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Folk Diary coverage: events mostly taking place in the southern half of Devon and/or within an approx. 30 mile radius of Totnes as the crow flies, i.e. including Exeter and Plymouth, and covering Tavistock, Okehampton and Sidmouth for example. It is the main reference for compilation of the Harberton Folk email circulars. Map links (streetmap.co.uk): yield a fully zoomable map. I'm increasingly including postcodes in the venue information for those of you who rely on satnavs.
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Southern Devon Folk Diary

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Friday 14 June 2024 8pm - Topette!! 10th Anniversary Tour - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
In January 2014, Barn Stradling invited his Blowzabella bandmate Andy Cutting, East Anglian fiddler James Delarre and two French musical friends, Tania Buisse and Julien Cartonnet to his home in Bristol, to see what would happen. After three days of playing music, eating, drinking and a great deal of laughter, a new band called Topette!! happened... Details www.wegottickets.com/event/603681.

Friday 14 June 2024 8pm - Old Time Sailors - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
A musical show designed to take make the audience feel like they have been taken back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. Our crew is composed of 17 musicians playing fully unplugged to ensure the most authentic experience. The show will be 3 hours with plenty of time for replenishing your glass. Over 30 songs and tunes where the audience will sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, witnessing an astounding show unmatched in this music genre. Everything will take place within our magnificent stage set, designed to give the audience the sensation of being inside a 19th century vessel. Details www.carnglaze.com.

Friday 14 June 2024 7.30pm - Cara Dillon - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)  
Cara Dillon, an extraordinary, multiple award-winning Irish folk singer, and acclaimed musician and producer Sam Lakeman, will captivate listeners once again with their exquisite and enthralling live performance. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

Friday 14 June 2024 9pm - The Bluegrass Beys - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
The Bluegrass Beys are Paul Armer (guitar, vocals), Martin Jump (Mandolin) and Mark Wiggins (Clawhammer Banjo). Expect bluegrass and old time, old and new. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Saturday 15 June 2024 3pm - BarronBrady with Rachel Miller - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
'Making it Home To Nature'. Original songs, written in and drawing on the wild landscape. Singer and musician Roz Brady, accompanied by Si Barron on guitar, and joined by bass flautist Rachel Miller. Barron and Brady are known for their fresh acoustic style and a captivating repertoire which includes traditional English folk alongside original songs. This performance will showcase new songs written by Roz Brady, inspired by the wild beauty and natural history of Dartmoor. There'll be a short film introduction, ‘Musical Garden,’ by Rachel Miller. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 15 June 2024 7.30pm - Lost Songs of Scilly - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Contemporary folk music from the Isles of Scilly. Islander Piers Lewin and close friend John Patrick Elliott (The Little Unsaid) have been setting this beautiful Archipelago of granite and sand to music for many years, drawing on its rich Atlantic maritime tradition whilst exploring the challenges faced by modern island communities across a rapidly changing world. www.lostsongsofscilly.com. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 15 June 2024 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Central Methodist Church, Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA
Details www.thelostsound.co.uk.

Saturday 15 June 2024 7.30pm - Hurdy Gurdy Concert - Ottery St Mary Church, Paternoster Row, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DP
An evening of history and music from medieval times with Marco Cannavò & Steve Tyler, and the Rev'd John Hall. Details here.

Sunday 16 June 2024 7.45pm - Anthony John Clarke - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Undoubtedly one of the most complete entertainers on the folk scene. He is equally at home writing moving, sensitive lyrics as he is with hard-hitting, incisive commentary on political and social issues. Add to this a wicked sense of humour and you can be sure of a fantastic evening’s entertainment of song and laughter.
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Tuesday 18 June 2024 8pm - "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring
Paul Armer (honest, heartfelt songs that mirror and connect with an audience). Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

Tom Kitching & Marit Fält: Where There's Brass
Author and folk fiddler Tom Kitching launches his new book and album with a special storytelling and music concert tour. Documenting six months living in the London waterways community, making the long journey across England from Manchester on a traditional narrowboat built in 1937, 'Where There's Brass' tells the story of the contemporary London waterways; a floating slum at worst, a bohemian, alternative, vibrant community at best. It is a love letter to the waterways, and a rallying cry for what they can be in the future. Stories old and new interwoven with a specially composed suite of music, underpinned by Tom's long term accompanist, the brilliant Nordic mandola player Marit Fält.'
Wednesday 19 June 2024 7.30pm - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.
Thursday 20 June 2024 7.30pm - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Details
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

Thursday 20 June 2024 8pm - The Rigmarollers - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The Rigmarollers are filling bars, halls and dance floors with their joyous, original and vintage music. They jump effortlessly from barrelhouse blues, to ragtime, jazz, swing, gospel and infectious zydeco grooves. Hitch a ride with them through uplifting roots music, all driven along by syncopated sousaphone, blistering blues harp, sizzling string picking, and whiplash washboard rhythms. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

Thursday 20 June 2024 8pm - Chris Bailey - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Expect lots of nylon guitar wizardry and an eclectic mix of original songs, from folk to hip hop, and anything in between.
Free. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 21 June 2024 9pm - The Kit Hillbillies - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Rollicking bluegrass & good-time acoustic roots tunes. Bring your dancing shoes! £5. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 21 June 2024 7.30pm - Hannah Cumming & Jon Dyer - St James Church, Jacobstowe EX20 3RF
Join us for a magical midsummer concert of traditional folk music and vocal harmony from talented musicians. Our headline act is Hannah Cumming and Jon Dyer, experienced folk musicians and performers who also work with Devon's Wren Music. Full of life and enthusiasm, Hannah’s fiddle and voice, and Jon’s double bass and guitar are a duo not to be missed. They will be supported by four-part female vocal harmony group Sister Moon. Space is limited to 70 people. Details https://jcgmidsummerconcert.eventbrite.com. Free parking in Little Ellacroft field opposite the church.

Friday 21 June 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Saint Werburgh's Church, Wembury, Plymouth PL9 0HP
Partners in life and music, dynamic Devon based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Details www.harbottleandjonas.com/2024.

Friday 21 June 2024 - The Haar - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Traditional Irish singer Molly Donnery combined with 3 of the most exciting instrumental talents on the folk & Traditional music scene, Cormac Byrne, bodhran; Adam Summerhayes, fiddle; Murray Grainger accordian. Details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk/page6.html.

Friday 21 June 2024 7.30pm - Toby Hay & Aidan Thorne - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
In 2021, guitarist Toby Hay & bassist Aidan Thorne (Duski) headed to the studio to make an album of new music, the inspiration being the things they missed most due to the restrictions of the pandemic. They focussed on improvisation and the timbre of acoustic instruments in real spaces. “This is the sign of a master musician” Folk Radio. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Friday/Saturday 21/22 June 2024 8pm - Cara Dillon - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)  
Cara Dillon, an extraordinary, multiple award-winning Irish folk singer, and acclaimed musician and producer Sam Lakeman, will captivate listeners once again with their exquisite and enthralling live performance. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

21/23 June 2024 - Teignmouth Folk Festival
A weekend of dance and music in the Triangle and around the town. www.teignmouthfolkfestival.co.uk, www.facebook.com/TeignmouthFolkFestival, email info@teignmouthfolkfestival.co.uk:
• Friday 21 June 7.30pm - Concert with Granny's Attic - St. James Church, St. James Precinct, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BT Tickets £18 adv, £20 door.
• Saturday 22 June 7.30pm - Concert with SykesMartin - St. James Church, St. James Precinct, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BT Tickets £18 adv, £20 door.
• Sunday 23 June 5.30pm - Family Ceilidh with The Wren Music Folk Orchestra of East Devon - The Strand Centre, The Strand, Dawlish, EX7 9PT Tickets £10 adult, £5 U16 (must be accompanied). Food/drink available.
• Over 25 dance sides during the weekend in The Triangle, Teignmouth plus The Estuary Band, Teignmouth Youth Choir, Mother's Ruin, The Back Beach Boyz and Celtic Dawn - donations.

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Katie Grace Harris - Walled Garden, Cookworthy Museum, 108 Fore St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW
With Andy Nice (cello). Doors 6pm. Katie is a multi-tasking singer, piano, dulcimer and accordion player with a fast-growing reputation. Her sound has been described as ‘earthy, spine tingling English Folk’. Songs based on real stories from social history. Part of a collaborative project to record and film Katie's Haul Away Hallsands song. 'A rising start on the contemporary folk scene' Mike Davies folking.com. www.katiegraceharris.com. Tickets £12.50 to include a ploughman's platter: hello@kingsbridgemuseum.org.uk or 01548 853235.

Saturday 22 June 2024 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, Exeter EX6 7RZ (map)
A wonderful smorgasbord of folk music from across Europe. Mike and Steve have played at this delightful little church at Longdown, outside Exeter, twice before. "Superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun" - Maddy Prior. Tickets £12.50 from Mike 01392 811593 or Sue 01392 811816.

Saturday 22 June 2024 7.30pm - Raíces: Rebeca Ortega Flamenco Dance Show from Spain - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Exceptional live authentic flamenco dance and music from Spain. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Tuesday 25 June 2024 7.30pm - Bandoneón: A Musical Journey Through The Heart Of Tango - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
With the Argentine Bandoneón Maestro Orlando Dibelo & Ruth Rozelaar. Tango workshop for musicians' also available on Sunday 23 June 2-5pm. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/619478.

Tuesday 25 June 2024 8pm - "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring James Dixon (heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals and a guitar style described as “red in tooth and claw”). Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

Thursday 27 June 2024 8pm - Billie Maree - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Billie writes and performs deep-feeling folk-esque songs, the quality of their vocal has been likened to Sandy Denny and Judy Tzuke. They are, however, very much their own artist with a strong and infectious sense of spirituality and self.
Free. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

27-30 June 2024 - Song & Ale Festival - Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU (map)
Details here.

Friday 28 June 2024 7.30pm - Kit Hillbillies - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Rollicking bluegrass & good-time acoustic roots tunes. Vigorous.. expressive.. unvarnished! The Kit Hillbillies - rollicking bluegrass & good-time acoustic roots tunes. Vigorous.. expressive.. unvarnished! The band are waiving their fee to support this village hall fundraiser. Join us for a night of dancing and merriment. + Support. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

Saturday 29 June 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Red Shed - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.redshed.co. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 29 June 2024 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - The Spark Studio, 1 Metherell Avenue, Brixham TQ5 9QB
Recent audience feedback called this choir, 'Outstanding' others have said 'We were blown away with your beautiful voices' and ' I was totally entranced'. Come and see why! With songs ranging from raw Pagan sun salutations to contemporary messages that urge us to keep our land pure and sweet and green; this is a celebratory, reflective and stirring set of songs. Using full choir, both male and female ensembles, quartets and mixed ensembles, The Lost Sound bring their amazing voices and love of harmony to deliver their heartfelt 'Country Matters' set. Details www.thelostsound.co.uk.

Saturday 29 June 2024 noon - Baklava  - St John's Church, Melrose Terrace, Lustleigh TQ13 9TA
This experienced duo have a unique combination of instruments and sounds to bring you evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient. Performing together for over ten years, Russell Harris and Julia Thomas have developed a wide repertoire of music from Turkey, Spain, Greece, Morocco and Egypt, as well as the British Isles, with instruments ranging from the oud to bagpipes. The resulting sound from these South Devon musicians is distinctive and compelling. First of a series of lunchtime summer concerts. Free entry and no booking, but donations towards the Church Fabric Fund and Lustleigh Entertainment & Arts Project most welcome. Lunch and other refreshments available at The Primrose Tea Room, The Cleave Inn and Lustleigh Dairy. Further information from Alexa 01647 277498.

Sunday 30 June 2024 7.45pm - Steve Tilston - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Undoubtedly (and justifiably!) one of our most popular guest artistes, Steve is not only a consummate songwriter but an outstanding guitarist (at one time guitarist for Ballet Rambert) and first rate singer. Writer of such gems as “Slipjigs and Reels” and the award winning “The Reckoning”, according to Folk on Tap, “Steve Tilston has a rare and precious gift that transcends mere musical ability.”
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 30 June 2024 7pm -  Alex Hart - The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Described by BBC Radio 2 presenter Mark Radcliffe as “the Stevie Nicks of Folk”, singer/songwriter Alex Hart is not only a talented vocalist, but an accomplished and versatile musician too. In the last couple of years she has worked with Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre's band and Seth Lakeman. Alex will be accompanied for this show by Adam Sweet, a guitar-slidin' force of nature. Details https://theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Unallocated seating and standing.

Monday 1 July 2024 8pm - Bow Movement - Teignmouth Folk Club, The Brass, Hollands Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8SR
Guest night with Bow Movement shanty crew
. Free admission. More details from Martyn Hillstead 07904 037812. Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

Tuesday 2 July 2024 8pm - "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Chris Murphy & Barney Kenny (rip-roaring reels and jigs, Americana songs, Anglo-Celtic melancholy and country-blues influences). Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

Friday 5 July 2024 7.30pm - Baskery - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock trio comprising sisters Greta (banjo, drums, vocals), Stella (double bass, vocals) and Sunniva (guitar, vocals) Bondesson. Spinning outlander folk and angrily countrified stateside traditions through an original emotion storm of turbulent energy and magnificent, Euro-refined artistry Baskery have been expanding minds around the globe with ear-splitting, explosive live performances. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Friday 5 July 2024 7.30pm - Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Through the Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved duo. Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Much like their idols, they became friends at school and could not resist singing together from a tender age.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 6 July 2024 9pm - Frampton & Wilson - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Range of American cajun Irish tango music and songs on guitar mandolin and melodeon. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Sunday 7 July 2024 7.45pm - Crows - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
originally formed in the late 70s and still featuring the sublime vocals of Mick Ryan, other members are Pete Harris (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Dave Bordewey (vocals, fiddle and mandocello) and the inimitable Paul Downes (guitar, banjo, mandocello and vocals). They play a mix of original and traditional music, with imaginative instrumental arrangements and powerful 4-part harmonies.
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Thursday 11 July 2024 8pm - Flynn Cohen & Liz Simmons - Totnes Folk Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
All the way from America, husband and wife duo Flynn Cohen & Liz Simmons from the trio Low Lilly. Both are extremely talented musicians and singers. Flynn studied at Dartington college many years ago under John Renbourn and is re- visiting the area on a trip over the water. Low Lilly has been taken on by the same agency that runs Lunasa and Eeileen Ivers so this band is going places! Not to be missed. Booking advised; email Andy Clarke ndclarke6 [at] gmail [dot] com. £10, £8 for regulars. See www.lowlily.com/videos-music.

Thursday 11 July 2024 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as songwriters par excellence (Froots) whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, the Levellers, Fotheringay, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

Friday 12 July 2024 - The Dilly Boys Folk Band - Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, nr Exmouth EX9 6RJ (map)
Doors 7pm. Gather 'round, folks! Prepare for an enchanting evening as a captivating folk band takes center stage. With a harmonious blend of the banjo, accordion, violin, and guitar, they weave together traditional songs and tunes that'll transport you to a bygone era. Details www.paintitredproductions.co.uk/events.

Friday 12 July 2024 9pm - Cat Rose & Jon Fazal - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Cat & Jon are an emerging singing-songwriting folk-indie duo based in Plymouth. Their songs have been described as ‘combining dreamy, catchy melodies with storytelling lyrics that paint pictures in your mind.’ £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Saturday 13 July 2024 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
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. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Details
www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Saturday 13 July 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas Album Launch - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Don't miss the chance to hear Devon's dynamic duo present their new album 'Wild Goose' live in this beautiful setting. Details www.harbottleandjonas.com/2024.

Saturday 13 July 2024 8pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir- Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
Details www.thelostsound.co.uk.

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - Big Yellow Tambourine Man Band - The Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Meadfoot, Torquay TQ1 2EL
Be transported by faithful renditions of some of the most iconic songs from the two greatest singer-songwriters of modern times, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. The show is the brainchild of Devon-based singer-songwriter Isabelle Nutton and Cape Town guitarist and singer Bob Thomson, conceived after discovering a shared fascination with Mitchell’s and Dylan’s imagery, poetry and artistry. There followed a dive into - and a subsequent obsession with - two parallel worlds of genius: phrasings, tunings and arrangements; dulcimers, Wurlitzers and harmonicas; histories, fantasies and rivalries; to create a show that pays utmost respect to the craft of their musical idols. Details www.toadslittletheatre.co.uk.

Thursday 18 July 2024 7.45pm - Great Sea Choir & Wheelhouse Folk Choir - Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LB
The Great Sea Choir (Plymouth) and Wheelhouse Folk Choir (Tavistock) join forces for an epic summer concert of a cappella folk songs. This will be an evening of songs for the season, directed by Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall (Suthering). The choirs sing unique arrangements written by Julu and Heg. From traditional summer songs to folk songs by contemporary artists like Gnoss, Salt House, The Breath, Eoghan O Ceannabhain, Karine Polwart, Mipso and many more. Each choir will perform songs from their summer repertoire before coming together as a ninety-strong mega choir to perform songs from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Songs of Separation album, specially arranged for choirs. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/618284.

NEW Saturday 20 July 2024 6.30pm – Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band – Broadleigh Farm, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6PU
Following a great success last summer, this is the second ceilidh and hog roast, hosted by Hunts Cider, raising funds for Ukrainian Action, a charity supporting the survival and development of Ukraine. A number of men from Stoke Gabriel have been drivers for Ukrainian Action convoys taking humanitarian aid to Ukraine over the last two years. Ceilidh times 7.30-10pm. Full details, ticketing info etc. see www.bluejewel.info.

NEW Saturday 20 July 2024 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Morwellham Quay, Dukes Drive, Morwellham, Tavistock PL19 8JL
Evening concert. Saturday night camping also bookable. Details www.morwellham-quay.co.uk/mad-dog-mcrea-landing.

NEW Sunday 21 July 2024 2pm - Si Barron - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
A locally based singer/guitarist with a great reputation for his interpretations of songs and a superb guitar technique. For tickets/information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Sunday 21 July 2024 7.45pm - Simply Dylan - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Appeared at the Club to a full house just over a year ago and received the most enthusiastic response ever witnessed at the club - a standing ovation! John O’Connell’s interpretations of Bob Dylan’s songs are imaginative and really bring the lyrics to life - they are not a simple tribute act. Add in fabulous musicianship and vocals from other band members and it is an evening not to be missed. Book early!!
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Tuesday 23 July 2024 8pm - "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Yonder Folk (high energy indie-folk duo playing catchy originals and timeless covers). Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew summer quay concerts in Brixham - 23 & 30 July & 6 & 13 August
Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew are holding their summer quay concerts, this year to help raise funds for Shoalstone Pool. They are being held under the Old Fish Market (next to the Golden Hind) on Brixham Harbour on Tuesday evenings 23 & 30 July & 6 & 13 August starting at 7.30pm. These are free events with donations being taken on the night.

NEW Thursday 25 July 2024 8pm - Martin Harley Trio - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. His sound has never been more down to earth. Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’, Harley has released nine albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Friday 26 July 2024 - The Langan Band - Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
An exciting three piece outfit offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music. They present an extravagant, eclectic package that, though contemporary, has a traditional, acoustic aesthetic, and a remarkably big sound for a three piece. Details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk/events.

NEW Friday 2 August 2024 7pm - Barn Dance with Spincah for Norman - Village Hall, Chapel Hill, Longdown, nr Exeter EX6 7SN
Proceeds in aid of Hospiscare. Details here.

NEW 2-9 August 2024 - 70th Anniversary Sidmouth Folk Festival
It’s the season of glad tidings! Super Early Bird Tickets are now available. See
www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk and join the festival mailing list for regular updates.

NEW Friday 9 August 2024 7.30pm - Rory McLeod - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
An ex-circus clown and fire eater, Rory McLeod 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. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, djembe drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap-dancing shoes accompany the “rich, raw, deep and resonant” voice of this “singular and liberating performer.” Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Saturday 10 August 2024 11.30am - Westcountry Music Festival - Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
A one-day festival of country and Americana, country/folk/rock music! Limited basic camping for one night available to book. www.westcountrymusicfestival.com,
www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 August 2024 7pm - Big Yellow Tambourine Man Band - Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, nr Brixham TQ5 0LD
Set up on the beautiful Italianate garden. Be transported by faithful renditions of some of the most iconic songs from the two greatest singer-songwriters of modern times, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. The show is the brainchild of Devon-based singer-songwriter Isabelle Nutton and Cape Town guitarist and singer Bob Thomson, conceived after discovering a shared fascination with Mitchell’s and Dylan’s imagery, poetry and artistry. There followed a dive into - and a subsequent obsession with - two parallel worlds of genius: phrasings, tunings and arrangements; dulcimers, Wurlitzers and harmonicas; histories, fantasies and rivalries; to create a show that pays utmost respect to the craft of their musical idols. Details www.discoverlupton.com.

NEW Thursday 15 August 2024 8pm - Mark Harrison Band - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Singer-songwriter Mark Harrison combines with Charles Benfield on double bass and percussionist Ben Welburn to create wonderful early acoustic blues with folk influences. Modern lyrics, contagious energy and good humour provide a unique and highly enjoyable experience. Mark is an excellent and expressive vocalist and a tremendous resonator guitar player as well as being a terrific songwriter and entertainer. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW 16-18 August 2024 - Beautiful Days 21st Festival - Escot Park nr Exeter
Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ family music festival organised by DMF Music since its inception in 2003. Proudly independent, Beautiful Days has no sponsorship or funding. In 2023 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with tickets selling out in April for the 17,500 capacity event – the capacity remains the same for 2024. www.beautifuldays.org

NEW Thursday 29 August 2024 8pm - Edwina Hayes - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
One of the finest female singer/songwriters this country has produced in years. Edwina brings together English folk, Americana and the rich Northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 5 September 2024 8pm - Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernhardi - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
"When it comes to knowing about Americana these two are right up there! Country blues, ragtime, vaudeville and even a little old time C&W. Max is a very accomplished guitarist and a strong vocalist, whilst Veronica plays a mean washboard, ukulele and possesses a strong vocal styling. Very uplifting music! So if you get the chance to see this duo in concert, take it!” Mike Vernon. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Saturday 14 September 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With Sawney White Bird. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

Postponed Sunday 15 September 2024 8pm - Chris Wood - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A welcome return from a genre-shaking musician and song-writer. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Sunday 15 September 2024 7.45pm - Charlie Dore Duo - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Yes, she of the 1979 “Pilots of the Airways” chart hit is a multi award-winning songwriter, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail. With a gentle, melodic voice and often witty, subtle lyrics, Charlie is a master of her art and writes “absolute gems of songwriting” (Mike Harding).
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Tuesday 17 September 2024 8pm - Jim Causley - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
An evening with Jim Causley. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Friday 20 September 2024 8pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform an eclectic range of songs and tunes from their vast family repertoire, drawing from the traditional canon as well as selections from a more contemporary songbook. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com.
Also: Thursday 19 September at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

NEW/tba Friday 20 September 2024 8pm - Jez Lowe - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
details tba Tickets (must be reserved in advance): Paid in advance - £??; reserved, pay on door - £??.  Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org,

NEW Saturday 21 September 2024 8pm - The FOS Brothers - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Brought up in Belfast during the height of the troubles, Dave and Sam McCrory's sensibilities derive from hard schooling on the streets and strict Northern Irish parents. The line up is: Sam McCrory - Vocals, Guitar; Dave McCrory - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals; Rom Dobbs - Drums, percussion, samples and loops; Pete Bingham – Bass, Vocals. The band move seamlessly from tear jerking Irish ballads to full on Floydian space rock. The FOS Brothers treat their audience to a shared experience and are equally suited to pin drop silence Arts Centres or packed Festival Marquees.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 22 September 2024 2-5pm - d'Accord Boat Trip - Exmouth
d'Accord French & Breton dance and music. The d'Accord! boat trip from Exmouth returns! Tickets available at d'Accord! and from members of the committee. Contact daccordinexeter@gmail.com.

NEW Friday 27 September 2024 8pm - Old Time Sailors - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
A musical show designed to take make the audience feel like they have been taken back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. Our crew is composed of 17 musicians playing fully unplugged to ensure the most authentic experience. The show will be 3 hours with plenty of time for replenishing your glass. Over 30 songs and tunes where the audience will sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, witnessing an astounding show unmatched in this music genre. Everything will take place within our magnificent stage set, designed to give the audience the sensation of being inside a 19th century vessel. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2024 7.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW/tbc Sunday 29 September 2024 7.45pm - Brooks Williams / Vera Van Heeringen - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 29 September 2024 7.30pm - Suthering - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Folk duo Suthering will showcase their new album set for release on 4 October 2024. Evocative and distinctive, Suthering (Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall) transport audiences with exquisite vocal harmonies and their message of hope during hard times. They bring chemistry and humour to the stage, championing female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk. Details www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Sunday 29 September 2024 - India Electric Company - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
India Electric Company are perhaps best described as “a veritable musical magpie’s nest” (BBC Radio 3) and “A full musical odyssey” (BBC Radio 1). Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Monday 30 September 2024 - Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
From the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall in the north east of England, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening reach out to the wider world, connecting threads of music, landscape and people over almost 2000 years. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2024 - Police Dog Hogan - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
"Since they made their album debut back in 2010, Police Dog Hogan have been building a reputation as one of the country’s finest live bands and folk-country acts," said Folk Radio in 2022. Police Dog Hogan combine guitar, fiddle, banjo, trumpet and accordion with bass and drums to create a driving country-folk sound that has earned them a large live following. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Thursday 10 October 2024 - Afro Celt Sound System - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Afro Celt Sound System are among the pioneers of the contemporary world music scene. Their ground-breaking fusion of African, Gaelic and Bhangra influenced sounds has won the hearts and minds of audiences since the group’s beginnings over 25 years ago. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 11 October 2024 7.30pm - Sherburn.Bartley.Sanders and Phil Beer - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Chris Sherburn (concertina) and Denny Bartly (vocals and guitar) have brought their unique sound to audiences across the globe since 1993. In 2016, they joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle and vocals) blending vocal harmonies and strings to their unique sound. Their soulful songs, exhilarating tunes and quick-witted banter ensures no two concerts are ever the same.
Support: Phil Beer. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Phil is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. His flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW/tba Friday 11 October 2024 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
details tba Tickets (must be reserved in advance): Paid in advance - £??; reserved, pay on door - £??.  Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org,

NEW Saturday 12 October 2024 7.30pm - Peggy Seeger in conversation with Sam Richards - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Saturday 12 October 2024 7.30pm - While & Matthews - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
30th Anniversary Celebratory Tour www.whileandmatthews.com. With special guest Miranda Sykes. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/616268.

NEW Saturday 12 October 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With Philippe Plard + Mark Prescott. A special evening to celebrate our 30th anniversary! www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2024 11am - Taiko Drumming Workshop - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
With option to see performance at 2.45pm.  Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2024 2pm - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
North Devon based fiddle duo with songs and tunes. Some local, some self-penned. To include some material from their project on Edward Capern, the Victorian “Postman Poet” from Bideford area For tickets/information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW/tbc Sunday 13 October 2024 7.4pm - While & Matthews - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
30th Anniversary Celebratory Tour www.whileandmatthews.com For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Friday 18 October 2024 8.30pm - Lindisfarne - Tavistock Wharf (map)
With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanize festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet and singing along. Details www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2024 7.30pm - Gigspanner Big Band - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
A unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’ Beginning life as a trio - with legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards 'Best Duo') and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.
Also: Friday 18 October at Launceston Town Hall - details www.gigspanner.com/live.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2024 8pm - 3 Daft Monkeys - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
3 Daft Monkeys are a dynamic live music sensation, seamlessly blending folk music traditions with an infectious energy that defines them as the ultimate festival band. Details
www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 20 October 2024 8pm - Lady Maisery - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Rowan Rheingans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James make up the uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery who have for well over a decade enraptured audiences throughout the UK and Europe. A welcome return to Topsham Folk Club. Details www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Sunday 20 October 2024 - Jackie Oates & Jon Wilks - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Jackie Oates is known for her exquisite vocals, emotive arrangements and expressive fiddle playing, and is regarded as a contemporary folk treasure and central figure in English traditional music. Lauded as ‘a rather special performer with an authentic and abiding love of traditional song’, Jon Wilks is a prominent fingerpicking guitarist and singer who performs traditional English folk songs and broadside ballads, as well as his own songs. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Sunday 20 October 2024 7.30pm - Steeleye Span - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
The 55th Anniversary Tour - The Green Man Tour. Steeleye changed the face of folk music forever by taking it into the world of gold discs and international tours. New album the Green Man Collection brings together tracks from their recent releases with new versions of three classics (including a reworking of ‘Hard Times’ featuring Status Quo’s Francis Rossi), a cover of Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’ and the title track, a previously lost Bob Johnson song from the 1980s. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 24 October 2024 7.30pm - Budapest Café Orchestra - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
The refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra are back! BCO bring you gypsy and folk-flavoured music in their own fresh and surprising way. From Balkan and Russian traditional pieces to artful distillations of the masterpieces by the great Romantic composers to Gaelic folk anthems their infectious music will get into your veins and stay there forever. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 24 October 2024 - National Baring Gould Centenary concert tour - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Jim Causley, Miranda Sykes and John Palmer. Full description of tour here. Jim has been a long-term admirer of Baring-Gould and includes many of his songs in his popular shows based on songs of Dartmoor. Miranda: “We’re really excited about having found a unique and enjoyable way of bringing all of his work together in a show which we think will engage audiences and leave them fascinated and entertained.” John Palmer: “...We hope that this show will introduce many more people to Sabine and restore some of the credit he deserves”. www.calstockarts.org.

tbc Sunday 27 October 2024 - National Baring Gould Centenary concert tour - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)Jim Causley, Miranda Sykes and John Palmer. Full description of tour here. Jim has been a long-term admirer of Baring-Gould and includes many of his songs in his popular shows based on songs of Dartmoor. Miranda: “We’re really excited about having found a unique and enjoyable way of bringing all of his work together in a show which we think will engage audiences and leave them fascinated and entertained.” John Palmer: “...We hope that this show will introduce many more people to Sabine and restore some of the credit he deserves”. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 1 November 2024 - Peatbog Faeries - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through Dance Music, Jazz, African, and more, they bring the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to the new audiences around the world. Their mainly instrumental music allows the band to develop exciting themes and soundscapes, as well as locking into their trademark hypnotic sound that no-one can resist dancing to! Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW/tbc Friday 1 November 2024 7.30pm - Banter - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals, Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals and dance calling and Mark Jolley on bass, fiddle, guitar and vocals. Four fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 3 November 2024 8pm - Blowzabella - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The iconic Blowzabella return to Topsham after too many decades. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Thursday 7 November 2024 7.30pm - The Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
In 2009 Christian Garrick established the refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired Budapest Café Orchestra. The intention to present a broad range of music from all over the world in the most entertaining and fun way. One of BCO's prime directives is to take the music seriously but not so much themselves. Part of the secret formula of the BCO's show presentation is performing all the music from memory and, combined their trademark wit and charm, audiences leave tingling with warmth and delight.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 9 November 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With Dave Shepherd + Anna Pack. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

Postponed Saturday 9 November 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Details (tba)
www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 13 November 2024 - Steve Knightley - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations with the odd disaster along the way. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music

NEW/tbc Sunday 17 November 2024 7.30pm - Big Yellow Tambourine Man Band - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Be transported by faithful renditions of some of the most iconic songs from the two greatest singer-songwriters of modern times, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. The show is the brainchild of Devon-based singer-songwriter Isabelle Nutton and Cape Town guitarist and singer Bob Thomson, conceived after discovering a shared fascination with Mitchell’s and Dylan’s imagery, poetry and artistry. There followed a dive into - and a subsequent obsession with - two parallel worlds of genius: phrasings, tunings and arrangements; dulcimers, Wurlitzers and harmonicas; histories, fantasies and rivalries; to create a show that pays utmost respect to the craft of their musical idols. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/622081. tickets not currently available at 240528

NEW Tuesday 19 November 2024 7pm - Bellowhead - Plymouth Pavilions
In 2004, Bellowhead burst onto the British folk scene like nothing before or since. Famously conjured up by duo Spiers & Boden whilst sitting in a traffic jam, they roped in friends, and friends of friends until the big band was born. 2024 marks Bellowhead’s 20th Anniversary.
Details www.plymouthpavilions.com. Book early!

NEW Thursday 21 November 2024 7.30pm - Christine Collister - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Touring for the first time in four years, Christine will be performing songs from the “Children of the Sea” project along with a selection of old favourites. To be released in 2024 - Children Of The Sea is a very special project of 9 original songs inspired by Manx Folklore and a magical sense of place.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 1 December 2024 8pm - Eliza Carthy & The Restitution - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Eliza Carthy is one of the one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival and one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Her touring band, The Restitution, is a dynamic force of contemporary folk musicians, featuring Dave Delarre (guitars), Ben Seal (bass), Phil Alexander (piano), and Willy Molleson (drums), and together, they create an exciting and captivating musical experience. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Mon/Tues 2/3 December 2024 - Oysterband - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Oysterband will be going out on a high as they bid “A Long Long Goodbye” to fans and friends with a series of unmissable shows in 2024 before they retire from touring. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music Very few tickets appear to be left

NEW Friday 6 December 2024 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
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. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Details
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 7 December 2024 7.30pm - An evening with Mark Chadwick - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Standing. One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years. Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites. During this time Mark has released two solo albums and his upfront and personal solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing!. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW Thursday 12 December 2024 8pm - St Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Chris Leslie, Chris While, Julie Matthews) Affectionately known as 'The Aggies' and 'The Christmas Band'. The beloved 'St Agnes Fountain' have toured every December since 2001 bar one, and we all know which one that was! Now they are ready to tread the tinsel boards once more this December, bringing Christmas to the nation. Christmas, as they say, starts with St. Agnes Fountain. Presenting carols with a curve. Details
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 12 December 2024 7.30pm - Steve Turner - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Saturday 14 December 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
details tba. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

NEW Tuesday 17 December 2024 8pm - The Unthanks In Winter - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
When December draws near, The Unthanks will release and tour In Winter - an abstract new work that captures the warmth and nostalgia of the festive season, the chill and darkness of the winter months, and the reflective ritualisms of the turn of the year; the end and beginning of the circle of life. In Winter features a new sound palette for The Unthanks, incorporating vibraphone, clarinet and saxophone into the core band that features vocal harmony, piano, violin, double bass, guitars and percussion. Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/the-unthanks-in-winter.

NEW Friday 20 December 2024 - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
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. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 22 & Monday 23 December 2024 8pm - 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. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Details
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2025 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel Story - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Following sold-out performances in London’s West End, a Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story continues to stun audiences across the globe. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the hit show features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 3 April 2025 8pm - The Fureys - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Legends of Irish music and song. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 9 May 2025 7.30pm - Daphne's Flight - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Chris While, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson, Melanie Harrold, Miranda Sykes Featuring 5 of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, the music of Daphne's Flight is a unique and magical blend of their individual styles, but together they create a unique and unparalleled force, empowering audiences of all ages, producing music that is relatable, moving and uplifting and creating a chemistry on stage that is both joyful and contagious. Details
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

John Culf
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