Friday nights

Coming in 2022

All these concerts are planned but we give no guarantees that all or any of them will happen.

We are closely monitoring government rules and regulations and we will endeavour to keep concerts happening as long as we are able to fit within the current Covid rules.


We are back in Blandford Legion for the following concerts.

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

Please take note of these guidelines

COVID safety

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.

Please wear face masks while on the premises unless seated at your table.


We ask everyone to be mindful & respectful of the personal space of other customers and staff – we have plenty of room!
The QR code will be displayed for those that wish to check in - if you do not have the app & wish to leave your contact details please ask the bar staff to pass them to the Club Secretary to be kept on file.

Orders can be placed at the bar using “SERVICE POINTS” - these points are the ONLY area to be used when approaching the bar
There will be four points (two on either side). Please avoid queuing & wait until the service point is clear before approaching. Once you have paid for & received your drink please then move away from the bar area.
Where possible it would be appreciated if contactless payment could be used but cash is of course accepted.


The trays for used glasses/cups etc will remain & we ask customers to continue the practice of bringing empties back.
The screens across the bar will remain in place indefinitely.

Please use the hand gel provided.

Minimise your movement and socialising during the interval.

BE AWARE windows will be open and the door will be open to allow flow of fresh air. This may mean cold spots and draughts in the room so bring layers to add or remove as needed.

 

CANCELLED

21st January - Antoine and Owena + Rod Jenkins

Regretfully we have had to take the decision to cancel this concert.

Antoine and Owena will be back at the club.

 

OUR NEXT CONCERT...

11th February - Mitchell and Vincent + Anne-Louise Richards

Photo by Tony Birch (FATEA)

 

Based in Somerset, Mitchell and Vincent bring traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles, as well as original material drawing on the folk traditions, using varied arrangements to create stories with their tune sets as well as songs.
Both Graham and David are also trained luthiers and play instruments hand-crafted by themselves.
“Theirs is an intimate acoustic music. I got the feeling that I was eavesdropping on a conversation rather than listening to a recording. They display a deep understanding and appreciation of their instruments, mellifluous melodies and pulsing rhythms abound.” - Irish Music Magazine
“Without doubt an extremely accomplished and entertaining duo. Definitely a must see!” - Chris Deacon, Bridport Folk Festival Organiser
“That was really wonderful” , “I wish I could play the guitar like that”. - Ralph McTell
“They were flippin’ brilliant” - Tim Edey

They will be supported by local singer and club regular Anne-Louise Richards with her mix of traditional folk and self-penned songs.

Tickets are £15.00 each.  You can book by email using the email link on home page, or call Kathy on 01202 732239, or text to 07590 411515 to pay cash on the night.

Sorry no card facility on the door.

E-Tickets may be bought on credit or debit card at

 

11th March - The Ciderhouse Rebellion + Becoming Branches

 

This is the first time visit to Wessex Acoustic for this talented duo. Profound and eloquent, epic, haunting and dramatic, The Ciderhouse Rebellion sees master musicians Adam Summerhayes and Murray Grainger combine to produce improvised subtly woven tapestries of sound.
The pair specialise in creating music in the moment, sometimes based around trad. tunes, particularly from the North East, and also around their own compositions - often springing from a single note, a key, a time signature and an emotion. It’s this unusually improvisatory focus that is uniquely magical. A quest to create music in the moment, with no conscious thought between conception and playing, searching for unexpected magic and the possibility to create a deeper and perhaps more revealing narrative.
The duo released three albums in 2020: Untold, The InCider Sessions and as the trio Words From A Fiddler’s Daughter (joined by Adam’s daughter, the poet Jessie Summerhayes) Rúnian, maintaining an astonishing proliferation which is matched by their instrumental virtuosity.
“Gorgeous stuff” - (BBC Radio 3)
‘Astonishing, all-out virtuosity’. - (New York Times)
‘Compelling, exciting and utterly original” - Phil Beer (Show of Hands)


Supporting The Ciderhouse Rebellion at this event will be Becoming Branches.


Based in the New Forest in the south of England, Becoming Branches are a Country-Folk-Pop trio blending acoustic sounds and soaring harmonies in an enchanting mix of creative and heartfelt originals.
“There is something so special and unique about this trio” – Bring Country 2 UK Blog
“Beautiful, enveloping, understated” – Matt Black, Black On Track Radio Show

Tickets are £15.00 each.  You can book by email using the email link on home page, or call Kathy on 01202 732239, or text to 07590 411515 to pay cash on the night.

Sorry no card facility on the door.

E-Tickets may be bought on credit or debit card at

 

25th March - TRADarrr at the Corn Exchange, Blandford at 8pm.

 

A concert with one of the top current folk-rock bands around. TRADarr have been wowing audiences at folk festivals and clubs in recent years and feature many of the best known names.
TRADarrr are PJ Wright, Gregg Cave, Marion Fleetwood, Guy Fletcher, Gemma Shirley, Mark Stevens, and Brendan O'Neill. Their past credits are too many to list. All are top notch musicians and play a folk roots mix of traditional songs, tunes and contemporary folk rock.
Using the Corn Exchange means higher numbers can be safely catered for with space to reduce Covid risks.

Tickets are £20.00 each.  You can book by email using the email link on home page, or call Kathy on 01202 732239, or text to 07590 411515 to pay cash on the night.

Sorry no card facility on the door.

E-Tickets may be bought on credit or debit card at

 

8th April - Charlie Dore and Julian Littman + Katie Whitehouse

6th May - Anthony John Clarke and Julia Porter + Bob & Gill Berry

10th June - Reg Meuross + Bob Carter

24th June - Colum Sands + Mel Langton
 

In the Autumn.... Merry Hell!!

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