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Thursday 21 February 2019 8.30pm - Liam Jordan - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
2018 was an exciting year for folk-rock singer-songwriter Liam Jordan. Having released his debut album back in May, Jordan has just finished a full eighteen city tour of the UK & Ireland to promote the record. The album fuses; folk, country, gospel and rock in a travelling blues band style format, forging strong subject matter with powerful and emotive production, and nodding a respectful head to songwriting greats such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more recently, Jason Isbell. www.liamjordanmusic.com. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 22 February 2019 7.30pm - Silvington - Sparkwell Parish Hall, Sparkwell PL7 5DD
Official launch of Silvington's new album "A Song in Every Window" (A history of Plymouth in song). Friday 22 February 7.30pm. BYO drinks and nibbles. Guest appearances by Flash Jack and Sarah and Nigel Sture. Tickets £5 from John on 01548 810806 or via the Silvington facebook page www.facebook.com/silvington.

Friday 22 February 2019 8pm - Track Dogs - Stockland Village Hall, nr Honiton EX14 9EF
Comprising two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American, the band came together in 2011 to create their unique brand of acoustic music - a veritable 4 x 4 of voices and instruments identified by the fusion of styles which include Folk, Latino, Americana and Bluegrass.The band has a striking line-up of 4-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, ukulele and bass alongside cajón and trumpet with a bit of banjo and mandolin thrown in for good measure! 2019 will see return performances at Costa del Folk in Ibiza (with Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman). Tickets £12 adv, or £15 door, please bring cash. Book early, limited availability; call Wendy: 01404 881207. Pop-Up Pub, all profits to Stockland Village Hall.

Friday 22 February 2019 - Harbottle & Jonas Album Launch - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Devon duo Harbottle & Jonas are releasing their already acclaimed new album “The Sea Is My Brother” on February 22, and marking the occasion with a full band launch gig in their home town of Totnes. The album is a collection of superbly crafted and atmospheric new songs with a definite maritime flavour including their new single, Hall Sands. They’re bringing the full band with them: Mark on fiddle, Jude on cello and mandolin, Andy on trumpet and electric bass and Adam on drums. Support from Exeter’s Emily Davies. www.harbottleandjonas.com. Full details, tickets etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk or in person from the Totnes Brewery, £8 adv, £10 door.

Friday 22 February 2019 7.30pm - The Hamoaze Band: Plump Dead Thighs and Pretty Blue Eyes - Upstairs at Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Part concert, part theatre: featuring in-character storytelling, great acoustic folk(ish) music and song all based on the fascinating folk tradition of the murder ballad. A completely original show that has delighted its audiences in Cornwall since its premiere in August last year. This is its first performance in Devon and forms part of the 2019 tour which will include appearing at the Bath International Festival Fringe in June. There's a dash of history, lots of off-kilter humour and the promise of a terrific night's entertainment. Providing you share a slightly sideways sense of humour! www.hamoazeband.weebly.com. Tickets £8 from The Drift Record Shop, 103 High St, Totnes or online at www.facebook.com/events/383702395726614.

Saturday 23 February 2019 - The Brothers Gillespie - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
North Tyne troubadours The Brothers Gillespie combine the glorious tones of sibling harmony with brilliant multi-instrumentalism and inspired song-writing. Described by Folk Radio UK as ‘weaving an especially compelling magic’. “Sam and James are great protagonists of the living tradition of British folk music.” www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 23 February 2019 8pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AF
Their music is always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combined the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a mix of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements. Unreserved seating. £8 adv, £10 on the day). Advance booking on 01626 832223 or from our Devon Guild shop.
www.harbottleandjonas.com. www.crafts.org.uk.

Saturday 23 February 2019 7.30pm - The Shackleton Trio - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, 5-star reviews, music used on BBC radio 4, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia. “a voice entirely of their own”
– Mike Harding. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 23 February 2019 7.30pm - Folk Plus in Concert - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Road, Marldon TQ3 1RR
The Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club is hosting a special evening of folk-inspired music. Four well-established and very popular Devon-based groups will be sharing the billing: Harpingmad, The Cornelius Family, Nine Pound Catfish and Folk Inspired. This will be the first event of its kind in the cafe/restaurant building at Marldon Christmas Tree Farm. A well -stocked bar will provide refreshments during the evening. Tickets £8 adv or £9 door. Tickets available from: Paul Woodhouse 07894 961010 or email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. More details and tickets www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/folk-plus-in-concert-tickets-53645611468.

Saturday 23 February 2019 7pm - Plymouth Morris Men’s 49th Annual Ceilidh with Rumpus - Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
Tickets £10 (includes a pasty supper) are available online at www.plymouthmorrismen.org.uk, from Ray on 01752 345048 or from Marion on 07837 271769 or email bagman@plymouthmorrismen.org.uk.

Saturday 23 February 2019 7.30pm - Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
A haunting and immaculately crafted concert which begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch. Also featured are poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick’s unique style. A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form.
www.keith-james.com. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Saturday 23 February 2019 8pm - Kent DuChaine - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
For reasons that are never quite clear - after all acoustic blues is hardly flavour of the month - Kent and his battered 1930s National Steel guitar have toured the world delighting audiences for more than three decades. And certainly listening to Kent's dusty old blues songs and his original tales of Voodoo, bad women and bad whiskey, all subjects he's uniquely qualified to sing about, his sincerity is hard to miss. Kent's career began in the 1980s when he worked with Mississippi Delta bluesman Johnny Shines, a musician who hobo'd with Robert Johnson, the most famous bluesman in history. If you didn't realise you liked blues, come and give Kent a listen. You won't be disappointed. Tickets £12 from the Bridge Inn, tel. 01392 873862

Saturday 23 February 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
Steve Tyler (on hurdy gurdy/cittern) and Katy Marchant (bagpipes/whistles). Support: Drones Club, also playing for the dance 'workshop' at 7.30pm. No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome. Doors 7.15pm. First band around 8pm. Admission £9 includes tea and biscuits. BYO drinks. Free parking opposite.

Sold out Sunday 24 February 2019 7.45pm - Sam Kelly Duo - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Further information www.moorfolk.co.uk.

UPDATED Sunday 24 February 2019 7.30pm - Fake Thackray - Caroline's Kitchen, Churston Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL (map)
John Watterson returns to us with songs and stories from the late, and much missed, Jake Thackray. Fear not however, as Jake truly lives on in John as he lovingly retells the stories and sings the songs. www.fakethackray.com. Tickets £10. Lots of free parking. Selection of beverages and snacks available. Maggie and Bob take to the floor at 7.30pm for the 1st slot and then it's over to John for the rest of the evening. For those of you who haven't witnessed Bob's superb guitar playing, there's definitely more than one treat in store. To book call Maggie Duffy on 01803 855961 / 07770 806083 or email scotcraft@msn.com.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 7pm - ‘Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways’ - Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU
Written and performed by Heather Wastie & Kate Saffin from Alarum Theatre www.alarumtheatre.co.uk: a double bill of theatre, story, poetry and music, whisking you back to the days of WWII when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought anew breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later named ‘Idle Women’, took on the challenge of managing pairs of 72ft boats and 50 tons of cargo and this show brings their stories to life. In addition, Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew will be singing to start the evening off. Bar available. Tickets £10 for FoBL members; £12 non-members, £8 U16s, available from Brixham Library tel: 01803 853870.

Sold out Wednesday 27 February 2019 - Seth Lakeman with Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavistock Wharf (map)
www.tavistockwharf.com.

Thursday 28 February 2019 8pm - Free Concert - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
Legend Brenda Burnside will get us off to a fine start and will then introduce “Desperate Jan and the Pieboys” who will do their best to inject life and passion into the first half and we’ll have fun. After the interval: Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo, based in Totnes. They combine the rich traditions of folk music with a mix of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. They blend concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobra. They’ll no doubt enchant us with songs from their latest second album “The Sea is My Brother”. Mike Harding said they’re ‘Phenomenal— Definitely -one of the best folk acts I've heard in a long while'. Don’t miss. No need to book; but please be seated by 8pm. To get a good seat get in early! We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room. www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Thursday 28 February 2019 8.30pm - Saskia Griffiths-Moore - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Young Brit-Country artist with an unusual take on life,  increasingly known for her contemporary, cross genre songwriting which draws from  roots, Americana and folk influences. Often compared to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell for her clear vocals. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

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.

Friday 1 March 2019 8pm - Edgelarks - St Andrews Church (adjacent to the Church House), South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Henry, slide guitarist and harmonica player, has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slides techniques, his Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences. His harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a 21st-century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles. The concert is one in a series of preview tours to showcase their new album. www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk. Venue changed from usual Church House due to overwhelming demand for tickets. Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk to book tickets @ £10.

Friday 1 March 2019 7.30pm - Carrivick Sisters - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Twin sisters Laura and Charlotte Carrivick are widely known on the UK folk scene and recently celebrated over 10 years performing together with the release of their ’10 Years Live’ album. Their years of experience performing all over the UK and abroad have gained them a strong reputation for engaging live performances, multi-instrumental dexterity (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and dobro), tight sibling harmonies and finely crafted original songs. They have a unique sound incorporating their musical background of American bluegrass and old-time but also being influenced by English folk lore, having grown up in South Devon. “Comparisons to Alison Krauss & Union Station would not be out of place..." Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Friday 1 March 2019 7.30pm - Richard Digance: The Platinum Tour - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
2019 sees Richard Digance reach his 70th year, 52 of which have been spent on the road. Spend an evening with legendary comedy songwriter Richard and see for yourself how he has managed to retain the respect of fellow-performers and the general public alike. ‘Richard Digance is brilliant’ Bill Bryson. ‘A National Treasure’ Bob Harris. With special guest Eric Sedge. Box office 01404 384050. Tickets £15.50 adv, £17 door (seated). www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Friday 1 March 2019 -  Jacob & Drinkwater - The Exeter Brewery, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter EX4 4NX
'This Old River' tour. UK alt -folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have 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; 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. Featured numerous times on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and lauded by their musical peers as one of the most accomplished acts touring the circuit today. www.jacobanddrinkwater.com. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/456398.

Friday 1 March 2019 7.30pm - Others from the Other Side - Cygnet Theatre, Friars' Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
Storytelling by Clare Muireann Murphy. at the Ireland is a meeting place between worlds. Shapeshifters, gods, demons and fairies people the stories of this place. Allow Clare Muireann Murphy to guide you through a liminal landscape of grown-up fairytale, where the light is a little too bright and the dark is very, very dark…
www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk.

Sold out Friday 1 March 2019 - Into the Marvellous: A night with Dr. Martin Shaw - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Martin Shaw is one of the country’s best-loved storytellers and the leading teacher of myth of his generation. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 2 March 2019 7.30pm - Charity Barn Dance with Stargazey - Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Greenway Road, Brixham TQ5 0LN
Rotary Club of Paignton, supporting: Children’s Hospice South West and local charities. Tickets £12 to include choice of pasty and salad. Bar available. For tickets please contact Mike Kirkham on 01803 522805 boyblue65[at]icloud.com or Derek Brown on 01803 845196, email dbrown3[at]toucansurf.com. When ordering tickets please indicate pasty choice from: Meat (M); Vegetarian (V) or Gluten Free (GF).

Saturday 2 March 2019 8pm - Ceilidh with Amber Fire - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Callers: Chris Jewell & Jeremy Child. Amber Fire comprises: Les Thompson accordion, Mike Cosgrave guitar, Sue Eeles flute, Chris Jewell fiddle and melodeon.
http://bunelik.wixsite.com/amber-fire. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish.
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Coming later: March 23 Dartmoor Pixie Band; April 27 - Dumbo's Feather; May 25 - Phoenix. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details.

Saturday 2 March 2019 7.30pm - Knight & Spiers - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, are leaving audiences in awe. 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. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage. £15. Booking details www.brixhamtheatre.uk.

Saturday 2 March 2019 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Jane Darke: Cornwall’s Native Poet - Newton St Cyres Parish Hall, West Town Rd, Exeter EX5 5BW
A screening of the 2017 BBC film, Cornwall’s Native Poet by award winning Cornish filmmaker Jane Darke about the life the renowned Cornish poet Charles Causley. It features interviews with important names in literature such as Sir Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and the sound track is comprised of settings of Charles’ poems by his relative, award winning folk musician Jim Causley. Jane will introduce the film, and after the screening will follow a Question & Answer session between Jane, Jim and the audience. Jim will finish the evening by playing a live selection of his musical settings of Causley’s poems. Tickets: adult £9, child £6, family £22. Call 01392 851337 or book online, www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Saturday 2 March 2019 9pm - Black Friday - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
For over a decade Black Friday have been playing their foot-stomping mix of high energy, home-brew folk across Cornwall, Devon and far beyond. Their music is influenced by their Celtic roots and folk heroes, their catchy original folk-punk songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 2 March 2019 8.30pm - Paul Cowley - The Windjammer, 23 Victoria Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9RT
Lovely country blues. www.paulcowleymusic.com. Tel. 01803 832228.

Sunday 3 March 2019 7.45pm - Moirai - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Jo Freya. Melanie Biggs and Sarah Matthews manage to create an orchestra and choir of sounds! Between them you get accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and three voices. They present traditional tunes , haunting compositions and songs that will pluck at your heartstrings and they'll have you holding your sides with laughter. "This version of Moirai is destined for great things" (fRoots). £10.
 Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 3 March 2019 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
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, Beer is equally as 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. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more.
www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Monday 4 March 2019 - Nine Pound Catfish - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club,  Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
Our Featured Artists will be playing a mixture of hokum, ragtime blues and old country music, mainly from the twenties and thirties. Ian plays a fluid and driving Piedmont style whilst Graham adds a Western swing flavour, flat picking his scintillating and jazzy chord progressions. He is also an excellent fingerpicker in his own right. www.ninepoundcatfish.co.uk. Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

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. 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. www.calstockarts.org.

Thursday 7 March 2019 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
‘Roadworks’ Solo tour. Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. This is a stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy, beautifully illustrated by his trenchant songs of history, love and conscience. Tickets £18 (seated). Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - The Trees - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Plymouth’s four-woman supergroup play with vocal harmonies and their wide-ranging inspirations to offer a unique and special show. £5. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 8 March 2019 8pm - Faeland - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Songs for the spirit, folk-pop with a mystical Celtic edge. Contemporary folk band from Bristol, fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music. The band features some of the South’s finest folk musicians, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core. Songs will be performed on an all acoustic line up of violins, lush vocals, banjo, charango, acoustic guitars, double bass, accordion and Celtic harp. £5 adv, £6 door. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Friday 8 March 2018 7.30pm - Wren Music: Her Story ‘Thread the Needle, Prove the Point’ - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Marilyn Tucker, Sarah Owen and Amy Wilson (of Wren Music) return to The Cygnet Theatre for their fourth annual celebration for International Women’s Day. In 2019, the professional singers and community choir will share the unsung stories of women’s lives by exploring fabrics, with traditional songs of wool, lace and linen and contemporary works on factory life and community banners. Tickets £10. Box Office 01392 277189/665885.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre. www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

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.

Saturday 9 March 2019 7.30pm - Merry Hell - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
A joyous folk-rock explosion of melody, commitment, energy and above all, songs that will stay with you long after listening. Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before us, we bring you new words and music forged from our own experiences, from the lows and the loves of our lives. Our art is energy and our hope is unity. Our pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself... Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 9 March 2019 - Jim Causley - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Six times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Singer of the Year’ 2017. “The finest singer of his generation” Mojo Magazine. “A voice in a million” Geoff Lakeman.
www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2019 7pm - Bondleigh Barn Band - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
An evening with Bondleigh Barn Band. With over forty musicians, they really know how to entertain their audiences with music spanning four centuries from classic to contemporary. Tickets £5(+) via www.wegottickets.com/HeartOfDevon or tel 01363 83279.

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

Tuesday 12 March 2019 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.

Thursday 14 March 2019 8pm - Nick Dow - Totnes Folk Song Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Nick Dow has been singing traditional folk songs for over Forty years. He has had a big influence on the folk scene and most recently award winning Jim Moray has quoted Nick as an influence, singing two songs from his repertoire and including one on his latest album. Nick is an acknowledged expert on West Country folk songs. Every song Nick sings has a story attached to it, and his gigs are as informative as they are entertaining. Information: Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

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

Friday 15 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - St Mary's Church, Belstone, nr Okehampton EX20 1RB
An acoustic concert with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll in the beautiful setting of Belstone church. This is part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour. Tea and coffee will be served in the church during the interval but the pub is right next door if you prefer something stronger! A percentage of the ticket price will go back to the church. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door. www.wegottickets.com/event/459189.

Friday 15 March 2019 8pm - Steve Turner - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Steve Turner is known as an excellent and multi-instrumentalist but particularly known as a pioneer of concertina accompaniment. He became prominent on the scene about four decades ago, then prior to 2005, took a 13-month gap to pursue stringed-instrument building business. Now back with a vengeance, he is proving himself to be as strong, accomplished and entertaining as ever. His material is largely traditional or based in the tradition with a sprinkling of his own tunes and songs. www.steve-turner.co.uk. Support: TBC. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) paid in adv £10; adv notice, paid on door £12. Info / ticket enquiries contact exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983. www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub. www.exeterfolkclub.org.

Friday 15 March 2019 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn and Sean have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship. The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Friday 15 March 2019 9pm - Wildwood Jack - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
“This is an accomplished duo. Not only is the musicianship excellent, the vocal delivery is spot on” Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales; “Intensely adept acoustic guitar stylings” Netrythms; “Melodic and sophisticated” Shire Folk. Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing drawing influences from folk, country and world music. They embrace the troubadour lifestyle and spend large parts of the year touring across the UK, Europe and New Zealand. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 16 March  2019 8pm - Phil Beer Band - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
A spirited fusion of friendship and musicianship, the Phil Beer Band delve into the back catalogues of Phil’s beloved country, rock, folk and blues influences throughout the years to create their infectious and unique ‘folk n roll’ sound. Throw in Phil’s blistering guitar solos, a healthy seasoning of lively tunes and banter plus a pint or three, and you know you’re in for a cracking night. Completing Phil’s line up are Gareth Turner (melodeons), Olivia Dunn (fiddles), Emily Slade (guitar, vocals), Greg McDonald (bass, vocals) and Steve Crickett (drums). Tickets £21 (seated). Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 16 March 2019 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkeys - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017, the band have released a brand new album which has received 5* reviews in both Rock n Reel and fRoots. The title track “Year of the Clown”. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 16 March 2019 9pm - St. Patrick's Party with Paddy's Whiskers - The Snooty Fox, 89-91 Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PZ
Party with Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers on banjos, fiddles, mandolins, border bagpipes, percussion, harmonica. Fast and furious jigs and reels, and - for St. Patrick’s Day - a night of Irish sing along favourites together with a scattering of bluegrass and original songs and tunes written by the band. Venue contact: 01803 323312. More information www.paddyswhiskers.co.uk or call Andrew on 01803 520798.

Sunday 17 March 2019 4pm - St. Patrick's Party with Paddy's Whiskers - Peaky Blinders Bar, 107 Winners Street, Paignton TQ3 3PB
Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers with banjos, fiddles, mandolins, border bagpipes, percussion, harmonica. Fast and furious jigs and reels, and - for St. Patrick’s Day - an afternoon of Irish sing along favourites together with a scattering of bluegrass and original songs and tunes written by the band.  Venue contact: 01803 411819. More information www.paddyswhiskers.co.uk or call Andrew on 01803 520798.

Sunday 17 March 2019 7.30pm - Jake Morrell - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England! Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival. Jake's debut single reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Sunday 17 March 2019 7.45pm - Martyn Wyndham Read - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
After an absence of over 3 years, it's great to welcome back this fine singer/guitarist. With over 40 years experience on the folk scene and originally from Sussex. Martyn spent many years working and travelling in australia. He brings a fine, distinctive voice and excellent guitar technique to his interpretations of bush songs and (often hilarious) poems. He also admires and sings material from many English songwriters and has over 30 albums to his credit. £10.
 Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Monday 18 March 2019 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.

Monday 18 March 2019 - Story Blaze - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Local storytellers give us their best traditional tales around the fire. Hosted by Katy Cawkwell and featuring Hilary Ackland, Robin Eastoe, Anne Gwynn, Olly Hurd-Thomas, Elaine Mendoza, Tricia St Clair and more. £3 door. Contact: katycawkwell@gmail.com.

Friday 22 March 2019 - Jim Causley & Bill Murray - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Traditional songs of Devon. Jim is more than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian, he is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Bill Murray has been singing songs from the northern slopes of Dartmoor for over fifty years. Songs about country life, most of them humorous, learnt from older generations of singers at get-togethers in village halls, fairs and inns. Songs like Widecombe Fair, Tavystock Goozie Vayre, The Bellringing and Down ‘pon Ole Dartmoor. Gig £13, gig+dinner £25. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.
Dinner menu just announced, choose from: Slow Cooked Beef in Red Wine with Braised Red Cabbage, Roasted Celeriac, Crispy New Potatoes / Pan Fried Salmon with Crispy New Potatoes, Roasted Fennel and Wild Garlic / - Mushroom, Brie and Cranberry Puff Pie with Crispy New Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage and Roasted Celeriac.

Friday 22 March 2018 8pm - Oliver Wheeldon - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
For the last decade Oliver has dedicated his talents towards shedding light on rural lives of his native Devon. With Barney Kenny he formed the folk duo Tamar and released two albums, "A Long Way From Home" and "A Letter From the West". He is now pursuing a solo career and his debut album, "The Village", will be released soon. This is a concept album based on Westcountry villages. He will be performing songs from all three albums. Expect a fantastic night of musical story-telling, emotive lyrics and passionate performance from someone who cares so deeply about his home. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm

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.

Friday 22 March 2019 9pm - Davey Dodds & Gozer Goodspeed - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Over the years Davey's songs have been recorded by numerous bands including The Unthanks who performed “Magpie” on their recent album. Now enjoying a very successful resurgence as a solo prog-folk powerhouse, Davey writes evocative songs full of passion and wit and plays the mandolin like a true master! Goodspeed is a Plymouth-born blues-folk singer/songwriter who has been described as ‘a wonderful storyteller and a riotous rabble-rouser’. His songs have been recognised and embraced locally by the likes of BBC Introducing in Devon. Goodspeed has built an impressive reputation across Devon and Cornwall for his supremely entertaining, high-energy live shows. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Sold out Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
www.harbertonfolk.co.uk

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Urban Folk Quartet - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, 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. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The 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. UFQ comprises: Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation; Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Carlos Nuñez; Dan Walsh. touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country and a gifted singer and guitarist; Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Ceilidh with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Callers: Sarah Bazeley & Jeremy Child. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 23 March 2019 7.30pm - The Brass Funkeys - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The Brass Funkeys draw from the traditions of New Orleans with skilled musicianship, rolling from spirited second line revelry to soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk. Reggae, DnB, gypsy, swing and Latin influences are exposed in an eclectic live show revealing a band bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy." Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 23 March 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
details tbc Steve Turner and David Faulkner. No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome. Doors 7.15pm. Dance tuition 7.30pm. First band around 8pm. Admission £9 includes tea and biscuits. BYO drinks. Free parking opposite.

Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A new show that centres around a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid-1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper and his wife, the flat was an after hours hangout for the legends who played in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ 60s London. Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny and others dropped in to drop out, jam and try new tunes. Also there was a toddler, inhaling the music and absorbing the vibe – Roy’s young son. Nick later carved out his own musical career and in this unique one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place and the music that became the centre of everything for him and the rest of his ‘family’. The first half will see Nick delve into the songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second half Nick will trace the journey of how these luminary figures’ music evolved and helped shape popular music beyond the 60s. www.calstockarts.org.

Sunday 24 March 2019 - Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished and revered. 58 Fordwych Road is an all new show that centres around a living room in a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid 1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper & his wife Mocy. The flat was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ sixties London. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Sunday 24 March 2019 8pm - Crows - Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR (map)
Mick Ryan, James Patterson, Dave Bordewey, and Paul Downes have reunited to reform the hugely popular 1980s group Crows. Featuring two of the finest male voices in the english folk tradition; Mick Ryan and James Patterson together with masterly musicianship from James on guitar, Paul on guitar, mandocello, mandolin and banjo and Dave on fiddle and mandola. £12(+) adv/£14 door, tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org or at Sunday night folk evenings at the Globe, Topsham. All enquiries 01392 875332.

Tuesday 26 March 2019 7.30pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Bridge Centre, St. Mary Magdalene Church, high street, Stoke Canon EX5  4AR
Raising funds for the community to buy the local pub (50 yds from the church, so have a drink before/after the gig), and keep the village alive. Tea/coffee available in the church. Tickets £7 adult, £3 U16, from Alison Bloomer by cheque+sae to Stoke Cannon Inn, High Street, Stoke Canon EX5 4AR; also available on door from 7pm. Also a raffle.

Tuesday 27 March 2019 7.30pm - Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The Story Song Scientists. Distinguished English singer-songwriter Megan Henwood is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album 'River' reaffirms her unique ability to create roots music of beguiling purity from what's around her. Findlay Napier, artful acoustic guitar and remarkable voice, one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

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.

Friday 29 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Oak Room Arts Centre, Tiverton
An acoustic concert with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll. This is part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour in March 2019. Tickets £8 adv or £10 door. The Oak Room will be running the bar and coffee shop for the evening. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/460172.

Friday 29 March 2019 - Harbottle & Jonas - Tally Ho, Littlehemspton, Totnes
Their music is always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combined the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a mix of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements. www.harbottleandjonas.com. 01803 862316, www.tallyhoinn.co.uk.

Friday 29 March 2019 9pm - Eliza Acty - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
With her unique vocal style, Devon-based singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time, original and contemporary songs that span over a century of music. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Saturday 30 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll: Concert / Workshop - Littlehempston Community Space, St John the Baptist Church, Grattons Lane, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LY
An acoustic concert in the evening with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door. Nick and Becki will also be running an instrumental music workshop at Littlehempston from 3-5pm. Learn a new tune created especially for the workshop. £5 adv, £6 door.  Advance tickets from www.wegottickets.com/englishfiddle.

Saturday 30 March 2019 8pm - Rebecca Loebe - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With special guest, Greg Hancock. Catch this award-winning songwriter and internationally recognized singer in concert with her full band this spring, as she celebrates the release of her fifth studio album. www.rebeccaloebe.com. “Your voice should be available free on the national health.” – David ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald, BBC Radio Devon; “She wraps her rich, honeyed voice around a mix of nuanced Americana and pop numbers.” – The Chicago Tribune. Tickets £10(+) www.wegottickets.com/event/452479. Hot drinks at the Twigg's Gigs café. BYO alcohol.

Sunday 31 March 2019 7.45pm - Joe Topping - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady, Joe has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style, which he employs in many of his original songs, and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. He has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and toured as a stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning "Best live Act", Home Service. £10.
 Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sold out Sunday 31 March 2019 7.30pm - Glenn Tilbrook - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Tuesday 2 April 2019 7.30pm - VRi - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
"VRï are not just three stunning musicians; they summon up a magic chemistry that is absolutely bewildering, mesmerising and thoroughly addictive." FolkWales. VRï have risen to prominence in Wales and beyond over the last two years, gaining high acclaim for their exciting sound, stylish arrangements and innovative art-music interpretations of folk melodies and songs. Although their roots are in Wales and the backbone of their repertoire is Welsh, VRï make a point of blending other traditional musics from around Europe, and have been heavily influenced the ‘chamber-folk’ artists from both sides of the Atlantic. VRï's vision has always been to maintain the integrity and individuality of their fiddle styles within the ideals of classical chamber ensemble, to deliver a product which harnesses both the raw energy of the fiddle and the finesse of the violin. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 3 April 2019 - Midnight Skyracer - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since its inception less than two years ago. The all-star lineup and exciting live performances have sent the band racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin, Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing, Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves, Laura Carrivick’s flair — being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro — and her twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/464001. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 4 April 2019 - Steve Knightley - Higher Eggbeer Farm, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JQ
In aid of Age UK Exeter. An intimate evening with Steve Knightley in a beautiful setting. As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way. Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. Advance tickets only, £25; price includes a delicious meat or vegetarian curry. Full details www.eventbrite.com/o/age-uk-exeter-18519087485.

NEW Thursday 4 April 2019 8.30pm - Geoff Lakeman - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
B-Bar regular Geoff, dad to famous folk stars Seth, Sean and Sam, plays for us again his inimitable blend of west country, American and Irish folk, Americana and even 20's/30's jazz, showcased on his rare duet concertina. His debut solo album "After All These Years” has had national five and four-star reviews and been played on BBC Radio 2 by Mark Radcliffe, by Tom Robinson on his BBC Radio Six show, on BBC Radio 3 and just about every local radio station in the country. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Friday 5 April 2019 9pm - Circe's Diner - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Dedicated to self-penned, honest, rootsy tunes, the music from the Diner touches base with Country, Americana, Folk and Pop traditions yet the presentation and lyrical content draws inspiration from everyday life through wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers! These acoustic alchemists will take you on most intoxicating journey that will leave you feeling thoroughly charmed! “In three words? Quirky. Folk. Glamour. Vocalist Bronte Shande’s jazzy-folk tones perfectly complement the vintage coo of alternate lead Rosina Buck above the wondrous arrangements”. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Saturday 6 April 2019 7.30pm - Gypsy Fingers - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
GypsyFingers are a progressive folk-rock band founded by Victoria Coghlan and Luke Oldfield (son of Mike Oldfield). GypsyFingers play live as a quartet fusing together folk, rock, pop, prog, psychedelia, americana + more to create a fresh sound of their own described by RnR Magazine as "trip-hop and folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole".  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 7 April 2019 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Multi-award-winning folk duo who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed their latest album as ‘absolutely monumental’. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 7 April 2019 8pm - Daoirí Farrell - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
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 the most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Winner of the Horizon Award and Best Traditional Track at the BBC Folk Awards 2017.. ‘Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal.’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. www.daoiri.com. £12(+) adv/£14 door, tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org or at Sunday night folk evenings at the Globe, Topsham. All enquiries 01392 875332.

NEW Monday 8 April 2019 - Blue Rose Code - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) writes from the heart – eschewing any specific genre – and the twelve new songs on The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of soul, jazz, folk and pop – an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Tuesday 9 April 2019 7.30pm - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs’ emotion and narrative. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo’s warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. “Spellbinding… Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together” FRoots. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 11 April 2019 8pm - Singers night - Totnes Folk Song Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
'Local troubadors' shanty crew The Old Gaffers to finish the evening for us. Information: Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - Phil Beer - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
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, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. Phil now sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beers flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - The Drystones - Sheepstor Village Hall PL20 6PF
The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, an unexpectedly large live sound, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since forming in 2011 to play at their local folk festival in Priddy, Somerset, they have played festivals across the country, including Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, have supported Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, produced two albums and, somehow, squeezed in their music degrees. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, Family £25. Call 01822 853186 to book.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - Daria Kulesh: Long Lost Home - Mamhead Village Hall, Stud Hill, Mamhead, EX6 8HP
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, ‘bold, exotic, impressive’ Daria Kulesh is a rising star on the UK folk scene. Her intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album and touring show Long Lost Home has led Daria from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus. Mixing history and folklore in captivating storytelling songs, performed on a selection of folk instruments, Daria will take you on an engaging, enchanting and uplifting journey. ‘Daria Kulesh entertained us with wonderful, charming stories and songs, one of the best voices around’ Robin Mansfield, Cambridge Folk Club. Tickets on sale soon. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, family £25. Call 0845 467 0529 to book, or book online, www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 - Harbottle & Jonas - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
There is a real maritime flavour to the duo's fourth album as well as some Devon history in there; every song tells a story and the storytelling continues between songs. A great live act, their songs cover the political and historical as well as the more personal. Partners in life as well as music, Dave and Freya combine a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Over 6 years of writing and performing together they have evolved a compelling live signature sound, blending their distinctive solo voices with concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobro with their powerful close vocal harmonies. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/462446. www.twiggsgigs.wordpress.com/gigs. Hot drinks at the Twigg's Gigs café. BYO alcohol.

NEW Sunday 14 April 2019 7.45pm - Anthony John Clarke - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
details tba  Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 14 April 2019 - Gadarene - Exeter Phoenix Voodoo Lounge, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. The five-piece play drums, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and flute, their musicianship and effects units transforming obscure English 18th and 19th-century tunes into numbers from intricate acoustic trance to alternative modern dance hits. Drawing on styles from pop and rock to electronic and dub, the band’s pioneering attitude to folk brings glorious old tunes to life. The set features Lancashire clog and Dartmoor step dance, and gets audiences up dancing too! Delivered with great rhythm, innovative instrumentation and good humour, Gadarene’s infectious sound is sophisticated enough for seated audiences and wild enough to get everyone dancing. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Sunday 14 April 2019 7.30pm - Solana - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Original fusion project Solana enchant listeners with their rhythmically complex and harmonically rich music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. Solana’s sound is lead by flutes, violin, accordion and Spanish guitar, and takes influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Paco de Lucía and Dhafer Youssef. “Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to pumping reggae and lilting Latin […] thoroughly invigorating” - Songlines. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 18 April 2019 8pm - The Askew Sisters - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Two fine performers and interpreters of English folk music, Hazel and Emily’s live performances brim with the depth and connection of musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together they reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements, allowing words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences. Both women are also skilled multi-instrumentalists and expert players of dance music, using fiddles, melodeons, concertina and cello to bring old dance music to life. Since winning the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album, the sisters have been busy with a number of other innovative projects. Emily has been touring with her vibrant fiddle band Alma, as well as releasing her first solo album, exploring the crossover between folk and early music which was critically acclaimed by the national press. Hazel has been busy working with her groundbreaking trio Lady Maisery, as well as folk supergroups Coven and Songs of Separation, the latter winning Best Album at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Stirred by these new musical experiences, the sisters now return to their duo with a fresh vision. They spent 2018 deep in rehearsal, reconstructing and re-exploring their sound, unearthing old songs, as well as composing and creating new music. www.askewsisters.co.uk. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Thursday 18 April 2019 8.30pm - House Concert: Music from the compass points - Hatch Court, Churchstow
Dance tunes and songs from across a continent with five top traditional musicians bringing together material from the Celtic fringes of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Iberia, to Greece and the Balkans, from Norway to Piedmont and many more places in between. Featuring Scottish duo Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid (fiddle, accordion, guitar) alongside three members of the Meridianum Ensemble Griselda Sanderson (nyckelharpa, fiddle), Louis Bingham (cittern, guitar, vocals), and Ricardo de Noronha (percussion, flutes). Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability and reservations. No bar so BYO.

NEW Friday 19 April 2019 - Tunelink Spring Ceilidh with Jiginaboot Ceilidh Band - Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington TQ9 6HY (map)
Dance in the spring with our guest ceilidh band Jiginaboot, complete with caller and all the way from the Scottish Borders! Plus Celtic circle dances to start the night with music from the Tunelink Players. Tickets: £8 adult, £4 U16, £20 family (2+2). Available online: search www.eventbee.com for "Tunelink Ceilidh". Or contact Louis and Gris to book tickets in person and pick up local to Totnes: 01803 864286 / 07708 298146 / 07792 319809, tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com. Doors 7pm. BYO refreshments.

NEW Friday 19 April 2019 7.30pm - The Drystones - Black Dog Memorial Hall, Black Dog, nr Crediton EX17 4QS
The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, an unexpectedly large live sound, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since forming in 2011 to play at their local folk festival in Priddy, Somerset, they have played festivals across the country, including Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, have supported Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, produced two albums and, somehow, squeezed in their music degrees. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, benefits £7, family £20. Call 01363 877417 to book.

NEW Saturday 20 April 2019 - Davis Lindley Mullan - Abbotskerswell Village Hall, Slade Lane, nr Newton Abbot TQ12 5YF (map)
DLM are Andrew Cresswell Davis guitar, ukelele and vocals, Clare Lindley violin, guitar, ukelele and vocals, and Brian Mullan cello and vocals. They employ a number of styles in their repertoire reflecting a desire to entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. A typical DLM set list will contain original material and a few covers by Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, Lennon and McCartney, Bessie Smith and Blue Nile. Clare Lindley learned classical viola at school and joined Stackridge in 2009. In addition to his work as freelance concert cellist, Brian Mullan has recorded for radio and television and has been involved in projects over a wide range of musical styles. www.dlm3.co.uk. Support: Mutter Slater (front man and flute player for 70’s cult band Stackridge) with Clive Ashley on saxophone. Doors 7pm. Tickets £10 from 01626 363640.

NEW Thursday 25 April 2019 - Steve Tilston - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
After 40 impressive years in the business, Steve goes from strength to strength. One of this country’s greatest singer/songwriters and a fine guitarist, many of his songs have become modern folk-song classics, covered by the likes of Fairport Convention, Dolores Keane and others. Steve will perform from his brilliant recent album Ziggurat, plus brand new material and old favourites. www.stevetilston.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 26 April 2019 7.30pm - James Hickman & Dan Cassidy - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB (map)
James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are Britain’s premiere transatlantic folk and roots duo. Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, family £25. Call 01364 631288 to book.  www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Friday 26 April 2019 7.30pm - Jess Klein - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 27 April 2019 8pm - Ceilidh with Dumbo's Feather - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller: Jeremy Child. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 27 April 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
details tbc Levriad. No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome. Doors 7.15pm. Dance tuition 7.30pm. First band around 8pm. Admission £9 includes tea and biscuits. BYO drinks. Free parking opposite.

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)
Traditional Songs of Devon. A proud Devonian, Jim Causley has dedicated much of his career to researching and reviving the forgotten gems of songs from his county. Drawing from the collections of Victorian folksong collectors such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Cecil Sharp as well as more modern collectors and writers including Cyril Tawney and Tony Rose, living singers as well as a few of his own self-penned hits. Jim presents an evening jam-packed with Devonshire delights that richly bring to life the distinct flavour of music-making from this unique corner of the British Isles. From Arscott of Tetcott to Widecombe Fair and everything in between, this show is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Devon’s rich musical culture. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Monday 29 April 2019 - Mother’s Ruin - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club,  Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
Mother’s Ruin play happy upbeat renditions of traditional and modern folk music. Their eclectic mix of foot tapping music is a hit wherever they play! www.facebook.com/Mothers-Ruin-1586911594916030. Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

NEW Tuesday 30 April 2019 8pm - Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales - Dartington Great Hall, Totnes TQ9 6DE (map)
Wild nightingales make music with folk star Sam Lee in unique springtime concert. Wild nightingales will be among the guest artists when the Mercury Prize-nominated folk star Sam Lee brings his acclaimed event to Dartington, combining music and storytelling with a live streamed link to the woods, where the male birds sing their courtship song. For this special event, Sam Lee will be joined on stage by guest musicians and will communicate, via a live link, with an ornithologist who’ll guide us through the woodland, into one of the UK’s last remaining strongholds of the fast-disappearing bird, said to possess one of Nature’s finest voices. www.singingwithnightingales.com. Full details see www.dartington.org/event/sam-lees-singing-with-nightingales.

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 Thursday 2 May 2019 - Amber Cross - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Originally from Maine, USA, Amber spent her early years surrounded by gospel music in a small town church where her father preached and her mother played piano. In 2013 Amber released her debut album ‘You Can Come In’ and Country Music People Magazine/UK discovered the album and gave it a 5 Star Review and CD Of The Month, saying: “Every now and again a debut CD arrives and you know about 30 seconds in that you are experiencing something a bit special... it’s appeal is likely to be broad, from bluegrass, rootsy Appalachian, to country or honky-tonk.” www.ambercrossmusic.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 3 May 2019 - Grace Petrie - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Grace’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. Grace has toured with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger. Her new album ‘Queer As Folk’ was released Sept ’18. ‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’ The Observer. www.gracepetrie.com. Presented by The Whitehouse Sessions. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/457172.

NEW Sunday 5 May 2019 - Gigspanner - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
tbc details tba Tickets will be available from Mac's Village Store, Kingsand and Millbrook News, Millbrook.

NEW Monday 6 May 2019 - Kris Drever - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. For his 2018 concerts Kris will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the key songs from his first decade and some new material played live for the first time. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 9 May 2019 - Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Sacred Earth is the groundbreaking 10th album from Sharon Shannon. Produced by Justin Adams, this album mixes Irish music with African and blues and features celebrated African Musicians Abass Dodoo and Seikou Keita as well as special guests including Finbar Furey and Alyra Rose. Sacred Earth was inspired by a visit to New Mexico in early 2015, where Sharon performed with Native American musicians Arvel Bird and Steve Rushingwind. Sharon was the first non- Native American artiste to perform at Acoma Pueblo , outside of Albuquerque. Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. Seckou Keita has arguably become the most influential and inspiring Kora player of his generation, an exceptional and charismatic musician and a modern global citizen, with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through his music. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 9 May 2019 - Wildwood Kin - Lemon Grove, Exeter University, St German's Road, Exeter EX4 6TG (map)
Standing. Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 9 May 2019 - Kirsty McGee - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Somewhere between jazz, folk, gospel and americana, there’s an area of music that doesn’t have a name. With a cartographer’s attention to detail, Kirsty McGee – a wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke & velvet – has spent the past15 years and seven albums mapping this place, tracking the common origins of song. www.kirstymcgee.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW 10-12-May 2019 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Multi-genre free festival. See line-up announcements and sign up for regular emails at www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 May 2019 8pm - Kirsty Merryn - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional new young singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own. Kirsty has been championed by Show of Hands’ frontman Steve Knightley after he met her while teaching at an EFDSS songwriting retreat for upcoming folk singer songwriters and she went on to support them over the 22 nights of their Cathedral’s tour at the end of 2017. “Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs” Mike Harding.  www.kirstymerryn.com. Tickets £10 adv, £12 door.  www.wegottickets.com/event/456839. Hot drinks at the Twigg's Gigs café. BYO alcohol.

NEW Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Show of Hands: ‘Special Relationship’ Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
For their ‘Special Relationship’ Spring tour Steve and Phil will be joined by acclaimed US singer songwriter, Richard Shindell. Hailing from New Jersey but now a resident of Buenos Aries his songs ‘You Stay Here’, ‘Reunion Hill’ and ‘Next Best Western’ are already firmly part of the Show of Hands repertoire. From the Great War to the Civil War, from Bristol to Baltimore, expect an Anglo/American exchange of songs of the road, history and romance. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.
Also at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, on Sunday 19 May.

NEW Friday 17 May 2019 8pm - The Little Unsaid - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, The Little Unsaid is a band with an original sound and international outlook. The band has spent the last year touring Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion’. Their sound is all their own but echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. The Little Unsaid embraces elements of rock, folk, electronica, jazz and alt-pop. One of the UK’s must-see rising live acts and recent winners of the Steve Reid award for Innovation. ‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 17 May 2019 7.30pm - Toby Marks & Andrew Heath - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Soundscape artists. See websites for full description. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2019 7.30pm - John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The Nearly Free Tour - This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!). Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2019 8pm - Show of Hands: ‘Special Relationship’ Tour - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, aka the award-winning acoustic roots duo Show of Hands, are back on the road again, and they’re bringing a friend! For their 2019 spring tour, Knightley and Beer are joined by long-term friend and collaborator Richard Shindell to celebrate their very own transatlantic ‘Special Relationship’. This is a rare chance to sit back and enjoy the sounds of three sublime musical innovators,each at the top of their game. www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 19 May 2019 8pm - Show of Hands: ‘Special Relationship’ Tour - RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Bookings etc. www.theploughartscentre.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 19 May 2019 8pm - RANT - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 for Best Traditional track, they tour their unique brand of ‘chamber-folk’ far and wide. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. www.rantfiddles.com
‘This is dignified, deep and profound music.’ fRoots magazine. www.rantfiddles.com. £12(+) adv/£14 door, tickets available online at www.topshamfolkclub.org or at Sunday night folk evenings at the Globe, Topsham. All enquiries 01392 875332.

NEW Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Belshazzar's Feast - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson bring their own brand of fun and music to the Cafe. (details tba) £?? for dinner, pud, cheese, cuppa. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Wednesday 22 May 2019 7.30pm - Sara Grey & Kieron Means - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Sara Grey, a fine American singer, banjo player and song collector, and son Kieron Means, singer and guitar player of great merit, and a fine performer of traditional and contemporary songs. "We perform from a wide range of American traditions including old-time songs and ballads from the Appalachians, Ozarks, New England and the West, blues and gospel music as well as a few of our favourite written songs. The passage of songs from Great Britain and Ireland to America is of particular interest to us. A good deal of our material is the American versions that have travelled, though a song or two from Britain will no doubt be sung. It is our aim during the evening to encourage our audience to join us in singing the chorus of many of our songs." Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 25 May 2019 8pm - Ceilidh with Phoenix - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Callers: Mary Howells & Jeremy Child. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

tbc Sunday 26 May 2019 2.30pm - Paddy’s Whiskers - The Boathouse, Preston Sands, Paignton
Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers playing a mixture of fiddle led Irish jigs and reels for dancing, banjo driven bluegrass numbers, and Scottish tunes on border bagpipes. The whole band sing and at a Whiskers gig you’ll hear well known favourites from the folk tradition, together with a few original songs and tunes written by the band. The venue is very family friendly. Live music starts at 2.30pm and entrance is free. Free entry. More information from www.paddyswhiskers.co.uk or ring Andrew on 07514 064558.

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 31 May 2019 8pm - Luke Jackson Trio - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
"Very powerful-impressive songs, individual playing and the singing-oh man the singing!" – Folkcast. "A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style" – Spiral Earth. "Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise” – Steve Knightley, Show of Hands. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/463799. Hot drinks available at the Twigg's Gigs café.

NEW Saturday 1 June 2019 - Songwriters Circle - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Greg Hancock, Em Marshall & Ben Morgan-Brown. A perfect opportunity to enjoy, compare and contrast two top singer songwriters who approach the art of songwriting in very different ways, and with very different backgrounds and influences. www.greghancockmusic.com, www.emmarshall.com, www.benmorganbrown.co.uk. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/462494 Tickets £8 from the Bridge 01392 873862.

NEW Friday 7 June 2019 7.30pm  - Ninebarrow - Church of St. Michaels the Archangel, Chagford TQ13 8BN
Multi-award-winning folk duo (and walkers!) who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist. Tickets £10, child £7, available from Sally’s Newsagents, Chagford, or call 01363 85370, or online from www.ninebarrow.co.uk.

NEW Friday 7 June 2019 - Jim Causley - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Last year he was also nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2014 he won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award and presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon. The following year he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show ‘Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains’. www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 7 June 2019 7.30pm - Richard Durrant - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant returns with a musical celebration of midsummer and another classic series of gigs on the folk/classical cusp. As the solstice approaches Durrant reveals a collection of brand new pieces, old favourites, tales from the road and the occasional song inspired by the summer solstice. "My new favourite guitarist…Richard Durrant sits completely outside the accepted genres. He has a peculiar and wonderful mind" Tom Robinson BBC6 Music.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW 7-9 June 2019 - Contemporary Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey
Musical entertainment includes Harbottle & Jonas on 8/6. www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 8 June 2019 - Lost Sound Chorus - venue tba
tbc tba Dartmoor folk choir.

NEW Sunday 9 June 2019  - The Ruggle Regatta - Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
tbc tba Free event. Various performers. Contact Daf Edwards: dafedwards53@gmail.com or 07957 280129. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Friday 28 June 2019 - Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernadi - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Winners of The European Blues Challenge 2013, exciting Italian duo Veronica and Max play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20’s and 30’s in their own unique style. Using ukulele, washboard, kazoo, guitars and mandolin, they sing and play with passion and humour, as they keep a precious musical heritage alive by faithfully reproducing its original sound, updated with a modern twist. Expect songs from Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter and the Delmore Brothers. www.maxandveronica.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW 21-23 June 2019 - Teignmouth Folk Festival
Geoff Lakeman, Jim Causley, Paul Wilson & Marilyn Tucker, Peter & Barbara Snape, Old Gaffers, Jim Payne, Mrs Midnight's Ceilidh Band, City of Plymouth Pipe Band... www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk

NEW Thursday 27 June 2019 8pm - The Blues Band - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
2019 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 40th year together, Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher. Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that, 40 years on, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 11 July 2019 - Eve Selis - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Eve’s previous visits to the Mill have brought the house down! San Diegobased Eve converts country, R&B, blues, folk and rock ’n’roll into a musical force that stops you in your tracks. This gifted writer and electrifying singer has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Melissa Etheridge, and numbers Bob Harris among her fans – “One of the best shows I’ve ever seen in the UK”. www.eveselis.com. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Sunday 14 July 2019 8pm - Gigspanner Big Band - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
details tba www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Fri/Sat 19/20 July 2019 - Chagstock Festival - Whiddon Down, nr Chagford
More acts announced. Limited number of Early Bird tickets are now on sale at cheaper than 2018 prices! See www.chagstock.info.

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

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

NEW 2-9 August 2019 - Sidmouth Folk Festival
Early line-up announcements, website launched, tickets on sale (Super Early Bird). The Sidmouth Folk Festival goes back to its roots in 2019 and reclaims its title for its 65th edition.
www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk. Join the festival mailing list for regular updates (which have already started): www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk/mailing-list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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