From: Kathy Dunn [kathy.dunn_at_btopenworld_dot_com]

Sent: 12 February 2012 11:48





Don't forget - this Friday 17th February we are hosts to the delightful Johnny Coppin.

Johnny (ex Decameron) is well known for compiling poetry anthologies, writing songs, singing and performing solo, as well as performing with other artists like Mike Silver. He has also been radio broadcasting, so we are lucky such a busy man has managed to fit in a concert at Wessex Acoustic.

Johnny is well known for his beautifully clear singing and wide range of self penned songs.

Supporting Johnny we have one of our regulars, the talented singer songwriter Nigel Waite, from Bournemouth.

Tickets for this great night out are only 10, unless you book ahead, in which case it is the bargain price of 8!



Book your tickets NOW by replying to this email or calling Kathy on 01202 732239.


It helps us hugely if you do book well ahead to ensure we have enough seats available on the night, and to help us sleep at night knowing we have an audience for our artists. We do not like to have to cancel a concert, but if no-one books then we have to consider cancellation and bear the cost of the artist's fees. Advance bookings help us plan the evening and proceed with confidence. At present we have a ?book ahead - pay when you come' policy, but we may have to change to an advance payment system if too many people fail to turn up and not pay on the night. We are a small, friendly club and welcome anyone who wishes to come, but we do have to pay a guaranteed fee to the artists, as well as other expenses, and we need your support and co-operation to continue running the club.


On March 9th we are pleased to present that amazing Scottish singer-songwriter Wendy Arrowsmith. Wendy has appeared at Swanage Folk Festival in 2010, and 2011 and is coming back again in 2013. She has proved a firm favourite with the festival crowds and we are delighted to have her back at the club for the second time. If you remember, Wendy was booked at the time we were ?evicted' from the Farquharson Arms in January 2010, and were not able to hold the concert at our new venue at Blandford British Legion, so we had her perform a house concert at John and Roz's home. Those who came loved her and I am sure will be pleased to see her back at the club. Tickets for Wendy are 8 or 6 if booked ahead.


Why not book for both concerts in one go?


Remember opening time for the Legion is 7pm. Club doors open at 8pm or earlier if sound checks permit.


Tickets are now on sale for FAIRPORT Acoustic CONVENTION on Friday 25th May at 8pm at Upton Community Centre, Upton, Poole. 20 a ticket, children half price. We are laying on a licenced bar with Sixpenny Handley Ale and other drinks available, but no food. See the website for details of how to get your tickets, as these have to be paid for when booking.

Fairport tickets will be on sale on club nights too. Payment by cash or cheque please.


Hope to see you at the club soon.


Kathy & John


at The Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford, DT117AD


2012 bookings

17th February - Johnny Coppin

9th March - Wendy Arrowsmith

13th April - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

27th April - Stan Graham - Nigel Waite

25th May - FAIRPORT CONVENTION (at a separate venue)

22nd June - Corncrow

28th September - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

19th October - Vin Garbutt

9th November - Lucy Ward

23rd November - Mike Silver