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Track Dogs at Stockland

WORLD music quartet Track Dogs play a gig at Stockland village hall on Friday 22nd February. Track Dogs are an acoustic four piece, based in Spain but hailing from Ireland, the US and UK. They are a closely-knit group of ex-pats who have opted for Cajón instead of drums, and trumpet in place of electric…

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Edgelarks in Dorset

THE brilliant BBC Folk Award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, who perform as Edgelarks, have three dates in Dorset, starting with a concert at The Grange hotel near Sherborne on Thursday 21st February. Phillip and Hannah, who perform as Edgelarks, will be at the Shelley Theatre at Boscombe on Saturday 23rd, and on…

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Diversity, university, Loversity

SAM Lewis, coming to the end of his Loversity tour, stops at The Old Stables at Cricklade on Thursday 21st February, and at Hawthorns in Glastonbury the following night. Like many before him, Sam went to Nashville to make music, since when he has collaborated with John Prine, Kacey Musgraves, The Wood Brothers and many…

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Showin’ some respect

LETITIA George visits the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton on Thursday 21st Februry with her touring show Respect to Aretha. The celebration of  the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin,  is a dream come true for Letitia, a lifetime fan who rose to the spotlight on series four of BBC 1’s The Voice UK, where she joined…

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Folk opera tells womens strike story

A NEW folk opera, drawing on traditional songs and ballads, tells the story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath who struck for better wages and conditions. Rouse, Ye Women comes to Dorchester on 20th February and Poole on 23rd. Written by Townsend Productions actor and singer Neil Gore and veteran folk musician John Kirkpatrick,…

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Tea Pad Orchestra in Bristol

ROB Heron brings his Tea Pad Orchestra to the Hy-Brasil Music Club in Bristol on Saturday 16th February as part of the launch tour for the new album, Soul of My City. The Newcastle-based roots sextet    don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever. Their…

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Thirty years of making music

MIKE Denham’s Sunset Café Stompers celebrate 30 years of making music together with a concert at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday 13th February. Mike’s first SpeakEasy Night in 2019 will be extra-special, as it marks the 30th anniversary of his band, a seven-piece band that lines up some of the UK’s leading vintage jazz musicians!…

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Rusty Shackle launches new album

WELSH indie-roots band Rusty Shackle visits The Exchange in Bristol on Friday 15th February as part of its launch tour for the new album, The Raven, The Thief and the Hangman. The five-piece folk-rockers  have already released three successful albums and have a keen following as a live band, playing festivals and venues around the…

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Music students inspired by archive film

MUSIC students at Strode College, Street, have been working with Windrose Rural Media Trust to create new music for archive films of Somerset. The results will be seen and heard at Strode Theatre, Street, on Wednesday 13th February. The students have been using archive films of Somerset to inspire new creative work. They have been…

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Klezmer and Balkan stars back with Artsreach

SHE’KOYOKH, Britain’s best Balkan and klezmer band, have a short Artsreach tour in February, bring their exhilarating blend of Balkan, Turkish and Jewish Eastern European music to Frampton village hall on Friday 15th February and Shillingstone on Saturday 16th. The seven international, virtuoso musicians have spent 17 years absorbing the rich folk music traditions of the…

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