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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

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

29 July to 5 August 2022 - Sidmouth Folk Festival
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30 July - 3 August 2022 - Sidmouth Fringe Sessions
www.sidmouthfringe.co.uk

Thursday 4 August 2022 7.30pm - Sea Shanties, Sea Songs and Music of the Sea - Village Hall, School Hill, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6QX (map)
Part of Stoke Gabriel's Carnival Week. A special evening featuring the village's own sea shanty crew 'All Hands On Deck' and several excellent local musicians. BYO drink, some nibbles provided. Audience participation actively encouraged (chorus sheets will be provided). Limited tickets, selling well, book early! Tickets £10: call 01803 782701 or email dave.peace@btinternet.com.

5-7 August 2022 - Dartmoor Folk Festival - South Zeal near Okehampton
Weekend tickets sold out, some ceilidh tickets still available. www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.

Tuesday 9 August 2022 7.30pm - Rory McLeod - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Ex-circus clown and fire eater, one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments.The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer." Expect the unexpected. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/545436.

NEW Thursday 11 August 2022 - Totnes Folk Club will not be meeting this evening / this month.

Thursday 11 August 2022 - Jack Lukeman  - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Irish singer songwriter, virtually a household name in Ireland for the last 2 decades. In the 2 years pre covid he built an ever-growing audience in the UK by opening on full tours with The Proclaimers, Imelda May, Jools Holland, Graham Gouldman, Hazel O’Connor, Neil Sedaka and The Stylistics. All of which indicates he appeals to a broad audience. As with these shows he is currently performing solo in the UK, moving from guitar to ukulele to keyboard and accordion. Full details www.ottertonmill.com/events.

Saturday 13 August 2022 7.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
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. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/551977.

19-21 August 2022 - Beautiful Days Festival - Escott Park
Full details www.beautifuldays.org.

Saturday 20 August 2022 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
“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.sarahmcquaid.com.
Full details www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

Thursday 25 August 2022 - Roberts & Lakeman - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Duos come and duos go… and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship with a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, The Levellers, Fothering, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands. Kathryn and Sean have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
Full details www.ottertonmill.com/events.

26-29 August 2022 - Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

Thursday 1 September 2022 8pm - Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Miranda (Show of Hands) and Hannah (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band) have spent many years playing on the British folk scene, with several appearances at Calstock Arts, but neither has ever dedicated an entire set to traditional song. Centred around their deep knowledge of roots music, and a love of harmony singing, they bring together old songs with new ideas; ancient tales with bass, fiddle, and banjo; and two mesmerising storytellers joining voices to create a spine-tingling testimonial to our shared musical heritage. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Thursday 1 September 2022 - Jez Lowe - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks.
Full details www.ottertonmill.com/events.

2-4 September 2022 - Lyme Folk Weekend - Lyme Regis
www.lymefolk.com

Saturday 3 September 2022 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
details tba
www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 4 September 2022 7.45pm - Jez Lowe - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Northeasterner Jez has an outstanding reputation as a top singer/songwriter, whose songs have been performed by (amongst many others) Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Mary Black. A major contributor to the BBC Radio Ballads, he accompanies himself on guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica. And he has just published his third novel!

Sunday 4 September 2022 8pm - Phil Beer - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Phil Beer. Plays guitar and fiddle, sings a bit. Tickets now available from singers nights, concerts or www.wegottickets.com/event/549364, www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Monday 5 September 2022 - Sons Of The East - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, who have already seen their music achieve 130 million streams and over 30 million YouTube views as their popularity continues to soar worldwide. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

9-11 September 2022 - European Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The first ever European Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

Saturday 10 September 2022 8pm - Mississippi MacDonald - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
“It’s modern, it’s not musical archaeology,” says London-based soul-blues stylist Mississippi MacDonald of his music. “It celebrates a fantastic tradition. It’s soul-blues, and you’ve got to put your best into it.” Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Saturday 10 September 2022 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
Steve is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’ described by Peter Gabriel as ‘one of the great English bands’. A constant throughout Steve’s work is his ability to root his songs in time and place, notably the West Country where he was raised.
Full details www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

Sunday 11 September 2022 2.30pm - Jim Causley: Cream Tea Concert - St Mary's Church, Denbury, Newton Abbot
Complete with a proper Devon Cream Tea (cream on first!). Jim is looking forward to a visit to Denbury and to performing in the barrelled roofed church which has great acoustics. Tickets £12 / £10 concs, to include your cream tea. Numbers will be limited for safety and because there is a limit to how many scones we can get baked! Book soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007 or rachelbelringer [at ] gmail.com.

Sunday 11 September 2022 - Rowan Rheingans - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
'Dispatches on the Red Dress' is an intimate and courageous new solo show by the twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

Sunday 11 September 2022 - Nick Harper + Guests - Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP
English singer-songwriter and guitarist, son of English folk musician Roy Harper. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/551688.

Saturday 17 September 2022 7pm - The John Martyu Project - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Six established artists from the world of folk, soul, and more come together for a concert that celebrates the music of John Martyn. It features Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef, and Sam Brookes. They reinterpret the many different aspects and eras of Martyn’s music, delivered in a sensitive and poignant manner. This new show celebrates the much loved and lesser known John Martyn compositions as well as some tunes from his contemporaries. Tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/rqjnciUROToZ.

Friday 23 September 2022 8pm - Seth Lakeman - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated+standing. Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has announced a new solo tour to celebrate the release of his new studio album ‘Make Your Mark’. Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, the album features 14 powerful, brand-new songs including the BBC Radio 2 playlisted single Higher We Aspire. Full details www.tavistockwharf.com.

Saturday 24 September 2022 - Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
"Combine a consummate singer and songwriter, with an outstandingly brilliant guitarist and you have pure magic. Their performances leave audiences spellbound" Ann and Eddie Green, Kirkham. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 25 September 2022 7.45pm - Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
A welcome return for this immensely entertaining duo. Ex-Strawbs member Brian Willoughby is a wonderful, sensitive guitarist and Cathryn Craig, who hails from Virginia and has sung with Nancy Griffiths, has a terrific voice. Together “They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal” (The Glasgow Herald).

Sunday 25 September 2022 7.30pm - Merry Hell / Ranagri - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated.
Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances. Alt folk band Ranagri are a combination of Irish and English musicians; with vocals/guitar, flutes/whistles, electric harp and bodhran/guitar. Full details www.tavistockwharf.com.

Friday 30 September 2022 8pm - Rheingans Sisters - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. The award-winning multi-instrumentalists, composers and folk scholars are nominated for ‘Best Duo/Group’ at 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Friday 30 September 2022 - Wildwood Kin - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. Acclaimed indie/americana trio from Exeter in Devon comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney. The music is a mix of their own beautiful and thought provoking original songs with a few stunning arrangements of some better known covers. Their voices meld perfectly in effortless and sublime close harmony and they accompany themselves on a range of acoustic instruments. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 7 October 2022 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
“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.sarahmcquaid.com.
Full details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 8 October 2022 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
The Dartmoor-based husband and wife team have twice won the coveted 'best duo' title at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards (2016 & 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded as evidenced by their most recent album released in 2020, On Reflections. Over two decades of performance they have always been bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. They have developed their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative song writing and musicianship. Full details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 9 October 2022 7.45pm - The Lost Trades - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
A first visit to the Club for this relatively new trio, Jamie Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin perform self-penned songs accompanied on an array of stringed instruments. Their harmonies have drawn comparisons to Crosby, Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac and their debut album “The Bird, The Book & The Barrel” spent months in the Top 40 Folk Charts.

NEW Sunday 9 October 2022 - Hannah & Toby - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
If you’re looking for warmth, honesty and musical excellence, look no further. This folk is full of soul. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 12 October 2022 8pm - Peatbog Faeries - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BW (map)
"Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. Full details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 13 October 2022 - Leveret - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
A unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Saturday 15 October 2022 8pm - Ye Vagabonds - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together. In 2017 they launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “​Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium. In 2019 they won the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and they swept the boards at the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards where they won Best Traditional Track, Best Group, and Best Album. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 16 October 2022 8pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Tickets now available from singers nights, concerts or www.wegottickets.com/event/549365, www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Tuesday 18 October 2022 - Thea Gilmore - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Back with an eagerly anticipated new set of live dates sfter the success of her first ever solo tour in 2021. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 19 October 2022 - John McCusker - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The pandemic delayed the celebrations for John’s 30th Anniversary as a professional musician but John is excited to get to perform music from across those years. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 20 October 2022 8pm - John McCusker - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
(The delayed) 30th Anniversary Tour. “One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer”. The Guardian. As someone who has won awards – including the coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year in 2003) – praise from reviewers and earned plaudits from fellow musicians – “a musician’s musician” in Phil Cunningham’s words – John McCusker has a lot to celebrate. He spent 11 years with Scottish folk institution the Battlefield Band from aged 17. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 21 October 2022 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 October 2022 8pm - Steeleye Span - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BW (map)
The 50th Anniversary Tour continues. Full details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 21 October 2022 - Daoiri Farrell - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
A first time at the club for this outstanding musician and singer from Ireland. We booked him on the spot when we saw him in 2018 and we're still really looking forward to seeing him again four years later! www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 22 October 2022 7.30pm - Phil Beer Band - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BW (map)
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! Full details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 22 October 2022 8pm - Juan Martin - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Juan, guitarist and composer, plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition of flamenco. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 23 October 2022 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Folk at the Flavel are proud to welcome to the Flavel the band credited with launching folk rock in the UK and one of the most iconic bands of any genre. Full details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 23 October 2022 8pm - Jacob & Drinkwater - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
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. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 30 October 2022 7.45pm - Clive Gregson - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
Manchester born but having lived in the USA for almost 30 years, Clive is a truly international star. A gifted songwriter and brilliant guitarist, he is in constant demand as a session musician and producer, as well as supporting top artistes such as Richard Thompson and Eddie Reader. Clive’s solo performance will leave you in no doubt as to his amazing talents.

NEW Sunday 30 October 2022 - Grace Petrie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
A talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer; Grace can take the most hostile room, and by the end of the night, they will be singing along with every word. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 2 November 2022 - Ferocious Dog - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Ferocious Dog are a six-piece band who deal in a vibrant vein of Celtic-folk infused punk rock, comfortably slotting in between Billy Bragg and The Levellers. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 4 November 2022 8pm - Windjammer - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A trio who cast timeless stories in a context of their own making. They blend self- penned songs and instrumentals with original, genre-bending arrangements of music drawn from the traditions of British folk. Their creative approach blends vocals, guitar, whistles, accordion, synthesizer and percussion in arrangements that are both adventurous and considered. “Improbably mature vocals and a bold, contemporary approach.” Geoff Lakeman. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/543710. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 4 November 2022 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.sarahmcquaid.com. Full details www.sterts.co.uk.

NEW Friday 4 November 2022 8pm - Rachel Dadd - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
English folk and lo-fi musician, releasing her new studio album in October which she will be showcasing on this tour. Support: Long for the coast. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/552721.

tba Saturday 12 November 2022 8pm - Bob Fox - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
details tba/tbc

NEW Saturday 12 November 2022 8pm - Martyn Joseph - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/549028.

NEW Sunday 13 November 2022 7.45pm - Bob Fox - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
With some 45 years as a professional singer, Bob is one of the most formidable solo performers on the folk scene. One of the finest voices you’ll ever hear is accompanied by enviable guitar technique and a wealth of material ranging from traditional and modern ballads from the North East to songs from his role as “Songman” in Warhorse.

NEW Sunday 13 November 2022 8pm - Cara Dillon - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Tickets now available from singers nights, concerts or www.wegottickets.com/event/551653, www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Wednesday 16 November 2022 - Gaz Brookfield - White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA
Acoustic, folk, rock musician www.gazbrookfield.com. www.facebook.com/whitethorninn
. www.wegottickets.com/event/548572.

NEW Thursday 17 November 2022 - Gaz Brookfield  + Guests - Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP
Acoustic, folk, rock musician www.gazbrookfield.com. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/542980.

NEW Saturday 19 November 2022 - Bellowhead - Plymouth Pavilions
Back together for a one-off tour to celebrate Broadside 10th Anniversary. Full details www.plymouthpavilions.com.

NEW Saturday 19 November 2022 8pm - Janice Burns & Jon Doran - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Anglo-Scottish duo who formed in 2017, after meeting whilst studying folk and traditional music at Newcastle University. They find their songs in archives that span the depths of our history; songs that, regardless of age, tell vivid stories about the nature of life, from the ethereal landscapes of ancient ballads to the urban rhythms of work songs. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and sensitive interplay between mandolin and bouzouki, with arrangements that balance intricacy with energy. Their dynamic performances are a celebration of their own musical and geographic backgrounds, embracing the differences that connect them. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/538869. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 20 November 2022 7.45pm - Sarah McQuaid - Folk on the Moor, The Exchange, 1 Fore Street, Ivybridge PL21 9AB
A highly polished performer, Sarah is a singer whose material reflects her cosmopolitan background (Spanish father, American mother, dual Irish/American citizenship) and is a songwriter/guitarist of note. “Intricate playing, thoughtful songwriting and consistently outstanding vocal performances” (Artree Folk & Roots).

NEW Sunday 20 November 2022 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world. The show has toured the globe extensively receiving standing ovations and selling out theatres night after night. Fronted by Dan Haynes and Pete Richards collectively known as Bookends, the show is a “masterpiece” (BBC Radio) which perfectly recreates the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel. Full details
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Tuesday 22 November 2022 - Kris Drever - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 25 November 2022 8pm - Lady Maisery - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Award-winning vocal trio long celebrated for their innovation at the forefront of the English folk scene. All composers and multi-instrumentalists in their own right, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans weave together a rich palate of sounds with their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 26 November 2022 7.30pm - Gigspanner - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
The final date for the 2022 Folk at the Flavel series features the legendary fiddle player Peter Knight, founder member of folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span with his band, Gigspanner. Not unexpectedly, British traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio’s repertoire but it’s their approach that sets them apart. Their arrangements leave enough room for the music to spread and stretch in the moment allowing influences from French, Cajun, Cuban and Eastern European traditions to be woven into the mix. Peter Knight’s virtuoso fiddle playing is complemented by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on hand drums and percussion. Full details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 26 November 2022 2.30pm - A Christmas with Jim Causley - St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
An afternoon of Devon songs with a Christmas twist to star getting us all in the mood. Followed by mulled punch and festive nibbles (so much more enjoyable at the start of the Christmas season). The church is the only one in the village; disabled access. Parking on playing field and some for people with a disability in school car park. Tickets £10 adv. www.wegottickets.com/event/551203, £12 door (cash only).

NEW Saturday 26 November 2022 7.30pm -Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake - St Mary the Virgin Church, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 2ND
Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer songwriters. Two decades have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James mesmerised the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts. He was the first artist ever to bring this intriguingly fragile music to theatres across the UK. Full details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Sunday 4 December 2022 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Tickets will be available from singers’ nights, Matthews Hall café (cash only) or online via wegottickets. Any remaining tickets are sold on the door. Concerts are from 8pm to 10.30pm, doors open 7.30pm. There will be a bar. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Wednesday 7 December 2022 8pm - St Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet; David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and multi award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. In 2020, David decided to leave the band to concentrate on solo pursuits and whilst his presence will be missed, Chris, Chris and Julie will be keeping the Christmas Aggie spirit alive and touring as a trio celebrating 20 years together with a tour of the new material and reworking those old Aggie classics in what will be a new chapter in the unstoppable force of St Agnes Fountain. Full details www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 8 December 2022 8pm - Seth Lakeman - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Standing. Accompanied by Plymouth singer-songwriter Alex Hart.
Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has announced a new solo tour to celebrate the release of his new studio album ‘Make Your Mark’. Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, the album features 14 powerful, brand-new songs including the BBC Radio 2 playlisted single Higher We Aspire. Full details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Friday 9 December 2022 7.30pm - Awake Arise: A Christmas Show For Our Times - Dartington Great Hall, Totnes TQ9 6DE (map)
Celebrating the riches of our varied winter traditions and reflecting upon the hope and resilience in music and song that can bring joy to us all. With Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith. Featuring traditional songs, folk carols, spoken word and newly written music to galvanise and brighten this darkest season, Awake Arise is a warm gift to the wintertime. True to the reputations of both acts as outspoken voices on the folk scene, this collection is also a rallying cry to embrace the power of collective endeavour as a vital support during times of hardship and loneliness. Full details www.dartington.org/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 10 December 2022 - Martin Harley - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. His sound has never been more down to earth. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 15 December 2022 7.30pm - St Agnes Fountain - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet; David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and multi award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. In 2020, David decided to leave the band to concentrate on solo pursuits and whilst his presence will be missed, Chris, Chris and Julie will be keeping the Christmas Aggie spirit alive and touring as a trio celebrating 20 years together with a tour of the new material and reworking those old Aggie classics in what will be a new chapter in the unstoppable force of St Agnes Fountain.  Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 19 February 2023 - Sharon Shannon Trio - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
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. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 10 March 2023 8pm - Rachel Newton - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique. Folk Radio ‘One of the standout musicians of her generation..a really distinctive music maker’; Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 ‘The Sound of Modern Scotland‘. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Sunday 23 April 2023 - Chris Smither - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
+ Zak Trojano. Honing his synthesis of folk and blues for over 50 years, Chris Smither, truly an American original, returns to the UK to perform music from his vast song catalogue in 2022. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

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