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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 2018/19 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 30 September 2018 Midday to 2pm rehearsal The Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset  DT11 7SQ
Sunday 14 October 2018 Midday to 2pm rehearsal The Blandford School
Sunday 18 November 2018 Midday to 2pm rehearsal The Blandford School
Sunday 9 December 2018 to be confirmed rehearsal & concert The Blandford School
Sunday 13 January 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

The Blandford School

Sunday 3 February 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

 The Blandford School

Sunday 3 March 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

The Blandford School 

Sunday 24 March 2019 to be confirmed rehearsal & concert

Herrison Hall, Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, Dorchester  DT2 9AU 

Sunday 28 April 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

 The Blandford School

Sunday 19 May 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

The Blandford School 

Sunday 23 June 2019 Midday to 2pm rehearsal

 The Blandford School

Wednesday 10 July 2019 to be confirmed rehearsal & concert

 Bournemouth Pavilion, Westover Road, Bournemouth  BH1 2BU

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