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NEW Friday 19 July 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.
Please note that there is no Mulberry House Singing in August. Next dates are 20 and 29 September.

Fri/Sat 19/20 July 2019 - Chagstock Festival - Whiddon Down, nr Chagford
www.chagstock.info.

Saturday 20 July 2019 8pm - James Hickman & Dan Cassidy - Alice Cross Centre, St. James Precinct, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth TQ14 9BT (map)
This virtuoso duo create a unique sound that flows from the connection between British and American folk, bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. James Hickman's emotive vocals, driving guitar and lively English wit are complemented by Dan Cassidy's virtuosic fiddling, bone-dry irony and American drawl. Dan Cassidy (brother of the late Eva Cassidy) grew up in Maryland, but is now based in Iceland. James Hickman grew up in Shropshire on a diet of folk and bluegrass, and now tours internationally with Uiscedwr. Previous winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, expect a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey from these rising stars. www.hickmanandcassidy.co.uk. Tickets £10. Information and reservations from Hugh on 01626 775517 or email hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com.

Saturday 20 July 2019 8pm - The Leylines - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
5-piece West-Country collective (vocals/guitar; violin; electric fuitar; bass; drums) established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with original lyrics centered around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit. www.carnglaze.com.

Sunday 21 July 2019  - The Ruggle Regatta - Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
Free event. Line-up: Back Beach Boyz from Teignmouth, followed by Wild Goose, Skylark, Widecombe Singers, Raven’s Return and then Banned from the Moor. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

Sunday 21 July 2019 7.45pm - Reg Meuross - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
The 2019 "Soloist of the Year" award at Folking.com further confirms Reg's status as an outstanding singer/songwriter, who produces deeply meaningful, highly moving songs and accompanies them on guitar with captivating melodies. Protest songs, love songs, historical story songs and social comment are all part of his extensive repertoire. £10. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.
The Club is closed for the whole of the month of August.

Sunday 21 July 2019 8pm - Free feature spot: Paul Downes & Warwick Downes - Topsham Folk Club, Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR (map)
Topsham folk club singers’ night includes an hour with Paul Downes and Warwick Downes ahead of their appearance at this year’s Whitby Folk Week. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Thursday 25 July 2019 8pm - Hat Fitz & Cara - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background, and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once. www.hatfitzandcara.com. Full details, tickets etc. www.calstockhall.com.

Thursday 25 July 2019 - Tipitina - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Another return visit to the Mill from this wonderful trio. Their music is a life-enhancing blend of swing, boogie woogie, jive and blues in the New Orleans tradition. Championed by BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones, the band had us dancing in the aisles on previous visits. “Vocalist Debbie Jones is as sultry as a night downtown, Justin Randall’s piano boogies like there’s no tomorrow... Glorious”(The Mail). www.bigbearmusic.com/tipitina. www.ottertonmill.com.

Friday 26 July 2019 8pm - Gallery Bar Special: The Countrymen - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The Countrymen return with their unique brand of Cornish folk-rock harmony. Since their last appearance with us, they’ve played the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Week with The Wurzels, Looe Saves the Day, as well as appearances on BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Spotlight. Plus there’s a new CD in the can. This event is part of Calstock Heritage Weekend, so this is the time to visit the village if you like steamboats, folk music, Morris dancing, sea shanties and drinking and lazing on the quay, hopefully in the sun! Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Full details www.calstockarts.org. Doors 7pm.

Saturday 27 July 2019 8pm - Pirates of St Piran - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
A night of swashbuckling shanty singing and rebel rousing. Tickets £8 adv from Calstock Post Office, Lime Kiln Gallery or online from www.ents24.com, Calstock Post Office and The Lime Kiln Gallery; £10 door.

Saturday 27 July 2019 7.30pm - Spooky Men's Chorale - Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF (map)
The manchoir emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 15 years ago and, armed with no more than their impressively cavernous vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats, have been gleefully wooing audiences throughout Australia, NZ and the UK ever since. Brandishing a shiny brand new CD Welcome to The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK in 2019, ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers and immaculate man anthems. Acclaimed a capella choir Glorious Chorus will be supporting. Details, tickets £22+/£18+ etc. https://spookymen.com/event/2-3/.

27 July-24 August 2019 - Dartington International Summer School & Festival
Folk during week 2, 3-10 August. Courses: T
hree Hundred Years: Music from Northumberland and the Borders (Alistair Anderson) - Creative Writing: Poetry of Place (Katrina Porteous with Alexis Bennett) - Folk Choir (Harbottle & Jonas) - Playing for Dancing (Alistair Anderson) - Folk Collective (Emily Portman, Alexis Bennett, Harbottle & Jonas) - Folk Surgery (Alexis Bennett) - Creative Conversations (James Runcie). Full details www.dartington.org/whats-on/programme/summer-school. Concert/ceilidh information tba

Sunday 28 July 2019 7.30pm - Acoustic Strawbs - Tavistock Wharf (map)
The classic line-up, David Cousins, Dave Lambert play an unplugged set. From acoustic to electric and back again is a journey the Strawbs make with consummate musical ease. The band’s leading light Dave Cousins began his creative career by serving his apprenticeship in the reflective, accomplished world of British traditional folk. Back when they were known as The Strawberry Hill Boys, they enjoyed the eternal distinction of having the legendary vocalist Sandy Denny in the line-up. Decades on, the Strawbs are among the best purveyors of this musical heritage around today.
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW 2-4 August 2019 - Laufest - Wembury
A homegrown 3-day multi-genre music festival bursting with heart and soul, in aid of the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel. Along with the  handpicked selection of incredible acts on the main stage, this year LauFest also has the honour of playing host to the highly coveted ‘BBC Introducing Stage‘ which will showcase an eclectic line up of the South West’s most exciting new talent all weekend. One of the headline acts is Wildwood Kin. Full details www.laufest.com.

UPDATED 2-9 August 2019 - Sidmouth Folk Festival
The full programme is available to download now! Sidmouth Folk Festival goes back to its roots in 2019 and reclaims its title for its 65th edition.
www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk.

Saturday 3 August 2019 - Barn Dance with Red Shed - West Town Farm, Ide nr Exeter EX2 9TG
Fireside storytelling; creativity; music; food 6-8pm; dancing 8-11pm. Ticket price includes food. Adv £10 adult; £5 child via https://fixr.co/event/679108883 or email info@organicarts.org.uk, 01392 811080.; on gate £12 adult; £6 child. Bar. All proceeds to organicARTS the educational charity based at West Town Farm.

3-7 August 2019 - Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - Salcombe Regis
Coincides with (but independent of) the long-established Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Sessions celebrate the very best in emerging acts, breaking artists and under-the-radar musicians - not just locally but from across the whole UK. The Fringe has been supported by BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall) over recent years who host the shows. Plus occasional international touring artists. A fantastic mini festival of live music. An eclectic mix of many genres - and has included folk/roots, bluegrass, stomp, blues, acoustic, jazzfusion, world and indie rock/pop - plus everything in-between. Full details www.sidmouthfringe.co.uk.

Friday 9 August 2019 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St John The Baptist Church, Walkhampton Road, Horrabridge PL20 7RF
Multi-award-winning folk duo who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ (released in April 2018) was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. Tickets £12.50. Full details www.ninebarrow.co.uk/horrabridge.

NEW 9-11 August 2019 - Dartmoor Folk Festival - South Zeal
Artists include: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (Friday night); Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar; Sara Grey & Kieron Means; Moirai; The Jellyman's Daughter; Kirkophany (Saturday night ceilidh, with John Kirkpatrick and family and JK calling); Luke Daniels (Sunday); The Postman Poet Show (Liz Shakespeare, Nick Wyke, Becki Driscoll); The Stowes (Sunday); The Dartmoor Pixie Band (Friday night & Sunday night); Ramsley Minors (Sunday); Crazy Goat (Sunday). Full details www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.

16-18 August 2019 - Beautiful Days Festival - Escot Park near Exeter
Line-up includes: Levellers, The Stranglers, Steeleye Span, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Ferocious Dog, Cara Dillon, Tom Robinson, Fisherman’s Friends, Karine Polwart, Grace Petriem Sound of the Sirens. www.beautifuldays.org.

Wednesday 21 August 2019 2-4pm - Causley & Coldfield - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Jim Causley and actor Charlie Coldfield for a gentle trip down memory lane. Featuring songs you will know and love interspersed with short readings and poems. Tickets £5, to include refreshments. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

22-26 August 2019 - Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge
5 evening concerts: Steve Knightley; Wizz Jones at 80 Celebration + Midnight Skyracer; The Unthanks and Krelys; Flats and Sharps + Mick Ryan’s ‘Here at the Fair’ folk opera; Noble Jacks + Granny’s Attic. Plus local and regional musicians, workshops etc. www.cornwallfolkfestival.com. Early bird tickets now on sale.

Friday 23 August 2019 7.30pm - Land of the Giants - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Returning to play in Kingskerswell with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm after a jam-packed show that saw people dancing in the aisles and leaving the church with giant grins on their faces! A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, heavy toe-tapping basslines and Andy Quick’s sensuous, soaring vocals. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Thursday 29 August 2019 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A return visit from Best Duo winners in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, with their recent album “Tomorrow Will Follow Today”. Kathryn and Sean are widely recognised as two of the folk scene’s most accomplished musicians. Musical collaborators with the likes of Seth Lakeman (Sean’s younger brother), Cara Dillon, the Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, this husband and wife duo deliver an intimacy and strength of passion in their music. Kathryn’s sublime voice and effortless delivery, combined with Sean’s gifted guitar playing and masterly arrangements make for a captivating live performance. www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Sunday 1 September 2019 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavifest, Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD
Mad Dog performing (midday?) at this all day music festival for South West talent, to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action. More details see www.facebook.com/events/585214385177337 and www.maddogmcrea.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 1 September 2019 7.45pm - Greg Russell - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Winner of the Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, Greg has gone on to carve himself a fine solo career, as well as in partnership with Ciaran Algar. He has a fine voice, accompanies himself on guitar and bouzouki and sings both original and traditional songs. One of the many plaudits called him "a singer par excellence, with few to rival him in any genre". £10. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Friday 6 September 2019 7.30pm - Super Cumbia y la Liga de la Alegría - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
A show of music and theatre with a lot of humour, that takes the audience to a constant interaction. Latin folklore instruments and rhythms in a very simple mix with reggae, ragamufi and rap rhythms. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 7 September 2019 - Duncan Chisholm - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
With Megan Henderson, Innes Watson and Calum Stewart. Duncan Chisholm on fiddle effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. Having been described as ‘one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional highland music.’ his fiddle playing takes you on an emotional journey through the beautiful landscape which inspires him. His lastest album Sandwood contributed to Duncan winning Composer of the Year 2018 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the album itself was awarded Album of the Year 2018. Full details, tickets etc. www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Saturday 7 September 2019 7.30pm - Steve Pledger - House concert, Exeter
Steve's musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include – in no particular order – Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. As well as performing his own highly regarded solo shows, Steve has also had many opportunities of late to work with and open for artists such as Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Martyn Joseph, Luke Jackson, Willy Porter and others, and particularly with award-winning, rising folk star, Ange Hardy. Twigg's 50th gig: a house concert for Steve, opening our doors to Twigg's Digs. www.stevepledger.co.uk." Tickets £10. Doors 7pm. Reserve by contacting Simon Twigg: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk, 07508 169049.

NEW Rescheduled from Thursday 9 May
Sunday 8 September 2019 - Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
(map)
Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019. Joined by her band, Jim Murray acoustic guitar, Jack Maher electric guitar, vocals and Sean Regan, fiddle, percussion and beatbox, Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth. Recorded at Real Worlds Studios and produced by Robert Plant producer, Justin Adams, Sacred Earth features many tracks with African influences and indeed African musicians as collaborators and guests. Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on this tour. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 12 September 2019 7.30pm - Martin Simpson - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Folk at the Flavel welcomes back a true Flavel favourite, one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson. Martin will be featuring new tracks from an album being recorded for release over the summer. The sell-out audiences at Martin’s previous visits to the Flavel have seen that whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material he is a guitarist of immense subtlety. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the 16 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer. There is no doubt that, after 45 years as a professional musician, Martin is better than ever. Book at www.theflavel.org.uk or call 01803 839530.

NEW Friday 13 September 2019 8pm - India Electric Co. - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3. Their 2015 debut album release was followed by a world tour with Midge Ure, with whom they’ve worked extensively. With live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo are now embarking on their own headline tour. “Exceptional talents.” Songlines Magazine. “Fresh and gobsmacking!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music. “Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo” BBC Radio 2. Full details, samples etc.  www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 13 September 2019 8pm - Miranda Sykes - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Many will know Miranda as the bass player and singer with Show Of Hands but she is an amazing performer in her own right. Accompanied by double bass and acoustic guitar she is a brilliant songwriter with a beautiful soulful voice. Her career spans 20 years and has seen her perform with many artists, including Robb Johnson, Firebrand, Phil Beer Band, Rex Preston, Martyn Joseph, Reg Meuross, and Chris Hoban, tonight's special guest support:, a fantastic songwriter, much acclaimed by Steve Knightley, who has performed and recorded many of his songs with Show Of Hands. This concert is part of Miranda's tour to support her latest solo album, Behind The Wall. www.mirandasykes.com. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance £12; advanced notice without pre-payment £14 (paid on door). Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983. www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub. www.exeterfolkclub.org.

NEW Friday 13 September 2019 7.30pm - Gordon Giltrap - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Recently awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to Music and Charity. Over five decades, legendary British guitarist Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. “...I think Gordon Giltrap is one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world…His concerts and playing are breathtaking. He’s also very witty...” Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple); “One of an elite few who truly have become legendary in their field, in their own lifetime.” Brian May (Queen). With special guest Carrie Martin. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Friday 13 September 2019 - Afro Celt Sound System - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing.
This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputation for their breath-taking live shows along the way. Features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi alongside a host of other world-class musicians from the collective. ‘A delirious mix of primal intensity, spiritual beauty and explosive rhythms” FROOTS. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 20 September 2019 7.30pm - Claude Bourbon - Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Main Road, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3JY
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years.

NEW Saturday 14 September 2019 7.30pm - Awalé: The Soul of Senegal - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 21 September 2019 11am-11pm - Crabstock - Kingsbridge - A New Mini Folk Fest
Full details, line-up, programme, ticketing etc. now on
www.crab-stock.co.uk. Music all day at the Crabshell Inn on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary. The Big Tent will give hourly concerts from 12-6pm with guests Dandy Jim, Cool Beanz, Silvington, Old Gaffers, Orchard Family and Harbottle & Jonas. Simultaneously there will a continuous succession of fine musicians showcasing “on the deck”, while upstairs a variety of “sessions” will run all day. All this culminates at 8pm with a Ceilidh. Cost only £10 for access to all the events! A not-for-profit day, but monies left over will be donated equally to The Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline and support for local traditional music events. www.shamstrad.co.uk

NEW Sunday 22 September 2019 8pm - Midnight Skyracer - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since its inception less than two years ago. The all-star lineup and exciting live performances have sent the band racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin, Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing, Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves, Laura Carrivick’s flair - being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro - and her twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies. Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 27 September 2019 - Rory McLeod - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. www.rorymcleod.com. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/463486.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 7.30pm - Clive Carroll - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill. Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues! Box office 01404 384050. Full details, samples, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Pigs Might Fly - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Rosie Baines. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Rescheduled from Thursday 14 March
Saturday 28 September 2019
8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Son of the legendary Roy Harper, with 10 albums behind him Nick is a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. Nick can coax the most glorious of sounds from the humblest of guitars. He has been called at various times 'the acoustic Hendrix', the 'English Jeff Buckley' and 'the new Jeff Beck' but he is definitely his own man and according to the Times "has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place." Come on out for an unforgettable evening! Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2019 7.30pm - 2nd Folk Plus in Concert - venue tba
details tba

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray: Sound Mind Sessions - All Saints Church, 8 Church St, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8LU
Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray. R2 magazine has described Matthew Falloon's songwriting as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful", while Uncut compares his music to Jackson Browne and Paul Simon. Mischa Bray is the virtuoso violinist, guitarist and mandolin player, talented songwriter, in-demand arranger and electric performer. Supporting are two fantastic and unique acts strongly championed by BBC Introducing, Matthew Gordon-Price and Jamie Yost. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/473453.

NEW Sunday 6 October 2019 8pm - Leveret - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. www.leveretband.com. £14 adv/£16 door. Tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Thursday 10 October 2019 8pm - Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Rescheduled from Friday 1 February
Saturday 12 October 2018 7.30pm - Wren Music: Gothic Dartmoor - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
(map)
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced performer and a fabulous flautist and Hannah Cumming: Fiddle player and singer, plus a specially formed Gothic Dartmoor Choir. Tickets £12. Box Office 01392 277189/665885.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre. www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 - Al Stewart - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing+Balcony.
The highly awaited return of the legendary singer/songwriter performing all the classic material and rarities backed by ace Chicago outfit The Empty Pockets. Al was born in 1945 in Glasgow. He started his musical career playing guitar in various bands but after hearing Bob Dylan, decided his path should be that of a lyricist. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm - Autumn Céilidh with The Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Dance into the longer nights with caller Anne Gill ; Steve Gill (melodeons); Sophis Colkin (fiddle); Nick Scott (Uillean pipes/Bodhran), Andy Clarke (guitar/bouzouki) - all welcome: Reel Ale bar and nibbles available. Tickets £8 on door or from artworks (Station Road). FFI contact Eileen on 01364 73699 or email eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com or visit www.southbrentfolk.org.uk. One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area.

NEW Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Willy Porter - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades. This gig marks the fifth anniversary of Twigg's Gigs and Simon says "I'm so pleased it will be in the company of Willy Porter as part of his UK tour. Tickets going fast. Pre-booking essential." Tickets £14. www.wegottickets.com/event/474679.
www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham.

NEW Thursday 24 October 2019 - The Eskies - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing.
Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses‘ on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging artists from Ireland. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 26 October 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Spinach for Norman - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Pam Hayes. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Sunday 27 October 2019 7.30pm - Marry Waterson & Emily Barker - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
What happens when two critically acclaimed folk and roots artists collaborate on songwriting for the first time and then employ the eclectic production skills of Adem and the multi-instrumentalist skills of Lukas Drinkwater to record a full album of original songs? After a fortuitous meeting on a songwriting retreat at the invitation of Kathryn Williams, the pair reconvened to continue their writing partnership, creating a set of songs on new album A Window to Other Ways that are a fly-on-the-wall observation of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Monday 28 October 2019 - Grace Petrie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Protest singer Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, delivered with the warmth and wit which have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Wednesday 30 October 2019 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
First night of the autumn ' Now We Are Four' tour. Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 31 October 2019 8pm - Andy Fairweather Low - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Not folk, but a rare visit to the SW by the former lead singer in Amen Corner, now following a solo path. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.
Also at: Plough Arts, Gt. Torrington on Friday 22 November.

NEW Sunday 3 November 2019 - Paul Simon's Graceland - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. Performed by
The London African Gospel Choir which has received extremely positive testimony from not only the public but also internationally renowned artists including Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and Paul Simon himself. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Sunday 3 November 2019 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated.
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, featuring a full live band and stunning vocal harmonies. This spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of the much loved Simon and Garfunkel. www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Saturday 9 November 2019 8pm - The Sounds of Simon - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
A tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, to the enduring success of his solo career. Come on a journey as the full band take you through the early Simon and Garfunkel albums, through the massive success of Bridge Over Troubled Water and on to the Grammy award winning success of Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. With video clips, stories, and memories from the last 50+ years, this is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians. This is the UK’s longest running tribute to Paul Simon. Come and see why! www.soundsofsimon.co.uk. www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Saturday 9 November 2019 - Joseph Parsons - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With special guest Adam Sweet. Full details to follow. www.josephparsons.com

NEW 9/10 November 2019 - West Gallery Music Association, Singing/Instrumental Workshops - Sidmouth
Both day workshops and residential places are open to non members. Saturday: Local psalms, hymns and short anthems (optional afternoon workshop: 19th century glees/dance & militia band tunes); Sunday: Local carols. Full details www.wgma.org.uk/Sidholme%20A4%20flyer.pdf.

NEW Wednesday 13 November 2019 8pm - Oysterband & June Tabor - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
'Fire and Fleet' Tour. One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, June Tabor & Oysterband, resumes this autumn for a major tour. With separate distinguished careers to pursue, their appearances together are necessarily rare, so this is a must-see opportunity to catch them live. The majesty and control of June’s voice combine with the passion of John Jones’ singing and the dynamic drive of Oysterband to illuminate dark traditional ballads and contemporary classics alike - witness their moving duet version of Joy Division’s 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', widely regarded as the best-ever reinterpretation of that much-covered track. Songs from their seminal 1990 album 'Freedom & Rain' and their multi-award-winning 2011 follow-up 'Ragged Kingdom' will of course be featured, plus exciting new material. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 14 November 2019 8pm - Martyn Joseph - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
A completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. www.martynjoseph.net. www.wegottickets.com/event/473785. Hot drinks and cake at the Twigg’s Gigs café. BYO alcohol. Profits from the café will be donated to Martyn’s Let Yourself Trust.

NEW Friday 15 November 2019 8pm - Elkie Brooks - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 7.45pm - Acoustic Strawbs - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs. Box office 01404 384050. Full details, samples, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Monday 18 November 2019 7pm - Julie Felix - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
We are absolutely delighted that Julie is returning to The Brook again this year - it's becoming an annual event now! Julie is an absolute folk legend who has hosted her own TV show and appeared at venues around the world. She's performed with a huge list of the great and the good of the music world and has a host of stories to share. An Evening With Julie Felix costs £20 each and includes a two course meal prior to the performance. (Trip to the zoo not included!!). www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events.
www.brookinnplympton.co.uk. Tel. 01752 297604 for further details.

NEW Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Moya Brennan - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Voice of Clannad.
Following successful tours in the last two years, Moya Brennan, with her band, returns to the UK in Autumn 2019, bringing the distinctive wild Atlantic atmosphere of Northwest Ireland to her unique voice and sound. Moya draws audiences into her world of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony; a journey where spells of rousing Irish tunes give way to moments of exquisite, fragile stillness. With Clannad and in her solo shows, Moya has delivered pioneering Celtic harmonies and music rooted in her Irish heritage and inspired by the powerful elements of ocean, mountains and endless skies that surrounded her growing up in her native Donegal. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 21 November 2019 - Wildwood Kin - Lemon Grove, Exeter University, St German's Road, Exeter EX4 6TG (map)
Standing. Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 29 November 2019 7.30pm - The Hut People - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental due The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the best loved and entertaining acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect fee-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Saturday 30 November 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Flash Co - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Pete Langley. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Thursday 5 December 2019 8pm - St. Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
The band's 18th Christmas tour. Since their first recording of the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, founder member David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and BBC Folk Awards Best Duo 2009, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. They have now released twelve treasured albums; eight studio albums and two live CDs as well as a couple of ‘Best Of’ albums, but it is, without question their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Last 2 nights of the autumn ' Now We Are Four' tour. Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Monday 9 December 2019 8pm - Steeleye Span - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
50th Anniversary Tour. Steeleye Span are marking this incredible milestone with a new album and a tour that will celebrate a band that are as creative and vital now as ever. Led by the iconic Maddy Prior, the seven-piece line-up will draw on the group’s incredible history to provide a night of favourites and surprises from down the decades. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Wednesday 18 December 2019 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Standing. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard! Doors 7.30pm. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Thursday 19 December 2019 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Standing.
Well, it wouldn't be Christmas without them! Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Support tba. Box office 01404 384050. Full details, samples, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sat/Sun 21/22 December 2019 8.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated+Standing.
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Friday 27 December 2019 - Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh with Buttoned Up - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
details tba Chill out and enjoy the music after the Christmas festivities or dance your (new) socks off. One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area. See: www.southbrentfolk.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 5 January 2020 - Lympstone Village Concert with Exmouth Shanty Men - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY (map)
details tba A welcome return to North Exmouth (as Lympstone is known to some), to put on one of our every popular Tall Ships and Tall Tales concerts. More details nearer the date.

NEW Saturday 25 January 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Sarah Bazeley. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
details tbc Music etc. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Tickets £?? adv from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862, £?? door. www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham.

NEW Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys, renowned for numerous hit songs including ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘From Clare to here’ have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Home Brew - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Simon Maplesden. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 28 March 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Chris Toyne's Big Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Sarah Clough. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 25 April 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Mischief and Mayhem - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Gill Spence. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! "Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 30 May 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Stick the Fiddle - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Jeremy Child. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 27 June 2020 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Amber Fire - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Chris Jewell. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

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