About Us

The Ridgeway Singers and Band were originally formed as part of  the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Dorset’s wonderful Artsreach organisation was heavily involved and continues to support us, for which we owe them grateful thanks. The project has finished, but the group goes from strength to strength.

Group of singers on a stage with conductor in front making and announcement
Ridgeway Symposium, Broadmayne 2016

The initial aim of the singers and band coming together was to revive West Gallery music. We now incorporate other old Dorset songs and music, plus new songs and tunes, written by Tim Laycock and other members of the group.

We are very lucky to be led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries.

Our music is all local to Dorset in some way.

We usually perform several concerts in the run-up to Christmas, and others as and when the opportunities arise, so keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page to see what’s coming. If you are interested in joining us, please realise we do not meet regularly, but only when we need to rehearse for performances, and we often have a waiting list. We can be sent an enquiry via our Contact page.

Logos for the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership scheme, the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Heritage Lottery Fund