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Live Music in Dorchester in February

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s been a cold and wet few weeks here, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not still a lot of fun and entertainment to be had in Dorchester at this time of year. If you’re a fan of live music and poetry, there are a whole host of performances for you to choose from over the next couple of weeks in venues all around the town. Here are a few highlights we’ve picked out:

Gerard and the Watchmen

Where: Dorchester Arts Centre

When: Saturday 1st February, 8.30pm

Who: Rising stars of the UK alternative folk scene, Dave Gerard and his band The Watchmen released their first full album in 2013, and received national airplay from the likes of Tom Robinson and Mary Ann Hobbs. They describe their music as “a bit acoustic, a bit electric, love a good harmony, a bit singer-songwrity”.

Mama Feelgood

Where: Tom Browns Pub

When: Saturday 8th February, 9.30pm

Who: Mama Feelgood is fronted by Dorchester’s own Diva ‘Dame Daw’, backed by some of Dorset’s finest seasoned musicians. Together they’ll bring you soul, blues and funk music – in their own words “Our audiences have fun watching us have fun, and that’s the way we like it!!!”

Dorchester Bards

Where: The Kings Arms Hotel

When: Saturday 1st February, 7.30pm

Who: The Dorchester Bards present an evening of contemporary and classic poems from favourite poets. The trio consists of Jerry Bird on guitar, and Julian Nangle and Alistair Chisolm reading poems. Tickets in advance from Dorchester Tourist Information Centre £4, or on the door £5.

For a full list of live performances and other events going on in Dorchester over the next few weeks and months, see our events listings page.

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