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)

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 club night is.....

May 12th   Mike O'Connor  & Barbara Griggs Support Moose Rosser

Mike O'Connor and Barbara Griggs bring a touch of class and style to a mix of traditional music and songs, with a selection of Mike's own music from his many years of research into the life and history of his beloved Cornwall.  Mike is well-known for his evocative songs, such as ‘Carrying Nelson Home’ and his iconic folk operas ‘Cornish Lads’, ‘Unsung Heroes’ and ‘The Cry of Tin’. He has won the British Award for Storytelling Excellence for 'Return to Lyonesse'.

Mike is also a well-respected storyteller, with a deep knowledge of Cornish legends and folk tales, and a mesmerising skill with language, all leavened with wit and humour. An evening with Mike and Barbara is relaxed and highly entertaining, a delightful blend of fact, fiction, and music that has been described as ‘balm for the soul.’

Supporting Mike and  Barbara we have the return of The Moose! Moose Rosser, a member of Sound Tradition the 4 part acapella group who performed for us last Christmas, is travelling down from Suffolk to perform for us.

Tickets £12 or £10 if booked in advance here

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June 2nd    Chris & Kellie While  Support Chris King

A concert with two of the best voices active in the folk world, Chris While and her daughter Kellie. Not only having a voice to die for, Chris is also a well know songwriter with a huge repertoire of delightful self penned songs. Kellie is the voice of the Christmas Albion Band, among others.


Supporting Chris and Kellie is Chris King, an experienced folk club performer 'discovered' by us at Bury St Edmonds OXJAM in 2016.

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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June 30th    Jess & Richard Arrowsmith  Support Anne-Louise Richards

We welcome Jess and Richard Arrowsmith to the club for the first time. They are well known in their own right, but also as half of the Melrose Quartet with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. They are outstanding performers of the very best traditional  English folk music.

Supporting Jess and Richard we are delighted to welcome another newcomer to the club, Anne-Louise Richards.

Anne-Louise Richards is a local north Dorset girl, based in Shaftesbury. She has always had a love of music and is a classically trained singer, but grew a love for folk and traditional music in her teens. Anne-Louise particularly loves the storytelling element of so many folk songs and hopes to entertain you with her favourites.

Tickets £12 or £10 if booked in advance here

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SUMMER BREAK

 

Sept 1st            Charlie Dore With Julian Littman 

Sept 22nd        Chris Leslie 

Oct 6th             Steve Tilston   

Oct 27th           Reg Meuross 

Nov 17th          Jez Lowe and Kate Bramley 

Dec 8th             John Kirkpatrick Christmas Show

 

 

Coming in 2018

Geoff Lakeman, Noah's Cape, Hicks & Goulbourn, John Conolly, RPR (Canadian), Flossie Malavialle, Vin Garbutt, Colum Sands, Dave Pegg & Anthony John Clarke

More to come!

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