‘Twenty Years With Hot Fingers’ – Friday 26th January, 7.30pm

At 7.30pm on Friday 26th January 2024,  Artsreach and The Comrades Hall present –

Spats Langham’s Hot Fingers with ‘Twenty Years With Hot Fingers

Hot Fingers invite you on a musical journey, weaving together the history of the songs in their repertoire with tales of 20 years on the road together. Expect an eclectic mix of vintage acoustic music, from the redhot jazz of 1920’s New York and sophisticated 1930’s Swing, to the king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt, the blues guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, and the syncopated Latin rhythms of Argentinean Oscar Aleman.

  • Tom ‘Spats’ Langham (tenor/banjo, guitar/ukulele/vocals) is joined by
  • Malcolm Sked (tuba/double bass),
  • Danny Blyth (clarinets/guitar/mandolin/harmonica) and
  • Emily Campbell (vocals) for this special Dorset tour, delivered in partnership with Artsreach.

Tickets in advance:

Available from Margaret Wing – tel. 07796 454203 or email margaretmwing@gmail.com

A bar and refreshments will be available – cash only please.

Early booking is strongly advised for this special anniversary tour with Artsreach,

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Steve Knightley – Friday, 29th September

In a brand new one man show, ‘Unlock Me & other Lockdown Laments‘, Steve Knightley will perform material that surfaced over two years of isolation and inactivity. Songs such as the Bristol Slaver and You’ll Get By were refreshed by headlines and current affairs whilst classic covers such as Forever Young and The Boys of Summer struck a chord with the thousands that tuned in to his hours of online content.

Insights, anecdotes and a bunch of new songs will attempt to chronicle and draw a line under an extra episode in all our lives. BBC Radio 2 commented Committed and distinctive songs of love, conscience and history” .

Steve will be performing at Broadwindsor’s Comrades Hall (High Street, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP) on Friday, 29th September 🙂

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

A bar will be available (cards accepted) and there will be an interval.

All tickets £20.00, no concessions – available from:

To purchase 1 ticket…

To purchase 2 Tickets…

  • Broadwindsor Community Stores (CASH ONLY!)
  • The White Lion (CASH ONLY!)
  • Directly from Wendy Shields
  • If you are unable to purchase your tickets locally from Broadwindsor Community Stores or The White Lion – then please transfer your required amount @ £20/ticket with your Name as reference and you can collect them at the door 🙂Paying by BACS – please use your Name as reference.
    Lloyds Account Name: Broadwindsor.Org
    Sort Code: 30-98-97
    Account Number: 34903363   Any queries – email: info@broadwindsor.org

The event is being brought to you by Broadwindsor.Org with 50% of any profit made by Broadwindsor.Org being donated to the Comrades Hall 🙂 The remaining 50% is being reserved to update equipment.

Here is Steve, recorded as part of the 2017 Southdowns Folk Festival on 21/9/17:

Enjoy the show!


Phil & Lauren Rosenburg – Friday 28th April, 7.30pm

Parishioners will be familiar with village residents Phil & Lauren Rosenburg performing a selection of lovely songs at last years BFG Jubilee celebrations. We are fortunate to look forward to an evening’s acoustic performance from them both with their guest Andy Smith performing classic Rock & Pop songs from the 1960’s to the present day.

Doors open (and the bar*) at 6.45pm on Friday, 28th April at The Comrades Hall. The performance begins at 7.30pm.

  • £5 Tickets at the Door
  • £4 in advance from 07814 973830

*Beer, wine & soft drinks will be available.

Photo credit: Annie Collins Photography 🙂


Live Music at Half Moon, Melplash Starting This Sunday

This Sunday, September 6th sees the first of ten Sunday Sessions happening at the Half Moon pub in Melplash. The sessions are organised in Association with JSW Entertainment Group who arranged the beautiful blue lights at Broadwindsor’s church on May 14th.
Over the coming weeks they will be promoting a range of Folk, Blues, Americana and Jazz music. Food will also be available.

The LeggomenThe Leggomen are kicking off the event performing an acoustic set of originals & classic favourites – so no Josh on drums on this occasion!
Doors open: 5:00pm, Start time: 6:00pm. Online booking only – HERE.

Sunday Sessions is a series of seated performances being hosted by the Half Moon pub in Melplash. At the venue there is a marquee installed  which has been transformed into their own cabaret, socially distanced music venue in the midst of the West Dorset Countryside.

So how do they run Sunday Sessions during a worldwide pandemic?  How do they deal with social distancing and covid compliance?
The show is a pre-allocated table booking for your social bubble. These tables are available in bubbles of 6, 4, 3 and 2 seaters for booking within the venue which offers sheltered seating capacity for 60.
Bookings for all events will be only available via their online booking system which operates through e-bookings and contact fee.

Sunday Sessions at Half Moon

Prices range from £32.70 for a 2-person bubble (£30.00+£2.70 Booking fee) to £53.50 for a 6-person bubble (£50.00+£3.50 Booking fee).

For more information on all the events – please click HERE.