New Irish band playing traditional and original Irish tunes. Sean and Mike have played together for over 40 years, writing, recording and performing. They have always played sets of Irish tunes including tracks by the likes of The Dubliners, The Pogues, The Waterboys etc. They got together over St. Patrick’s weekend this year along with the amazing fiddle player who has played with Van Morrison and the Bob Dylan among others. The gigs were so successful that they felt a gig in Bridport would be a tremendously good idea!
a kickass band from the depths of Dorset. Playing fantastic originals and covers in their inimitable style, Alex fronts the band with her rich, powerful voice whilst singing barefoot. To her side is Jack, an ace guitar shredder, if ever I’ve seen one, capable of all sorts of classy licks on his Fender Jaguar as well as adding backing vocals as required. In the engine room is Dingo, laying down a thunderous bottom end bass whilst looking cool as, with Mel’s drumming crisp, deep and spot on always. Check out his fills. In fact, check out the whole band. You won’t be disappointed!
Nigel started singing professionally aged just 8 and did that until he was 12…after which a short 40-year break then followed! He was then encouraged to sing in public once again and made his first outing was a very nervy couple of songs on the same bill as Tom Palmer and Mad Dog Mcrea’s Mike Mathieson. Since that ‘comeback’ he has supported the likes of Gaz Brookfield, The Leylines, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs and enjoyed regular slots at the Watchet and Beautiful Days festivals. Join him ahead of the Nick Parker gig for a mix of self-penned songs and well-known covers - his blend of musicianship and comedy will have you stamping your feet and yelling for more!
We extend a big welcome to 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.
LunaBarge are joined by a Sweetchunk for a double-stomping, Quirk-Folk duo. They are armed with banjo, guitar, ukulele, 2 voices and 2 stomp boxes – all frolicking like a couple of critters on a swamp. They bring you their earworms covering topics such as date disasters, dinosaurs, holidays in space and the London Underground in hope that they will bring out your very best foot taps, slow head nods and beard strokes (if you should happen to possess a beard).
A Musical Culture Clash formed on the backstreets of Barcelona now based in the UK feat. Foot Stompin' Sing Along Tunes, Fiery Percussion, Tap Dance Beats & a bundle of Positive Vibes! An instantly infectious rhythmic sound that takes elements of Folk, Hip Hop, Funk & Alt Rock and fuses them with Tap Dance used in a uniquely percussive manner to create a spellbinding original show. Expect the unexpected! To make up for all the sofa sitting of the pandemic the band purchased an old motorhome to tour England. Originally from Barcelona the band are now based in the UK where they have been on the road since September 2021. Their ‘Planet Road Tour’ has taken in countless shows including festivals such as Glastonbury & the Isle of Wight.
Nick Coleman is a singer songwriter from the North of Dorset. Focusing on strong vocals and dynamic guitar his creations come from the heart and soul. This, coupled with a smattering of left- field covers , designed to take you on a nostalgia driven trip down memory lane . His 1st time at the Ropemakers , he hopes to leave an impression, evoking the emotions for an experience that you won't forget ...
This month we welcome six more delicious cheeses from Cheesemakers from Colchester, together with crackers and accompaniments . There will be three sittings, one at 7:30pm, one at 8:00pm and one at 8:30pm. The cost for this event is £8.50 per head and there will be a selections of drinks chosen by Palmers Wine Store available for purchase. Booking for this event is essential.
Eight piece band of master funkateers. Get your dancing pumps out for [an evening of both covers and originals. They’re so phunky you can smell them!!
Since 1993 Lady Winwoods Maggot have travelled afar spreading their distorted gospel. A unique, anarchic sound regurgitating traditional transatlantic music, blended with their own material. From dark tragic songs to the satirical and ridiculous interspersed with instrumentals. Incorporating Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Bass and Drums Lady Winwoods Maggot channel THE DEVILS’ MUSIC!
Perfect Sunday afternoon chill-out session with this local extremely talented singer songwriter.
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
Folk Sessions with Chris Deacon
The Hot House Combo play the Jazzier sounds of the 1930's and 40's! Exuding a giddy blend of vintage charm and captivating rhythms, The Hot House Combo will transport you to the colourful and carefree foot-tapping era of yesteryear. Inspired by the great musicians of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, this upbeat, exciting 4 piece perform songs they love and they create new ones in the same style! Their passion and energy will have you struggling to sit still - and they wouldn't want you to anyway! So, fasten your swing seat belt - you're in for a thrilling ride! Formed in 2019, The Hot House Combo emerged from their previous band, The Hot House Four, to bring you the Jazzier sounds of the 1930s - ideal for Swing dancing or shaking your tail feather however you like.
Bridport based Rocksteady band with a little Latin infusion. 7 piece band guaranteed to get you moving
Chris Webb is a solo acoustic performer of original contemporary folk songs with whimsical narrative and upbeat fingerstyle guitar playing. Guitarist for ‘Gaz Brookfield and the Company of Thieves’ and Lonely Tourist. Guitarist and co-writer with Plume Of Feathers