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Martin Simpson 2015

Brought together by the sheer joy of making music with each other, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr – three of Britain’s finest roots musicians – will create one of the stand out highlights of the autumn season at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts on 25 September. Having appeared together many times in Read More…

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Kate Rusby 2015

One of British folk music’s most celebrated voices, Kate Rusby, the Barnsley Nightingale, played Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on 18 September 2015 in support of her universally well received new album Ghost. Nearly a quarter of a century into a career that many have credited with reinvigorating folk music in this country, she remains Read More…

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Gavin Carr

In-demand all over the world leading baritone and conductor Gavin Carr also makes time in his hectic schedule to fulfill his role as Music Director of Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and will conduct an ambitious staging of Mahler’s legendary Eighth Symphony at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 23 July 2015. One of the grandest Read More…

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Lloyd Cole 2014

It’s 30 years since Lloyd Cole first troubled the charts. Not that he’s particularly celebrating the fact, but three decades is a milestone in whatever walk of life becomes a chosen path. Chart star, cult figure, folk singer, deep thinker, golf swinger (when last reported he was playing off 6.5, fact fans, but has been Read More…

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Roddy Woomble

Reformed indie rockers Idlewild are to play their only mainland UK festival date with an acoustic show at Purbeck Folk Festival in August. The Scottish band released their last album Post Electric Blues in 2009 and since then frontman Roddy Woomble has released two solo albums, while guitarist Rod Jones has released material under his Read More…

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Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader headlines the Friday night of Purbeck Folk Festival on bank holiday weekend, August 22. More than 25 years since she topped with charts with Perfect, Fairground Attraction’s relentlessly jaunty debut single, Eddi Reader has just released her tenth solo album. Vagabond is as fine a collection of songs as any she has shared Read More…

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Gordon Haskell

Singer songwriter Gordon Haskell is on his way back to Blighty for his first UK gig in almost seven years. It’s 12 years since he claimed a famous victory for the underdog, notched up a hit single from nowhere with How Wonderful You Are and declared his earnings “back pay”. Only kept from the top Read More…

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Gilson Lavis

Best known as the superbly versatile drummer with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis is launching a second career as an artist.  His characterful portraits of fellow musicians go on show this month in a new exhibition, Portraits: Gilson Lavis in Black and White, at the Hatch Gallery in Christchurch.  Over the past Read More…

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Paul Davies

Just when you thought that Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s singularly deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure couldn’t get any more bizarre and beautiful, Volcano Theatre Company decides to plunge down the rabbit hole and drink all the potions it can lay its hands on. The results can be seen at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre Read More…

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Billy Bragg 2013

He’s been the Milkman of Human Kindness and a Victim of Geography, now Billy Bragg is back with a new album, a new beard and a new role – the Sherpa of Heartbreak. For all his protest singing, Billy Bragg has always been as much about the personal as the political. “I don’t want to Read More…