Who are we?

The Organisers


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

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. 

The aims of the club are to bring top class live folk music to the local area at minimum cost. We are a not-for-profit club.

In Spring 2019 we started introducing Kitty Thorp into the team. Kitty will be compere on occasions, or doing the raffle, or on the desk taking money. She will provide a welcome injection of youth and energy and we welcome her input to decision making. Please make Kitty welcome.

An important part of the Wessex Acoustic Team, John's wife, Ros, provides accommodation and refreshments for our guests when required.

Contact us

Kathy Dunn:  01202 732239 mob. 07590 411 515 email: kathy.dunn(at)btopenworld.com

John Butcher : mob. 07590 209 203 email:  john.w.butcher62(at)gmail.com

Kitty Thorp : mob 07585 456174  email : kittythorp(at)hotmail.com


The Masters of Ceremony

We have a number of regular MCs and often introduce new or guest MCs. Our regulars are the organisers, John and Kathy, plus Roz and Kitty


The Sound Engineers

Our sound system for many years was operated by Andy Stone.

We are grateful for his dedication to the job for so long.

 Peter Wilson will be taking on the main job from September 2021, back in Blandford Legion Club.


Back up sound is being managed by Alan and Chris Symons and we are very grateful for them stepping into the breach so ably.


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