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Artsreach tour for ALAW

ALAW, the Welsh folk supergroup (as described by Songlines), returns to Dorset in January for a three-date tour with Artsreach at Portesham on 28th January, Langton Matravers on 29th and Chetnole on 30th, all at 7.30pm. The three musicians bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion for the traditional music of Wales. Nia…

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Sarah on the road again

SINGER and songwriter Sarah McQuaid is touring again in the next couple of months, returning to the venues where her scheduled gigs were cancelled during successive Covid lockdowns. She will be introducing her growing army of fans to the songs on her new album, The St Buryan Sessions. “Every gig is a gift,” she Sarah…

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Kliphuis explores the elements

VIOLIN magician Tim Kliphuis brings his trio for a three-date New Year tour with Artsreach, performing a new programme, The  Five Elements, at Broadoak village hall,  on Wednesday 12th January, Piddletrenthide on Thursday 13th and Yetminster on Friday 14th. The Dutch, classically trained musician first made his name playing with the fiery European gypsy guitarists,…

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Online fun with Artsreach

ARTSREACH, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, has arranged  a new murder-mystery for New Year – good news for anyone nervous of going out, particularly with the latest Covid variant. Welcome the long dark January nights with a blood-curdling, toe-curling, hilarious adventure with one of fiction’s greatest detectives, as Sharp Teeth and The Wardrobe Theatre present…

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North country heroes

THREE time BBC British Folk Award-winners, The Young’uns are one of the hottest properties on the UK folk and acoustic scene. The three young singers, who are coming to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Sunday 19th December, sing folk songs for our times with heart and humour. After winning Best Group in 2015…

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Ploughing a new year furrow

The year 2021 ends at the David Hall with a New Year’s Eve Celebration Ceilidh with Crooked Furrow, on Friday 31st December from 8.30pm. Crooked Furrow have been around for many years performing ceilidhs through Devon, Somerset, Dorset and beyond. The band is Derek, who is the caller and also plays bass guitar, banjo and…

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Kora-guitar journey in Dorset

A CHANCE encounter in Bath in 2007 between the Senegalese kora player Amadou Diagne and French-American guitarist Cory Seznec led to a new musical adventure, and this year to a three date Artsreach tour to Langton Matravers village hall on Thursday 9th December, Winterborne Stickland’s Pamela Hambro on Friday 10th and Portesham hall on Saturday…

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Five Star jingle bells

DORCHESTER Arts ends its December programme with a visit from Five Star Swing to the Corn Exchange on Friday 17th. Enjoy favourite songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole as Five Star Swing jazz up those Jingle Bells! The band features Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer…

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Bowjangles meets Dracula

BOWJANGLES, a quartet of classically trained musicians who are as funny as they are musically gifted, are coming to Dorset for a short Artsreach tour, with their new show, Dracula in Space, starting at Chetnole village hall on Friday 3rd December. Forget everything you think you know about string quartets – Bowjangles is an irreverent,…

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