Back to the 1780s with WÖR in village halls across South West England in February!

Belgian instrumentalists WÖR are heading to the UK very soon for a series of dates with Rural Touring schemes Artsreach and Take Art in the South West.

With their finely textured arrangements, WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their innovative arrangements and superb musicianship shine an inventive spotlight on these long forgotten tunes. Playing saxophone, fiddle, accordion, guitar and bagpipes, these five young Belgian musicians will rock your socks off and stir your soul.

The band are delighted to be invited back to this area, having made many friends during their village halls tour in 2019. As well as concert there is also the chance for instrumentalists to learn something of their tunes in a workshop as Winterborne Stickland on Saturday 8 February.

Wör’s album is brilliant. It’s very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way. Sam Sweeney

Full venue and booking details at

Wed 5th Feb: Studland Village Hall, Swanage, Dorset

Thu 6 Feb: Norton Sub Hamdon Village Hall, Somerset

Fri 7th Feb: The Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford, Dorset

Plus instrumental workshop with WÖR in Winterborne Stickland on Saturday 8 February at 11am.

Sat 8th Feb: Cranborne Cecil Memorial Hall, Wimborne, Dorset

Sun 9 Feb: Curry Mallet and Beercrocombe Village Hall, Curry Mallet, Somerset

27 Feb: George Nympton Village Hall South Molton, Devon

Fri 28 Feb: Dulverton Town Hall, Somerset

Sat 29 Feb: Bruton Club, Bruton, Somerset

Additional support for this tour is provided by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the United Kingdom

Watch live: Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper (France)