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Kate Dimbleby’s Songbirds at Tobacco Factory

AFTER touring the world with her one-woman shows about other singers, Bristol-based singer songwriter Kate Dimbleby brings her own voice centre stage at the Tobacco Factory in Southville on Sunday 30th April with shows at 4pm and 7.30. Songbirds is a unique collection of original self-penned songs featuring nothing other than Kate’s sublime voice without…

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The Jaywalkers on tour

AN exciting young folk/bluegrass trio Jaywalkers – Mike Govern, Jay Bradberry, and Lucille Williams – former BBC Young Folk Award finalists. are touing their third album, Weave, with a date in our area at Totton’s Hangar Farm Arts Centre on Saturday 29th April. Praised for the way they blend British and American folk traditions, Jaywalkers are…

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Frankie Miller’s Fullhouse at the Tivoli

FRANKIE Miller’s Fullhouse is on a 40th anniversary tour, calling at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre on Saturday 29th April at 7.30pm. They released Double Take, in 2016, featuring Frankie in duets with Elton John, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, Kid Rock, Paul Carrack, and Francis Rossi, and with Fullhouse. There is a new addition to…

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Bach reimagined at Wiltshire Music Centre

ON Saturday 29th May, Bach’s violin music will be re-imagined by Wiltshire Music Centre’s jazz artist in residence, pianist Gwilyn Sim­cock, who is joined by violinist Thomas Gould for the occasion. Johan Sebastian’s  Sonatas for violin and keyboard Nos 1 and 4, as well as his Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme and Jesus bleibet…

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Rhythms of taiko at Bridport

IT may be a long way from Devon to Japan but the rhythms of taiko drumming are an international language, and one of the finest interpreters is the Devon-based Kagemusha Taiko, who come to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 29th April at 7.30. Taiko drumming is exhilarating, inspiring and uplifting – a feast for the…

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Music at the Octagon

YEOVIL Octagon has an appetising musical lineup for the end of April and start of May. First off is a visit from Sam Bailey, whose Sing My Heart Out tour comes to Somerset on Thursday 27th April. The XFactor winner has also played Mama Morton in Chicago to great acclaim, and now she’s chosen a…

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New look at cult fim with GoGo Penguin

GOGO Penguin returns to the Colston Hall in Bristol on Tuesday 25th April to perform their ownscore for Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi, inspired by Philip Glass’s original music. The powerful conjunction of music and image resonated so much with GoGo P that in 2015 they composed a new score, generating a contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s…

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Curtain-raiser for Bridport’s Flea

BRIDPORT’s Electric Palace will be the venue for the town’s first community opera, Ukulele Opera FLEA in May, but before that there is a curtain-raiser event on Friday 28th April. A Flea in your Ear, at 7pm, will include a flea circus, a talk on fleas by an expert and a film to whet the…

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Wouldn’t it be nice … at Bridport

FANS of the legendary Californian band The Beach Boys should make a date with Bridport Arts Centre on Friday 28th April for The Beach Boys Story. It’s an evening for everyone who loves all those wonderful hits – including Surfin’ USA, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Sloop John B, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, California Girls…

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Busy day for Wessex Consort

MEMBERS of the effervescent Wes­sex Consort choir see April out with a day of singing around Dor­ch­ester. The concentrated day of singing on Saturday 29th April starts with a “flashmob” warm-up, from around 2pm, at The Trumpet Major, next to Hardy’s house at Max Gate in Dorchester. Then the choir moves to Stinsford for a…

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