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Fri 9th Dec 2016

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

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

O'Dalaigh's Band with Helen Woodall calling

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


Preston Village Hall, Preston Road, Weymouth DT3 6BH

The Watkins & Swarbrick Band

Launching their brand new CD, "Different Routes", The Watkins & Swarbrick Band bring their unique brand of wide-ranging acoustic music to Preston.
Ken Watkins & Simon Swarbrick have been performing together on and off for years and this affinity translates into a truly moving live performance.

There is no admission cost or tickets. Instead people are asked to pay whatever they think the performance was worth by putting money in the guitar case by the door before they leave!

It is essential to book seats by ringing the Box Office on 01305 837299.

CDs will be on sale. Bring your own drinks/glasses.

Pay what you like at the end of the show.

8.00pm

Contact : Box Office 01305 837299

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com


Holnest Church, Near Sherborne DT9 5PU

Medieval Christmas Concert with Frances Eustace

Frances performs a candlelit concert of carols, music & readings reminiscent of Christmas six hundred years ago. Holnest Church a grade 1 listed building is small but attractive, mainly dating to the 14th and 15th centuries. Seasonal refreshments included. For tickets contact Luke on 01963 210562 or email. In aid of Friends of Holnest Church.

£5 members £7 non-members

Start time: 7pm doors open 6.45pm

Contact Luke Mouland: 01935 210635

friendsofholnest AT gmail.com

https://friendsofholnestchurch.wordpress.com/events/


Victoria Hall, Radstock BA3 3QG

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music.

Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.

£5 / £3

7.30 pm

Contact Danny Brothers: 07740313422

danny.brothers AT bathfestivals.org.uk

http://bathfestivals.org.uk/music/event/kit-hawes-and-aaron-catlow/


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


St Mary Magdalene Church, Barwick, near Yeovil BA22 9TE

Stanchester Quire

A delicious evening of West Country carols, introduced by Eddie Upton's lively chat, in a tiny mediaeval church.

£7 in advance, £8 on the door.

7.00 pm parking for a 7.30 start

Contact Victoria : 01935 475882

marymagsbarwick AT gmail.com

www.facebook.com/Stanchester-Quire


Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Crewkerne Handbell Ringers; Babylon Morris

A day of live music

Carols on handbells in the morning, and morris dancing in the afternoon. Plus free family craft activities.

Entry by National Trust ticket, day (about £10) or season.

10.30 am to 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


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


St John the Baptist church, Buckhorn Weston SP8 5HS

Lewis Barfoot

Half English, Half Irish Nu-folk singer Lewis Barfoot makes her Dorset debut this December. Accompanied by Spanish cellist Maria Rodriguez Reina and Matt Dibble on clarinet.

Guest support from Dorset's own Polly Perry and Padfoot

This charming 12th Century Church will be filled with candle light, the perfect winter warmer.

£8/6

7.30pm

Contact Lewis Barfoot

folkalism AT gmail.com

www.lewisbarfoot.com


Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Innominata Consort; Jeroka

Elizabethan music and dance in a Tudor manor house

Morning: short concert by recorder consort Innominata. Afternoon: Take part in 16th-17th century dances to lively music by Jeroka duo. More info from tutor Ann Hinchliffe.
For this and other Barrington Court winter events: all performances are free once you've bought a National Trust ticket; a donation of £5 is requested if you stay for the whole of a historical dance class. (Joining in one or two easy dances is free.)
OR if you don't want to buy a day or season NT ticket, cost around £10, you can get in free as a dancer if you let me know in advance. This means you should join in at least one historical dance, donating £5, but you can also come early and enjoy the other performances.

10.30 am to 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


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/


Thu 15th Dec 2016

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ivor Hyde and Holly Chapman

Chard Folk Dance Club

Club Christmas Party. 2 Course buffet before we Dance.

£7.50/£8.50

7.00 - 10.00 pm

Contact Elaine: 01460 65909

e3dons AT hotmail.com


The Courtyard, Market Street, Yeovil BA20 1HZ

Folk & Roots Night

Third Thursday Every Month
Live Music, Hot Food & Bar

A splendidly quirky & unique venue - the old stables by the cattle market
(look for white railings near The Pall Tavern)

£2 entry - performers free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1805539306361616

Performers mail
Music AT BearCatCollective.co.uk

7.00 pm


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


Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port DT9 5AN

Christmas Hootenanny

There will be a Christmas carols and songs sing-a-long...so you can join in with all those seasonal favourites, sacred and secular—just sing your heart out... we don’t even mind if you are a bit out of tune .
Performance slots—come and sing a song, tell a joke, do a magic trick, play a tune, read a poem, stand on your head—anything as long as it is suitable for family entertainment.
There will be free soft drinks (squash) and some seasonal treats. And, of course...those lovely things you make and bring along to share!
To book a performance slot or for any further information: e-mail : colin AT ceverest.plus.com or ring 01963 251 533

Whatever you feel you can afford — £5 would be good but maybe a bit less if you bring food and drink to share or you are going to do a spot and, if you really can’t afford it, give what you can.. Any surplus after the expenses are accounted for will go to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal to help homeless people at Christmas and during the winter

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Colin Everest: 01963251533

colin AT ceverest.plus.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/346704022346412/


St Bartholomew's Church Crewkerne TA18 7HY

Reg Meuross and Phil Beer

This annual Midwinter Concert has become a landmark in Crewkerne's Christmas. Local singer songwriter, Reg Meuross, who continues to enjoy a national reputation, will be joined by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, Phil Beer. The concert is being promoted by the Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church in aid of repairs to this important historic building It promises to be an evening of high quality entertainment. The Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place at this time and will add to the seasonal atmosphere. There will be a bar, a raffle and a free mince pie each during the interval!

£12 (£5 children under 14)

7.30pm

Contact Geraldine Clotworthy: 01460 76058

geraldine AT clotworthy.co.uk


New Kimmeridge Hall at The Etches Collection BH20 5PE

Arish Mel with caller Dick Williams

All welcome to our 2nd Kimmeridge Keilidh in the lovely new hall. Guest Spot from The Purbeck Mummers! No bar - bring your own nibbles & drink. Tickets on the door.

£5

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Steve Earwicker: 01929 480 737

arish.mel AT btinternet.com

www.earwicker.org/arish_mel.htm


Wookey Hole Club BA5 1BP

Squeeze Fiddle Pluck

Ceilidh

£5 Adv. £6 Door

Doors open 7.30

Event ends 10.30

Contact Tamsin Smith: 01749672522

info AT timeconcerts.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/squeezefiddlepluck/


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


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

Wellington Acoustic Music Club

If you enjoy listening to acoustic music in a relaxed atmosphere, come along! to the Arts Centre bar and have a listen.
If you enjoy playing acoustic music to like-minded people - come along and join in. It doesnt matter what instrument you play - we have guitarists, violinists, flautists, pianists, accordion players, percussionists... and more besides that!

There's no charge, but donations are welcomed.
The bar is open throughout the evening for you to moisten your vocal chords!
Find our page on this website in the About Us section and feel free to join our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/musicClub

8:00 pm

http://www.w-a-a.co.uk/e.php?e=839


Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Cinqueventi; Stanchester Quire

A day of live music

Music by woodwind quintet Cinqueventi, alternating with celebrated locally-based choir Stanchester Quire (leader Eddie Upton); and a surprise guest musician. Also, all-day family craft activities and a fascinating "live" model railway.

Entry by National Trust ticket, day (about £10) or season.

10.30 am to 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


Village Hall, Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr Bridport DT6 6RF

The Watkins & Swarbrick Band

Launching their brand new CD, "Different Routes", The Watkins & Swarbrick Band bring their unique brand of wide-ranging acoustic music to Whitchurch Canonicorum.
Ken Watkins & Simon Swarbrick have been performing together on and off for years and this affinity translates into a truly moving live performance.

There is no admission cost or tickets. Instead people are asked to pay whatever they think the performance was worth by putting money in the guitar case by the door before they leave!

It is essential to book seats by ringing the Box Office on 01305 837299.

CDs will be on sale. There will be a bar at the venue.

Pay what you like at the end of the show.

8.00pm

Phone: Box Office 01305 837299

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com


Miracles Room, Glastonbury Experience BA6 9DU

Various local musicians

Charity Event in the Miracles Room, Glastonbury Experience, 2-4 High St, Glastonbury: A gentle acoustic evening of songs and tunes from different times and places, cultures, paths and seasons. Entrance £5 – includes Mince pie and soft drink. All welcome. Net proceeds to Crisis.

7 - 9 pm

Contact Jim: 07762146623

thecoombes AT hotmail.com


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


Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton DT2 0BD

Music session

An excellent English (mostly) session in a village pub. This will be the mince pie one: thanks in anticipation, Pam! We might try a seasonal song or two if we remember.

7:30 - 10:45

Contact Ruth or Colin Thompson: 01300 321396

fiddler AT casterbridge.net


Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Elizabethan music and dance in a Tudor manor house

Morning: explore the house to a background of live Elizabethan music on stringed instruments. Afternoon: Take part in 16th-17th century dances to live music. More info from tutor Ann Hinchliffe.

For this and other Barrington Court winter events: all performances are free once you've bought a National Trust ticket; a donation of £5 is requested if you stay for the whole of a historical dance class. (Having a go at one or two easy dances is free.)
OR if you don't want to buy a day or season NT ticket, cost around £10, you can get in free as a dancer if you let me know in advance. This means you should join in at least one historical dance, donating £5, but you can also come early and enjoy the other performances.

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


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/


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Billy Bragg and Guests with Whatever Happened to the Protest Song?

An evening of music, discussion and film
Doors 7pm / Starts 8pm

Tickets: £11 (£10.50 + 50p bf) adv / £14 door
Group ticket offer: £10 (£9.50 + 50p bf) when you buy 4 or more tickets at one time

Part of the Bridport Winter Solstice Festival: When The Light Returns

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


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/


Mon 26th Dec 2016

Mildmay Arms, Queen Camel BA22 7NJ

Somerstep and friends

Session with step dancing

Boxing day afternoon session, hosted by SomerStep
All musicians and step dancers (and anyone else!) welcome.
Play, dance or listen!

3.00 - 6.00 pm

Contact Steve Cunio: 07811 680534

http://www.themildmayarms.co.uk


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


Corscombe Village Hall DT2 0NU

Babylon's New Year's Eve Party

There will be some barn dancing (musicians and callers welcome).
There might be the odd song or two!

There will be a glass of bubbly at midnight.

Please bring some food to share and your own booze.

8.30 'till late

contact Steve Cunio

steve AT cunio.co.uk

Indoor camping is available for the hardy. We'll even cook you breakfast! But please let us know if you want to stay overnight so we can have enough food!


Ditcheat Jubilee Hall BA4 6RB

Jeroka with caller Peter Bolton

Barn Dance

Licensed Bar
Bring and Share Finger Food Supper
Hall is opposite church in middle of village

£8, under 12s £5

8.00 pm - 12.15 am

Contact Ama or Peter Bolton: 01749 672911

dfdc AT hotmail.co.uk


Sat 7th Jan 2017

Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Early dance music workshop with Ruth Thompson and friends

Play or dance in a Tudor Great Hall!

Morning: workshop 1 on playing by ear, using 16th-17th century dance music. Led by experienced fiddler (also plays other stringed instruments) Ruth Thompson. All acoustic instruments welcome, including less advanced players.
Workshop 2, learn Elizabethan dances with their steps. Led by Historical Dance Society tutor Ann Hinchliffe.

Afternoon: Take part in Elizabethan dances, playing or dancing as practised in morning. More info from tutor Ann Hinchliffe.
Price: £6 morning or afternoon, £10 whole day. Note: entry to property is normally by NT ticket (day or season) but can be waived for people attending this event.

10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


Sun 8th Jan 2017

Barrington Court, National Trust, near Ilminster TA19 0NQ

Early dance music workshop with Colin Thompson and friends

Play or dance in a Tudor Great Hall!
Morning: workshop on playing by ear, using 16th-17th century dance music. Led by experienced violinist Colin Thompson of Baroque ensemble Doves Figary. Colin's other Renaissance instruments include hurdy-gurdy, rebec, recorders and viola. All acoustic instruments welcome, including squeeze-boxers and other folk musicians. This is a partial repeat of the over-subscribed Historical Dance Society event in October, and some of the same tunes will be used.

Afternoon: Take part in Elizabethan dances, playing or dancing as practised in morning. More info from tutor Ann Hinchliffe.

Price: £6 morning or afternoon, £10 whole day. Note: entry to property is normally by NT ticket (day or season) but can be waived for people attending this event.

10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe : 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com

https://northsquarehistoricaldance.wordpress.com


Fri 13th Jan 2017 to Sun 15th Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Old Swan Band

No matter what your instrument this will be an up-tempo weekend of rollicking music! The 8-piece Old Swan Band bring with them many years’ experience as tutors and players, plus a boundless love for what they do – they can’t help communicating the fun and pleasure of their music to all who take part!

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/old-swan-band/


Fri 13th Jan 2017

The Squirrel Inn (Laymore, near Winsham) TA20 4NT

Mitchell and Vincent

Playing tunes and songs from around the British Isles, Acoustic magazine said, "At all times, the interplay between David Mitchell’s guitar and Graham Vincent’s fiddle is quite stunning.” Bright Young Folk described them as, “...their sound is much deeper and richer than you would expect from an acoustic duo ... showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.”
Website: www.mitchellandvincent.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchellandvincent
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/MitchellandVincent/videos

The Squirrel Inn
Website: http://www.squirrelinn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squirrelinn/

9pm

Phone: The Squirrel Inn: 01460 30298

mitchellandvincent AT gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/137768686696503/


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

Tangle presents: Towards the Sun

Poems, stories and spine-tingling singing. Performance starts at 8pm.

This stunning performance is a theatrical anthology commissioned by African/Caribbean female writers and performed by Tangle in an ensemble style, complemented by a cappella songs.
The selection includes a revival of Pat Cumper’s I Have A Dream and pieces by other writers, Chino Odimba and Louise Adjoa Parker. The works cover themes of dreams, love, hope, change, faith and aspiration during the performance.
The evening is presented in ‘township theatre’ style, a staging concept originating in South Africa, where work is created for performance in non- traditional venues. There will be a light supper before the performance and a short Q&A session afterwards.

Tickets: £14. Includes the show and a light Caribbean-themed supper before the performance at 7pm. Show only: £7 at 8pm

NB: Please book performance/food tickets by Wednesday 11 January. Show-only tickets will be available on the night.

www.tangleinternational.com. www.takeart.org
http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=767


Sat 14th Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Old Swan Band

Join us for a knees-up with the marvellous Old Swan Band as they lead one of their legendary ceilidhs in the long room!

8pm–11pm

£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/ceilidh-old-swan-band/


Sun 15th Jan 2017

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3FE

Folk Band Workshop

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

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

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Mon 16th Jan 2017 to Wed 20th Jan 2016

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Winter Warmer

A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and song for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who’ll make sure you have an enjoyable stay! There will also be a variety of games and quizzes and some organised walks for those who want to get outside and see the lovely area. Above all the team aim to give everyone a fun experience and the opportunity to learn some new skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the manor.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer/


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/


Fri 20th Jan 2017 to Sun 22nd Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Simon Mayor Mandolin Weekend

The overwhelming success of Simon’s ‘Halsway Manor Mandolin Workshop Weekend’ over the last two years prompted immediate requests for this return visit – and here it is!

www.mandolin.co.uk

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


Fri 20th Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Hilary James Voice Weekend – Singing and the Song

A relaxed weekend of vocal delights with Hilary James – singers of all abilities are invited to join Hilary to enjoy the pleasure of group singing as you discover the potential of your own voice. Explore the wealth of songs within the British folk tradition and take a peek beyond: ballads, sea shanties, lullabies, comic songs and more.

http://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/hilary-james-voice-weekend-singing-and-the-song/


Sat 21st Jan 2017

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

Acorn Folk Club Celtic Party -- Bring and share party

featuring Roger Smith - Cornwall, Greg Rowlands - Wales, Eileen Ann - Scotland, Acorn Shanty Crew - England, plus floor spots.

Decorated hat competition, bring and share buffet, bring own drinks, raffle.

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.

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/


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Simon’s hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he’s one of the world’s leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary’s “wonderfully honey-dripping voice” and unusual basses! She might even manage a step-dance if the wind’s in the right direction.

8pm–11pm

£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/simon-mayor-hilary-james/


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

Stick In The Wheel

East London's Stick In The Wheel come to The David Hall after a breakthrough year performing to packed crowds at Glastonbury, Sidmouth, Cambridge, Larmer Tree and Beautiful Days festivals.

8.00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.

www.stickinthewheel.com

http://www.thedavidhall.org.uk/catalogue/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=708


Wed 25th Jan 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Burns Night with Dyer:Cumming’s

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

£20 to include a Burns Night supper and ceilidh

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


The Davis Hall, West Camel BA22 7QX

Camelot Music Night

Over the years, Camelot Music Nights fast moving, professionally run stage has attracted national and international artists. Unlike conventional "open mic nights", Camelot Music Night books most of its acts in advance to create a night of musical diversity where audiences can expect an extraordinary variety of styles, genres and performers.
Last Wednesday every month (except December!)

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


Fri 27th Jan 2017 to Sun 29th Jan 2017

Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster TA24 6SF

Dampiers Round

Folk Dance Workshop Weekend

With caller Ray Goodswen.

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

from £180.00 per person

Contact Antony Brunt: 01643 821425

hotel AT yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

The Historical Dance Society Candlemas Feast

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

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

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

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

Any single session: £7 including tea and coffee.




Fri 27th Jan 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Chris Toyne 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


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

Bully Wee Band

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

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

www.bullyweeband.com

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


Sun 29th Jan 2017

Shoscombe Village Hall BA2 8LX

Perfect Cure Ceili Band with caller Val Knight

Irish Set Dance Workshop & Ceili

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

Workshop £3 Ceili £7 Both £9

Contact Val Knight: 07979 523918

valcuttywren AT yahoo.co.uk


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

Acoustic Night

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

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

7.30pm.

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

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


Tue 31st Jan 2017

The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

The Pitman Poets

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

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

7.30 pm

Supported by The David Hall

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

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


Sat 4th Feb 2017

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

Geoff Lakeman

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions

www.geofflakeman.co.uk.

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


Mon 6th Feb 2017 to Fri 10th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Box of Delights

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

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


Fri 10th Feb 2017 to Sun 12th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Hurdy Gurdy Weekend

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

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


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Bagpipes Weekend

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

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


Sat 11th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Hurdy-gurdy & Bagpipes

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

8pm

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

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


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

Tom Toomey & The Monfi Cats

A Private Promotion

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

8,00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. No concessions

www.tomtoomey.com

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


Fri 17th Feb 2017

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

Sound of the Sirens

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

7:30PM

£11

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


Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Fairport Convention

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

Support: Sally Barker

8.00 pm

£25 + booking fee

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


Sat 18th Feb 2017

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

Stephen Fearing

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions

www.stephenfearing.com

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


Sun 19th Feb 2017

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

Folk Band Workshop

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

((NOTE: changed venue for this workshop))

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

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


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

Acoustic Night

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

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

7.30pm.

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

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


Mon 20th Feb 2017 to Wed 22nd Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piva: Real Roots!

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

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


Tue 21st Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piva

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

8pm

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

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


Thu 23rd Feb 2017 to Sun 26th Feb 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Kyndred Spirits

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

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

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

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


Fri 24th Feb 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

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

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

There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.

To help those trying to find the school in the dark it is about 300 yards south of the Piddle Inn with a hump back bridge into the car park.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Sun 26th Feb 2017

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

Steve Knightley - Landlocked Tour

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

Please note - 7.30pm start

www.steveknightley.co.uk

Tickets: £19. No concessions.

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


Mon 27th Feb 2017 to Fri 3rd Mar 2017

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Playing Playford

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

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


Sun 5th Mar 2017

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3FE

Folk Band Workshop

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

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

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Sat 11th Mar 2017

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

Kitty Macfarlane with Peter James Millson

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

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

www.kittymacfarlane.com www.peterjamesmillson.com

Tickets: £10 Full. No concessions

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


Sat 18th Mar 2017

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

The Peatbog Faeries

A 'Chance to Dance' Event

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

8.00 pm

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

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


Fri 24th Mar 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Arish Mel

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

There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.

To help those trying to find the school in the dark it is about 300 yards south of the Piddle Inn with a hump back bridge into the car park.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


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

The Jar Family

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

www.thejarfamily.com

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


Sun 26th Mar 2017

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

Acoustic Night

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

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



Sat 1st Apr 2017

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

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Two Award-winning songwriters share the stage…..

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

www.stevetilston.com
www.jezlowe.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

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


Fri 7th Apr 2017

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

Stompin’ Dave

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

A Private Promotion.

www.stompindave.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £10 Advance. £12 on the door

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


Thu 20th Apr 2017

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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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

www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.

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


Sat 29th Apr 2017

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

Seckou Keita

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

www.seckoukeita.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

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


Sat 6th May 2017

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

Ninebarrow

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14. Full. £13 Concessions.

www.ninebarrow.co.uk

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


Sat 13th May 2017

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

Martin Simpson

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

8.00 pom

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.martinsimpson.com

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


Sat 27th May 2017

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

Phil Beer Band

with support from The Hawthornes

A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event

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

8.00 pm

Ticket: £19. No concessions.

www.philbeer.co.uk

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


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

Acoustic Night

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

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

7.30 pm

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

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


Fri 2nd Jun 2017

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

Sunjay

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

8.00 pm

Ticket: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

http://www.sunjay.tv

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


Fri 16th Jun 2017

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

Lucy Ward

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £13 Full. £12 Concessions.

www.lucywardsings.com

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


Fri 11th Aug 2017

Bridport

Bridport Folk Festival

More details as and when

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