Real treat for fans of classical music

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE popular series of Weymouth lunchtime concerts is back.

GIG GUIDE: Prog-pop-glam rockers Ulysses in Portland date

Dorset Echo:

9:32am Friday 12th September 2014

IT ALWAYS makes a refreshing change to have a band playing their own stuff around these parts, an area populated by mostly covers bands. But when it comes to a band like Ulysses, not only is it refreshing, it is pretty damn amazing.

Let Mike strum his way into your heart

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

GUITARIST and singer Mike Relf is bringing his unique style to the Bridport Arts Centre Jazz Café tomorrow.

Princes at the Pavi

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

DO you have fond memories of singing Boyz II Men into a hairbrush in front of your bedroom mirror?

Do the dosey doe at school's barn dance

Dorset Echo:

10:34am Monday 8th September 2014

A BARN Dance is being held at Frome Valley First School in Crossways on Saturday, September 13, from 6.45pm.

X Factor crooner lines up informal show

Dorset Echo:

10:32am Monday 8th September 2014

X FACTOR star Ray Quinn is to perform an informal evening of song in his inimitable crooner style.

GIG GUIDE: Chantel Macgregor in Electric Palace date

Dorset Echo:

10:36am Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN? Playing the guitar? Good grief, they’ll be getting the vote next. That’s the typical reaction of any old duffer the first time they hear Chantel Macgregor, who was voted guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year at the prestigious 2013 British Blues awards.

Deep Purple legend leads the way for guitar beach gig

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

JOANNA Davis speaks to extremely busy Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan, who is still finding time to help the town he calls home break a world record this summer.

Led Zeppelin tribute act to play the Tivoli

Dorset Echo:

5:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOOT-Led-Zeppelin are bringing their Led Zeppelin tribute act to Dorset.

Heartfelt pair at folk festival

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

JOANNA Davis speaks to Heidi Tidow of folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow, who are appearing at the Swanage Folk Festival.

Thousands set to flock to Lyme Regis for family fun at folk festival

Dorset Echo:

5:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Fine folk festival

Last-minute lessons for Guitars on the Beach

Dorset Echo:

2:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GUITARS On The Beach organisers are to hold two last-minute lessons for anyone keen to join more than 3,500 guitarists who have signed up to play with Deep Purple rock star Ian Gillan at next week’s giant guitar gala in Lyme Regis A world record attempt will be made to achieve the highest number of people simultaneously playing guitars in one place.

Lyme Regis set to be flooded with folk

Dorset Echo:

2:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

LYME Folk Weekend’s bumper Saturday night bill will flood the town with folk.

REVIEW: ‘P’ is for perfect at Purbeck folk fest

Dorset Echo:

10:09am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE sixth Purbeck Folk Festival was all about variety.

GIG GUIDE: A bumper bank holiday weekend of live music

Dorset Echo:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

It’s a monster bank holiday weekend as far as live music is concerned with more gigs than you can shake a broken drum stick at. Top of the shop must be the Quayside Music Festival in Weymouth on Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25.

Rare chance to hear Schönberg

Dorset Echo:

10:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIS year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival offers a rare opportunity to hear Schönberg’s ‘Verklärte Nacht’ played in concert.

Teenage folk trio get those feet tapping

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NATIONALLY acclaimed teen folk trio Granny’s Attic are performing in Weymouth on Saturday.

Star rapper returns to form with Lullaby

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PROFESSOR Green will be performing at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth on December 10.

Mamma Mia, here we go again in concert

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CELEBRATE the 40th anniversary of Abba’s timeless classic Waterloo with the Abba Reunion on Sunday, August 31 at Bournemouth Pavilion.

Sally Barker - The Voice that made Tom Jones cry

Dorset Echo:

3:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

SALLY Barker, finalist on The Voice, has had a phenomenal 2014.

GIG GUIDE: Air FM's Party in the Park in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

11:15am Friday 15th August 2014

Party invitation THIS long hot summer of terrific live music continues this week with some more entertaining events to point your lugholes’ satnav at. So if you’re feeling at a bit of a loose end after your church fete was cancelled because of a tombola virus outbreak, there are plenty of other things to do.

LIVE: All set for Forever Sun and Warm festivals in Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

11:44am Friday 25th July 2014

THOSE of you of a nervous disposition should look away now. But there are many people among us who have dug out their ageing flips-flops and crusty budgie smugglers this weekend for the mahoosive Forever Sun festival near Dorchester which runs from tonight, Friday, July 25, to Sunday, July 27

The Bon Jovi Experience

Dorset Echo:

11:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN it comes to big name stars like Bon Jovi ‘rockin and a rollin’ into town, Weymouth isn’t top of the list of touring venues.

Kevin Lovatt as Johnny Cash tonight

Dorset Echo:

11:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

KEVIN Lovatt is back at Weymouth Pavilion tonight doing a turn as Johnny Cash.

Festival ticket offer

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival has a buy-one-get-one-free offer on day tickets until August 15, available for anyone living in the DT postcode area.

Out of the Blue concert

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN ALL-MALE a cappella group is launching their new album at The Mowlem Theatre in Swanage on Sunday, July 27.

60s pop group The Searchers playing Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIXTIES pop group The Searchers are coming to Weymouth Pavilion on August 28.

Oh Delilah! It’s knickers for Tom as Larmer Tree crowd gets into the spirit

Dorset Echo:

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is an absolute delight at Larmer Tree to discover unexpected gems.

Taking it from the top...

Dorset Echo:

10:58am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE really is a first time for everything. Interviewing Joe Washbourn, lead singer of Toploader, is the first time I’ve been praised for subtlety in an interview, writes Joanna Davis.

Piano trio to hit right note

Dorset Echo:

10:47am Friday 18th July 2014

THE soaring sound of the Dorchester Piano Trio will be filling Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall with mjusic on Thursday, July 24 from 1pm.

It's definitely a kind of magic...

Dorset Echo:

10:45am Friday 18th July 2014

WHEN Rob Comber hits the stage dressed in that iconic yellow jacket, something special happens, writes Joanna Davis.

Camp Bestival dedicates a space to teenagers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:15am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FOR the first time Camp Bestival is including The Den, an area dedicated solely to 13 to 17-year-olds.

There's more than just One Direction...

Dorset Echo:

10:08am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TEEN dreams will be lived when One Direction tribute act Only One Direction bring their concert to Weymouth Pavilion on August 15.

Young folk star added to Purbeck Festival line-up

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

YOUNG British artist Blair Dunlop has been announced as a special guest addition to this year’s bill at Purbeck Folk Festival.

Check out The Barcodes

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Barcodes are ready for a rip roaring blues night at Dorchester Arts Centre tomorrow from 7.30pm.

GIG GUIDE: Sprit of Chickerell, Tea on the Quay, Forever Sun all coming up

Dorset Echo:

11:10am Friday 11th July 2014

WE’VE had a great run of good weather and it looks set to continue so, in the words of the bloke whose pint I knocked over the other night while watching the football, let’s take this outside…

Orchestra to perform Proms standards

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PATRIOTIC concert with a touch of Hollywood glamour is coming to Weymouth.

Staying out for the summer - Dodgy hit West Dorset

Dorset Echo:

1:49pm Friday 4th July 2014

IT’S unlikely that Dorset pupils bat an eyelid when a bearded unassuming-looking music teacher visits their school to teach them the art of drumming.

LIVE: Stupidity pay homage to Dr Feelgood and The Barcodes at DA Blues

Dorset Echo:

8:58am Friday 4th July 2014

SOMETIMES it’s the simple things that are the most effective musically: a straightforward three chords, a rock solid four on the floor, a rasping vocal. Job’s a good’un…

Top folk musicians at Show of Hands festival in Abbotsbury on Saturday

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A SUMMER family concert will make Abbotsbury sizzle on Saturday.

Pianist to give lunchtime recital in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Pianist David McNulty

12:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A LUNCHTIME recital is to be given in Weymouth by pianist David McNulty.

GIG GUIDE: Chesil Rocks, plus A Midsummer Nightmare at the Old Town Hall in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: PIRATES AND FAERIES: Pixiephonic are at the Old Town Hall in Weymouth tonight

1:07pm Friday 27th June 2014

AS I roll around in a swimming pool of mud and human waste, especially flown in and dumped in my back garden, hoping to catch a glimpse of some bearded and tattooed oaf twanging a guitar about four miles away and also hoping to catch a glimpse of my possessions recently liberated from my collapsed tent, I think to myself: Do I really have to go to so much effort to recreate the festival experience?

Rise up for Purbeck Folk Festival

Dorset Echo: The winners of last year’s Purbeck Rising, Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern

10:02am Friday 27th June 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival’s annual talent contest Purbeck Rising is now an established fixture on the UK folk scene.

REVIEW: Best of Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Concert, Lighthouse, Poole

Dorset Echo: REVIEW: Best of Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Concert, Lighthouse, Poole

9:59am Friday 27th June 2014

IT has been several decades since there was a Gilbert & Sullivan extravaganza with professionals and accomplished groups of Savoyard enthusiasts combining, but The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan Gala Concert, pictured, at Lighthouse, Poole proved that the wait was over. Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society hosted the evening and provided a dozen talented singers in four ensemble numbers plus a chorus which, with friends from societies near and far, numbered nearly 100.

REVIEW: Weymouth lunchtime chamber concert at St Mary’s Church, Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Duncan Honeybourne

9:58am Friday 27th June 2014

THE Wessex piano quartet (Catrin Win Morgan, violin; Stephanie Chambers viola; Sally Flann, cello; and Duncan Honeybourne, right, piano) played 19th and 20th century music.

Orchestra plays

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:11am Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE Chamber Philharmonia Cologne orchestra is performing on Monday, August 25 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Dorchester.

Ghosts grace screen

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:11am Tuesday 24th June 2014

HENRIK Ibsens’s classic play Ghosts, starring Lesley Manville, is being shown at the Regent Theatre in Christchurch on Wednesday, July 9.

Celtic rock and folk sounds at quay gig

Dorset Echo: WHAT A LINE-UP: The Churchfitters

10:10am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FOLK fans will be flocking to Poole at the weekend for Folk on the Quay.

LIVE: Reel Big Fish at Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo: LOOK OUT, THEY’VE GOT BEARDS: US ska-punk giants Reel Big Fish are at Weymouth Pavilion on July 15

1:03pm Friday 20th June 2014

It’s always nice to welcome big name bands to this sleepy part of the world so get ready to give a great big How D’ya Doodily Doo to Southern California’s finest Reel Big Fish.

Sound of the lute

Dorset Echo: Sound of the lute

12:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE sound of the lute is coming to Dewlish Chapel this weekend.


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