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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. In 2016 Reel Dorset performed at St George's Ceilidh, Corfe Mullen and the Christmas Market in Bournemouth and will be performing this July at our Mash Up Festival.

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 2 July 20172.00pm to 4.00 pmRehearsalThe Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset  DT11 7SQ
Thursday 6 July 20171.30pm to 9.30pmRehearsal & Concert

The Lighthouse, Poole

21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG.

Tickets available at: Schools Orchestra Extravaganza Ticket Sales (opens in a new window)

Sunday 24 September 201710.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 15 October 201710.00am to 1.00pmRehearsal

The Blandford School

Sunday 19 November 201710.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 10 December 201710.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 14 January 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 4 February 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 4 March 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 25 March 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 29 April 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 20 May 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
Sunday 24 June 201810.00am to 1.00pmRehearsalThe Blandford School
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