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Tuesday 13 November 2018 8pm - Shanty Workshop with the Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Shanty workshop led by the Exmouth Shanty Men. Lead a song, join in and ask us about joining our crew. www.exmouthshantymen.com.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Afro Celt Sound System - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. Their acclaimed live performances are energetic and captivating and innovatively combine folk traditions of different cultures to breath-taking effect. They won Best Group in the 2017 Songlines Music Awards. Simon Emmerson is joined by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’Faly Kouyaté and Dhol drummer Johnny Kalsi. Their live show features contributions from a host of other outstanding musicians including Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly and bodhrán player and percussionist Robbie Harris. They will also be joined by special guests Peter Tickell on fiddle, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon Richmond on keyboards and Lottie Cullen on pipes and whistle. www.atgtickets.com/shows/an-evening-with-afro-celt-sound-system/princess-theatre-torquay.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 7.30pm – ‘Tales and Songs of the Dart’ – Stoke Gabriel Church, Church Walk, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6SD
Join John Risdon, renowned local historian, and Cosgrave & Banks, superb folk duo, for a magical tour of the extraordinary history and beauty of the Dart estuary, through tales, images, and music. John Risdon’s love of our local history, and ability to convey it in fascinating and vivid tales, is legendary. The tales are accompanied with his beautiful images of local scenes and historical paintings. Steve Banks of duo Cosgrave & Banks (www.cosgraveandbanks.com) lives in Stoke Gabriel, on the Dart, and wrote or arranged the songs and tunes for the CD 'Dart Songs'. The amazing tales you will hear, in prose and in song, include: the Battle of Blackpool Sands (1402); Madre de Dios – Portuguese galleon captured and brought to Dartmouth in 1592 with £1million of treasure aboard; Memory Tree – US troops preparing for the D-Day landings in 1942. £8.50 on door, includes wine in interval. All proceeds to Totnes Drop-In Centre, helping the homeless and needy in Totnes and surrounding areas.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 7.30pm - Daoiri Farrell - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track. ‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ Dónal Lunny; ‘I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers Club in Dublin when he was a young lad….always a treat to hear him sing.’ Christy Moore. A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Thursday 15 November 2018 7.30pm - Buckfastleigh Unearthed - Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
What are the the stories and characters that make Buckfastleigh such a unique place? Playwright Lucy Bell, Actors Charlie Coldfield and Kirsty Cox, visual artist Peter Magerum and folk musician Jim Causley have joined forces to weave together stories of Buckfastleigh’s history into a fascinating evening of original song, enthralling drama, interactive art, reminiscent sound and archives footage and images. Doors 7pm.  Please book your tickets in advance: £8 adult, £4 U18; details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/unearth-buckfastleigh-unearthed.

Thursday 15 November 2018 7pm - The Churchfitters ~ Folk Unlimited - Nicholls Hall, Lydford, Okehampton EX20 4BH
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a motor bike petrol tank. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax! Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’. Details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Thursday 15 November 2018 7.30pm - Kit Holmes with Alan Greenwood - Coronation Hall, Mary Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9QA
A fun entertaining evening to get your music taste buds tingling! Kit’s trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. The Observer described her music as "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake", and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows. Recent gigs include: Paul McCartney’s LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.
More details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Kit Holmes with Alan Greenwood - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB (map)
A fun entertaining evening to get your music taste buds tingling! Kit’s trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with the guitar hero, John Etheridge. The Observer described her music as "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake", and both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows. Recent gigs include: Paul McCartney’s LIPA; the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC; a performance for Bill Bryson and Andy Kershaw and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. Licensed bar. Tickets £10 adult / £5 child / £25 family available from Steph on 01364 631288 or www.ticketsource.co.uk.

Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Gigspanner - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write “Gigspanner are making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer” 5*****. Described as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU
The Friends on Brixham Library are delighted to welcome back Cosgrave & Banks for our annual concert. They first performed in 2016 and there has been an overwhelming demand for their return. They have been described as ‘one of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures’ whose music takes you ‘on a sumptuous journey far and wide across the UK and Europe’. Their last concert was a magical evening and we are looking forward to the same superb quality of music delights. Doors 7pm. Members £10; non-members £12, available in advance from Brixham Library, tel: 01803 853870; ticket includes a free drink.

Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Reg Meuross + Harbottle & Jonas - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
The Whitehouse Sessions presents Reg Meuross, described as a "brilliant singer-songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience" by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show. With special guests Harbottle & Jonas, a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. Full details www.regmeuross.com.

Friday 16 November 2018 7pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Exmouth
RNLI Fundraiser. An annual fund raiser for ESM's chosen charity, the RNLI, being hosted by the Point Bar and Grill on the Marina in Exmouth. ESM singing frequently between 7 and 9pm - so why drop in and join in the fun while supporting a very worthy cause.

Friday 16 November 2018 9pm - The Man and The Lake - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Wild, poetic, uproarious and anthemic. The Man and The Lake is an Adriatic folk-rock band based in Bristol, UK. The band's eclectic sound is inspired by Italian, Romani and Balkan music and blended with American and British folk-rock. They bring fiery rhythms, dark notes and stories from far away. Their shows have been described as "a dance-off at a funeral", with diverse influences that will drive you ecstatically into a ritual Venetian dance. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 16 November 2018 8pm - Cam Penner & Jon Wood - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Producing music of truly epic proportions from not much more than a lap slide guitar, a ukulele, guitar and bass drum, Cam Penner's perambulations from his log cabin in British Columbia with his sidekick Jon Wood, are always eagerly awaited. A bearded bear of a man, Cam's formidable presence belies his ability to vocalize his acoustic lullabies in a way that’ll tug your gnarly heart strings, making breathtaking falsetto leaps as Jon Wood takes flight laying down ethereal washes of lap slide sound behind Cam’s Guitar and Ukulele. Tickets £12 from the Bridge 01392 873862 or www.seetickets.com.

Saturday 17 November 2019 - Folk & Acoustic Tune & Song Session - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Eat, drink, play, sing or listen with Banned from the Moor ceilidh band, Back Beach Boyz shanty crew from Teignmouth, and friends. An evening event - the music will start when the performers have finished their dinner. They anticipate ordering and eating as they arrive from 6.30pm onwards. Feel free to book and join the meal; call 01364 621720.

Saturday 17 November 2018 9pm - "Duelling Concertinas": Geoff Lakeman & Jody Kruskal - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
The B-Bar, is hosting an international squeeze-box "play-off" between two masters of the concertina. Expect musical fireworks at this one-off double-header gig featuring probably the USA's best concertina player Jody Kruskal who is touring the UK from his home in New York and our very own Geoff Lakeman, stalwart of the west-country folk scene as well as patriarch to Lakeman folk dynasty. The venue could not be better - it's less than 100 yards from the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail! Both musicians are supreme entertainers who play a wide range of foot-tapping and sing-a-long material.And this is no long-face, serious concert. They promise gut-busting humour and plenty of audience participation. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 17 November 2018 - Autumn Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Doors and bar 7.15pm. Music 8-11pm with a short interval. ‘Reel Ale’ bar throughout. Tickets £10 adult, £5 U16, from Blackawton Community Shop, The George Inn 01803 712 159 or villagehall@blackawtoncommunity.com; also available on the door if space permits, tickets are limited to 100 so door availability can’t be guaranteed.

Saturday 17 November 2018 8pm - Kitty Macfarlane - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Kitty has a superb voice and excellent musicianship and songwriting skills. Her new album has received rave reviews and I doubt we will be able to afford her again! "Macfarlane’s vocal style is easy, tuneful and “in the tradition”, as the saying goes, but what sets her work apart is her affinity with the natural world and some startlingly poetic lyrics... most songs here receive a light touch from producers Sam Kelly and Jacob Stoney: a looping keyboard, a touch of mandolin, the ambience of lapping waves or birdsong. Delightful" The Observer. www.kittymacfarlane.com. Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 17 November 2018 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
A unique concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 17 November 2018 8.30pm - House Concert: Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman - Hatch Court, Churchstow
Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites. Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy. Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability and reservations. No bar so BYO.

Sunday 18 November 2018 7.30pm - The Churchfitters ~ Folk Unlimited - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a motor bike petrol tank. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax! Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’. Details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Sunday 18 November 2018 7.45pm - Jody Kruskal - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Jody Kruskal presents an eclectic mix of American old-time and blues songs and music, singing to his fabulous accompaniments on his anglo concertina. Hailing from New York City, he loves to perform in the UK where his concerts offer a warm and engaging solo presentation of traditional and popular American songs of yesteryear. From witty and humorous ditties to songs that explore the depths of the human condition, with plenty of opportunity to join in the chorus. Add to all this the antics of Henry, his dancing puppet, and you have an evening’s entertainment to remember. “Brilliant concertina player” – Vin Garbutt. www.jodykruskal.com.  Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 18 November 2018 7.30pm - Urban Folk Quartet - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are Urban Folk Quartet. The award-winning UFQ have ignited international audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music since 2009. This is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from Celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. “Seriously exceptional musicians” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel); “Up there with the best of them – amazing musicians.” – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. www.theufq.com. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Sunday 18 November 2018 7-9pm - LOSt COYOTES - Church House Inn, Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SF
Devon-based band LOSt COYOTES play songs about the American south, traditional celtic tunes from Ireland and Scotland, cajun songs from Louisiana, and a sprinkling of songs from Latin America. With acoustic instruments - fiddle, cittern, accordion, and percussion and the odd howl - this is atmospheric music to evoke a mood, or lively music to get up and dance. Free entry. Info: 07557 002622. Sunday night is pizza night at the Church House Inn. www.lostcoyotes.co.uk/home-page

Monday 19 November 2018 7.30pm - Artizan Acoustic Night / Open Mic / Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
With Daria Kulesh, singer/songwriter and so much more, as guest performer from 9pm. Daria will be joined by Marina Osman. Refreshments available, both alcoholic and soft drinks. Doors open 7pm, open mic 7.30pm to 9pm. Curated by Robert Spence, 01803 613647.

Tuesday 20 November 2018 8pm - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer - Bradninch Folk Club, Castle Hotel, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN
A duo with a strong reputation for delivering great performances. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self-penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition be it ballad or dance. The resultant mix is a sound that is both familiar and fresh. The duo is well known for their instrumental skills, Jonny mainly plays guitars (and other stringed things) and accordion and Vicki the Swedish nyckelharpa. Between them they have an impressive range of other instruments including various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, cow horn and some instruments too big to go gigging with. For more information call 01392 881105. www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk/?fref=ts.

Thursday 22 November 2018 7.30pm - Maggie Duffy - Cantina Kitchen, Young's Park Road, Goodrington, Paignton TQ4 6BU
An intimate evening with Maggie presenting a mixture of her own songs plus some of the most lovely and seldom heard songs from many artistes and eras, such as Diamonds & Rust, Boy with the Moon & Star, Love Minus Zero. Free entry, Cantina Kitchen is a café/restaurant/bar, 01803 525377.

Thursday 22 November 2018 7.30pm - Valerie Belsey with Jim Causley: Green Lanes in Devon - Whimple Victory Hall, Church Road, Whimple EX5 2TS
The History of Green Lanes in East Devon with author Valerie Belsey accompanied by folk musician Jim Causley. Doors 7pm. Tickets via contact on www.whimple.org.

Thursday 22 November 2018 8pm - Free Concert: Simon Barron + Acorn Shakers - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
Simon Barron has been singing and playing English traditional songs nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now solo . Simon is a self-taught guitarist and keeps the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s the songs that matter. Simon confesses to be a folk fanatic and says “folk is exciting, moving and relevant music, hallowed by time - the only kind of music that never gets old. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.” Mike Harding said “...Simon’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs". Samples www.sibarron.eu. Acorn Shakers (Andrew, Emily, Nick and Claire) draw on their long-term musical experiences to play, sing and dance an exciting and varied repertoire from American Old Time’s golden era: the 1920s and ‘30s - from mountain ballads to string band songs, reels, rags and waltzes - and anything in between! Between them they play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, dulcimer, banjo bass, ukulele and washboard. They also throw in vocal harmonies and percussive feet! Samples www.facebook.com/acornshakers. No need to book; please be seated by 8pm. We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room. www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Thursday 22 November 2018 7.30pm - The Newgrass Cutters - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Pete Brown, son of Rock'n'Roll veteran Joe, has formed a new and wonderfully talented Bluegrass band, featuring the superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown. These are the incredible Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso Richard Collins, Mike Nichols on bass, legendary drummer and singer Phil Capaldi, plus Pete Brown on guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Collectively they’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business including George Harrison, Deep Purple, Dave Gilmour and Steve Winwood. They wow the audiences with their stunning new arrangements of rock and pop classics, brilliant interpretations, and acclaimed vocal and instrumental performances they call ‘NewGrass’. £14. Book at www.theflavel.org.uk or call 01803 839530.

Friday 23 November 2018 8pm - Eliza Acty - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of music - Americana, folk, old-time, contemporary and original, spanning a century of sound. Tonight Eliza sings and plays guitar alongside her father Peter Acty, an accomplished American-style clawhammer and frailing banjo player, and he's also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. For videos go to www.elizaacty.com. £8. Licensed bar. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm.

Friday 23 November 2018 8pm - Rosie Hood and Lucy Huzzard - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having learnt folk songs from an early age, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. June 2017 saw Rosie release her first solo album, a collection of old and new folk songs, described by The Guardian as “a classy arrival”. Melodeon player Lucy Huzzard is perhaps best-known for her clog dancing in the Demon Barbers' Lock In show and her work with Third Beat Dance Collective. Lucy studied on Newcastle University's Folk Degree. Email bookings@liveandacoustic.co.uk or call 01837 840775 for tickets £8. www.churchhouseconcerts.co.uk.

Cancelled Friday 23 November 2018 - Silvington and Friends - Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth
Featuring Ben Campbell, Anton Horwich, Keith Fennell and Claire Fielding.
Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music. www.silvington.org. Tickets £10 from 01548 810806, email johnfconnor@aol.com, or via Folk on the Moor. In aid of Navy Wings, Fleet Air Arm charity.

Friday 23 November 2018 8pm - Sheelanagig - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Delivering intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style, the band who formed in early 2005 had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Friday 23 November 2018 7.30pm - Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album includes the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader. Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 24 November 2018 8pm - Worry Dolls - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
“Worry Dolls combine a great sensibility of American Country music with their own English folk influences to create a warm and infectious sound” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. “London duo Worry Dolls lit up the main stage with their harmony driven indie-pop in their most prestigious performance to date” – Rob Bridge (Folk Radio UK), Cambridge Folk Festival. “Worry Dolls are going places” – The Bluegrass Situation. Special guest: Jake Morrell. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 24 November 7.30 pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - St Emmanuel Church, 1 Compton Ave, Plymouth PL3 5BZ
The Choir start a short winter tour entitled 'Stormy Weather' fresh from supporting Show of Hands in Plymouth at the Theatre Royal. 'As the rain descends and the stormy winds are howlin' - come take shelter in the warmth of our songs, our luxuriant harmonies and the rousing rhythms that mark the passage of time.' This show is raising funds for the local Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. Online ticketing via www.thelostsound.co.uk or email info@thelostsound.co.uk.

Saturday 24 November 2018 7.30pm - Simon Mayor & Hilary James - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
“A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour.” The Guardian. And on BBC Radio 4 they were described as “Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso” and “one of Britain’s finest voices”. More at www.mayorandjames.com.Tickets £13 or £10 or £6 – you choose, from www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonlive or email info@ashburtonlive.co.uk to reserve.

Sunday 25 November 2018 4pm - Simon Mayor & Hilary James - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Family Concert – very child-friendly. This is a specially written family show featuring sensational songs, strange and wonderful instruments and much hilarity. These two musicians have presented programmes for BBC Radios 2 & 4 and BBC Schools Music programmes for six years. See www.musicalmysterytour.co.uk for more. Tickets £10 or £6 – you choose, from www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonlive or email info@ashburtonlive.co.uk to reserve.

Sunday 25 November 2018 - Ian Bruce - Caroline's Kitchen, Churston Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL (map)
Question: what can you buy for £10 these days? A couple of coffees, a few snacks?? For that same £10 we are offering not one singer in concert but four!!! Superb Scottish singer Ian Bruce with Maggie Duffy & Bob Thomson as 1st half support and for 2nd half support the brilliant singer/songwriter Stuart Taylor. Maggie discovered Stuart at a gig in Newton Abbot and describes Stuart's style as a hint of Bob Dylan, but with the energy of Bruce Springsteen! His songs are incredibly powerful and his guitar playing is stunning. Stuart is also from Scotland. This will be a night of much musical diversity with songs from all eras and genres, with some amusing stories thrown in for good measure. We have much planned for 2019 but will have a suggestion box set up on the 25th so you can pop some of your own requests in that too. Doors 7pm. For numbers purposes please book your tickets a.s.a.p., from Maggie on 01803 855961 / 07770 806083, or email scotcraft@msn.com, or online www.wegottickets.com/event/455228. Free parking; on bus route.

Sunday 25 November 2018 7.30pm - Crediton Unearthed - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
What are the the stories and characters that make Crediton such a unique place? Playwright Lucy Bell, Actors Charlie Coldfield and Kirsty Cox, visual artist Peter Magerum and folk musician Jim Causley have joined forces to weave together stories of Crediton’s history into a fascinating evening of original song, enthralling drama, interactive art, reminiscent sound and archives footage and images.  Doors 7pm. Please book your tickets in advance: £8 adult, £4 U18; details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/unearth-crediton-unearthed.

Monday 26 November 2018 8.30pm - Eliza Acty - Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com.

Friday 30 November 2018 7.30pm - Jamie Smith's Mabon - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Now consistently celebrated as one of the UK’s outstanding Celtic roots acts, the 5-piece band of virtuoso musicians perform blistering live shows. Songs, instrumentals - a broad musical palette - a combination of original compositions and talented musicianship. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Friday 30 November 2018 9pm - Jamie Yost - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Jamie Yost is an alternative folk, singer-songwriter, based in the southwest. With a blend of soulful vocals and heart felt lyrics he flits between the acoustic, electric and keys. His sound has been compared to artists such as Ben Howard, Matt Corby and Daughter. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 1 December 2018 7.30pm - Johnny Coppin ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ - Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, Exeter EX6 6AA
Carols, songs and stories with Johnny Coppin, accompanied by Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury. ‘Unquestionably at the top of his game’ - Acoustic Magazine. Tickets and/or information from Pete Privett on 07837 532704 or tsmtickets@btinternet.com.

Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Belshazzar's Feast: Two Wise Men Tour - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK, USA and Australia with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat, always sending audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music’ - Mike Harding. www.belshazzarsfeast.com. Tickets £15, see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.

Saturday 1 December 2018 7.30pm - Sound of the Sirens - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. This show will give fans a taste of new material as they plan towards releasing a new album in 2019. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 1 December 2018 10.30am-3.30pm - Music for Morris Dancing – Community Hall Primary School, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Cotswold - North West - Border - Molly - Rapper - Longsword. Led by Steve Gill and Mary Marker. A Devon Folk event. Music available/by ear. £10. Details, application form see www.devonfolk.org.uk/Pages/Activities.html.

Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - An evening of acoustic music - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
with Reefs of Moonshine, Guy Somerfield, Navigator. Tickets £7 door or available from The Bridge Inn 01392 873862; Chris Austin: 07812 688432 or 01395 224594. The Bridge Inn opens at 6pm on Saturdays.

Saturday 1 December 2018 - Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free).

Sunday 2 December 2018 7.45pm - Jigantics - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
details tba  Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Tuesday 4 December 2018 7.30pm - Elles Bailey - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Tuesday 4 December 2018 - Thea Gilmore - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Thursday 6 December 2018 - St Agnes Fountain - Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 6NQ
The band that gives Christmas songs a good, if respectful, kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartful renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners). They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 16 years. Full details, ticketing etc. www.discoverhannahs.org/whats-on/st-agnes-fountain. Tel. 01626 325800.

6-8 December 2018 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
It’s been quite a 12 months for Show of Hands, featuring an extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, sell-out shows at eminent venues like Shakespeare’s Globe and the Cutty Sark - and Harberton's St Andrew's Church! -  solo tours, duo tours and Steve’s writing for the upcoming studio album. Miranda and husband Dan are embarking on their own adventure with their first baby due in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach with his spectacular talents to complete the Show of Hands autumn trio. Together, Steve and Phil will deliver the festival favourites that fans know and love, with Cormac adding a new twist. They’ll also showcase the results of Steve’s recent songwriting. www.showofhands.co.uk.

Friday 7 December 2018 8pm - O’Hooley & Tidow - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
One of British Folk’s mightiest combinations, O’Hooley & Tidow return for an evening of beautifully performed, original, contemporary and traditional Winter songs from their latest album ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’, produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (their time will come!) and described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters’, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that went down a storm at their last appearance with us. ‘They sing together in the way families do…like The Coppers or The Watersons’. Tom Robinson, 6 Music. www.ohooleyandtidow.com. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Friday 7 December 2018 8.30pm - House Concert: Meridianum Ensemble - Hatch Court, Churchstow
This large world music group features musicians from the UK (inc Griselda Sanderson, Louis Bingham, Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant) and Portugal. Fascinating sounds. See www.meridianum.eu for more about the band. Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability and reservations. No bar so BYO.

Sold out Friday 7 December 2018 - Moscow Drug Club - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Contact
01823 400416 or email milvertonmusic@f2s.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 8 December 2018 7.30pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. Tel. 01363 866082. Doors 7pm.

Saturday 8 December 2018 7.30pm - Glorious Chorus - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Join one of the South West's best loved acclaimed choirs for a concert full of festive favourites and original music.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 8 December 2018 7.30pm - Barn Dance - Longdown Village Hall, nr Exeter EX6 7SN
Caller: Jeremy Child. Band: Chris Jewell. £7, including pasty.

Saturday 8 December 2018 - Folk Orchestra of Torbay Christmas Concert - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
details tba www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk. Box office 01803 665800.

Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - The Dylan Project - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Take four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band. The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language. The Dylan Project's repertoire spans the whole of Dylan's oeuvre – everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi – and new material is frequently brought into the setlist. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away. Go and see them or buy one of the albums – you won't be disappointed. £20. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - Martin Harley - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - Maddy and the Chaps - Atmospheric Railway Inn, The Strand, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8PA
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

Saturday 8 December 2018 - Meridianum Ensemble - Church of St. Michaels the Archangel, Chagford TQ13 8BN
This large world music group features musicians from the UK (inc Griselda Sanderson, Louis Bingham, Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant) and Portugal. Fascinating sounds. See www.meridianum.eu for more about the band.

Sunday 9 December 2018 4pm - Eliza Acty - Seven Stars Inn, Seven Stars Lane, Plymouth PL5 4NN
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com.

Sunday 9 December 2018 7.30pm - Meridianum Ensemble - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
This large world music group features musicians from the UK (inc Griselda Sanderson, Louis Bingham, Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant) and Portugal. Fascinating sounds. See www.meridianum.eu for more about the band. More details, ticketing etc. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/whats-on.

Sunday 9 December 2018 7.30pm - A Star, A Song, A Sign - The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum
An evening of Christmas music performed by Bow Community Choir with special guest (Brit Classic award nominee) Thomas Cameron. Profits to local head injury charity, Headway Devon. Tickets £10. Tel 01363 881469.

Tuesday 11 December 2018 7.30pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time. “Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making” Review of Cambridge Folk Festival’s ‘City Roots’; “John’s elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easy-going folk club banter is a quiet triumph!” Robin Denselow, The Guardian. Support: Exeter Santa Lucia Singers. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Harbottle & Jonas - The Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SP (map)
details tba/tbc www.bayhorsetotnes.com.

Wednesday 12 December 2018 8pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - All Saints Church, Okehampton
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. Tickets £10 door. More information from Stephen Cook 01837 659297.

Thursday 13 December 2018 8pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time. “Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making” Review of Cambridge Folk Festival’s ‘City Roots’; “John’s elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easy-going folk club banter is a quiet triumph!” Robin Denselow, The Guardian. Tickets www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peter-knight-and-john-spiers-tickets-48083138963. Hosted by Millbrook Folk Club.

Thursday 13 December 2018 7.30pm - Swedish St Lucia Procession - St Michael's Mount Dinham Church, Exeter EX4 4EB
Across Scandinavia, the darkest part of the year is marked by celebrating St Lucia, bringer of light, in a special candlelit musical procession. Exeter's very own Swedish choir, ExeSwedes - with friends - will be donning their candles, crowns and Lucia robes and performing a magical concert featuring seasonal Swedish songs. Led by Rosa Rebecka. Free of charge.

Sold out Thursday 13 December 2018 8pm - Seth Lakeman solo - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk. Tickets are however still available for
Thursday 28 February 2019 7.30pm - Seth Lakeman & band  - Exeter Cathedral
Full details, ticketing etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/seth-lakeman-2.

Sold out Friday 14 December 2018 - Seth Lakeman solo - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.
Tickets are however still available for
Thursday 28 February 2019 7.30pm - Seth Lakeman & band  - Exeter Cathedral
Full details, ticketing etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/seth-lakeman-2.

Friday 14 December 2018 7.30pm - India Electric Company - Church of St Michael & All Angels, Church Hill, Awliscombe, Honiton (map)
Part of a unique series of candle-lit concerts from India Electric Company in historic churches. www.indiaelectricco.com. Refreshments will be available. Limited parking but plenty available in the village hall & pub car park a few yards up from the Church. Please note, there are no toilets at the venue, but the lovely pub The Honiton Inn is a few yards up the road. After show drinks at the pub strongly advised! Doors 7pm. Tickets £11+/£9+ from www.wegottickets.com/event/454280.

Friday 14 December 2018 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
Caller: Jeremy Child. Band: tba, possibly recorded music.
A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10pm. Cost £5 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html.

Saturday 15 December 2018 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (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. Jiggery folkery, hokery pokery...Mad Dog raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Whisking up whistles, fiddles and mandolins to collide in a spectacular explosion of infectious fun, they demand you to dance. www.carnglaze.com.

Saturday 15 December 2018 7.30pm - Glorious Chorus - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Join one of the South West's best loved acclaimed choirs for a concert full of festive favourites and original music.  Tickets from www.gloriouschorus.co.uk or Drift Records, Totnes tel. 01803 866828.

Sunday 16 December 2018 7.45pm - Johnny Coppin - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
One of England`s finest singer-songwriters presents a rich mix of carols and songs old and new, together with stories and folklore. For many years Johnny toured as a duo with Phil Beer (Show of Hands). He has recorded over twelve albums including 'Borderland', `Edge of Day` with writer Laurie Lee, and now a 4th Christmas album All On A Winter's Night. Playing guitar and piano, his music is essentially British, and always melodic and evocative. Johnny is joined by Paul Burgess on fiddle and recorders (ex John Kirkpatrick Band), and Dik Cadbury on guitars (ex Steve Hackett, Decameron). www.johnnycoppin.co.uk. "fine music performed by a singer, unquestionably at the top of his game" - Acoustic magazine. "Unbelievably beautiful music...just what you need for Christmas" - English Dance & Song. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 19 December 2018 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 Wednesday 19 December 2018 8pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. £13. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Thursday 20 December 2018 7.30pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - St Nicholas Priory, Mint Lane, off Fore street, Exeter EX4 3BL
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.wanderingtiger.com (details coming soon, evening is shared with 'Humbug' production). Doors 7pm.

NEW Thursday 20 December 2018 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Standing. Here to get your Christmas off to a great start. 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. “This is music that transcends the run-of-the-mill Irish Wannabes and leaves them standing.” – Acoustic Magazine. “It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes – Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me” - Mike Harding. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 December 2018 8pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - Lustleigh Village Hall
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. Doors 7.30pm.

NEW Friday 21 December 2018 7.30pm - Tobias ben Jacob and friends - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Songspaces Winter Revue featuring Tobias Ben Jacob, Jess Mcallister & Ben Morgan-Brown. Devon based alt -folk singer songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment underpinned by the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking. The music of Jess McAllister spans from free-spirited, nostalgic folk, through to rhythmic, gutsy blues, rock and pop. She blends her craft of songwriting with live performances filled with spontaneity, passion and pure heart. Switching effortlessly on stage between electric guitar, banjo and piano, her honey dipped vocals “leap from fragility to soaring strength that will send all your hairs heavenwards” FRUK. Benn Morgan-Brown writes intimate songs featuring open-tuned guitar, ethereal vo-cals & obliquely personal lyrics that tip the hat to Nick Drake, Bert Jansch Michael Chapman etc whilst maintaining a unique musical style & identity. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 December 2018 8pm - Maddy and the Chaps - Welcome Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren EX7 0NE
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

NEW Saturday 22 December 2018 7.30pm - The Lost Sound, Dartmoor Folk Choir  - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
'Stormy Weather' – Sandra Smith, Director of the Lost Sound writes: “Our finale concert of the year and our 10th anniversary! Let us kick start your festive holidays with some fantastic Winter songs from around the world and from around the ages! From Medieval to Blues, from Folk to Gospel – a programme packed with atmosphere, character and stunning original arrangements of old songs. Hear those chilly winter winds a blowing, celebrate the howling stormy weather and let us warm you up for a wonderful Yule! More details, ticketing etc. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/whats-on.

Sold out Saturday 22 December 2018 7.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavistock Wharf (map) Support: Beans on Toast
Sold out Sunday 23 December 2018 7.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Support: The Trees
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Thursday 27 December 2018 7.30pm - Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Chill out and enjoy the music after the Christmas festivities or dance your (new) socks off with 'Buttoned Up'. Reel Ale bar. Tickets (which might make good Christmas presents) £7.50 from artworks. Entry includes one free non-alcoholic spiced berry drink. FFI: contact Eileen McKee on 01364 73699 or email: eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.

NEW Monday 31 December 2018 8pm-12.15am - New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Caller Anne Gill. Tickets £12.50, advance only, from Alan 01626 863016 or Anne 01803 290427. No bar, BYO drinks and food to share. In aid of Teignmouth Folk Festival.

NEW Friday 25 January 2019 - Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta - The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
This is 'Burns' Night, particularly up there, over the border. However, as this is a sailing club we thought it more appropriate that is should be called 'Drowns' Night. Unless anyone wishes to do a rendition of 'The boy stood on the burning deck'. Judging from the last two years, a great social evening in prospect, with excellent food, and great entertainment. No pressure on anyone to perform, just come along and enjoy yourselves. (details tba) £?? for dinner, pud, cheese, cuppa. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Friday 25 January 2019 - Jim Causley - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and his 'Evening with' concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed. www.wegottickets.com/event/450530.

NEW Friday 25 January 2019 8pm - Burns Night Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Blue Jewel is one of the most sought after ceilidh bands in the south west, playing mostly Irish tunes (on fiddles and bouzouki) for English country dances, with a sprinkling of great dances from elsewhere in Europe. Caller Kip is relaxed and clear, making it all easy and fun. From novice dancers to the more experienced, children to the silver-haired, you’re guaranteed to have a great time! “The Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band is absolutely fantastic! They stand out not only because of the quality of the musicians but also because the caller gives the ceilidh such a fun atmosphere. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.” Lindsay Braga. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 26 January 2019 - Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Stoke Gabriel Football Club
Hosted by Stoke Gabriel Boating Association. "We have played a number of ceilidhs for the SGBA over recent years, and they have all been great evenings". A few miles south of Totnes on the river Dart. Ticket details to follow www.sgbahost.co.uk/social_programme.htm.

NEW Saturday 26 January 2019 - RSVP Bhangra Band - Oakford Village Hall, nr Tiverton
RSVP is a Bhangra band that blends traditional Punjabi celebratory folk music with Western musical influences to create a sound that is unusual when heard by mainstream listeners, but none of that matters, because their ability to perform to a crowd is perfect. Their stage personalities are lovable, the Asian drumbeats are infectious, and the Western slant gives the crowd something unique to enjoy. With musicians drawn from one family, wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music. RSVP will be bringing their Big Bhangra Beats and engaging, interactive vibe so be prepared to learn some Bhangra grooves and moves and get ready to party. More details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Tuesday 29 January 2019 7.30pm - Ben Ottewell - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Demonstrating Ben’s potent and ongoing love-affair with Americana - and flecked with trace elements of what you might loosely call Derbyshire folk - A Man Apart is the first solo album he has made without some kind of Gomez project lurking in the background. As such, he found the process both liberating and ever-so-slightly daunting. “I still love my Americana and my JJ Cale”, says Ben in summary, “but I think this is quite an English-sounding record. I feel like I’m really finding my feet as a writer, and I notice that the people who are coming to my shows these days aren’t necessarily Gomez fans.”  Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Friday 1 February 2019 8pm - Phil Beer - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
String Theory Tour. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Phil is equally in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil sets out to share some of his most loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK – we’re delighted to be one of them. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wanting more. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind the phenomenally successful acoustic roots duo Show of Hands as well as a fine singer and musician. From a rock background, Knightley is known for his strong narrative songs (many inspired by people and places in his native West Country) and cogent, inventive lyrics. His rock style rant Country Life and anthemic rally call Roots were both nominated for Best Original Song in the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, whilst Show of Hands have won the categories Best Live Act and Best Duo. At the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Steve won the coveted Best Original Song category with his topical and widely acclaimed song aimed at bankers and MPs – Arrogance Ignorance and Greed. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Saturday 2 February 2019 8pm - Bob Cheevers - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
We say hello once again to the wonderful songwriter Bob Cheevers. Long recognized by peers as being blessed with the acute vision of a master painter coupled with the precision attention to detail of a great novelist, Cheevers has written over 3,000 songs in his five decade career. Along the way he has rightfully earned the mantle of master songwriter as well as the respect of his many songwriting pals, including Texas icon Ray Wiley Hubbard, who recently said, “Bob is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen.”  Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - Velvet & Stone: Sound Mind Sessions - St. John in the Wilderness, St John's Road, Exmouth EX8 5EG
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 stunning alt-folk group Velvet & Stone whose brand of contemporary folk combines wide-open soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs, and has been described as “haunting” by BBC Radio 2, and “superb” by BBC Introducing. Led by the ethereal combination of Lara’s vocals, and Kathryn’s violin;Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, taking their audiences on an unforgettable journey through stunning melodies and soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.. Support: two brilliant and unique acts, Georgia Omarah and Ben Morgan-Brown. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/455337.

NEW Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - David Ford - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Having gained a reputation as one of Britain’s finest songwriters and one of the very few with the willingness and expertise to tackle matters of politics and current affairs, Ford presents a new collection of songs, his most ambitious to date, regarding economics and the part it plays in 21st Century life. Ford has managed to seize this important, but admittedly dry, complex subject and deliver an album of accessible, emotive and engaging songs that try to make sense of an increasingly confounding world.  A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 3 February 2019 - Jim Causley - Tavistock Wharf (map)
details tba/tbc Traditional songs of Devon.
www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Friday 15 February 2019 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
After more than fifty years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire. Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 15 February 2019 - Jackie Oates - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
Jackie is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival. www.wegottickets.com/event/450407. The Starcross concerts aim to raise some money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Claude Bourbon - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
A true virtuoso guitarist. One reviewer said “What came next I find hard to describe, an almost endless amalgam of different influences, melting into each other as we moved from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearics to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that was music that would not have been amiss in the courts of emperors and kings… It’s not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs. Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Tuesday 26 February 2019 7pm - ‘Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways’ - Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU
This double bill includes story, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of WWII when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed idle women took on the challenge and this is their story. Performed by the Alarum Theatre Company, this is a first for Brixham. Ticketing details tba.

NEW Thursday 28 February 2019 7.30pm - Seth Lakeman & band  - Exeter Cathedral
Seth Lakeman takes a break from the Robert Plant musical juggernaut in Autumn 2018 to release his ninth studio album. The charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found time at the beginning of the year, in between charging around the globe with Robert Plant to record the new studio album. It’s a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg – plus Lakeman’s trademark foot-stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals. Seth brought in top producer Ben Hillier and along with long-time collaborator Ben Nicholls on upright and electric bass, he was joined by new boys Kit Hawes on electric and acoustic guitar and drummer Evan Jenkins. Full details, ticketing etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/seth-lakeman-2.

NEW Sunday 3 March 2019 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
details tba
www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - Leveret - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
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. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and timeless. www.calstockarts.org.
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a four-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014) and Jon Boden.
Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. Their most recent album Inventions features entirely original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field.

NEW Friday/Saturday 8/9 March 2019 - Mad Dog McRea - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
+special guests. 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. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2019 - Jim Causley - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
details tba/tbc An evening with Jim Causley.
www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2019 - Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
details tba www.jonboden.com. www.theploughartscentre.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 14 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Just ask anybody who's seen him! Remarkable performer. As it happens, he's the son of the legendary Roy Harper. Full details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 22 March 2019 - Jim Causley & Bill Murray - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Traditional Songs of Devon. Jim Causley makes a welcome return, bringing Bill Murray with him, all the way from South Zeal, with lots of songs of Devon and Dartymoor. (details tba) £?? for dinner, pud, cheese, cuppa. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Friday 22 March 2019 - Mae Karthauser Trio - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Mae is a British songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a distinctive circusesque piano style. Raised in a musical family and one of seven children, she began learning piano, violin and singing as a child, before going on to study at Dartington College of Arts and California Institute of the Arts in LA. Her training began classically, but quickly spread to music spanning Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Africa, North India and Java as well as in jazz, folk and more popular modern styles. Support: brilliant Bert Miller! Presented by The Whitehouse Sessions.
www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/455339.

Sold out Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, multi-award-winning Aly & Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along. Aly (MBE and Doctor of Music), a founder member of Boys of the Lough, is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. Aly launched the popular BBC TV series ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ in which he and Phil appear. Phil (MBE) is a world famous accordion player and composer. In recent years Phil's work-load has included many commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and theatrical events. See www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/sellout.htm for waiting list details.

NEW Thursday 28 March 2019 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles Silver Jubilee Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
The Feast of Fiddles band-waggon trundles merrily on in its Silver Jubilee year. Born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert, Feast of Fiddles has done 25 spring tours, 24 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers! This is a band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along! Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - Phil Beer - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
details tba www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 28 April 2019 7.45pm - Ian Bruce - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
details tba  Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 28 April 2019 - Jim Causley - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
details tba/tbc Traditional Songs of Devon.

NEW Thursday 2 May 2019 7.30pm - Flook - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Folk at the Flavel welcomes Flook, recently reformed after a hiatus of 10 years. After forming in 1997, Flook had a remarkably successful performing and recording career. The sheer enjoyment of playing together shined through their albums but was also a key factor in their very successful live shows. Three studio albums were all critically applauded and they won the accolade of Best Group at the BBC Folk Awards in 2006 having previously been nominated for Best Album. Owing to overwhelming popular demand they are back together to play a limited tour of Europe so catch these rare shows while you can. Flook are flutists Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, guitarist Ed Boyd and bodhran maestro, John Joe Kelly. £19, U18 £5. Book at www.theflavel.org.uk or call 01803 839530.

NEW Wednesday 22 May 2019 - BF - venue tba
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NEW Thursday 30 May 2019 7.30pm - Steve Turner - Tavistock Wharf (map)
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.
www.steve-turner.co.uk/index.htm. www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Friday 7 June 2019 - Jim Causley - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
details tba/tbc An Evening with Jim Causley

NEW 16-18 August 2019 - Beautiful Days Festival - Escot Park near Exeter
Tickets are on sale. www.beautifuldays.org.

John Culf
johnculf@harbertondevon.co.uk
www.harbertondevon.co.uk
www.harbertonfolk.co.uk
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