The members of Arish Mel play:
Melodeons, Fiddle, Guitar, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Recorders, Djembe, Cabassa, Tambourine, Lemon!
work with several excellent local Dorset Callers
We provide our own PA system
All the band members have been playing for
English Traditional Dance for many years.
We are all dancers as well which shows in our music!
Arish Mel is a beautiful bay nestling in a gap in the Chalk cliffs between Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay
Famous for centuries as a navigational landmark used by sailors to avoid the dangerous Kimmeridge Ledges
It is nowadays in the heart of the Lulworth Tank Ranges
It just happened to be the nearest bit of Dorsets Jurassic Coast to our first ever Arish Mel Gig!
Bookings in 2017
Friday 10th February Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE caller Graham Taylor interval songs from Ian May
Saturday 18th February Poole Yacht Club caller: Teresa Rabbetts
Saturday 11th March Birthday Party caller: Teresa
Saturday 18th March Bourne River Ceilidh - Broadstone Memorial Hall, Tudor Rd, Broadstone BH18 8AW caller Michael Catovsky
Friday 24th March - Piddle Valley Barn Dance Piddle
Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL
caller: Teresa Rabbetts
Friday 14th April Kimmeridge Keilidh in the New Hall at The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge BH20 5PE caller Sue Perigo interval spot from Robin Plowman
Saturday 3rd June Bridport Ceilidh caller: Simon Maplesden
Saturday 18th August Birthday Party caller: Teresa Rabbetts
Sunday 17th September Smedmore House Open Day Kimmeridge BH20 5PE music from 12.00 to 2.00 entry to house & gardens: £5
Friday 29th September Durweston Charity Barn Dance - Durweston Village Hall DT11 0QA caller: Teresa Rabbetts 7.30pm
Saturday 28th October Swanage Twinning Association Barn Dance Harmans Cross Village Hall BH19 3EB caller: Teresa Rabbetts tickets in advance only from 01929 422785 includes food 7.30 to 11pm
Friday 24th November - Piddle Valley Barn Dance Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QL caller:Teresa Rabbetts 7.30pm
Friday 2nd February 2018 Shillingstone Barn Dance Club 7.30pm Portman Hall, Blandford Rd. Shillingstone DT11 0SF Caller: Teresa Rabbetts
Saturday 17th March 2018 Poole Yacht Club