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The members of Arish Mel play:
Melodeons, Fiddle, Guitar, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Recorders, Djembe, Cabassa, Tambourine, Lemon!

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 Mel 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 2018
Friday 12th January 2018 - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Chris Hall – spot from Gilly Kemp

Friday 2nd February – Shillingstone Barn Dance Club – 7.30pm Portman Hall, Blandford Rd. Shillingstone DT11 0SF – Caller: Dick Williams

Friday 9th February - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Dawn Skye – spot from Dorset Button Rapper

Saturday 3rd March – Bourne River Morris Ceilidh – West Parley Memorial Hall, Stocks Lane, West Parley, Dorset. BH22 8SQ – caller: Teresa Rabbetts

Friday 16th March - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Graham Taylor – spot from Ian & Helen – “MayThorn”

Saturday 17th March 2018 – Poole Yacht Club – caller Graham Taylor

Friday 6th April - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Teresa Rabbetts – spot from Gill Redmond & Alasdair Paton – “Confluence”
Friday 27th April - Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL – caller: Teresa Rabbetts
Friday 18th May - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Malcolm Churchill – spot from Robin Plowman

Friday 6th July - Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller Paul Miles – spot from Gilly Kemp

Friday 14th September - Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL – caller: Teresa Rabbetts – 7.30pm

Saturday 22nd September – Blandford Forum WI Barn Dance, Corn Exchange Blandford Forum DT11 7AD – 7pm - caller Teresa Rabbetts

Friday 19th October – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Teresa Rabbetts – spot: Confluence folk duo – Gill Redmond & Alasdair Paton - 7.30pm

Friday 2nd November – Shillingstone Barn Dance Club – 7.30pm Portman Hall, Blandford Rd. Shillingstone DT11 0SF – Caller: Dick Williams

Friday 16th November – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Dick Williams – spot: Bourne River Morris Men - 7.30pm – tickets on the door £5 – no bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!

Saturday 1st December – Private Birthday Party – Bournemouth – caller Teresa Rabbetts

Friday 7th December – Child Okeford Village Hall – caller Mal Derricott

Friday 21st December – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Sue Perigo – spot: from Ian & Helen “MayThorn” - 7.30pm – tickets on the door £5 – no bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!

Saturday 22nd December – Pimperne Village Hall – caller Teresa Rabbetts

 

Bookings in 2019

Friday 8th February – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Paul Miles – spot: tbc - 7.30pm – tickets on the door £5 – no bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!

Friday 8th March – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Malcolm Churchill – spot: tbc - 7.30pm – tickets on the door £5 – no bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!

Friday 15th March - Piddle Valley Barn Dance – Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL – caller: Teresa Rabbetts

Friday 26th April – Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE – caller: Teresa Rabbetts – spot: tbc - 7.30pm – tickets on the door £5 – no bar – bring your own drinks & nibbles!