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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


Mon 26th Sep 2016 to Fri 30th Sep 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Violin Making

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

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/violin-making/


Mon 26th Sep 2016

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Pete Coe

Pete's strong, distinctive voice is enhanced by his instrumental versatility, the ringing strings of his bouzouki, the sweet chords of his mountain dulcimer, the plaintive frailing banjo & the pulsing reeds of his melodeon. He's also a country dance caller, creator & band musician. He sings, plays & step dances, sometimes all at once!

£12 / £10 concessions

8.00 pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Tue 27th Sep 2016 to Wed 30th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Winter’s Tales

As the shadows gather and the firelight flickers, now is the time to brighten the lengthening nights with storytelling. This traditional storytelling course is for beginners and improvers and is guaranteed to leave you with a tale or two to tell. Discovering seasonal stories for the solstice, Christmas, and worldwide wintery myths and folktales, we will learn and develop storytelling skills, season our repertoire and hear Somerset’s own ghost stories.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winters-tales/


Tue 27th Sep 2016

Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Kara Richards, Martin Weston and Tin Angel

Folk Night, hosted by Paul J Openshaw, Richard & Lesley Quayle

8.00 pm

Contact Lesley or Richard: 07884 364516

DraxArmsFolkNight AT groups.facebook.com

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


Wed 28th Sep 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

The Bristol Ceilidh Quartet, caller Lisa Heywood

Everyone is welcome to this late-summer knees-up at Halsway Manor. Whether you’re new to ceilidh-dancing or a seasoned pro, or even if you prefer to watch from the sidelines than throw yourself into the fray!

£5

8.00 pm

Contact Kitty Macfarlane

marketing AT halswaymanor.org.uk

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/agm-dinner-dance-bristol-ceilidh-quartet-lisa-heywood/


Fri 30th Sep 2016 to Sun 2nd Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

English Fiddle Weekend

North Devon duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and the North East’s Tom McConville (BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year) share a love of traditional English fiddle music and also compose their own tunes.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/english-fiddle-weekend/


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


Swanmead Community School (Ilminster) TA19 OBL

Mitchell and Vincent, with Olive Mitchell calling

A fundraising barndance for the school which has become a bit of a regular event and promises to be a fun evening out for all the family.
Food and a licensed bar will be available on the night plus of course no event is complete without a raffle!

www.mitchellandvincent.com
www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent/

£5 for adults and £2.50 for children

7.00 - 10.00 pm

Tickets are available direct from the school office at Swanmead Community School in Ilminster.
01460 52431

office AT swanmead.somerset.sch.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/174955399537830/


Dorchester Corn Exchange DT1 1HF

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music.

£12/£10 members and concessions/ £5 Livefor5

8pm (doors and bar 7:30pm)

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/30-september-•-southern-tenant-folk-union-•/


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
Buy online (and send email to advise), at in-town venues, or book by phone/email - all before midday on Friday 30th September. After that emails/phone messages will not be picked up and tickets will only be available on the door.

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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, Tom McConville

An informal gig presented by the three tutors on our English Fiddle Weekend.

8pm

Pricing
£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/nick-wyke-becki-driscoll-tom-mcconville/


Weymouth Bay Methodist Church DT4 7TH

Quangle Wangle Choir

On the Slow Train concert features songs about all sorts of travelling in celebration of journeys by train, sea and Shank's pony!

£7, accompanied children free

7.30pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com

quanglewanglechoir.co.uk


Sun 2nd Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Dipper Malkin

An early evening concert with Dipper Malkin – an inspiring duo that melds new ideas with traditional song and dance tunes, the result being beautifully honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition.

6pm–8pm

Pricing
£10 - Adults
£5 - Concessions
Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/dipper-malkin/


Mon 3rd Oct 2016 to Fri 7th Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Autumn American Contra Dance Week

Our American Contra Dance weeks are tremendously popular and often sell out so we really do encourage early booking for these fantastic courses.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/autumn-american-contra-dance-week-2016/


Tue 4th Oct 2016

Pilgrim House, Hope Square, Weymouth DT4 8TU

Open Night

The theme this month is 'Earning a living'. Find those Work songs, old or new, and perform them at Pilgrim House.
We would love to hear them!

£3 entry, Performers £1

7.30 - 10.45 pm

Contact John: 07757 876274

johnforsdyke AT gmail.com


Fri 7th Oct 2016 to Sun 9th Oct 2016

Street YHA BA16 0TZ

Laurel Swift - Weekend Folk Music Course

A dynamic yet relaxing weekend away for players of all instruments, focusing on improving ensemble skills for playing folk music in small and large groups. A chance to learn new tunes and explore the many options for what to do with them. Hosted by Laurel Swift, this is a weekend of inspiring classes, homecooked food, informal sessions and country walks. The retreat will be a great way to learn new tunes, make new friends and and discover a new part of the country with stunning views across Somerset.

£160 / £110 incl accom & food

Contact Laurel Swift: 07855 389360

laurelswiftfolk AT gmail.com

http://www.laurelswift.co.uk/street-folk-retreat


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


The Town Hall, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

William Barnes Evening and all things Dorset

with: Tim Laycock, Bonny Sarten, The William Barnes Society, John Waltham and Wessex Morris Men.

This is ticketed event as numbers are limited! No tickets on the door! The event is a celebration of the life and works of William Barnes. There will be a variety of song, music, poetry and dance, with the chance of partaking in some barn dancing. Includes a light Dorset supper. All profits of the event are going to the Dorset County Museum.

£10-00

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7-30pm

Contact Peter Metcalf (Wessex Morris Men): 01300 348572

metcalf.peter AT yahoo.co.uk


Cranborne Village Hall BH21 5QB

New Scorpion Band

The New Scorpion Band is one of the most entertaining and original groups in British traditional music. Their virtuosic playing, rich vocal harmonies, sophisticated musical arrangements and spectacular collection of traditional and historical instruments combine to create the distinctive sound that has won the New Scorpion Band a wide following, both in Britain and internationally.

7.30

Tickets on the door £10.00

http://www.new-scorpion-band.com


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


Broadstone Memorial Hall, 7 Tudor Road, Broadstone, Poole BH18 8AW

iFolk and caller Ian Nichol

No bar, it’'s a bring your own
No organised supper – but do feel free to bring your own snacks / nibbles etc
Plenty of free parking nearby

£8

8.00 - 11.00 pm

Tickets can be ordered from Geoff Knapman (in person, phone 01202 602221, email or mobile 07532 017942).

bagman AT brmm.org.uk

www.brmm.org.uk


Pebbles Tavern, Watchet TA23 0AN

Mitchell and Vincent

David Mitchell and Graham Vincent enjoy playing a lively mix of traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar which combine interesting arrangements with great folk music.

https://www.facebook.com/pebblestavern
http://www.pebblestavern.co.uk/

8:30pm

mitchellandvincent AT gmail.com
Website: www.mitchellandvincent.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent
https://www.facebook.com/events/1781487038732719/
Twitter:  AT mitchellandvin plus  AT mitchellandvinc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent
Bandcamp: https://mitchellandvincent.bandcamp.com


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty is a 22 year old Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. There will also be support sets from singer and bouzouki player Sam Patten (Hobson's Choice) and fiddle singer Hannah Cumming (Dyer Cummings).

£12 / £10 concessions

8.00 pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.com


Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port DT9 5RE

New Scorpion Band

The New Scorpion Band is one of the most entertaining and original groups in British traditional music. Their virtuosic playing, rich vocal harmonies, sophisticated musical arrangements and spectacular collection of traditional and historical instruments combine to create the distinctive sound that has won the New Scorpion Band a wide following, both in Britain and internationally.

7.30

tickets £12.50 01963 251028
www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/FGIHII

http://www.new-scorpion-band.com


Sun 9th Oct 2016

Cheese and Grain, Frome BA11 1BE

Black Umfolosi

Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally –Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.

£15 Advance / £18 Doors

http://www.cheeseandgrain.com


Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA

New Scorpion Band

The New Scorpion Band is one of the most entertaining and original groups in British traditional music. Their virtuosic playing, rich vocal harmonies, sophisticated musical arrangements and spectacular collection of traditional and historical instruments combine to create the distinctive sound that has won the New Scorpion Band a wide following, both in Britain and internationally.

7.00.

Tickets on the door. £10.00

http://www.new-scorpion-band.com


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/


Wed 12th Oct 2016

Dorchester Corn Exchange Town Hall DT1 1HF

Simon Blake's Startling Songs

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


You won't hear songs like 'The Tentacled Menace of Lympstone' 'Yodelling Auntie Maud' or "We Listened To Bowie' anywhere other than at a SIMON BLAKE gig. Expect weird anecdotes that no one could have dreamed up or West Country legends no one would have dared to presented with a fast and furious guitar accompaniment!

£10.00

7:30 pm

Contact Simon Ellis: 01271 321706

symonpaul AT tiscali.co.uk

Symon Paul (Facebook)


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 to Sun 16th Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Give Voice! Weekend

Exploring, performing, sharing, creating, finding, writing, discussing – it’s all about folk song, and it’s all in good company!

Tom & Barbara Brown, Bonny & Cynthia Sartin, John Kirkpatrick and Benny Graham.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/give-voice-weekend-2016/


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


Broadoak Village Hall DT6 5NL

Tim Dalling & Malcolm Green - Shearwater

Shearwater opens a world of beauty, loss, longing and timeless truth through personal and mythic stories and songs. It gracefully balances the heartfelt and the humorous, never losing its footing but letting the audience know they are on the edge. In 1969, storyteller Malcolm Green spent three months on a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Iceland studying huge colonies of seabirds. His experiences there form the frame into which many different journeys are woven: from the extraordinary life of the shearwater to a young man's coming of age and the transformation of the gull-woman. Now Malcolm shares his stories with the accompaniment of extraordinary musician and entertainer Tim Dalling (The New Rope String Band).

This tour is kindly supported by the Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund

7:30pm.

Box Office 01308 424922. £9, £7 u18s, £30 family

www.artsreach.co.uk


Sat 15th Oct 2016

Ferndown Village Hall BH22 9ET

Dervish

Celticfolk are proud to be hosting Dervish, one of the most renowned and respected traditional Irish bands of all time.

£14

8:00 pm

Contact Adrian Harman: 01202 897958

info AT celticfolk.net

www.celticfolk.net


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.

Bring Own Refreshmants. 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


Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Police Dog Hogan

With eight members in the 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 their music Americana, country-folk or even urban bluegrass, but it’s difficult to do justice to the sheer range of styles this band can bend to its will.

8pm

All tickets: £15 advance/ £17 on the door
Please specify seated or standing when you buy your tickets as we will only put out seats according to preference!

01297 442138
marinetheatre.com


Evershot Village Hall DT2 0JY

Tim Dalling & Malcolm Green - Shearwater

Shearwater opens a world of beauty, loss, longing and timeless truth through personal and mythic stories and songs. It gracefully balances the heartfelt and the humorous, never losing its footing but letting the audience know they are on the edge. In 1969, storyteller Malcolm Green spent three months on a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Iceland studying huge colonies of seabirds. His experiences there form the frame into which many different journeys are woven: from the extraordinary life of the shearwater to a young man's coming of age and the transformation of the gull-woman. Now Malcolm shares his stories with the accompaniment of extraordinary musician and entertainer Tim Dalling (The New Rope String Band).

This tour is kindly supported by the Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund

8:00pm.

Tickets 01935 83784. £8, £6 u18s, £25 family

www.artsreach.co.uk


Sun 16th Oct 2016

Priddy Village Hall, Priddy, Wells, Somerset BA5 3BE

Faustus

A Priddy Folk Festival special concert

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).
They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship representing the best in the current vibrant English folk scene.

http://faustusband.com/

Doors 7.30 concert 8pm
tickets £13 from http://www.priddyfolk.org


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Give Voice!

Give Voice! Some of the best voices anywhere come together for this twilight concert; Tom & Barbara Brown, John Kirkpatrick, Benny Graham and Bonny Sartin.

6pm–7:30pm

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

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/give-voice/


Milborne St Andrew Village Hall DT11 0JX

Tim Dalling & Malcolm Green - Shearwater

Shearwater opens a world of beauty, loss, longing and timeless truth through personal and mythic stories and songs. It gracefully balances the heartfelt and the humorous, never losing its footing but letting the audience know they are on the edge. In 1969, storyteller Malcolm Green spent three months on a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Iceland studying huge colonies of seabirds. His experiences there form the frame into which many different journeys are woven: from the extraordinary life of the shearwater to a young man's coming of age and the transformation of the gull-woman. Now Malcolm shares his stories with the accompaniment of extraordinary musician and entertainer Tim Dalling (The New Rope String Band).

This tour is kindly supported by the Dorset AONB Sustainable Development Fund

7:30pm.

Tickets 01258 837371. £8, £6 u18s, £25 family

www.artsreach.co.uk


Mon 17th Oct 2016 to Fri 21st Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Martinmas Country Dance Holiday

An Autumn folk dance break for all abilities with a packed programme of workshops, evening dances and some time off in the afternoons to explore the local area or to simply enjoy being at the Manor

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/martinmas-country-dance-holiday-2016/


Thu 20th Oct 2016

Portland Royal Manor Theatre DT5 1LT

Kelly Oliver

Young award winning guitarist/harmonicist Kelly Oliver is ‘blending traditional values with bold indie pop’ according to The Times, and has just released her second album Bedlam.

7:30pm.

Tickets 03336 663366. £8, £6 u18s

www.artsreach.co.uk


Fri 21st Oct 2016 to Sun 23rd Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Tales in Trust – Stories at the Heart

England’s first storyteller laureate Taffy Thomas MBE is joined by a hand-picked group of the finest UK storytellers to lead a weekend house party of stories, music and merriment, to stir the heart and feed the soul.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/tales-in-trust-stories-at-the-heart/


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/


The New Kimmeridge Village Hall BH20 5PE

Arish Mel English Ceilidh Band with caller Teresa

Our first Kimmeridge Keilidh in the new hall built as part of The Etches Collection fossil museum. It is opposite Clavells Cafe and has a car park! No bar, so bring your own drinks & nibbles! This will be a very special evening on the opening day of the new Fossil Museum and will be the first event in the new hall!

£5 adults, £2.50 children - tickets on the door

7.30pm - 10.30pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480 737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Ed’s Friday Box Club

For all those with a yearning to learn, join this friendly once-a-month group for beginners, led by Ed Rennie.

11am–1pm

Pricing
£30
Includes lunch. Please book your place in advance.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/eds-friday-box-club-2/


Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA

Kelly Oliver

Young award winning guitarist/harmonicist Kelly Oliver is ‘blending traditional values with bold indie pop’ according to The Times, and has just released her second album Bedlam.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01929 423834. £8, £6 u18s, £25 family

www.artsreach.co.uk


Winterborne Stickland Village Hall DT11 0NT

She’Koyokh

Performing ‘the best klezmer & Balkan music in Britain’ (Evening Standard), She’Koyokh have spent fifteen years absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Eastern and Southern Europe and Turkey. Recognised as masters of genre, their repertoire includes Bulgarian oros, Serbian kolos, Bosnian love songs, ballads from the mountains of southwest Turkey, rip-roaring klezmer music and plenty more. With a sumptuous mix of violin, accordion, clarinet double bass, guitar and percussion, and vocals from acclaimed Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan, expect a night of exhilarating music for singing and dancing to.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01258 880920. £10, £7 u18s, £30 fam

www.artsreach.co.uk


Neroche Hall, Birkenhall Lane, Bickenhall TA3 6TY

Son Yambu

Feel the music singing in your veins, teasing your toes and whipping your hips into an involuntary wiggle. Yes, Son Yambu have arrived, with their authentic Cuban soul and intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms.

Some villages have booked a pre-show Latin American dance workshop (ring for details), for those audience members who want to dance the night away with style.

www.sonyambu.com

£10

Buy online through http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/son-yambu or 01823 480758


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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Tales in Trust – Merry Neet

Join Taffy Thomas and friends – including Welsh poet Tamar Williams – for a jovial evening of stories, with a little music and ceilidh dancing thrown in too! All welcome.

8pm

Pricing
£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/tales-in-trust-merry-neet/


Ibberton Village Hall DT11 0EL

Kelly Oliver

Young award winning guitarist/harmonicist Kelly Oliver is ‘blending traditional values with bold indie pop’ according to The Times, and has just released her second album Bedlam.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01258 817269. £8.50, £6.50 u18s, £25 family


www.artsreach.co.uk


The Charltons Vilage Hall TA11 7BE

howdenjones

Kate Howden and Paul Jones are singer-songwriters, based in The North West of England, who have that special magic that captivates the audience in a unique, intimate atmosphere.

Bar Available

£8 Children Under 16 £4

7pm for 7-30pm

Contact Moyra Montagu: 01458 223094

kate AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


Axbridge Town Hall BS26 2AR

Son Yambu

Feel the music singing in your veins, teasing your toes and whipping your hips into an involuntary wiggle. Yes, Son Yambu have arrived, with their authentic Cuban soul and intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms.

Some villages have booked a pre-show Latin American dance workshop (ring for details), for those audience members who want to dance the night away with style.

www.sonyambu.com

7.30pm

£10/£6.50 child (inc refreshments)

Buy online through http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/son-yambu
or from Axbridge Pharmacy - 01934 733230
A TakeArt presentation


Sun 23rd Oct 2016 to Fri 28th Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

National Youth Folk Ensemble

The National Youth Folk Ensemble launches with an intensive residential course for the first cohort of talented young musicians. Ensemble members will spend a week working with Sam Sweeney, Artistic Director 2016-17, and other leading folk artists to explore and create new arrangements of English folk music.

Partnership Event
For more information please contact EFDSS:

www.efdss.org/nationalyouthfolkensemble

The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society programme, funded by Arts Council England.

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


Sun 23rd Oct 2016

Regal Theatre, The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5UQ

Findings - Ange Hardy & Lucas Drinkwater

Don’t miss Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater on the final night of their “Findings” Tour, when they will be promoting and playing songs from their new album.

Supported by the Blazing Stump Folk Club.

8:00 pm

Tickets: in advance – Adults £12.00, Friends £11.50, Students and ES40s £10.00.

On the night, all tickets £14.00

http://regaltheatre.co.uk/show/findings-ange-hardy-lucas-drinkwater/


Chilthorne Domer Recreation Centre BA22 8RD

Son Yambu

Feel the music singing in your veins, teasing your toes and whipping your hips into an involuntary wiggle. Yes, Son Yambu have arrived, with their authentic Cuban soul and intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms.

Some villages have booked a pre-show Latin American dance workshop (ring for details), for those audience members who want to dance the night away with style.

www.sonyambu.com

£10/£5 child/student

Buy online through http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/son-yambu or

A TakeArt presentation


Thu 27th Oct 2016

Lighthouse, Poole BH15 1UG

The Lindisfarne Story

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a joyful, funny and emotional celebration of Lindisfarne, Tyneside's favourite folk rock band.

£18.50

7.45pm

Contact Ticket Office: 01202 280000

TicketOffice AT lighthousepoole.co.uk

www.lighthousepoole.co.uk


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/


Ashton Farm Barn, Martinstown DT2 9HA

A Wessex Autumn

A celebration of the senses through food, drink, music and words

6.30pm

To complement this magical setting, we have created an evening of entertainment that will be a celebration of the senses. John Sheaves from Taste of the West will take you on a journey of flavours; tasting local ciders, brandy, apple cake, bread, cheeses and meats.
Folk musician and storyteller Tim Laycock will provide traditional music and stories; and acclaimed author Christopher Nicholson will read from his best-selling novel Winter – a story of Thomas Hardy and the Hardy Players.

Tickets are just £18 each, to include a complimentary welcome drink, as well as food and drink tasting. All profits go to Dorchester Arts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Book online, phone our Box Office on 01305 266926 or buy in person from Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/27-october-•-a-wessex-autumn-fundraiser-•/


Fri 28th Oct 2016 to Sun 30th Oct 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Tionol – Uillean pipes, whistles & flutes

Our regular Uilleann Pipers’ Weekend has expanded into a Tionol for pipes, whistles and flutes! Hosted by the South Western Association of Uilleann Pipers, this is a great weekend to explore repertoire and technique with leading Irish tutors, Maire Ni Ghrada & Conal O’ Grada, reed-making with Alan Burton, one-to-one tuition with Nick Scott, plenty of time for informal playing and socialising, and a Saturday Evening concert featuring the headline and supporting tutors.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-tionol-2016/


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


All Saints Church, Kingsdon TA11 7JU

Osiligi Maasai Warriors

The hugely popular and completely authentic seven-piece Maasai tribal singing (and jumping) group, who tour the UK annually to raise funds for their village back home.

www.osiligiwarriors.co.uk

7.30pm

£12/£10 child

Buy online at http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/osiligi-maasai-warriors1
or 01935 840912

A TakeArt Presentation


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


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Louise Jordan

Pouring honey into your ears and radiating charm, Louise Jordan fascinates and entertains, mixing hope with heartbreak through her acute observations of the everyday and extraordinary. Fuelled by an untamed spirit, Louise Jordan's music is authentic and timeless, underpinned by an unassuming natural elegance that places simple honesty alongside bold imagination. Self-accompanied on piano and guitar Louise Jordan is every ounce the quintessential independent artist. Louise will be bringing her new show "No Petticoats Here" to Wiveliscombe. "No Petticoats Here" is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery has taken about a year and has taken Louise from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres.

£10 / £8 concessions

8.00 pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com


Broadstone Memorial Hall, Tudor Road, Broadstone BH18 8AW

Woodsiders Ceilidh Band

Barn Dance

No Bar BYO Drinks

£8

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Mike Bunce: 02380738960 / 07742957858

mike AT woodsiders.co.uk

www.woodsiders.co.uk


Cheese and Grain, Frome BA11 1BE

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span has been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Pioneers of folk-rock, Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever, taking it out of small clubs and into the world of gold discs and international tours. Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped to define, and, 38 years later, the band has become an institution in British music. This is a really rare chance to see one of the most influential bands of all time in an intimate setting!

£22.50/£25.00

http://www.cheeseandgrain.com


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Máire Ní Ghráda and Conal Ó Gráda

Join us for an evening concert with headline and supporting tutors from the pipes, whistles and flutes weekend!

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/maire-ni-ghrada-and-conal-o-grada/


Langford Budville Jubilee Hall TA21 0RL

Osiligi Maasai Warriors

The hugely popular and completely authentic seven-piece Maasai tribal singing (and jumping) group, who tour the UK annually to raise funds for their village back home.

www.osiligiwarriors.co.uk

7.30pm

£10/£5 child (1 free child's ticket with every adult)

Buy online at http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/osiligi-maasai-warriors1
or 01823 400331

A TakeArt Presentation


Kinson Community Centre, Milhams Road, Bournemouth BH10 7LH

Joe Hodgson with Deo Volente

Bournemouth (Westhill) Folk Dance Club is holding its Autumn Dance. This should be a very good evening with an excellent caller and band. Tea, coffee and biscuits included in price. Bring & Share Supper. Tickets will be available on the door. All welcome.

£9.00

7.30 - 10.30 p.m.

Contact Liz Neal: 01202 572196

cerameed51 AT gmail.com

www.bournemouthfolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk


Sun 30th Oct 2016

Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton DT2 0BD

Music Session

Many thanks to all who came to the Chalk and Cheese last week: a great night, I thought. This one is the 5th Sunday as we were unable to book the room for the 3rd Sunday so many apologies if this clashes with anything else in Dorset. All welcome to play, listen or bring friends along for a drink and a chat.

7:30 - 10:45 pm

Contact Ruth or Colin Thompson: 01300 321396

fiddler AT casterbridge.net


Mon 31st Oct 2016 to Fri 4th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Mini-Fest

A mixed-activity mini folk festival for dancers, singers and musicians, with a great team of resident and drop-in tutors.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/mini-fest/


Tue 1st Nov 2016

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

Ralph McTell

Known for his virtuoso guitar style this English singer-songwriter has been an influential figure on the UK folk music scene for 50 years.

£22

8pm

Contact Ticket Office at Lighthouse, Poole: 01202 280000

TicketOffice AT lighthousepoole.co.uk

www.lighhousepoole.co.uk


Thu 3rd Nov 2016

Midsomer Norton Town Hall BA3 2HQ

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.

£13

8pm (7.30pm doors)

Contact Alex Davis: 01761419133

manager AT midsomernortoncommunitytrust.co.uk

www.ticketsource.co.uk/mnct


Fri 4th Nov 2016 to Sun 6th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Advanced Dance Weekend

An opportunity for dancers to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Halsway Manor as part of a dance weekend hosted by Jacqui and Henry Morgenstein, two dancers experienced in a vast range of dances from Contra and Irish Sets to Scottish, International and English Country Dance.
This partnership event is hosted by Jacqui & Henry Morgenstein, with caller Philippe Callens and band Boldwood.

Partnership Event
For more information and to book please contact Henry and Jacqui Morgenstein:
Email: henry AT henryandjacqui.com

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/advanced-dance-weekend/


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 to Fri 11th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Mostly English Dance Week

Social dance week for more experienced dancers who enjoy dancing in a happy, friendly atmosphere that will encourage them to work together as a team to get the greatest possible satisfaction from their dancing.
This partnership event is organised by Rosemary and Steve Hunt.
Partnership Event
For more information and to book please contact Rosemary and Steve Hunt:

Tel: 01202 814858
Email: steve.hunt1 AT uwclub.net

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/mostly-english-dance-week-2016-p/


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/


Montacute Village Hall TA15 6XA

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.

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

£10

7:30 pm

Contact Montacute Village Hall:

Tickets from villagehallmontacute AT gmail.com 01935 829329

https://montacutevillage.wordpress.com/


Thu 10th Nov 2016

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


Sandford Orcas Village Hall DT9 4RX

Flats and Sharps

Hailing from Cornwall, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as renditions of Bluegrass classics. Expect rapid-fire banjo, mandolin and fiddle, along with acoustic guitar and double bass.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01963 220208. £10, £6 u18s, £25 fam

www.artsreach.co.uk


Fri 11th Nov 2016 to Wed 14th Sep 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Violin Making

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

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/violin-making-2/


Fri 11th Nov 2016 to Mon 14th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Folk Dance & Music Weekend

An enjoyable autumnal weekend looking mainly at dances published in ‘The Playford Ball – 103 Early English Dances’ by Kate Van Winkle Keller et al. You can expect workshops in dance, music, singing and straw-craft; on Saturday evening it’s costume time with a Playford Ball, and for Sunday evening there’s a fun Ceilidh!

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


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/


Powerstock Hut DT6 3TB

Flats and Sharps

Hailing from Cornwall, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as renditions of Bluegrass classics. Expect rapid-fire banjo, mandolin and fiddle, along with acoustic guitar and double bass.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01308 485264. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam

www.artsreach.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/


Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall BH21 4BQ

Flats and Sharps

Hailing from Cornwall, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as renditions of Bluegrass classics. Expect rapid-fire banjo, mandolin and fiddle, along with acoustic guitar and double bass.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01258 857447. £9, £6 u18s, £25 fam

www.artsreach.co.uk


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/


Studland Village Hall BH19 3AE

Flats and Sharps

Hailing from Cornwall, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as renditions of Bluegrass classics. Expect rapid-fire banjo, mandolin and fiddle, along with acoustic guitar and double bass.

7:30pm.

Tickets 01929 450204. £10, £6 u18s

www.artsreach.co.uk


Mon 14th Nov 2016 to Thu 17th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Recorders for All

A midweek course for intermediate recorder players to explore technique and interpretation of music from a range of different periods, under the guidance of professional musicians.

Partnership Event
For more information and to book please contact Jan Epps:
Tel: 01752 481193

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/recorders-for-all/


Fri 18th Nov 2016 to Sun 20th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

14th Annual Zesty Contra House Party

The 14th Annual Zesty Contra House Party is a full-on, popular and entertaining dance weekend designed to entertain and extend your dance horizons! Bring your instruments too if you fancy joining a session with the band.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/zesty-contra-house-party/


Fri 18th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Ed’s Friday Box Club

For all those with a yearning to learn, join this friendly once-a-month group for beginners, led by Ed Rennie. This is a chance for those at the early stages of grappling with the instrument to get together for group tuition and a bit of encouragement. The price includes lunch (1pm) to round-off a sociable session of music and laughs.

11am–1pm

£30 Includes lunch. please book your place in advance.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/eds-friday-box-club-3/


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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Lady Maisery

We’re absolutely thrilled to be joined by Lady Maisery for a magical evening of harmonies and powerful arrangements. Get your tickets fast!

Bar opens 7pm, 7.30pm start

£12

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/lady-maisery/


Thu 24th Nov 2016

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

The Urban Folk Quartet

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Since forming in 2009, The UFQ’s genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world. 2015 brought “The Escape”, a new studio album showcasing material that the band have crafted over the course of their first two years with their latest member, banjo player, guitarist and singer Dan Walsh.

£14 / £12 concessions

8.00 pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Fri 25th Nov 2016 to Sun 27th Nov 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Playford Liberation Front

An intensive workshop weekend event for musicians and dancers who want to learn more about the treasure trove of music and dances published by John Playford in the English Dancing Master in 1651. This is about discovery and experimentation and is aimed at musicians, dancers and dance teachers who have little or even no previous experience with this material. Music workshops will include interpreting the music in different and danceable ways and working effectively with dance teachers and dancers. For dancers there will be opportunities to learn Playford dances and work with, and give feedback to, the musicians about what makes these dances really take off.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/playford-liberation-front/


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


Thu 1st Dec 2016

Charlton Horethorne Village Hall DT9 4PB

Son Yambu

Feel the music singing in your veins, teasing your toes and whipping your hips into an involuntary wiggle. Yes, Son Yambu have arrived, with their authentic Cuban soul and intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms.

Some villages have booked a pre-show Latin American dance workshop (ring for details), for those audience members who want to dance the night away with style.

www.sonyambu.com

7.30pm

£10

Buy online through http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/son-yambu
or 01963 220911 or Charlton Horethorne Village Shop

A TakeArt presentation


Fri 2nd Dec 2016 to Sun 4th Dec 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Klezmer Music Weekend

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with members of the London Klezmer Quartet. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet and accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals) will take you deep into freylekhs, bulgars, zhoks, khosidls and terkishers, looking at the modes, ornamentation and rhythms that characterise traditional Eastern European Jewish folk music. Play in a klezmer band, be part of the Halsway Klezmer Kapelye (big band), and learn steps for the dances that the music traditionally accompanies

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/klezmer-weekend-with-the-london-klezmer-quartet/


Fri 2nd Dec 2016

Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Sreamin Miss Jackson & the Slappa Ya Mama Big Band

Folk Night Special

Screamin Miss Jackson play a variety of material, drawing influence from such diverse players such as early bluesman Casey Bill Weldon, Tampa Red and the wonderful Memphis Minnie, 20’s and 30’s Jazz singers like Georgia White, Anita Carter or Lil Hadin, the western swing feel of The Texas Playboys and finally mixing all that up with the country folk of Doc Watson.

9.00 pm

Contact Lesley or Richard: 07884 364516

DraxArmsFolkNight AT groups.facebook.com

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


Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe Village Hall TA3 6SY

Son Yambu

Feel the music singing in your veins, teasing your toes and whipping your hips into an involuntary wiggle. Yes, Son Yambu have arrived, with their authentic Cuban soul and intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms.

Some villages have booked a pre-show Latin American dance workshop (ring for details), for those audience members who want to dance the night away with style.

www.sonyambu.com

8pm

£9

Buy online through http://www.takeart.org/whats-on/event/son-yambu or 01823 481441

A TakeArt presentation


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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

London Klezmer Quartet

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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/london-klezmer-quartet/



Thu 8th Dec 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Belshazzar’s Feast Christmas Concert

A Christmas themed show from the great Belshazzar’s Feast, mixing traditional folk music and seasonal fare, with their usual touch of classical, jazz, pop and music hall, topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog, Pagoda Project, PLF) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.

8pm

£16
No concessionary priced tickets are available for this event.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/belshazzars-feast-christmas-concert/


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


St Mary’s Church, Winterbourne Whitechurch DT11 0NT

The Ridgeway Singers & Band - West Gallery Carols

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

7:30pm.

Tickets 01258 880179. £6, £5 u18s, £20 fam


www.artsreach.co.uk


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


Sun 11th Dec 2016

Marnhull St Gregory's Church DT10 1PZ

The Ridgeway Singers & Band - West Gallery Carols

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

4:00pm.

Tickets 01258 820381. £6, £5 u18s, £20 fam

www.artsreach.co.uk


Wed 14th Dec 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Swan & Dyer’s Winter Warmer

A fun-filled festive celebration of Christmas Carol and Music Hall! Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer well-known sing along Christmas carols interspersed with famous Music Hall numbers. Numbers such as “Daisy, Daisy”, “The Man on the Flying Trapeze”, “Waiting at the Church” are mixed in with all time favourites such as “Silent Night”, “Jingle Bells” and even the virtuosic “Theme and Variations on the Carnival of Venice” (better known as “My Hat it Has Three Corners”).

7:30pm
£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/swan-dyers-winter-warmer/


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


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

Seth Lakeman

Award winning folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has successfully steered English folk music into the mainstream, with a series of best-selling albums over the last 10 years.

£22.50

7.30pm

Contact Ticket Office: 01202 280000

ticketoffice AT lighthousepoole.co.uk

www.lighthousepoole.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


Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Mad Dog Mcrea

Following the sell out show last year here at the Corn Exchange, Mad Dog Mcrea and their famous Purple Happy Bus return to Dorchester with their infectious mix of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.

8pm (doors and bar 7:30pm)

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/18-december-•-mad-dog-mcrea-•/


St Nicholas Church, Abbotsbury DT3 4JT

The Ridgeway Singers & Band - West Gallery Carols

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

3:00pm.

Tickets 01305 871532. £7, £6 u18s, £24 fam

www.artsreach.co.uk


Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Pebbles Tavern, Watchet TA23 0AN

Mitchell and Vincent

David Mitchell and Graham Vincent enjoy playing a lively mix of traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar which combine interesting arrangements with great folk music.

https://www.facebook.com/pebblestavern
http://www.pebblestavern.co.uk/

8:30pm

mitchellandvincent AT gmail.com
Website: www.mitchellandvincent.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent
https://www.facebook.com/events/1756358667968450/
Twitter:  AT mitchellandvin plus  AT mitchellandvinc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent
Bandcamp: https://mitchellandvincent.bandcamp.com


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

‘Country’ Christmas Dinner Dance

A dinner dance – folk style! Enjoy a delicious home-cooked supper followed by light-hearted country dancing.

The caller will be Ted Morse with great live music from Dampier’s Round (Moira and Peter Gutteridge)

7pm–11pm

£15 - to include dinner & dancing
£5 - dance only

B&B £30 per person, must be booked in advance:

Tel: 01984 618274
Email: office AT halswaymanor.org.uk

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/country-christmas-dinner-dance/


Fri 23rd Dec 2016 to Tue 27th Dec 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Christmas House Party

Halsway is the perfect place to spend Christmas. Carols around the Christmas tree, log fires, singing in the bar after evening dances. All kinds of fun and folk activities, and walks in the lovely surroundings. It’s up to you how much or little you do. Relax and let our staff take good care of you this Christmas at Halsway Manor.

With Ted & Pat Morse and Moira & Pete Gutteridge

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/christmas-house-party/


Thu 29th Dec 2016 to Mon 2nd Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

New Year House Party

Ring out 2016 – Ring in 2017! Celebrate the New Year at a dancing house party, with the great team of Elaine Norman and Chris Turner, with band The Cat’s Whiskers. A relaxed winter break of dance, song, music, serious fun, old-fashioned games and good company. Enjoy the Manor in its festive finery, and let our staff take good care of you!

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/new-year-house-party/


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


Thu 19th Jan 2017

Regal Theatre, The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5UQ

Alex Simson - Storywell

Alex Simson is a gifted storyteller who uses a variety of techniques to bring her huge catalogue of folk tales, myths and legends from around the world to her audience. After some twenty years as a story teller Alex has developed a style which is appreciated by listeners from ten to one hundred.

This performance is in the Regal Bar.

7:30 pm

£5.00

http://regaltheatre.co.uk/show/alex-simson-storywell/


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.

Bring Own Refreshmants. 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


Dorchester Corn Exchange DT1 1HF

Megson

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.
8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

£14/£12 members and concessions

http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/21-jan-•-megson/


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


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