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...

13th December  Sound Tradition
+ Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

Sound Tradition are based in the Essex/Suffolk borders but perform all over the country at folk clubs and festivals. As the word spreads, the bookings have increased. Such wonderful harmonies and simply superb acapella singing.

Sound Tradition are David, Linda, Catherine and Moose

Hear them sing here :


In between 2 sets of singing, we are delighted to welcome back to the club the highly entertaining Sally Ironmonger and her partner Brian Carter. These two will put a big smile on your faces and plenty of belly-laughs. Great music, much of which has a high degree of humour.

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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Coming in 2020

3rd January     Edwina Hayes + Dom Prag

The lass from Driffield with the stunning voice is back at the club. Edwina Hayes numbers Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith among her fans. Her beautifully written songs and charming stage presence have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title song of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Her cover of the Randy Newman song 'Feels Like Home' was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube.

Supporting Edwina, we are delighted to welcome Dom Prag to the club for the first time. I am sure we will be having him back too.


Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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24th January     Banter  + Simon Loake

You will feel exhausted after an evening listening to Banter. Three lovely musicians who produce such entertaining high-energy music.

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling.

They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.

Don't miss your chance to see Simon's big pink thing!

Get a sneak preview here 'Jump at the Sun', 'Rochdale Coconut Tune & Tip Top Polka'

Brave enough to offer an opening support set, is the gentle giant Simon Loake. Simon is one of those superb musicians who appears with so many others, often unsung, backing famous artists on CDs and at concerts. He is a great artiste in his own right - just can't stand up on our stage without hitting his head!


Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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14th February     Charlie Dore & Julian Littman + Rod Jenkins


Come and hear the wonderful voice of talented singer-songwriter Charlie Dore, accompanied by the multi-musician talents of Steeleye Span's Julian Littman.

Opening set from our King of Americana, Rod Jenkins

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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6th March     Grant Baynham + Buskers Cat

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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27th March     John's 70th Birthday - Guy Fletcher & PJ Wright + Paul Downes

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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10th April      Richard Digance NEW BOOKING

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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17th April     Hicks & Goulbourn

15th  May     Granny's Attic

29th May     Marion Fleetwood - R.P.R (from Canada) have had to cancel

19th June     Reg Meuross

27th June    Merry Hell + Gerry Colvin Band - 8pm Blandford Corn Exchange - Tickets can be bought from January 4th

Tickets may be bought in person at concerts prior to Jan 4th.  We are not taking bookings without payment in advance.

Buy your tickets in person at concerts at the Legion now  or  from We Got Tickets from Jan 4th

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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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