Mendip Folk Choir is an acclaimed 30 strong community choir, singing the songs of our heritage. Glorious English Folk Songs with fabulous tunes, irresistible choruses and words to touch the heart, all arranged by their folk musician leader Issy Emeney in stunning harmony. Issy is a well known and respected composer, arranger and melodeon player […]
The Stanchester Quire is a community choir set up by Folk South West about 20 years ago. In common with other community choirs, there is no audition for people wishing to join and there is no requirement to be able to read music. The only condition is that you enjoy singing with other people – […]
Want to find your inner rhythm & get more colour & fun in your life? The Drum Together (formerly known as: Mendip All Drummers) community djembe group could be exactly what you need. A small, friendly group playing mainly West African rhythms on djembes and dunduns – and sometimes exploring other areas of percussion and rhythm – […]
Meeting Voices are an enthusiastic group of some fifty singers of all ages and abilities from all walks of life who meet to sing a wide variety of songs from around the world in four-part harmony. They sing purely for enjoyment with the occasional performance, often in support of local charities and events. The choir […]
Ann Hinchliffe is passionate about all forms of folk music, from mediaeval to modern and runs historical dance classes, Wolf Hall to Poldark, across Dorset and Somerset. Ann directs the social enterprise Same Difference Dance, which gets people with and without disabilities to do amazing things with acoustic music. She’s led maypole at Halsway Manor […]
A classically trained musician, Helen has been playing the Celtic harp for many years. With a lifetime’s family background in the folk music world, she has always been surrounded by music and song and brings this experience to her playing. The harp contributes a unique depth and colour to the songs. John has been singing […]
Punch and Judy has been a family favourite for over 300 years and still attracts children and adults in massive numbers. Dave Hendy has been performing Punch and Judy for many years enjoying every minute of it, and from frequent feedback, he knows that the audiences enjoy it too. Politically correct it isn’t, but it is […]
Tim Laycock tells West country folk tales with musical accompaniment from Colin Thompson and plenty of participation! Exciting and thought-provoking traditional stories from Tim’s new book ‘Dorset Folk Tales for Children’. Suitable for all the family.