Wessex Acoustic special Christmas show


After almost 20 years of bringing top level music to Dorset, Wessex Acoustic are glad to be hosting a very special Christmas show after this rather lengthy lock down with no live music.

Are you missing live music? Wishing there was a concert you could enjoy as part of the Christmas festivities? Your wish is granted!

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Normally based in Blandford, Wessex Acoustic Folk Club has arranged for the use of St Peter’s Church, in the High St., Shaftesbury (at the top of Gold Hill) this December.

There will be a seasonal concert with top international stars Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman at 8pm on Friday 11th December.

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (Scotland on Sunday) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), has graced venues large and small in twenty-two countries on five continents.

Chris and Máire’s performances are a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s “delightfully subversive” wit.

“Dazzling virtuosity… delightful” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH;

“In a class of their own”


“Takes one of the most effete instruments in traditional music and breathes a fire into its belly”


The new ‘Christmas Lights’ Album

is “A delightful, satisfyingly

original, often refreshingly unpredictable take on festive favourites. Gorgeous and uplifting” THE LIVING TRADITION This is your chance to see this fabulous duo in concert in the perfect setting of a beautiful church.

Support from Shaftesbury’s Anne-Louise Richards.

Due to the Covid safety measures in place for this concert, seat numbers are limited and have to be be reserved in advance. Tickets are £15 each, from the club box office on 01202 732239 or 01747 850212.

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