25th September 2021

Category: Music

Show Of Fingers

Show of Fingers can perhaps best be described as a loose arrangement of traditional style musicians, with Mike McDaid (Fingers), and Paul J Openshaw at the core. For Wareham Folk Harvest, they are joined by…

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Weyland

Weyland

Performing at The Kings Arms, 1.30-2.00


Weyland are a four-piece traditional folk band playing music from England and Ireland…

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Purbeck Storm

Purbeck Storm

Performing at The Kings Arms, 2.25-3.10


Purbeck Storm are a four piece band, playing a lively mix of original, contemporary and traditional English, Irish and American Folk-roots…

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Gill & Alan McIntosh

Gill & Alan McIntosh

Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30


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Rod & Mary Harrington

Rod & Mary Harrington

Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30


This couple have been singing together for many years. Rod ran the Blackdowns Folk Club in Somerset before holding regular traditional singarounds for the last 25 years in one of the West Country’s most unspoilt pubs, the Rose and Crown, known as Eli’s, at Huish Episcopi…

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John Meriton

John Meriton

Made In Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30


John is a singer/ songwriter from Hampshire: His songs are about life as he sees it; real people, places, stories, emotions and experiences…

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Paul Openshaw

Paul Openshaw

Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30


Paul started to write songs in early teenage years, having being given his first guitar as a Christmas present. The ability to write lyrics, whether humorous or more thought provoking, has evolved from there. With self expression and creativity to the fore, the song writing has little to do with commercial gain…

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Bere Essentials

Bere Essentials

Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30


The Bere Essentials are a five piece band of local musicians based in Bere Regis. The band features vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitars and double bass. Playing mostly Americana tunes, Bluegrass, Western Swing, country and the odd pop cover with a smile.

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Tim Laycock

Tim Laycock

Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30
Concert at URC, 7.00-10.30


Tim Laycock is a folk musician, actor and storyteller with a particular interest in the works of Thomas Hardy, William Barnes and all things Dorset…

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Alongshore

Alongshore

Songs from Land & Sea. Concert at URC, 2.00-5.00


Alongshore is a soundscape of lives lived on the coast past, present and future. Traditional and original songs, archive material and field recordings blend to create a record of the coastal communities that is touching, at times funny, always evocative…

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Wareham Whalers

Wareham Whalers

Busking around Wareham all through the day


Why not come and listen to the Wareham Whalers? They have in their repertoire over 120 shanties and songs of the sea…and they remember the words to most of them! The shanties are sung as if the crew were on board a sailing ship. They also really enjoy what they do and that is evident to all that come and see them. So, look where the Whalers are in the programme, go and see and sing-along with them, and have a great time!

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Bob Carter

Bob Carter

Concert at Carey Hall, 7.30-10.30


Bob is a solo instrumental acoustic player who loves guitar music in all its forms, from classical and folk to pop and rock. Regularly appearing in venues around Dorset, Bob’s set is likely to feature a mix of styles from traditional tunes to blues and maybe even a disco number!

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Katie Grace Harris

Katie Grace Harris

Concert at URC, 7.00-10.30


Katie Grace Harris is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and storyteller with a fast-growing reputation in the UK Folk world. Her sound can best be described as earthy, Piano and Accordion accompanied English Folk…

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Murphy’s lore Trio

Murphy’s lore Trio

Songs from Land & Sea. Concert at URC, 2.00-5.00


Alex and Noeleen have been part of Murphy’s Lore ceilidh band for over 20 years, and have been doing duo stuff for about 15. Noeleen plays guitar, whistle, and bodhran but is best known for her beautiful, clear and melodic vocal delivery, whilst Alex provides a ‘minimal, unfussy’ style on guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, some backing vocals and a stomp box to add ‘oomph’ when needed…

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Mitchell & Vincent

Mitchell & Vincent

Concert at Carey Hall, 7.00-10.30


David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on Fiddle and Guitar to folk music from around the British Isles, as well as original material drawing on the folk traditions, producing their own varied arrangements to create stories with their tunes as well as songs…

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Damian Clarke

Damian Clarke

Concert at Carey Hall, 7.30-10.30


Damian is on a musical mission is to showcase the Hammer Dulcimer and Hurdy Gurdy, and to improve their appeal to a broad audience. His performances in folk clubs and festivals are an important part of this mission…

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Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross

Concert at URC, 7.00-10.30


Reg Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung…

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Words Take Wing

Words Take Wing

Folk Production at Carey Hall, 3.30-5.30


Folk-drama ‘Words take Wing’, created by Sophie Wright, follows Thomas Hardy’s notebook entries as they are absorbed into his writing variously  uplifting, sadly nostalgic, informative or imaginatively comic – always quirky and observant…>

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Dorset Silvertones

Dorset Silvertones

Songs from Land & Sea. Concert at URC, 2.00-5.00


Their material ranges over traditional and contemporary songs on a variety of themes (often written by friends and local artistes as well as nationally known ones) in addition to maritime songs and Les’s own self-penned compositions…

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Chris Ricketts

Chris Ricketts

Songs from Land & Sea. Concert at URC, 2.00-5.00


Quick witted comedy and a unique delivery of sea songs with the occasional self-penned song never fails to satisfy an audience…

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Antoine & Owena

Antoine & Owena

Concert at Carey Hall, 7.30-10.30


Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet…

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