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

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Friday 29 October 2021 - Three Daft Monkeys - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
The festival favourites from Cornwall bring their quirky and original approach to music back to venues across the UK with a new 4-piece line-up. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms, will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. The desire to dance is irresistible. www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk

Friday 29 October 2021 7.30pm - Jamie Smith's Mabon: The Last Huzzah! - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
The music of Jamie Smith’s Mabon is well described as Original, Interceltic, World Music. Composed by frontman Jamie Smith, and brought to life by five highly accomplished musicians, it draws inspiration directly from the traditional folk music of the Celtic countries: a true exploration of forms and styles found in Celtic music and their forging into something bold and new. After 21 years, the band are performing their last shows before turning to new pastures and following different paths. No 'musical differences' here, just a need to move on and try different things. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

Cancelled Friday 29 October 2021 - Davis Lindley Mullan - Abbotskerswell Village Hall, nr Newton Abbot
Cancelled due to ill health. Contact: Mike Webb 01626 363640 or mikewebb1420@btinternet.com.

Friday 29 October 2021 7.30pm - Reg Meuross and Harbottle & Jonas - St Petroc`s Church, South Brent
Songs of Love & Death - album launch/fundraiser, presented in the beautiful church where they recorded the songs, a stark yet beautiful album of traditional songs. Described as “a mighty songwriter” by Martin Carthy, Reg Meuross has been a constant presence in the nation’s folk clubs and venues throughout his 30-year career but until now he has never delved into the traditional songs that have so influenced his writing. Matching Reg’s talent for conveying the true meaning behind a song in his delivery, with South Brent’s own husband and wife duo Harbottle & Jonas' exceptional arrangement and accompaniment skills, the album tackles some of the most enduring songs from the English tradition. Support Ben Morgan-Brown. Tickets £10 from https://bit.ly/SOLDLaunchDevonGig or available from Art Works (cash only). More information www.regmeuross.com/events or call/text Katie 07832 200980.

Friday 29 October 2021 8pm - Exeter Folk Club re-starting - at Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Strict COVID safety measures will be in place. Limited attendance. Advisable to contact to let us know you are intending or that you wish to perform. Email: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com; tel: 01392 210983; www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.
And make a diary note of this forthcoming concert organised by the Club, details to follow, but NB different venue:
Saturday 26 February 2022 - Paul Downes & Phil Beer - Exminster Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8DF

Saturday 30 October 2021 7.30pm - The Tannahill Weavers - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
One of Scotland 's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

Saturday 30 October 2021 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Pigs Might Fly - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
-Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - Seth Lakeman & Band - Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD
Freedom Fields 15th Anniversary Tour. Details www.sethlakeman.co.uk.

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Seth Lakeman & Band - Exeter Cathedral
Freedom Fields 15th Anniversary Tour. Details www.sethlakeman.co.uk.

Thursday 4 November 2021 7.30pm - Sam Lee - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Join us in this beautiful setting for a concert from this Mercury-nominated singer, folksong collector, and conservationist who has helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes. More details, tickets etc. www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com.

Friday 5 November 2021 - Harbottle & Jonas Trio - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Partners in life and music, dynamic Devon-based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. On ‘The Beacon’ (single and album), and often at live gigs, the duo become a trio, joined by fiddle player Annie Baylis, weaving a third close vocal harmony and sensitive playing. www.harbottleandjonas.com. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk. Support: Mossy Eyebrows.

Saturday 6 November 2021 8.30pm - House Concert: The Rhonetones - Hatch Court, Churchstow
The Rhonetones are Tim Dalling (the accordionist (from Old Rope/New Rope String Band) and his daughter Rhona. Soulful songs mostly and some tune sets. Donations on the door. Doors 7.30pm. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability, reservations, directions. No bar so BYO.

Sunday 7 November 2021 7.45pm - Anthony John Clarke - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Brilliant songwriter, humorist and author, you will have a smile on your face all evening. https://anthonyjohnclarke.com. Please email us at folkonthemoor1@gmail.com to let us know you are coming along. www.moorfolk.co.uk

Thursday 11 November 2021 7pm - Billy Bragg - Exeter University Great Hall EX4 4PZ (map)
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Honoured with the PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the Ivor Novello awards in May 2018, he is regarded a valuable statesman and activist. www.billybragg.co.uk. Tickets www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/elsewhere.

Friday 12 November 2021 8pm - Police Dog Hogan - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
High-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. Much-loved Guardian columnist Tim Dowling adds his banjo to the musical mix. Full details, bookings etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 13 November 2021 - Gigspanner Trio - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
details tba www.gigspanner.com/live/2021/11/13/gigspanner-trio-concert-cornwall

Saturday 13 November 2021 7.30pm - Music of Cat Stevens - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. www.theflavel.org.uk

Sunday 14 November 2021 8pm – Martin Simpson - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Full details, ticketing etc. see www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Gigspanner Big Band - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’. Beginning life as a trio - with legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards 'Best Duo') and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray. As collaborations go, it doesn't get much more mouth-watering than this. www.brixhamtheatre.uk. Bookings www.ticketsource.co.uk/brixham-theatre/peter-knight-s-gigspanner-big-band/e-maxvzo.

NEW Friday 19 November 2021 7.30pm - Shanties at St Andrews - St Andrews Church, Kenn, Exeter EX6 7UR
An evening of shanties and sea songs raising money for St Andrew's Church and Andy's Man Club (mental health charity), featuring sets from Kenn parish's own Bow Movement and guests Batten Down the Hatches and the hauntingly melodic Hot Tuna, an all female maritime folk acapella group. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Tickets £5 available on the door, in advance from Kennford Post Office, or by email thebowmovement@gmail.com.

NEW Friday 19 November 2021 - Sheelanagig - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
For over a decade, Sheelanagig have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces. www.sheelanagig.co.uk. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk

NEW Sunday 21 November 2021 7.45pm - Mike Silver - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Another outstanding songwriter, guitarist and musical arranger, Mike is as big a fan of the Club as we are of him! http://mikesilver.co.uk. Please email us at folkonthemoor1@gmail.com to let us know you are coming along. www.moorfolk.co.uk

NEW Wednesday 24 November 2021 - Levellers - Plymouth Pavilions
Balcony seating and standing. Levellers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal platinum-selling, album Levelling The Land with a 17 date UK tour playing the, now classic, album in full. They will also be playing other hits and songs from their Top 10 album Peace released in August 2020. www.plymouthpavilions.com

NEW Saturday 27 November 2021 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Spinach For Norman - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 27 November 2021 8.30pm - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the “bonsai guitar”, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter. The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/?p=3&c=Music

Book early! These shows always sell out.

NEW Sunday 28 November 2021 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard PL14 5AZ (map)
“She reached parts other singers fail to do ... There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. ” - Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World); “Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals ... enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.” - PopMatters; “Her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” - Huffington Post. www.sterts.co.uk/copy-of-2021-season

NEW Sunday-Tuesday 28-30 November 2021 - Riverdance 25 - Plymouth Pavilions
The new 25th Anniversary show. Mon/Tues also matinees. www.plymouthpavilions.com

NEW Friday 3 December 2021 8pm - Sam Sweeney Band - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music. Sam and his new band are putting something into English music that has never been there before. Their new project has the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flare, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 3 December 2021 - Moscow Drug Club - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Christmas Bash.
Music from 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire plus Leonard Cohen & Tom Waits. Please BYO evening meal or snack. Details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk/page6.html.

NEW Friday/Saturday 3/4 December 2021 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
See www.showofhands.co.uk/soh-news for information about the change of line-up for the Autumn Tour 2021 - 'The Best One Yet'. Music legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley will return as Show of Hands to captivate audiences with live renditions of their award-winning hits and festival favourites, two years since their concerts were cancelled due to Covid-19. The evening will feature a set of iconic signature tracks from the last 25 years, encapsulated on their soon to be released new album Singled Out, whilst the second set will bring together new material and classic Show of Hands tracks. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk

NEW Saturday 4 December 2021 - Fisherman's Friends 25 - Plymouth Pavilions
Britain’s oldest boy band emerge from lockdown and hit the road as The Fisherman’s Friends – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – announce their Unlocked & Unleashed tour for 2021. Tickets on sale from 16 October.

NEW Sunday 5 December 2021 7.45pm - Gerry Colvin Band - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Gerry's unique performance style can not disguise the brilliance of his lyrics, all supported by the outstanding musicianship of his band. www.gerrycolvin.co.uk. Please email us at folkonthemoor1@gmail.com to let us know you are coming along. www.moorfolk.co.uk

NEW Wednesday 8 December 2021 8pm - Carols & Capers ~ Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
A unique celebratory show of Christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments. Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. Carols & Capers will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/?p=3&c=Music

NEW 9-11 December 2021 - Folk Orchestra Residential Course - Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6SF
4-piece professional band Moonrakers www.moonrakers.net will be running a Folk Orchestra (2 days) in Dunster followed by a concert at The Regal Theatre, Minehead. Anyone who wishes to find out more can call Jon on 01865 769206.
Arriving Thursday evening, then two full days of multi-instrumental group arrangements, playing and tuition for intermediate players. Limited to 20 participants. Three nights full board + the course : £300-£345 depending on accommodation. Bookings/enquiries 01643 821425.
11 December The Regal Theatre, Minehead TA24 5AY. Evening concert at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Tickets/enquiries: 01643 706430.

NEW Saturday 11 December 2021 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 12 December 2021 7.45pm - Jim Causley - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Top singer Jim will be performing "A Causley Christmas" with a voice described by Geoff Lakeman as " a voice in a million". www.jimcausley.co.uk. Please email us at folkonthemoor1@gmail.com to let us know you are coming along. www.moorfolk.co.uk

NEW Tuesday 14 December 2021 - The Magic Lantern - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter and composer Jamie Doe, an artist blurring the boundaries between folk, jazz and contemporary music. Performing with a full band drawn from London’s genre-bending jazz scene, The Magic Lantern’s live show is a rich, cathartic and moving experience dedicated to addressing the fear and anxiety present in us all. Support: Hearing Aid Beige. www.the-magic-lantern.co.uk, www.hearingaidbeige.com. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk

NEW Sunday 19 December 2021 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Full details, bookings etc. www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Sunday 16 January 2022 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Direct from it’s success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a sold-out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on

NEW Saturday 29 January 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Dartmoor Pixies - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Thursday 3 February 2022 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Special Guest for the Tour is Singer / Songwriter - Luke Jackson. Luke is a wonderful performer gaining much recognition for his recorded work as well as touring the UK, Europe, and America relentlessly. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on

NEW Friday 4 February 2022 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
'Pass Notes - The Stories Behind the Songs' Tour. Following the success of Steve’s intimate 2019 one man show, his latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

NEW Saturday 5 February 2022 8pm - Steve Knightley - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The Stories Behind The Songs - Following the success of his intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard new material, Steve explores the themes and stories that inspire him. He’ll show how music and words can become lyrics and chords, and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own. www.calstockarts.org

NEW Friday 18 February 2022 - Flats & Sharps - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk/page7.html.

NEW Sunday 20 February 2022 8pm - Lau Unplugged - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour. The pioneering Scottish folk trio has always experimented with sound and form; the results have been complex and thrilling. Their Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making. www.calstockarts.org

NEW Saturday 26 February 2022 - Paul Downes & Phil Beer - Exminster Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8DF
details tba. Organised by Exeter Folk Club. A car park is situated on Deepway Lane at the recreation ground.

NEW Saturday 26 February 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Mischief & Mayhem - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 5 March 2022 7.30pm - Cara Dillon - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Cara Dillon, one of the most outstanding performers on the UK folk scene, continues the Folk at the Flavel series. www.theflavel.org.uk

NEW Friday 11 March 2022 8pm - Chris Wood - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence. Winner of six BBC Folk Awards, he’s played with The Royal Shakespeare Company and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy. A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliché-free zone. www.calstockarts.org

NEW Friday 11 March 2022 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes - St Mary the Virgin Church, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 2ND
details tba Miranda, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’, is returning to her roots. She will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, this show is powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, giving us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us.

NEW Sunday 20 March 2022 - Phil Beer Band - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues. Basically, over a long period of time, it has evolved into a ‘Folk n Roll’ band with country rock overtones. It is the vehicle for Phil to return to the electric guitar and to have a good time with his mates. They look forward to seeing you!
www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 26 March 2022 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
Pass Notes – The stories behind the songs. Following the success Steve's intimate one man show, his latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/steve-knightley-pass-notes

NEW Saturday 26 March 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Blue Jewel - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Wednesday 30 March 2022 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Feast of Fiddles was born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert. Since then the band has done 26 spring tours, 25 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers! This is a group 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 back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on

NEW Friday/Saturday 1/2 April 2022 8pm - Cara Dillon - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over twenty years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her latest album “Wanderer”, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour. www.calstockarts.org

NEW Thursday 22 April 2022 - Flook - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Another fantastic booking for us which will sell-out. Flook are probably the best folk band on the scene. A mixture of traditional and their own music. We are so privileged to have them. Details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 23 April 2022 7.30pm - Flook - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Flook are: flautists Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, guitarist Ed Boyd and bodhran maestro, John Joe Kelly. They weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound, with agile but tight rhythms and virtuoso improvisation. www.theflavel.org.uk

NEW Saturday 23 April 2022 8pm - Eliza Carthy Trio - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether performing a centuries-old ballad or a self-written song, her powerful, nuanced voice, fiercely beautiful fiddle playing and mesmerizing live performances have influenced a whole generation of young musicians. Joining Eliza from her Wayward Band is guitarist David Delarre and melodian player Saul Rose. www.calstockarts.org

NEW Thursday 28 April 2022 8pm - Oysterband - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Oysterband, the 5-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name: Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding; Everywhere I Go; The Oxford Girl; Granite Years; Native Son; A River Runs… Theirs has been a unique and fiercely independent career. Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives all those years ago. But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on

NEW Saturday 30 April 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Amber Fire - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Sunday 8 May 2022 7.30pm - Kate Rusby - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on

NEW Sunday 15 May 2022 7.30pm - Sam Sweeney - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 Musician Of The Year nominee. Sam and his new band are putting something into English music that has never been there before. This album has the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flare, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes. Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music. www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

NEW Saturday 28 May 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Chris Toyne's Big Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 25 June 2022 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Home Brew - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See
www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Friday 30 September 2022 - Willdwood Kin - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. details tba. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/wildwood-kin.

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