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"Come and buy come and buy be ye poor or gentry Gather round the Broadside Man"

John Conolly "The Broadside Man"

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st Monday Kings Head Bradpole, first monday of month Contact Unknown



2nd Tuesday The Woodman Bridport, second Tuesday of month Contact Unknown
3rd Tuesday The George Chideock, third tuesday of month Contact Unknown
4th Tuesday Illchester Arms, Symondsbury, fourth Tuesday of month Contact Unknown
1st Wednesday Dorchester: Blue Raddle, 9 Church St, DT1 1JN Contact Jerry Bird 01305251646
1st Wednesday Lymington folk & Blues club, Thomas Tripp Stanford Hill, Lymington Web Site
1st & 3rd Wednesday Brunny Folk Club, Brunswick hotel, BH8 8PX (Charminster) Email here Web site here
Last Wednesday The Barn Bar Ye Old George Inn Castle Street Christchurch Contact Unknown
Thursday Wimborne. Horns Inn, Colehill, Wimborne BH21 7AA Contact 01202699752
1st Thursday of Month

Bridport, The Rope Makers, Hosted by Anne & Dave Rickard
(from String Whistle) contact 01308 421255

Venue contact
2nd Thursday of Month The Bakers Arms, Child Okeford E-mail
3rd Thursday of the Month Whareham Whalers Folk Night, at The Angelbury Inn, 17 North Street, Wareham, BH20 Wareham Walers
4th Thursday of Month    
4th Thursday of Month



Friday Wessex Acoustic SEE BELOW Contact
3rd Friday Bourne Folk Porton Hotel, Salisbury, SP4 0LA Contact 07831 718789
Last Friday in Month Lookout folk night Durleston Milbourne St Andrew, sports club Contact 01258 637371
2nd Saturday each month Red Lion St Kew Highway, Cornwall Open house. Contact 01208812230
Web Site
Last Saturday in month
Includes Dec 31st
The Baltic Fleet, Wapping, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 8DQ
(The back room we use is right of rounded front called the bow)
Sunday Pig and Whistle, Queens Road, Bournemouth BH2 6BE.  
Sunday Bude Folk Club use link for details Link to web page
your special here? contact
Here is a link which we think some of you may wish to partake in! it's for charity and you can benefit also;
link here to
"oldie composers"
Ever wondered how to work out what is the 4th Thursday of the month or 2nd Tuesday. Then worry no more the answer is at hand. Go to Mr Red's website and he has a handy ready reckoner. Make sure your computer clock and calendar are set to the correct day and time. Whilst you're on the site go and have a look round its well worth it. MrRed
Devizes Folk Club
Advisable to pre-book guest nights click here
The Lamb Inn
Mondays 8.00pm (20:00hrs) Except Bank Holidays
Organizer Bob 07714550990
£3.50 to £6.00 under 16s half price


What we hope will a permanent home, at the Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD. This is a superb Georgian style building tucked away behind the Market Place right in the town centre.
We have use of a lovely function room, with drinks available at the well stocked RBL bar. Prices are highly competitive and (according to John) beers are well kept.
For more information or to add yourself to our club mailing list please visit our website www.wessex-acoustic or phone Kathy. Book with Kathy on 01202 732239

Kathy Dunn
Forthcoming Performances

Purbeck Mummers events are listed in partnership with
the Master Mummers website (
Bourne Folk
3rd Friday in month at Porton Hotel, Salisbury, SP4 0LA
Contact 07831 718789

Dorchester Blue Raddle
9 Church Street, DT1 1JN Contact Jerry Bird 01305 251646

1st Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm. to "when we get thrown out!"
Open traditional session hosted by James Findlay & Jerry Bird (Fingerz 'n' Fretz)
Singers & Musicians welcome.
Martinstown (Nr Dorchester) Brewers Arms
3rd Tuesday of Month, 8:00pm. to 10:30pm.
Open traditional session hosted by James Findlay & Jerry Bird (Fingerz 'n' Fretz)
Singers & Musicians welcome.(Contact as above)

Bournemouth FC
Centre Stage, Queens Road,
Bournemouth BH2 6BE
Open Stage at Bournemouth Folk Club
Performers seeking a spot should contact Paul via e-mail and book a spot.

Tickets from Val Munro 01202707498
Website e-mail
Folk in The Vale

The club is always worth a visit a friendly welcoming atmosphere and a room with really good acoustics.

So if you're free on the first Friday of the month pop along !!

Contact Peter Abbott 0196332125

Wareham Whalers
Wareham Whalers run a very informal folk night at the Anglebury Inn 17 North Street Wareham BH20 4AB
on every third Thursday in the month from 8pm.
Regards Jacquie Hall


Ringwood Folk Club
The Elm Tree Ringwood
Every Tuesday
songs, tunes, poems
See link for artists and details.
Link here

Ringwood Folk Club goes on its summer holidays during August, but in September will reconvene every Tuesday, as it has done for years, at the Elm Tree Inn at Hightown. With a convivial bunch of folk music aficionados at its core, it also attracts knowledgeable and enthusiastic support for its line up of guest singers that has previously included the likes of Martin Carthy.
The guest nights alternate with an informal singaround night for members.

Ringwood Folk Club convenes every Tuesday, as it has done for years, at the Elm Tree Inn at Hightown. With a convivial bunch of folk music aficionados at its core, it also attracts knowledgeable and enthusiastic support for its line up of guest singers that has previously included the likes of Martin Carthy.
The guest nights alternate with an informal singaround night for members.
Wessex Acoustic Link
The Farquharson Arms, Pimperne, Nr Blandford
Wimbourne Folk Club Link
The Sunray Folk Club

Our strongest line up ever Now starting at 08:00pm open 07:30pm
Bob Kirkpatrick, Sunray Folk Club, Broadmayne Village Hall, Every 4th Thursday.
Broadmayne Village Hall
Why not come along and sign up as a member- or sign up at anytime, but as of December you will need to be a member to avail yourself of any refreshments. Membership is £1 for a year. Phone or e-mail or come along on a club night.

Do support us and any folk event in the area.
Folk in Swanage in the Black Swan 2010/2011
This winter these are going to run on the last tuesday of the month 8:15 (20:15 Hrs)
The first one being September 28th.

So if you play or sing come along for an informal session more details from Robin on 01929 427037.
Due to a double booking the October session will be WEDNESDAY 27th October
The Rope Makers Bridport Dorset
Although not strictly limited to folk music, there is an open acoustic night.
Every first Thursday of the month.
Hosted by Anne & Dave Rickard from String Whistle.

Contact 01308 421255 (Dave or Anne) or click here for pub site.

Bude Folk Club
The Bude Folk Club meets at The Falcon Hotel, Bude,in North Cornwall, on roughly alternate Sundays throughout the year at 8pm.

You can find details of our fortnightly meetings here.

Membership is free, but you do need to fill in a form - ask for one when you visit. This helps us keep in touch, should things change at short notice, assists us in mailing out information, when needed, and gets you £1.00 off our entry charges when we have a visiting guest artist .As a member you may also, on occasion, be asked to MC a club night or supply a raffle prize.

Entry on club nights is free, but we do run a raffle at each meeting to help pay for our occasional visiting guests, when we can afford them. We welcome both members and visitors to share Music, Song, Stories and on occasion Dances. .

Wimborne Folk Club
Now has a web site Click Here
Please visit for more details about the show and the Wiltshire material
Don't forget you can also catch some of |Tinkers Bag's songs and music on their MySpace page
Wiltshire Community History
Wiltshire Folk Arts

The Folk Arts section contains information on traditional songs, singers' biographies, folk plays and historical folk events in the Wiltshire area. It contains many songs collected by Alfred Williams who also collected extensively in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. He also collected in that part of northern Berkshire which became part of Oxfordshire in 1974.
Links & Miscellaneous
Downloadable music
with words and midi
Folk songs Words
& Midi's
Carolan tunes & history

Irish & Celtic
Midi song files

Interesting site of
Song and instruction
The site dedicated to this style

Bespoke Mandolins (link)
'Bespoke Mandolins by Sean Ashley, Ash-Mandolins - Twin located in
London & Manchester. Hand crafted instruments using a combination of
Traditional Methods, Materials & Modern Technology. Unique Mandolins
with exquisite tone.

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The Purbeck Shanty crew
Check their new look website for more details and loads of other nautical matters !!

Society. Contact 01929551343

See them at :-
See web site

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Other folk web sites
Folk & Roots Trefor & Vicki Mr Reds Wiltshire folk arts White Horse FF Chippenham festival
Wren Music Sailors Horse Dartmoor festival Devon folk East Anglia trust SaD Folk Folk Arts Folk SW
Plymouth festival Sidmouth festival Teignmouth festival Harberton folk Cornwall festival Hedingham fair Living Tradition
Keepers lock Chanty Cabin Folk Music Mudcat Camp & C/van Folk New Zealand Songs Folk Tablature Irish &Scottish songs
wales Cajun Kernow Folk Clubs Avon Gloucestershire Shropshire Dance Lyngham House Potfolk
Somerset & Dorset UK folk music The Blue Mosquitoes
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