Friday 26th January - 9:15pm

Dr. Beatroot

Dr Beatroot are a 5-piece British Skifflely bluegrass band from Bournemouth , Dorset. The band formed in 2017 from a collection of friends and hail as ‘Bunch of passing fools’ who came together from a mixture of other bands and who all just cant get enough Bluegrass and Appalachian roots music. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses Percussive bluegrass, country,skiffle and Appalachian roots with High energy, Traditional and newer tunes that will make you want to Clap along, stamp your feet and sing out loud.

Saturday 27th January - 9:15pm

Quinn's Quinney

If you’ve not seen or heard them before let us help you get an idea of what to expect…it’s late, you’ve had one too many and you stumble into an old pub with low beams and a broken jukebox that keeps jumping between old timey music from the 1950’s and pop and rave classics from the 1990’s. In your confused haze you vaguely recognise one song or another but the arrangements sound like they’ve been orchestrated by a hedgehog with a degree in Baking Science and Technology. They are well known for having fun and smiling and a reviewer from the Daily Echo once stated “Quinns Quinney were worth making the effort to watch” at a festival with only one stage. Oh, and they love it when audiences chant and yell stuff at them, so do that.

Sunday 28th January - 4:00pm

James Hollingsworth

James has a unique, exciting acoustic guitar style reminiscent of the Andalusian tradition, a superb and passionate singing voice with a mean harmonica style to boot. Since going full-time as a music professional in 2006, James has survived through recession and pandemic as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performer, travelling the length and breadth of the UK with bards and in bars, festivals and arts centres, honing his talents as an energetic and animated front man, making for a "captivating performance..."

Friday 2nd February - 9:15pm

TBC

It will be good...

Saturday 3rd February- 9:15pm

The Wilswood Buoys

From Mersea Island in Essex. Young new act, Wilswood Buoys are currently cutting their name into the UK underground scene. Mixing trad. folk with modern alternative acoustic pop. The band have a unique sound that’s raw, fresh, familiar and accessible. What Started out as just a couple of mates having a jam, things quickly escalated into writing music. Both boys had a completely different upbringing in terms of musical styles, and this led them down a path of intertwining many genres into one. Expect catchy riffs and big choruses. 2021-2022 were huge for the band, with highlights of supporting Frank Turner and playing the Nick Alexander Stage at Lost Evenings IV at The Roundhouse in London. The duo has recently supported The Levellers and played Beautiful Days Festival.

Sunday 4th February - 4:00pm

Alex Green

The lead singer with popular local band, Look Around Corners, this afternnon we have the delightful voice of Alex Green singing some beautiful acoustic songs.

Wednesday 7th February - 8:00pm

Ropemakers Open Mic Night

We extend a big o all musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers and any other performers to come down and show your talents in the Ropemakers Open Mic Night. Hosted by the talented Chris Deacon

Friday 9th February - 8:30pm

Beat Safari

DJ Kath Kelly will be providing their usual eclectic mix of reggae, electro swing, breaks and bass music

Saturday 10th February - 9:15pm

Kid Hyena

A Musical Culture Clash, Breaking Boundaries of Genre with the Urban Folk Sounds of Foot Stompin' Sing Along Tunes, Fiery Percussion, Tap Dance Beats & a bundle of Positive Vibes! Founded on the backstreets of Barcelona and influenced by old school folk & hip hop sounds, alternative rock, experimental and dance music, the band's life began with an exploratory period of intensive recording where they released three albums over two and a half years. Some songs went on to be featured on Spanish & UK radio. All the albums can now be sourced via their independent label 'Planet Road Records'. In September 2021 the duo purchased an old motorhome and sought to put the pandemic behind them by hitting the road to do what they love the most.

Sunday 11th February - 4:00pm

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is a guitarist and singer who writes and plays an eclectic mix of music. The individual pieces tap into blues, ragtime, rhythm and blues, music hall and folk traditions. Some are extremely sensitive songs about life, people and relationships, while others are tongue in cheek. His albums are also sprinkled with classics from the likes of J.J. Cale, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Roy Orbison, the Inkspots, Jelly Roll Morton and Jimmy Rogers.

Wednesday 14th February - 7:30pm

Ropemakers Cheese Club

This month we welcome six Excellent cheese from Vilage Maid Cheese based near Reading together with crackers and accompaniments. Village Maid Cheese was started by Anne Wigmore in 1986 after she had been working for the National Institute for Research in Dairying in Shinfield for 10 years, initially in the microbiological department, and then learning her craft of cheese-making in their research dairy. Today their brilliant team continue to produce artisan cheeses that are recognised as some of the best in Britain. There will be three sittings, one at 7:30 pm, one at 8:00 pm and one at 8:30 pm. The cost for this event is £8.50 per head and there will be a selections of paired drinks chosen by Palmers Wine Store available for purchase. Booking for this event is essential.

Friday 16th February - 9:15pm

The Zoe Schwarz Bluez Party

funky rocking blues with Rob Koral-guitar, Anth Caplen-bass, Ady Milward-drums ... rootsy original songs, strong catchy riffs 'n grooves, plus a few cool covers.

Saturday 17th February - 9:15pm

Sixteen String Jack

Sixteen String Jack combine Americana, Irish Traditional music and shanties to create an original stripped back sound that is guaranteed to get audiences dancing. Boasting fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin and cigar box guitar alongside a host of great songs, there’s plenty for everyone!

Sunday 18th February - 4:00pm

The Bridport Turnip Prize

It is with great pleasure that we announce the sixth Bridport Turnip Prize. This is inspired as a spoof on the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize and it is hoped that it will become an annual event. There are three rules: 1. Does it show a lack of effort? 2. Entries must have an alliteration or pun in the title 3. Is it crap? Entries with too much effort, or not crap enough will be immediately disqualified. The prize will be a turnip nailed to a lump of wood and each year’s winner can keep their trophy for life. Overall the concept will be ʻWe know it’s rubbish, but is it art?ʼ We are asking for entries to be entered on Sunday 18th Fenruary from 3:00pm onwards. The cost will be £5 per entry and all of this money will be donated to The Living Tree cancer support charity. The winner will receive a certificate and a special trophy. Hold your head high and be rightfully proud to be the winner with the most feeble work of art.

Monday 19th February - 8:15pm

Sunset Café Stompers

The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago’s infamous South Side. Al Capone owned it, Louis Armstrong starred there. The Sunset Cafe Stompers do play the music of that period... great tunes from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller... but the band’s wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, the Inkspots, Fats Domino... even Elvis. Beneath it all, one can sense the elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the sound of New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion. Throughout the last twenty years we have followed in that tradition: playing jazz clubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties... from our Dorset/Somerset base, down to Cornwall and up to Cumbria

Thursday 22nd February - 8:00pm

Folk Sessions

Folk Sessions with Chris Deacon

Friday 23rd February - 9:15pm

The Bomo Swing

We are the Bomo Swing, a high energy, multi-cultural, six-piece band specialising in a melting pot of our favourite fiesta world music styles that we love – guaranteed to get your party started. Think reggae, Balkan, ska, swing, cumbia dance fusion all powered by a sizzling Latin percussion section and performed with a deep passion and commitment to give you a night to remember time and time again. We love performing and our sole aim is to get you up and moving to enjoy the carnival with us. We bring the happy vibes, come and join in! We are a Bournemouth-based band made up of six highly-skilled musicians who have come together to explore our love of performing global music. Sizzling with fire and enthusiasm, we perform a mixture of self-penned pieces with their own unique twist. The Bomo Swing are available to hire for events and festivals and are committed to giving our all to creating a night you will never forget. We are always experimenting with new ways to bring you the party and we have just completed a brand new EP for your dancing pleasure. “Strange New Worlds” will be available for streaming on November 25th.

Saturday 24th February - 9:15pm

NECK

Known as "The Heavy Artillery of Irish Music", six-piece London-Irish band NECK play Psycho-Ceilídh: an exciting, intoxicating blend of authentic, uplifting Traditional Irish music swirl and Clash-inspired electric Punk energy. Their frontman's ex-Shane MacGowan & The Popes, collaborating also with The Alabama 3, Hayseed Dixie, The Men They Couldn't Hang and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. Releasing three albums, their, seminal, second's very highly rated; consolidating them as both the cutting-edge, and one of the leaders, of Celtic / Folk Punk. Their Anti-racism single set an historic precedent, charting in the UK via a House of Commons plug! They appear, performing, in Film 4’s Belfast-set ‘Rom-Dram’ movie ‘With or Without You'. The Irish Cultural Centre honoured their authenticity, musicianship and heart-on-their-sleeves passion with them playing a Traditional Irish music session for the Irish team at the London Paralympics. Old friends of their US contemporaries The Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, their famous fans include Johnny Depp! They've toured extensively, playing a wide range of events, from folk to metal, rocking the bejaysus out of countless parties, gigs and festivals from Moscow to Texas! - taking-in 38 European trips, 9 US ones, 10 Irish, 1 Asian and ranging widely in the UK, from Cornwall to the Shetlands! - including Glastonbury 6 times, Rebellion 10!, Beautiful Days 4, Boomtown 3, Bearded Theory 2, Tantsy (Moscow), SXSW (Texas), Flogging Molly's Salty Dog cruise (the Caribbean)...and many more...

Sunday 25th February - 4:00pm

Nick Coleman

Nick is a singer songwriter from the northern quarter of Dorset . A successful 2023 has seen him travel all over the southwest performing his wares . Next stop Bridport! Unique vocal and dynamic guitar with occasional loop station antics , with a some left field covers thrown in for good measure . An afternoon with Nick promises to be an interesting experience . Join him as he begins picking up the pace from relative unknown to releasing music in 2024 . Watch this space !

Friday 1st March - 9:16pm

TBC

We don't know what yet!!

Saturday 2nd March - 9:15pm

Monkey Bizzle with Dr. Splink

Monkey Bizzle are a West-Country hip hop outfit who tell tales of the unexpected on relatable subjects symbiotically fused with live scratching, synced visuals and heavy beats. To put it into perspective imagine The Wurzels entering ‘The Bardo’ during crop season whilst in convoy on a 1946 Ferguson TEF.