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The Fringe 2024 Programme

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Mark Harrison Band

Friday 26th July 7.30 pm


Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. Each song is a snapshot of life or has a story to tell, like a 3-minute film or novel.

"Songs this interesting from an artist this good is what makes the world go round."  (Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio)


The Cabaret of Broadway

Sunday 28th July, 7.00 pm


Caroline will tell the story of the songwriters, often from emigre backgrounds, in 1920’s and 1930’s New York, typified by the likes of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.  The story will include their songs, their humour, the lives they led and, no doubt, some of the prejudices they faced. Caroline will be joined by Richard Black on piano.

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Steve Knightley

Monday 29th July, 7.30 pm


Steve Knightley is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and musician, best known as a founding member of the folk/acoustic band “Show of Hands”. He hails from the West Country and is renowned for crafting songs deeply rooted in geographical places, merging historical folk influences with contemporary themes.


“A craftsman at the peak of his powers”

— Tony Hall former BBC Director General


Sherborne Youth Band

Tuesday 30th July, 6.00 pm


The Sherborne Youth Band has always been an integral part of the band’s community work. Led by Jim Bennett and made up of young musicians from the surrounding area, this band will be playing a fun and exciting selection of music from their summer program.


Night at The Silent Movies

Tuesday 30th July, 7.30 pm


After the success of this event in 2023, John Cuthbert is back for more with the full length Buster Keaton film ‘The General’ Enjoy the movie on the big screen, whilst John accompanies from the piano, just as it would have been over a hundred years ago.

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