THE CHURCHFITTERS Saturday, November 12, 2011


Saturday November 12th 2010 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 8.00pm BAR

Unique and energetic! A fast-paced show uniting folk and jazz rhythms with the universal appeal of traditional music. Fresh original songs as well some traditional - but all 'Fitted-up' the Churchfitters way. Outstanding vocals and an astonishing array of instruments including fiddle, double bass, bouzouki, flute, sax, guitar, banjo and even a musical saw! All delivered with a large dose of humour, a measure of eccentricity and an abiding sense of fun.
Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Cropredy Festival said: 'The most musically inventive quartet I've seen in decades - they blew the crowd away!'



Sunday June 19th 2011
FAIR: 12 - 5pm

BAND: ‘Ship of fools’ 5 – 9.30pm

Traditionally we have had a street fair in Evershot. However we felt it was time to try something new . Last year we decided that as we are in such a wonderful part of Dorset with an enormous variety of great food producers, we would have a food hall. We invited about 35 local food producers from an area of only ten miles from our village. This was so successful largely due to the standard of people who came to show what they do,

We have now decided to widen the theme of great Dorset skilled people to include rural crafts. We have found over 20 people willing to come and Bang the Drum for Dorset we have so far

Stone mason
Stone mason/ stone carving
Stone waller
Willow sculpture
Handcrafted oak garden furniture
The farrier
The felt lady
Dorset bio diversity partnership
Hurdle maker
Traditional, rare and modern breeds of poultry and waterfowl,
Woodland management hedge laying
Windsor chair maker
Long bows yurts and trugs
Animal portraits
Wood carving / timber framing
Woodland heritage trust
Pole lathe
Wood turner
Wood mill and demo
Dorset wildlife trust
Magdelen farm project
Environmental education centre

These people are coming to demonstrate their skills or show the results of their skills. It really is about letting the world know how lucky we are having such a huge diversity of skilled people on our doorstep. There will obviously be some of the usual Village type stalls. Plus some static steam engines and the amazing food hall.

The setting will be in the grounds of the old Estate office buildings, now home to one of our generous village residents. It will now also take in the village cricket ground. The Event will hopefully raise money for the Village and will be split between the Church, Village Hall, Play group, The Village fund and the School.

We will also have a local band playing for us in the evening. '
Ship of Fools' is an exciting 9 piece contemporary folk band offering a varied and versatile set to suit all tastes.

"Seriously, that gig last night is now in my top 5, and that top five includes Billy Bragg, the Birthday Party and Polly Harvey in Bridport last year. Which means you pushed The Jam in 1979 to number 6. It was a completely joyous night, and you are a completely joyous band."

If you can find the time to come and join us or would like to know more contact me on:

01935 83520 or at Or you could ring me at the Bakery 01935 83379
or D.Kaile on 01935 83155

website: SHIP OF FOOLS

Steve Crate

STEVEN SOGO & HOPE STREET Friday, June 17, 2011


Friday June 17th 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 8.00pm BAR

Steven Sogo is the most promising singer to have emerged from the central African country of Burundi in years. He is a virtuoso guitarist and a master of numerous traditional instruments, having taken up the guitar age 14 in the middle of the civil war to express his wish to live a normal life. His music is pure, original blues: his songs are a cry for life, full of pain and hope at the same time; a mirror of life today in Burundi. Steven and his band fuse modern with traditional instruments in this wonderfully exuberant live show. His song 'Est Beau Mon Pays', a hymn to the beauty and vast human wealth of his ravaged country was a huge pan-African hit. His live shows are an unforgettable feast of emotion, colour, dance and glorious harmonies.

Tickets on the door or in advance from:

01305 269512
Karen Hansen: 01935 83580
or Evershot Village Shop

Tickets £8 (full) / £6 (u18s) / £25 (family of 4)



ITALIAN SUNDAY LUNCH Sunday, May 22, 2011


Sunday May 22nd 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Lunch 12.30

Come and support Little Acorns Italian lunch

£6 per adult and £4 per child

Please spread the word even if you can't come!!

Tickets are available at Evershot Village Shop and Little Acorns Playgroup

Look forward to seeing you there

Karen Turnbull


RORY MCLEOD Saturday, April 2nd, 2011


Saturday April 2nd 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 8.00pm BAR

The charismatic troubadour plays the Old Tin Hall, why has this union never happened before?

For those of you unfamiliar with the vibrant self penned rhythms of Rory McLeod you can look forward to an evening of profound poetry and infectious music, his brilliant songs evoke a life lived at the edge with great joy.

For anyone who has not experienced live music at the legendary venue Evershot Village Hall; be prepared for an acoustic delight. Its wood lined, timber framed structure resonates with 92 years worth of atmospheric parties and gatherings, enhancing the vitality of all who play in her.

Could the combination of Rory and the Hall be too joyous to bear? You’ll just have to come and see for your selves.

If you can’t make Saturday you can catch Rory on Friday 1st April at the intimate and exclusive bar setting, Beach and Barnicott, 6 South Street, Bridport.

1st April BRIDPORT

2nd April - EVERSHOT

Friday April 1st - Beach and Barnicott - 9pm
Intimate Bridport exclusive

Saturday April 2nd - Evershot Village Hall - 8pm
Gritty folk club extrordinaire

Tickets for both venues £9.00

Also Available from:

Acorn Music (Yeovil)
Bridport Music
Harmony Music (Dorchester)
‘on the door’

A Fanny Hatstand production in association with Ash Keys Music.

STAMPEDE Saturday, 26th Feb, 2011


Saturday February 26th 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 7.00pm FREE ENTRY

High Energy Appalachian Music and Dance group collecting money for Sticklands School and the Air Ambulance.

HANK WANGFORD and BRADD BREATH 'No Hall too small' Sat, Feb 19th, 2011


Saturday February 19th 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 8.00pm BAR £7.50 on door

Hank has joined up with his old musical buddy and saddle pal Brad Breath aka Andy Roberts. Together they are back to tour the rural village halls that Hank loves so much. Misery and melody, raw emotion and open ribcages will continue to their trademark whatever form they take.

Reservations Andrew Whittle: 01935 83471 or Evershot Village shop

BOY-LE-MONTI Saturday, Feb 12th, 2011


Saturday Febuary 12th 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 8.00pm BAR Tickets on the door

Boy le Monti are a 5 piece band from North Dorset, England, with a distinctive take on early 1960’s Jamaican Ska & Rocksteady. With their infectious, brass drenched sound suffused with sweet vocal harmonies, the irresistible grooves not only lift the spirits but also your dancing feet.

Playing venues as diverse as Gaz Mayalls St Moritz club Soho, The Hootenanny Brixton, pubs, clubs & parties through to the odd farm, stately home & castle, Boy le Monti have also played festivals including The Larmer Tree, Glastonbury, Party in the Park, The Bristol Festival, Vale Earth Fair, The Festival of Bryan& Earthwise.

Along the way the band have supported The Beat, Skaville UK & The Destroyers. Their well received debut album was released in 2007.


Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss TIN TABERNACLE TOUR Sunday, 16th Nov, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou’s Tin Tabernacle Tour.

Sunday 16th January 2011 EVERSHOT Village Hall
Doors open 7.00pm BAR £5.00 on door
With special guests: Pete Greenwood, Pepe Belmonte.

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss will continue their rich heritage of classic English Folk Music when they visit their favourite village Hall in Evershot as part of their 2011 Tin Tabernacle Tour.

Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou released their eponymous debut album on 15th February 2010 on Loose Music. Their follow-up album is due for release April/May 2011 on Heavenly Recordings.

£5, tickets on door or in advance



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