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Southern Devon Folk Diary

NEW -  items marked thus below means that they have not yet appeared in full in an e-circular.
UPDATED - items marked thus means that they have been updated since an initial listing in an e-circular.

Sunday 14 April 2024 7.45pm - Mick Ryan & Paul Downes - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Best known for his sublime voice and for the myriad of fist class folk musicals he has written (e.g. The Voyage, A Day's Work, The Navvy's Wife), Mick has found a consummate musical partner in Paul Downes, a truly outstanding guitarist and singer, who has twice appeared with Show of Hands at The Albert Hall. For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Cancelled Sunday 14 April 2024 2pm - Mike Bosworth - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot

Tuesday 16 April 2024 8pm - Si Barron - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Making a welcome return to the Club, Si is one of the finest interpreters of English folk song. His modest demeanour, impeccable appearance, and great sense of humour all underpin the great respect he has for the songs he loves. His warm rich vocal delivery and distinctive guitar style are a treat, and he is also a mean performer on the pedal organ. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

Thursday 18 April 2024 8pm - John Smith - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Steeped in the lineage of British folk and American guitar music, taking his cue from Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Ry Cooder, Smith has evolved and pioneered a transatlantic blend of guitar techniques. His deeply romantic and vivid songwriting, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music. Tickets on sale 18 or 19 October.

Thursday 18 April 2024 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as “one of this country’s finest” and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best, captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled. After 15 critically-acclaimed albums, Reg continues to prove how highly relevant his songs are, whilst reaching new audiences with consistently spellbinding performances.  Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

Thursday 18 April 2024 8pm - Alex Taylor - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Alex Taylor is one of the shining lights of the acoustic scene and a troubadour of world-class standing. Splicing elements of soul, nu-folk and electronica, with original and dynamic use of guitar, loop pedal and effects. “Sublime… Buckley-esque singer songwriter” – Time Out; “Echoes of Bill Withers’ jazzy folky soul” – Q Magazine. Free.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 19 April 2024 8pm - Black Friday - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
All aboard the good ship Black Friday – join her crew and captain Tom for another stormy crossing of the Celtic sea of folk-punk. Their music is influenced by their Irish and Cornish roots and their folk heroes. Catchy original songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 19 April 2024 8pm - Tim Edey - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Tim Edey is one of the world's finest ever Melodeon and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today. His live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience - chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

Friday 19 April 2024 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as “one of this country’s finest” and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. Captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Friday 19 April 2024 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Crediton Parish Church, Church St, Crediton EX17 2AH
A new partnership between the Arts Centre, Crediton Heart Project and Holy Cross Parish Church enables us to attract prestigious artists to a larger venue, the beautiful setting of the Parish Church in Crediton. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are nothing less than folk royalty. The Dartmoor-based husband and wife team have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Details
www.creditonartscentre.org.

Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Alex Hart + band - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Described by BBC Radio 2 presenter Mark Radcliffe as “the Stevie Nicks of Folk”. Following the success of Alex’s debut album, her voice and musicianship caught the eye of legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, who asked Alex to be a part of his band as a musician and vocalist for their European and international tour dates. Alex also collaborates and performs alongside Seth Lakeman, Alex’s voice as well her multi-instrumental playing features heavily on his brand-new album. £13.50. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Spring Barn Dance with Fresh Aire - Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
Caller: Simon Maplesden. A fun evening with free
light refreshments. £10 on door, or call 01404 758128 to book. Full club details see www.gittishamfolkdanceclub.org.

Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Martin Simpson - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)  
The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Martha Tilston - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Martha has constantly experimented with her musical parameters. From folk songs she has known since childhood to piano ballads, electronica and trip-hop. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Monday 22 April 2024 7.30pm - Tim Edey - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
After seventeen years of touring the world recording with major names in Celtic and contemporary roots, Tim is now a name on the global stage in his own right. He is one of the world's finest melodeon and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today! Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Thursday 25 April 2024 7.30pm - Peggy Seeger in conversation with Sam Richards - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Sold out Thursday 25 April 2024 7.30pm - Kate Rusby: Est. 1973 Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange
www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - Folk for Ukraine -  St Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton PL20 7NA
Fundraising event featuring the Ukrainian Singers of Plymouth, Ben Campbell and Silvington. Tickets £10 from antonhorwich@aol.com, £12 door.

Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - 'Behold, Ye Ramblers' - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
Townsend Theatre are bringing to Lustleigh a new play with music and songs, celebrating the famous Clarion Ramblers and their mission to escape their overcrowded homes and factories. These Edwardian pioneers campaigned for the Right to Roam on their surrounding moors, which brought conflict with the local landowners and gamekeepers, but huge benefits to ordinary working people. Using the songs of and words of the ramblers, cyclists and choirs that were inspired by the campaign, this will be a fascinating evening that entertains and informs and with a story relevant to our need to embrace the countryside as it is today. Presented by the The Lustleigh Entertainment and Arts Project (LEAP). Tickets £12 (U16 £6) from The Dairy or ticketsource. Licensed bar.

Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - Blackheart Orchestra - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
Multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They comprise a two person ‘orchestra’ playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. They combine their folk and rock roots with electronica and classical with Genesis founder Steve Hackett calling their music “Powerful and inspiring”. www.theblackheartorchestra.com. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre.

Friday 26 April 2024 8pm - The Dunwells - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Successful Leeds based Indie-folk / Americana band with strong vocals, powerful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. £18.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 26 April 2024 9pm - Wildwood Jack - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Expect contemporary folk played with outstanding acoustic guitar and ukulele that will be sure to inspire and uplift you. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Saturday 27 April 2024 9pm - Lost Revellers - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Four piece original folk band from East Sussex. Their music draws on 30s jazz, tango, celtic and Eastern-European folk, and mixes traditional instruments with polyphonic electric string and synth sounds. Jazz and blues infused violin solos intertwine with soaring accordion melodies, infectious bass riffs and fiery percussion to make a unique fusion. £5. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Saturday 27 April 2024 7pm - Mike Silver - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Singer songwriter of over 50 years, Mike's songs are of longing, love and loss, perceptive and thoughtful, with haunting melodies and heart stopping lyrics. With a voice that is as warm and inviting as the fire in the fireplace on a cold winter’s night, Mike is an outstanding treasure amidst the crowd. Support: David Clement & Phoebe Jane - both accomplished singers in their own right, their journey as a duo is just beginning with an eclectic mix of genres centred around the guitar with both thoughtful covers of well known songs and original songwriting. Details www.circletopsham.com. 50% of all profits donated to the Alzheimers Society & Estuary League of Friends.

Saturday 27 April 2024 - Millbrook Folk Club: Wildwood Jack - Village Hall, The Parade, Millbrook PL10 1AX
Husband and wife duo Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman, brought together by a love of music in 1991. With their genuinely expert blend of Americana, bluegrass and world music, they've been travelling the world since selling their home in 2013 to live the life as troubadours bringing an intimate, heartwarming and adventurous spirit to their music and to audiences wherever they play. Unreserved seating. Inexpensive bottle bar. Tickets £12 from Millbrook News, at Millbrook Folk Club on 19 April, or on door (subject to availability). Online tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/millbrook-folk-club. Doors/bar 7.30pm.

Saturday 27 April  2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Banned From The Moor - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.moormusic.co.uk/dartmoorpixieband.html.  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 27 April 2024 7.30pm - Peggy Seeger in Conversation - Church Hall, 4 Market Street, Okehampton EX20 1HN
An intimate conversation with a unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk music of both the UK and the USA. Come to hear Peggy talk about her formative years, her experiences in a musically rich family, and her collaborations with major figures in the folk scene. Now in her late 80s, Peggy’s light burns as brightly as ever. This is an unmissable event for fans of folk music, and anyone inspired by the power of art to drive social change. Admission £12 (£9 concessions). Contact Wren Music on 01837 53754; info@wrenmusic.co.uk; www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 27 April 2024 7.30pm  - Seven Drunken Nights - Princess Theatre, Torquay
A hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of The Dubliners back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour. Details www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay.

Sunday 28 April 2024 7.45pm - Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Wednesday 1 May 2024 8pm - Old Baby Mackerel - Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ
Old Baby Mackerel play high-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring a dizzying line-up of renowned UK Bluegrass musicians. Their music uses the rhythmic sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and double bass. Details & tickets: https://fougoumusic.com/fougoufolk.

Thursday 2 May 2024 - Kathryn Priddy - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Over the past three years, Priddy has quietly been building a growing following, captivating audiences around the UK with her haunting vocals, rich harmonies, distinctive finger picking guitar style and enchanting songs whose lyrics celebrate her life-long love affair with literature and poetry. She has been championed by BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and her debut EP 'Wolf' was chosen by Richard Thompson as his Best Thing I've Heard All Year in MOJO Magazine in 2018. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

3-5 May 2024 - Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce the headliners for the third Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender at Exeter Phoenix. Friday: dub-reggae group The Barefoot Bandit will make you want to dance; Saturday: Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet will bring everything from big-band swing to Alabama blues-tinged folk; Sunday: headlined by Mad Dog Mcrea themselves. Plus more tba. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

Friday 3 May 2024 8pm - Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Keith James brings you an evening of Leonard Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

Saturday 4 May 2024 - Elephant Sessions - Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Multi award winning Neo-trad quintet from the Highlands of Scotland. MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards: Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014, Album of the Year 2017, Live Act of the Year 2018. Details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk/events/elephantsessions.

Monday 6 May 2024 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
One of the UK’s favourite folk duos, husband and wife Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman understand the importance of coming together as they live in a small village themselves. They bring a variety of songs and stories, based in tradition, presented in an intimate, friendly style. With a simple setup of guitar, piano and vocals they present an evening of pure emotion, shared experience and sheer joy in what they do. Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Wednesday 8 May 2024 - Hayseed Dixie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing/limited seats. Hayseed Dixie are back – with their own unique genre, Rockgrass. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 9 May 2024 7.30pm - Good Habits - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
‘Quarter Life’ Album Release Tour. One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK, Good Habits’ award-winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim and opportunities to play at Glastonbury, WOMAD, and more in the short 4 years they have been performing. “English folk musicianship at its 21st century best.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6. Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 May 2024 7.30pm - Ghosts, Werewolves and Countryfolk - Church of St Cyr and St Julitta, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BN
A major concert tour, featuring Devon folk stars Miranda Sykes and Jim Causley, will be launched with this special performance. Miranda and Jim are joined by narrator John Palmer, producer of Country Diary in Song and Pub to Pulpit, to celebrate the centenary of famous Devonian, Rev Sabine Baring-Gould. In the show, folk songs he collected are interwoven with extracts from his books and anecdotes from his life. Tickets £17 available from the Netherexe Parishes Office administration@netherexe.org.

NEW Saturday 11 May 2024 8pm - Lady Maisery - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Slowly, steadily, Lady Maisery have become giants of the modern folk world and are, very simply, jaw-droppingly magnificent. They are, undoubtedly, going to sound amazing in the caverns. The combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Rowan Rheingans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James make up the uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 12 May 2024 7.45pm - Boo Hewerdine - 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 12 May 2024 7.30pm - The Fureys - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/the-fureys.

NEW Monday 13 May 2024 7.30pm - Steeleye Span - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
The 55th Anniversary Tour 2024 - Steeleye Span 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. The band will be joined by new violinist Athena Octavia. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Monday 13 May 2024 7.30pm - Boo Hewerdine - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure. He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer. Over a hundred of his songs have been covered by the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever, Chris Difford, Heidi Talbot and Hannah Rarity. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Wednesday 15 May 2024 7.30pm - Lon Dubh - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Lon Dubh are a three part harmony trio singing hypnotic original songs inspired by landscapes of Ireland and its ancient folklore. Expect carefully crafted songs for three voices that sound like they’ve always existed. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 15 May 2024 7.30pm - Gigspanner Trio - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Gigsapanner: Peter Knight, Roger Flack, Sacha Trochet. “With the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” - Spiral Earth. “Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" The Wire. Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 16 May 2024 - Gigspanner Trio - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
Gigsapanner: Peter Knight, Roger Flack, Sacha Trochet. “With the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” - Spiral Earth. “Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" The Wire. ticketing details tba

NEW Friday 17 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Exeter Cathedral
After 30 years of non-stop touring, fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer return to where it all began, in village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues. This gig promises to be a true celebration of their dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them. Steve and Phil will then be taking a well-deserved break. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians, Show of Hands. Details www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/events/show-of-hands-full-circle-tour, www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 8pm - Saltlines: Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a Prose and Music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path. The vibrant and thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for Saltlines and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the South West Coast Path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 8pm - River Roots - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Free-spirited singer-songwriters River Roots are a good-vibe, acoustic folk-roots duo from the UK. A powerful symbiosis of soulful male/female harmonies. River Roots have a playful uplifting vibe that will nourish your soul as they seamlessly weave between soothing melodies to funky upbeat feel-good songs. Their music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and the profound experiences and connections made on their travels. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 19 May 2024 7.45pm - Hilary Spencer - 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 19 May 2024 7.30pm - Saltlines: Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a Prose and Music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path. The vibrant and thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for Saltlines and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the South West Coast Path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould. Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/saltlines-the-gigspanner-big-band.

NEW Sunday 19 May 2024 2pm (tbc) - Maggie Duffy & Bob Thompson - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
Local singer/songwriter, Maggie leaves the audience to entertain us along with Bob. Always a crowd pleaser. For tickets and more information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Monday 20 May 2024 - Ferocious Dog - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. The collective plays folk, with distinct influences from traditional Celtic music, ska, rock and pop. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Monday 20 May 2024 7.30pm - Jack Badcock - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a veteran performer, having toured extensively on four continents, predominantly but not exclusively as frontman and founding member of renowned world-folk band Dallahan. A previous finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award. Jack's solo material reveals his astute songcraft exploring human history, cosmology, personal experiences and profound questions all delivered with a musical sensitivity clearly influenced by American folk, funk and soul music as much as the traditional music from Britain and Ireland. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Tuesday 21 May 2024 7.30pm - The Irish House Party - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
The original show was set up in Dublin by a group of musicians who wanted visitors to the city to experience what a real Irish house party is like. It’s all presented in a fun and humorous way resulting in a fabulous theatre going experience. Incredibly talented musicians and dancers who simply want to bring you the sound and fun of Ireland in an intimate and homely setting. The live music, Irish dancing and banter is infectious and enters the psyche in seconds. The show itself features All Ireland champion musicians and dancers who combine a unique blend of light hearted audience interaction with fascinating stories about the music and the instruments themselves. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Tuesday 21 May 2024 8pm - Shackleton Trio - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Known for captivating songwriting and fiery tunes, powerful three part harmonies, bringing to life the stories of their native East Anglia and beyond, the trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Saturday 25 May 2024 8pm - Sherburn Bartley Sanders - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Since 1993, Chris Sherburn (concertina) and Denny Bartley (vocals, guitar) have been bringing their unique sound to audiences. Their obvious rapport made them one of the busiest acts on the folk scene, both as a duo and with their well-loved band, Last Night’s Fun. In 2016, Chris and Denny joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle/viola and vocals) and have since become a well-established trio, blending vocal harmonies, and strings to underpin Chris and Denny’s unique sound, as well as providing a female vocal for some songs, and bringing a repertoire of English folk songs to complement the band's more Celtic roots. Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 25 May 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Phoenix - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.phoenixbarndance.co.uk. 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.

NEW Sunday 26 May 2024 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Playing her new album ‘Out of the Woods’ as well as some older more familiar songs no doubt. Will be a cracker! www.wegottickets.com/event/608979.

NEW Friday 31 May 2024 10.30am-4.30pm - National Youth Folk Ensemble Open Day - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
NYFE Open Days are a great opportunity for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 who live in England and who have confidence playing their chosen instrument. The event will have music workshops with skilled professionals, a Q&A regarding the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and lots of outlets for individual and group creativity. These Open Days will allow individuals to take part in a band for a day, and to explore folk music with other young people passionate about music! Full details www.efdss.org/learning/young-people/national-youth-folk-ensemble (Open Days link). Free, but booking required.

NEW Friday 31 May 2024 7.30pm - Martha Tilston + Kana - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
“She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and afew issues to ponder, too” - Time Out. “Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life” - The Guardian. With a pure silken voice and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has developed a successful musical career with a large and loyal following. With seven female members, a raft of rousing self-penned songs and a knack for bringing fresh harmonic inspiration to traditional pieces, Kana is a band worth keeping your eye on. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW Sunday 2 June 2024 7.45pm - Joe Topping - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 6 June 2024 8pm - Guy Tortora - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A guitar player of some accomplishment and a distinctive songwriter. On both acoustic and electric guitars, he plays finger style and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. His playing is not the flashy guitar-slinger beloved of bluesrockers everywhere but understated and leaves room for the songs to make or impact, whether his own or the ‘covers’ he performs that include many old standards and traditional tunes as well as songs by more recent American writers such as Eric Bibb or Kreig Viesselman. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW 7-9 June 2024 - Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey
Enjoy great music whilst you eat and drink the wide variety of locally sourced, imaginative food and ales... Musicians include Si Barron (8/6). More music to be announced. www.craftfestival.co.uk/Whats-on-BoveyTracey.

NEW Friday 7 June 2024 8pm - Jacob & Drinkwater - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
UK alt-folk duo. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 8 June 2024 7.30pm - Jacob & Drinkwater - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
UK alt-folk duo. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 9 June 2024 8pm - Bryony Griffiths & Alice Jones - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Well-known on the grassroots scene for multifarious adventures with different outfits, this pair pitch together their fiddle and guitar and passionate vocals with winning vitality. Songs from Yorkshire. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 9 June 2024 3.30pm - Rolling Harmony - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A vibrant vocal group of choir leaders and singers from the South West. They delight audiences with their lively and eclectic performances. Glorious music and gorgeous vocal harmonies, rooted in English and American harmony singing traditions. Songs with captivating rhythms, compelling lyrics and interweaving vocal lines. A rich blend of voices with instrumentals for some songs – violin and guitar. There’s something for everyone… Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Thursday 13 June 2024 - Charm of Finches - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Australian sister duo delivers intricate folk-pop that is simultaneously graceful and darkly bewitching. Their seamless blood harmonies traverse melancholy and wonder in equal measure. Winners of the Australian Folk Music Awards Best Folk Album (2022) and Music Victoria Best Contemporary Folk Act (2021), their music has been nominated twice for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW Saturday 15 June 2024 7.30pm - The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
British comedy folk and parody band from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Formed in 2006, they claim to be the hardest working comedy band in the UK, having played over 1250 shows throughout the UK.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 16 June 2024 7.45pm - Anthony John Clarke - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 20 June 2024 7.30pm - Tim Kitching: Where There's Brass - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
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. Details
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW Sunday 30 June 2024 7.45pm - Steve Tilston - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW 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.

NEW Sunday 7 July 2024 7.45pm - The Crows - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW 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.

NEW Sunday 21 July 2024 7.45pm - Simply Dylan - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

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 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 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.

tbc Saturday 14 September 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)  
Details (tba) www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW 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 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 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
details tba d'Accord French & Breton dance and music. The d'Accord! boat trip from Exmouth returns!

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 Saturday 12 October 2024 8pm - While & Matthews - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
30th Anniversary Celebratory Tour www.whileandmatthews.com

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 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 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.

tbc 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 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 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.

John Culf
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