A VIBRANT and energetic band from Belgium is taking Dorset back to the 1780s.

WÖR play Powerstock Hut near Bridport on Saturday, January 26 at 7.30pm.

In a collaboration with its sister scheme, Take Art in Somerset, Artsreach, Dorset’s touring arts charity, are excited to be able to bring WÖR to Dorset for two special concerts this spring.

Almost 300 years ago, some musicians from around Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Leuven decided to write down their favourite music. As time passed, however, the paper turned yellow, the ink began to fade, and the music itself was left to gather dust along with the faded manuscripts. That is, until now!

With their finely textured arrangements, WÖR injects new energy into 18th century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Performing on an array of instruments including saxophone, violin, bagpipes, accordion and guitar, this energetic young band shines an inventive spotlight with a modern twist on tunes from these manuscripts.

*WÖR, Powerstock Hut, Saturday, January 26, 7.30pm. Call 01308 485474 for tickets.