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 Portrait featuring his band Four Corners. The repertoire is inspired by early Renaissance music, central and East African rhythm and polyphony, and the music of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Thelonius Monk.

The hugely popular Budapest Cafe Orchestra will be at Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, on Sunday 17th at 8pm, with a programme of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music, evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddlers and Budapest café life.

There is more of a country influence with The Unravelling Wilburys, who celebrate the great music of The Travelling Wilburys, and come to Herrison Hall on Friday 22nd  October at 8pm. They will be performing the songs of the 1980s supergroup – George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne – including End of the Line, Handle with Care and The Devil’s Been Busy.

There is traditional and original folk music from husband and wife duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, looking back on 25 years of making music together, at Dorset Museum on Saturday 30th at 8pm