Who are we?

The Organisers


John Butcher and Kathy Dunn, together with John's wife Roz,  started up Wimborne Acoustic in October 2002.  

An important part of the Wessex Acoustic Team, John's wife, Roz, provides hospitality for our guests when required.

Another founding member of Wessex Acoustic was our sound engineer, Andy Stone.

A talented musician in his own right, Andy was the light touch on the sound system to bring out the best in our artists.

The club changed name to Wessex Acoustic after a move away from Wimborne.

After a few changes of venue  (Wimborne, Broadstone, Corfe Mullen, Poole Quay, Upton, and Pimperne) we are now in Blandford Forum. 

The aim of the club is to bring top class live folk music to the local area.

As from Autumn 2023, Team Wessex Acoustic will include enthusiastic volunteers, Carol and Tony Tompsett

Contact us

Kathy Dunn:  01202 732239 mob. 07590 411 515 email: kd.79@live.com

John Butcher : mob. 07590 209 203 email:  john.w.butcher62@gmail.com

The Masters of Ceremony

We have a number of regular MCs and often introduce new or guest MCs.

Our regulars are John, Kathy and Roz.


The Sound Engineers

Providing sound is Pip Evans, who manages sound for the Drax Arms music nights in Bere Regis.

Our sound system for many years was operated by Andy Stone, and the big news is that Andy is back!!

Andy is returning as occasional sound engineer for future concerts.

 Our big concerts will often be handled by Rob Ellmore who does many festivals and big concerts in the region.

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