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Welshmen back in North Dorset

THE Exchange at Sturmin­ster Newton is delighted to welcome back one of Wales’ most successful and popular male voice choirs on Satur­day 13th July. The 40-strong Aber Valley Male Voice Choir will be accompanied by Aurelia on the piano, and has been delighting packed audiences for many years with their  varied singing, including traditional Welsh…

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No point denying Coward’s talents

PETER Gill comes to The Exchange at Sturminster New­ton on Friday 12th July with The Wit and Songs of Noel Coward. The pianist and entertainer, pays tribute to the extraordinary talents of The Master, who used his verbal wit and catchy melodic musicality to create a catalogue of songs to entertain, stir the heart and…

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JD McPherson at Bristol

AMERICANA and roots singer JD McPherson, known for his vintage sound, comes to the Fiddlers in Bristol on Tuesday 16th July. He combines a soulful voice with raucous rock’n’roll energy, he’s the ideal performer for the city’s River Town festival. His music borrows heavily from they glory days of 50s and 60s USA but the…

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Cowboy Junkies on tour

THE Cowboy Junkies, supported by the Felice Brothers and Wade Bowen, are on a UK tour coming to the Trinity at Bristol on Tuesday 16th July. The tour is to promote All That Reckoning, which was released to stellar reviews last summer.

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Once Upon a 6th Time

THE O.U.T. West Festival returns to West Ashton for its sixth year from 12th to 14th July. Once Upon a Time in the West has a bumper lineup headed by The Wurzels, Rhythmites, The Tribe and Neck with Black Water County, The Boot Hill All Stars, Citizen Fish, Crinkle Cuts, Dakka Skanks, Gold­water, Graveyard Johnnys, RSVP,…

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JT Band at fundraising party

JANE Taylor and her band will be at the church of St Andrew in Mells on Friday 12th July for a concert party. It’s part of the campaign to raise funds for the recording of the new album.  Jane has ten tracks ready and waiting to be transformed into discs, and she’s hoping that her…

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White Lies warm up in Frome

FOLLOWING in the illustrious footsteps of Robert Plant and Foo Fighters, White Lies will be playing a one-off warm-up gig at Frome Cheese and Grain on 11th July. Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave and Jack Lawrence-Brown are heading to Som­erset venue for an intimate last show before embarking on a busy campaign of high-profile festival shows…

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Roguishly resonant

THE Resonant Rogues, on tour promoting their latest album, will be stopping at the Square and Compass at Worth Matravers on Friday 26th July, and Poole Beer and Bluegrass Festival the following day. The band, sometimes a duo and sometimes a quartet, performs music inspired by the mountains of  Appalachia to the streets of New…

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Radical history and music at Tolpuddle

THIS year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, the annual memorial to the Tolpuddle Martyrs, celebrating radical thought, trade unionism and socialism takes place this year from 19th to 21st July. The weekend will be the familiar mixture of talks, radical films from around the world, folk and protest music, comedy and political speeches, all culminating in the…

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One Giant Leap at “Moonbury” Rings

THOUSANDS of Dorchester residents are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, with events including Dorchester Arts’ spectacular lantern parade and a music performance of Apollo – One Giant Leap at Maumbury Rings, on Friday 19th July. Schools across Dorchester and beyond have been preparing for the performance for weeks, and…

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