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events mostly 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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Thursday 25 January 2018 8pm - Free Concert - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
We are delighted to welcome "Cool Beanz"; Alex Marsden (vocals and guitar) Ian Feetenby (Vocals and Guitar), Charlie Stanier (Percussion) Matt Cooke (Bass), who are Kingsbridge’s hottest new band delivering a blend of cool, chilled, acoustic folk rock music. This will be an “acoustic” set from 8.00pm and they’ll get the concert off to a lively start. Local favourite Phil Kennerell is back again. We had to get him back in January so he could sing “January Man”. As one man and a guitar, Phil will take us to the interval at 9.00pm. And then Old Gaffers will sing us out to the end of the concert. Old Gaffers are a shanty crew. They started almost 10 years ago and now they gig all over the country. Don’t miss them; it’s going to be jolly. Concert will end at about 10pm. No need to book; but please be seated by 8.00pm. To get a good seat get in early! We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room. www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Thursday 25 January 2018 8pm - Teignmouth Folk Club, Oystercatchers Cafe, 12 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8DD (map)
With guests Brixham-based duo Harping Mad. Free admission. More details from Martyn Hillstead 01626 778071. Club Facebook page
www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

Friday 26 January 2018 7.30pm - Tamar - Royal Oak Inn, Meavy PL20 6PJ
Multi-instrumental folk and roots duo Oliver Wheeldon and Barney Kenny from Devon. Tamar's music covers folk, bluegrass, traditional. www.facebook.com/tamarband. £8. Licensed bar. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm.

NEW Friday 26 January 2018 7.30pm - Burn's Supper Ceilidh with Dumbo's Feather - Cruwys Morchard Parrish Hall, Pennymoor, nr Tiverton
Tickets £15 include a welcome drink and choice of Traditional Haggis, Sausage Casserole or a Vegetarian Option and Dessert. Tickets and meal choices can be purchased by contacting Angela Culverhouse on 01363 866143 or email aculverhouse74 [at] gmail.com. As well as Dumbo's Feather performing music for Ceilidh Dancingthey will be performing songs from the bard, and there will be light-hearted contributions from several guests as the evening progresses. The event is raising funds for Hospiscare.

UPDATED Saturday 27 January 2018 8pm - Windjammer EP Launch, with Jim Causley and Bill Murray - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Folk trio Windjammer present the launch of their brand new EP with the help of some very special guests: Jim Causley along with Bill Murray will be supporting Windjammer. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021. Tickets available at www.seetickets.com/go/windjammerbarbican or on the door.

NEW Saturday 27 January 2018 7.30pm - Mark Harrison with Charlie Benfield - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
Mark Harrison has established a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, is reflected in his recently released fifth album. Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His songs will move you, make you think and make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce new music relevant to today. ‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists …. totally and absolutely original’ Mike Harding. Charles Benfield is a brilliant and much admired double bass player, with fine vocals and the lynchpin of the duo. www.brixhamtheatre.org.uk. Tel 01803 882717.

NEW Saturday 27 January 2017 8pm - Jelly Roll - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Incredibly it's been almost thirty years since blues guitarist Julian Piper and keyboard wizard Craig Milverton first got together, travelling the blues highways of Europe playing behind American blues icons like Lazy Lester and Lowell Fulson. Their annual convening of Jelly Roll where they're joined by ace drummer Coach York from the Mike Westbrook Band, is an explosive combination of Jazz and Blues, recalling the great organ trios, that's unlike anything else on the musical block. Expect music from the Meters, B.B. King and even the James Bond theme ! www.julianpiper.com www.craigmilverton.co.uk. Tickets £8 advance from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862 or £10 on the door.

Sunday 28 January 2018 7.45pm - Mitchell & Vincent - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
David (guitar, mandola, whistle) and Graham's (violin, guitar, vocals) repertoire is based on traditional music of the British Isles, intermixed with occasional modern cover versions and their own material. Praise has been lavished on them by (amongst others) Ralph Mctell, who said after hearing them, "That was really wonderful". £10.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Tuesday 30 January 2018 7.30pm - Songdog - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Part of Independent Venues Week. Welsh four-piece folk noir band noted for their intelligent lyrics and sparse (often acoustic) musical arrangements. www.songdog.co.uk. "A set of songs that makes you think and touches your soul from a man for whom the word genius would not be an overstatement." (Jeremy Searle)Americana;   "Dylan Thomas meets Ray Davies backed by The Waterboys? Believe it." (Nigel Williamson) Uncut; "A meticulously painted, boozy world of psychedelic encounters" (Jude Rogers) The Guardian. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/422517. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

NEW Wednesday 31 January 2018 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences. Details
www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Friday 2 February 2018 7.30pm - Phil Beer - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
Phil is starting his winter tour at St Paul's, Starcross. Surely Phil needs no introduction from me. Tickets £15(+) from 01626 890957, www.wegottickets.com/event/424808. The Starcross concerts aim to raise some money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

UPDATED Friday 2 February 2018 - Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta - The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
Judging from last year, a great social evening in prospect. Menu: venison goulash, fisherman’s pie, vegetable curry / a hot pudding (fruit crumble or similar) /cheese and biccies / coffee - all for only £18. . Please do come in your best nautical wear and if you’re prepared to sing, play or recite a poem that would be even better. No pressure on anyone to perform, just come along and enjoy yourselves. Contact Daf Edwards dafedwards53@gmail.com or 07957 280129 for details, bookings etc. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.
From personal experience last year I'd thoroughly recommend this evening -
Jan and I will be there!

Friday 2 February 2018 7.30pm - Boo Hewerdine - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Part of Independent Venues Week. As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/422518. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

NEW Milverton Music Club - Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Outside our normal coverage area really, but anyway...
Steve Knightley in concert Friday 16 February 8pm
Next open mic session on Friday 2 February is a Bob Dylan special.
Please come early as we are often full, doors open at 7.30pm. If you would like to play, sing or order tickets
contact 01823 400416 or email milvertonmusic@f2s.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 3 February 2018 - Martin Simpson - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Firmly established as a Flavel favourite and widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, he is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. His many collaborators include Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy and Jackson Browne and he has been named BBC Radio 2 Folk Award’s Musician of the Year twice. There is no doubt that, after 45 years as a professional musician, Martin is better than ever. www.theflavel.org.uk.

Saturday 3 February 2018 8pm - Ceilidh with Dawntreader Ceilidh Band - Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Tickets £10 to include a light supper. Pay bar. All proceeds to Ipplepen Community Hub redevelopment fund. To reserve tickets contact Steve Major 01803 812084. www.facebook.com/ipplepencommunityhub.

Saturday 3 February 2018 8pm - Mrs Midnight’s Mythical MidWinter Ceilidh - St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
Bar, raffle, mythical pasties and a spot from Great Western Morris. Tickets £8 door / £6 conc. or advance. Contact info@mrsmidnights.co.uk / 07789 714498 to book a place.

Sunday 4 February 2018 7.30pm - Nick Harper - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Part Of Independent Venues Week. "Nick Harper has a quality that stands head and shoulders above anything else you are likely to encounter…The Verse Time Forgot from the new album 'Harperspace' is as close to a perfect song as you are likely to get." Edinburgh Evening News. To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows - from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers he makes his own.  More details www.wegottickets.com/event/422521. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Friday 9 February 2018 7.30pm - Martha Tilston - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life” - Guardian. Martha’s vibrant upbringing was both musical and artistic. In London with her artist mother and theatre director stepfather, there was always late night piano sessions, Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen spinning on the record player and creative chaos everywhere. But in Bristol her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) influenced her musical ear. She would often find legendary musicians like Bert Jansch, John Renbourn gathered and singing in the family kitchen. It was perhaps no wonder that all these textures fed into her creativity and emergence of Martha as a powerful songstress in her own right. More details http://www.wegottickets.com/event/424081. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Friday 9 February 2018 8.30pm - House Concert: Sam Green - Hatch Court, Churchstow
Return visit from slide blues guitarist Sam Green. Go to www.samgreenmusic.com for his story and his music. Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability and reservations.

NEW Friday 9 February 2018 8pm - Sam Baker - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Sam Baker’s music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world - NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others. He is a true artist in every way, sharing amazing life experiences through music, story, and art. Baker’s story includes surviving devastating injuries from a terrorist bomb on a bus bound for Machu Picchu, Peru in 1986. Most of the passengers were killed, including the German family that he had befriended. His injuries required him to relearn how to walk, move, and speak. Baker released his first record, Mercy, in 2004, the first in a trilogy of song paintings with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. His 2013 release, ‘Say Grace,’ was named one of the Top Ten Country Albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Music etc. www.sambakermusic.com. Tickets £15 from 01752 242021 or online www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=48827.

Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog 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. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

Saturday 10 February 2018 - Luke Jackson & Andy Sharps - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Singer/songwriter Luke was nominated in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. The duo with Andy Sharps offers luscious harmonies and Andy’s rhythmic underpinning of Luke’s songs creates a very special magic that makes every show unique. www.lukepauljackson.com. "One of the great voices of the new youngsters on the folk scene – and a terrific songwriter too" – Mike Harding. "Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise” – Steve Knightley. Hot drinks available at the Twigg's Gigs café. BYO alcohol. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/421582. www.twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 7.30pm - Contra (American Barn) Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
Caller: Jeremy Child. Music: Chris Jewell. A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10.30pm. Cost £5 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at www.barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html.

NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. 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 as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/427192. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

NEW Sunday 11 February 2018 7.30pm - Lisbee Stainton - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Singer-songwriter with a folk acoustic style and known for her use of a distinctive eight-string guitar. Stainton’s career originally started in 2007 when she became the first unsigned artist to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson discovered Stainton’ song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. In addition to releasing five studio albums, Stainton has also toured with notable artists such as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman - the latter being so moved by Stainton’s live performances that he invited her to join his band in 2012. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/427193. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Sunday 11 February 2018 7.45pm - Steve Turner - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
From a long line of English concertina players and singers, Steve made a long overdue and welcome return to the folk scene in 2005. Often "under the radar", he is a fine arranger of traditional material and his understated style belies his talent and sheer quality of musicianship. According to Nancy Kerr, he has a "total intensive musical focus and a vase serious repertoire". £10.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 February 2018 5pm - The O'Marleys- The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple EX5 2QQ
Free entry. The O'Marleys, Mac on fiddle, John on guitar and Adrian on the Irish bodhran will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music to get those feet tapping. All 3 sing and have plenty of well known songs you can sing along to. Irish Band The O'Marleys will be playing some lively Irish and Scottish tunes, a fun Sunday early evening.

Sunday 11 February 2018 - Tannahill Weavers - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
One of Scotland 's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. www.theploughartscentre.org.uk. www.wegottickets.com/event/405416.

NEW Sunday 11 February 2018 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Tavistock Wharf (map)
“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences. Details
www.tavistockwharf.com.

Thursday 15 February 2018 7.30pm - Red Rocks Story Open Mic - Upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP
Come tell or read aloud your own work. Slots are 8 mins (about 1600-ish words.) Storytellers arrive at 7pm, first come, first tell. £3, £2 storytellers. Contact 07834 194215, email JanetTells@gmail.com. This event repeats on 19 April, 21 June.

Friday 16 February 2018 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.

NEW Milverton Music Club - Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Outside our normal coverage area really, but anyway...
Steve Knightley in concert Friday 16 February 8pm
Regular monthly open mic sessions on 1st Friday. Please come early as we are often full, doors open at 7.30pm. If you would like to play, sing or order tickets
contact 01823 400416 or email milvertonmusic@f2s.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 17 February 2018 8pm - Winter Ceilidh with Heart of the Wood Ceilidh Band - Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Tiggy Saint’s new band. Tickets £10, U16 £5, includes a locally made pasty* in the interval and there’s a bar for liquid refreshment. Tickets from Blackawton Community Shop, The George Inn, bvhtreasurer@gmail.com or 01803 712159. * Gluten free or meat free alternatives if ordered in before 15 February from bvhtreasurer@gmail.com or 01803 712159.

UPDATED Only a handful of tickets left!
Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30pm -
Anthony John Clarke - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge TQ7 4QE (map)
A welcome return to Kingston Seasonal Concerts for the genial Northern Irish singer songwriter. He'll make you laugh, he'll make you think, with classic songs like The Broken Years and The Only Life Gloria Knows. Tickets £10 adv from John on 01548 810806, £12 door. Many tickets reserved already, so get in quick to avoid disappointment. If you turn up on the night it's likely that you won't get in!

NEW Saturday 17 February 2018 7.30pm - Najma Akhtar's Five River - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Five Rivers" is a musical journey that starts in India with the Ganges, to Africa's River Niger, to the UK's River Thames, on to Ireland with the River Shannon and finally ending at the Mississippi Delta. Najma explores the synergies that resonate with her Asian - British roots by connecting vocal expressions of unrequited love through the waterways of voice, poetry and music. Najma's music encompasses World Jazz, Asian Underground, Delta Blues, Psychedelia, Rock, Western Folk, Celtic, Sufi, North African Blues, Irish Celtic nuances and more. Her bi-lingual Indian vocals create a beautiful marriage between the East and the West that is utterly compelling. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/428377. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Monday 19 February 2017 7.30pm - Artizan Acoustic Night / Open Mic / Steve Jenner - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
Guest:
well-known and highly accomplished singer-songwriter Steve Jenner. Curated by Robert Spence, 01803 613647.

Monday 19 February 2018 - Richard Digance - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The cost is £37.50 per person including a three course meal. The Not Bad For His Age Tour. www.facebook.com/events/1560526640627044. www.brookinnplympton.co.uk.
Tel. 01752 297604.

NEW Tuesday 20 February 2018 7.30pm - Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow plus Ewan Mclennan - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Kit & Aaron are best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, their live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. BBC Horizon Award winner, Ewan McLennan is a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/428378. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by the wonderful singer / songwriter duo Winter Wilson, who have become favourites on the folk scene in the UK and as far away as Australia. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Thursday 22 & (sold out) Friday 23 February 2018 - Miranda Sykes - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
The acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. 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 as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won’t want to miss. www.mirandasykes.com. Tickets £10. Full details, bookings etc. www.liveandacoustic.co.uk, email andrew@frangleton.co.uk or call 01837 840775. Some tickets still available for Thursday 22nd show.

Friday 23 February 2018 - Rebecca Loebe - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Rebecca Loebe is an Austin-based singer/songwriter who has spent the past decade on the road performing in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Along the way she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene’s most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine’s annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She is touring all around the world to celebrate the release of her fourth full length studio album which has been described by NPR’s Art of the Song as “Rebecca coming into full stride as a sleek, polished, rough-edged woman…The word seminal comes to mind.” www.rebeccaloebe.com. www.twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

NEW Saturday 24 February 2018 7pm - Plymouth Morris Men’s 48th Annual Ceilidh with Piping Hot - Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
Caller Joan Holloway. Tickets £10 (includes a pasty supper), available through www.plymouthmorrismen.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 24 February 2018 8pm - Keltia - Clifford Room, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
The six musicians that make up Keltia have come from different musical backgrounds, but all share a love of the music and mystery that hails from the Celtic lands. This evening will be a celebration of songs, tunes and stories of magic, love and myth from and about the Celtic worlds from these shores and way beyond. As the darkness of winter fades, this will be an evening to herald the coming light and spring. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk.

Sunday 25 February 2018 7.45pm - Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Despite a new name and lots of new material, this talented pair will need no introduction to most of you. Winners of the "Best Duo" at the 2014 Folk Awards and with subsequent nominations, their originality, Phillip's phenomenal beatbox harmonica and slide guitar together with Hannah's fine voice guarantee a mesmerising evening's entertainment. £12.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Sunday 25 February 2018 8pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The good Doctor Martin Carthy and daughter Eliza join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generation of artists including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and is a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

Sunday 25 February 2018 - Fake Thackray - Caroline's Kitchen, Churston Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL (map)
John Watterson is one very talented gentleman and relives the songs, stories and life of the genius that was Jake Thackray. Feb 25th is just two days short of what would have been Jake's 80th birthday. For the uninitiated Jake was, in his day, a daring and very different performer. Active from 1967 - 1991, his songs ranged from the touching and sublime - "Old Molly Metcalfe" - through to the ridiculous and highly amusing - "On again, on again" - also covering some suggestive and controversial subjects - but every one of them a gem. John Watterson (www.fakethackray.com) does them all proud. He is an engaging and endearing performer. Tickets £10. Bookings please call Maggie 01803 855961 / 07770 806083 or email scotcraft@msn.com.

NEW Tuesday 27 February 2018 7.30pm - Henhouse Prowlers - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago band is stodgy. They might wear ties, but they can tear it up.” ' If you've seen them before you'll be first in the queue'. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/428380. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Steve Knightley - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour Songs & Stories, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career. The Show of Hands frontman (“One of the great English bands” – Peter Gabriel) showcases a set list peppered with classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’ with his inimitable passion and flair. And in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead. ‘One of England’s greatest singer songwriters’ Mike Harding.  Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday & Saturday 2 & 3 March 2018 8pm - Cara Dillon - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and attracting 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 perform material from her new album Wanderer, a collection of beautiful and moving songs, accompanied by her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life singing traditional songs. Legions of fans attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 3 March 2018 7.30pm Charity Barn Dance with The Folk Orchestra of Torbay - Churston Grammar School Hall, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham TQ5 0LN
Celebrity caller Hugh Edwards. Tickets £12 (hot pasties and salad included) available from Derek Brown on 01803 845196. Ample parking. Wine, beer, cider & soft drinks bar. In aid of Rowcroft Hospice and other Rotary charities

NEW Saturday 3 March 2018 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 Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’, 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; their latest album ‘Releasing the Leaves’ was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as ‘Immaculate’. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/428387. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

NEW Thursday 8 March 2018 - Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Always engaging and far from predictable these ‘Two musicians at the top of their game’ (MUSIC RIOT) seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music. Original compositions on slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows. Between them they are very much on the world stage and have performed at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert hall, the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Bottle Rock,The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Cognac Blues festival, Cayamo and many more. Most recently Daniel toured the US with the Transatlantic Sessions. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 8 March 2018 8pm - Kent DuChaine - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A great start for our Music season 2018 with a Mill favourite. Sharing the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans, Kent has been described as “A Legend in his own lunchtime & a REAL Bluesman”, Mike Harding (The Mike Harding Folkshow 2016). Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Friday 9 March 2018 - Ange Hardy - Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Support from Maggie Duffy. Bar – profits to charity. Doors 7pm. Seats (not doing tickets) £12.50 available from Sarah via sarah.tobin@plymouth.ac.uk..

NEW Saturday 10 March 2018 7.30pm - Jackie Oates - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Welcome return for singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates, whose pure, haunting singing style established her at the forefront of the folk scene. As well as playing solo and with her own band, she was a member of the super-group 'The Imagined Village'. Having won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2009, she now has six highly acclaimed studio albums to her name. www.jackieoates.co.uk. She will be accompanied by multi instrumentalist Mike Cosgrave, of 'Cosgrave and Banks'. Reel Ale bar. Tickets £10 adv from artworks (Station Rd, South Brent www.artworksouthbrent.co.uk), £12 door. FFI: contact Eileen McKee on 01364 73699; email: eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com. One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area, including a Spring Céilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band (caller Kip Pratt) on Saturday 28 April 2018; South Brent Folk Day on Saturday 7 July 2018; and the Annual 'Twixt' Céilidh on Thursday 27 December 2018. See: www.southbrentfolk.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 10 March 2018 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing+balcony seated. 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, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 10 March 2018 7.30pm - Passamezzo - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Music from the Restoration. An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England to partner a lecture by top historian Ian Mortimer on 8th March (see www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk for more information). Accounts of the period come from Pepys, Evelyn and anonymous ballads describing momentous events, including the Great Fire of 1666 and Frost Fair in 1683. With theatre songs, tavern rounds, dance music and solos for the viol and cittern, and music by Wilson, Lawes, Locke and Purcell. Passamezzo gave us a hugely enjoyable concert in 2012, and TEMS is delighted to welcome them back. The fifth of six concerts from Totnes Early Music Society. Tickets for non members £14, U18s £5, available from Dartington Box Office (01803 847070), website (www.dartington.org) and on the door.

NEW tbc Saturday 10 March 2018 8pm - Dick Miles - The Alice Cross Centre, St. James Precinct, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth TQ14 9BT (map)
Support: The Old Gaffers shanty crew. Information: Hugh 01626 775517, email: hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com.

NEW Sunday 11 March 2018 7.45pm - Sara Grey & Kieron Means - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
From New England but having also lived in Scotland, Sara is steeped in the traditions of the USA, England, Scotland and Wales. she is an accomplished singer, storyteller and banjo player, mainly interested in songs that have crossed the atlantic. Son Kieron sings and plays guitar and together they perform traditional British and old-time American songs and tunes. £10.
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 March 2018 - Sam Kelly - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Sunday 11 March 2018 7.30pm - The Bob Dylan Story - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
The new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation. Enhanced by a top backing band, the show lovingly and authentically recreates the many songs that made Dylan the living legend he is today, the way we all remember hearing them. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 March 2018 - Leveret and Spiro: The Eccentric Orbits Tour - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated. Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron 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 instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless. Spiro draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music to “create ecstatic, interlocking, intricate musical patterns that are as hypnotising and beguiling as the most complex Fibonacci sequences” (Songlines). Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on an exhilarating journey far away from their roots in English folk. This joint tour is a limited opportunity to hear the contrasting music of two of England’s finest and most original instrumental ensembles, and will include a unique joint finale. An evening of thrilling new acoustic music that combines consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Tuesday 13 March 2018 8pm - Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Another of our ever popular Shanty Workshops at our 'home' of the Beach Pub, Exmouth (adjacent to the marina). Be there or be square! www.exmouthshantymen.com.

Sold out Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Steve Knightley - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Contact Daf Edwards dafedwards53@gmail.com or 07957 280129. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 17 March 2018 9pm - St. Patrick's Night: Dumbo's Feather - Park Hotel, 114 Exeter Road, Exmouth EX8 1QH
Following their spectacular performance at The Park last St. Patrick's Night, Tonia and Pete booked Dumbo's Feather on the spot for this year's celebrations of all things Irish and so it'll be reels, jigs, polkas, songs and craic a-plenty in a sea of green

NEW Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm - Tom McConville - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence. His live performances are a roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing – all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Joining Tom will be English bagpipes and accordion duo David Faulkner and Steve Turner, a local duo with a national and international outlook. Steve and David have been playing together for 25 years and have performed at many events and festivals across Britain and Europe.
Box Office: 01392 277819. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk.

NEW Monday 19 March 2018 - Juan Martin - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. The artful master of Spanish flamenco guitar. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Sold out Wednesday 21 March 2018 - Steve Knightley - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Contact Daf Edwards dafedwards53@gmail.com or 07957 280129. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Friday 23 March 2018 - The Furrow Collective - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Award-winning and critically acclaimed band consisting of four well established, distinctive and talented performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). Formed in 2013, they were drawn together by a shared love of the traditional song and balladry of England, Scotland and beyond. Following the release of their second album, Wild Hog they were awarded the accolade of 'Best Band' at the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards. They tour extensively throughout the UK and Europe, delighting audiences with their uniquely beguiling approach to traditional song. www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 23 March 2018 - Cosgrave & Banks - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
A very welcome return of this very talented duo. Doors 7.00pm. Tickets £10(+) adv from 01626 890957, www.wegottickets.com/event/424811. £12 door. The Starcross concerts aim to raise some money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

NEW Saturday 24 March 2018 8pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB (map)
Folk duo Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have built a reputation for top quality musicianship and entertainment. “An eclectic mix of material, underpinned by top quality musicianship; a varied and highly entertaining programme” – Folk On The Moor Folk Club. “One of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures.” – Topsham Folk Club. “A sublime concert, complete with quirky intros; a sumptuous musical journey far and wide across the UK and Europe.” – Cheriton Fitzpaine Village Hall. "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun" – Tom McConville. www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Tickets £8, can be booked on 01364 631288; or pay on the door. Licensed bar.

NEW Saturday 24 March 2018 - Police Dog Hogan - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. Police Dog Hogan are a 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. The Sunday Times has described them as “wonderful”; the Telegraph named them one of its ‘favourite new bands”; Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 said a “great night out was guaranteed” at their joyful shows; and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as “a really good, fun time”. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Sunday 25 March 2018 7.45pm - Gareth Davies-Jones - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
This is Gareth's first appearance at Folk on the Moor but he has been a highly regarded professional singer/songwriter for the last 13 years. From County Down, he now lives in the North-East and his songs cover odes to iconic lighthouses, maritime daring and tragedy, tributes to WW1 tunnellers, Northumberland's landscape, songs of hope and love... and everything in between! £10. 
For further information or to reserve a seat visit www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 25 March 2018 - The Young’uns - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners the Young’uns present a timely tale of a boy who walked out of poverty, a teenager who stood up to racism, a soldier who fought fascism and an old man who inspired a new generation. From the shadow of the Teesside shipyards, to the banks of the Thames. From Cable Street to the Spanish Civil War. Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour the Teesside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny’s own voice and rare images to tell an amazing story. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Sunday 25 March 2018 8pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The organisers of the 2016 Folkeast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special one-off concert at that year’s festival. It ended up being a festival highlight. This then is the debut tour of two of the finest musicians in their respective fields. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 25 March 2018 - Charlie Dore - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
In a rare solo show Charlie Dore shares songs from her new album, Dark Matter and spotlights personal favourites from her last six albums as well as unique takes on songs she has written for platinum-selling artists, some never before performed live in their original form. www.charliedore.com Opening the evening will be Exeter singer songwriter Greg Hancock.
 www.greghancockmusic.com. Tickets £12 adv, £14 door. Doors 7.30pm. Hot drinks available at the Twigg's Gigs café. BYO alcohol. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/424236. Or call Twigg's Gigs on 07508 169 049. Email sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk. www.twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

NEW Friday 30 March 2018 - Edgelarks - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Formerly Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The pair's new project takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional musics of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil's beatbox harmonica; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each repeat play. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 31 March 2018 8pm - India Electric Co. - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Sometimes folk, sometimes not. This immensely talented Devonian Duo, Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe have been included in the top 10 artists of the last 10 years of BBC Introducing by the great Tom Robinson. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see them before, then grab a ticket now! India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” (Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3). Support: Jack Cookson, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who in early 2016 he was announced as one of the final four nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 4 April 2018 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Jubilee Hall, Chagford TQ13 8DP (map)
"Where We’re Bound" duo tour. www.showofhands.co.uk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is a celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

NEW Thursday 5 April 2018 8pm - Show of Hands - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
"Where We’re Bound" duo tour. www.showofhands.co.uk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is a celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 5 April 2018 8pm - Jess Klein - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Late addition to the 2018 programme is an American singer songwriter Jess Klein, with a devoted worldwide fan base, she is described as ‘a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity’ by the New York Times. Her visit to the Mill is a first on her UK tour. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution. Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (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 13 April 2018 8pm - The Fureys 40th Anniverary Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
After three previous shows, Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return for another night of music and song.  Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 14 April 2018 8pm - Show of Hands - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
Duo Tour "Where We’re Bound". Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe. www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 15 April 2018 4-10pm - Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan, The Ellis Gang, Reg Meuross, Miranda Sykes - Salem Chapel, 4 Vicarage Rd, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7EF
4 acts, and complimentary Tapas and a drink ,with other food and drink available to buy. The "The Ellis Gang" are a father and son guitar duo from Cornwall; Miranda Sykes as part of her solo tour; singer. songwriter, story teller Reg Meuross; top of the bill Scottish folk singer Emilly Smith & Jamie McClennan (who have previously headlined at The Sidmouth Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk festival, and appeared on the Transatlantic sessions on BBC 2, possibly their only gig in the West Country as part of an English tour promoting a new album. Tickets £25 available from David Ash on 01395 445346/ or preferably email davidvash@btinternet.com. The Salem Chapel is limited to 120 persons and tickets have started to sell. The historic venue is a dissenters chapel built in 1791 and maintained by the Historic Chapels trust.

NEW Wednesday 18 April 2018 8pm - Show of Hands - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
"Where We’re Bound" duo tour. www.showofhands.co.uk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe. www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 19 April 2018 8pm - Tom McConville - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Another welcome return of one of the country’s finest fiddle players Tom McConville. A legendary musician , great singer whose craftsmanship is quite simply a world class. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Thursday 19 April 2018 7.30pm - Red Rocks Story Open Mic - Upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP
Come tell or read aloud your own work. Slots are 8 mins (about 1600-ish words.) Storytellers arrive at 7pm, first come, first tell. £3, £2 storytellers. Contact 07834 194215, email JanetTells@gmail.com. This event repeats on 21 June.

NEW Friday 20 April 2018 - Charlie Dore & Julian Littman - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her brand new album. This promises a fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter. They’ll also dip into favourites from the past as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others. They may even play a version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely…  www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 20 April 2018 - Sound Of The Sirens - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
A brand new album from the BBC Folk Awards winners. Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album. Their live shows, which combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. This is true whether Sound of the Sirens are playing the intimate environs of Exeter Cathedral, before tens of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival or supporting Rick Astley on his UK arena tour. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Saturday 21 April 2018 7.30pm - Davis Lindley Mullan - Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
Fans of Stackridge and The Korgis will be delighted that Andrew Cresswell Davis is back on the road with some of the best songs he has ever written. www.dlm3.co.uk/about-me/. £10 adult, £5 child. Tickets from 01364 653525 or email davidburke9 [at] icloud.com or on the door (best to book in advance as we are a small venue).

NEW Sunday 22 April 2018 7.30pm - Hazel O’Connor & Cormac de Barra - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
See You Again Tour. Simply stunning,” Janice Long - BBC Radio 2. A very special evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, performing here in a captivating acoustic line-up with Cormac de Barra on Irish Harp, her musical partner for some 15 years. he combination of de Barra’s harp with Hazel’s unforgettable voice is truly magical, combining Hazel's heartfelt lyrics with the musicianship of Cormac in a stirring musical marriage, Together they will reach into the very depths of your soul.  More details www.wegottickets.com/event/428243. Call 01803 875527 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee. Search on 'Kingskerswell' in www.wegottickets.com to see the venue's full and varied programme.

NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - The Rheingans Sisters - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful and innovative contemporary music that is anchored in folk traditions without being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time’s deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 27 Aril 2018 8pm - Gigspanner Big Band - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
Harberton Folk is delighted to be presenting one of the few concerts that the Gigspanner Big Band will be performing together in 2018: a very special event featuring the Gigspanner trio of Peter Knight, guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Sacha Trochet, augmented by Philip Henry and Hannah Martin. This is a rare occasion where these two sets of dazzling performers get together and you can guarantee that sparks will fly. Expect a jaw dropping musical extravaganza. Free on-site parking. Doors / licensed bar open 7.15pm. Tickets £18. Full details www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/gbb180427.htm. We will be arranging an early evening pre-concert dining option at Harberton's Church House Inn a short walk from the Hall in due course.

NEW Saturday 28 April 2018 7.30pm - Spring Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Caller Kip Pratt (bodhran, fiddle), with Mike Vickery (mandolin, guitar) and Aaron Aldred (melodeon). All welcome: Reel Ale bar and nibbles available. Tickets
at £7.50 on the door or from artworks (Station Rd, South Brent www.artworksouthbrent.co.uk). FFI contact Eileen on 01364 73699 or email eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com or visit websitewww.southbrentfolk.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 29 Aril 2018 8pm - Jez Lowe & Steve Tilston - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy and a very special evening of music. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 29 April 2018 - Eric Bibb & Band - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. Direct from the USA, multiple award winning blues/folk artist. The soulful and tender blues singer performs with his band. Eric Bibbs’s latest album Migration Blues has been hailed as his best ever, mostly written by Eric , it also features covers of Bob Dylan’s Masters of War, Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land and closes with the traditional spiritual Mornin’ Train. He is without peer with his unique interpretation of soulful and gospel infused folk/blues, blending it seamlessly into a traditional rootsy American style. He continues to provide a voice for the dispossessed and persecuted. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 3 May 2018 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Support: Sunjay. Seated. With their landmark 5th album, ‘Personae’, husband and wife duo introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations. Drawing upon the British folk tradition’s natural backdrops whilst weaving in their own distinct and eclectic flavours, self-penned songs sit comfortably alongside traditional ballads to provide a hugely entertaining and varied evening of music and song. Listen out for stories of Knights, grizzly murder, giants and even an ancient tortoise! Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Duo’ 2016 & 2013, an evening in the company of this much-loved and highly respected couple is intimate, inclusive, warm and inspiring. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Thursday 3 May 2018 8pm - Jo Harman Duo - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A first visit to the Mill for Jo a super talented performer whose rise to stardom is assured, hailing from the southwest we are delighted to welcome her to the Mill. “ On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice” – Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Saturday 5 May 2018 - Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Seated. The former lead-singer of Bellowhead heads out on the second leg of his Afterglow album tour. His first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016 features the newly extended Remnant Kings, including the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and along with Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas) the band will be joined by string and brass sections to bring the album to the stage. ‘Vivid lyrics, striking imagery, fascinating ideas, challenging arrangements and Boden’s characteristically striking vocals…it has to be considered a Major Work.’ FROOTS review of Afterglow. ‘Resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead.’ Financial Times. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details, tickets etc. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW 5/6 May 2018 - Topsham Folk Club 40th Anniversary
Come and help us celebrate. Details tba www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Friday 11 May 2018 - Hannah White & Band - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
Another opportunity to hear the wonderful voice of Hannah White from the Sound Lounge in London. Hannah is a singer songwriter with an eclectic mix of music.  Tickets £7(+) from 01626 890957, www.wegottickets.com/event/424812. The Starcross concerts aim to raise some money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

NEW 11-13 May 2018 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Latest (23/11) line-up announcements for folk and country acts: www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/news/latest-line-up-announcements-for-folk-and-country-acts.

NEW Thursday 31 May 2018 8pm - Edwina Hayes’ Mile Roses Trio - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Edwina is a firm Mill favourite and regular performer and we are delighted to welcome the Mile Roses Trio to Devon. Described as Contemporary British Folk music with a nod to Nashville, Edwina, Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth are sure to enchant. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Sunday 3 June 2018 8pm - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies that over time has developed into a unique show of American roots and English folk music. Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah and Ben are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless. ‘Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.’ - fRoots Magazine. www.hannahbenmusic.com. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Saturday 9 June 2018 - Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. 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. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 15 June 2018 7.30pm - 6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, Guitars - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Seated. After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players.
Legendary classical guitar maestro John Williams, whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works has appeared regularly on radio and television - and his music is familiar to many film-goers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award. 'John Williams is the undisputed king of the classical guitar' (The Times).
One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy. 'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).
Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes. In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument, and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour - other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream. £25. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 21 June 2018 7.30pm - Red Rocks Story Open Mic - Upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP
Come tell or read aloud your own work. Slots are 8 mins (about 1600-ish words.) Storytellers arrive at 7pm, first come, first tell. £3, £2 storytellers. Contact 07834 194215, email JanetTells@gmail.com.

NEW Wednesday 27 June 2018 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Details tba. Sumptuous dinner (optional) and gig. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

NEW Friday 22 June 2018 - Megson - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of music. The husband & wife duo, Debs and Stu Hanna, bring together Piano, Guitar, Mandola and Banjo with exquisite vocals to create lush harmonies mixed in with expert musicianship. Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their terrific live performances and northern humour. Megson have released a number of well received albums since first recording in 2004 the most recent in 2016 being Good Times Will Come Again which gained much critical acclaim. Megson guarantee an evening of thought provoking and expertly performed modern folk music. www.theflavel.org.uk. A 'Folk at the Flavel' event.

NEW Thursday 28 June 2018 8pm - Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Hold onto your hats this will be something completely different, a personal choice of Chris,’s these three lads are preaching Country Blues like you’ve not heard before. Other fans include Bob Harris who describes the trio as “ Amazing”, so be sure to head on down for this one. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Thursday 12 July 2018 8pm - Paul Lamb & The King Snakes - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Welcoming Paul Lamb back to the Mill, this time with his band, with a promise of a wonderful equilibrium of real blues, boogie, swing and a good time jump, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes will definitely be blowing up a storm. ‘Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come “Blues Print Magazine. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Wednesday 18 July 2018 8pm - Sika - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map)
On tour from New Zealand. In conjunction with Suara Sound Academy. Following his successful concert here in 2016 , Sika will be creating another enchanting concert within a cave, playing live his Didjeridoos, Flutes, Drums, Rattles and Stones. Primal music mixed with original electronic soundscapes composed by Sika in his studio in New Zealand’s wild South Island. Although this is a seated concert, you will have room to move around, toe tapping or moving to the primal sounds, feeling the beat within your heart and Soul. The dynamic performance of music will move you to the core and get you dancing on your feet. www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Thursday 26 July 2018 8pm - Boo Hewerdine - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
After a sell out 2017 gig at the Mill, we are delighted to welcome back acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine who, this year will be performing outside in our courtyard. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

3-10 August 2018 - Sidmouth Folk Week
Sign up at www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk to receive regular e-newsletters. The first line-up announcements for 2018 have been made.

NEW Thursday 9 August 2018 8pm - Fred’s House - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Fred’s House, winners of the Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award 2017, are an award winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70's West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. Maverick Magazine “Harmonies soar like a nightingale recalling the very best of Poco and CSN, but this music belongs to Fred’s House ... terrific.” Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Thursday 23 August 2018 8pm - Flats & Sharps - Otterton Mill (Courtyard), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Following on from their highly successful first appearance, Flats and Sharps will again be blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW 29 August to 15 September 2018 - War Horse - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Including Bob Fox as 'Songman'. Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse will tour the UK from September 2017. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Full details, bookings etc.  www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2018-2/war-horse-2018.

NEW Saturday 15 September 2018 - Leveret - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, and is known for his work in Bellowhead and Eliza Carthy Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is best known for his work with The Full English and Jon Boden. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything, In The Round and Inventions and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. www.theflavel.org.uk. A 'Folk at the Flavel' event.

NEW Thursday 27 September 2018 8pm - Lisa Mills - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Lisa returns with her southern soul Americana gospel and blues and her exceptional guitar mastery and mighty breathtaking voice to delight us. “Lisa Mills is one of the ten killer songwriters you need to hear right now ... her many styles of southern music come through in her powerful delivery.” Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW 29/30 September 2018 - Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth
details tba www.facebook.com/TeignShantyFestival.

NEW Saturday 6 October 2018 - Ange Hardy - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
With Greg Hancock. www.wegottickets.com/event/427976.

NEW Thursday 25 October 2018 8pm - Rag Mama Rag - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon as audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20’s and 30’s blues based but extremely varied including many regional styles of the period. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

NEW Saturday 15 December 2018 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. Jiggery folkery, hokery pokery...Mad Dog raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Whisking up whistles, fiddles and mandolins to collide in a spectacular explosion of infectious fun, they demand you to dance. www.carnglaze.com.

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