fiddle, mandolin and guitars, they take the audience on a journey from folk to country to jazz and all places in between. Vocals are also provided by the unique bluesy and very appealing voice of acclaimed singer Lucy Watkins. The harmonies between Ken, Lucy & Angela Heron Watkins have been described as a wonderful blend. Throw in some lively banter, an informal approach and you have the recipe for an intimate and relaxed evening of great quality music. SEAT RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL from the box office. No ticket price - instead pay what you think the performance was worth at the end of the show. You are welcome to bring your own drinks.

Pay what you like at the end of the show

8pm

Contact Box Office: 01305 837299


Sun 25th Sep 2016

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.

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=8&products_id=637


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


Durweston Village Hall DT11 0QA

Arish Mel Band and caller

Barn Dance

Bar open 7 pm with nibbles provided. Any profits to local charities.

£8 in advance or £10 on the night at the door

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Village Hall, Durweston: 01258 488883


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


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

Ralph McTell

Folk music hero, Ralph Mctell is undeniably one of the great musical storytellers. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter and the Brewhouse is delighted to welcome him back again this Autumn.

7:30 pm

All tickets from £21

http://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/ralph-mctell/


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

Musica Viva and Voice of the People

Each year Yvette Staelens natural voice choir ‘Voice of the People’ visits a different European country with Bridgwater International.
Last year they visited the Slovenian town of Kranj, situated in the Julian Alps and performed with the Slovenianchoir ‘Musica Viva’.
On October 1st the Slovenian choir will be in Somerset and the 2 choirs will repeat their performance onstage at the Bridgwater Arts Centre.
Expect to hear an eclectic mixture of world music, spiritual songs and vocal standards.

www.bridgwaterinternational.co.uk

8.00 pm

£12 / £11 concession / £10 members

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


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

The Roving Crows

A 'Chance to Dance' Event

Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms. The band comprises fiddle, guitar, bass, percussion and vocals.

8pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.rovingcrows.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=652


Fri 7th Oct 2016

St Mary’s Church, Burton Bradstock

Beaminster Gallery Quire

7.30pm

ronald AT emett.co.uk


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

Chris Leslie

+ Kadia as support

Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention, St Agnes Fountain, Feast of Fiddles) is bringing his guitar, mandolin and wonderful fiddle back to entertain us, with his selection of songs and tunes, many written by himself.
Supporting Chris is the fantastic local young trio Kadia

£12 pre-booked, £14 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


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

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

The band are a hot five-piece, that features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion) and Ted Harbot (double bass). The songs are penned by Rob Heron and are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.

8pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=654


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


Tue 11th Oct 2016

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

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery & infectious humour – all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy.

7:30 pm

Adult from £20
Student/Child from £15

http://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/mugenkyo-taiko-drummers/


Thu 13th Oct 2016

The Trooper, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JW

Jimmy Crowley

One of the finest and most knowledgeable of singers and musicians, Jimmy has been one of the most respected and well-loved figures in Irish music for many years now. A most able ambassador for his native Cork.

Tickets £10.00 from John Waltham on 01963 362890.


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


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Bob Fox

Bob is from the North East. He is recognised as having one of the greatest voices in folk music. He performs north east ballads and contemporary songs, accompanying his beautiful, rich voice with intricate guitar and dulcimer.

http://www.bobfoxmusic.com/

8pm

£10

http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk


Sat 15th Oct 2016

Barrington Village Hall TA19 0JE

Early dance & music workshop with Doves Figary

Branles, pavans and country dances from the 1500s and 1600s: a day of workshops for dancers and musicians.
Led by Baroque musicians Frances Eustace and Colin Thompson, and historical dance specialist Ann Hinchliffe.
Learn basic tunes or steps for beginners, explore interpretations for more experienced players and dancers.
All acoustic instruments welcome, whether played by ear or from sheet music.
Workshops 10.30M - 1.00 pm, dance to try out new skills 2.30 - 5.00 pm (with coffee/tea breaks).
Light refreshments provided, BYO lunch or go to nearby pub.
Details: 019935 472771 or thedancingmaster AT outlook.com.
Sponsored by the Historical Dance Society, http://www.dhds.org.uk

£5 just morning or afternoon, £8 whole day.

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


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

The Churchfitters

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

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. No concessions

www.churchfitters.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=657


Acorn Folk Club, The United Reform Church, Bancks Street, Minehead, TA24 8AG

Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

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

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


Fri 21st Oct 2016

The Victoria Rooms, Milverton, Somerset TA4 1JU

Faustus

https://www.facebook.com/faustusmusic
https://www.twitter.com/faustusfolk
www.faustusband.com

01823 400 416

www.milvertonmusic.co.uk


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

O'Hooley & Tidow

+ support Jess Vincent

The highly original and talented duo Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow are returning to the club with their self-penned songs based on the life, times, and folk lore of their local area.
Supported by local singer-songwriter Jess Vincent.

£12 pre-booked, £14 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

In 2009 Phillip, one of the UK’s finest slide guitarists and harmonica players returned to Devon having been studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta. He met Devonian fiddle player / singer Hannah Martin and the two instantly formed a powerful musical connection.

http://www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

8pm

£12

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


Sat 22nd Oct 2016

Donyatt Village Hall TA19 0RG

The Casterbridge Band

Barn Dance

Lovely village hall with sprung floor. Lots of parking. Bring your own food and drink. www.thecasterbridgeband

£5.00

7.30 - 11.00

Contact Anne Beveridge or Phil King: 01460 259835 or 53861

iainbeveridge548 AT btinternet.com


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

Keston Cobblers' Club

With Support from “Small Town Jones”

As fans will know, the Cobblers’ music isn’t just uplifting; it’s often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With a new album slated for early 2017, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.

“Small Town Jones” (Jim Jones).

Small Town Jones is fast becoming known for his own unique trademark soundscape of honest intensity and heartfelt, emotional songwriting.

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.kestoncobblers.club

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=658


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/


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.

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=8&products_id=641


Sat 29th Oct 2016

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

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the Folk/Roots/Acoustic scene in recent years – a journey that has resulted in their winning the 'Best Duo' in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and have been nominated in the same category for 2016.

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=659


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/


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

Hicks & Goulbourn

+ Support Threadbare Ravens

The maestro of the guitar, Steve Hicks, accompanied by the sweet singing Lynn Goulbourn, are coming back to Wessex Acoustic. Folk, jazz, classical, ragtime, and many more styles of tunes and songs fill their repertoire.
Supporting them we have Carolan Burke and Dave McKenzie, known as Threadbare Ravens.

£10 pre-booked, £12 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


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


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

Clive Carroll Acoustic Guitar Workshop

This workshop will be centred around a 10-step progressive guide to soloing over a pulsating bass line. You will learn how to gain further independence between the thumb & fingers of the picking hand, which will inevitably improve your finger style technique in general.

Please bring along your guitar and spend a few hours learning from one of the UK's finest, in a relaxed and informal setting! (Suitable for adequate beginners to intermediate level)

3-5pm

Workshop Tickets: £15.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=662


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

Clive Carroll

Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, make him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

8pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.clivecarroll.co.uk

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=661


Mon 7th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Job Boden

Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. Now autumn 2016 sees Jon tour for first time performing entirely solo

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/


Wed 9th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Afro Celt Sound System

With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their 20th anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’and a UK tour bringing their exhilarating live show to venues around the country.

http://www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk/

Tickets: £23.50
A £1 Ticket Levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/afro-celt-sound-system/


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

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.

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/music/blog/seth-lakeman-with-wildwood-kin


Fri 11th Nov 2016

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor is an immense song writing talent. Smart, witty and insightful lyrics combine with unforgettable tunes in performances which are truly compelling. She produces the most beautiful, emotionally engaging music.

http://www.janetaylor.co.uk/music

8pm

£10

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


Sat 12th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Seth Lakeman

Plus support from 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.
http://www.sethlakeman.co.uk/

Tickets: £23
A £1 Ticket Levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/seth-lakeman/


Sun 13th Nov 2016

Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Harry Browns fundraiser for Memory Cafe

This is a night of rousing sea shanties and sea songs with the infamous Harry Browns and their friends in aid of Nalisea Memory cafe for people with dementia now held on Wednesday afternoons at Nailsea Tithe Barn.

Organised by Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust in association with Nailsea Folk Club.

£8

7.30 pm

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


Sat 19th Nov 2016

Caryford Community Hall BA7 7JJ

Reg Meuross

An opportunity to see acclaimed English singer-songwriter Reg Meuross perform the beautiful and well-crafted songs of his latest album "December" as well as some old favourites.
This event is a fundraiser for the expansion and improved facilities at Caryford Community Hall

£10.00

Door and bar from 6.45 pm Concert starts 7.30 pm

cfch.website AT gmail.com

www.caryfordhall.co.uk


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

Calan

Calan can breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.calan-band.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=664


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/


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.

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=8&products_id=642


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


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

Paul Downes & Mick Ryan

+ Support Rod Jenkins

The multi talented Paul Downes is teamed up with Mick Ryan, who has one of the best voices in folk music, and is the writer of many songs and folk operas.

Supported by our own king of Americana, Rod Jenkins.

£10 pre-booked, £12 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


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

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific fiddle groups. Over the last 17 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.

www.blazinfiddles.com

8pm

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=665


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


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

Police Dog Hogan

With eight members in the full line-up and instruments including guitar, accordion, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and trumpet, Police Dog Hogan draw their influences from many different wells. You could call it Americana, Country-Folk, Folk-Pop or even Urban Bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band is willing to take on and, if necessary, transform.

www.policedoghogan.com

8pm

Tickets: £16. No concessions

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=666


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


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

St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for the Christmas Tour each December. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions. Also playing Saturday 10th December

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=668


Sat 10th Dec 2016

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

St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for the Christmas Tour each December. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

8pm

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions. Also playing Friday 9th December

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=667


Fri 16th Dec 2016

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

Sound Tradition + Two Coats Colder

A special seasonal concert with the amazing harmonies of the sublime voices of Sound Tradition from Suffolk, plus the highly original sound of Two Coats Colder, the four-piece band now based in Essex.

£10 pre-booked, £12 on the door

Doors 7.45 pm approx, starts 8.15 pm (Venue 7.00 pm)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 17th Dec 2016

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

Belshazzar's Feast

On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional Folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of Classical and Jazz, with a bit of Pop and Music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour.

www.belshazzarsfeast.com

8pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=670


Sun 18th Dec 2016

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.

https://www.facebook.com/AcousticNightatTheDavidHall
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=8&products_id=640


Sat 31st Dec 2016

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

New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Jigs for Gigs and caller Simon Maplesden

What better way to bring in 2017 in style with music and dance at The David Hall. Our New Year's Eve party/Ceilidh is now firmly established as one of our favourite nights of the year. A splendid time with great music, lots of dancing and a super buffet at a very reasonable price. All the family welcome.

DO PLEASE NOTE. We ALWAYS sell out well before the end of December. BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £15 including Buffet. No concessions.

NB: Advance tickets only. Please book by Thursday 29 December

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=671


Sat 21st Jan 2017

Acorn Folk Club, The United Reform Church, Bancks Street, Minehead, TA24 8AG

Home Grown Talent plus Special Features -- Bring and share party

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

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


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