I Got Music

Celebrating laughter and storytelling

SALISBURY’s Celebrate Voice festival, running this year from Friday 25th October to Saturday 2nd November, is not only a celebration of the musical voice in all its aspects – opera, jazz, choral, folk – but of spoken word, comedy and story-telling. This year’s festival takes place in the glittering setting of the pop-up Wilson’s Piccolo…

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New score for gothic classic at the Marine

THE Arranz Ensemble comes to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Hallowe’en, Thursday 31st October, playing a newly composed score live for the silent horror film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. This classic of the silver screen was first released in 1922 and is based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The significance of Nosferatu was…

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Zimbabwe to Norfolk to Dorset

SINGER, dancer and storyteller Anna Mudeka brings her one-woman show, Kure Kure / Faraway to Powerstock Hut on Saturday 26th October and Shillingstone’s Portman Hall on Sunday 27th, both at 7.30pm. Reaching back 5000 years to the Bantu migration from the Tanganyika and Baka tribal regions, Anna takes the audience on an inspirational journey to…

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Lesley Garrett on tour

SOPRANO Lesley Garrett is setting off on an extensive UK tour this autumn, and the next stop in the south and south west is at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Friday 25th October. With her regular pianist Anna Tilbrook, Lesley will be performing an evening of song and chat, celebrating her long and successful…

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More Fake News from Ferocious Dog

FOLK punk band Ferocious Dog has a lot more in mind than the music, traditionally supporting the homeless and  PTSD sufferers and now taking on women who feel nervous attending gigs alone. Their Autumn tour, More Fake News, returns to the south west at Frome’s Cheese and Grain on 25th October. Led by singer Ken…

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Willy Porter on the road

AMERICAN indie-folk rocker  Willy Porter  is on a UK tour, stopping in Devon, Som­erset and Dorset from 22nd to 25th October. He has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades as he blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his signature finger-picking guitar sound and absorbing lyrics. He…

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Music, men and mental health in Dorchester

DORCHESTER Corn Exchange hosts an evening of words and music on 16th September, to raise funds and awareness for Dorset Mind. A celebration of the life of Andy Jacobs, who was a volunteer with both organisations, the evening – Brave Face – will feature local bands including Cuba Libra, Nick Tatham and Andy Grant. The…

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Because the world is round

SEPTEMBER 2019 marked the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. Now leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a show about the album, visiting the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon on Tuesday 29th October. Abbey Road was released in September 1969, and marked the end…

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Kirsty McGee at Sladers Yard

KIRSTY McGee comes to Sladers Yard at West Bay on Saturday 19th October for an evening of jazz and Americana, with American singer-songwriter Ben Bedford. From activist beginnings, Kirsty McGee has toured the UK and Europe for 15 years, releasing seven albums. Collaborators in her Hobopop Collective have included New York jazz legend Marc Ribot…

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Songs that leave and come back

AN exciting combination of play and music, Little Bulb Theatre’s Mountain Music comes to Dorset for three dates with Artsreach in October, starting at Sturminster Marshall’s Memorial Hall on Friday 18th at 7.30pm. When pioneers from the British Isles came to settle in the Appalachian Mountains they brought with them the invisible baggage of songs…

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