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Dorset date for Jo

BLUES singer Jo Harman, who is described as one of Europe’s finest ever blues voices, comes to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 9th May as part of an international tour. Praise for Jo’s voice and song-writing comes from many directions. The Mirror called her “the UK’s finest female soul blues voice,” singer Rag’n’Bone…

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Scottish harpist in Bridport

SINGER and harpist Rachel Newton, coming to Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday 9th May, specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in English and Scottish Gaelic. She also writes and performs her own instrumental pieces. Rachel’s fourth solo album, West, which was released in September 2018, was recorded at Achnahaird in Wester Ross, in the old…

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Golden Years of Bowie at the Regent

LAURENCE Knight, one of a handful of David Bowie tributeers, brings his Bowie Experience to the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Saturday 4th May. The nearest that Bowie ever got to playing Christchurch was the (then) Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe, so now old and new fans can hear what Laurence makes of the favourite songs,…

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Modou Ndiaye opens Artsreach summer season

FRESH from concerts at Exeter Phoenix and the Chapel Arts Centre in Bath, kora player Modou Ndiaye and his band opens the Artsreach summer season with performances at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall on Thursday 9th May, Buckland Newton on Friday 10th and Shillingstone’s Portman Hall on Saturday 11th, all at 7.30pm. Modou Ndiaye, aka Mamadou…

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May at the David Hall

SOUTH Petherton’s David Hall continues it’s May programme on Sunday 26th, hosting “a chance to dance” event with festival favourites Blackbeard’s Tea Party. Regulars at Cambridge Folk Festival, Cropredy Convention and Glastonbury, the band play a mix of traditional and original folk rock songs guaranteed to get the audience up on their feet. The month…

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Bath gets ready to party!

BATH’s streets, open spaces and venues will come alive to the sound of music when the traditional free Party in the City, on Friday 17th May, launches this year’s ten-day festival of music and literature with an evening of live music, attracting crowds of up to 20,000 people of all ages. Party in the City…

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Steinbeck in Somerset

BRUTON Festival of  Arts, from 2nd to 27th May, marks the 60th anniversary of American novelist John Steinbeck’s stay in the area. Steinbeck, chronicler of the Great Depression and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, came to Bruton to research and write a modern translation of the Morte d’Arthur, written by Thomas…

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Summer sensations with Artsreach!

SUMMER 2019 brings a host of exciting, colourful and musical delights to Artsreach audiences across Dorset.The newly launched summer programme has nine different companies and performers visiting 18 rural venues, with everything from world music to wildlife puppets, outdoor drama to opera. The season starts with virtuoso kora player Modou Ndiaye, songwriter, drummer and percussionist,…

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