Friends of Bridport Museum present Graham Moores‘ “Darkest Dorset”
21st Oct 2009 - 7.00 p.m.
THE TOWN HALL
EAST STREET, BRIDPORT
This October Bridport Museum celebrates its’ most successful season in recent history with a special night of music, magic and martyrs with the “Tolpuddle Man” himself, Graham Moore.
Graham will illustrate the darker sides of Dorset folklore and history with his own songs and true tales of social history.
Recently Graham has been touring festivals in Australia as well as Tolpuddle anniversary events in London and Dorset, so tonight will be a great chance to catch him in an intimate venue.
Born in Weymouth and now living in Portesham, Grahamis an acclaimedsinger and writer of historical, folk musicals. Accompanying himself on guitar or English concertina, he has earned a reputation for quality performance, at festivals and arts venues at home and abroad.
His own songs such as 'Tom Paine's Bones' and 'Tolpuddle Man', have been enthusiastically adopted by the folk community around the world and recorded byseveral leading British folk artistes, including Roy Bailey, Dick Gaughan and most recently The Shee.
For this Bridport Museum concert, Graham willinclude a wide range of subjects from our amazing local history including the Captain Swing Riots, The Tolpuddle Martyr's Oath and thefeared invasion of Napoleon Bonaparte. With village stories of witchcraft and 'overlooking', learned from his own family and with tales of the workhouse, crime and punishment and the Bridport dagger, this will truly be an evening of Darkest Dorset.
£8 Adv. / £10 on the door / £6 for Friends of the Museum
Tickets on sale from Bridport Local History Centre (01308) 458703 or Bridport Music (01308) 425707
More information visit www.bridportmuseum.co.uk