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Show of Hands at Christmas

SHOW of Hands coms to the Electric Palace at Bridport on Saturday 21st December for a special Christmas show, with new songs, new sounds and harmonies. The original Show of Hands duo, singer and songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumental virtuoso Phil Beer, are reunited for this concert with long-term collaborator, double bass player Miranda Sykes…

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Jazzing it up at Fisherton Mill

FISHERTON Mill’s popular Jazz Brunch makes a special appearance this Christmas, with a festive feast on Christmas Eve morning, after you’ve done your shopping among the colourful crafts and gifts by some of the region’s finest makers. The Victorian mill off Fisherton Street at Salisbury, includes a gallery and studios, with work by contemporary artists…

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Andy Sheppard plus three in the studio

SAXOPHONE maestro Andy Sheppard joions the Espen Eriksen Trio for a night of jazz at the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Friday 6th December. One of Britain’s leading musicians, Andy rejoins the Scandanavian outfit, after two concerts in London in 2016. From the beginning it was clear it was a perfect match. The interplay…

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Experience a Sheelanagig

FOR more than a decade,  Sheelanagig, coming to Bristol on 7th December, has brought foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. The quintet comes from the South West, and travels with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, double bass) added to the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of…

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Tenors Unlimited at Poole

SCOTT Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharple, collectively known as Tenors Un Limited, will be bringing their Christ­mas concert to Poole’s Light­house on Friday 29th Novem­ber from 7.45pm. The trio has prepared a new selection of songs for the 2019 tour,  featuring the popular classical hits Nessun Dorma, The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, The Prayer and…

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Christmas with John Kirkpatrick

ONE of the most prolific performers on the English folk scene, the brilliant accordion player and singer John Kirkpatrick, comes to Dorset with a new Christmas show, Carolling and Crumpets for three dates with Artsreach from 3rd to 5th December. Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of…

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Cabaret songs with Moscow Drug Club

THE seductive music of 1930s Berlin, Parisian Hot Club and gypsy swing come together in the performances of Bristol-based Moscow Drug Club, continuing their December  tour on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th at Salisbury Arts Centre, Saturday 21st at Nailsea Tithe Barn and Tuesday 31st at Bristol Old Vic. Moscow Drug Club is a curious…

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Christmas past, present and yet to come

THE music and ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come are brought to life by folk duo GreenMatthews. Their tour continues at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday 18th December. First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every…

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Methera and Three Cane Whale in Bristol

CONTEMPORARY folk quartet Methera comes to  St George’s, Bristol, on Thursday 5th December at 8pm,  at where they will be supporting Three Cane Whale. With roots firmly planted in English traditional music, national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped Methera establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through…

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