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Tue 26th Jul 2016

Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Draw Arms Folk Night

Take Thackery, David Gordon , Graham Dee & Pip Evans. Plus regular hosts Paul Openshaw and Richard & Lesley Quayle

8.00 pm

Contact Lesley or Richard: 07884 364516

DraxArmsFolkNight AT groups.facebook.com

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


Wed 27th Jul 2016

The Davis Hall, West Camel BA22 7QX

Camelot Music Night

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


Thu 28th Jul 2016

Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester DT1 1XA

Quangle Wangle Choir

Free Lunchtime Concert

1.00-2.00 pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com


Sunray Folk Club at Broadmayne Village Hall DT2 8EW

Bob Fox

Totally unplugged. Bob is a master of song and guitar and now includes his experiences from being Songman in Warhorse!

£10

8.00 pm

Contact Bob Kirkpatrick: 07786654074

bob AT sunrayfolkclub.co.uk

www.sunrayfolkclub.co.uk


Sat 30th Jul 2016

Blandford Corn Exchange, Dorset DT11 7AD

Quangle Wangle Choir

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

1.30-2.10 pm

and

3.30- 4.30 pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com


Performance Area, The Esplanade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JE

Bad Dog No Biscuit

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

Bad Dog No Biscuit are playing at the close of Lifeboat Week 2016. The set will be the usual eclectic mix of songs and tunes traditional and modern. This is the fourth year we have played and we want to make it the best yet, to support the work done by this fantastic charity.

No Charge - RNLI Collectors will be around

7.00-9.30 pm

Contact Mike Wiles: 01460 73946

mikewiles AT hotmail.com

baddognobiscuitband.co.uk


Sun 31st Jul 2016

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

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

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

Tickets: £20 Full. £19 Concessions
7.30pm

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


Fri 5th Aug 2016

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

Ali George

plus support, Dexter Selboy and the Shonky Trio

Songwriter Ali George is returning to the Chapel Arts Centre with a band of stellar musicians and a new CD of breath-taking material entitled Fallen Jewel – a long awaited album that he and his band will be performing live.
http://www.aligeorge-music.com

Dexter Selboy and the Shonky Trio: wth a backdrop of Soul/Folk grooves from Jose (lead guitar), Mojo (bass), and Gruff (percussion/ drums); Dexter’s quick witted, darkly comic lyrics – delivered with a passionate baritone – make you want to dance and philosophise in the same instant. They are truly phenomenal performers.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £9.00
Advance: £7.00
https://chapelarts.org/


Sat 6th Aug 2016 to Sun 14th Aug 2016

Bath

Bath Folk Festival

Week long festival.

Full details on website
http://bathfolkfestival.org


Sat 6th Aug 2016

Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

The Big Gig & BBQ - the start of our two-day fundraising event on August
6th & 7th - OsFest 2016!
We are excited to welcome Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, to Osmington.

Tickets £14 - BBQ from 」3 (veggie option)

Start time: 7 for 7.30pm

Contact Eileen: 07816 832554 or wegottickets.com

osmingtonmusic AT gmail.com

philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk


Thu 11th Aug 2016

Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Stompin’ Dave Allen

Described by Maverick Magazine as ‘one of the world's greatest performers’, Stompin' Dave performs bluegrass, blues, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. He sings and plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano and tap dances in an old-time, flat-footing style, often whilst playing an instrument. The audience just can’t resist him.

Doors 7pm / starts 8pm
£10.50 (£10 + 50p bf) adv / £13 on door
or online from seetickets.com

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







Fri 12th Aug 2016

Charminster Village Hall (near Dorchester) DT2 9QL

The Watkins & Swarbrick Band

As part of their Village Halls tour, The Watkins & Swarbrick Band bring their eclectic mix of music to Charminster, near Dorchester for an intimate and cosy night out.
Ken Watkins & Simon Swarbrick are musicians who have been playing together on and off for years and this affinity translates into a truly moving live performance.

There is no admission cost or tickets. Instead people are asked to pay whatever they think the performance was worth by putting money in the guitar case by the door before they leave!
It is essential to book your seats by ringing the Box Office on 01305 837299 as all performances so far have been over-subscribed.
Bring your own drinks.

8.00 pm


Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street, Cheddar BS27 3HE

Singing Workshop

Lead by Issy Emeney, who runs several folk choirs in the area, this will be a relaxed and informal afternoon singing fabulous traditional songs in both unison and harmony. No need to read music and all welcome. Contact Issy by email to book a place or for more details.

£5 Tickets in advance only please as seats are limited

2.00 - 5.00 pm

Contact Issy Emeney: 07854 430235

issy AT emeney.com


Sat 13th Aug 2016

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

Pete Morton -- Acorn Folk Club revival evening

supported by The Acorn Shanty Crew and regular floor spots.

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

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


Thu 18th Aug 2016

The Courtyard, Market Street, Yeovil BA20 1HZ

Folk & Roots Night

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)

7pm

£2 entry - performers free

Performers mail Music AT BearCatCollective.co.uk


Fri 19th Aug 2016 to Sat 20th Aug 2016

Sherborne and the surrounding area

Sherborne Douzelage International Festival of Music & Dance

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

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

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


Fri 19th Aug 2016

Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

Tim Laycock & Colin Thompson

Celebrating 200 years since the painter John Constable spent his honeymoon in Osmington vicarage and from where he painted many of his now famous pictures. Event in aid of St Osmund's Church which we are fighting to keep open.

£10

7.30 pm

Contact Jane Soole: 01305 832069

jane.soole AT btinternet.com

www.timlaycock.co.uk


Sat 20th Aug 2016

Durlston Castle, Durlston Country Park BH19 2JL

Barn Dance with Maiden Oak

Music in the old village style led by folk legend Rollo Woods. Caller and seven piece band. Dances to suit all ages and abilities

£8 with parking included on advance sales

7:30 -- 10:30

Contact Ali: 01929 424443

info AT durlston.co.uk

www.durlston.co.uk


Sun 21st Aug 2016

The Squirrel Inn (Nr. Winsham) TA20 4NT

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.

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

Website: http://www.squirrelinn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squirrelinn/

3.00 - 5.00 pm

Contact David Mitchell

mitchellandvincent AT gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/282507738768937/


Thu 25th Aug 2016 to Sun 28th Aug 2016

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

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

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

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


Sat 27th Aug 2016

Shillingstone Railway Station DT11 0SA

Quangle Wangle Choir

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

1.30-2.30 pm

and

3.00-4.00 pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com


Sat 3rd Sep 2016

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

Patchwork with Eileen Nightingale calling

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

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

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

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 9th Sep 2016

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

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

x2016 ‘The Watchmaker’s Wife’ Tour

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

www.sykespreston.com

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


Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

Polly Morris Band, Paul J Openshaw, Out of Nowhere

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

£12.00

7.30pm

Contact Shelley Theatre: 01202 413600

boxoffice AT shelleytheatre.co.uk

www.shelleytheatre.co.uk


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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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

£14 pre-booked, £16 on the door

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

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202 732239 or 07590 411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Fri 16th Sep 2016

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

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

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

Squash provided but BYO if you wish.

£6 (£1 non dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 -- 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Fri 23rd Sep 2016

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

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

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

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

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

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Fri 30th Sep 2016

St Michael and All Angels, Winterbourne Steepleton DT2 9LG

Beaminster Gallery Quire

(3 miles west of Dorchester on B3159)

7.30pm

ronald AT emett.co.uk


Sat 1st Oct 2016

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

Pipe Factory, with Simon Maplesden calling

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

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

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

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 7th Oct 2016

St Mary’s Church, Burton Bradstock

Beaminster Gallery Quire

7.30pm

ronald AT emett.co.uk


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


Sat 8th Oct 2016

Milborne Port Village Hall DT9 5RE

The New Scorpion Band

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

£12.50

7:30 pm

Contact John Oldham: 01963 251028

j.oldham47 AT btinternet.com

www.milborneportvillagehall.org.uk


Fri 14th Oct 2016

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Arish Mel caller TBA

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

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

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

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


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


Thu 27th Oct 2016

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

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Duo

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

www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

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

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


Fri 28th Oct 2016

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

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

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

£6 (£1 non-dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 - 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


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

Mawkin

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

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

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

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


Fri 4th Nov 2016

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

Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson

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

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

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


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


Mon 7th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Job Boden

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

Tickets: £20
Concessions: £18.50
Footlights: Discount Applies
A £1 Ticket Levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/music/jon-boden/


Wed 9th Nov 2016

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil BA20 1UX

Afro Celt Sound System

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

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

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

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


Thu 10th Nov 2016

Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY

Seth Lakeman

Plus support from Wildwood Kin

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


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

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

http://www.electricpalace.org.uk


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/


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


Sun 20th Nov 2016

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

Ninebarrow

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

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

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

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


Fri 25th Nov 2016

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

Roving Crows

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

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

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

http://chapelarts.org/


Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

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

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.
There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.
To help those trying to find the school in the dark it is about 300 yards south of the Piddle Inn with a hump back bridge into the car park.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


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


Sat 3rd Dec 2016

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

Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews, with Jeremy Child calling

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

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

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

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Fri 9th Dec 2016

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

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

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

£6 (£1 non-dancers)

7.30 for 7.45 - 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Fri 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


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