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Friday 18 January 2019 7.30pm - Flash Jack - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
An evening of music with sea shanties, Cornish folks songs and anything else that comes into their heads. Come and enjoy a good old sing-a-long to brighten up a January evening! If using train this is timed to finish to catch last train back to Plymouth. Tickets £7 adv available from Calstock Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 - 4, or from Jane Kiely 01822 834964, £8 door. Full details www.calstockhall.org.

Friday 18 January 2019 7.30pm - Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 9NN (map)
Regular 3rd Friday meeting. Entry £2 (audience and performers). Basic p.a. available for those that wish to use it. New and experienced performers made very welcome. Further details www.facebook.com/folkplus2/?fref=ts or from Paul and Chris (Folk Inspired) who run the club, 07894 961010. email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. Let Chris know by 7.30pm if you want to sing/perform.
Tickets available here for Folk Plus in Concert on Saturday 23 February.

UPDATED Saturday 19 January 2019 - Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail
A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’, organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event and helps raise funds to enrich the lives of local children in school and community. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The lantern procession led by the Wassail King and Queen, Rufus Yates and Scarlett Yunnie and the apple blessing Wassail Ceremony will take place around 6pm within the village community orchard with wassail songs led by Rosa Rebecka. There will be other events in the village centre from 4pm into the evening, including the Bovey Tracey Mummers Play, Morris Dancing with Black Bess Border Morris, The Wassail Singers, entertainment from Elfic the Juggler & Jester, Gypsy Jazz from Skedaddle, Storytelling with Paul Sharman, folk music; local food and drinks and licensed bar. Rosa Rebecka and the Wassail Singers can be heard live on Radio Devon on the Michael Chequer programme between 8 and 9pm on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Saturday 19 January 2019 7.30pm - Candlelit Winter Concert - Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan
Five great singer-songwriter guests - Jimmy Ireland, Matthew North, Rowena Alderton-Parr, Anna Hammill and Georgia Omarah with interval music from dj getbacktothebeat. Entry £5 on the door including a free glass of mulled wine. Proceeds to local charities. The church has no car park but there is ample parking through the village. Tickets £5 on the door.

Saturday 19 January 2019 8pm - The Big Blind - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF
Storytelling by Dominic Kelly, with Swedish folk musicians Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson. www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk. “…a bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins… Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson beautifully fuse enchanting Nordic music with Dominic Kelly’s prose… complementing and accenting the narrative seamlessly.”

UPDATED NB Late change of venue
Sunday 20 January 2019 2-4pm  -Workshop: Celebrating the Fiddle in 2019
A workshop of music-making for intermediate to advanced players. A fun participatory workshop for fiddle players, led by Griselda Sanderson, playing traditional music from the UK & Sweden. Cost £10. Part 1 includes listening exercises to get all playing as a group with a focus on techniques used in ensemble playing. We will learn new tunes by ear. Notation can be sent in advance. Part 2 involves arranging the tunes and part-playing. We will work on adding drones and counter-melodies to create beautiful rich harmonies. Finally we will sum up what we have achieved in the session with a ‘performance’ that you can record for your future listening pleasure. Teas/coffees provided. Bring recording devices and music stands if you wish to read notation. For advance tickets: https://Griselda22.eventbee.com/event?eid=164479492. Contact: gris_sanderson@hotmail.com, Phone 07792 319809/ 01803 864286.
NOT Berry Pomeroy village hall but The School Hall, The Mansion 36A Fore St., Totnes TQ9 5RP. For more info tel: 01803 864286 or for bookings https://www.facebook.com/events/2205316339741201/

Sold out Sunday 20 January 2019 7.45pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Eldest Lakeman son and exceptional guitarist Sean is joined by his wife Kathryn for a welcome return. These local and international folk heroes are two times winners of the "Best Duo" award at the BBC Folk awards. their inventive and sensitive interpretations of traditional songs are well known and now their songwriting ability has attracted further plaudits. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 20 January 2019 8pm - Topsham Folk Club: Charity Night - Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR (map)
Free admission. “ Live music – CD sale – folk quiz – raffle. Please bring along any unwanted CDs, on the night or preferably in advance.”  www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Wednesday 23 January 2019 8pm - Chris Smither & The Suitcase Junket - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Drawing deeply from folk and blues, poets and philosophers, Chris Smither is one of the great 'Godfathers' of American Roots music. Raised in New Orleans he developed an early fascination for the blues and in particular the music of Lightnin' Hopkins, whose influence still informs his driving percussive guitar playing. In the early 70s Chris moved to Cambridge Massachusetts where he became a mainstay of the burgeoning folk scene, becoming good friends with Bonnie Raitt who recorded his song 'Love Me Like A Man', a staple of her set to this day. A true original, his sparse brilliant songs delivered in his care worn voice and intricate acoustic guitar picking, are unlike anything on the block. Joining Chris is young American songwriter Matt Lorenz aka The Suitcase Junket, whose music is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, juke joints and dusty back porches. Tickets £15. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Thursday 24 January 2019 8pm - Free Concert - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
This concert will showcase local musicians. By the end of the evening everyone will realise what entertainment there is to be had in the South Hams and there are even more out there. To get us going Mick Loates, blues enthusiast extraordinaire resplendent in his trademark Fedora will engage with delicate vocals and blues accompaniments . Cool Beanz follow. Their fusion of upbeat folk reggae roots music will generate more than usual excitement in our hip-op audience. Then Phil Kennerell will let us know why he revels in a January spot. Phil is a veteran of many clubs and stages and we’re pleased he’s back for his 4th Crabshell concert. To bring this fine concert to an end we have Acorn Shakers (Andrew, Emily, Nick and Claire). They draw on their long-term musical experiences to present an exciting and varied repertoire from American Old Time’s golden era: the 1920s/30s to mountain ballads and string band songs. They play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, dulcimer, banjo bass, ukulele and washboard. There is something for everyone! 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.

UPDATED with menu details
Friday 25 January 2019 - Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta - The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor

This is 'Burns' Night, particularly up there, over the border. However, as this is a sailing club we thought it more appropriate that is should be called 'Drowns' Night. Unless anyone wishes to do a rendition of 'The boy stood on the burning deck'. Judging from the last two years, a great social evening in prospect, with excellent food, and great entertainment. No pressure on anyone to perform, just come along and enjoy yourselves. £18 per person and the choices are seafood casserole, veggie curry and Spanish chicken, with a couple of puds and cheese and biscuits, tea & coffee. Attendance must be pre-booked but food is pick & mix on the night. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk. This is a really sociable event, Jan and I will be there - again. Highly recommended! Excellent value too!!

Exeter Folk Club - Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
The Club's monthly programme of guest and open nights for 2019 is now available on www.exeterfolkclub.org. Booked guests currently include Steve Turner (15/3), Tom McConville (13/4), Reg Meuross (10/5), Miranda Sykes (13/9), Jackie Oates (11/10).
Friday 25 January - Open Club Night. February - No Club Night (due to circumstances beyond the club's control).

Friday 25 January 2019 7.30pm - Jim Causley - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and his 'Evening with' concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed. www.wegottickets.com/event/450530. Pasties on sale. Support: Jimmy Ireland.

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

Friday 25 January 2019 - Sound Of The Sirens - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
West Country folk-rock duo, Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, return celebrating the launch of their new album today as well as the start of a 21-date UK tour. Expect an unforgettable performance with warmth and humour. This follow-up to their debut album  continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies over 15 heartfelt tracks, blending intoxicating vocal harmonies with beautifully crafted instrumentals. www.soundofthesirens.net. www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk. Box office 01803 665800.

Friday 25 January 2019 - Re-Jig: Burns Night celebration - Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton
Former members of Jiggerypipery combine with Gingang to carry on playing hi-energy jigs and reels. Re-Jig comprises Tony Bayliss: Cittern, Vocals - Louis Bingham: Tenor Banjo, Guitar - Carl Allerfeldt: Fiddle - Pete Bingham: Bass - Simon Crowe: Drums. Tickets £8. Reserve tickets in advance at the Drewe Arms, or call Tony on 07876 788988.

UPDATED Saturday 26 January 2019 - Re-Jig: Burns Night ceilidh & supper - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Former members of Jiggerypipery combine with Gingang to carry on playing hi-energy jigs and reels. There will be Scottish dancing, Haggis, tatties and 'neeps (and whisky)! The Haggis will be addressed in traditional fashion by Andy Williamson. Re-Jig comprises Tony Bayliss: Cittern, Vocals - Louis Bingham: Tenor Banjo, Guitar - Carl Allerfeldt: Fiddle - Pete Bingham: Bass - Simon Crowe: Drums. Tickets £6, £10 or £13, you choose. www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 26 January 2019 8pm - Jelly Roll - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Jelly Roll featuring Craig Milverton, Julian Piper and Coach York. Although on the face of it, it's an unlikely alliance - the UK's top Jazz pianist with a dyed in the wool bluesman - Julian Piper's association with Craig Milverton goes way back, to rambunctious days touring Europe backing American bluesmen. With ace drummer Coach York from the Mike Westbrook band on hand, the trio present a stunning selection of music ranging from Bobby Timmons Jazz classic 'Moanin', to the James Bond theme. Along the way expect a lot of jumping Boogie Woogie, New Orleans funk and B.B. King. Harmonica wizard Jeff 'The Horse' Horsey will also add his magic. Tickets £10 from The Bridge Inn 01392 873862.

Saturday 26 January 2019 - Sound Of The Sirens - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
West Country folk-rock duo Sound Of The Sirens have announced their new album, This Time, out January 25th via DMF Records, as well as a 21-date UK tour starting in January. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.
www.soundofthesirens.net. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Saturday 26 January 2019 - Sarah Gillespie - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
Critically acclaimed singer songwriter renowned for mixing elements of blues, folk and jazz with her distinctive streetwise lyricism. As a teenager, Gillespie busked across America and went on to perform across Europe, the UK and the USA with appearances on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. Her 4th album Wishbones has been very well received, ‘...Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive.“ Metro – London. With Ruth Goller - bass, Chris Montague – guitar, Kit Downes – piano.  A Fougou Music Presentation. Tickets £12.50. www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk. Box office 01803 665800.

Saturday 26 January 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
2019 sees the 25th anniversary of d'Accord which presents a showcase with three local bands - Fraich'Airs, the Drones Club and TRaM - playing during the evening, providing fantastic music for a range of French and Breton dances as well as our normal dance 'workshop' at the beginning of the evening. Also a short AGM during the tea break. 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.
Coming next: 23/2 Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant; 23/3 Steve Turner and David Faulkner; 27/4 Levriad

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

Saturday 26 January 2019 8pm - Ceilidh with Pigs Might Fly - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Coming later: March 2 - Amber Fire; March 23 - Dartmoor Pixie Band; April 27 - Dumbo's Feather; May 25 - Phoenix

NEW Saturday 26 January 2019 7pm - Burns Night Supper - Durant Arms, Ashprington, nr Totnes
With music from Skylark: fiddle, flute, guitar, mandolin and harmony singing. Celebrate the life and poems of the poet Robert Burns. Give your taste buds a Highland Fling. Bookings 01803 732240. www.durantarms.co.uk.

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

Monday 28 January 2019 7.30pm - Beth Rowley - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Gota Fria - Tracing the Line Duo Tour. A heady fusion of rock, blues and Americana ‘Gota Fría’ is a startling rebirth, with a confidence that belies a ten-year absence. Working with co-writers Ron Sexsmith, Marcus Bonfanti and Ben Castle, Rowley has delivered an album that smolders, in both explosive and intimate forms. ‘Howl at the Moon’ and ‘Only One Cloud’, evoke the swarthy drama of Led Zeppelin while ‘Brother’ and ‘Run to the Light’ are ember-glowing ballads.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk. Part of Independent Venues Week.

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

Wednesday 30 January 2019 - Phil Beer - Uffculme Village Hall, nr Cullompton
Phil is an incredible multi-instrumentalist and singer. He has been "on the road" for around 45 years now, amazingly, and has played with a huge number of different artist, but is very modest about publicizing this! He prefers to say "Phil Beer. Plays guitar and fiddle. Sings a bit." Needless to say, this hardly does justice to describe an evening of his songs, tunes and anecdotes that give an insight into a wonderful world the music that he loves and which has delighted audiences for more than four decades. www.wegottickets.com/event/456190.

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

Friday 1 February 2019 7.30pm - Tristan and Iseult - Methodist Church, Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5HW
Storytelling by Katy Cawkwell. Tragedy, romance and thrill spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Ireland. “compelling and gripping…” Everything Theatre.
www.ticketsource.co.uk/south-devon-storytellers.

Friday 1 February 2019 7.30pm - Sam Green - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
A modern, independent Roots artist with universal appeal; Sam's music has served as the foundations on which he has built a strong reputation as a live act combining virtuosic musical skill with great song writing. From a live show, you can expect original music inspired by a love of Grunge, Blues, Alt-Folk and Country, presented with percussive acoustic slide guitar, as well as hypnotic rhythms created live with the use of stomp-box and loop station.  "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing at Glastonbury festival" The Independent Newspaper. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk. Part of Independent Venues Week.

UPDATED Postponed until Saturday 12 October 2019
Friday 1 February 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.

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

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

Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - Velvet & Stone: Sound Mind Sessions - St. John in the Wilderness, St John's Road, Exmouth EX8 5EG
Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by stunning alt-folk group Velvet & Stone whose brand of contemporary folk combines wide-open soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs, and has been described as “haunting” by BBC Radio 2, and “superb” by BBC Introducing. Led by the ethereal combination of Lara’s vocals, and Kathryn’s violin;Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, taking their audiences on an unforgettable journey through stunning melodies and soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.. Support: two brilliant and unique acts, Georgia Omarah and Ben Morgan-Brown. Full details www.wegottickets.com/soundmindsessions.

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

Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - Chris Woods Groove Orchestra - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician. Instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition.
Creative acoustic guitar Workshop 4.30-6.30pm
A relaxed workshop for all abilities and style of guitarists. Participants will leave having learned a range of exciting percussive techniques, enjoyed being part of a guitar orchestra and a whole lot more.
Tickets - Show only: adult £12 adv, £15 door, student £5; show & workshop: adult £20, student £15. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Sunday 3 February 2019 7.30pm - Sam Lewis - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. And while he’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres. There’s something about Sam Lewis that is indescribably different — and with his newest project, he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for - the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk. Part of Independent Venues Week.

Sunday 3 February 2019 7.45pm - Jim Reynolds - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
A songwriter, guitarist & singer of blues, ragtime and old fashioned ballads, although Jim's early influences were the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and Al Stewart, he is equally at home with songs from the 1930s and 40s, all presented in an incredibly relaxed manner, that belies the quality of his musicianship. His own songs often portray the people and relationships within his own life, intermixed with a fair dose of wry humour. £10.
 Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

UPDATED Sunday 3 February 2019 7.30pm - Jim Causley - Tavistock Wharf (map)
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and his ‘Evening with’ concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed!.
www.jimcausley.co.uk. www.tavistockwharf.com.

Wednesday 6 February 2019 7.30pm - Late Burns Night - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Enjoy an evening of varied music and words in the relaxing atmosphere of the antique barn, featuring Unique Duo Reefs of Moonshine and Contemporary Folk Trio Navigator together with readings of poetry and prose by Mary Booker and James Armstong. Tickets £7, from 07812 688432 or 07881 945900, or the Bridge 01392 873862.

NEW Friday 8 February 2019 7.30pm - Daria Kulesh: Long Lost Home - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB (map)
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: adult £9, child £7, family £25. Call 01364 631288 or book online, www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Friday 8 February 2019 7.30pm - John Smith - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Living with the traditional songs on "Hummingbird" are new original songs penned by Smith ("Hummingbird," "Boudica," and "Axe Mountain (Revisited)") - which stand up alongside the others as evidence of the power of his influences and personal history on his present creativity. Produced by Sam Lakeman and recorded at his Somerset studio, "Hummingbird" features Cara Dillon, John McCusker and Ben Nicholls. “You’re smiling even as tears catch in your throat.” -MOJO. “Spellbinding.” -Time Out. “the guitarists’ guitarist.” -The Sunday Times. “Staggeringly good.” -Acoustic Magazine. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 9 February 2019 8pm - Mrs Midnight’s Midwinter Musical Madness Ceilidh - Newton St Cyres Parish Hall, West Town Rd, Exeter EX5 5BW
Come dressed as ANYTHING to do with music, song or harmony - a tune, or a song from a show, or a show itself!, or an opera or a musical note or an instrument. There are prizes of great worth to be won, and good dancing to be had, whether in costume or no! Bar, Raffle & Pasties as is now traditional, and a spot from Glory of the West. If you haven’t been there before, it's just off the A377 main Exeter to Crediton Road. Tickets £8 door / £7 conc. or in advance  Contact info@mrsmidnights.co.uk or text 07789 714498 to book a place.

Saturday 9 February 2019 8pm - Papa Gator & The Levee Breakers - Globe Hotel, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR (map)
A Mardi Gras night of Mambo madness! Featuring the accordion of Rob Rickey from Lafayette Louisiana, alongside sensational Pedal Steel player Gus York, whose claim to fame includes years on the road with Val Doonican(!) and recording with Marianne Faithful, and the fiery guitar playing of Julian Piper, a man who's served more time than most hanging around the Louisiana swamps, this bunch of renegades dish out a heady Gumbo of Louisiana Cajun, Swamp Pop and Soul . With a rhythm section of Chris Billings on bass guitar and Lucy Piper on drums, Papa Gator serve up a real dose of Les Bon Temps! Tickets £10 from Topsham Books 01392 877895.
Also: Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Papa Gator And The Levee Breakers -The Drewe Arms Drewsteignton EX6 6QN - 01647 281409

Saturday 9 February 2019 7.30pm - Jaywalkers - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage. The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio. “An effortless blend British and American folk traditions to create something arguably greater than either of these genres.” Acoustic magazine. www.jaywalkers.co.uk. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Sunday 10 February 2019 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
The acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour which opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Miranda is back with a new project: Behind The Wall, a roller coaster ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful. www.mirandasykes.com. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

UPDATED Sunday 10 February 2019 - Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just before his death – produced by his Son, Adam. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk. More details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

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

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

Friday 15 February 2019 - Rag Mama Rag - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Contact
01823 400416 or email milvertonmusic@f2s.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 - Supper concert with Silvington - Slapton Village Hall
South Devon duo Silvington will be featuring tracks from their new album "A Song in Every Window" - a history of Plymouth in song. Tickets £10 from Slapton Village Community Shop. In aid of St James the Great Church.

Saturday 16 February 2019 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Jane Darke: Cornwall’s Native Poet - Mamhead Village Hall, Stud Hill, Mamhead, EX6 8HP
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. Call 0845 467 0529 to book.

Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Moscow Drug Club - Chudleigh Community School Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. Early gigs in the bars and clubs of Bristol provided evidence that Moscow Drug Club made a noise that made people happy. www.moscowdrugclub.com. Tickets £12 adult, child £8 from 01626 852553.

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

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Papa Gator & The Levee Breakers - Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton EX6 6QN
A Mardi Gras night of Mambo madness! Featuring the accordion of Rob Rickey from Lafayette Louisiana, alongside sensational Pedal Steel player Gus York, whose claim to fame includes years on the road with Val Doonican(!) and recording with Marianne Faithful, and the fiery guitar playing of Julian Piper, a man who's served more time than most hanging around the Louisiana swamps, this bunch of renegades dish out a heady Gumbo of Louisiana Cajun, Swamp Pop and Soul . With a rhythm section of Chris Billings on bass guitar and Lucy Piper on drums, Papa Gator serve up a real dose of Les Bon Temps! Tel. 01647 281409.

NEW Wednesday 20 February 2019 - Beans On Toast - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Cult folk legend, Beans on Toast is coming to town to promote his new album 'A Bird in The Hand’ and he’s bringing a full band with him. Over the course of his huge career Beans has become something of a cult national treasure. What seemed like a throwaway festival act has evolved into something much more important, a voice of truth and honesty, cutting through the b*llsh*t. A consistent and reliable modern-day troubadour, not afraid to speak his mind; always touring, always writing, recording and releasing music. Playing every festival under the sun and always, always, telling it like it is. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW Saturday 23 February 2018 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). Contact Marion on 07837 271769.

NEW 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.

NEW Saturday 23 February 2019 8pm - Kent DuChaine - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
A name that hardly needs any introduction, were Kent DuChaine born in a shotgun shack in Mississippi, they'd be making BBC2 documentaries about the man and there'd be a custom DuChaine National Steel guitar. The reality is that Kent and his beloved guitar Leadbessie, have spent the last 40 years tearing up clubs and stages throughout the known world, his stock in trade being renditions of classic blues songs - some learnt from the legendary Johnny Shines with whom he toured for three years - all delivered in a show that's just full of priceless anecdotes and humour. Tickets £12 from The Bridge Inn 01392 873862.

NEW Saturday 23 February 2019 -  d'Accord Exeter - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
details tbc Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant. 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 24 February 2019 7.45pm - Sam Kelly Duo - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Sam is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Although hailing from Norfolk, Sam has a deep interest in Gaelic culture stemming from listening to tales and melodeon tunes from his Irish grandfather. He has even co-written songs in Cornish! He has an outstanding voice and is supported by the incredible banjo-playing of "Lost Boys" member Jamie Francis and together they create exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music. £10.
 Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 24 February 2019 - Fake Thackray - venue tba
details tba

NEW 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.

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

NEW Friday 1 March 2019 8pm - Edgelarks - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
The renamed BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Hailing from Lancashire, Henry is a slide guitarist and harmonica player. He 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. Tickets selling fast since Edgelarks announced the gig on their website. Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk to book tickets @ £10.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - Leveret - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and timeless. 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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 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. Wren Music is an artist-led folk arts organisation based in Okehampton. The mission is to work with music and culture in order to educate, inspire creativity, promote inclusion, and celebrate identity. Wren works with all ages, from early years to older adults, in a variety of settings, from schools to theatres and from the street to residential homes. Tickets £10. Box Office 01392 277189/665885.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre. www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday/Saturday 8/9 March 2019 - Mad Dog McRea - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
+special guests. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2019 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.

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

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

NEW 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.

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

NEW Friday 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

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

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

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

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

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

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW Sunday 31 March 2019 7.30pm - Glenn Tilbrook - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Glenn Tilbrook is one of the founding members and lead singer of legendary British band Squeeze. On this solo tour Glenn will be promoting awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust, the charity that supports a network of foodbanks around the UK. At all venues there will be 'food drop points and collection boxes, and Glenn will also be donating all profits from his merchandise, including an exclusive 4 track EP, to the organisation. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. 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 Saturday 6 April 2019 7.30pm - GypsyFingers - 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 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 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 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 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 -  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 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 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 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 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.

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 Thursday 30 May 2019 7.30pm - Steve Turner - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
www.steve-turner.co.uk/index.htm. www.tavistockwharf.com.

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

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

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 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.

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