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...

25th October      Georgia Lewis Trio + Rod Jenkins

Georgia Lewis is an up-and-coming folk singer with a penchant for taking well-worn ballads and adding a little spice! She is joined onstage by Ross Grant (Fiddle) and Finbar Maginn (Guitar)
 and together they are garnering attention on the English folk scene with their signature panache!

In 2015 Georgia Lewis and her trio released her self-titled 5-track EP. Since then they have performed at festivals and folk clubs in the south of England and received air-play on national and internet radio stations including 'The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe' on BBC Radio 2 and ‘Mike Harding’s Folk Show’. In 2015 Georgia won ‘The Future of Young Folk Award’ at Bromyard Folk Festival and later won 'Ely Band Competition' at Ely Folk Festival. In 2017 Georgia released her debut album 'The Bird Who Sings Freedom', recorded in her parent's kitchen, featuring five musicians and co-produced with Josh Clark (Kate Rusby). Although an artist in her own right she also performs with many known ceilidh bands and is an experienced session player. She plays whistles, accordion, piano, guitar, sings and has been seen tapping out various traditional dancing styles.

Supporting Georgia we are delighted to have the wonderful Rod Jenkins singing a selection of gentle Americana.

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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1st November    Geoff Lakeman
+ Andy Stone

Patriarch of the Lakeman dynasty, Geoff Lakeman is enjoying musical success in his own right, following his retirement from journalism. He has proved highly popular at clubs and festivals up and down the UK. Geoff sings a delightful mix of traditional songs, sea shanties, swing, and even a bit of jazz.

Opening support is from our very own sound engineer and genius singer-songwriter, Andy Stone.

This is going to be a popular night, so please book ahead to ensure your seat.

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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15th November  Chris Leslie
+ Gill & Bob Berry

So popular and so enjoyable, Chris Leslie is back again for another evening of delights.

Tickets are selling well already so make sure you book NOW before we sell out again.


Supporting Chris we have the  lovely singers of traditional English songs, Gill and 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

What a treat for us to be hosting these two best buddies, doing what they enjoy. Anthony John Clarke needs no introduction as a master songwriter, singer and comic story teller. Accompanying him is the multi-instrumentalist and bass player from Fairport Convention, Dave Pegg.

AJ and Peggy have great rapport and enjoy banter in the intimate audience setting of our club. A night of great music and much laughter is guaranteed.

Tickets are selling well so book NOW to secure your seat before we are sold out.


Supporting AJ and Peggy we welcome back our best kept secret, the young lady from Shaftesbury with the golden voice, 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

10th April      Richard Digance NEW BOOKING

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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