Helpers & volunteers.
Music Festival is raring to go in 2014 and orders
for tickets are already flowing in after our feature
in last month’s Purbeck Gazette, including for the
legendary Steve Knightley from ‘Show Of Hands’.
Tickets are limited so we advise buying early.
make our Festival a roaring success, however, we’re
looking for help! Things are changing for 2014.
The main Festival is being brought forward from
our usual August Bank Holiday weekend slot and will
be staged over the weekend of August 8th/9th/10th
with some new and exciting plans! Every month we
will be staging a fundraising concert at Wareham
Town Hall with a series of interesting, high profile
artistes (and a great bar!). However, we can’t do
this without you and we need help with everything,
from promotion to bar work. You don’t need to be
there every time – pick days/times that suit you,
but we do need to be sure you will come when you
say you will. It’s fun, it’s involving, it’s local
and there’s some great music to be heard! Want to
join us or just thinking about it and not sure?
Just before Christmas, we are presenting a Saturday
morning event where you can come & talk to us and,
hopefully, get involved. The coffee and tea is free
and, guess what - there will be some live music
too! Where? Wareham Town Hall (Corn Exchange). When?
Saturday 21st December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Come and have a chat….. If you’re interested but
can’t make that day, message
a taste of 2014 with ticket prices.
Fri 21/02/14 -The Churchfitters. Anglo-Breton
multi-instrumentalists, with great originals and some
quirky covers. Folk Rock at its most sophisticated…quality
and fun rolled into one! £12.00
Sat 22/03/14 - Sheelanagig. Balkan melodies,
wild performances - bring your sense of humour and
your dancing shoes! £12.00
Fri 4/04/14 - Philip Henry & Hannah Martin.
Phillip and Hannah produce a unique sound, combining
Phil's exceptional guitar and harmonica skills with
Hannah's vocals and strings. £10.00
Fri 2/05/14 - Dave Kelly. "If there is such
a thing as a British 'blues pedigree', then Dave Kelly's
sets the standard. Dave Kelly's guitar and vocals
form the very backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive
Thurs 12/06/14 - Steve Knightley. What to say?
From 'Show of Hands' who have filled the Albert Hall
three times! Steve brings his intimate one-man show
to Wareham, don't miss this. £16.00
Sat 26/07/14 - Rod Clements & Ian Thomson.
Rod (with Alan Hull) was the main voice of Lindisfarne.
He and bass player Ian have a great evening of original
music & anecdotes to share. £12.00
Sat 22/11/14 - O'Hooley & Tidow. Belinda &
Heidi go from strength to strength with a collection
of hauntingly beautiful songs, dry wit and beautifully
crafted melodies. £10.00
plans for 2014. Here's the first:
21 February 2014
Cross" Wareham Town Hall
7.30 - late
Churchfitters is a folk band like no other.
A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching
vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly
fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock
bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated
with mesmerising jazz sax. The four virtuoso
musicians from England and France strut their
stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments
- adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle,
guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a
sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And
let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine
made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite
harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs
and a few jokes that create instant rapport
and you’ve got a high energy show that always
leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately
describe such a musically diverse, uplifting
band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed
‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant