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Stories and music from India’s great river

STORYTELLER Emily Hennessey and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee return to Dorset’s rural touring arts charity Artsreach from 19th to 21st November, with a new programme of storytelling with music. Ganga  – Tales of the River, will be at Wootton Fitzpaine village hall on Friday 19th November at 7:45pm. Powerstock Hut on Saturday 20th at 7.30…

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Contemporary Scots folk at Lyme

SCOTTISH singer Rachel Sermanni, a rising star of the contemporary folk scene, is appearing at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on 25th November as part of a major new tour. Sermanni, who draws her influences from many different musicians, including Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, has played at leading festivals including Hay and…

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Jazz duo back with Artsreach

GUITARIST John Etheridge and violinist Chris Garrick are coming to Dorset for a short tour with Artsreach, on Friday 12th November at Broadmayne village hall, Saturday 13th at Winterborne Stickland’s Pamela Hambro Hall and Sunday 14th at Drimpton village hall, all starting at 7.30pm. Etheridge and Garrick have performed together for many years. Back with…

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Award-winning folk duo on tour in Dorset

FOR nearly a quarter of a century, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have delighted folk fans with their charismatic stage presence and beautiful blend of contemporary, original and traditional folk music. They continue their autumn tour, with three Dorset dates – Friday 26th November at Sandford Orcas village hall, Saturday 27th at Studland and Blandford…

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Amazing women at MAST

IF you loved SIX the Musical, you will be excited to hear about a new pop musical from the same producer – Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World has its world premiere at Southampton’s MAST Mayflower Studios on 6th November. The show is co-produced with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, the producer behind Six (the musical…

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Yoruba choir at Bridport

AFRICA’S greatest choir, the Yoruba Women’s Choir, described as one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports, comes to Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday 21st October. The choir, directed by founder Funmi Olawumi, creates music of astounding power. Each of the 11 singers is a soloist in her own right, and together they combine exquisite harmonies and…

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Blues by the sea

BLUES legends Dave Kelly and Bob Hall come to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Friday 15th October. Friends since they were neighbours in the 1960s, Dave Kelly and Bob Hall have had illustrious careers in the British blues scene and have won many awards for their artistry. Dave cut his teeth in the…

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Spindle Ensemble has an “Inkling” for you

BRISTOL-based contemporary chamber quartet Spindle Ensemble has recently released a second album ‘Inkling’, and comes Dorset on on 16th October for two dates with Artsreach, the rural touring arts charity, and one in Somerset. Spindle Ensemble’s unique sound sits somewhere between classical and contemporary. It is always melodic and is instantly recognisable by the instrumentation, which…

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Folk, fusions and jazz at Dorchester

THE October programme of music from Dorchester Arts ranges across the contemporary trends and diverse influences of jazz, folk and country music. Byron Wallen’s Four Corners will be at Dorset Museum on Friday 15th October, at 8pm. Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, trumpeter and composer, Wallen has released his new album…

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A month of music at the Beehive

THE India Electric Co, Honiton’s own Joe and Cole, are back in their home town, at the Beehive Centre on Friday 15th October, when they will launch their new album. Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes including Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation…

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