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Jazz great back in Christchurch

LEGENDARY bandleader Chris Barber celebrates an in­credible 70 years of perfor­m­ance with a show at Christ­church Regent Centre on Sun­day 30th June. The Big Chris Barber Band also marks its own 65th anniversary this year. One of the biggest names in international jazz, Chris Barber OBE returns to the Regent to mark the 70th anniversary…

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Bombadils from Canada to West Country

THE Canadian duo The Bombardils – Nova Scotian maritimer Luke Fraser and Alberta prairie-girl Sarah Frank – will be stopping at Worth Matravers on 30th June and New Milton 13th July as part of their current European tour. They have established a strong fan base,  creating beau­tiful harmonies and  melo­dies with old folk songs, poetry, and original songs…

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Ian Brown back at Ringwood

FISHERMAN’s friend and manager Ian W Brown comes to Ringwood Folk Club on Tuesday 25th June. He has also inspired film-makers, played by Dan­iel Mays in the Fisherman’s Friends film and rumoured to be the basis for Gregor Fisher’s downtrodden manager in Love Actually. The former farmer and secret hit maker is going back to…

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Puppini Sisters at the Regent

THE Puppini Sisters, who started out as a retro trio, have become true originals, with an international following. They will be at the Regent Centre in Christ­church on Saturday 22nd June. In the ten years since they began, Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Emma Smith have blazed a trail in   gorgeous close harmony singing, swing-style…

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Cary Choir sings at Street

CASTLE Cary Choir sings at Holy Trinity Church in  Street, 0n Friday 28th June,  in aid of Church funds which support various missions and charities. The concerts always provide a great evening of entertainment as the programme includes a wide variety of music ranging from sacred and traditional, to musicals and fun pieces – so…

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Raising brass to the moon at Fonthill Bishop

THE Cherubim Music Trust has organised to MidSummer Music Picnics, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, at Compton Marbling in Font­hill Gifford. The trust, based in Tisbury, loans professional standard instruments to young musicians at the start of their careers and unable to bear the cost of purchase of instruments to suit their standards….

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Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park is back

AWARD-winning chef and food writer Tom Kerridge brings his food and music festival, Pub in the Park, to Bath’s Royal Victoria Park over the weekend 21st to 23rd June. Following last year’s success, Pub in the Park returns with an array of pop-up pubs including Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers as well as The…

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Tiger Lillies back in the south west

THE Tiger Lillies, hailed as the Godfathers of alternative cabaret, come to the end of the seven-venue British leg of their European tour with performances at Taunton Brew­house and Bath Komedia on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd June. Martyn Jacques founded the Tiger Lillies in 1989, and the trio’s current line up is multi-instrumentalist…

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Military Wives at North Cadbury

YEOVILTON Military Wives Choir, fresh from its performance welcoming victorious Yeovil mar­a­thon runners on Sunday 9th June, comes to St Michael’s Church in North Cadbury on Wednesday 19th June for an evening of song. For more details of the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, telephone 01963 440642 or contact North Cadbury Village Shop.

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Recycled plastic for Glastonbury arena

THE Gas Tower dance arena in the Shangri-La area of this year’s Glastonbury Festival will be made from plastic that has been collected during May from beaches, streets and in parks in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Glastonbury has banned the sale of plastic bottles at this year’s festival which opens on 26th June. This recycling…

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