A SHIW about songs that leave and come back again will be performed in a west Dorset village.

Award-winning Little Bulb Theatre presents Mountain Music in Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, at 4pm on Sunday, October 20 at 4pm.

This unique theatre experience explores stories around migration through music. Touring in collaboration with Farnham Maltings the show is being presented by Artsreach, Dorset’s touring arts charity.

When pioneers from the British Isles came to settle in the Appalachian Mountains of North America they brought with them, in their invisible baggage, songs from "the old country". These songs took on a new life amidst the landscape, transforming into what we recognise today as Country music.

Little Bulb weave an unforgettable tapestry of culture, migration and history in this unique performance, exploring the roots of what we now call country music, and its impact on popular music today.

Artsreach co-director Kerry Bartlett said, “Farnham Maltings productions are often a real highlight of our programme and so this collaboration with Little Bulb, a much-celebrated, award winning touring company of international acclaim, is incredibly exciting.”

Told through sumptuous three part harmonies and featuring a foot-stomping band on fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin, expect a theatrical feast of tales and songs.

*Little Bulb will perform Mountain Music in Broadwindsor Comrades Hall at 4pm on Sunday, October 20. Full details and tickets are available from 01308 867252 and artsreach.co.uk

It will also be performed elsewhere in Dorset - Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall on Friday, October 18 at 7.30pm, (call 01258 857019 for tickets) and Studland Village Hall on Saturday, October 19 at 7.30pm. (Call 01929 450204 for tickets).