International vocal harmony group Windborne will perform two Song on the Times concerts in Dorset.

They will perform at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday, February 12 in a Dorchester Arts concert and at Milborne St Andrew Village Hall on Friday, February 14 in an Artsreach concert.

Hailing from New England, USA, Windborne specialise in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between dramatically different styles of traditional music. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.

The stunningly powerful vocal harmony group present Song on the Times, a project that collects music from working class movements for peoples’ rights in the US and UK over the past 400 years, and sings them for the struggles of today.

All graduates of Artsreach favourites Northern Harmony, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon have collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for more than 15 years. Learning from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world, the singers are as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song as an English ballad. Windborne share a vibrant energy onstage, their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. Entertaining with stories about the songs, they also explain the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

See Windborne perform at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm. Contact Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926 for tickets. They will perform live in Milborne St Andrew on Friday 14 February at 7:30pm. Call 01258 839230 for tickets. Ahead of the concert in Milborne St Andrew, Windborne will also be running a vocal workshop, teaching songs from their American roots, songs from their album Song on the Times, and folk songs from other cultures collected on their travels. Running from 5pm-6pm, this workshop is open to all, but booking is essential. Further details and tickets are also available from