Gig Guide

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November

 

7 November 8.30pm
Traditional Folk Music Session. The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

7 November 7.30pm
The Men Who Marched Away – Songs of the Great War, GreenMathews. Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

7 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex & Blue Town Rumble. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

7 November 8.30pm
Jazz night with Dave Bowen. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

8 November 8.30pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

9 November 7.30pm
BSO Resonate Strings – Autumn Serenade. St Christopher’s Church, Winfrith. £10, £7.50 u18s, £30 fam. 01305 853783 www.artsreach.co.uk

9 November 8.00pm
Watkins & Swarbrick. Village Hall, Charminster 01305 837299

9 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

9 November 9.00pm
Shooter. Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton 01300 348270

9 November 7.15pm
Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club – the Hat Band. Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide 01300 348250

10 November 9.30pm
Pronghorn. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

10 November 9.00pm
Revolution. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

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

11 November 9.00pm
Danny Adams. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

12 November 8.00pm
Folk session. Fox & Hounds, Cattistock. 01300 264020

14 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

15 November 8.00pm
Folk session. Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton 01300 345249

16 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

16 November 8.00pm
Kipper’s Birthday Jam. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

16 & 17 November 8pm
John Law & Jon Lloyd (jazz piano & sax) Tincleton Gallery, £12 contact 01305 848909

17 November 7.30pm
Dorset County Orchestra Autumn Concert at the Dorford Centre. £12 on the door or in advance from Shoetrees, Trinity St, Dorchester. Contact 01305 262045

17 November 6.00pm
Mark Davis. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

17 November 8.00pm
Surfin Birds. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

17 November 7.30
Ranjhana Ghatak & Band. Village Hall, Buckland Newton 01300 345455

17 November 9.00pm
4 Go Mad in Dorset. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

18 November 9.00pm
Emerson. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

18 November 5.00pm
Traditional folk session. Fox & Hounds, Cattistock 01300 321396

18 November 7.30
Ranjhana Ghatak & Band. Village Hall, Portesham 01305 871035

18 November 4.00pm
The Shakespearos. Bull’s Head, Fordington, Dorchester 01305 257353

18 November 7.30pm
Lucy Parham – the Life and Loves of Claude Debussy. Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

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

18 November 5.00pm
Traditional folk session. Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton 01300 321396

20 December 8.00pm
Folk session. Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton 01300 345249

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

21 November 8.30pm
Jazz jam night. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

21 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

21 November 8pm
Mike Denham Speakeasy with Michael McQuaid. The Corn Exchange. £14/£12 Members & concessions. Contact 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

21 November 7.30pm
Dorset County Museum Music Society – The Villiers Quartet. United Church Dorchester. £15. Contact 01305 266926

22 November 1pm
Dorchester Piano Quartet. The Corn Exchange. Free – donations welcome. Contact 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

22 November 7.30pm
. Budapest Café Orchestra – Sultan’s House Party. Evershot Village Hall. £10, £6 u18s, £25 family. Contact 01935 83784

22 November 8.30pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

23 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

23 November 1.00pm
Dorchester Piano Quartet – Mozart. Corn Exchange, Dorchester 01305 266926

24 November 9.00pm
V8 Hearts. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

24 November 7.30pm
HMS Pinafore (Opera Anywhere). The Corn Exchange. £20/£18 members & concessions/£5 Live for 5. Contact 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

24 November 6.00pm
The Incredible String Bandits. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

24 November 7.30pm
Black Water County with The Hawkmen. Old Ship Inn, Dorchester 07570 588153

24 November 7.30pm
Dorset Chamber Orchestra Concert. St Mary’s Church, Dorchester. £15/£1 18 & under. Tickets from Harmony Music Contact 01305 260360 www. Dorsetchamberorchestra.org

25 November 3pm
HMS Pinafore (Opera Anywhere). The Corn Exchange. £20/£18 members & concessions/£5 Live for 5. Contact 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

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

25 November 9.00pm
K’fuffle. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

27 November 8.00pm
FB Pocket Orchestra. The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

28 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

30 November 8pm
King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story (Featuring Atila). The Corn Exchange £18/£16 members & concessions. Contact 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

30 November 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

 

December

 

1 December 7.30pm
Autumn Concert by Dorchester Choral Society. St Mary’s Church. Further information and booking www.dorchesterchoralsociety.org

1 December 9.00pm
Dirty Tricks. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

1 December 6.00pm
Leanne Jackson. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

1 December 9.00pm
The Skones. Bull’s Head, Fordington, Dorchester 01305 257353

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

2 December 9.00pm
Fluke Acoustic. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

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

3 December 8.00pm
Slow Jam (folk session). The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

5 December 8.30pm
Jazz night with Dave Bowen. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

5 December 8.30pm
Traditional Folk Music Session. The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

5 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

7 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

7 December 8.00pm
Mad Dog McRea (folk rock/gypsy jazz). Corn Exchange, £16/£14 members & concessions/£5 Live for 5. Contact 01305 266926

7 December 7pm
An Evening with John Hudson (Tenor) at St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas. £10 to include refreshments. Contact 01300 341950

7 & 8 December 8 pm
Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam (classical piano duo), Tincleton Gallery, £12, contact 01305 848909

8 December 1.00pm
Carols in the Courtroom. Shire Hall, Dorchester 01305 261849

8 December 9.00pm
Vinyl Monkeys. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

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

9 December 9.00pm
Compass. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

10 December 8.00pm
Folk session. Fox & Hounds, Cattistock. 01300 264020

12 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

13 December 7.30pm
Cantamus – Music for Christmastide. Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas. £10, £5 u18s. Contact 01258 881235

13 December 8.30pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Elijah Wolf. Tom Browns pub, Dorchester 01305 264020

14 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

14 December 7.15pm
Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club. Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide 01300 348250

14 December 7.30pm
BSO Symphonic Brass. Chetnole Village Hall. £10, 36 u18s. Contact 01935 873555

14 December 7.30pm
The Churchfitters – Christmas Cracker. Frampton Village Hall. £10, £6 u18s. Contact 07968 586906

15 December 7.30pm
Christmas concert by Weymouth Choral Society with Weymouth Concert Brass and singers from the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Weymouth DT4 7SS Tickets £10.00 (free for under 16s) available from Harmony Music, Dorchester (01305 260360); Weymouth Pavilion (01305 783225); on the door or call 07712 135150.

15 December 3.00pm
Crossways Handbell Ringers. Shire Hall, Dorchester 01305 261849

15 December 9.00pm
State of Undress. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

16 December 1.00pm
Purbeck Village Quire. Shire Hall, Dorchester 01305 261849

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

16 December 5.00pm
Traditional folk session. Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton 01300 321396

16 December 9.00pm
Numb. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

16 December 7.15pm
The Ridgeway Singers & Band – West Gallery Music. Herisson Hall, Charlton Down 01305 264060

16 December 7.30pm
The Churchfitters – Christmas Cracker. Winfrith Village Hall. £10, £7.50 u18s, £30 family Contact 01305 853783

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

16 December 5.00pm
Traditional folk session. Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton 01300 321396

19 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

19 December 8.30pm
Jazz jam night. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

21 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

22 December 9.00pm
V8 Hearts. Hardy’s, Dorchester 01305 213389

22 December 9.00pm
The Ratpack. Bull’s Head, Fordington, Dorchester 01305 257353

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

23 December 9.00pm
Danny Adams. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

24 December 9.00pm
Stress. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

27 December 9.00pm
Jon Storey Band. Three Compasses, Charminster 01305 263618

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

26 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

28 December 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

 

January

 

2 January 8.30pm
Traditional Folk Music Session. The Blue Raddle, Dorchester 01305 267762

2 January 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

4 January 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

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

7 January 8.00pm
Slow Jam (folk session). The Drax Arms, Bere Regis 01929 471386

9 January 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

11 January 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

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

13 January 4pm
ALAW – three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. 01300 348247

14 January 8.00pm
Folk session. Fox & Hounds, Cattistock. 01300 264020

16 January 8.00pm
Open Mic. Hosted by Alex. Reloved cellar bar, Dorchester 01929 257070

 

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.