A toe-tapping tribute to French music will be touring Dorset this March.
The musicians FiFi La Mer and Oliver Wilby are returning for a rural touring circuit which seeks to give insight into a hundred years of French music.
The show features the dulcet tones of chanteuse Fifi on accordion, and the talents of Oliver on clarinet, members of the saxophone family and accordion.
Together the pair will take audiences on a journey through 100 years of French music, from Offenbach and Gainsbourg to Michel Legrand and Edith Piaf, sharing tales of the mystery, romance, and heartache that we so often associate with Paris, alongside a repertoire of musical gems.
Fifi la Mer was born in Paris and, when not touring with this show, performs with her band ‘Oh la la!’, who have played to sell-out venues including The Elgar room at the Royal Albert Hall and the flower hall at Covent Garden Royal Opera House.
Jazz musician Oliver Wilby regularly tours with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Ray Gelato Giants amongst others.
The duo will be touring near to Dorchester on Saturday, March 11, 3pm at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall (07786 880676).
Other performances include Cranborne Memorial Hall (07770 227095) at 7.30pm on Friday March 10, and another on Sunday, March 12 at Powerstock Hut (01308 485730), near Bridport, at 7.30pm.
French-themed costume and fancy dress is strongly encouraged for these performances, with a prize from FiFi for the best dressed in each venue.
Tickets are £10, under 18s are £5 and a family ticket is £25.
Further information and tickets are available online at artsreach.co.uk/event/fifi-la-mer.