Harberton Folk

Folk Sessions


A wealth of good folk music is on tap - free of charge - at a variety of mostly informal sessions (mainly in pubs, but not all) across southern Devon, and beyond, practically every day of the week, usually on a regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis where you can just sit and listen, or take part yourself.
If you're not a "regular", it is advisable to check with the organiser and/or venue before setting out. And why not try out the area's folk clubs.

The Flaxey Green website used to maintain detailed session listings for much of Devon, but that website no longer exists.
The listings below were copied as plain text from Flaxey Green before it went offline in September 2022. No details have been checked since then. Any email links were 'hidden' and could therefore not be included below. Sorry about that!
Please note that the information is given in good faith but no responsibility can be accepted for its currency and/or accuracy. Do check with the organiser before setting out on a long journey.

The Flaxey Green listings were organised in day-of-the-week order (Day Event Venue Time):

SUNDAY (First Sunday)
Mixed session. Song and music. Not suitable for beginners.
Contact: email Greg
The Dolphin Inn, 14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS Map
Tel: 01752 660876
1:30 pm

SUNDAY (First Sunday)
Acoustic music session; all styles welcome.
Contact Dave 07553 072074
The Poltimore Inn, East Street North Molton, South Molton EX36 3HR Map
Tel: 01598 740338 3.00pm

SUNDAY (First Sunday)
Mixed folk session - All welcome to perform, join in and shape the sessions - run by Derek Moore. Visit website for contact details
Devonshire Inn, Sticklepath Okehampton EX20 2NW www.sticklepath.org/groups-committees/devvy-folk-sessions.
Tel: 01837 840316

SUNDAY (Second Sunday)
Mixed folk roots music, music/song.
Contact: email The Drake Manor Inn, The Village, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton PL20 7NA Map
Tel: 01822 853892 7.30pm

SUNDAY (Third Sunday) An open session with a focus on an English tunes but musicians playing in all styles and singers are welcome.
Contact: email The Talaton Inn, Talaton, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX5 2RQ
Tel: 01404 822214 12.00 noon

SUNDAY (Fourth) Acoustic music and song.
Contact: email GWRSA Railway Club, 3-5 Royal Avenue, Exmouth, EX8 1EN
Tel:01395 274010 7.00pm

SUNDAY (Last Sunday)
Mainly music
Contact: Clare 01884860023
Half Moon Inn, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4JW Map
Tel:01363 866219
12.00 noon


MONDAY (First and Third) Mostly Irish Session - contact Graham Campbell for more information email Bridgetown Community Hall, Hope Close, Totnes TQ9 5YD
Map 8.00pm
MONDAY (First)
Acoustic music session named Country meets Folk. Designed for dedicated singers and musicians with an interest in Country/Americana with a fusion of folk styles to reflect a broad range. Also an opportunity for musicians to meet and form new contacts.
Contact: Keith telephone 0781 7037 936 or email

Crooked Spire Inn, The Square, Ermington PL21 9LP. Map
Telephone 01548 831288

MONDAY (Second) Folk session, encouraging unaccompanied singing and tunes. Come all ye!
Contact: Telephone Jake - 07805970075 The Dolphin Inn, 14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS Map
Tel: 01752 660876 8.00pm
MONDAY (Third)
Music Session -
Contact Mark Bazeley eMail
The Kings Arms, South Zeal, Okehampton. EX20 2JP Map
Tel: 01837 840300
MONDAY (Fourth) Brixham Acoustic Singaround. Contemporary songs and music.
Contact David Lee telepphone 01803 846346

The Birdcage, New Road, Brixham. TQ5 8LT Map
Tel: 01803 916742 8.00pm
MONDAY (Last) Musicians and Music Lovers. Monthly folk, acoustic, singer songwriter session.
Contact Mark Jefferys email New Lion Brewery, Meadowbrook, Dartington, TQ9 6JD. Map
Tel: 01803226277 7.00pm
TUESDAY (Weekly) Songs
Contact: Telephone 01392874718 Matthews Hall, 38 High Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF Map 7.45pm
TUESDAY (Weekly)
Acoustic session - Musicians and singers from all folk and roots styles welcome.

The Champ, 5 Meeting Street, Appledore (nr. Bideford), EX39 1RJ Map
Tel: 01237 421662

8.00pm – 10.00pm
TUESDAY (First) Mixed folk session - mainly song - Run by Paul Watts & Hazel Underwood.
Contact:Telephone 01363 776275 The Lamb Inn, The Square Sandford (nr. Crediton) EX17 4LW Map
Tel: 01363 773676 8.00pm
TUESDAY (First and Third)
Mixed session, mainly English style, for musicians and singers. (This is an amalgamation of the former Monday and Wednesday sessions). All welcome.
Contact Marj email
The Bay Horse, 8 Cistern St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SP Map
Tel: 01803 862088.
TUESDAY (First and Third)
Singing and instrumental folk session All visitors welcome.
Contact: Marilyn Cowan 01752309983 or the Artillery Arms
The Artillery Arms, 6 Pound Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3RH Map
Tel: 01752 262515
TUESDAY (Second and Fourth)
Mostly Irish Session - c
Contact: Graham Campbell email
The Bay Horse, 8 Cistern St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SP Map
Tel: 01803 862088.
TUESDAY (Fortnightly) American Roots song and tune session. We play American Old Time, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana, Western Swing and generally anything from 'across the pond'.
Contact: Email The Who'd Have Thought It Inn, Milton Combe, PL20 6HP Map
Tel: 01822 853313 7.30pm
TUESDAY (Fourth) The Plymouth Singers Session.
Contact: Telephone Jake - 07805970075 Providence Inn, 22 Providence St, Plymouth. PL4 8JQ Map 8.00pm
Mike and Tilly host host an acoustic evening, held in the large skittle alley next to the bar. All acoustic musicians and singers welcome. “The format is individual or group performances and not a jam session and absolutely no amps!”
Contact: Telephone 01822 833288, 07725 579718 or email
Copper Penny Inn, Chipshop (nr. Tavistock) PL19 8NT Map
Tel: 01822 833288 8.00pm
Acoustic night (Mainly song).
Contact: Telephone David 01363 84914.

The New Inn Coleford, Crediton EX17 5BZ Map
Tel: 01363 84242 8.00pm
Wednesday (Weekly)
Not really a club - and not JUST folk music. You can usually expect to play 2 sets - 3 songs overall - and the earlier you arrive, the sooner you play. Come as an individual, or a small group - bring friends and family - join in with others, make new friends. All genres - all levels - all instruments - just NO mic, and NO amps - totally acoustic. Free to play, free to watch.
Contact: Email

The Old Workshop, Red Rock Brewery - Higher Humber Farm, Bishopsteignton, TQ14 9TD Map
Tel: 01626 879738
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday (First)
Mainly but not exclusively traditional music and song of the British Isles, Europe and America.
Contact: Email or go to FaceBook page

The Drake Manor Inn, The Village, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton PL20 7NA Map
Tel: 01822 853892 8.30pm
Wednesday (First)
Acoustic Warehouse – Music & Performance Club
NON PERFORMER AUDIENCE VERY WELCOME!-Good Bar and food available - JUST COME AND ENJOY! £2.00 entry to include prize raffle on the night. All proceeds donated to Rowcroft Hospice Charity.
Contact: Nigel Dee on 07989 180091 or Visit FaceBook page
The Passage House Inn
Hackney Lane,
Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3QH
7.15pm to 10.00pm
WEDNESDAY(Every other second Wednesday)
Beehive Beehive Acoustic Cafe – hosted by Terry Stacey. All styles of music. Free entry. “Everyone is welcome whether it is to come along, have a beer and listen or to play and sing.”
Contact: Visit website
Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street Honiton EX14 1LZ
Tel: 01404 384050 Map
7.30pm – 10.00pm
Jurassic Folk nights attract a full variety of performers. We welcome singers & musicians, from near and far, for an evening of live acoustic performance, listening and joining in and the odd drink or three. Come along bring your voice or an instrument or both, and entertain or be entertained and help us keep music live.
Lively humourous and friendly atmosphere.
Contact: Telephone Adrian 01404 549903 or Mike 01404 43429
Free entry Singers, instrumentalists or spectators all are welcome. Go to website

The Honiton Inn, Church Hill, Awliscombe EX14 3PJ
Tel: 01404 46161
Map 7.30pm -10.30pm
Music, Tales and Song
Contact: Email
The Lamb Inn, The Square Sandford (nr. Crediton) EX17 4LW Map
Tel: 01363 773676

Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic - Small and friendly session of songs, tunes and words.
Contact: Telephone 01395 225075/07741 409265 or email

Upstairs room at the Redwing Pub Church Road, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JT
Tel: 01395 222156
Music and song session
Contact: Paul and Alison 07709324836

Stoke Canon Inn, High Street, Stoke Canon, Exeter EX5 4AR Map
Tel: 01392 840063 8.30pm
WEDNESDAY (Last) Cornish and Devonian Folk Music Session (and some tunes from elsewhere).
Contact: Email or go to FaceBook page The Mount Radford, 73-75 Magdalen Rd, Exeter EX2 4TA
Tel: 01392 258221 7.30pm
THURSDAY (Weekly) Denbury Folk. Mostly song, in a sing-around style but occasional tunes, stories and poems welcomed. Come along to listen as well as we are quite happy with that. Expect broadly folk and the odd other song, loads of harmonies when the song suits it. Always expect a warm welcome.
Contact: Telephone 01803 812537 Union Inn, The Green, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DQ Map
Tel. 01803 812595 7.30pm
THURSDAY (Weekly) Ashburton Community Folk Orchestra Our resident folk band that meets on Thursday mornings. It's an open group and all musicians are welcome. Led by David Faulkner who writes, “We will be celebrating spring and sharing our joy in making music & playing together. We play traditional music from Dartmoor and beyond.” Book Now or just turn up on Thursday morning. Donations Ashburton Arts Centre
15 West St
TQ13 7DT 11.00am
Pennymoor Singaround (Mainly song)
Contact: Telephone 01363 83740 or email

The London Inn, Morchard Bishop EX17 6NW Map
Tel: 01363 877222 12.00noon to 3.00pm
Electric folk night

Telephone Jim 07783471914 or email

Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH Map
Tel: 01803 854575 9.00pm
Traditional music, mainly tunes with some songs.
Contact: Email
The Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street Exmouth, EX8 2RU Map
Telephone 01395 272589
Visit FaceBook page
THURSDAY (Third) Mixed Folk session
Contact: Email Mick Pack Horse Inn, Plymouth Road, South Brent TQ10 9BH Map
Tel. 01364 72283 8.00pm
Folk and Acoustic session, led by Becky Brooks.
Contact: Becky Brooks 07876064108
The Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street Exmouth, EX8 2RU Map
Telephone 01395 272589
Visit FaceBook page
THURSDAY (Fourth) Open session, jump in mainly tunes of Britain and Europe though not exclusively some song
Contact: Email Mildmay Colours The Mildmay Colours, Fore Street, Holbeton, Devon PL8 1NA Map
Telephone 01752 830555 8.00pm
The Bicton Inn Folk Session An evening of traditional Folk songs and Shanties. All singers and players welcome. The Bicton Inn, is a great old pub, which supports all forms of live music. A real ale pub full of character. Contact: Derek 01395 279969 or email

The Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street Exmouth, EX8 2RU Map
Telephone 01395 272589
Visit FaceBook page
FRIDAY (Third Friday)
Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club. Hosted by "Folk Inspired" duo, Chris & Paul Woodhouse. Warm welcome to new and experienced performers. Entrance £2.00 for both singers and audience. Encouraging, friendly and supportive.
We will limit numbers to 25 for the first session on 15.10.21.
Please tell us in advance if you want to attend and whether you would like to perform:
Contact More information from Paul telephone 07894 961010or email Please do not just turn up.

Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton, TQ3 1NN Map
Tel: 01803 557630
Arrive from 7.00pm - 10.30pm.
Saturday (Second Saturday)
Acoustic evening. The format is in turn around the room. Singers and acoustic instrumentalists are all welcome and the evening is run on a fairly informal basis. Frequent genres are folk, roots, traditional, Americana, cowboy and blues.
Contact: Email Mike or telephone 07725 579718
Who'd Have Thought It Inn, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6TG Map
Tel: 01579 350214