The Journal brings you music news and reviews in association with Thom Belk of Intrepid Red,

‘Prince of Fiddlers’ plays

Salisbury Journal:

10:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IRISH fiddler Frankie Gavin is returning to Salisbury with his band De Dannan on Sunday.

X Factor winner to star in musical

Salisbury Journal:

10:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SINGER songwriter Alexandra Burke will star in the leading role of Rachel Marron in the UK tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical The Bodyguard when it begins its UK tour at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre in February.

Review: John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, City Hall Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CITY Hall Salisbury delivered a thoroughly entertaining night of music and comedy as John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett performed a laugh-a-minute set on Sunday night.

A capella ensemble sings for charity

Salisbury Journal:

10:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SARUM Six, Salisbury’s newest and coolest a capella ensemble, delivered a brilliant concert to a packed Medieval Hall in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close in aid of Salisbury Trust for the Homeless. The programme of 16th and 17th century madrigals was interspersed with music by Debussy and arrangements of the Beatles’ songs.

Seven day singing celebration launches on Monday

Salisbury Journal:

10:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE official launch of Celebrate Voice will take place Monday, with opera singers performing Die Fledermaus at the Medieval Hall in the cathedral close.

Concert to remember famous children’s tale

Salisbury Journal:

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE wonderful tales of Winnie the Pooh and Friends have enthralled generations of children and adults all over the world.

It’s only rock’n’roll...But we loved it

Salisbury Journal:

10:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE was a moment in mid-1962 when the musical culture of Britain and the western world changed forever.

Cancer survivor choirs perform

10:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Sing for Life Choirs from Totton and Salisbury are joining together to provide a magical evening of singing with plenty of fun for everyone whilst supporting Wessex Cancer Trust (WCT) on Saturday. Both choirs have members who have had cancer or had family members affected by it.

Vibrant production with all the magic of a Victorian Christmas card

Salisbury Journal:

12:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE story of Coppelia was created in Paris and first performed at the opera on May 25, 1870.

Vote for Salisbury’s best

Salisbury Journal:

12:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NOMINATIONS for this year’s Salisbury Music Awards have been announced and voting is under way.

Sarah Collins looks ahead to a birthday celebration concert

Salisbury Journal:

12:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A RELAXED evening of music celebrating the 50th birthday of Wiltshire-based composer Sarah Collins will be at Salisbury Arts Centre this Sunday.

Rising star to play at lunch

Salisbury Journal:

12:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SALISBURY Arts Centre is hosting a special Live Lunch session with its former outreach and engagement manager Beck Goldsmith at noon on Saturday.

Grandfather of British blues brings his band

Salisbury Journal:

11:58am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE grandfather of British blues John Mayall is coming to the City Hall on Thursday, October 23 bringing with him his legendary band the Bluesbreakers and the Journal had a chance to catch up with him ahead of his performance.

Sinfonia opens new season

Salisbury Journal:

11:59am Thursday 16th October 2014

SALISBURY Sinfonia will perform the first concert of their exciting new season on Saturday.

Never mind the soundcheck...

Salisbury Journal:

11:54am Thursday 16th October 2014

BUZZCOCKS Salisbury City Hall

The ‘Original Rude Boy’ comes to town

Salisbury Journal: Neville Staple

11:52am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE ‘original rude boy’ is coming to Salisbury.

Her majestic vocal range impressed a packed City Hall

Salisbury Journal:

4:35pm Wednesday 8th October 2014


Young Brando and Spiderpig among those to wow at Rosefest

Salisbury Journal:

10:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

HUNDREDS turned out to support Saturday's fundraising gig Rosefest 2.

Top producer opens new recording studio

Salisbury Journal:

10:12am Thursday 25th September 2014

THREE-time Grammy award-winning producer Mark “Spike” Stent, who has worked with artistes like Madonna, U2, Muse and Oasis, opened the new music recording studio at Wiltshire College Salisbury.

The Drifters to perform in Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

10:14am Thursday 25th September 2014

AMERICAN soul band The Drifters are bringing their Optimum Tour to Salisbury City Hall on October 3. Described as their most spectacular show to date, the tour will feature the group’s current line-up Michael Williams, Ryan King, Damion Charles and Daniel Bowen-Smith.

Inclusive campfire punk rock

Salisbury Journal:

10:45am Thursday 18th September 2014


The voices behind the musical greats

Salisbury Journal:

10:35am Thursday 18th September 2014

SALISBURY Arts Centre will display the 2014 Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Sound of the sixties

Salisbury Journal:

10:21am Thursday 18th September 2014

FEW, if any, bands from the sixties and early seventies have demonstrated the levels of musical resilience shown by The Manfreds.

Queen Extravaganza and kings of cricket

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SALISBURY City Hall will be rocking on Saturday to Queen Extravaganza, the tribute act put together by Roger Taylor the band’s original drummer.

Rosefest to raise funds

Salisbury Journal:

10:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

ROSEFEST returns to The Chapel nightclub this Saturday as a diverse line-up raises money for Salisbury-based charity the Rose Gale Trust, writes Thom Belk.

Kiwi joins the Consort

Salisbury Journal:

10:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW director has joined The Sarum Consort as it launches its 2014-15 season.

Bryan Adams and more at the BIC

Salisbury Journal:

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROCK legend Bryan Adams returns to the Bournemouth International Centre’s Windsor Hall this Saturday with his Bare Bones Acoustic Show.

Folk rock and you don’t stop

Salisbury Journal:

11:07am Thursday 11th September 2014

FOLK favourites Mad Dog Mcrea will be making their way to Salisbury City Hall on September 26 at 8pm as they perform their uplifting mix of folk, pop, rock and bluegrass music. Expect lots of dancing, raised hands and the odd mandolin or two.

Next jazz generation visits

Salisbury Journal:

11:02am Thursday 11th September 2014

YOUNG musicians will be performing classics from The Great American Songbook at Salisbury Playhouse when the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) visits on Wednesday, October 8.

Orchestral auditions

Salisbury Journal:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AUDITIONS for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain will be taking place in Blandford on October 4.

Gyspy strummer set to stun the Arts Centre

Salisbury Journal:

10:45am Thursday 11th September 2014

WORLD famous guitarist Lulo Reinhardt is to perform at Salisbury Arts Centre with his Latin Swing Project on September 19.

For those about to Baroque

Salisbury Journal:

10:44am Thursday 11th September 2014

SALISBURY Baroque will be bringing the sounds of Vivaldi to St Thomas’s Church this September.

Spectacular psychedelia

Salisbury Journal:

9:48am Thursday 4th September 2014

ONCE again the End of the Road Festival was a joy for all lovers of alternative music.

End of the Road in pictures

Salisbury Journal:

10:20am Thursday 4th September 2014

LAST weekend saw the End of the Road festival grace the fields of the Larmer Tree Gardens with an eclectic blend of alternative musical treats.

Bringing in the big names

Salisbury Journal:

10:12am Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW dawn is on the horizon at City Hall Salisbury as the venue begins to launch its own progamme of music events.

You’ll be rocked through the ages

Salisbury Journal:

10:08am Thursday 4th September 2014

AFTER a three-year run in London’s West End, audiences can rock out to Rock of Ages The Musical at Southampton’s Mayflower next week.

Drew gave it all up for the music

Salisbury Journal:

10:14am Thursday 4th September 2014

JOIN young singer-songwriter Drew Allen as he makes his debut at Salisbury Arts Centre this Sunday for a free Live lunchtime session from 12-2pm.

Ingenious reworking of a classic

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014


1,000 voices come to Stourhead

10:05am Thursday 4th September 2014

SINGERS and choirs will be coming together at Stourhead’s annual Festival of the Voice every Sunday in September.

What a weekend for music lovers

Salisbury Journal:

11:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

BANK Holiday weekend was a veritable feast for Salisbury’s music lovers and musicians alike, writes John Palmer.

Music with a message

Salisbury Journal:

11:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

A SPECIAL weekend of holistic and musical treats will take place this week as Rest Festival once again gets under way in Rockbourne, writes Thom Belk.

The kids are going to love Frank’s gig

Salisbury Journal:

11:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER a string of festival appearances over the summer, Frank Turner will be heading to Salisbury as part of a month-long tour.

Charity gigs galore

Salisbury Journal: The Intercepteurs.

10:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

SALISBURY Rugby Club will host an all-day gig to raise money for the Joseph Landon Foundation on Sunday.

Hear hits from the past

Salisbury Journal:

10:28am Thursday 21st August 2014

NOSTALGIA, live entertainment and some great tunes will be on offer at Bournemouth Pavilion from next week.

Time to roll a Prince Fatty

Salisbury Journal:

10:47am Thursday 21st August 2014

REGGAE fans can enjoy the sounds of Prince Fatty at the end of September.

Doin’ what comes natur’lly

Salisbury Journal:

10:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

BROADWAY is visiting Bournemouth Pavilion until Saturday with Annie Get Your Gun.

Trust hosts shows

Salisbury Journal:

10:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

THREE concerts themed around Mozart are being held in September in aid of the Cherubim Music Trust.

Gaudeamus Chorale cancer charity concert

Salisbury Journal:

10:24am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Gaudeamus Chorale conducted by Graham Wili performed Faure’s Requiem at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Ooh! Arr! It's The Wurzels

Salisbury Journal:

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

West Country legends rock excitable audience.

Purbeck Folk Festival tickets now on sale

Salisbury Journal:

11:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

ONE of the joys of a music festival is stumbling upon great artists.



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