From: Kathy Dunn [kathy.dunn_at_btopenworld_dot_com]

Sent: 26 February 2012 18:09

Subject: wessex acoustic news 26/02/12




Thank you to all who came to our Johnny Coppin night. It was a great night and proved to be popular as we struggled to seat everyone. We had a number of people arriving who had not pre-booked but we managed to squeeze everyone in. It is a big help to us to have a good idea of numbers and it only takes a quick phone call or a reply to this newsletter to get yourself booked in.


It's less than two weeks to our next gig on Friday 9th March when we are hosts to Wendy Arrowsmith again. It is two years since she gave us a fantastic house concert, due to our short notice change of venue when the Farquharson Arms closed.

Wendy is a Scottish singer-songwriter with a stunning voice, so strong and clear. Her repertoire spans traditional songs, and her own traditional style songs, through wonderful ballads, contemporary folk and humourous children's songs. Being a well travelled folk singer and a mother of two growing children, Wendy has no end of delightful tales and jokes to tell too. Being married to a banjo player demands a good sense of humour!

Wendy has appeared at Swanage Folk Festival for the last two years 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.

Supporting Wendy is the not-quite-so-local Devonian Roger ?Smudge' Smith, one of the leading stars of the Devon based Shantymen, Hanging Johnny.

Tickets for this great night out are only 8, unless you book ahead, in which case it is the bargain price of 6!

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

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

This will be another amazing night of fantastic music and humour. Please come and give Wendy a ?proper' Wessex Acoustic welcome.

You can hear Wendy singing on her website


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 or buy them at our club night. Cash or cheque payment please.


Hope to see you at the club soon.


Kathy & John

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


2012 bookings


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