Friday nights at 8.15 pm

at The Royal British Legion, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD

(unless otherwise stated)

The Legion opens at 7pm - club doors open by 7.45pm (subject to sound checks) Concert starts 8.15pm

Wessex Acoustic welcomes guests as well as members, but please note you all need to sign in as visitors to the Legion on the special Folk Club list which will be at the entrance to the function room. To facilitate the membership/guest licence arrangements, and ensure we have enough seats, it would  be a big help if you  book your tickets ahead,  but you can also just turn up on the night without pre-booking, assuming we are not sold out.

Our next concert is...
 

31st May            Winter Wilson + Andy Stone

The fabulous husband and wife team of Kip and Dave, performing as Winter Wilson, are back with their mix of old standards and their own wonderful songs to entertain you, along with dollops of humour and tales of life on the musical open road. Fabulous entertainment!

Storm Around Tumbledown

To Hell with Monday Morning

Supporting Kip and Dave, we have our own sound engineer genius, Andy Stone, who is also a highly talented singer-songwriter-guitarist. 

We have given Andy the night off from engineering our sound system so he can concentrate on being a performer for the night and sit back and enjoy Winter Wilson off duty.

Tickets £12 or £10 if booked in advance here

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14th June           Noah's Cape +
Rod Jenkins

We are delighted to welcome back Noah's Cape to the club after their amazing performance last time they were with us. The band consists of Linda Watkins, Marion Wedley, and Mark Niel.

They may not be a big name on the live music scene, but they deserve to be. Having three highly talented songwriters mean a delightfully varied mix of new material always to hand. All three are brilliant musicians with great singing voices so presentation is top notch. Add to all this the fact that Mark is a published and accomplished poet, who has been officially appointed as the Bard of Milton Keynes! He has a very humerous touch to many of his poems, so expect plenty of laughs.

Completing the line up for this highly entertaining evening we have an opening support set from Rod Jenkins with a selection of smooth Americana.

Tickets £12 or £10 if booked in advance here

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28th June           Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley + Marion Fleetwood

 

Do we need to say anything? The one and only Jez Lowe, master songwriter and singer, plus the lovely melodious Kate Bramley, singing separately and together in perfect harmony.

If you haven't seen them before, be prepared to be delighted.

 

Opening support is from the amazing singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist that is Marion Fleetwood. She has been a member of many bands over the years, ColvinQuarmby, The Jigantics, Fleetwood and Cave, TRADarrr, IOTA  and more.  She still guests with Gerry Colvin at times.  We are so lucky to have her appear for us this night.

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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SUMMER BREAK


30th August    Mike O'Connor & Barbara Griggs +
Gill & Bob Berry

    

Regular visitors to the club, there is always a warm welcome for Mike O'Connor and Barbara Griggs. They perform a wide variety of music, much self penned, telling tales based on Cornish folk lore and legends.

The photos show Barbara playing her delicious Harp and also the stunning Viol, just two of the many instruments she can play.

Mike was The Fiddler in the latest production of Poldark and wrote some of the accompanying music for the series.

 

Supporting Mike and Barbara,  we have the sweet singing of Gill and Bob Berry, experts in traditional English songs of past times.

Tickets £12 or £10 if booked in advance here

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13th September  Kristina Olsen
+ Kachina Aimee

Kristina Olsen is an American contemporary folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, from California, known for her sometimes humorous, heartfelt and sometimes ribald songs.  We are proud to bring her to the club for the first time having been fans of her and her music for some years.

Kristina is a wonderful performer and very funny but some of her language and humour may not be suitable for children. We suggest 16 as a minimum age limit.

Please do not let this put you off.  She has written some stunning songs and is a delight to hear sing. You will go away saying "WOW What a woman! What great songs".

 

Supporting Kristina is a local lass, Kachina Aimee, who will delight with her singing and harp playing. She also plays guitar and piano, a versatile young lady.

 

 

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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27th September  Merry Hell (Acoustic) + Mel Langton

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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**NEW DATE** 25th October      Georgia Lewis Trio + Rod Jenkins

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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1st November    Geoff Lakeman
+ Andy Stone

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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15th November  Chris Leslie
+ Gill & Bob Berry

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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29th November  Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg (Peggy) + Anne-Louise Richards

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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13th December  Sound Tradition
+ Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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Coming in 2020


3rd January     Edwina Hayes
24th January     Banter (Simon Care)
14th February     Charlie Dore +Julian Littman
6th March     Grant Baynham
27th March     Guy Fletcher & PJ Wright
17th April     Hicks & Goulbourn
15th  May     Granny's Attic
29th May     R.P.R (from Canada)
19th June     Reg Meuross
10th July     Ray Cooper
4th September      Paul Downes
18th September     Sherburn Bartley Sanders
9th October     Gerry Colvin and friends
23rd October     Jez Lowe
6th November     Anthony John Clark & Dave Pegg (Peggy)
13th November     Chris Leslie
11th December    Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman (At Shaftesbury Arts Centre)

 

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