The Ropemakers is a popular local venue offering regular live music, open mic nights, a monthly chese club, a weekly quiz, a meat draw, and various events throughout the year.


Behind Closed Doors

Friday 6th October - 9.15pm

A couple of local yokels who decided it would be fun to play covers in a metal style with some humour attached and suddenly found that people liked it! Expect very special versions of those favourite songs you know.

Mother Ukers

Saturday 7th October - 9.15pm

The Mother Ukers are proving to be a big hit on the musical entertainment scene, performing a repertoire of songs you know in their own unique 1920's ukular style & with a constantly busy schedule of gigs and appearances throughout the UK. In the last 4 years they have quickly risen to be among the top UK ukulele acts, playing alongside world renowned artists at the country’s largest ukulele fest...

Mark "Porkchop" Nolan

Sunday 8th October - 4pm

Mark " Porkchop " Nolan is a solo performer playing American Roots music. He plays clawhammer banjo, harmonica and vocals whilst keeping a foot stomping rythm with a cajon foot pedal, a stomp box and a foot tambourine. Mark performs a mix of original songs, old time banjo songs and country blues.

Cheese Club

Wednesday 11th October - 7.30pm

The Cheese Club has now been going for over four years with participants having tried hundreds of different cheeses. This month we bring a selection of six very different French Cheeses, all served with a selection of crackers and accompaniments. Tickets are available from the bar. Get your tickets early for this popular night as we have limited spaces.

Junco Shakers

Friday 13th October - 9.15pm

unco Shakers are a 4 piece band formed in September 2015. Taking influences from 40’s rock n roll, skiffle, reggae, blues and jazz artists such as big Joe Turner, Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, Muddy Waters and Louis Prima. With Mitch Ratcliffe on double bass, Ben Gunn beating the washboard & driving blues harmonica, Sam La’penn and Gaz playing acoustic guitars, topped off with gospel vocal harmonies are making Junco Shakers create their own style of authentic music dubbed “Skiffllebilly Swing”. Throwing music back to its roots whilst crafting contemporary songs.

We Shall Overcome

Saturday 14th October - 3pm Onwards

Back in The Ropemakers and raising money for Cupboard Love Food Bank in Bridport, We Shall Overcome - Bridport will have a host of brilliant musicians rounded off by the amazing Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs.

Line up on the day will be:

  • Ruthy Ni Connalláin
  • Nigel Clatworthy
  • Nature's Cage
  • Garry "Slide Guy" Smith
  • Devil's Prefects
  • Sadie Horler
  • John D Revelator
  • Samantics
  • Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs

Tinker's Cuss

Sunday 15th October - 4pm

Something special for a Sunday afternoon, a good old fashioned sing-a-long with this popular local band who often number 7 or more members with great instrumental variety. They hail primarily from Bridport playing a varied selection of music from classics of the 50's and 60's to modern and contemporary covers that together embrace the decades of popular music.

Sunset Cafe Stompers

Monday 16th October - 8.15pm

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.

Jack Scrumpy and the Moonshiners

Friday 20th October - 9.15pm

This new band is Scrumpy and Western but with a vibrant and original twist. They could be described as a local super-group made up of musicians from Pronghorn, Skimmity Hitchers and Quinn’s Quinney. Parody, Originals and covers. It’s about everyone feeling good and enjoying themselves! This will be a night not to be missed!

Lady Winwood's Maggot

Saturday 21st October - 9.15pm

Sometimes an angel choir, Sometimes a silent screaming maelstrom, The Clash mating with Johnny Cash. Lady Winwoods Maggot have been storming the south for many years with their unique style of Death Western. Fusing traditional American and Irish music with self-written songs and presenting them with an old-school punk attitude. Banjo, Mandolin and Acoustic Guitar are backed with thunderous Drums and Bass. This is a band who believes in putting on a show, with their own full scale lighting rig, stage attire and presence they bring to the audience an energetic and absorbing performance that exudes an incredible atmosphere guaranteed to liven the crowd at any venue, festival or event.

Grealdine and John's 10th Celebration

Sunday 22nd October - 4pm

Special celebratory afternoon as Geraldine and John invite you to tenth anniversary of being in the pub! Special music from France starts at 4pm and will go on to about 9pm

Cuba Libre

Friday 27th October - 9.15pm

Headlining shows through out the UK and supporting some of the biggest artist in the music scene Cuba Libre are making there mark. With recognition from bands that have had world wide success and help inspire them through out the years helping the band to create a unique sound and a performance that is unforgettable. Cuba Libre have travelled around the UK packing out music venues and have a constant growing fan base. There E.P which was released last year with previous members Steve and Adam made its way to being played on Brighton's radio station Code South and the track Alice has been used by top DJ's in remixes and mixtape's.

Cash Converted

Saturday 28th October - 9.15pm

He may be gone but his songs live on …. lead singer of ‘Cash Converted’ Mark Carter-Cash has taken over the baton from the man in black to deliver that unique vocal and guitar style universally loved by country music fans. With Paul Summers on lead guitar, Mike Cotton on double bass, Toni Viagra on the drums and Beth Shergold on vocals and autoharp they produce a driving ...sound covering the rockabilly years of the 50s right through to the melodic, soulful tunes of recent years. Cash is king, we all know that!

Jim Reynolds

Sunday 29th October - 4pm

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.