BAND Of Friends play at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne tonight (Friday). This band is not a tribute to Rory Gallagher, more a celebration of his life and music and consists of musicians who played with him throughout his career. Gerry McAvoy (bass) played with Rory for 20 years and played on every album Rory ever made. Ted McKenna (drums) played with Rory from 1977 to 1981 and Marcel Scherpenzeel (guitar) and grew up with Rory's music. For more details call the box office on 01202 885566.
Huw Williams and Maartin Allcock are appearing at Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at 8.15pm on Friday 1st February at The Royal British Legion in Blandford. Huw is one of our finest and most popular songsmiths and Maart is one of the top musicians on the folk scene. Supporting them is Nigel Waite, smooth voiced, Bournemouth based singer/songwriter. Tickets available from Kathy on 01202 732239 or email your details via the club website www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk
Local acoustic singer, composer and musician Louise Jordan is launching her fourth UK tour this Spring with a special concert at the Parish Rooms in Salisbury on Friday 1st February. The concert starts at 7.30pm with doors opening from 7pm. Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com or on 07980 374971.
And the regulars:
Lymington Folk Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Thomas Tripp pub on Queen Street (opposite Waitrose). Entry free, all welcome. If you sing or play - so much the better! Visit www.lymingtonfolkclub.co.uk or contact Tony or Mary Parry on 01590 670332.