Friday nights

We are in Blandford Royal British Legion (DT11 7AD) for the following concerts unless otherwise stated

Unless otherwise stated, concerts will start at 8pm (doors 7.45) Legion open from 7pm.

We request that if you feel unwell on the day of the concert please do not come, and let Kathy know by text on 07590 411515.

To book to pay cash only on the door for any of these concerts contact Kathy on 01202 732239 or 07590 411515 or email

To buy tickets on credit card please click on the We Got Tickets link for your chosen concert.

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May 24th - PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher (Patrons)  + Support Simon Loake    £15

Personal friends and patrons of the club for many years, it is only fitting we have one final outing from the inimitable PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher.  We have had them as Little Johnny England, TRADarrr, and many times as a duo. They always delight and entertain us with an eclectic folk and folk rock mix.

Opening support is from the giant of the folk world, Simon Loake. Simon's name may not spring to mind as he does not gig solo very often but he has been a part of many big name bands at odd times over a lifetime of top class musicianship. He is an outstanding guitarist and sings well too. Expect some rock, folk, and maybe blues. He has recently released a new CD!


June 21st - Banter + support Tor (trio)      £15

We wanted a night to remember to end our 21 year run of regular club nights, and after much thought and discussion we opted for the musical 'fiesta' that is 2 sets of Banter.

Simon Care, Nina Zella, Tim Walker, and Mark Jolley play up a storm of music, covering Morris dance tunes, delicious ballads, trad folk songs, maybe a bit of reggae, the odd self penned song, with guest appearances from assorted extra instruments! Take a deep breath before they start, you'll need it to keep up!

To get you ready for Banter, we opted for a new support band whom some of you may have come across at a localish concert or ceilidh, Tor are normally a five piece band but are playing as a trio this night, with a guitar and Uilleann Pipes. They play a variety of Celtic style music to get your feet tapping and hands clapping.


Thank you for over 21 years of musical delights with your support.

We hope to see you at assorted folk festivals over the summer and autumn months.

Do come and say hello.


We are not totally finished! 

The regular monthly club nights will be no more after June 2023  BUT  Wessex Acoustic will be hosting occasional concerts for special occasions or touring top artists at relatively short notice!

This so we can host visiting artists, especially from abroad, or highly popular British artists who rarely visit our part of the world.

The first of these special concerts is happening in September 2024!!


Friday 13th September at 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

at Blandford's Royal British Legion

Club patron, and audience favourite, CHRIS LESLIE was sad to hear of the end of Wessex Acoustic as a regular club.

So many small venues putting on live music have closed or changed to other events. Unfortunately it is a sign of the times. The leisure and entertainment industry is suffering more than most as people prioritise their spending to essentials.

Here is your chance to support an amazingly talented musician by coming to see him at the club one more time. Fairport Convention's finest multi instrumentalist will be bringing a selection of his own songs from the FC library, plus who knows what else? 

Another stalwart of the folk music world, Welsh songstress Linda Watkins, will be providing the opening support set with a selection of traditional folk and self penned songs.

Tickets for this unmissable concert are on sale now at We Got Tickets     £15 + 10%

You may also book to pay £15 CASH ONLY on the door by contacting Kathy on 01202 732239 or 07590 411515 or email us via the club website. 

We expect this concert to be very popular so do not leave it to the last minute to book or you might be disappointed to find it sold out.

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