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Yeovil start for Martin and Eliza

THE Autumn season at Yeovil Octagon opens on 1st September with a visit from folk music’s most famous father and daughter, Martin and Eliza Carthy. This is the opening night of a national tour for the duo, who also visit Bristol, Exeter and New Milton during September. Martin’s career stretched back many decades, and Eliza…

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The Shads revisited in Wimborne

IT’S 57 years since Hank B Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan recorded Apache. Jerry Lordan’s composition was the monster hit that launched the Shadows instrumental career and founded generations of bespectacled guitarists dreaming of holding their very own Fender Stratocaster. On Saturday 26th August, the Bootleg Shadows are back at the Tivoli…

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Searchers back at the Regent

THE Searchers, one of the most popular bands of the 1960s, return to the Regent in Christchurch on Sunday 20th August. From 7.30pm, eager fans can listen to Sweets for My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk in The Room, Sugar and Spice and many more hits made famous…

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Celebrating the Big O

BARRY Steele returns to the Tivoli in Wimborne on Saturday 19th August to  perform his show The Orbison Story. This celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy covers the time from the early sun years right through to the late 80s and also includes a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling…

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Pacaminos back at Stur

PAUL Young and his band Los Pacaminos are returning to The Exchange at Stur­min­ster Newton on Saturday 19th August, at 8pm. The band performs some of the very Tex Mex and Border music – just the thing for The Wall of The Donald.  Listen out for songs made famous by The Texas Tornados and Ry…

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BSO’s proms in Meyrick Park

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orches­tra’s 2017 Investec Proms in Meyrick Park start with a celebration of the music of John Williams on Friday 11th August at 8pm. On Saturday 12th, there are all the lights and lasers you’d expect from the Queen Rock and Symphonic Spectacular, when the music starts at 7.30. And on Sunday afternoon (13th…

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Ukulele euphoria and magical mayhem

UKULELE music and mayhem are heading for the seaside when two of the country’s most entertaining ukulele bands bring their Ukulele Variety Show to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 15th and 17th August. The Lavish and the League of Ukulele Gentlemen (pictured) offer a musical mix of charismatic performance, witty banter and an…

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Bridport’s new folk festival

WITH  one of Dorset’s longest established literary festivals, the county’s best food festival, the eccentric Hat Festival and the Ropewalk Fair, you might think Bridport has enough festivals – but this year Bridport Folk Festival makes its debut, over the weekend of 11th to 13th August. There are events, concerts, workshops, dance sides and ceilidhs…

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Good or Evil, it’s Swing Unlimited

SWING Unlimited Big Band returns to the Regent Centre in Christchurch over the weekend of 12th and 13th August with a 20-piece orchestra and singers. The two summer concerts, A Night at the Movies – Good vs Evil, will feature the best in big band swing from the silver screen. They promise a rich blend…

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