Idlewild set to play Purbeck Folk Festival

Dorset Echo: PAINT NOTHING: Idlewild

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

IDLEWILD are to play their only mainland UK festival date at the Purbeck Folk Festival in August.

Man in Black is back with Johnny Cash tribute

Dorset Echo: BACK IN BLACK: Kevin Lovatt

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Man in Black is back. Weymouth musician Kevin Lovatt is bringing his Johnny Cash tribute to Weymouth Pavilion on April 17.

LIVE: Avast Ye! The Dolmen head up weekend of piracy in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: LET’S KEEP IT PIRATICAL: The Dolmen are at the Golden Lion tomorrow night. Yes, they arrrrr....

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

My usual Saturday afternoon perambulation around the streets and pubs of Weymouth is usually punctuated by the coarse shout of AVAST BEHIND! and this weekend looks set to be no different.

Rollicking version of Muddy Waters' Rolling and Tumbling

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A superb show at DAC by three very gifted musicians – Papa George (guitars, vocals), Tom Compton (drums) and Pete Stroud (bass).

Reflecting on Heaney's poetic legacy

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THREE days before what would have been Seamus Heaney’s 75th birthday, Graham Fawcett reflects on Heaney’s achievement over nearly fifty years at Sladers Yard in West Bay tomorrow at 6.30pm.

All about The Kinks for ukulele players

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The songs of The Kinks will be the focus for an innovative ukulele workshop to be held on Saturday, April 19 at the Electric Palace in Bridport.

Giving Portland some soul

Dorset Echo: FOLK DUO: Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SOULFUL evening of live music is coming to Portland’s Royal Manor Theatre on Friday, April 25.

More Like Trees define a new genre of music

Dorset Echo: More Like Trees define a new genre of musidc -- strum and bass

4:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, welcomes three-piece acoustic act More Like Trees to its Studio theatre on Thursday, April 17.

Bella's the one to watch

Dorset Echo: CAPTIVATING: Bella Hardy

11:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

ACCLAIMED folk musician Bella Hardy is taking to the road with her band The Midnight Watch and descending on Bridport’s Electric Palace on May 15.

Headline acts at Wimborne Folk Festival

Dorset Echo: ENTERTAINING FOLK: Wimborne Folk Festival is all set for the summer

11:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

WIMBORNE’S annual folk festival will return this summer, a year after it was successfully relaunched.

GIG GUIDE: Leggomen's first anniversary gigs and upcoming US tour

Dorset Echo: SOFA,  SO GOOD:  The Leggomen wait for their tour bus on route to America

10:05am Friday 4th April 2014

BROWSING through the extensive library at Horton Towers the other day, I picked up the Oxford English Dictionary and looked up the word: Ubiquitous. And there it was, in black and white, rather like the photo on this page, right in front of me: Ubiquitous: Present, found or appearing everywhere. For example: Hirsute acoustic trio The Leggome

Caribbean rhythms at Electric Palace

Dorset Echo: SAXING IT UP: Courtney Pine

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AFTER sell-out gigs in 2013, Bridport’s Electric Palace will welcome once again Courtney Pine for a dance-inducing Caribbean-inspired event.

GIG GUIDE: Banjo whiz Warren James in B&B gig

Dorset Echo: I CAN HEAR THE BANJOS: Warren James is at the Beach and Barnicott next Friday

10:10am Friday 28th March 2014

As much as I enjoy playing with groups, and I’ve been getting away with it for almost 40 years, there’s something to be said for being a one-man band.

Wild sounds from Gypsy Fire

Dorset Echo: Gypsy Fire

9:57am Friday 28th March 2014

SHAKE off those early springtime chills with some Gypsy Fire at Dorchester Arts tonight.

GIG GUIDE: Ex-Cast and The La's John Power in Dorchester gig

Dorset Echo: CAST OF ONE: John Power is at the Dorchester Corn Exchange on Saturday, April 12

10:32am Friday 21st March 2014

It comes to something when one of your band’s songs is voted one of the top 50 Indie Anthems of All Time by the NME, used as the backing music for Match of the Day’s Goal of the Month competition and – possibly the greatest honour the world can bestow – as the soundtrack to one of those all-too-rare DFS sales.

GIG GUIDE: Light Fire Down, Nathan Detriot and The Urinals at punk night in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: BLAZING: Light Fire Down, at Finn’s next Friday, adopt the classic punk ‘lean against brick wall’ pose

10:20am Friday 14th March 2014

THOSE of you of a certain vintage will remember the golden era of punk rock, from the summer of 1976 to the end of 1977, when the raging fury and noise of a nation’s disaffected youth swept the country like a tidal wave of anger and acne.

Sherborne Chamber Choir set to celebrate giants of choral music

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

SHERBORNE Chamber Choir’s next concert on March 15 celebrates some of the finest choral music written in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Folk sensation Tom McConville brings blend of styles

Dorset Echo: Folk sensation Tom McConville brings blend of styles

12:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

A PREVIOUS winner of BBC Folk Musician of the Year, Tom McConville has been praised by music lovers, professional musicians and critics alike.

LIVE! Dorset Wrecks and No Country For Old Men in Weymouth gigs

Dorset Echo: GOOD OL’ BOYS: No Country for Old Men are at Wyke Regis Social Club tomorrow night

10:22am Friday 7th March 2014

It’s time to grow a bushy beard, pull on your bright yellow waders, slip on a chunky sweater, head down to the harbour and suck on a Fisherman’s Friend – there’s a night of sea shanties ahoy, you landlubbers.

Keith James to celebrate material of Leonard Cohen at Electric Palace

Dorset Echo: SENSITIVE: Keith James

4:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

LEONARD Cohen, the most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known, will be celebrated in a special concert in Bridport on March 9.

Pianist Duncan Honeybourne to join Dorset Sinfonia for spring concert

Dorset Echo: ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE: Duncan Honeybourne

4:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

DORSET Sinfonia, a leading amateur orchestra in Weymouth, is breaking new ground by joining with renowned Dorset pianist Duncan Honeybourne, for their spring concert.

GIG GUIDE: All set for Swanage Blues Festival and Hell's Bells at Finn's

Dorset Echo: JUST LIKE THAT:  The Fabulous Fezheads are just one of the many acts at next weekend’s Swanage Blues Festival

10:09am Friday 28th February 2014

Well, I woke up this morning, mah woman gone told me it’s the Swanage Blues Festival next weekend. I said, I woke up this morning, she gone told me there’s 60 great gigs with 30 top bands in 15 different venues, all for a £10 wristband, over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 and 9.

An evening of jazz with Tom Langham and Mike Denham

Dorset Echo: Mike Denham

4:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

ENJOY an evening of 20s/30s jazz, with two wonderful musicians – Tom ‘Spats’ Langham on guitar, banjo, ukele, vocals and pianist Mike Denham, pictured – when they make a musical journey to celebrate the music of many of the jazz greats including Fats Waller, Django Rheinhardt and many others.

Music students to give free lunchtime concert

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

A LUNCHTIME concert taking place on Wednesday provides the chance to listen to music makers of the future.

Souped up bluegrass

Dorset Echo: ACOUSTIC: The Coal Porters

2:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

THE Coal Porters, who were formed in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, are coming to Bournemouth Folk Club on Sunday.

Sherborne Abbey Festival

Dorset Echo: FESTIVAL STAR: Stacey Kent

2:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

THE 2014 Sherborne Abbey Festival brings an internationally acclaimed jazz singer, one of classical music’s most enduring stars and a leading early music ensemble to Dorset for the early May bank holiday weekend, May 2-6.

LIVE: Bowie Experience at The Rock in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: FUN TO FUNKY: Laurence and his Bowie Experience is at The Rock in Weymouth next Saturday, March 1

10:34am Friday 21st February 2014

DAVID Bowie’s success at this week’s Brit awards speaks volumes, not only about his longevity and all-round brilliance and popularity, but also about the feeble X-Factory parade of has-beens, never weres and clodhopping numpties who pass for pop stars these days.

Portland Rocks to classical sounds of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Music lovers will be thrilled to learn that a group from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will perform on Portland on Saturday to raise funds for Portland Rocks youth music organisation.

Hanna Hipp leads the charge for 2014 Concerts in the West

Dorset Echo: CLASS: Hanna Hipp

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

THE 2014 Concerts in the West season kicks off in fine style with a concert by Polish mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp and the highly accomplished Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate, at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday at 11am.

GIG GUIDE; Saturday Sun at Dorchester Arts Centre

Dorset Echo: HERE SOMES THE SUN: Saturday Sun are at the Anonymous Festival in Dorchester tomorrow

10:48am Friday 14th February 2014

I AM writing my article this week from the top deck of the ark hastily constructed in my back garden before being swept out to sea via the River Wey. Checking the latest weather charts and reports from the Met Office and making use of my novelty comedy binoculars, I can tell you that there are brighter times on the horizon, with even some sun heading our way.

The Electric Swing Circus provide the sounds for a night of dancing and vintage glamour

Dorset Echo: Solarference create the soundtrack to the 1920 film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

4:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014

BRIDPORT’S Lyric Theatre’s February fundraiser is an evening out on Valentine’s weekend.

Spooky sounds abound this Valentine's day with Solarference at Dorchester Arts Centre

Dorset Echo: Solarference create the soundtrack to the 1920 film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

4:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

ENJOY a bloody great Valentine’s weekend as haunting musicians Solarference accompany the 1920s classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at Dorchester Arts Centre tomorrow and Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday.

GIG GUIDE: Double Dorset date for Gaz Brookfield

Dorset Echo: ON THE  ROAD AGAIN: Gaz Brookfield is at The Boot in Weymouth and the King’s Arms in Dorchester next week

10:18am Friday 7th February 2014

THE thought occurred to me as I shared a pot of Earl Grey and cucumber sandwiches with Animal out of The Muppets the other day: You can always tell the calibre of a musician by the company he keeps. Take singer-songwriter Gaz Brookfield, fr’instance.

Great opportunity for musicians to transform

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

PROVIDING a platform for emerging artists to have greater local opportunities to ‘transform’ their music is the aim for the Electric Palace when they launch a new initiative called Transformer next week.

Some good old-fashioned bluegrass

Dorset Echo: The Leon Hunt n-Tet

3:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

RENOWNED five-string banjo player Leon Hunt has played alongside some of the world’s top musicians and this weekend is coming to Dorset with his own band.

An evening of classical guitar rhythms comes to Dorchester

Dorset Echo: Guitars at double: John Mills and his wife Cobie Smit

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

CLASSICAL guitarist John Mills and his wife Cobie Smit present a concert of pulsating rhythms and haunting melodies with solos and duets from the works of Boccherini, Piazzolla, Maximo Pujal and Granados at Dorchester Arts Centre on February 9 at 3pm.

French gypsy band Petites Annonces continue world tour of Dorset this spring

Dorset Echo: SWINGING: Petites Annonces

12:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

HOT sounds to warm the winter gloom come your way next week courtesy of North Dorset French gypsy band Petites Annonces.

Strictly star Brendan Cole set to dazzle audiences at Poole Lighthouse

Dorset Echo: Strictly star Brendan Cole set to dazzle audiences at Poole Lighthouse

2:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

BRENDAN Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts with his current show, Licence to Thrill on March 8.

Behind the Castle festival tickets go on sale

Dorset Echo: Seth Lakeman

2:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

TICKETS for Dorset’s newest music festival are now available to buy in person from Sherborne TIC.

GIG GUIDE; Gerard and the Watchmen at Dorchester Arts Centre

Dorset Echo: PLUCKY YOUNGSTERS: Dave Gerard and his Watchmen are at Dorchester Arts Centre tomorrow

10:03am Friday 31st January 2014

Almost clear of the dreaded January and there’s a great weekend of live music for you groovy monkeys. The Fab Beatles and Half Dead Darlings are at the Dorchester Arts Centre tonight, Brazilian metal giants Sepultura are at the Weymouth Pavilion and ska specialists The Decatonics are at The Dorothy tomorrow night. Who says there’s nothing going on?

Spats entertainment as Tom's Hot Fingers line up some shows

Dorset Echo: STRINGS ATTACHED:Tom ‘Spats’ Langham and Hot Fingers

3:21pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

TOM ‘Spats’ Langham and his band Hot Fingers are back touring with Artsreach for the first time since 2010.

Feel the twang of some fine bluegrass and banjos this spring

Dorset Echo: RENOWNED: Leon Hunt and colleagues

3:18pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Renowned five-string banjo player Leon Hunt has played alongside some of the world's top musicians.

‘Unexpected duo’ with sound ideas

Dorset Echo: Steve Jones and Chloe Evans-Lippett

10:31am Monday 27th January 2014

BRIDPORT-based musicians Steve Jones and Chloe Evans-Lippett describe themselves as ‘an unexpected duo’ due to their different musical backgrounds and age gap.

GIG GUIDE: Celtic rockers Saor Patrol in Weymouth gig

Dorset Echo: BIG HAIRY BLOKES IN SKIRTS: Saor Patrol are at the John Gregory in Weymouth tonight

10:21am Friday 24th January 2014

A quick peep out of the window and a consultation of the captain’s log and it can be confirmed: It is still flipping January, and has been since, ooh, last year at least. Even so, there are some fabulous things to look forward to, particularly if you like big hairy blokes in skirts, and who doesn’t, eh?

Kodo One Earth Tour 2014: Legend

Dorset Echo: force to be reckoned with: Kodo, the legendary taiko drumming ensemble from Japan

4:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

COMBINING athletic and electrifying drumming, exquisite musicianship, stunning visuals and pure theatre, Kodo – the legendary taiko drumming ensemble – returns to the UK for the first time since 2010 with their most ambitious production yet: Kodo One Earth Tour 2014: Legend.

Annika Skoogh to launch jazz programme

Dorset Echo: Annika Skoogh

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

SINGER Annika Skoogh will launch the 2014 Jazz Café programme at the Bridport Arts Centre on January 24 with her scintillating vocal style, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano.

Dorchester's Plaza cinema to host Durnovaria Silver Band

Dorset Echo: BIG EVENT: Durnovaria Silver Band

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

THE Plaza continues to cement its place in the heart of Dorchester, this time by hosting a concert by the Durnovaria Silver Band.

Party night of classic scratching and MC beats

Dorset Echo: Party night of classic scratching and MC beats

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

THIS month’s hip hop theme promises to satisfy those looking for a party night of classic MC beats and scratch as part of the monthly Hi-Life club nights at Bridport’s Electric Palace.

Celebration of a harp master

Dorset Echo: MUSICAL SHOW: Colin Thompson

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

BLINDED by smallpox at the age of eighteen, seventeenth century harpist Turlough O’Carolan is now recognised as one of Ireland’s musical icons and is considered by many as the country’s national composer.

LIVE: Metal giants Sepultura at Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo: CHEEKY  CHAPPIES OF CACOPHONY, US?: Sepultura look forward to their gig at Weymouth Pavilion on February 1 with characteristic glee

10:11am Friday 17th January 2014

IF you were asked to think of things Brazilian, you would likely conjure up images of the silky soccer samba skills of Pele, the colour and noise of a Rio carnival, the endless sands of the Copacabana and that thing ladies do before they go on holiday.



TOP FIVE MUSIC CHARTS

Community NewsYourEcho




Don't miss these links!



Local Information

Enter your postcode, town or place name

House prices »   Schools »   Crime »   Hospitals »

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree