Dorset Sounds and Stories

Forest FM’s volunteers have been researching and recording Dorset’s musical and folklore history. You can listen to the results here.

CLICK ON A PICTURE and we will take you back in time.

It’s more than 350 years since the first Sartins arrived in Dorset, as Huguenots fleeing persecution. They settled in Corscombe to work the land and today the family is about as Dorset as it gets. Yet the name of Bonny Sartin is familiar to countless thousands worldwide, as he has spent the best part of fifty years fronting folk heroes, the Yetties.

The Yetties took their name from Yetminster. Their career forms the basis of one of Bonny’s repertoire of talks.

Forest FM went along to Horton to record him one Sunday afternoon.

Bonny Sartin – Part 2


It’s not all about Folk Music ! We chatted to Howard from the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir.


Professor Colin Divall BSc, MSc, PhD, FRHistS  (pictured below)  enjoys an international reputation as a railway historian with a particular expertise in heritage and museums.

The author or editor of six books, Colin brings his extensive knowledge of global railways to Dorset and Forest FM



Forest FM’s John Jenkins pays tribute to soldiers from Dorset.


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