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Sunday for Wedmore gospel singing

HAVE you ever wanted to do some gospel singing? Wedmore Opera has organised a one-day workshop, followed by a short, early evening performance  this Sunday 25th February at the Village Hall. The workshop starts at 11am  and the day contiues until 6.30pm. There is no need to be an experienced singer or to read music….

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Ancient Welsh legend resonates today

THE ancient Welsh legends in The Mabinogion provide the inspiration for the adventurous music and storytelling group Adverse Camber, who bring Dreaming the Night Field to Dorset on 2nd and 3rd March. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to bring ancient voices and living landscapes to life in this exhilarating new performance which transports…

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Two new releases and a tour for Reg

REG Meuross returns to the David Hall at South Petherton on Satur­day 3rd March at 8pm as part of an extensive spring tour. He will be introducing fans on home ground to songs from his new solo album Faraway People, as well as plundering his back catalogue of nine albums. Audiences can also hear music…

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Neil Maya plays Brubeck and Township jazz

THE Devon-based Neil Maya Quartet, sponsored by Take Art for its Somerset dates, comes to  Hen­hayes Community Centre in Crew­kerne on Friday 23rd Febru­ary and Milborne Port Village Hall on Friday 2nd March. Performing The Brubeck Project, and featuring Matt Carter the set includes a range of classic, contemporary and modern material, both original compositions…

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Jess Upton sings for Marine fund-raiser

SINGER Jess Upton and Dorset band the Guilty Pleasures will be playing at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Saturday 24th February, at a fund-raising event for the theatre. The Marine needs to raise money to buy new music equipment.  Currently the venue has to hire some of the sound equipment required to stage concerts….

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Jazz at the Meeting House

ILMINSTER Arts Centre is one of the best jazz venues in the region, and the March line-up is particularly enticing, with the Dart Valley Stompers on Friday 2nd, Chris Ingham Quartet on Friday 9th, and brilliant saxophonists Simon Spillett and Karen Sharpe joining the Dave Newton trio on Friday 23rd. The Dart Valley Stompers, making…

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Jo duets with Lamont Dozier

JO Harman returns to her Devon roots for a gig in Exeter, announcing a duet single with Motown legend Lamont Dozier. On Thursday 1st March, Jo, who has recently released her second album People We Become,  will be performing at Exeter Phoenix, at the start of a spring European tour. Widely regarded as the possessor…

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Harley and Kimbro on tour

ACOUSTIC slide guitar maestro,  singer and songwriter Martin Harley joins bass player extraordinaire Daniel Kimbro are on a spring UK tour from until 10th March, promoting their album Static in the Wires. Their first tour introducing the album was sold out, and now the  Feet Don’t Fail Me tour, starting with Celtic Connections in Glas­gow,…

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Bloke-folk trio on tour

FAUSTUS, known by many of their fans as a bloke folk trio, starts a spring tour this week, stopping at The Forge in Basingstoke on Thursday 1st March and Yeovil Octagon on Saturday 3rd on the south and west leg of its progress. Paul Sartin (a distant relative of the Yetties’ Bonnie), Benji Kirk­patrick and…

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