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We have had an amazing rush on tickets for our next gig, the wonderful Irish singer Cara Dillon, accompanied by husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Please note this event has now sold out.

But there are more goodies coming in 2018! Lively Somerset duo The Drystones appear in April 2018, singer-songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas in May and catchy reggae/ska outfit Kioko in June. See below for details.

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About us

Somborne Sessions is a non-profit group based in Kings Somborne, Hampshire and run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We have two simple aims - first, to bring top quality live music to our rural community at affordable prices; and second, to raise money for our village hall development fund (registered charity number 301866).

A note about tickets

Please note that we do not mail out tickets. If you buy online with Paypal or credit card your Paypal receipt is your proof of purchase. Don't worry - all you need to do is turn up and we'll check you in!

See our upcoming attractions below

(click on performer's name or pic to go to their website)

Cara Dillon

Saturday 24th February 2018, doors open 7:30pm

Born in Dungiven in 1975, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world. Possessing a rare and unique voice, Cara is celebrated for entwining traditional and contemporary elements, and has earned both commercial success and astonishing critical acclaim.


Please note: This show is now SOLD OUT

The Drystones

Saturday 7th April 2018, doors open 7:30pm

A truly exciting young folk duo from Somerset, playing a lively mix of original compositions and their own spirited interpretations of traditional tunes. A remarkable live act who really connect with audiences, they were Steve Lamacq's "recommendation of the day" at Glastonbury 2013. For just two people, they make a lot of sound!


Tickets £12.00 (£14.00 on day of performance)

Benjamin Folke Thomas

Saturday 12th May 2018, doors open 7:30pm

London-based, Swedish-born globe-trotting guitar picker Benjamin Folke Thomas is enjoying an ever-expanding fan base. His compelling songs, delivered in a gritty but clear voice, expose his heart and soul in a brilliantly entertaining way, and his impressive finger-style guitar is a memorable feature of his live performances.


Tickets £12.00 (£14.00 on day of performance)


Saturday 9th June 2018, doors open 7:30pm

We aim to end our 7th season with a total blast. A rare standing-only gig, because no one could sit through this! Kioko are a multi-cultural seven-piece band whose sound is "soulful pop music, heavily influenced by reggae and dub". They have played with Tinie Tempah and The Specials, performed at Reading Festival, Glastonbury and Soundwave Croatia, and toured with the Dub Pistols. Not to be missed!

Please note: This is a standing gig

Tickets £12.00 (£14.00 on day of performance)