Gig Guide

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March

13 March 7.30pm

The Hawkmen, Northern soul, R&B, country influences. The Ship Inn, High West Street, Dorchester £10 on the door.

14 March 8.30pm
Howl Open mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

15 March 7.15pm
Arish Mel – English ceilidh. Memorial Hall, Piddletrenthide 01300 348250

15 March 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

16 March 7.00pm
The B Sides. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

16 March 9.00pm
Quin’s Quinney (Skiffle) The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

16 March 9.00pm
John De Barra. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

16 March 9.30pm
Pronghorn. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

17 March 5.00pm
Nat Kardas sings for St Patrick’s Day. Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

17 March 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

17 March 8.30pm
The B Sides. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

17 March 7.30pm
World Spirit Alec Dankworth. Buckland Newton Village Hall. £10/u18s £7/Family ticket £28. Tickets from Katharine Hayens 01300 345455 or from the Old Chapel Stores. www.artsreach.co.uk

19 March 7.00pm
Jerry Bird – William Barnes, Folklore & Folk Song. Dorford Centre, Dorchester 01305 260348

19 March 8.00pm
Folk Night: John Meriton, Pam Denith and Kitty & friends. The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

20 March
8.30pm Matt Tarling & Friends (Irish Folk Session). The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

20 March 8.30pm
Jazz jam night. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

20 March 7.30pm
Dorset County Museum Music Society – Petrof Piano Trio at St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester. Tickets £15 from Dorchester Arts Box Office 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk or Dorchester Tourist Information Centre 01305 267992 www.visit-dorset.com

21 March 11.30am
Dorchester Piano Quartet. The Corn Exchange, Dorchester. Free admission (donations welcome). www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

21 March 8.00pm
Folk session. Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton 01300 345249

21 March 8.00pm
Open Mic. The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

22 March 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

23 March 6.00pm
Ben Wain & Nick Parker. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

23 March 8pm
ClareTeal and her trio: Swing’s the Thing. The Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £23/£21 members & concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

24 March 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

24 March 8.30pm
Andy Grant Trio. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

26 March 6.30pm
Northern Harmony – concert & workshop. St Peter’s church, Dorchester 01305 266926

27 March 7.30pm
Time & Tide – Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester 01305 261849

27 March 1pm
The Thomas Hardye School presents a concert series of solo performances by sixth-form students who are taking music A-level. Free, Corn Exchange, Dorchester.

28 March 8.30pm
Howl Open mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

29 March 8pm
Pop Club Birthday Bash. The Corn Exchange, Dorchester www.dorchester.org.uk 01305 266926

29 March 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

30 March 6.00pm
Hamish. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

30 March 8.00pm
Flanders & Swan – At the Drop of (another) Hippopotamus. Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

30 March 9.00pm
V8 Hearts. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

31 March 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

 

April

 

1 April 8.00pm
Slow Jam (folk/Americana session). The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

1 April 8.30pm
Troubadour songwriters’ showcase. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

3 April 8.30pm
Traditional Folk Music Session. The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

3 April 8.30pm
Dave Bowen Jazz. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

5 April 22 March
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

8 April 8.00pm
Folk session. Fox & Hounds, Cattistock. 01300 264020

6 April 6.00pm
Emmerson Acoustic. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

7 April 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

7 April 8.30pm
N.U.M.B. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

7 April 3pm
Tumlyn Brass Quintet. The Corn Exchange, Dorchester. £14/£12 members & concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

11 April 3.00pm
Tumlyn Brass Quintet. Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

11 April 8.30pm
Howl Open mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

12 April
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

13 April 5.00pm
Leanne Jackson. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

14 April 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

14 April 6.00pm
Folk session. Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton. 01300 321396

14 April 8.30pm
Nina Garcia. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

16 April 8.00pm
Folk Night. The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

17 April 8.00pm
The Nash Ensemble (classical trio). Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

17 April 8pm
The Nash Ensemble. The Corn Exchange Dorchester. £22 members / £20 concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

17 April
8.30pm Matt Tarling & Friends (Irish Folk Session). The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

17 April 8.30pm
Jazz jam night. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

18 April 8.00pm
Open Mic. The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

18 April 8.00pm
Folk session. Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton 01300 345249

19 April
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

20 April 9.00pm
Rapport (covers band). The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

21 April 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

25 April 8.30pm
Howl Open mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

26 April
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

26 April 8.00pm
Arish Mel – English Ceilidh. Village Hall, Kimmeridge 01929 480 737

28 April 8.30pm
Compass (Zac). Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

28 April 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

 

May

 

1 May 8.30pm
Traditional Folk Music Session. The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

1 May 8.30pm
Dave Bowen Jazz. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

3 May
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

4 May 6.00pm
K’Fuffle (+ Star Wars fancy dress party). Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

4 May 8.00pm
Gigspanner Peter Knight’s folk/rock trio). Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

4 May 8pm
(doors & bar 7.30pm) Peter Knight’s Gigspanner. Folk. Dorchester Corn Exchange. £16/£14 members and concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

5 May 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

6 May 8.00pm
Slow Jam (folk/Americana session). The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

6 May 8.30pm
Troubadour songwriters’ showcase. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

9 May 8.30pm
Howl Open mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

10 May 8.00pm
Megson (folk duo). Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

10 May
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

10 May 8pm
Megson: Contradicshun. Dorchester Corn Exchange. £15/£13 members & concessions. www.dorchesterarts.org.uk 01305 266926

11 May 6.00pm
Mark Davis Electric. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

12 May 7.30pm
Folk Night (traditional and contemporary folk session). Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester 07747 072306

12 May 8.00pm
kokora – A night in Vienna (contemporary classical ensemble). Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

12 May 6.00pm
Folk session. Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton. 01300 321396

Telephone numbers are those of the venue/box office/organiser. Dorchester Voice suggests you check for ticket availability and prices (where necessary) before attending. Please note, regular music sessions sometimes vary times or dates.