June 1st Dorset Day – The Feast of St. Wite – The Ropemakers

Featuring music from Dorset Phil and Sinful Maggie plus the Dorset Knob Gobbling competition this is the inaugural celebration of Dorset Day. Solo Scrumpy and Western from Dorset Phil singer-songwriter plays guitar and sings songs about drinking and Dorset. Followed by the mighty Sinful Maggie.

Formed in 2015, SINFUL MAGGIE set out to show people that you could have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk, Gypsy or Celtic Punk. Brothers Charlie and Russ Draper had been writing together for years, but without a band, the songs remained unheard. With the addition of Briony Ireland, a rose between two thorns, and Ollie Beaton, the bloke who holds two sticks, the band was ready to take their fast and furious punk rock on the road. Based in Dorset, the band built their fan base in the Bournemouth punk scene, playing alongside bands like The Mistakes and Self Abuse, but have since shared bills with Maid of Ace, The Real McKenzies, Buzzcocks and Slaves.

The band makes no bones about wearing their influences on their sleeves, often being likened to early Rancid with a bit of The Clash and some Dropkick Murphys to boot, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bring something fresh to the scene.


Sat 1st Jun – 8:30pm