The Surfin’ Birds album launch with The Hawkmen + Amy Brown @ Corn Exchange, Dorchester 19th January,

We’re excited to announce that Dorset’s finest The Surfin’ Birds will be launching their new album ‘All My Dreams’ on the Fuelled By Cider label in January 2018. The album is the result of a huge amount of creativity, vision and hard work from the band and cements their reputation as a band who push the boundaries and live and breathe music.

There will be an official launch gig on Friday 19th January at Dorchester Corn Exchange in conjunction with Dorchester Arts and it promises to be a big, big night. As well as the band themselves playing material from their new album, there will be high-end support from Bristol’s rapidly-rising rockabilly / soul outfit The Hawkmen and acclaimed local talent Amy Brown.

The band have also promised special guest appearances, poetry from their friend and collaborator James Askew and maybe some other surprises. This will not be an average night out in town!

Tickets are £11 / £9 concessions and on sale now from the Corn Exchange box office, online or in person:

Many of you will have enjoyed and appreciated The Surfin’ Birds at events such as The Cursus Cider & Music Festival, Outcider Festival and BroadCider over the last few summers, and we hope to see a big turnout to celebrate a local live music success.

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Skimmity Hitchers + King Tut’s Revenge, Ilminster Football Club, 10th November

The Skimmity Hitchers are coming to Ilminster for the first time!

Expect lots of songs about Cider, the West Country and badgers.

Support from local ska-punk legends King Tut’s Revenge

Tickets on sale now from

£8 adv online and from Ilminster Texaco / Spar, Horton Post Office and Ilminster Football Club

£10 on the door


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Mad Dog Mcrea + Palooka 5 at The Lawns, Taunton on Friday 29th September

The hugely popular Mad Dog Mcrea make a welcome return to Taunton on September 29th as part of their UK tour, bringing their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music to The Lawns Social Club.

From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog have been captivating major venues and festivals across the land for as long as we can remember.

Support comes from Taunton’s very own psychedelic surf groovers Palooka 5

Doors 7.30pm

First band on at 8.00pm

Advance tickets at £15 are available in person from The Lawns Social Club with no booking fee. Please note the club is closed Mondays and Friday mornings.

Tickets are also available at Bath Place Music in Taunton.

Or book online at:

(75p booking fee applies)

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The Eskies + Black Water County at The Winchester Arms, Taunton 8th October

Dublin’s brilliant ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ fellas The Eskies bring their high-energy, infectious live show to Taunton as part of a UK tour.

Support from south coast folk-punk youngsters, and Fuelled By Cider favourites, Black Water County.

7.30pm Doors

£10 advance from The Winchester Arms or

£12 on the door

18+ venue so please bring ID

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The Eskies + Black Water County at Crofters Rights, Bristol 14th October

Much lauded Dublin ‘gentleman’s gypsy folk’ act The Eskies follow up a brilliant summer with a UK tour including a much anticipated Bristol show at The Crofters Rights.

Support comes from upcoming south coast folk punkers (and Fuelled By Cider favourites) Black Water County.

Online tickets from

Also online and in person from Bristol Ticket Shop:

A superb double bill of high energy, infectious live music to reawaken that summer festival feeling…

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Maid Of Ace + Sinful Maggie + Space Tourettes @ The Winch, Taunton 27th April

April 27th sees another great young band come to Taunton as part of a UK tour as MAID of ACE hit town, leaving a trail of sticky dancefloors, happy faces and discarded cider cans.

This kick-ass, all-girl, all-sister punk band are an awesome live act and have quickly gained a big following all across Europe. We’re excited to be part of their plans this spring so please get your tickets and give them a big West Country welcome.

Support comes from young, upcoming Bournemouth punk / rock ‘n’ roll outfit Sinful Maggie who will be hyped up and ready to win you over.

And cos we know you want to make a night of it, local leftfield punk/bluescore/funk outfit SPACE TOURETTES are going to give you something to get there early for.

Please note that IDestroy are not now playing, as previously advertised.

Advance tickets £8 from The Winch, Blackcat Records and G.C.Music And Collectables, or online at

£10 on the door

Doors 7.30pm, first band at 8pm

18+ venue so please bring ID

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