Somerset and Dorset Folk Diary

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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/


Thu 23rd Feb 2017

The Bell, 3 Main St, Ash, Martock TA12 6NS

Session with SomerStep and friends

There will be music, some of which we will dance to.
There might be the odd song or two.
People are encouraged to join in with any of this. The more the merrier.

Joining in with Martin Hughes's regular session
8.30 pm

http://www.thebellinnash.co.uk
www.somerstep.org


Fri 24th Feb 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

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

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

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

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

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


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

Steve Knightley ‘Landlocked’ Tour 2017

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

www.facebook.com/steveknightley

www.steveknightley.co.uk

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

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


Old School Gallery, Yetminster DT9 6LF

Damian Clarke - A Romantic Evening with the Dulcimer

Damian Clarke returns to the Old School Gallery with his beautiful Dulcimer and a collection of Romantic songs and tunes. From Celtic Harp tunes to Pop Songs, stories of love and romance, mixed in with stories that will delight and entertain. An early evening acoustic concert accompanied by delicious cakes and hot drinks from the Old School Gallery, so warm up by the winter fire and settle into a world of Saucy Sailors, adventurous fishermen, troubadours and trysts. Limited space and reservations are recommended using the contacts below.

£10 includes Hot Drink and delicious cake

5.00 - 7.00 pm

Contact Sarah Hedin: 01935 872761

yetminstergallery AT gmail.com

www.damianclarke.co.uk


Mr Punch's Folk Club, The Panborough Inn, Theale BA5 1PN

Heather Ash

Feature evening with Heather Ash

bernard.coulter AT gmail.com


Ashill Village Hall TA19 9LX

Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley plus support from Hannah Cumming

Join Alex Cumming (Dyer:Cummings, The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) for a night of music, dance and song.

The first part of the evening will be a concert featuring a range of songs, tunes and choruses, then for the rest of the evening we will throw back the tables and have a Ceilidh (Barn Dance) with Alex calling the moves.

Plus there will be support from the fiddle singing local legend, Hannah Cumming

The hall is fairly small so reserving tickets is recommended though tickets will also be available on the door. Reservations can be made by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/lcRyicPSCOkAuYwc2

£8/£6

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Alex Cumming: 01460 54559

alexcummingmusic AT gmail.com

www.alexandnicolamusic.com


Bridport Town Hall DT6 3JP

Ninebarrow

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees are appearing in a fundraiser concert Bridport Folk Festival Aug 11th to 13th.
Support band Acoustic Rooster.

Tickets £10 in adv ( TIC or Bridport Music ) £12 on the door.

Bar available.


Sat 25th Feb 2017

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

Reg Meuross

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

£12

7.30pm

Contact Box Office: 07500 532543

hintonstgeorgefestival AT gmail.com

hintonfestival.btck.co.uk regmeuross.com


Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA

Watkins & Swarbrick Band

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

You are welcome to bring your own drinks/glasses.

Booking seats is essential

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

Box Office 01305 837299

8pm

songsfromthehalls234 AT gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/watkinswarbrickband


Broadmayne Village Hall DT2 8EW

Linden Lea and a Barnes Supper

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

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

Tickets 01305 854205. £15 including supper

www.artsreach.co.uk


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX

Phil Beer

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

Tickets £15 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

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

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

The Hut People

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.

£12 / £10 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


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/


Tue 28th Feb 2017

Drax Arms Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Kitty & Derek, Garry Smith, Steve Davis and Misspent Youth

Folk Night hosted by Lesley and Richard Quayle.
Free entry. Raffle.

Check out more details on the website www.draxfolk.org.uk

8.00 pm

Contact Lesley or Richard: 07884 364516

DraxArmsFolkNight AT groups.facebook.com

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


Thu 2nd Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Gill Spense and Ivor and Holly

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


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

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 playing an instrument.

www.stompindave.com/

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

https://chapelarts.org/events/stompin-dave/


Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

Camille Miller

International and multilingual yet proudly and distinctly Canadian, Camille Miller has built an extensive career wowing audiences around the world.
2017 could very well be her busiest year yet with shows already confirmed in the UK, Poland, Canada and Brazil. Camille Miller and her Guilty Bird Band deliver a passionate rousing set of music which thrills fans and turns strangers into converts.

£5.00

9.00 pm

Contact Simon sturt: 01458 831255

s.sturt AT live.co.uk


Fri 3rd Mar 2017

Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SP

The Hat Band

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

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

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

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Hope Square Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW

Tree Fellahs: Winter Warmer Barn Dance

Come and join the Tree Fellahs for this barn dance, in support of the Wessex Folk Festival. This is sure to be a lively night of dancing in what has become one of our favourite venues. Bring your own drink and the price of your ticket includes a chilli supper.

£8 in advance (£9 on the door)

7.30 - 11.00pm

Contact Paul: 07802 597319

pauljopenshaw AT btinternet.com


Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

B.E.Cooling

Picking up the guitar when he was 15, living in Canada just outside of Toronto. Listening to the likes of The Beatles, The Doors and Neil Young. If you like clever lyrics, smokey vocals, a stylish look, and a very well played guitar...

https://www.becooling.co.uk

9.00 pm

Contact Simon Sturt: 01458 831255

s.sturt AT live.co.uk


Sat 4th Mar 2017

The Tithe Barn Symondsbury DT6 6HG

The Casterbridge Band and Caller Angela Laycock

Charity Barn Dance

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

£10

7.00 pm - 12.00 midnight

Contact Lucy Paull: 07415 252012

Secretary AT bridportlionsclub.org

http://bridportlionsclub.org/contactus.html


Church House Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW

Jigfoot with caller Ray Goodswen

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

On-street parking or free carpark nearby.

£8 advance, £9 on the door. u-17s £4

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Contact Monty Crook: 01308 423 442

monty3dayslate AT yahoo.co.uk

www.bridportceilidhs.wordpress.com


Othery Village Hall TA7 0QA

Vin Garbutt

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

Profits to be split between Musgrove Leukaemic Group and Parkinsons UK

£14/£12 concessions (over 65)

8pm

Contact Sue Soutar: 01823 698385

suesoutar AT aol.com

vingarbutt.com


Ruishton Village Hall, Ruishton, near Taunton TA3 5JD

South West Quires Day

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

£8

10.00am – 5.00pm

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


Sun 5th Mar 2017

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3FE

Folk Band Workshop

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

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

1.30 - 4.30 pm

Contact Julia Catovsky: 01935817905

jcatovsky AT gmail.com

www.laurelswift.co.uk


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Jim Moray

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

£15

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


Wed 8th Mar 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Steve Knightley

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

8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm)

£18 / £16 members & concessions

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


Thu 9th Mar 2017

Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR

Coven: featuring O'Hooley & Tidow

International Womens Day concert with O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie
Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day in a week of unforgettable concerts.

7.30 pm

£14 (concessions £12)

https://www.bridport-arts.com/events/coven-featuring-ohooley-tidow/


Fri 10th Mar 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

FleetwoodCave

+ Mary Jane trio

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

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

£12 prebooked - £14 on the door

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

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

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


Sat 11th Mar 2017

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

Kitty Macfarlane with Peter James Millson

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

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

www.kittymacfarlane.com www.peterjamesmillson.com

Tickets: £10 Full. No concessions

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


Chaffcombe Village Hall TA20 4BH

Bob Fox

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

£10 inc refreshments

7.30 om

Contact Elaine: 01460 65909

e3dons AT hotmail.com

www.chaffcombe.com


Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes

Jersey-born Ant Noel is a Wells & Bristol-based musician creating original music which can loosely be described as folk-rock. Ant released his debut album 'Hurricane Rising' in 2010.
The Peabody Drakes formed out of members of Ant's 'Hurricane Rising' band, with the addition of ace rhythm section Anneka Johnson and Alex Pearson.

www.antnoel.com.

9.00 pm

Contact Simon sturt: 01458 831255

s.sturt AT live.co.uk


Durlston Castle, Durlston Country Park BH19 2JL

Maiden Oak

Barn Dance

Music in the old village style led by Rollo Woods, EFDSS Gold Badge holder. Band includes saxophone, fiddle, squeezebox, guitar, piano and drums, with Dawn Skye calling.

£8 (parking included on advance sales)

7:30 - 10.00 pm

Contact Shannon Dugdale: 01929 424443

info AT durlston.co.uk

www.durlston.co.uk


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Daria Kulesh

With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is making a name for herself as a unique and exciting singer/songwriter.
Russian-born but now settled in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, Daria Kulesh conjures a beguiling romanticism. Dynamic delivery and passion come to the fore in her debut solo album, Eternal Child', described as "phenomenal" by FATEA Magazine and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in ‘Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist’ by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades.

Daria will be accompanied by multi instrumentalist Jonny Dyer (Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer)

£12 / £10 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Child Okeford Village Hall DT11 8EX

'Poppies Red and Cornflowers Blue' with Poacher's Moon

True stories told through song, narration and original music with evocative images, to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

The WI are going to cook delicious home-made cakes and will be serving teas and coffees, there will also be a raffle in aid of the British Red Cross.

7:30pm.

Tickets cost £8 and £7 for concessions and can be reserved by ringing Caroline on 01258 488640 or 07973439677.They will also be available on the door.


Tue 14th Mar 2017

Radipole School, Radipole Lane, Weymouth DT3 5HS

Singing Workshop with Brendan Taaffe

Organised by the Quangle Wangle Choir with Brendan Taaffe from Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. World harmony music. All parts will be taught by ear and no experience is necessary. There is no need to book, just turn up!

£8

7.00 - 9.30 pm

Contact Juliet Harwood: 01305 814940

julietharwood AT hotmail.com

www.brendantaaffe.com


Thu 16th Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Mary and Robert Blackberow and friends

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


Ritz Acoustic club, The Ritz Social Club, Victoria Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1AL

Bronwynne Brent

From the Mississippi Delta

£4

8pm

http//www.ritzacoustic.com


Mitre Inn, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne DT9 4RU

Session

Please join us for a night of acoustic Music and Songs to help Becca Chiplen who is running the London Marathon for Meningitis Research in loving memory of Freddy (our grandson who sadly died in 2015).
Bring an instrument , sing a song or just listen , it should be a good night with lots (hopefully) of good local singers and a few Folk Virgins who have promised to sing a song (you might be surprised how good some of them are).
No entry fee but there will be a donation bucket and a raffle (winner gets to sing a song?) a few chips will be provided at around 9pm
Any one wanting to eat before please phone the Inn on 01963 220271. I must add that this is a really good local , good beer and food a little hidden gem really and the Landlord and Landlady are very friendly and not many of the locals bite .
The objective is just to have a good session and raise a few quid for a very good cause .

Contact Dave Chiplen davidchiplen AT btinternet.com


Fri 17th Mar 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

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

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

£10

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


South Petherton Church TA13 5DQ

Fiddlestix with caller Dick Carlyon

7 for 7.30pm

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

Tickets at N&D newsagent in SP or 01460 249288


United Reformed Church Hall, Bancks St, Minehead TA24 5DJ

Acorn Shanty Crew

Programme includes traditional sea shanties many collected from Yankee Jack of Watchet, and audience participation. All welcome.
Chorus singing - full concert - journey to Australia, America and Cape Horn!

Doors open 7 for 7.30 pm.

Entry £5
To reserve ring or text 07811 744158 or just come along - all welcome.

www.acornshantycrew.co.uk and follow us on Facebook.


Clapton and Wayford Village Hall TA18 8PS

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. Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life’s ups and downs, their show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter.

£11 Includes Supper

7-30pm

Contact Adrienne Pike: 01460 75313

info AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


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


Cerne Abbas Village Hall DT2 7GY

Captain Thunderbolt Barn Dance band: caller Angela Laycock

Lively acoustic band:, concertina, guitar, mandolin, melodeon. Experienced caller to explain all dances. Bar with real ale: cakes also for sale.
Great for dancers of all ages, ability and experience.
Fundraiser for Cerne Valley Cricket Club.

Prior booking: £10 or 2 adults + 2 children £30. On door £11 adult, £35 2 +2.

7.30 - 11.00 pm

Contact Pippa or Cerne Abbas Village Stores: 01305 753411 or 07799 211194

davmilner AT gmail.com


Broadstone War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road, Broadstone BH18 8AP

Arish Mel with Michael Catovsky calling

Bourne River Morris Men's Spring Ceilidh

No bar, but bring your own drinks and nibbles.

£7 tickets

8.00 - 11.00 pm

Contact Geoff Knapman or Paul Miles: 07532 017 942 or 07939 910 738

paulhmiles AT gmail.com


Shaftesbury Arts Centre SP7 8AR

Simon Blake's Startling Songs

Fast and furious guitar against a taut vocal and THE MOST quirky songs you will ever hear! Guaranteed! The Pieman of RAF Weeton; The Girl who lived in Poundland; The Tentacled Menace of Lympstone; Jan Coo; The ghosts that haunt the memory...

£7.00 (£5.00 reductions)

7.30 pm

Contact Val Baker: 01747 854788


Pylle Village Hall BA4 6SZ

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. Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life’s ups and downs, their show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter.

£12 Includes Supper

7-15pm

Contact Joanna Miln or Jeremy Branson: 01749 838757 or 01749 830181

info AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


Sun 19th Mar 2017

Eileen Ann's Home

Acorn Folk Club informal singaround

With tea and cakes!

3.00 - 6.00 pm

Contact Eileen Ann for details and so she knows how many people to expect.

acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com

www.acornfolkclub.co.uk


Draycott Memorial Hall BS27 3UE

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. Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life’s ups and downs, their show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter.

£8

7-30pm

Contact Steve Young: 01749 870987

info AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


Tue 21st Mar 2017

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Moore Moss & Rutter

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

www.mooremossrutter.co.uk

£12

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


Glastonbury Assembly Rooms BA6 9DU

Robin Williamson

Founder member of the Incredible String Band, bard, storyteller, poet, harpist, guitarist... genius. Robin's annual shows in the beautiful stone hall at the Assembly Rooms are a rare opportunity to hear him perform solo in an atmospheric venue. Catch him while you can! Tickets: 」14 in advance, or 」15 on the door.
Tickets from Bristol Ticket Shop (credit card booking fee applies) and The Speaking Tree bookshop, High Street, Glastonbury.

£15 (£14 in advance)

Doors 8.00 pm

Contact Nathan : 07752 593299

nathanvibration AT gmail.com

www.assemblyrooms.org.uk


Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Rook Lane Chapel, Frome BA11 1DN

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an entirely original, imaginative and beautiful way.

£15.00

8.00pm

Contact D Walker: 07974 842950

deblington AT gmail.com

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peter-knights-gigspanner-tickets-30843750488


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

The Jar Family

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound.

www.thejarfamily.com
www.facebook.com/TheJarFamily
www.twitter.com/thejarfamily

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

https://chapelarts.org/events/the-jar-family/


Eli's (The Rose and Crown), Huish Episcopi, Langport TA10 9QT

Session with SomerStep and friends

There will be music, some of which we will dance to.
There might be the odd song or two.
People are encouraged to join in with any of this. The more the merrier.

www.somerstep.org


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


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

Ranagri

plus support, Steve Dagleish

Ranagri (pronounced Ra-na-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs.

Website: www.ranagri.com
Twitter:  AT RANAGRI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RanagriMusic
Bandcamp: http://ranagri.bandcamp.com/album/voices

Steve Dagleish

Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish now performs his original songs, interpretations of ‘trad’ and modern songs, at folk clubs, music venues and festivals.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £10.00
Advance: £8.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/ranagri/


Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

Wild Wood Jack

Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent in the UK. Their
melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing
drawing influences from folk, country and world music. They embrace the troubadour
lifestyle and spend large parts of the year touring across the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
'Wildwood Jack' is their name for the independent spirit of music that knows no boundaries.

9,00 pm

Contact Simon sturt: 01458 831255

s.sturt AT live.co.uk

www.wildwoodjack.com


Hazelbury Bryan Village Hall DT10 2DP

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. Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life’s ups and downs, their show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter.

£8

7-30pm

Contact Alison Maughan or Matthew Mills: 01258 817805 or 01258 817212

info AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


Sat 25th Mar 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1 HF

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro

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

8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm)

£14 / £12 members & concessions

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


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

Emily Portman and the Coracle band

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

£15 - £14 members / concessions

8.00 pm

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


Bournemouth Folk Club at the Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX

Tinderbox

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

Tickets £12 from Shelley Theatre Box Office

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

http://www.bournemouthfolkclub.com


Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Simply Ukuleles

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

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

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

09.45am - 4.00pm

Fee: £52.00

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


Bath Community Academy, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL

Blowzabella

Hotsprings presents at .

Dance workshop 2.30-4.30 pm (£8)

Doors for evening dance open at 7.30 pm dance 8.00-11.00 pm (£16).

Workshop and Dance (£20).

There are concessions for dancers under 22 years old.

Tickets from www.wegottickets.com.

For more information contact nickicawthorne AT talktalk.net (07533 320729).


The Curzon Cinema and Arts, Clevedon BS21 6NN

Amanda Boyd, Malcolm Cuthbertson, Dave Nas

A combined arts project using archive film and photography, interwoven with traditional music and dance, to highlight the local men who left the West Country to take up arms to fight for democracy during the Spanish Civil War and the refugee children that arrived here from the Basque country.
What led Archibald Doran, Winifred Bates and Nathan Clarke to leave the West Country for Spain? Who was Potato Jones? What happened to the 4,000 Basque children who sailed into Southampton on La Habana in 1937?
Resonant with contemporary parallels, the production features Flamenco dance and guitar, alongside Spanish and West Country folk songs.
An accompanying free public exhibition in the Oak Room, from Monday 13th until Saturday 25th March, will feature original art works by North Somerset based artist Louella Frankel Jones, inspired by her father, a member of The International Brigades; a pop up exhibition from the International Brigades Memorial Trust.

Two shows. Matinee and evening performance.
Supported by Arts Council England

£10, £9.00 concession. On the door: £12.00, £10 concession. Student matinee concession: £6.00

Start time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Contact Curzon Cinema: 01275 879 115

info AT curzon.org.uk

https://www.curzon.org.uk/film/29594


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

Friendly Folk with caller Mike Catovsky

Bridport Folk Dance Club's annual event, "Miss Mayne's Party", featuring the Somerset band Friendly Folk teamed with caller Michael Catovsky, held in the best hall in Bridport, with a Bring & Share supper, a display from a local morris side, and a raffle. What more could any folkie want?
Some soft drinks provided, bring your own alcohol.
On street parking or public car park nearer the town centre.

£7.50

7.30 - 11.00pm

Contact Jane or Monty: 01308 898002 01308 423442

mandgselley AT btinternet.com


Litton and Thorners Community Hall DT2 9AU

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. Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life’s ups and downs, their show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter.

£8

7-30pm

Contact Wendy Firrell: 01308 482532

info AT howdenjones.co.uk

www.howdenjones.co.uk


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



The Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3BW

Music session with Blowzabella

starting at lunch time.

For more information contact nickicawthorne AT talktalk.net (07533 320729).


Keinton Mandeville Village Hall, Chistles Ln, Somerton TA11 6EX

Knights of King Ina: Dance safety Refresher and Fieldtown Reprise

Following the very successful November Workshop on Fieldtown, KOKI are offering a quicker paced workshop covering the warm up / warm down and safety in dance information giving you a chance to video the recommended routine. We will then run through and refresh the “None So Pretty” dance covered in November ’16 and learn 2 of the other Fieldtown Jigs so you can have them ready for the summer season.

keintonvh.co.uk
Workshop Location Map - https://goo.gl/maps/nNfCuAacv3q
Please Bring – lunch, hankies and any beverages or savory snacks you may want.
Provided - Tea, Coffee, fruit and the famous cake!
Cost - £10 in advance to Andrew Knight Coombedene, Keinton Mandeville, Somerton TA11 6DY or by transfer to 20-99-40, 70558184 wth the ref KOKI Mar 17.


Westonzoyland Parish Church, Main Rd, Westonzoyland TA7 0EP

LightGarden

Music on the Levels Sunday tea time concert

Westonzoyland’s parish church is the spectacular setting for the fantastic LightGarden with their genre-defying music with world, folk and traditional influences.
Described as exquisite, refreshing, original, LightGarden have received rapturous comments and reviews wherever they have performed:
‘LightGarden’s genre-defying music has world, folk and traditional influences, fast and gentle. Their original songs and music combine intricate guitar, harmonium, bouzouki, fiddle and clarinet interwoven with the harmonic bell-like sounds of overtone singing to produce a unique, uplifting, unexpected and irresistible sound ‘for which the word beautiful might have been invented’.
For this concert LightGarden will be including the church organ in their range of instruments.


£5. Plus small charge for afternoon tea

Doors open 3pm

Finish 5pm

Contact Celia Smith: 01278 691409

Celiazoyland AT hotmail.com


Mon 27th Mar 2017

Bagborough Village Hall TA4 3AT

Celtic Guitar Journeys

This is an opportunity to hear three of the finest acoustic guitarists in Europe together, as a band, exploring their Celtic heritage and traditions.

Soďg Sibéril (Britanny) is one of the most significant musicians to come from the Breton music scene.

Ian Melrose (Scotland) was lead guitarist with the Irish cult band Clannad for their 1996 world tour.

Dylan Fowler (Wales) is a well-known performer/composer/arranger. He also made his name with the Abergavenny recording studios popular with so many musicians world-class musicians.

£10-£12-£15

7.30 pm

Contact Lynn Burgess: 01823 451162

hell AT musiconthequantocks.com

http://celticguitar.moonfruit.com/video/4593437567


Wed 29th Mar 2017

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

Maddy Prior

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

£16.50

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


Thu 30th Mar 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Brian Heaton

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


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

Maddy Prior in concert with Hannah James & Giles Lewin

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

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Door Price: £18.00
Advance: £16.50

https://chapelarts.org/events/maddy-prior-concert/


Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

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.

8.30 pm

Contact Simon Sturt: 01458 831255

s.sturt AT live.co.uk

nopetticoatshere.co.uk


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

Tilston & Lowe

Steve Tilston 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. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps.

£15/£13 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT

The Churchfitters

This incredibly talented and very popular trio, comprised of brother and sister Chris and Rosie Short together with Frenchman Boris Lebret, bring huge energy to their performances – a mix of foot-tapping fiddle, achingly beautiful melodies and zany performances on their collection of homemade instruments – a unique experience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ii0EbfzeE
Tickets from 07816 832554 or wegottickets.com
email osmingtonmusic AT gmail.com
The bar will be open and parking is free.
Jacket and Chilli (veggie option) - £3.50 during the interval

£9

7.00 for 7.30pm

Contact Eileen Bramley: 07816 832554

Osmingtonmusic AT gmail.com

Churchfitters.com


Fri 31st Mar 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Mike Silver

+ Nigel Waite

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

Supporting him is Bournemouth based Nigel Waite.

£12 pre-booked, £14 on the door

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

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

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


Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SP

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

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish.

£6, accompanied under16s free. Non dancers £1

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 1st Apr 2017

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

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Two Award-winning songwriters share the stage…..

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

www.stevetilston.com
www.jezlowe.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

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


Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon TA11 6PQ

Martin Harley and Sam Lewis

This is a rare and golden opportunity to see Martin Harley and Sam Lewis on the same bill.
Martin Harley & Sam Lewis in concert promises to be a spine chilling, feet wiggling, heart soaring evening from two of the finest music talents on the circuit.

£10

8pm, Doors 7:30pm

Contact Alan Riley: 01458 447223

alan AT croxley.freeserve.co.uk

www.martinharley.com


Mon 3rd Apr 2017

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 4LZ

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

The first new gig in a series of great music - 'All Of The Above' - this first one is a musical addition to Bath Comedy Festival's programme.
Surely the finest musical interlude in the history of the Bath Comedy Festival - the Scottish duo whose musical genius and depth of inspiration in the folk tradition has brought them international acclaim and national recognition ranging from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Lifetime Achievement and Best Duo to an MBE each for services to music.

Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £16
Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881
Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/28729811

Links: http://www.philandaly.com/

For further info: www.bathcomedy.com and www.widcombesocialclub.co.uk


Tue 4th Apr 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Ukulele Workshop: Beginners

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

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

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

09.45am - 4.00pm
Fee: £52.00

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


Thu 6th Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Richard Digance

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

8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

£17/ £15

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


Fri 7th Apr 2017

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

Stompin’ Dave

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

A Private Promotion.

www.stompindave.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £10 Advance. £12 on the door

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


Sat 8th Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Ninebarrow

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

8pm

£12 / £10 Concessions / £5 Livefor5

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


Thu 13th Apr 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Rosie Shaw and Ivor and Holly

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


Thu 20th Apr 2017

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

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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

www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.

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


Ritz Acoustic club, The Ritz Social Club, Victoria Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1AL

Dan Walsh

Banjo genius back on tour

£4

8pm

www.ritzacoustic.com


Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE

GreenMatthews

Formerly known as Blast from the Past, Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21stcentury kick-ass style. Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and Sophie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.

£12 / £10 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Fri 21st Apr 2017

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford British Legion DT11 7AA

Ric Sanders Trio

+ Reset prose

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

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

£14 pre-booked, £16 on the door

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

Contact Kathy Dunn: 01202732239 or 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

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


Sun 23rd Apr 2017

Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

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

8pm

£14 / £12 Concessions / £5 Livefor5

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


Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea Tithe Barn BS48 4NG

Dan Walsh

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

www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk

£10

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


Thu 27th Apr 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jeroka (caller TBC)

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


Fri 28th Apr 2017

Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL

Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club with Reel Good, caller Helen Woodall

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

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

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

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


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

Banter

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

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

7.30-10.30pm

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


Sat 29th Apr 2017

Shelley Theatre, 16 Beechwood Ave, Bournemouth BH5 1LX

Bournemouth Spring Folk Festival

A one day folk festival at the Shelley

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

www.bournemouthfolkclub.com
fawm43 AT gmail.com


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

Seckou Keita

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

www.seckoukeita.com

8.00 pm

Tickets: £16 Full. £15 Concessions.

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


Sat 6th May 2017

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

Ninebarrow

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £14. Full. £13 Concessions.

www.ninebarrow.co.uk

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


Thu 11th May 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 12th May 2017

Portman Hall Shillingstone DT11 0SF

Shillingstone Barn Dance Club

Band and caller TBA

No membership. Squash provided. BYO if you wish

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

Start time: 7.30 for 7.45

Finish time: 9.45

Contact Jenny and Ian Edlin: 01258 861184


Sat 13th May 2017

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

Martin Simpson

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

8.00 pom

Tickets: £18 Full. £17 Concessions.

www.martinsimpson.com

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


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

Pete Harris/Jon Vaughan

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

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

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

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


Thu 18th May 2017

Ritz Acoustic club, The Ritz Social Club, Victoria Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1AL

The Jaywalkers

£4

8pm

www.ritzacoustic.com


Fri 19th May 2017

Wiveliscombe Rugby Club TA4 2TA

Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band.
Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig.

£14 / £12 concessions

8.00pm

Contact David Bond: 01984 623308

jbond36086 AT aol.com

www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk


Thu 25th May 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Mary and Robert Blackberow and Friends

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


Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

The Phil Beer Band

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

8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

£20 / £18 members and concessions

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


Fri 26th May 2017

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

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

Phone: 01278 422700

info AT bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk

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


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

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

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

7.30 pm

£12.50

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


Sat 27th May 2017

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

Phil Beer Band

with support from The Hawthornes

A ‘Chance to Dance’ Event

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

8.00 pm

Ticket: £19. No concessions.

www.philbeer.co.uk

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


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

Acoustic Night

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

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

7.30 pm

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

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


Fri 2nd Jun 2017

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

Sunjay

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

8.00 pm

Ticket: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.

http://www.sunjay.tv

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


Thu 8th Jun 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Aileen Wills and Ivor and Holly

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


Thu 15th Jun 2017

Ritz Acoustic club, The Ritz Social Club, Victoria Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1AL

Cloudstreet

Aussie/English folk brilliance

£4

8pm

http//www.ritzacoustic.com


Fri 16th Jun 2017

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

Lucy Ward

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

8.00 pm

Tickets: £13 Full. £12 Concessions.

www.lucywardsings.com

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


Thu 22nd Jun 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Gill Spense and Ian Bryson and Co

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


Thu 6th Jul 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas and Ivor and Holly

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


Tue 11th Jul 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Dancing Through History

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

9.45am - 4.00pm
Fee: £52.00

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


Thu 20th Jul 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ivor and Holly (caller TBC)

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


Fri 11th Aug 2017

Bridport

Bridport Folk Festival

More details as and when

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


Sat 12th Aug 2017

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

Issy and David Emeney

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

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

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

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

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


Wed 13th Sep 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Ian Ladbroke and Ivor and Holly

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


Sat 16th Sep 2017

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

Jez Lowe

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

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

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

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


Thu 28th Sep 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Aileen Wills and Jeroka

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


Fri 6th Oct 2017 to Sun 8th Oct 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend

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

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

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

Runs from dinner on Friday to after lunch on Sunday

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


Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Argyll Scottish Country Musicians Weekend

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

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

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


Thu 12th Oct 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Pip Oxenbury and Ivor and Holly

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


Fri 13th Oct 2017 to Sun 15th Oct 2017

Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT

Singing For Larks - Singing in Harmony Weekend

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

Runs from dinner on Friday to tea on Sunday

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

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

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


Thu 26th Oct 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Rosie Shaw and Ian Bradenton and Co

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


Thu 9th Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Eileen Nightingale and Ivor and Holly

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


Thu 23rd Nov 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Jane Thomas and Amycrofters

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


Thu 7th Dec 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Robert and Mary Blackberow and Friends

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


Thu 21st Dec 2017

Combe St Nicholas Village Hall TA20 3NY

Simon Mapleson and Ivor and Holly

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


Sat 20th Jan 2018

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

Alice and David Wylde

Party night with an American flavour
Traditional Appalachian Ballads,
Old-time, Traditional Gospel, and Country Songs.
Bring and Share Buffet. Decorated Hat Competition.

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

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

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


Sun 18th Mar 2018

Eileen Ann's Home

Acorn Folk Club informal singaround

With tea and cakes!

3.00 - 6.00 pm

Contact Eileen Ann for details and so she knows how many people to expect.

acornfolkclub AT googlemail.com

www.acornfolkclub.co.uk


Sat 19th May 2018

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

Flossie Malavialle

Legendary French Blue/Jazz Singer - not to be missed
“Flossie has a voice as clear and tuneful as a lark, with a pureness of quality to stop you in your
tracks in the forest of a song”. “Flossie’s great! She came over from France and wowed everybody with her sensational voice, her gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter”

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

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

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


Sat 11th Aug 2018

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

Bob Wood

Birthday Party!
Bob Wood, from the west of Scotland is a warm and engaging solo singer and performer with an easy going sense of humour. He is a highly accomplished finger-style guitarist.

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

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

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