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Reel Dorset (Folk)

Dorset's first youth folk group that teaches this fun and energetic genre to young musicians in Dorset.

Reel Dorset play a selection of jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes typical in traditional folk music, although some modern 'cool' riffs and breaks are included to spice up the ears. Reel Dorset formed in 2014 and is led by folk musician Richard 'Titch' Roberts, band leader of Black Sheep. Reel Dorset have performed at St George's Ceilidh, Corfe Mullen, the Christmas Market in Bournemouth, the Mash Up Festival and the Lighthouse Theatre.

Standard

Musicians playing acoustic guitar, flute, recorder, violin, ukulele, accordion, drum kit, bass guitar at grade 3 standard or above.

How to apply for membership

Please complete the form to apply for membership:

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Conductor - Richard 'Titch' Roberts

Titch has been playing violin since the age of eight. At 17 he joined a Medieval Group touring London and the south and in 1983 Titch formed Black Sheep who still perform throughout Dorset and beyond. Other musical collaborations have ranged from punk to pop. Since 2004 Titch has worked exclusively developing Sonic Violins meeting and working for many of his musical influences from Swarbrick to Kennedy. He now adds the leadership of Dorset's first county Folk Group 'Reel Dorset' to his repertoire.

Rehearsal details

Dates and costs for 2017/18 season

Membership costs £40 per term

Inclusive membership for young people

Membership applications are open to all young people in full time education under the age of 21. A 50% reduction in membership fees along with limited fully funded membership is available for students attending a Dorset local authority maintained school or academy if the parent/guardian is in receipt of certain benefits. Enquiries can be made to the Dorset Music Service.

Dates

DateTimeWhatVenue
Sunday 24 September 2017Midday to 2pm          rehearsalThe Blandford School, Milldown Road,
Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7SQ
Sunday 15 October 2017Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 19 November 2017Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 10 December 2017Midday to 3pmrehearsal/performanceThe Blandford School
Sunday 14 January 2018Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 4 February 2018Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 4 March 2018Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 25 March 2018Midday to 3pmrehearsal/performanceHerrison Hall, Dorchester
Sunday 29 April 2018Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 20 May 2018Midday to 2pmrehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 24 June 20181pm to 7pmrehearsal/performanceTo be confirmed

 

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