We enjoy performing and we have some very interesting performance venues! 

'Caprice of Fancy,'

Music by Masters of the Classical Era series

Summer 2024 dates soon to be announced

Free entry, Donations welcomed, refreshments provided.

Violinist, Emma-Marie Kabanova and Guitarist, Colin Thompson perform music by Masters of the Classical Era, exploring the life and times that created legendary Violinist and Guitarist, Nicolo Paganini.

cartoon of two men playing stringed instruments

Thursday Market Day lunchtime music series

Blandford Parish Church, 1.30pm

Pay what you can afford, all welcome.

Music while you Lunch.

Take a breather from Market Day and enjoy Live performance with your butties.

2024 Summer term dates for this ever popular series to be announced shortly.



Folk who Walk

Subject to weather conditions, £10, under 18s free.

Doggies on leads welcome !

Following our hugely successful Summer stroles, join Dorset-born folk singer Alastair Simpson for a countryside walk accompanied by traditional folk songs from the county and further afield.

Many folk songs belong in the outdoors, especially when they tell stories of the people who live and work there. Alastair is becoming known for his unaccompanied singing of traditional and modern folk songs, and is a lover of the Dorset countryside and nature which inhabits it. These walks will take in some beautiful scenery, bringing an opportunity to learn something of countryside ways, as well as meeting with the past to hear these old songs.

SPRING 2024 dates

Soon we will be announcing our Spring walks, we look forward to fresh Dorset air Snowdrops and new shoots . . . .

We are offering these walks free of charge to anyone who is referred through Social Prescription.

Please express an interest by email or phone

Man singing in forest

'Birds and Beasts'

Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson

SPRING 2024 19th April 7.30pm

Venue: The Dorset Rural Music School

Pay what you can afford, all welcome.

As part of our Music and Local Heritage series, Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson perform Dorset folk songs, poetry and stories from Dorset for a Springtime gathering.
Not to be missed, book early for this very special celebration of our Dorset Folk heritage.
Please book via the school email as seats are limited.

Calm scene of lake with trees and dappled sunlight

Share a Tune !

Come along and share your latest tune with family and friends.

February 3rd
March 2nd

All Share a Tunes at 10am in the Recital Room.

This is the perfect opportunity to play a new piece, however long or short, whether you are a Beginner or a Professional, these are always happy times to make new friends and reconnect with each other.

Welcome to all Share a Tuners for 2024!

Venue: The Dorset Rural Music School

Tell your teacher if you would like to play, or simply come along on the day to hear your friends.
Tea, juice and cookies 🙂


We are so excited for the year ahead ......

check our What's On calendar regularly to keep up with events and opportunities .....