Folk Song Clubs
song clubs, as opposed to less formal pub sessions,
run in South Devon and adjacent areas (click a link for details):
Brixham Folk Club
East Devon Traditional Song Club
Exeter Traditional Music Club, Ide, nr Exeter
Exmouth Folk Club
Folk on the Moor, Lee Mill, nr Ivybridge
Ley Arms Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Kenn nr. Exeter
Teignmouth Folk Club
Topsham Folk Club, nr Exeter
Totnes Folk Song Club
Brixham Folk Club
1st Friday, 7.30pm, Lounge/Bar, Brixham Theatre, Bolton Square, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8TA (map).
Hosts are Anne and Steve Gill, with Maggie Duffy. Contact John Miles on 01803 858394 for more information.
East Devon Traditional
1st Wednesday: The Anchor Inn, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP
Singers, with or without accompaniment and audience welcome. Free admission except on occasional guest nights. 01395 514129.
Exeter Traditional Song Club
3rd Tuesday: The Royal Oak Inn, Nadderwater, Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2JH
Singers, with or without accompaniment, and audience, welcome. Free admission. 01392 272352. Previously at The Twisted oak, Ide.
Exeter Traditional Music Club
2nd Friday, The Twisted Oak, Little John's Cross Hill, Ide, nr Exeter, EX2 9RG (map)
The club's aims are to encourage and promote the performance of traditional music and song, with occasional booked or invited guests.
Club contacts: Barry Lister tel. 01395 579241 and Tom Addison tel. 01392 420694
The club, previously meeting at The Globe, Clifton Road, Newtown, Exeter, moved 1/09.
Exmouth - Exmouth Folk Club
Third Tuesday (open night), and fifth - if there is one - Tuesday (pre-booked showcase), Manor Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AG tel. 01395 272549 (map)
Acoustic song and music. Contact Jeff Lewis 01395 269232. jeff.lewis58 [at] yahoo.co.uk
Kenn - Ley Arms Folk &
Acoustic Music Club
Last Friday (except 21 December 2012), 8pm, The Ley Arms (The Otter Room), Kenn, nr Exeter EX6 7UW (map) (off A38)
Free admission (with a jug collection), everyone welcome.
Club contacts: Pete, Maggie and Martyn Cornelius tel. 01392 210983, email firstname.lastname@example.org
First club night 30/11/12 (was formerly the Seven Stars Folk & Acoustic Music Club at the Seven Stars, Kennford, which opened 27/10/06.
Lee Mill - Folk on the Moor (www.moorfolk.co.uk)
Every Sunday, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, near Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Club contact: tba tel. tba
Lympstone - Lympstone Folk
2nd Wednesday of each month (except August), 9-11pm, Globe Inn, The Strand, Lympstone, EX8 5EY. Close to station and car park. Singers, musicians and audience welcome. Join the Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/130235653662071 for monthly reminder or contact Olly Davey, 01395 225075 for details.
Teignmouth Folk Club (www.communigate.co.uk/twc/teignfc/index.phtml)
Last Thursday, 8pm, Devon Arms Hotel, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8DE (map)
Folk music and songs presented in an informal and friendly setting mainly on a session and sing-a-round basis but featuring occasional guests. If you sing, play or merely enjoy listening you are warmly welcomed to join us.
Club contact: Martyn Hillstead tel. 01626 778071
Topsham - Topsham Folk Club (www.topshamfolkclub.co.uk)
Every Sunday, 8.30pm, Globe Hotel, Topsham, near Exeter, EX3 0HR (map)
Singers nights start at 8.30pm in the restaurant area and guest nights at 8.00pm in The Malt House at the rear. To reserve tickets for guest nights call Brian Lewis on 01404 44498.
Totnes - Totnes Folk Song Club (club
Second Thursday, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes (map). Contacts: Anne & Steve Gill 01803 290427 or Andy Clarke 01803 732312
If you have any problems using the information above - i.e. you find mistakes! - do please Contact Us.
Exeter - Exe Folk Club, previously
meeting at the Three Horseshoes Inn, Cowley, Exeter, closed 9/08
Plymouth - Hyde Folk Club closed 12/06
Thorverton - Exe Valley Folk Club (Ruffwell Inn) Club closed 5/06, replaced 9/06 by Seven Stars Folk Club
Tiverton Folk Club closed 6/12/12
Torquay Club closed 8/12/05, replaced by Totnes Club