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The members of Arish Mel play:
Melodeon, Fiddle, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Recorders, Bass Guitar, Djembe

We work with several excellent local Dorset Callers
We provide our own PA system

All the band members have been playing for English Traditional Dance for many years.
We are all dancers as well – which shows in our music!

The Name
Arish Mell is a beautiful bay nestling in a gap in the Chalk cliffs between Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay
Famous for centuries as a navigational landmark used by sailors to avoid the dangerous Kimmeridge Ledges
It is nowadays in the heart of the Lulworth Tank Ranges
It just happened to be the nearest bit of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to our first ever Arish Mel Gig!

Bookings in 2022

Friday 11th March 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller:- Teresa Williams

Friday 8th April 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller: Steve Earwicker

Friday 13th May 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller:- Teresa Williams

Saturday 11th June 2022 – Wimborne Minster Folk Festival – Outdoor Ceilidh in the Cornmarket BH21 1JL - 6.00pm – 9.00pm – caller: Teresa Williams
Saturday 13th August – 18th Birthday Party – Private Function – caller: Sue Perigo

Friday 14th October 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller:- Steve Earwicker

Saturday 15th October – Barn Dance - East Stour Village Hall, Back Street, East Stour, SP8 5JY Tickets - 07748 137 737 – caller Teresa Williams

Friday 11th November 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller:- Sue Perigo

Friday 9th December 2022 – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the Village Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – 7.30pm – caller:- Teresa Williams


Bookings in 2021
Wednesday 25th August – Private 70th Birthday Party – caller: Teresa Williams

Bookings in 2020
Friday 31st January – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Sue Perigo – spot: Confluence Folk Duo

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – Private 40th Birthday Party – caller: Teresa

Friday 28th February – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Dick Williams – spot: Maythorn

Saturday 7th March 2020 – Private 18th Birthday Party – caller: Dick Williams

Bookings in 2019

Friday 8th February – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Paul Miles – spot: Gilly Kemp

Friday 8th March – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Malcolm Churchill – spot: Dorset Button Rapper

Friday 15th March - Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, Main Street, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QF – caller: Teresa

Saturday 16th March – Upton Community Centre – caller Teresa

Friday 26th April – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Teresa – spot: Bourne River Morris Men

Friday 5th July – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Teresa – spot: Gilly Kemp

Saturday 10th August – Private Birthday Party Barn Dance – caller: Teresa

Friday 20th September – Double Act Harvest Barn Dance – Corfe Castle Village Hall BH20 5EE – Caller: Teresa

Friday 25th October – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Paul Miles

Saturday 9th November – Private Birthday Party – caller: Dick Williams

Friday 15th November - Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Buckland Newton Village Hall DT2 7BZ - 7.30pm - caller: Teresa

Friday 29th November – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Malcolm Churchill – spot: Dorset Button Rapper

Saturday 7th December – Blandford Forum Running Club Barn Dance – caller: Teresa

Friday 27th December – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Teresa – spots: “open mic”