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Abbotskerswell

NEW Saturday 29 April 2023 - The Korgis: Time Machine - Abbotskerswell Village Hall, Slade Lane, nr Newton Abbot TQ12 5YF (map)
World Premiere of their new show! Whirl back in time as The Korgis take you on a musical and audio/visual journey through the songs and bands that influenced them. Putting their own unique spin on songs by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, the sublime harmony of Simon and Garfunkel, the wry humour of 10cc, the quirkiness of Buggles, the creativity of Peter Gabriel and of course, songs of peace and hope from The Korgis. Support: Mutter & Clive, plus DJ Dave. Bar. Tickets £15 from Mike Webb mikewebb1420@btinternet.com, 01626 363640. Doors 7pm.

Acoustic Warehouse - Kingsteignton

NEW Wednesday 2 March 2022 7.15pm - Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club, Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
Monthly every 1st Wednesday, finishing at 10.00pm. We continue to raise funds for Rowcroft Hospice with £2 entry and raffle ticket. Covid safety with individual mic covers. More information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091. www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

New email address acoustic.warehouse.tq12@gmail.com

News from the Folk Clubs
Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club, Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
The AWMPC open mic club has now restarted monthly on the First Wednesday of each month. The next session is 1st September with prompt start at 7.15pm and a finish at 10.00pm. More information from Nigel Dee 07989 180091 www.facebook.com/Acoustic.Warehouse.TQ123QH.

Ashburton

You can book tickets at www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (+10% booking fee) or email boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk to reserve and pay on the door (cash or card).

NEW Monday 20 May 2024 7.30pm - Jack Badcock - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a veteran performer, having toured extensively on four continents, predominantly but not exclusively as frontman and founding member of renowned world-folk band Dallahan. A previous finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award. Jack's solo material reveals his astute songcraft exploring human history, cosmology, personal experiences and profound questions all delivered with a musical sensitivity clearly influenced by American folk, funk and soul music as much as the traditional music from Britain and Ireland. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Monday 13 May 2024 7.30pm - Boo Hewerdine - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure. He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer. Over a hundred of his songs have been covered by the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever, Chris Difford, Heidi Talbot and Hannah Rarity. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Thursday 25 April 2024 7.30pm - Peggy Seeger in conversation with Sam Richards - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Monday 22 April 2024 7.30pm - Tim Edey - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
After seventeen years of touring the world recording with major names in Celtic and contemporary roots, Tim is now a name on the global stage in his own right. He is one of the world's finest melodeon and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today! Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Friday 19 April 2024 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as “one of this country’s finest” and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. Captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled, Reg has toured extensively for decades across Europe, North America and the Antipodes. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/604315.

NEW Saturday 13 Aril 2024 7.30pm - Tarren - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Tarren is a collaboration between three forward thinking interpreters and writers of English folk music: Bristol-based artists Sid Goldsmith, Alex Garden and Danny Pedler. They combine cittern and concertina, fiddle, and accordion to create new, dynamic folk music. The trio produces rich, joyous music that draws the listener in, weaving intricate themes throughout tunes and songs that have the pulse of traditional dance at its heart. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/606746.

NEW Sunday 7 April 2024 7.30pm - Ahmed Dickinson & Eduardo Martín - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Two virtuoso guitarists from Cuba. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts..

NEW Saturday 6 April 2024 7.30pm - Georgie Buchanan & Alana Middleton - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Georgie Buchanan (harp, voice) & Alana Middleton (fiddle, voice) are a dynamic folk duo based in Leeds. Together they craft expressive musical landscapes of acapella harmonies, shimmering instrumentals, and storytelling that speaks of a heartfelt connection with the natural world and human connection. They will be performing traditional songs, material from Georgie's debut album 'Wise as a Fool', and a selection of fresh co-written compositions. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/614931.

NEW Sunday 24 March 2024 7.30pm - Daniel Kemish - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Daniel is a prolific singer/songwriter, who would be filed under Americana these days, if you need a category for his music. He's British, originally from Southampton, though now based in Portugal. His music has a great energy, great vocals and guitar – this looks like being a storming night. Details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
‘Almost A Sunset‘, their latest album, is a collection of thoughtful, varied songs that range from re-worked traditional ballads to the off-piste storytelling style that has become their trademark. Recorded in their studio on Dartmoor, at Devon pace over the course of a year, the couple explore favourite characters, childhood memories and deep emotion to pull together a collection of songs that demonstrate their musical versatility, a sharp interest in the world around them and their own unique perspective on the folk genre. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/598429.

NEW Thursday 8 February 2024 7.30pm - The Finn Collinson Band - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Here's what the band has to say: “Described by FolkWorld.EU as “cutting-edge English folk” and by Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie as “beautifully compelling”, our music draws on traditional and contemporary material. With 17th century dance tunes meeting self-composed Celtic melodies, the show appeals to fans of folk, roots, classical and early music alike. As alto recorder is our lead instrument, I feel we have a different and exciting sound to offer." Details www.wegottickets.com/event/604063.

NEW Friday 2 February 2024 7.30pm - Boo Hewerdine / Billie Maree - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. Billie Maree is a fast emerging Devon singer-songwriter whose debut EP was inspired by connection to the land and and to self. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/602664.

NEW Saturday 27 January 2024 7.30pm - Burns Night Shindig with Re-Jig! - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
There'll be some called dances, mostly it's up to you. There'll be haggis, tatties, neeps and whisky available at a very reasonable price. Someone new will be addressing the Haggis… Details www.wegottickets.com/event/604522.

NEW Thursday 25 January 2024 7.30pm - The Goddamsels - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Based on their name alone, The Goddamsels aren’t your grandparents’ idea of country music. Formed out of the longstanding friendship between Alberta-based singer/songwriters Mallory Chipman and Freddi MacDougall, The Goddamsels write songs with strong, empowering messages, blended with elements of folk, pop and traditional country, all tied together by their stunning, instinctive harmonies. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/604932.

NEW Saturday 20 January 2024 7.30pm - Hedera - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
A new Bristol-based quintet of instrumentalists brought together by a desire to lean into the slower and more delicate side of European folk traditions. The group’s growing repertoire draws on French, English, Eastern European and Scandinavian music, with playful and inventive arrangements that reflect the diverse array of experience brought by members of the band: violinists Maisie Brett and Lulu Ruby Rose, clarinettist Isis Wolf-Light, Bethany M. Roberts on double bass, and Tamsin Elliott on accordion and harp. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/601958.

NEW Saturday 2 December 2023 7.30pm - Bev Lee Harling: Ploughing The Salt Sea - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
A solo autobiographical music theatre show, drawing on Bev Lee Harling's recently discovered rich heritage of centuries old, fishing family roots in Hastings. The narrative, drawn from the suds of the Old Town Wash House, told through the eyes of the overlooked women, seeks to rewrite their stories of boats lost at sea and local life, back into our current consciousness through original and traditional folk song. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/596536.
Also, at 11.30am: Free community workshop with Bev Lee Harling, in connection with her performance later in the evening. Free, but booking required: www.wegottickets.com/event/596539.

NEW Thursday 16 November 2023 7.30pm - Johnny Campbell - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Johnny Campbell emerged onto the UK folk scene with original material and delving deep into Northern English folk song and story. ''A Modern-Day Billy Bragg'' Tradfolk. ''The spirit of the folk clubs in their heyday runs in his veins'' Folking.com. 2023 sees him releasing True North, an album of Northern English traditional songs recorded on their respective county summits, garnering press from Country Walking Magazine, Folk on Foot & BBC Radio 4 Open Country. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/589832.

NEW Saturday 4 November 2023 7.30pm - The Apex Singers - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
The Apex Singers have just been nominated for four 2023 CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) including Best Folk/World Song and Best Folk/World Album for their recent album release, Stravaig. Their debut album Hiraeth received critical acclaim including two CARA wins and 'Album of the Week' on Scala Radio. This album brings together fresh arrangements of folk-tunes from different cultures representing every continent, from an African lullaby, to a vocalised Irish jig. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/595796.

NEW Monday 9 October 2023 7pm - (First) Regular klezmer and East European session - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Ashburton Arts Centre will be hosting klezmer and East European sessions every 2nd Monday of the month, starting 9/10/23. Free admission. Led by Družba www.klezmer-devon.com, we’ll start off in the slow lane for the less experienced at 7 followed by the main session at 8. For details of tunes please email bunelik@gmail.com. All acoustic instruments and abilities welcome to join in, learn tunes, listen, or dance. Note that diatonic instruments such as melodeons, tin whistle, etc will need accidentals to play in keys such as G minor, D minor. If unsure, email above. Real ale bar. Details www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/regular-activities/klezmer-east-european-session.

NEW Friday 16 June 2023 7.30pm - Aaron Jonah Lewis - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis has been elbow-deep in traditional American music since their first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Their concerts take audiences on a journey through the back roads of American old time and folk music, with detours through ragtime and early jazz. Their performance ranges far and wide through the history of American fiddle and banjo traditions, including tunes and songs from various regions and time periods and the stories that go along with them. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/582073.
Also, at 5.00pm: Old Style Fiddle Workshop by Aaron Jonah Lewis 5pm £18/£15/£12 – email boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk to book.

NEW 21 April - 8 May 2023 - Tinners Moon Festival 2023 - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
This year we have Americana (22/4 Joe Martin plays “a night of new wave Americana, with stories and songs that will move the deepest parts of your soul”; support, Katy Hurt), Blues, Cabaret/Open Mic, Classical piano, Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Jazz, Country Music, Dinner jazz, Discussion, Diversity, Fancy Dress, Film, Folk (30/4 Peter Knight & John Spiers), Indian and Iraqi Music, Music to dance to, Noir, Plants, Poetry, Pop Music, Puppet Theatre for Adults, Radio Workshop, Singer Songwriter, Singers with roots in folk, Stories, Myth and Mystery, Swing and Gypsy Jazz (29/4 Moscow Drug Club), Theatre,…
Tickets and full details www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Ashburton other

NEW Monday 17 October 2022 7.30pm - While & Matthews - St Andrews Church Hall, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Details www.wegottickets.com/event/554840.
saw afterwards that venue changed to:
The Farmhouse, Lower Broomborough, Totnes TQ9 5LX  - 'Music at the Farmhouse' ??

Ashburton Community Folk Orchestra
(this has been running for a couple of weeks but I've only just found out about it)
Thursdays 6, 13, 27 February; 5, 12, 19, 26 March: Weekly on Thursday mornings from 10.30 – 12noon in Ashburton Arts Centre (The Old Methodist Church, 15, West St, TQ13 7DT), led by award winning and experienced Community Musician David Faulkner. All acoustic instruments and different levels of ability welcome. Play music from Devon and beyond; play in harmony; develop learning by ear. Scores and sound files provided. “Let’s make a big band, make some music and have some fun! Come and join the band!” Cost: £8 per session or £32.50 for 5 sessions (concessions available). See: www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/events/ashburton-community-folk-orchestra-2020-01-16 or for more information, contact David Faulkner on 07967 121985 or email david.eelgrinders@gmail.com.

Details, tickets etc. www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts. www.facebook.com/pg/ashburtonarts/events. www.ashburtonarts.org.uk.

NEW Tuesday 24 May 2022 7.30pm - Daphne’s Flight - St Andrews Church, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Daphne’s Flight was created 25 years ago by five of the leading singer songwriters of their generation - Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson and Christine Collister. Described as one of the most exciting vocal groups to emerge on the acoustic music scene, their energy on stage is matched only by their collective talents, Daphne’s Flight are unrivalled and sit firmly in a class of their own as singers, musicians and writers. Their highly anticipated 3rd studio album was scheduled to tour in the spring of 2020, now rescheduled to 2022. Miranda Sykes on vocals and double bass replaces Christine Collister on this tour. For tickets (£20), please email Sarah Tobin on sarah.tobin@plymouth.ac.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 May 2019 7.30pm - Wild Goose / Skylark - Ashburton Town Hall
Wild Goose is 'Wild, eclectic and dangerous... Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, Bryan Adams channelled by Woodie Guthrie. Guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, piano, percussion.' Skylark is 'Beautiful arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs with vocal harmonies, fiddle, flute, guitar and mandolin'. Bar and raffle. Tickets £7, U15 free, from Jane 07818 844346 or Ashburton Information Centre. All proceeds to Cancer Lifeline South West, a wonderful charity providing residential therapeutic breaks for cancer sufferers and their carers.

NEW Friday 17 April 2020 7.30pm - Belinda O'Hooley: Inversions Tour - St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton TQ13 7DD (map)
‘Inversions’ showcases Belinda’s abilities as a composer and pianist with many of the piano pieces inspired by the songs and tunes her father inherited from a long line of male musicians in the hills of the West coast of rural Ireland. With the passing of her father in 2017, Belinda; the first woman to be handed the tradition, has found the freedom to express the music of her ancestors in her very own, unconventional way, evolving and migrating into something you could describe as an inversion: a reversal of the norm. The venue is 700+ years old and in a narrow lane with very restricted parking. Please use the Town Centre car park (free after 6pm). The venue is a couple of minutes walk. For disabled access, please contact Ian Pickvance iin advance to make arrangements. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/494667. All profits from this event go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Awliscombe

NEW Saturday 10 February 2024 7.30pm - Mae Karthauser (trio) - Awliscombe Parish Hall, nr Honiton EX14 3PJ
Inspired by the likes of Albin De La Simone, Agnes Obel, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake (and somehow rather unlike any of them), Mae Karthauser is a Devon-based songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a style that is distinctive yet impossible to place. Mae's latest album is a collection of songs that were each written in one day, all within one month. The songs are arranged for the trio of piano, flute, and cello with three vocals, allowing for imagination and innovation to flourish. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/performances/mae-karthauser.

NEW Wednesday 8 June 2022 7.30pm - Jurassic Folk (Acoustic) Club - The Honiton Inn, Awliscombe, Honiton EX14 3PJ
The Club re-opened in October 2021 at this new venue and meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday. The Club welcomes audience, singers and musicians from near and far for an evening of live acoustic performance. Come along, bring your voice or an instrument or both and entertain or be entertained. www.jurassicfolk.co.uk. For further details contact Adrian on 01404 549903 or Mike on 01404 43429.

NEW Friday 14 December 2018 7.30pm - India Electric Company - Church of St Michael & All Angels, Church Hill, Awliscombe, Honiton (map)
Part of a unique series of candle-lit concerts from India Electric Company in historic churches. www.indiaelectricco.com. Refreshments will be available. Limited parking but plenty available in the village hall & pub car park a few yards up from the Church. Please note, there are no toilets at the venue, but the lovely pub The Honiton Inn is a few yards up the road. After show drinks at the pub strongly advised! Doors 7pm. Tickets £11+/£9+ from www.wegottickets.com/event/454280.

Bere Ferrers

NEW Sunday 17 March 2024 - LaZy Divide - Old Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers Yelverton, PL20 7JL
Live mixed folk music from trad to a bit of folk rock, with a few jigs and reels … bring your singing voice and dancing feet and join us from 8 pm to celebrate Paddy's Night. Details Facebook.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 8pm - 'Shanty Special' Evening - BFS Club, Bristol Row, Bere Ferrers, Yelverton PL20 7JL
The Tavy Tars are holding this ‘Shanty Special’ evening at Bere Ferrers Social Club when they will present 4 cheques for £400 from funds they have raised to: Help for Heroes, St Luke’s Hospice, the RNLI, and TASS (Tavistock and Area Support Services). Free entry, donations welcome.

NEW Friday 4 November 2016 8pm - Sea Shanty Evening - BFS Club, Bristol Row, Bere Ferrers PL20 7JL
Sea Shanty evening with the Tavy Tars. After successful fundraising the Tars are using this occasion to donate to several local causes, cheques will be presented during this celebratory evening. They have invited friends 'The Press Gang' from Mevagissey to join in a 'Shanty Special', sets from the Tars and the Press Gang, with a 'singalong' session, from both crews and audience, at the end of the evening! Free entry.

NEW Friday 4 March 2016 7.30pm - A Grand Musical Extravaganze - St Andrews Church, Bere Ferrers
Humanitarian Crisis Concern presents 3 acts: 1) Bere Alston Junior School Drummers, most enthusiastic young percussionists; 2) Crow Puppets bringing their own unique style of homespun folk. This Devon based female duo sing and play various instruments, weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics. Their harmonies provide absolutely spine tingling moments. 3) Gypsy Train klezmer band, playing clarinet, saxophone, double-bass, guitar, fiddle and accordion. Prepare to be intoxicated by the fast, foot-tapping arrangements of Balkan dance tunes, soulful improvisation and gypsy passion. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £7.50, child 12+ £4, from Margaret Willmott 01822 840380, Bere Alston Pharmacy 01822 830234. Proceeds will go to help ‘Doctors of the World’’ a totally voluntary organisation which does the most invaluable work in refugee camps all over Europe. The Olde Plough will be serving pre-theatre suppers from 6pm for £10 (£2of which will go to the charity). It will help the chef to serve you quickly if you could book the meal in good time (01822 840358).

Bigbury

NEW Friday 2 June 2023 - Harbottle & Jonas - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Partners in life and music, dynamic Devon based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Details www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harbottle-and-jonas-at-bigbury-memorial-hall-tickets-616911196997​.

NEW Friday 22 November 2019 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Harbottle & Jonas sing about family, villages swept into the sea, polar expeditions, historical characters and peculiar narratives. Their music is original and unique. It is performed with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, and acoustic guitar. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 18 November 2018 7.30pm - The Churchfitters ~ Folk Unlimited - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a motor bike petrol tank. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax! Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’. Details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Saturday 5 July 2014 7.30pm - Appaloosas - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Bluebell Wood Music presents a wonderful evening with this 3 piece band from Dartmoor playing Americana, old time American and Appalachian music. The band features beautiful Appalachian and old time inspired vocals from Eliza Acty, claw hammer banjo and guitar from Peter Acty and intricate melodies from virtuoso fiddle and mandolin player Stephen Potter. www.appaloosasmusic.com. Tickets £10 to include paella by Oyster Shack.

Friday 23 October 2015 8pm - Blackheart - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Their music and unique sound shuns categorisation, combining acoustic instruments and the captivating voice of Chrissy Mostyn with ancient synthesisers, effects, atmospherics and electronica to create a new brand of avant-garde ethereal folk style of music. Their highly personal, haunting music is flavoured with piercing observations and penetrating lyrics. Samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk/listen.php. Tickets £10 (U16s£6), includes light refreshments, available from Holywell Stores, St. Anne's Chapel tel 01548 810308 or Charles 01548 810023.

Bishopsteignton

NEW Friday 29 April 2022 7pm - Suthering - Village Hall, 46 Fore Street, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth TQ14 9QZ
Suthering combines the musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. A couple in life and in music, the duo are true story-tellers who champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk. With their wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour and two beautifully matched voices, an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Julu and Heg bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/suthering-if-we-turn-away-tour.

NEW Saturday 10 June 2016 3pm - Five Finger Eddie - Red Rock Brewery, Humber Farm, Bishopsteignton TQ14 9TD
Live music.

Black Dog

NEW Friday 19 April 2019 7.30pm - The Drystones - Black Dog Memorial Hall, Black Dog, nr Crediton EX17 4QS
The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, an unexpectedly large live sound, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since forming in 2011 to play at their local folk festival in Priddy, Somerset, they have played festivals across the country, including Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, have supported Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, produced two albums and, somehow, squeezed in their music degrees. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, benefits £7, family £20. Call 01363 877417 to book.

NEW Saturday 16 April 2016 8pm - Dallahan - Black Dog Memorial Hall, Black Dog, nr Crediton EX17 4QS
Tickets £8 (child £3, conc £5.50) from 01363 866434 & Kennerleigh Community Stores. Licensed bar

Blackawton

NEW Saturday 23 November 2019 - Autumn Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Doors and bar 7.15pm. Music 8-11pm with a short interval. Tickets £10 adult, £5 U16, from Blackawton Community Shop, phone 01803 712159 (George Inn) or email villagehall@blackawtoncommunity.com.

Friday 3 February 2012 - The Acoustic Strawbs - Blackawton Village Hall, nr Totnes (map)
The front line of one of Britain's most successful and enduring folk rock bands. Doors 7.30pm. Licensed bar and ample free car parking. Tickets £12 from Steve Gale 01803 712449 or 07941 611868.

Bovey Tracey (South Devon Music)

NEW 7-9 June 2024 - Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey
Enjoy great music whilst you eat and drink the wide variety of locally sourced, imaginative food and ales... Musicians include Si Barron. More music to be announced. www.craftfestival.co.uk/Whats-on-BoveyTracey.

2022 See Bovey Tracey event details at www.craftfestival.co.uk. Musical entertainment includes Cosgrave & Soph contemporary folk, Griselda Sanderson, Annika Skoogh Latin duo, Becky Brine, Saff Juno. More Music to be announced.

NEW Saturday 31 August 2019 1pm - Meridianum Ensemble - Baptist Church, Bovey Tracey
An exciting fusion of folk musics from across Europe, played on an amazing variety of instruments (Soufian Saihi on Arabic oud; Ricardo de Noronha on Middle-Eastern percussion; Nuno Silva on Persian santur; Griselda Sanderson on Swedish nyckelharpa and Louis Bingham on cittern; Steve Tyler on hurdy-gurdy). Part of the Nourish Festival: craft ~ food ~ music. Full festival details www.nourishfestival.org.

NEW Thursday 14 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Just ask anybody who's seen him! Remarkable performer. As it happens, he's the son of the legendary Roy Harper. Details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 1 April 2018 - Nick Harper - Edgemoor Hotel, Haytor Road, Newton Abbot TQ13 9LE
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. Details www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.

Bow nr Crediton (Mick Richards)

NEW Friday 30 June 2023 6.30pm - Miranda Sykes, Candlelit Concert -  St Petrock’s Church, Clannaborough, nr Bow, Crediton EX17 6DA
A rare opportunity to experience a performance by the multi talented musician Miranda Sykes at this very special venue by candlelight. Miranda, 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 is touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/574944 or tel Mick 01363 82379, email richardsmik1@gmail.com.

NEW Saturday 22 April 2023 - Družba: Music from Eastern Europe - The Heart of Devon, Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
Družba, Klezmer Band play music from the heart of East Europe, Klezmer & Gypsy music should be played with passion, from the soul, and that is where we excel. Their live performances include a mix of klezmer music, traditional Yiddish, folk and gypsy songs, and Eastern European dancing tunes. Profit to British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/574930.

NEW Sunday 23 June 2019 6pm - Anna Tanvir - Waterside Café, Bow, nr Crediton EX17 6LA
Singer and Celtic Harpist. Songs from around the world. Tickets £18 for dinner and concert. Telephone Bow Garden and Aquatic Centre 01363 460466.

Bradninch

Bradninch Folk Club Guest Nights, September to May, third Tuesday. Venue - Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch. EX4 5NN
Doors open at 7.30 PM with the performance starting at 8.00 PM. BYO refreshment or purchase locally.
For more information visit Bradninch Folk Club’s Facebook Group Page, www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105 or just turn up on the night with cash to pay on the door.
Bradninch Folk Club In the round open music & song, first Tuesday. Venue – The Castle Hotel, Fore Street, Bradninch. EX4 5NN
In the bar from 8pm.

NEW Tuesday 17 September 2024 8pm - Jim Causley - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
An evening with Jim Causley. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Tuesday 21 May 2024 8pm - Shackleton Trio - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Known for captivating songwriting and fiery tunes, powerful three part harmonies, bringing to life the stories of their native East Anglia and beyond, the trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Tuesday 16 April 2024 8pm - Si Barron - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Making a welcome return to the Club, Si is one of the finest interpreters of English folk song. His modest demeanour, impeccable appearance, and great sense of humour all underpin the great respect he has for the songs he loves. His warm rich vocal delivery and distinctive guitar style are a treat, and he is also a mean performer on the pedal organ. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Tuesday 19 March 2024 8pm - Detta Kenzie - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Devon based singer creating original songs alongside reworking ancient Celtic music and folk classics. A deep connection to the natural world is ever present in Detta's work. South Devon locations, Dartmoor and the wider landscape of England’s beautiful Southwest bring a local strength to her creations. Detta creates music which explores the diversity of the English landscape and its ability to both mould and reflect human experience. £8 on door, U18 free subject so space. BYO refreshments. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk, contact 01392 881105,

NEW Tuesday 20 February 2024 8pm - The Dillyboys + Stompin' Dave - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Details www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk/?fref=ts.

NEW Tuesday 21 November 2023 8pm - Angeline Morrison - Bradninch Folk Club, Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN  
Singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who explores traditional song with a deep love, respect and curiosity. Angeline mostly makes music in the genres of wyrd folk and psych folk, her work infused with elements of soul music, literature, ‘60s beat pop sounds, folklore, myth and the supernatural. In July 2022, Angeline was announced as the fourth winner of the prestigious Christian Raphael Prize at Cambridge Folk Festival, which generously supports the development of emerging talent in the folk genre. Details www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk/?fref=ts.

Bradninch Folk Club News
BRADFOLK, the informal gathering of musicians and singers will continue on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the function room at the White Lion from 8pm. It is free for performers and audience and we never really know what will happen, but it is an opportunity to meet, play and discuss music.

NEW Saturday 9 December 8pm - The Moulton Brothers - Ye Old White Lion, 26 High Street, Bradninch EX5 4QL
The Moulton Brothers

Brentor

UPDATED Date correction
Saturday
18 November 2023 7.30pm - Swamp Stomp String Band - Village Hall, 6 Station Rd, Brentor, Tavistock PL19 0LW
A raucous and energetic travelling three-piece band from the UK, consisting of banjos, upright bass, guitars, and a flat-pack honky-tonk piano. We play rambunctious, up-tempo, old-time music infused with Bluegrass, Country, Americana, and anything else you might find pouring out of a beer soaked, roadside dive-bar! Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/performances/the-swamp-stomp-string-band.

NEW Saturday 23 September 2023 7.30pm - Mitchell and Vincent - Village Hall, 6 Station Rd, Brentor, Tavistock PL19 0LW
Westcountry folk duo bringing traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to music from the British Isles with their own varied arrangements telling stories with their tunes as well as songs. Acoustic magazine praised their playing as, “Stunning”; FATEA said, “Music that is beautifully played”; while Bright Young Folk described their performance as, "Providing skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.” Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/performances/mitchell-and-vincent.

Brixham/Galmpton

NEW Thursday 8 February 2024 7pm - Shanty Broadside - Berry Head Hotel, Berry Head Rd, Brixham TQ5 9AJ
'All Hands On Deck' and 'Missin' Tackle' performing in a joint shanty concert to help raise funds for Froward Point National Coastwatch Station. Tickets £10 available from Dave on 07989 542883. With a wide variety of shanties and songs of the sea this is something to look forward too. Click here for full details.

NEW Friday 6 October 2023 8pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Brixham Folk Club, The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham TQ5 9DH
details tba
www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Club FB page www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063670173620.

NEW Saturday 23 September 2023 10am-10pm - 'Singathon' - Christian Community Centre, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8DS
Featuring All Hands on Deck, The Sea Hounds, Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew, Time & Tide and other choirs, groups and individuals in 12 hours of continuous singing. This is a fundraiser for Rowcroft Hospice. It is a FREE event with donations being taken on the day for this local charity and good cause. Refreshments will be available including tea, coffee & cake and soup and a roll over the lunch period.

NEW Tuesdays 25 July, 1, 8 & 15 August 2023 7.30-8.30pm - Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew - Old Fish Quay, Brixham Harbour
Voluntary collections in aid of ‘Dart Sailability’ (charity no. 1155753), a local good cause that enables anybody with any disability to enjoy sailing, boating and social activities on the River Dart. All are welcome to attend these free events.

NEW Thursday 27 April 2023 7.30pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Bottle Shop, 24, Middle Street, Brixham TQ5 8ER
In anticipation of the Brixham Pirate Festival starting the following day Fougou Music presents The Exmouth Shanty Men, well 6 of them, half a crew. The original buoy band. Details www.fougoumusic.com/brixham-gin.

NEW Friday 12 May 2023 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel. Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Details www.brixhamtheatre.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 12 June 2022 3pm - Jim Causley: Songs of Devon - Galmpton Primary School, Greenway Road, Brixham TQ5 0LT (map)
Rescheduled from Sunday 20 March: A concert of traditional Devonshire songs. Hosted by Brixham Folk Club; support: Maggie Duffy. Doors 2.30pm. Tickets £12 (£10 concs) are available from jocastle_4@hotmail.com.

NEW Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU
The Friends on Brixham Library are delighted to welcome back Cosgrave & Banks for our annual concert. They first performed in 2016 and there has been an overwhelming demand for their return. They have been described as ‘one of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures’ whose music takes you ‘on a sumptuous journey far and wide across the UK and Europe’. Their last concert was a magical evening and we are looking forward to the same superb quality of music delights. Doors 7pm. Members £10; non-members £12, available in advance from Brixham Library, tel: 01803 853870; ticket includes a free drink.

Brixham Blues

but 1927 to 1942 acoustic blues, Brixham Blues on every second Thursday. Contact: email stuart1929@btinternet.com, tel. 01803 855256.

NEW Tuesday 14 November 2023 8pm - Richard Miller plus the Boal Weevils - The Birdcage, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8LT
Rich Miller is "an absolutely phenomenal slide player" - The Blues Guitar Show. With support from the equally phenomenal Stuart 'Marshcat' Cumberpatch and Andy Boal - the Boal Weevils. Rich and the Weevils bring you blues from the 1930s played on authentic instruments of the period. And it's free. Come to Brixham Blues every second Tuersday. www.facebook.com/BrixhamBlues/?locale=en_GB. Free. Contact: stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

NEW Tuesday 11 July 2023 8pm - Brixham Blues - The Birdcage, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8LT
A great acoustic blues double-header this month, with Kelvin Davies/Gary Jones plus the Boal Weevils (Stuart Cumberpatch/Andy Boal). The most authentic picking and bottleneck guitar you will hear for miles around! If you play, sing or listen to acoustic blues (not the loud electric rhythm-and-blues type), Come to Brixham Blues every second Tuersday. www.facebook.com/BrixhamBlues/?locale=en_GB. Free. Contact: stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

NEW Tuesday 14 December 2021 8pm – Brixham Blues 2nd Tuesday BBT2 – The Birdcage, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8LT
We are up and running again at our new venue with acoustic blues. hokum, gospel and Hawaiian music from resident duo The Boal Weevils – Andy Boal and Stuart ‘Marshcat’ Cumberpatch - plus contributions from some of Devon’s finest curators of the country blues heritage. Free. Contact: stuart1929@btinternet.com, 01803 855256.

Broadhempston

NEW Saturday 23 September 2023 7.30pm - Banter - St Peter & St Paul Church, Broadhempston, nr Totnes TQ9 6BN
Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards & vocals, Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals & dance calling and Mark Jolley on bass, fiddle, guitar & vocals. Four fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Bookings www.ticketsource.co.uk/mellow-yellow-gigs/banter/2023-09-23/19:30/t-eaqnojn. Hosted by Mellow Yellow Gigs on behalf of Broadhempston Parochial Church Council.

NEW Saturday 20 October 2018 7.30pm - The Leisure Society - St Peter & St Paul Church, Broadhempston, nr Totnes TQ9 6BN
The 6-piece folk influenced rock band enjoys a loyal following. This promises to be an exceptional and intimate performance as part of their UK tour. In receipt of two consecutive Ivor Novello nominations the band enjoys endorsements of everyone from Guy Garvey to Brain Eno. Now putting the finishing touches to their long awaited fifth album, expect to hear brand new Nick Hemming masterpieces. “Warm, colourful, literate songs that reach into the heart and head” (The Independent). Tickets £13 from Anna on 01803 812426 or email annabeadel[at]yahoo.co.uk.

Buckfastleigh

NEW Saturday 10 June 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
Sponsored by Heart and Soul Funerals. The choir are on home turf for their 'Country Life' Tour. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/The-Lost-Sound-FolkChoir/t-pqmjkaj.

NEW Thursday 15 November 2018 7.30pm - Buckfastleigh UNEARTHED - Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
What are the the stories & characters that make Buckfastleigh such a unique place? Playwright Lucy Bell, Actors Charlie Coldfield & Kirsty Cox, visual artist Peter Magerum and folk musician Jim Causley have joined forces to weave together stories of Buckfastleigh’s history into a fascinating evening of original song, enthralling drama, interactive art, reminiscent sound and archives footage and images. Doors 7pm.
www.villagesinaction.co.uk/projects/unearth.

NEW Saturday 26 November 2016 7.30pm - The Lost Sound A Capella Chorus: Songs for Winter concert - Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
The Lost Sound have performed with Show of Hands and Steve Knightley. Recently Phil Beer described them as 'The best choir in the region!' They are part of the Show of Hands live album commemorating the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme concert. Special guest: Chris Hoban, performing solo on this occasion, has written a number of songs for Show of Hands. Tickets £6 from The Seed Buckfastleigh or Emma 07760 437432.

Buckland-in-the-Moor

NEW Saturday 24 September 2022 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Community Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
“One of the most instantly recognisable voices in current music ... Shades of Joni Mitchell in a jam with Karen Carpenter and Lana Del Rey.” Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/sarahmcquaid.

UPDATED Thursday 26 March 2020 7.30pm - Gypsy Dreamers - Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
Bringing together 4 successful multi-instrumentalist singers who have performed all over the world, from Sidney Opera House to the Glastonbury Festival, Gypsy Dreamers presents a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop songs, Latin and jazz tunes, French chansons and originals in their unique style. “dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project that explores tango, bossa nova, pop, jazz and world sounds via violin, cello and percussion.” Time Out. www.gypsydreamers.com. Call or text 07818 225511 or email davidburke9@icloud.com to book. £9 adult, £5 child.

NEW Friday 21 February 2020 7.30pm - Flats and Sharps - Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
Flats and Sharps are a four-piece Bluegrass outfit originally from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited performances, their shows are a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass with powerful and well-crafted original songs. Their music blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, and their incredible stage presence and energy will have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time! Call 01364 653525 or book online at www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Budleigh Salterton

NEW Saturday 20 January 2024 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - The Salterton Playhouse, Playhouse Lane, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6BS
'Tall Ships & Tavern Tales' - A voyage in song from the high sesa to a dockside tavern. Ticket £12 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/salterton-drama-club or call Budleigh Info Centre 01395 445275..

NEW Saturday 16 June 2018 7.30pm - Summer Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, nr Exmouth EX9 6RJ (map)
Caller Pam Hayes. Tickets £10 on door. Profits to Exeter Leukaemia Fund. BYO refreshments.

NEW Saturday 14 April 2018 9pm - Dumbo's Feather - Dog & Donkey, 24 Knowle Village, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6AL
Dumbo's Feather with their occasionally ethereal mix of reels, jigs, polkas, airs and songs. As always, the popular Irish/Scots/World music band shall be fronted by the lightning fast fiddling of Alice McShane, and augmented by the often inspirational, always reliable multi-instrumental pairing of Mike Cosgrave and Richie Evans.

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.

Callington

NEW Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm - Zulu Tradition - Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington, PL17 7BD
From Kwa-Zulu Natal to the world’s stage, rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage, through song, dance, and drums. Zulu Tradition is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of traditional African harmonies and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed – and supported by drum-rhythms. Details
www.carntocove.co.uk/event/zulu-tradition.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2019 8pm - Ceilidh / Barn Dance with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Rilla Mill Village Hall, nr Callington
Bar available. Call 07366 141335 to book tickets £10 (incl. pasty) and collect from The Manor House Inn, Rilla Mill.

Calstock

NEW Saturday 8 October 2016 1pm - Gareth Hedges - Boot Inn, Calstock PL18 9RN
Vocalist & fingerstyle acoustic guitarist performs, delta & ragtime blues, jazz, folk, Celtic & original songs & instrumentals. With six CDs to his credit and tours in Australia, America and Europe over the years, Gareth offers a relaxed eclectic mix of styles with sensitivity & humour.

Calstock Arts

Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Calstock Arts was established in 2010 and is a not-for-profit arts venue. It is largely staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Initially set up as a Community Interest Company we converted to Charity status in 2015. Our programme is varied and includes folk, jazz and classical music, dance, films, talks, comedy, workshops and exhibitions. Fully licensed bar. Full programme details: www.calstockarts.org. The current programme includes:

Coming later at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Details for all events below at www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday/Saturday 21/22 June 2024 8pm - Cara Dillon - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Cara Dillon, an extraordinary, multiple award-winning Irish folk singer, and acclaimed musician and producer Sam Lakeman, will captivate listeners once again with their exquisite and enthralling live performance. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

NEW Sunday 9 June 2024 3.30pm - Rolling Harmony - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
A vibrant vocal group of choir leaders and singers from the South West. They delight audiences with their lively and eclectic performances. Glorious music and gorgeous vocal harmonies, rooted in English and American harmony singing traditions. Songs with captivating rhythms, compelling lyrics and interweaving vocal lines. A rich blend of voices with instrumentals for some songs – violin and guitar. There’s something for everyone… Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 25 May 2024 8pm - Sherburn Bartley Sanders - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Since 1993, Chris Sherburn (concertina) and Denny Bartley (vocals, guitar) have been bringing their unique sound to audiences. Their obvious rapport made them one of the busiest acts on the folk scene, both as a duo and with their well-loved band, Last Night’s Fun. In 2016, Chris and Denny joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle/viola and vocals) and have since become a well-established trio, blending vocal harmonies, and strings to underpin Chris and Denny’s unique sound, as well as providing a female vocal for some songs, and bringing a repertoire of English folk songs to complement the band's more Celtic roots. Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 3 May 2024 8pm - Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Keith James brings you an evening of Leonard 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. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Martin Simpson - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)  
The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Details www.calstockarts.org/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2024 8pm - Jake Leg Jug Band - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)  
The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 23 March 2024 8pm - Tom McConville & Michael Biggins - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Tom and Michael are amongst the best traditional musicians around today. Between them, these virtuoso musicians have won BBC Musician of the Year prizes in both England and Scotland. Tom‘s fiddle and Michael’s piano and accordion playing are amongst the finest there is - powerful and exciting with a range of songs performed in great style. They play a variety of music including Irish, Scottish, bluegrass and jazz, all performed with a great sense of style, verve and humour! Details

NEW Sunday 10 March 2024 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
‘Almost A Sunset‘, their latest album, is a collection of thoughtful, varied songs that range from re-worked traditional ballads to the off-piste storytelling style that has become their trademark. Recorded in their studio on Dartmoor, at Devon pace over the course of a year, the couple explore favourite characters, childhood memories and deep emotion to pull together a collection of songs that demonstrate their musical versatility, a sharp interest in the world around them and their own unique perspective on the folk genre. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/599624.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 8pm - The Countrymen - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Celebrate St Piran’s weekend with The Countrymen, five local seasoned musicians from Launceston, with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. Returning to the Old Chapel, with their ‘Cornish Folk Rock Harmony’. Details www.calstockarts.org
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NEW Saturday 10 February 2024 8pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)  
"There can be no doubt that both performers are among the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special” Fatea Magazine. "Peter Knight and John Spiers are a very special duo. They are both master musicians, each with a long and distinguished history, but there’s a special chemistry when they get together. Ancient tunes are transformed by their ability to improvise and constantly surprise, and no two performances are ever the same" Robin Denselow. Details www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Friday 4 March 2022 8pm - Gallery Bar Special: Kit Hillbillies - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Old-timey, good-timey bluegrass! With rousing vocal harmonies that smuggle in occasional quirky local references. Instrumental tasting notes: Banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Irresistibly tappy on the toes, with a crisp percussive finish. Think Betty Stogs, rather than Harvey’s Bristol Cream!
Free entry, bucket for the band. Details www.calstockarts.org.

Calstock Boot Inn (monthly, was previously in descending date order Calstock Boot Inn, Linkinhorne, Metherell)

Session news
Saturday 14 January 2023 7.30pm - Monthly Session - Who'd Have Thought It Inn, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6TG
These sessions will always be on the second Saturday of the month. Flat car park adjacent. 01579 350214.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 - Folk Evening - Boot Inn, Fore Street, Calstock PL18 9RN
Change of date, not 7 March as previously stated, for the last session of this winter. An unavoidable clash of gigs etc would mean the session being very thin on the ground. That would be a great shame for our last sing and play at The Boot Calstock, until October 2020 anyway. Sorry if we have to miss some of you due to prior bookings. Thank you one and all for making the evenings enjoyable throughout this long wet winter. Sylvie & Mike.

The monthly session previously held (in descending date order) at Calstock Boot Inn, Linkinhorne, Metherell is moving again to:
Linkinhorne (nr. Callington): Church House Inn PL17 7LY (01579 363711)
The Boot Inn, Fore Street, Calstock PL18 9RN. Public car park nearby.
Saturday 29th September. Folk Evening (first of the former Cross House and Boot Inn evenings at its new venue)

NEW Saturday 2 March 2019 - Folk Evening - Church House Inn, Linkinhorne, Callington PL17 7LY (map)
Regular first Saturday of the month folk evening. Playing, singing, nattering and noggins. Song and music session. All welcome, bring your instruments and voices. Pub contact David Farwig 01579 363711, djfarwig@hotmail.co.uk.

Calstock Village Hall

Fri 12th April - Old Time Sailors (sold out)
Fri 19th April - Undercover Hippy (full band) + support
Fri 31st May - Martha Tilston + Kana
Fri 28th June - Kit Hillbillies + Matt Hicks solo
Sat 28th Sep - Mad Dog Mcrea - this will sell out so be quick.
Sat 7th Dec - An evening with Mark Chadwick from the Levellers (solo) - this will sell out so be quick.
 

NEW Saturday 7 December 2024 7.30pm - An evening with Mark Chadwick - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Standing. One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years. Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites. During this time Mark has released two solo albums and his upfront and personal solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing!. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW Saturday 28 September 2024 7.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW Friday 28 June 2024 7.30pm - Kit Hillbillies - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
Rollicking bluegrass & good-time acoustic roots tunes. Vigorous.. expressive.. unvarnished! The Kit Hillbillies - rollicking bluegrass & good-time acoustic roots tunes. Vigorous.. expressive.. unvarnished! The band are waiving their fee to support this village hall fundraiser. Join us for a night of dancing and merriment. + Support. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

NEW Friday 31 May 2024 7.30pm - Martha Tilston + Kana - Calstock Village Hall, The Quay, Calstock PL18 9QA (map)
“She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and afew issues to ponder, too” - Time Out. “Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life” - The Guardian. With a pure silken voice and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has developed a successful musical career with a large and loyal following. With seven female members, a raft of rousing self-penned songs and a knack for bringing fresh harmonic inspiration to traditional pieces, Kana is a band worth keeping your eye on. Details www.calstockhall.com/events.

Chagford

NEW Saturday 23 December 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Sally Sedgman - Endecott House, High Street, Chagford TQ13 8AY
Chaos at Christmas: Sally Sedgman will perform her ‘Chaos at Christmas’, or to give it its fuller title: “The Chaos Theory of Life after Christmas!” an hilarious guide to putting the festive season into perspective that everyone in the family will relate to! Join Jim Causley in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! www.jimcausley.co.uk/product/chagford-23-dec.

NEW Saturday 12 November 2022 7pm  - Jim Causley - Church of St. Michaels the Archangel, Chagford TQ13 8BN
An Evening with Jim Causley www.jimcausley.co.uk. Tickets £10 from: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songs-of-devon-an-evening-with-jim-causley-tickets-442315085327.

NEW Thursday 24 October 2019 - Budapest Café Orchestra - Jubilee Hall, Chagford TQ13 8DP (map)
Led by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick the BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats. They have won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship. Check them out on YouTube! Tickets £10, call 01647 24789 to reserve.

NEW Friday 7 June 2019 7.30pm  - Ninebarrow - Church of St. Michaels the Archangel, Chagford TQ13 8BN
Multi-award-winning folk duo (and walkers!) who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. Tickets £10, child £7, available from Sally’s Newsagents, Chagford, or call 01363 85370, or online from www.ninebarrow.co.uk. Organised by the Two Moors Way Association www.twomoorsway.org/latest-news.

NEW Thursday 4 April 2019 7.30pm - Lvov Affair - Chagford Inn, 7 Mill Street, Chagford TQ13 8AW
"Every few weeks in the autumn Wednesday night in the Chagford Inn becomes a whole lot more fun thanks to Lvov Affair playing their wonderfully evocative folk and gypsy music". https://bunelik.wixsite.com/lvov./ www.thechagfordinn.com.

Chagstock Festival

NEW Fri/Sat 23/24 July 2021 - Chagstock Festival - Whiddon Down, nr Chagford
See www.chagstock.info.

Cheriton Bishop

NEW Saturday 9 December 2023 - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - St Mary's Church, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6HY
Details via www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 4 April 2019 - Steve Knightley - Higher Eggbeer Farm, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JQ
In aid of Age UK Exeter. An intimate evening with Steve Knightley in a beautiful setting. As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way. Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. Advance tickets only, £25; price includes a delicious meat or vegetarian curry. Details www.eventbrite.com/o/age-uk-exeter-18519087485.

Cheriton Fitzpaine

NEW Saturday 18 April 2020 7.30pm - Zulu Tradition - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY (map)
NEW Sunday 19 April 2020 3.30pm - Zulu Tradition - Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB
Zulu Tradition is rekindling the spark of Zulu culture and heritage through song, dance, and drums. Imagine a youthful, mixed gender Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high-energy dance! Zulu Tradition is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of traditional African harmonies and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed – and supported by drum-rhythms. Their stage shows are exciting, enthralling and hugely entertaining and they attract enthusiastic audiences.
Ticketing see www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 8 December 2018 - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! www.jimcausley.co.uk. Tel. 01363 866082.

NEW Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkey - Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/449812.

NEW Saturday 2 June 2018 7.30pm - Clive Carroll - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton
'A Thousand Years of Music' is a show that demonstrates the versatility of the guitar to its fullest extent. For the last decade, audiences all over the world have been kept in a constant state of awe and amazement at his virtuosity and skill. With his breath-taking mastery of techniques and antecedents from Benjamin Britten to Nick Drake and from Renbourn through Gordon Giltrap to Pat Metheny, join this stunningly versatile guitarist on a joyful fairground ride of instrumental styles spanning the fields of traditional, classical and jazz with inspirations running from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings. www.clivecarroll.co.uk. Licensed bar. Tickets from 01363 866082.

NEW Saturday 28 April 2018 7pm - Shanty Evening with The Exmouth Shanty Men - Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB
£10 adv (from Gordon Leigh 01884 855368 or Sheila Jefferies 01884 855634), £12 door. Bar. Fund raising event for the re-hanging of Cadbury's church bells.

Christow

Saturday 27 August 2011 7.30pm - Chloe Hall & Silas Palmer - Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow (map)
EX6 7LZ. Contact 01647 252863

Chudleigh

NEW Saturday 14 March 2019 8pm - Balagan Café Band - Chudleigh Community School Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
From Parisian and American Jazz, the Chalabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to folk music of Western Europe, guitar, violin and cello. An eclectic mix of music for the ears, heart, and feet! See https://www.greennote.co.uk/production/balagan-cafe-band/. Licensed Bar. Tickets from Lynn and Chris Evans 01626 852553, or direct from Chudleigh DIY, adult £10, under 16s £7. (A Chudleigh Community Project/Villages in Action event.)

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Moscow Drug Club - Chudleigh Community School Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. Early gigs in the bars and clubs of Bristol provided evidence that Moscow Drug Club made a noise that made people happy. www.moscowdrugclub.com. Tickets £12 adult, child £8 from 01626 852553.

NEW Saturday 1 December 2018 10.30am-3.30pm - Music for Morris Dancing – Community Hall Primary School, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Cotswold - North West - Border - Molly - Rapper - Longsword. Led by Steve Gill and Mary Marker. A Devon Folk event. Music available/by ear. £10. Details, application form see www.devonfolk.org.uk/Pages/Activities.html.

NEW Saturday 4 November 2017 8pm - 3 Daft Monkeys – Chudleigh Community School Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Bringing vibrant and sparkling new songs from their latest album, festival favourites 3DM perform a brand new set of the quirky, original and upbeat fiddle driven tunes. Now with a 4 piece line-up, the band are taking their famously dynamic live show to new danceable dizzy heights. With Celtic and eastern influences, their style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions and leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk. Tickets from 01626 852553, £11 adult, £7 child. Seated, but with room to get up and dance.

NEW Tuesday 4 July 2017 8pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Chudfest, Chudleigh
with support from Maggie Duffy & Tiggy Kazza. Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have formed an exciting folk duo, performing a highly entertaining smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain, Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe) and beyond with superb musicianship. "Steve and Mike are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior.
www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Maggie and Tiggy have supported Ange Hardy and opening this year for Geoff Lakeman, Bob Fox and Phil Beer and Sarah McQuaid. “Maggie's voice has a rare and haunting quality which is just amazing” Judi Spiers. www.maggieduffy.co.uk. Concert in marquee on playpark behind St Martin & St Mary Church, Fore St., Chudleigh, TQ13 0HZ. Licensed bar. Tickets £10. Full info and booking www.chudfest.co.uk/folk-night.

NEW Friday 17 March 2017 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Chudleigh Community Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Licensed bar. Unreserved seating. Tickets £14 Sue, email susan.metcalfe@hotmail.co.uk or call 01626 853651.

Friday 4 December 2015 8pm - Jamie Smith’s Mabon - Chudleigh Community Hall, Lawn Drive, Chudleigh TQ13 0LS
Chudleigh Community Project welcomes the return of Jamie Smith’s Mabon on their ‘The Space Between’ Tour. Performers of original InterCeltic music, with vocals, accordion, bouzouki, bass and percussion – and lots of energy! Through songs and melodies, from thoughtful lyrics to joyful jigs, this is an InterCeltic/World roots band that the Financial Times described as ‘stratospheric’ and about whom Songlines magazine said ‘If music could fuel engines, Mabon could solve the energy crisis’. Tickets £12 from Lynn and Chris Evans 01626 852553, or from Andy at Chudleigh DIY. More information www.chudleighpool.org.uk/index.php/upcoming-events/item/jamie-smith-s-mabon.html.

Churchstow

tbc Friday 24 November 2023 8.30pm - House Concert: Cosgrave & Banks - Hatch Court, Churchstow
details tba ...performing at an intimate house concert. This is a non ticketed event with donations on the door. Doors 7.30pm. For reservations and enquiries please contact Mark Arnold at wheelwrightmark@gmail.com or 07730 921192. No bar so BYO.

NEW Friday 27 May 2022 8.30pm - House Concert: Owen Shires - Hatch Court, Churchstow
Welsh singer songwriter performing at an intimate house concert. This is a non ticketed event with donations on the door. Doors 7.30pm. For reservations and enquiries please contact Mark Arnold at wheelwrightmark@gmail.com or 07730 921192. No bar so BYO.

House Concerts at Hatch Court, Churchstow
Hatch Events Group: www.facebook.com/groups/867342600023926.
Donations on the door. Doors 7.30pm, start 8.30pm. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email wheelwrightmark@gmail.com for availability, reservations, directions. No bar, BYO.

Churston

NEW Saturday 7 March 2020 7pm - Third Annual Barn Dance with Stargazey Pie - Churston Grammar School Hall, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham TQ5 0LN
Caller to guide us through the dances: Hugh Edwards. Even if you have never “Barn Danced” we can promise you a great fun evening. Licensed bar serving wine, beer, cider and soft drinks. Our main beneficial charity for this event will be the “Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THNN)” who provide free fun filled holidays to families who have seriously ill/handicapped children, or have suffered a recent bereavement. Tickets £12 to include a choice of pasties and salad. For tickets contact Robbie Clymo info@stmarguerite.co.uk or call 01803 698376 or Niki Bowman niki@bowmannet.com or call 01803 666161.

NEW Friday 12 August 2016 - Devon Acoustic Collective - Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, nr Brixham TQ5 0LD
Concert featuring Folk Inspired (Chris & Paul Woodhouse), Harpingmad (Bill & Susi Trezise), Nine Pound Catfish (Graham Butterfield, Ian & Jane Gardner), Orinoco (Susi Trezise & Martyn Cornellius). Contact 01803 550153 or 07894 961010. Email: p.woodhouse47@sky.com.

Colyford

NEW Saturday 16 July 2022 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St Andrew's Church, Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JS
Multi-award-winning folk duo who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. Details www.ninebarrow.co.uk/colyton.

NEW Saturday 30 November 2019 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Colyford Memorial Hall, Swan Hill Road, nr Seaton, East Devon EX24 6QJ
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Harbottle & Jonas sing about family, villages swept into the sea, polar expeditions, historical characters and peculiar narratives. Their music is original and unique. It is performed with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, and acoustic guitar. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 9 September 2018 7.30pm - Bob Fox - Colyford Memorial Hall, Swan Hill Road, nr Seaton, East Devon EX24 6QJ
While on tour with War Horse Bob Fox is coming to play a gig in Colyford. An evening of songs from his home in the north east of England and from further afield, his great voice and amazing guitar playing are well worth seeing. Tickets £10 adult (£5 U16) available from Colyford Post Office or 01297 553710.

NEW Saturday 28 January 2017 7.30pm - Tim Edey - Colyford Memorial Hall, nr Seaton, East Devon EX24 6QJ
The incredible Tim Edey returns to East Devon by popular demand, following three Jurassic Folk appearances in as many years. For anyone who has not experienced his performance, he is universally acknowledged as one of the finest multi-instrumental musicians worldwide in the Celtic music genre, and a double winner in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. To top it all he exudes such joie-de-vivre that it is quite impossible to be unmoved.
www.timedey.co.uk + numerous clips on YouTube. Adv tickets £10 from www.eastdevonfolk.org, Colyford Post Office Shop (in person only) or call 01297 20064. Easy onsite parking.

Friday 4 September 2015 7.30pm - Projet Brassens Trio - Colyford Memorial Hall nr Seaton
The Trio comprises Maxine Green on vocals and guitar, Charlie Hearnshaw on clarinets, and Mike Thorn on double bass. Tickets £9 available from Colyford Post Office or ring Helen or Graeme on 01297 553710 to make a booking. Doors/bar 7pm. Profits will go towards the Hall’s running and maintenance costs. Colyford Memorial Hall is a registered charity.

NEW Saturday 11 July 2020 - Ninebarrow - St Andrew's Church, Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JS
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. Details www.ninebarrow.co.uk/colyton.

NEW tbc Saturday 10 June 2017 - Jim Causley - Colyton Village Hall (Town Hall?), Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JR
details tba Colyton History Day www.colytonhistory.co.uk.

Cornelius family (Exeter)

NEW Friday 5 April 2024 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 multi-instrumentalist but particularly known as a pioneer of concertina accompaniment. He became prominent on the scene over four decades ago, then prior to 2005, took a 13-year gap to pursue a stringed-instrument building business. His material is largely traditional or based in the tradition with a sprinkling of his own tunes and songs. www.steve-turner.co.uk. Tickets (must be reserved in advance): Paid in advance - £10; reserved, pay on door - £12.  Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org,

NEW Friday 15 March 2024 8pm - John Kirkpatrick - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
John has been on the folk scene since the early 1970's. He is probably the finest button-accordion, melodeon and concertina player in the country with an excellent powerful voice and is a very influential artist. From his early years, teaming up with Sue Harris, he went on to perform with The Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Umps & Dumps, Brass Monkey, Band Of Hope, Home Service, as well as his own band. He has worked with many leading folk artists, including the likes of Martin Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Richard & Linda Thompson, Roy Bailey, Nic Jones and many others. His numerous folk projects include the Morris On series, The Compleat Dancing Master and Lark Rise To Candleford. He is heavily involved in the morris dancing scene and has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and radio. Tickets (must be reserved in advance): Paid in advance - £12; reserved, pay on door - £14.  Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org, www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.

NEW Friday 3 November 2023 8pm - Pete Morton - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
One of the UK's finest songwriters of emotionally-driven songs delivered with a distinctive voice. Pete has also performed as part of Mick Ryan's folk operas, A Day's Work and and Here At The Fair. He was also formerly part of a Christmas-themed trio with Emily Sanders and Chris Parkinson - The Magical Christmas Tree. His recent solo albums have earned high critical acclaim. www.petemorton.com. Tickets: £12 (paid in adv); £14 (reserved and paid on door). Currently, we accept payment by bank transfer or cheque. Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org, www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.

NEW Saturday 14 October 2023 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
Geoff is a leading exponent of Duet Concertina. He performs his own self-written, songs in the tradition and Westcountry songs, as well as a varied range of other song styles including jazz, bluegrass and music hall. Probably best known as the father of Seth, Sean and Sam Lakeman, but Geoff is an extremely talented performer and entertainer in his own right. Rob Murch is a member of the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and is a brilliant banjo player. www.geofflakeman.co.uk. Tickets: £10 (paid in adv); £12 (reserved and paid on door). Currently, we accept payment by bank transfer or cheque. Info / ticket enquiries contact: exeterfolkclub@outlook.com, 01392 210983, www.exeterfolkclub.org, www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.

Crediton

NEW Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - Blackheart Orchestra - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
Multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They comprise a two person ‘orchestra’ playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. They combine their folk and rock roots with electronica and classical with Genesis founder Steve Hackett calling their music “Powerful and inspiring”. www.theblackheartorchestra.com. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre.

NEW Friday 19 April 2024 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Crediton Parish Church, Church St, Crediton EX17 2AH
A new partnership between the Arts Centre, Crediton Heart Project and Holy Cross Parish Church enables us to attract prestigious artists to a larger venue, the beautiful setting of the Parish Church in Crediton. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are nothing less than folk royalty. The Dartmoor-based husband and wife team have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Details
www.creditonartscentre.org.

NEW Friday 14 April 2023 7.30pm - Long for the Coast - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
Long For The Coast is the musical alias of Jamie and Sophie Gould. They combine sincere lyrics with beautiful harmonies and sing stories about social change, spiritual adventures, and close friends lost and found. www.longforthecoast.com. www.creditonartscentre.org. Tickets (??) www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre.

NEW Sunday 19 March 2023 2-5pm - Klezmer Ceilidh with Ruach - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
Ruach (Klezmer trio), caller Pam Hayes. Tickets £8.50 (from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre) or on the door; U15 free. Limited to 65 places. Bar. www.creditonartscentre.org

NEW Friday 2 December 2022 7.30pm - Holly Ebony - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
Bringing effortless cascading vocals, mellifluously heady and peaty raw as the Dartmoor landscape she hails from, Holly Ebony traverses folk, soul and blues through her deep-rooted music, in a sensual serenade to Earth. She is joined by the full force of her intuitive band. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/holly-ebony.

NEW Wednesday 20 July 2022 7.30pm - Jim Causley - Crediton Library, Belle Parade, Crediton EX17 2AA
With Mark Norman. An evening of Devonshire Custom and Song. Raising money for the Folklore Library and Archive, and specifically for the formation of a special collection for Devonshire Folklore materials. Tickets £5 from www.thefolklorepodcast.com/store/p140/Wed_20_July:_JIM_CAUSLEY:_An_evening_of_Devon_Custom_and_Song.html.

NEW Friday 17 June 2022 7.30pm - Jim Causley - Red Lion, 8 Shobrooke Village, Crediton EX17 1AT
Drawing from the collections of Victorian folksong collectors such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Cecil Sharp, more modern collectors and writers including Cyril Tawney and Tony Rose, Edwardian ballads and Music Hall ditties, as well as a few of his own self-penned hits, proud Devonian, awarding winning folk singer and musician Jim Causley presents an evening jam-packed with Devonshire delights that richly bring to life the distinct flavour of music making from this unique corner of the British Isles. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/jim-causley-traditional-songs-of-devon.

NEW Friday 5 June 2020 - Jim Causley - Boniface Centre, Church Lane, Crediton EX17 2AH
details tba Saint Boniface Day concert.
www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Chorus - Heart of Devon, Crediton Congregational Church EX17 3LB
The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir sing traditional songs with contemporary arrangements in a unique style that has audiences captivated. Their partnership with Show of Hands has taken them to Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and more recently headlining the St Ives Festival. ‘The gang are the real deal. If you are into choral singing they are an exciting and innovative bunch and their leader Sandra has a contemporary approach which makes people sit up and listen’. Geoff Lakeman. Licensed bar. Tickets £8.50 adv, £10 door, online www.wegottickets.com/event/481455, or Olivia James, High Street, Crediton or call 01363 82379.

NEW Friday 1 November 2019 8.30pm - Papa Gator and The Levee Breakers - Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ
A Voodoo All-Hallows Night ?!? The magic music of Louisiana - Cajun, N'Orlins r'n'b & funk, and Southern soul. Papa G are a 5-piece featuring accordion/keys, pedal steel, guitar, bass, and Devon's funkiest girl drummer! Warning: be prepared to dance. Fancy dress would be fantastic but not necessary. £6 entry, door only. Doors 7.30pm.

NEW Friday 8 February 2019 8pm - Miranda Sykes - Parish Hall, Colebrooke, nr Crediton EX17 5JH
The acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. 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 solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour which opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Miranda is back with a new project: Behind The Wall, a roller coaster ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful. www.mirandasykes.com. Tickets £12 tel. 01363 84309.

NEW Sunday 25 November 2018 7.30pm - Crediton UNEARTHED - Crediton Arts Centre, East St, Crediton EX17 3AX
What are the the stories & characters that make Crediton such a unique place? Playwright Lucy Bell, Actors Charlie Coldfield & Kirsty Cox, visual artist Peter Magerum and folk musician Jim Causley have joined forces to weave together stories of Crediton’s history into a fascinating evening of original song, enthralling drama, interactive art, reminiscent sound and archives footage and images.  Doors 7pm. www.villagesinaction.co.uk/projects/unearth. www.creditonartscentre.org.

NEW Friday 13 & Saturday 14 July 2018 6.30pm - Phil Beer in Concert by Candlelight - St Petrock’s Church, Clannaborough, nr Crediton EX17 6DA
A rare opportunity to experience a performance by the multi talented musician Phil Beer at this very special venue by candlelight. An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Set within the grounds of Clannaborough Barton Farm and on the Two Moors walk, St Petrock’s is one of only a few remaining Churches not to have electricity. This beautiful building will only accommodate an intimate audience (max 60). All profits will go towards The Church Wall fund. Sadly, due to restrictions on site, there is no wheel chair access. Please telephone 01363 82379 for more details. Tickets £15+ from www.wegottickets.com/event/431842 (for 13 July), www.wegottickets.com/event/431843 (for 14 July), or email richardsmik1@gmail.com.

Cullompton - Shape Note

NEW Friday 20 December 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp and The American Christmas Harp books. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Friday 15 November 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Sunday 29 September 2019 3pm - Mulberry House Fifth Sunday Shape-Note Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp and other books. 2.45pm for 3pm until 6pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Friday 20 September 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Friday 19 July 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.
Please note that there is no Mulberry House Singing in August. Next dates are 20 and 29 September.

NEW Sunday 30 June 2019 3pm - Mulberry House Fifth Sunday Shape-Note Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp and other books. 2.45pm for 3pm until 6pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Friday 21 June 2019 7.45pm - Mulberry House Third Friday Sacred Harp Singing, Cullompton
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book. 7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10pm. Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin: 01884 563138, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk. Shape Note South West website: www.southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

NEW Saturday 8 June 2019 - South West Sacred Harp Singing Day - Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton EX15 1AB
10.30am-4.30pm (registration from 10am). Singing from The Sacred Harp (Denson 1991 edition), loaners and sale copies. Bring and share lunch. Basket passed to cover costs. Beginners, improvers and experienced singers all welcome. We sing for ourselves and each other - no auditions, no rehearsals, no performances, no audience. We provide music, and teach you all you need to know to enjoy this robust and exciting music. Contact Steve or Martin, 01884 563138; Steve: 07976 605692, steve@mulberryhouse.org.uk; Martin: 07721 451406, catherwoodsreticule@hotmail.co.uk. For more details of this and other All Day Singings (3 per year) at the Baptist Church, and regular Third Friday Singings (evening) and Fifth Sunday Singings (afternoon) at Mulberry House in Cullompton see https://southwestshapenote.weebly.com.

d'Accord

Dates for your diary:
Saturday 4th November, Breton evening at Cadeleigh Village Hall, EX16 8BB. See attached poster for more details.
Saturday 11th November, Shivelight at d'Accord!
Saturday 9th December, Eelgrinders at d'Accord!
Saturday 13th January 2024, Local bands night at d'Accord!
Advance notice:
Sunday 22nd September 2024 - 2pm-5pm -

NEW Sunday 22 September 2024 2-5pm - d'Accord Boat Trip - Exmouth
details tba d'Accord French & Breton dance and music. The d'Accord! boat trip from Exmouth returns!

NEW Saturday 9 March 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
With Poisson Groove. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

NEW Saturday 13 January 2024 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Local bands showcase, featuring the Drones Club, Fraich'Airs, Jam Demain and the singing group. Prior to the dancing, there will be a short Annual Meeting (hall open from 6.30pm) which anyone interested is welcome to attend. Otherwise, doors open from 7.15pm as usual, with dancing starting at 7.30pm. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

NEW Saturday 9 December 2023 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
details tba Eelgrinders www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

NEW Saturday 11 November 2023 7.30pm - d'Accord French & Breton dance and music - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Our guest band will be Shivelight, playing for the first time at d'Accord! They are well known on the balfolk circuit for their lovely music and played at IVFDF in Exeter in February, so we are delighted that they are returning to the city. www.facebook.com/groups/149787688758876.

Dartington Trust

NEW Thursday 14 March 2024 6pm - Anna Anise - White Hart Sessions, Dartington Trust, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Anna writes feel-good folky songs filled with lyrical storytelling and energetic melodies. Anna is passionate about community through music and loves to bring a room together with a sing-a-long section, and those goosepimple-inducing music feels. Anna plays in various formats, normally some combination of guitar, fiddle, percussion, whistles and those oh-so-sweet vocal harmonies. Free live music in the medieval feasting hall; booking advised for food. www.dartington.org/event/white-hart-sessions.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 6pm - Raymond Wylie Band - White Hart Sessions, Dartington Trust, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Duo Justin Wylie and Joey Raymond based in Exeter. They’ve being playing and making music together for the last couple of years and draw together a mix of harmonies, roots, country, shanties and originals. Free live music in the medieval feasting hall; booking advised for food. www.dartington.org/event/white-hart-sessions.

NEW Saturday 3 February 2024 8pm - The Magic and Folklore of Dartmoor - Studio 1, Dartington Trust, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Devon-based artist and writer Ethan Pennell makes a return to Dartington, expanding his November bookshop talk to a full-length visual presentation in our Studio 1 Theatre of some of the strange, eldritch tales of witchcraft, hauntings and fae featured in his recently-published Dartmoor Folklore Map, a smörgåsbord of ghoulish animals, piteous ghosts and haunted dark pools. Details www.dartington.org/event/theatre-talk-the-magic-folklore-of-dartmoor.

NEW Thursday 21 December 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Sally Sedgman - The Great Hall, Dartington Estate, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Award-winning folk-singer and songwriter, Jim Causley and acclaimed after dinner speaker and entertainer, Sally Sedgman team up to present this festive Devonian double bill. Details www.dartington.org/event/jim-causley.

NEW Thursday 20 April 2023 7.30pm - Dan Whitehouse  - Studio 1, Dartington Trust, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Reflections On The Glass Age: Singer-songwriter/guitarist Dan Whitehouse explores the thin and fragile layer between digital and emotional life with his new acoustic album, plus a selection from a fine back catalogue including the recent radio ballads style ‘Voices From The Cones’: real life stories of history and community of glassmaking in the Black Country. The evening kicks off with India Bourne’s glorious a capella choir and emerging Totnes star Billie Maree. “Dan has an outstanding singing voice, possesses a unique artistic vision and displays songwriting excellence.” – Chris Difford. Details
www.dartington.org/whats-on.

Dartington other

NEW Friday 27 October 2023 7.30pm - Autumn Ceilidh - Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington TQ9 6HY (map)
With Griselda Sanderson, Louis Bingham and Andy MacLeod; presented by: Tunelink South West. All ages (U16s must be accompanied by an adult). An evening of ceilidh dancing suitable for all ages. Doors 7pm. BYO snacks and drinks. Tickets priced on a sliding scale, please pay what you can to support the artists. Please send any enquiries to music.bingham@gmail.com. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/592047.

NEW Thursday 24 November 2022 8pm - Keith James ~ The Songs of Leonard Cohen - New Lion Brewery Taproom, Meadowbrook, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6JD
Keith James brings you an evening of Leonard 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. 18 and over. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/554582.

NEW Friday 10 April 2020 - Tunelink Spring Ceilidh - Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington TQ9 6HY (map)
Called dances will be led by the Bear's Den Dance Band featuring Louis Bingham (cittern, banjo and calling), Gris Sanderson (fiddle), Zingo Warde (uilleann pipes) Chris Brady (guitar) and Ricardo Nunes de Noronha Lopes (percussion). There will also be dances from across Europe and beyond, from Cornish five-steps to Bulgarian circle dances, with live music from the Tunelink Players to kick the evening off. Doors 7pm, called Ceilidh dances starting around 8pm, last dance around 10pm. Family friendly event, all welcome. No bar, BYO drinks and snacks to enjoy. Tickets/details www.wegottickets.com/event/499874.

Dartmouth

tbc Saturday 14 September 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)  
Details (tba) www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 14 June 2024 7.30pm - Cara Dillon - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)  
Cara Dillon, an extraordinary, multiple award-winning Irish folk singer, and acclaimed musician and producer Sam Lakeman, will captivate listeners once again with their exquisite and enthralling live performance. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 18 April 2024 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as “one of this country’s finest” and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best, captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled. After 15 critically-acclaimed albums, Reg continues to prove how highly relevant his songs are, whilst reaching new audiences with consistently spellbinding performances. Reg is currently touring with song cycle Stolen From God, focusing on the transatlantic slave trade – uncovering its hidden history from a South West England perspective. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm - St Patrick's Day Ceilidh with Piping Hot - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with South Devon ceilidh band, ‘Piping Hot’ playing an upbeat mix of Scottish, Irish, Celtic and English dance music.
A caller will guide you through the steps while the band play driving jigs and reels, polkas and waltzes – with a rousing end of evening finale with Highland pipes, Fiddle, Melodeon, Flute, Cajon (drum) and Guitar – keep your feet still if you can. Making mistakes is all part of the fun and guests of all ages and abilities are welcome for what promises to be a fun and lively night! Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 15 March 2024 7.30pm - SykesMartin - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
SykesMartin is the new collaboration from two of the UK’s finest folk singers. Miranda Sykes  (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band, Saltlines) draw on the tradition to form a set of songs that celebrate the power of two voices singing in harmony. Double bass, fiddle, banjo and guitars all come together around the duo’s vocal arrangements, taking their deep knowledge of roots music, adding a contemporary twist, and then singing these old songs back to their heart. Delivering beautiful ballads and rousing chorus songs, this set showcases two mesmerising storytellers joining voices to create a spine tingling testimonial to our shared musical heritage. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 2 March 2024 7.30pm - Keith James: Yusuf / Cat Stevens - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 3 November 2023 7.30pm - Martin Simpson - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
One of the true greats of the folk world in the UK, renowned guitarist Martin Simpson will be making his fifth visit to the Flavel as part of the Folk at the Flavel series. The concert will no doubt be not only a sell-out but also a fantastic evening of superb musicianship, if the previous four are anything to go by. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

NEW Friday 8 September 2023 7.30pm - Phil Beer - The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Folk at the Flavel are delighted to welcome Phil Beer for his second visit. Best known for being a long-time collaborator of Steve Knightley in the legendary Show of Hands, Phil is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. In addition to being a fiddle maestro he also plays six string, slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro. Details www.theflavel.org.uk.

UPDATED Change of location & venue
Saturday
1 July 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir -
St Petrox Church, Dartmouth
Castle TQ6 0JN
Benefit concert for Friends of the River Dart. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Tickets from www.thelostsound.co.uk/events. This concert was originally scheduled for Malborough.

NEW Saturday 15 October 2022 7.30pm - Sea Shanty Concert - Dartmouth Yacht Club, 22 South Embankment, Dartmouth TQ6 9BB
A special evening of sea shanties, sea songs and music of the sea, featuring local sea shanty crew "All Hands On Deck". Audience participation actively encouraged. In support of Froward Point NCI lookout (National Coastwatch Institution). Bar. This is a public concert. Tickets £10 from 01803 782701 or dave.peace@btinternet.com.

NEW 6-8 May 2022 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
The Dart Music Festival is back. See www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk for latest news and sign up for newsletters.

Coming up at The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth TQ6 9ND (map)
Details in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk and full details at www.theflavel.org.uk, tel. 01803 839530.

NEW Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - The Travelling People - St. Clement's Church, Church Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9SN
Folk trio from the Derby area who have been entertaining audiences in folk clubs, churches and cathedrals for nigh on 50 years, mainly in the Midlands, but have also performed in France, Ireland and the Isle of Man. But their ‘travelling’ days are over and their farewell tour will finish at the end of this year. So this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this very talented trio who perform a wide variety of music including three-part harmonies, ballads, chorus singing and monologues, on instruments including double bass, guitars, mandolin, ukulele and washboard. Their performances are liberally enhanced with comedy, anecdotes and the history of their songs. They provide entertainment that all the family can enjoy. Tickets £12.50 (includes a buffet supper). Call 01803 361370 or email: robert.boyle7@btinternet.com. BYO drinks.

NEW Tuesday 4 April 2017 7.30pm - Hands Across the Sea - Caspar John Hall, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
A concert by Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band: A wide variety of music from the American Continent and the United Kingdom will be performed suiting all ages and tastes. Entry by ticket only. Tickets £10, available from The Britannia Association Office, email admin@britanniaassociation.org.uk or 01803 677565. Payment can be made by debit/credit card.

Dawlish

NEW Tuesday 31 December 2019 8pm-12.15am - New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Caller Anne Gill. Ticket £12.50, advance only, from Anne Gill 01803 290427. No bar, BYO drinks and food to share. In aid of Teignmouth Folk Festival.

NEW Saturday 18 December 2021 7.30pm - Maddy and the Chaps - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Final additional 10 tickets just released (on 11/11) for this show, £7.50. Email maddyandthechaps@gmail.com. All proceeds to the Strand Centre. Come on down for some Country, Folk and Celtic Tunes.

NEW Monday 31 December 2018 8pm-12.15am - New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Caller Anne Gill. Tickets £12.50, advance only, from Alan 01626 863016 or Anne 01803 290427. No bar, BYO drinks and food to share. In aid of Teignmouth Folk Festival.

NEW Saturday 12 August 2017 8pm - Ceilidh with Mrs Midnight’s Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Dawlish celebrates Carnival with a ceilidh, caller Mike Boston. Tickets £8 available on door, No bar, BYO.

NEW Friday 28 July 2017 7.45pm - Buncrana - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
An evening of relaxed acoustic Irish Folk music. All proceeds to the Strand Community Trust. Tickets only £3, in advance from the centre or email bookingsstrandcentre@gmail.com.

NEW Saturday 13 August 2016 7.30pm - Dawlish Carnival Ceilidh with Mrs Midnight's - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT
Caller Mike Boston. Tickets £8. Information from Alan Brown 01626 863016. No bar, BYO drinks.

Denbury

Revd Sabine Baring-Gould Centenary
2024 marks the centenary of the death of the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould who was squire and parson of Lewtrenchard in Devon. He was an early collector and recorder of folk tunes and songs from the West Country such as “Widecombe Fair”. He also wrote and translated many hymns and carols such as “Onward Christian Soldiers”. See www.sbgcentenary.co.uk for details of various events (concerts, talks etc.) celebrating the Revd., including a series of 4 concerts telling his story by Mike Bosworth at St Mary the Virgin's church in Denbury nr Newton Abbot during 2024 (28/1, 14/4, 21/7, 3/11).

NEW Sunday 19 May 2024 2pm (tbc) - Maggie Duffy & Bob Thompson - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
Local singer/songwriter, Maggie leaves the audience to entertain us along with Bob. Always a crowd pleaser. For tickets and more information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Sunday 14 April 2024 2pm - Mike Bosworth - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
Second of four concerts by Mike Bosworth on the continuing story and songs of Sabine Baring-Gould. Sabine’s two friends, who were fellow parsons and skilled musicians helped transcribe the tunes and with their help and encouragement a collection of over 90 songs from local singers were garnered between September and December of 1888. For tickets and more information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Sunday 17 March 2024 2pm - Cobbler’s Child - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
4 piece band from Gloucestershire with Melodeons, Northumbrian Pipes, various whistles, voices and guitar. For tickets and more information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Sunday 28 January 2024 2pm - Mike Bosworth - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
Celebrating the life of Sabine Baring-Gould (b1824 Exeter-d1924 Lewtrenchard Manor in West Devon), an exceptional Devon parson and squire, probably best remembered as the composer of the hymns 'Onward Christian Soldiers' and “Now the Day is Over” a prolific collector of folk songs and writer of novels. Listen and maybe even join in singing some of the songs he collected from 1888-1903 and learn about the 'Song Men’ he collected them from. For tickets £10 and more information contact Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Saturday 27 October 2018 - Ninebarrow - Denbury Village Hall, Newton Abbot
Tickets: Clare Head 01803 813149 & Union Inn, Denbury

NEW Sunday 26 November 2023 2pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - St Mary's Church, South St, Denbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 6DH
Refreshments including mince pies will be served in the interval. Info and tickets from Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007.

NEW Sunday 14 May 2023 2.30pm - Filkin's Drift - St Mary's Church, Denbury, Newton Abbot
Young and most talented duo who are starting to gain a very good reputation for themselves. See them here www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkFwpocyiYg  if you have not heard them and book quickly as we sold out for the last gig we put on! Tickets £10 (U14s £6) from Rachel Belringer on 07751 804007 or rachelbelringer@gmail.com. Kitchens are open 12 noon to 7pm at the nearby Union Inn, Denbury (01803 812595).

Devonport

Thursday 14 November 2013 - Column Acoustic presents: Dick Gaughan - Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL (map)
An occasional big name gig at Devonport Guildhall, launching with one of the great legends of folk, Scottish guitar and vocal master. Support: Crazy Arm acoustic.

Saturday 31 January 2015 - Column Acoustic - Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL (map)
 www.facebook.com/pages/Column-Acoustic/210833712373509?fref=ts.

Saturday 30 November 2013 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL (map)
Join the Mad Dogs and their friends as they celebrate the end of their 2013 UK tour with a homecoming party in Plymouth. Tickets available from www.maddogmcrea.co.uk.

Drewsteignton

NEW Friday 6 May 2022 8pm - Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Drewe Arms, The Square, Drewsteignton EX6 6QN
Duo, based in the folk and country roots genre. They have made 4 acclaimed albums and been nominated for a Radio 2 Folk Award (Best Original Song). Their last album (an album of Appalachian ballads originating in England and Scotland) was featured as the Guardian Album of the Month. Paul is also the chief songwriter with legendary folk-rock band The Men They Couldn’t Hang. Naomi has appeared on Later with Jools Holland. Local support. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/538872.

NEW Saturday 17 March 2018 8.30pm - LOSt COYOTES - Drewe Arms, The Square, Drewsteignton EX6 6QN
St Patrick’s Night! Mostly a Devon-based 4-piece band (some Jiggerypipery members) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices. From up-beat Cajun rhythms and Celtic jigs and reels, to more soulful songs and airs, and with themes of land, migration and borders running through much of their repertoire. £6 door. Info: 07557 002622.

East Prawle

NEW Saturday 4 May 2024 - Elephant Sessions - Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Multi award winning Neo-trad quintet from the Highlands of Scotland. MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards: Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014, Album of the Year 2017, Live Act of the Year 2018. Details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk/events/elephantsessions.

NEW Friday 30 June 2023 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (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. Doors 8-10pm. Details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

Exeter Barnfield

NEW Friday 17 November 2023 7.45pm - Saltlines - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a prose and music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and the Gigspanner Big Band. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path. The vibrant, thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for this show, and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes gathered from the collections of Cecil Sharp House. Offering a life-affirming experience for anyone who appreciates beautiful words, inspiring music and above all, cherishes the social and natural history of Britain’s coastline, and the common threads that bind its fragile communities and wildlife. Formed by legendary Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight, the Gigspanner Big Band line-up features acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’), Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers, Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion. Details www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/events/saltlines.

Moved to Northcott 2 April
NEW
Saturday
26 March 2022 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
Pass Notes – The stories behind the songs. Following the success Steve's intimate one man show, his latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/steve-knightley-pass-notes

Friday 21 February 2014 7.30pm - Barnfield Music Club Concert - Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter EX1 1SN (map)
Clifford suite. A real showcase of talent in the Southwest. The club is very grateful that the performers have agreed to take part. I am not naming performers, (as there are a lot!). But, for the £2 entry fee, (which is also a raffle ticket!), it will be a great night!! Seats are limited so phone Jerry on 01626 772270 to reserve tickets. Excellent café and bar, and free parking nearby. This concert is supporting the Barnfield Theatre music week, which is on in all parts of the theatre, day and evening, during the week beginning Tuesday 18 February, entry is free, but main theatre performances will be payable and bookable through the theatre www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk.

Exeter Cavern Club

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

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

NEW Saturday 7 March 2020 - Haunt the Woods + Guests - Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP
Blending sounds from alternative, prog, folk and pop and channelling influences from the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, Haunt The Woods have crafted a distinctive sound, glistening with ambient swells and underpinned by expressive rhythms and masterly songwriting. Details
www.wegottickets.com/event/495720.

Exeter Ceilidhs

NEW Saturday 30 September 2023 8pm - Ceilidh with A Tight Squeeze - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 28 October 2023 8pm - Contra Dance with Vertical Expression - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Contra is a more complicated and faster version of barn dancing, drawing on American influences on traditional English Country Dance. It is not suitable for complete beginners.

NEW Saturday 25 November 2023 8pm - Ceilidh with Spinach For Norman - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.spinachfornorman.com. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 27 January 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.moormusic.co.uk/dartmoorpixieband.html.  BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Amber Fire - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.devon-ceilidhs.com. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 30 March 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Chris Toyne - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 27 April  2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Banned From The Moor - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.moormusic.co.uk/dartmoorpixieband.html.  BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 25 May 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Phoenix - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.phoenixbarndance.co.uk. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

NEW Saturday 29 June 2024 8pm - Ceilidh with Red Shed - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. www.redshed.co. BYO water / alcohol. There is a voluntary pricing system (£15 supporter / £10 standard / £8 reduced); U16 £4; U10 free -
see www.exeterceilidhs.net for details and full programme. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Exeter Coffee Cellar

Here are a few upcoming gigs from Music in the Quay of Exe, all held at The Coffee Cellar. 8pm (doors open 7.30pm), £10 (+ £1 to See Tickets), in advance only.

NEW Thursday 13 July 2023 8pm - Lil Jim - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
Lil Jim is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist. Combining guitar, harmonica and accordion with vocals and foot percussion to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody. Tickets (adv only) www.seetickets.com/event/lil-jim/the-coffee-cellar/2502937.

NEW Thursday 18 May 2023 8pm - Trevor Babajack - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
Trevor Babajack’s music is influenced by his passion for early rural blues and the sounds of rhythmic African roots. His slide guitar, harp-playing and song-writing have earnt him nominations in the UK Blues Awards and British Blues Awards and airplay on Blues & Roots Radio and Radio 2.
Tickets (adv only) www.seetickets.com/event/trevor-babajack/the-coffee-cellar/2513869.

NEW Thursday 27 April 2023 8pm - Ritchie Lane - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
Playing a range of resonator, dobros and acoustic guitars, Ritchie Lane will present a night of blues, slide and roots-inspired originals and covers. Some rock ‘n’ roll thrown in there too! Ritchie will be joined on double bass by Coffee Cellar regular Ian Jennings. Tickets (adv only) www.seetickets.com/event/ritchie-lane-with-ian-jennings/the-coffee-cellar/2509359.

NEW Thursday 23 March 2023 8pm - Jess McAllister + Band - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
The music of Jess McAllister spans free-spirited nostalgic folk, thythmic, gutsy blues, rock and pop. Her live performances are filled with spontaneity, passion and heart. "Make no mistake, here is evidence of a ferocious emotional and musical intelligence at work." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music. Tickets (adv only) www.seetickets.com/event/jess-mcallister-band/the-coffee-cellar/2513192.

NEW Thursday 2 June 2022 8pm - The Rosie Brown Band - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
Weaving folk, jazz and blues influences, with glimpses of Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake and vintage John Martyn, the band expresses a musical sensibility all of its own. Drawing on country, 60s surf and classical, this is beguiling and intricate music, filmic and funky, full of emotion. Songs with surfaces light and shimmering, evocative of landscape, love, loss, darkness and light www.rosiebrown.com. Tickets adv only, £8 at www.seetickets.com/event/the-rosie-brown-band/the-coffee-cellar/2338137. Music in the Quay of Exe is a loose collective of venues and local musicians spawned by the First Thursday Club@The Hourglass. For more information, contact Rob Brown: 07973 779558; brownstheword@gmail.com.

NEW Thursday 10 February 2022 - Rob Brown's in a Bit of a State - The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quay
Doors 7pm. Tickets in advance only: £10 at www.seetickets.com/.../the-coffee-cellar/2207258. Rob Brown, vocals. Adam Sweet, guitars, Lucy Piper, drums, Ian Jennings, double bass www.facebook.com/MusicInTheQuayOfExe, www.robbrownvoice.co.uk/music. Eclectic (electric and acoustic) blues/post-blues/country/spoken word performance. Music in the Quay of Exe is a loose collective of venues and local musicians spawned by the First Thursday Club@The Hourglass. Venues such as Exeter Brewery, The Coffee Cellar and The Hourglass are in the mix. Much more to come.

Exeter Corn Exchange

NEW Thursday 25 April 2024 7.30pm - Kate Rusby: Est. 1973 Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby’s vocals never fail to connect the heart of a song to that of her audience. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Monday 8 April 2024 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
30th Anniversary Tour. A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Garry Blakeley (Band of Two), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Marion Fleetwood (Trad Arr, Sandy Denny Project), Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Tom Leary (Joe Brown), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) bring a large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Sunday 25 February 2024 7.30pm - Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Since their formation
in 1967. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. Fairport will be joined on stage by former member Dave Mattacks on drums. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Tuesday 20 February 2024 8pm - Seth Lakeman & Band - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Kitty Jay 20th Anniversary Tour. 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the album’s release and Seth is very happy to announce he will be touring with the band including Benji Kirkpatrick, Ben Nicholls, Cormac Byrne and Alex Hart playing the album and other favourites. Tickets on general sale from this Friday 29 September at 10am. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/seth-lakeman-kitty-jay-20th-anniversary-tour-2024.

NEW Saturday 11 November 2023 7.30pm - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
As soon as they walk on stage you are in safe hands. Witty, quirky and irreverant - praised by Bowie and Eno, promoted by the BBC and raved about by the New York Times, you can expect “an evening of sheer entertainment” from this eccentric group of seasoned performers. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 20 October 2023 7.45pm - The Cream of Devon - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Featuring Mariners Away, Windjammer, Jim Causley & Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.
A special concert in aid of Charities supported by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust organised by one of the south-west leading sea shanty crews Mariners Away. The event features an evening of eclectic and original sounds of Devon brought to you by Mariners Away in collaboration with the highly talented Devon-born folk singer/songwriter Jim Causley, the immensely popular and original folk trio from Plymouth, Windjammer together with the internationally renowned and quite remarkable harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Exeter Cygnet Theatre (was 'New Theatre')

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 - The Big Yellow Tambourine Man Band - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A tribute to the songs of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/605081.

NEW Friday 9 June 2023 7.30pm - Tam Lin Retold - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A new storytelling show with live music by Corinne Harrigan and Nick Hart. The ballad may be known as Tam Lin, but he's only a part of it. Exploring untold stories and unsung voices, this is badass border balladry for the old and the new. Part sung, part told, this is a tale of poison, pluck and changing shape. Described by audiences as ‘enthralling’ and ‘fresh and full of life’ Enchanting and sharp in equal measure. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/576909.

NEW Thurs/Fri/Sat 25/26/27 May 2023 7.30pm - The Inland Haven - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
The Custom House Crew, Presented by: Cygnet Theatre. Once one of England’s premier harbours, it’s now 50 years since the last trading vessel visited the port of Exeter, so it’s time to remember and celebrate ‘Exeter’s lost route to the sea.’ The Inland Haven will recall to life this often forgotten story, via music, songs, stories and pictures. Traditional songs and shanties will be mixed with newly written material together with tales of amazing characters; all illuminated by wonderful archive images. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/576906.

NEW Saturday 18 March 2023 - Tom McConville - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
The Newcastle Fiddler. We always love Tom's visits - his humour, music and singing bring so much joy, and this year he is supported by mulit-instrumentalist
Michael Biggins, with piano accordian and keyboard! "One of the greatest violinists I've ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music - A true master"
Seth Lakeman. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk.

NEW Friday 10 March 2023 7.30pm - Hugh Lupton: Crying Like a Fire in the Sun - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AX (map)
A stunning new set of stories from one of Britain's greatest wordsmiths, full of spirit, passion and humanity. Demons and Angels, Animals and Birds, Men and Women and the Voice from the Heart of the Whirlwind contend in this rich interweaving of tales spliced with songs and spoken lyrics from the visionary end of Bob Dylan's repertoire. www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk/performances.

NEW Saturday 5 March 2022 4pm & 7.30pm - Wren Music: Her Story - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Stories of women performed by the Her Story Choir and folk musicians of Wren Music, celebrating the lives of women past and present. See www.wegottickets.com/event/539253 / www.wegottickets.com/event/539255.

NEW Friday/Saturday 18/19 June 2021 7.30pm - Kemp's Jig - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A “horrible histories” for all ages, Kemp’s Jig tells of Shakespeare’s forgotten clown and his Morris dance from London to Norwich in a bizarre publicity stunt. Based on Kemp’s own diary this is an irreverent one-man show telling the story of the most famous comedian of his generation and the most famous playwright in history. Fans of Upstart Crow and Shakespeare in Love will cheer Kemp on his riotous romp through Elizabethan England. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk/whats-on-upcoming-shows.

Saturday 7 March 2020 7.30pm - Sisters of Science (Wren Music) - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Singing the hidden stories of women scientists. Three professional singers from Wren have recruited a women’s choir especially for this performance. In 2020 the show will tell the stories of women involved in science, technology, engineering and maths. Those involved in the project have found existing and traditional songs which follow this theme and have also written new songs to share the lives of women from history - and from contemporary society - who have stories that you may not have heard before. Tickets £10(+). Box Office 01392 277189.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 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. Tom will be joined on stage by Michael Biggins Pianist from the Glasgow Royal Academy. Box office 01392 277189/665885. Online:
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

NEW Wednesday 11 December 2019 7.30pm - A Winter Concert with Wren Music - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Performances from Voices in Common Folk Choir, MenSing Male Vocal Group & Singing Roots Youth Choir. Songs to warm the heart and lift the spirit. Tickets £6(+). Box Office 01392 277189.
www.wegottickets.com/cygnettheatre.

Exeter Hope Hall

NEW Sunday 30 October 2016 - Brooke Sharkey & Adam Beattie - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Brooke Sharkey is on tour promoting her new album "Wandering Heart' and we are thrilled to invite her to Exeter for an intimate show in the setting of Hope Hall Arts. Brooke is joined by long time collaborator and fellow songwriter Adam Beattie. www.brookesharkey.co.uk. The night is hosted by Tobias ben Jacob. www.wegottickets.com/event/377547.

NEW Saturday 2 July 2016 8pm - Tony Hazzard - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN (map)
Not folk, but someone who wrote 60s/70s hits for the likes of Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Tremeloes, Lulu, and Herman's Hermits and had other songs recorded by Gene Pitney, Dave Berry, Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, Nana Mouskouri, Cliff Richard, Hall & Oates, The Yardbirds, and Andy Williams might be of interest. Read much more at www.wegottickets.com/event/356486.

Exeter Lemon Grove

NEW Thursday 9 May 2019 - Wildwood Kin - Lemon Grove, Exeter University, St German's Road, Exeter EX4 6TG (map)
Standing. Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies. Box Office 01392 667080. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Exeter Mama Stones

Thursday 7 November 2013 - Ruarri Joseph - Mama Stones, Mary Arches St., Exeter EX4 3BA
Ruarri Joseph, the indie-folk sensation, often likened to Tom Waits, Cat Stevens and even Dylan, will be releasing his much anticipated new album 'Brother'. His latest offering showcases his subtlety in a way not heard before. His rich baritone voice floating right out of the speakers and into your soul, the lyrics possessing a wisdom that wouldn’t seem out of place next to Johnny Cash or Joni Mitchell, there’s no doubt that this is a performer set to be around for years to come. www.mamastones.com. Details, tickets www.midnightmango.co.uk/listings/events/7-nov-13-ruarri-joseph-mama-stones.

Exeter New Theatre

Friday 9 November 2012 7.30pm - Simon Mayor & Hilary James - Cygnet New Theatre, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers spiced with Simon Mayor’s unique brand of off-beat humour and Hilary’s honey-dripping voice. There can’t be many performers who can slide easily from a beautifully evocative Irish ballad into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and finish with everyone singing one of their own notoriously comic songs (reminiscent of Hilaire Belloc and Flanders and Swan). Simon is one of the world’s leading mandolin virtuosos as well as a fine guitarist and fiddle player. Box office 01392 277189

Exeter Northcott

NEW Sunday 18 June 2023 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years - Northcott Theatre, Exeter (map)
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel. Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Details www.exeternorthcott.co.uk.

NEW Friday 14 October 2022 7.30pm - Ralph McTell - Northcott Theatre, Exeter (map)
 Details www.exeternorthcott.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 2 April 2022 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Northcott Theatre, Exeter (map)
‘Follow me Down’ Songs from the West. A constant throughout Steve’s work is his ability to root his songs in time and place, notably the West Country where he was raised. Details www.showofhands.co.uk/steve-knightley-tour-dates, www.exeternorthcott.co.uk.

Exeter Phoenix

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NEW Wednesday 13 November 2024 - Steve Knightley - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations with the odd disaster along the way. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music

NEW Thursday 13 June 2024 - Charm of Finches - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Australian sister duo delivers intricate folk-pop that is simultaneously graceful and darkly bewitching. Their seamless blood harmonies traverse melancholy and wonder in equal measure. Winners of the Australian Folk Music Awards Best Folk Album (2022) and Music Victoria Best Contemporary Folk Act (2021), their music has been nominated twice for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Monday 20 May 2024 - Ferocious Dog - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing. The collective plays folk, with distinct influences from traditional Celtic music, ska, rock and pop. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 8 May 2024 - Hayseed Dixie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing/limited seats. Hayseed Dixie are back – with their own unique genre, Rockgrass. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 2 May 2024 - Kathryn Priddy - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Over the past three years, Priddy has quietly been building a growing following, captivating audiences around the UK with her haunting vocals, rich harmonies, distinctive finger picking guitar style and enchanting songs whose lyrics celebrate her life-long love affair with literature and poetry. She has been championed by BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and her debut EP 'Wolf' was chosen by Richard Thompson as his Best Thing I've Heard All Year in MOJO Magazine in 2018. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW 3-5 May 2024 - Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce the headliners for the third Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender at Exeter Phoenix. Friday: dub-reggae group The Barefoot Bandit will make you want to dance; Saturday: Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet will bring everything from big-band swing to Alabama blues-tinged folk; Sunday: headlined by Mad Dog Mcrea themselves. Plus more tba. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 18 April 2024 8pm - John Smith - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Steeped in the lineage of British folk and American guitar music, taking his cue from Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Ry Cooder, Smith has evolved and pioneered a transatlantic blend of guitar techniques. His deeply romantic and vivid songwriting, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music. Tickets on sale 18 or 19 October.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2024 7.30pm - Sound of the Sirens - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Singer-songwriting duo based in Exeter, who have cemented themselves as firm favourites as “one of the UK’s finest folk acts”. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 5 April 2024 7.30pm - The Longest Johns - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Longest Johns have been singing shanties and folk songs together for years, having bonded over sea shanties in their native Bristol a decade ago. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Sunday 24 March 2024 - Spirit of the Drum - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Matching rhythmic delicacy with gut-wrenching power and stylised choreography that makes it as much a spectacle for the eyes as the ears, Kagemusha Taiko present “Spirit of the Drum”, a show themed on courage, and which is an uplifting celebration of the human spirit. Doors 7.30pm. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 22 March 2024 - Grace Petrie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The songwriter is back – stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before with a brand new album, produced by folk-punk legend Frank Turner. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 - Noble Jacks - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing.
With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK and beyond. Nominated Live Act Of The Year 2023 by the Americana Music Association UK, Noble Jacks are considered by many to be the finest purveyors of folk-influenced americana. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 13 March 2024 7.30pm - Spiers & Boden - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The much-loved, award-winning pair, described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, are back on the road with a few select dates in 2024. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Wednesday 14 February 2024 - N’Faly Kouyaté - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
N’Faly Kouyaté is a world renowned Griot master musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a core member of Afro Celt Sound System, and as the “Jimi Hendrix of the Kora!”. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Sunday 11 February 2024 - The Magpie Arc - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Magpie Arc is a cross-Border band out of Sheffield and Scotland, featuring the multi-award-winning talents and wide musical influences of Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Tom Wright, Alex Hunter and Martin Simpson (on electric guitar!), formed from the idea of bringing together a group of established folk musicians who would mix their song-writing styles and musicianship in a full-on electric band to create new sounds. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Sunday 4 February 2024 - Blown Out on the Trail - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The songs of Bob Dylan. This evening will feature acoustic solo & duet performances from folk artists Tobias Ben Jacob and Isabel Inkcap, covering range of songs from across Dylan’s 60 year career. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Sunday 21 January 2024 8pm - The John Martyn Project - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
This is a special project where six artists come together to celebrate the music of John Martyn. Each brings their own story and connection to John’s music which adds to the fabric of the overall experience of the project. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Thursday 18 January 2024 8pm - Martyn Joseph - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
For one man and a guitar, Martyn Joseph creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling, and passionate. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music.

NEW Friday 31 May 2024 10.30am-4.30pm - National Youth Folk Ensemble Open Day - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
NYFE Open Days are a great opportunity for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 who live in England and who have confidence playing their chosen instrument. The event will have music workshops with skilled professionals, a Q&A regarding the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and lots of outlets for individual and group creativity. These Open Days will allow individuals to take part in a band for a day, and to explore folk music with other young people passionate about music! Full details www.efdss.org/learning/young-people/national-youth-folk-ensemble (Open Days link). Free, but booking required.

Exeter Poltimore House

NEW Friday 29 September 2023 7.30pm - Mitchell & Vincent - Poltimore House, nr Exeter EX4 0AU
Westcountry folk duo Mitchell and Vincent bring traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to folk music from around the British Isles, alongside original material drawing on the folk traditions, using varied arrangements to create stories with their tunes as well as songs.
- Bright Young Folk: "Their sound is much deeper and richer than you would expect from an acoustic duo. … Providing skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.” - Irish Music Magazine: “They display a deep understanding and appreciation of their instruments, mellifluous melodies and pulsing rhythms abound.”
www.mitchellandvincent.com. Ticketing via www.poltimore.org/event/mitchell-and-vincent.

NEW Saturday 15 October 2022 7.30pm - Suthering - Poltimore House, nr Exeter EX4 0AU
Inspired by strong female characters in history, mythology, and personal experience, and with an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Suthering bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound. Details www.poltimore.org/events.

Exeter University Great Hall

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

Exeter other

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Exeter Cathedral
After 30 years of non-stop touring, fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer return to where it all began, in village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues. This gig promises to be a true celebration of their dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them. Steve and Phil will then be taking a well-deserved break. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians, Show of Hands. Details www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/events/show-of-hands-full-circle-tour, www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Spring Barn Dance with Fresh Aire - Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
Caller: Simon Maplesden. A fun evening with free
light refreshments. £10 on door, or call 01404 758128 to book. Full club details see www.gittishamfolkdanceclub.org.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 7.30pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - Alphington Village Hall, Exeter EX2 8UP
A welcome return to the lovely village hall in Alphington, where you can join us for an evening of seafaring shanty fun as we perform our ever popular - and never the same twice - Tall Ships and Tavern Tales Concert. Tickets are priced at £10, and you can even take your own booze to liven up the evening - not that is should need it. www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Saturday 16 December 2023 8pm - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Christmas Ceilidh with Pair of Shears - Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
Caller: Jane Thomas.
Light refreshments available. £10 on door, or call 01404 758128 to book. Full club details see www.gittishamfolkdanceclub.org.

NEW Friday 6 October 2023 8pm - Music in the Library with Hands of the Heron - Exeter Library
Exeter Library presents an evening of incredible new folk music. Hands of the Heron, a dreamfolk trio comprising 3 frontwomen, move effortlessly between sparse choral folk and spellbinding chamber pop, richly layered with an assortment of strings, drones and reeds. Support: Ben Morgan-Brown. Winner of FATEA’s Instrumental Album of the Year 2021, and Instrumentalist of the Year 2022. Details www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 7.30pm - Spinach for Norman: Autumn Ceilidh - Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
This festive knees-up is an open invitation to everyone to come and enjoy a great night of music and dancing with a caller. Ploughman’s supper included, BYO drinks. Spinach for Norman, the acclaimed all string Ceilidh band, has just celebrated its 33rd year playing traditional dance music from England, Ireland and Scotland. "We’ll also add dances from other parts of Europe into the mix, including France and even Transylvania”, says Joel Segal, the band’s lead violinist. www.spinachfornorman.com. Proceeds to the Broadclyst Twinning Association. Tickets £10 adult, £5 child, U5s free available from TicketSource (no booking fee) or email jonathan.m.croley[at]googlemail.com. Adv booking recommended!

NEW 24-28 May 2023 - Heritage Harbour Festival, Exeter Quay area
www.exetercustomhouse.co.uk/event/heritage-harbour-festival

NEW 3-5 February 2023 - Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) - Exeter
A weekend of events in and around the city, including workshops, ceilidhs, Contra, Playford, Bal, Balkan, Morris. See https://ivfdf2023.com for more details and tickets.

NEW Saturday 19 March 2022 3pm - Jim Causley's 'Cream Tea Concert' - Shillingford St George Village Hall, nr Exeter EX2 9QL
A concert of traditional Devonshire songs followed by a delicious Devonshire cream tea! Contact nrh047[at]gmail.com for further information.

NEW Saturday 12 March 2022 7pm - The Children of Lir: Gaelic songs and stories of Ireland - Farringdon Church, East Devon EX5 2HY
A unique melding of traditions with Gaelic songs and stories of Ireland by Patrick Devine-Wright and friends. Patrick has won several prizes for the solo singing of Gaelic songs, including the All-Britain Feis Ceoil. He was an understudy in the Riverdance show during its first West End run in the Hammersmith Apollo theatre and his musical influences include Iarla Ó’Lionaird, Muireann Nic Amhlaidh, Séamus Begley and Martin Hayes. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/538849.

NEW Saturday 16 May 2020 8pm - Velvet & Stone, Jenna Witts, Emily Davies - Evangelical Church, School Road, Silverton, EX5 4JH
A special evening of live music. Velvet & Stone: "Dark and haunting folk-noir” Folk & Tumble; “Sonic bliss” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music; “Haunting” Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2. Jenna Witts: "Staggering maturity, winning delivery, and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music" Daily Telegraph. Emily Davies: "A pure and supremely talented songwriter: spend a little time in her presence and drift away somewhere else entirely." Green Man Festival. www.velvetstonemusic.com, www.jennawitts.com, www.emilydavies.co.uk. £10+. www.wegottickets.com/event/500790.

NEW Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - Ciaran Algar & Jamie Francis - M&D Room, Devonshire House, Exeter University, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PZ
Acclaimed folk musicians Ciaran and Jamie will be performing a variety of tunes and songs. Tickets £12 (£6 Exeter Folk Society members). Details www.facebook.com/events/570597930354344.

NEW Thursday 6 February 2020 - Gets/z Loose - First Thursday Club at The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Fronted by Rob Brown, Gets/z Loose is a high-energy ensemble of amplified acoustic slide guitar, bass, harmonica and congas. Playing old blues tunes in their own way, the band has given getting on for 1,000 gigs in London and across the UK. The Hourglass is an indie gastropub just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke. www.robbrownvoice.com, www.hourglassexeter.co.uk. £5 entry. Doors 8pm.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray: Sound Mind Sessions - All Saints Church, 8 Church St, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8LU
Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray. R2 magazine has described Matthew Falloon's songwriting as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful", while Uncut compares his music to Jackson Browne and Paul Simon. Mischa Bray is the virtuoso violinist, guitarist and mandolin player, talented songwriter, in-demand arranger and electric performer. Supporting are two fantastic and unique acts strongly championed by BBC Introducing, Matthew Gordon-Price and Jamie Yost. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/473453.

NEW Saturday 15 June 2019 8pm - Dumbo's Feather - The Stand Off, Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter. EX4 6AH
As always, the fiery and inspired fiddling of Alice McShane shall be augmented by the dynamic duo of multi-instrumentalists that is Mike Cosgrave on accordion, acoustic guitar, low whistle and vocals, and Richie Evans on Lead vocals, bodhran, acoustic guitar, bouzouki and harmonica.

NEW Friday 1 March 2019 -  Jacob & Drinkwater - The Exeter Brewery, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter EX4 4NX
'This Old River' tour. UK alt -folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Featured numerous times on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and lauded by their musical peers as one of the most accomplished acts touring the circuit today. www.jacobanddrinkwater.com. More details www.wegottickets.com/event/456398.

NEW Saturday 15 December 2018 7.30pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter EX2 6LB
A pre-Christmas concert - but without any carols! £8. For ticket information see www.countesswearvillagehall.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 13 December 2018 7.30pm - Swedish St Lucia Procession - St Michael's Mount Dinham Church, Exeter EX4 4EB
Across Scandinavia, the darkest part of the year is marked by celebrating St Lucia, bringer of light, in a special candlelit musical procession. Exeter's very own Swedish choir, ExeSwedes - with friends - will be donning their candles, crowns and Lucia robes and performing a magical concert featuring seasonal Swedish songs. Led by Rosa Rebecka. Free of charge.

NEW Friday 31 August 2018 8pm - Rory McLeod (solo) - America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PX (map)
WeGotTickets. Ticket enquiries - 07903 125606 or email. johnzeallyis[at]hotmail.com. Bar and free car parking.

NEW Saturday 1 September 2018 7pm - Sound Mind Sessions: Harbottle & Jonas - All Saints Church, Kenton, nr Exeter EX6 8LU
Harbottle & Jonas

NEW Wednesday 22 August 2018 7pm - Vic Shepherd & John Bowden - Church of Our Lady, Upton Pyne nr Exeter EX5 5JA
John Bowden & Vic Shepherd Tickets: £7.50 from Linda Findlay 01392 841402 lindafindlay99@yahoo.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 14 July 2018 9.30pm - The O'Marleys - Bowling Green Pub, 29-30 Blackboy Rd, Exeter EX4 6ST
4 piece band with guitar, fiddle, bodhran and banjo.

Exminster

NEW Sunday 17 September 2017 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Exminster Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8DF
Online tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/394554. Bar. A car park is situated on Deepway Lane at the recreation ground.

Exmouth

NEW Sunday 19 May 2024 7.30pm - Saltlines: Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a Prose and Music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path. The vibrant and thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for Saltlines and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the South West Coast Path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould. Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/saltlines-the-gigspanner-big-band.

NEW Sunday 12 May 2024 7.30pm - The Fureys - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/the-fureys.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2024 - Charity Barn Dance - Exmouth Town Football Club, 19 Southern Road, Exmouth EX8 3EE
Mayor's charity event. Doors 6.30pm.  Details www.devonfolk.org/events-diary.

NEW Tuesday 5 March 2024 8pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
A free event at ESM's home port. The Beach serves great food and drink - so why not come along and make a night of it! www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Tuesday 6 February 2024 8pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
A free event at ESM's home port. The Beach serves great food and drink - so why not come along and make a night of it! www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Tuesday 2 January 2024 8pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Why not shake off the Christmas and New Year torpor and join us for our very first shanty session of 2024 - one of our FREE events at our home port of the the Beach Pub in Exmouth. The Beach serves great food and drink - so why not come along and make a night of it! www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Friday 15 September 2023 7.30pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton St, Exmouth EX8 2RU
The Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth is an amazing place - looks like a terraced house from the outside, but a 100-seater tiered theatre on the inside (the Romans could not have done any better!). ESM will be doing their bit to help keep the theatre in good shape, by way of this fundraising concert. £10. Details www.blackmoretheatre.co.uk.

NEW Show of Hands Final Tour - Full Circle Part I - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Thursday 30 November 2023 7.30pm
Friday 1 December 2023 7.30pm
Saturday 2 December 2023 7.30pm
Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/show-of-hands-full-circle-tour.

NEW Tuesday 14 November 2023 7.30pm - A Taste of Ireland - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
T
he Irish Music & Dance Sensation returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic ―for this decade’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands. Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Wednesday 13 September 2023 7.30pm - Sea Song Sessions - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
A collection of British maritime folk songs and sea shanties, performed by a collective of some of British folk music’s leading lights: Jon Boden, Seth Lakeman, Ben Nicholls, Emily Portman and Jack Rutter. Details www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW 28-31-July 2023 - Exmouth Festival
Multi-genre (free) festival. Includes various folk, shanties, old time / bluegrass, Shooting Roots ceilidh (+workshops), and much more. For full programme and artists see www.exmouthfestival.co.uk/schedule and www.facebook.com/ExmouthFestival.

NEW 22-25 June 2023 - Folk & Ale Festival - Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU (map)
See East Devon Folk FB page for details: www.facebook.com/groups/784599064912904.

NEW Tuesday 4 April 2023 8pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Another of our monthly free shanty concerts
at our home port of the Beach Pub (at the end of the esplanade, adjacent to the docks and marina). www.exmouthshantymen.com.

NEW Friday 2 June 2023 7.30pm - One Night in Dublin - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at Exmouth Pavilion, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic.
Details www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion.

NEW Sunday 12 February 2023 7.30pm - Spirit of the Dance - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever and now, their new spine tingling anniversary show is touring the world. The blockbuster hit show is Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy. One of the most exciting dance shows ever, this high octane extravaganza takes dance to the next level, in an explosive fusion of heart pounding Irish Dance combined with dance styles from round the world. Scottish, Flamenco, Latin, Salsa, Street Dance, Hip Hop, Techno Can Can and American Tap are all set to the same dynamic rhythms. This spectacular show takes you round the globe.
Details www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion.

NEW Friday/Saturday 2/3 December 2022 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Final two nights of the Autumn Tour in which for the first time in five years, folk supergroup Show of Hands are once more sharing the stage with double bass player and singer, Miranda Sykes. Their opening set will see them perform as soloists and in the second set the trio will play a host of their award winning festival favourites plus one or two hitherto unheard surprises. Details www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion/book-now/show-of-hands-with-miranda-sykes.

NEW Saturday 19 November 2022 6.30pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - Holy Ghost Church Hall, Raddenstile La, Exmouth EX8 2JH
Performing their popular ‘Tall Ships and Tavern Tales’ stage show. Tickets £15 to include 2-course sausage supper. BYO drinks. Last date to book is Friday 14
November. Details www.holyghostexmouth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22.10.2022.pdf (page 4).

NEW Friday 20 October 2023 - Trafalgar Night at the Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU (map)
An evening of shanties, songs, poetry and music.

NEW Thursday 17 March 2022 8pm - St Patrick's Night - Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU (map)
Continuing an afternoon of celebrations, in the Railway Club, The Park and the Strand...the party continues from 8pm. Musicians, singers and enthusiastic audiences welcome.

NEW Thursday 24 February 2022 8pm - Folk and Acoustic Night - Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU (map)
An evening of song, music and fine ale. Led by Jeff Lewis.

NEW Saturday 2 February 2019 7.30pm - Velvet & Stone: Sound Mind Sessions - St. John in the Wilderness, St John's Road, Exmouth EX8 5EG
Sound Mind Sessions is a venture providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issues in the creative industries. Show headlined by stunning alt-folk group Velvet & Stone whose brand of contemporary folk combines wide-open soundscapes with catchy pop hooks and great songs, and has been described as “haunting” by BBC Radio 2, and “superb” by BBC Introducing. Led by the ethereal combination of Lara’s vocals, and Kathryn’s violin;Velvet & Stone’s music draws upon personal stories, melancholy tales and rugged landscapes, taking their audiences on an unforgettable journey through stunning melodies and soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.. Support: two brilliant and unique acts, Georgia Omarah and Ben Morgan-Brown. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/455337.

Folk on the Moor


details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

Folk on the Moor - Another change of venue!
The Moorland Hotel in Wotter has a good-sized function room that is completely separate from the bar. We therefore won't be troubled by the type of intrusive noise that has forced us to make this move. There's a large car park, with great views, and direct access to the function room or bar. We could see no prospect of the situation improving at The Exchange and we operated at The Moorland very happily from 2000 to 2007, only moving then as the hotel was to be sold.
www.moorfolk.co.uk

NEW/tbc Sunday 13 October 2024 7.4pm - While & Matthews - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
30th Anniversary Celebratory Tour www.whileandmatthews.com For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 21 July 2024 7.45pm - Simply Dylan - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 7 July 2024 7.45pm - The Crows - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 30 June 2024 7.45pm - Steve Tilston - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 16 June 2024 7.45pm - Anthony John Clarke - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 2 June 2024 7.45pm - Joe Topping - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 19 May 2024 7.45pm - Hilary Spencer - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 12 May 2024 7.45pm - Boo Hewerdine - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 28 April 2024 7.45pm - Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
details tba
For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 14 April 2024 7.45pm - Mick Ryan & Paul Downes - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Best known for his sublime voice and for the myriad of fist class folk musicals he has written (e.g. The Voyage, A Day's Work, The Navvy's Wife), Mick has found a consummate musical partner in Paul Downes, a truly outstanding guitarist and singer, who has twice appeared with Show of Hands at The Albert Hall. For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 24 March 2024 7.45pm - Lost Trades - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
A folk/Americana trio, based in the West County, with a sound that is reminiscent of the California folk scene of the late 60s/early 70s Their three-part harmonies have been described as flawless", "spine tingling° and magical' and all three members seamlessly swap between guitar, bass and percussion. For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 10 March 2024 7.45pm - Johnny Coppin - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Singer/songwriter, composer and poetry anthologist. Those with long memories will remember Johnny's work with Decameron in the 1970s, With a string of top musical collaborations to his name, he is also a highly accomplished solo artiste, who demonstrates 'Strong clear vocals, and songs of substance" (Daily Telegraph). For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 25 February 2024 7.45pm - Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Using folk music of the British Isles as a catalyst, Kit and Aaron create dynamic interpretations of centuries-old material as well as original compositions, whilst celebrating the timeless aural quality of a guitar, fiddle and vocals diet. Such dexterity, energy and passion… mightily impressive" (R2 magazine). For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 February 2024 7.45pm - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Both Vicki and Jonny are polished multi-instrumentalists (nyckelharpa, vocals, flute, assorted bagpipes, guitars, accordion, cowhorn, harpsichords!) as well as being fine singers. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original set penned tunes and new, contemporary songs. For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 28 January 2024 7.45pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Folk on the Moor, Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth PL7 5HP
Local musical supreo, Geoff once again showcasing his mastery of the duet concertina, his mellow voice and great sense of humour. Rob Murch is a member of the Dartmoor Pixie Band and an outstanding banjo player. They combine brilliantly in a mix of English and Irish folk, Americana and Ragtime. For reservations please contact folkonthemoor1@gmail.com. www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 25 September 2021 7.30pm - Silvington & Ben Campbell - Sparkwell Village Hall, Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DD
CD Launch Concert. Come along and hear what Tricia, John and Ben have been working on during lockdown. 2 CDs of brand new material. Free entry (pass the hat to pay for hall). BYO drinks. To reserve tickets contact John johnfconnor@aol.com or Ben benguitar1@hotmail.co.uk. There may also be an additional surprise guest!

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Great Torrington

Slightly more distant venue:
Occasionally I'll list events outside my normal coverage area if these are perhaps the only West Country dates on a tour by a particular artist, so this week's venue is the Plough Arts Centre in Gt. Torrington which has upcoming The Unthanks on 27/4 and Lunasa on 18/5, the first of which is listed on www.theploughartscentre.org.uk, while the latter is not yet

Thursday 28 February 2013 - Steve Knightley - Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington
Box office 01805 624624. www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

Halsway Manor

Events at Halsway Manor, Somerset (national centre for the folk arts)
11-13 May - A celebration of  Song, Steam & Stories of the Quantocks

Taffy Thomas Tim Laycock, Barbara and Tom Brown and the Hotwells Howlers.
25-27 May - Halsway Manor, Somerset - John Kirkpatrick’s British Button Box Workshop Weekend.
Details www.halswaymanor.co.uk/courses-and-events.htm.

11-13 May 2012 - Halsway Manor, Somerset - A celebration of  Song, Steam & Stories of the Quantocks
Taffy Thomas Tim Laycock, Barbara and Tom Brown and the Hotwells Howlers. Details www.halswaymanor.co.uk/courses-and-events.htm (national centre for the folk arts).

Harberton

NEW Saturday 12 November 2022 7.30pm - Ceilidh / Barn Dance with Worts ‘N All - Village Hall, Woodcourt Rd, Harbertonford, Totnes TQ9 7TY
Band FB page: www.facebook.com/groups/209800689619782. Adults £10, accompanied children U16 free. Tickets on the door. Raffle. Bar and light refreshments available. Proceeds to support the Village Hall.

NEW Sunday 18 November 2018 7-9pm - LOSt COYOTES - Church House Inn, Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SF
Devon-based band LOSt COYOTES play songs about the American south, traditional celtic tunes from Ireland and Scotland, cajun songs from Louisiana, and a sprinkling of songs from Latin America. With acoustic instruments - fiddle, cittern, accordion, and percussion and the odd howl - this is atmospheric music to evoke a mood, or lively music to get up and dance. Free entry. Info: 07557 002622. Sunday night is pizza night at the Church House Inn. www.lostcoyotes.co.uk/home-page

Haytor

NEW Friday 7 October 2016 - Tinpickle Sessions - Tinpickle and Rhum, Haytor, Dartmoor TQ13 9XT
Very friendly folk and acoustic tune and song session. Steady and sure from 7pm. New to seesions? Why not give us a try? From 8.30pm anything goes! www.tinpickleandrhum.com.

Hennock

NEW Saturday 8 October 2022 6pm - Barn Dance/Ceilidh in a Real Barn - Beechleigh Farm, Furzeleigh Lane, Hennock, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9LU
Band (from 6.30pm): Spinach for Norman. Bar, burgers, hot dogs and cakes will be available. Proceeds support Hennock Community Primary School PTFA. Limited tickets: Adult £8 adv (£10 door); 12-17 £3 adv (£4 door); U12 free adv (£2 door). Details www.pta-events.co.uk/hennock/#.YzNf-HbMLIU.

NEW Saturday 6 October 2018 6pm - Barn Dance in a Real Barn - West Hele Barn. Hennock, near Bovey Tracey TQ13 9PP
With Piping Hot ceilidh band and caller. Adult £5, accompanied children free. For more information and tickets please contact Alison Wonnacott on 01626 833266 / 07899 654666 or email alison[at]frostfarm.co.uk. Fun evening for all ages. BBQ, bar, draw,rRefreshments. Proceeds to Hennock Primary School.

Hillyfield nr Harbourneford

NEW Friday 11 November 2022 7.15pm - Carrie Tree and Kusni Bear - Hillyfield nr Harbourneford
An intimate night with two exceptional musicians in a traditional timber framed barn out in the woods. A slice of magic and warmth to brighten these winter nights. Singer-songwriter Carrie Tree offers songs with an honesty and devoted love for this earth; Kusñi Bear is a musician and medicine man, channelling powerful songs connected to the magik of this land, and traditions from South America. Bar and nibbles through the night: Booking essential! Details www.wegottickets.com/event/560258.

NEW Friday 30 September 2022 - Martha Tilston - Hillyfield nr Harbourneford
Martha Tilston is launching her Autumn Tour with her full band - they've toured the globe and we are blessed to host them by a crackling fire hidden in the woods.  “She has probably the purest voice I have heard and at times it sent shivers up and down my spine” BBC. A gig like no other... Enjoy a beautiful night in a traditional timber-framed barn nestled in a secluded wooded valley. Exquisite performances, Fine Wine, Local Ale.... Good People... DJ / Silent Disco & Star-gazing by the fire. Strictly by pre-booked ticket. Limited tickets available. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/535310.

Holbeton

NEW Saturday 6 April 2019 - Greg Hancock’s Songwriters Circle - Holbeton Village Hall, Brent Hill, Holbeton PL8 1LW
Part of Greg Hancock’s ’The State Of My Hair’ album tour: three Devon singer-songwriters in one evening. Holbeton’s own Steve Jenner brings a wide range of influences from jazz, classical and pop/rock and writes melodic songs that catch revealing details of human experience both personal and general. Katie Whitehouse is a major mover and shaker in the music scene in Devon and beyond - she is an artist manager, a choir leader, a composer and arranger and also a fine singer-songwriter in her own right. Her subtle and inventive songs are poetic and resonant and deeply moving. Greg Hancock is a widely admired guitarist, singer and songwriter who takes an oblique look at the human condition in the modern world. He can switch from comedy to tragedy in a moment. Through stories and portraits he reveals the uniqueness of individual experience, but also the commonality of all life and emotion. Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/460548 or call 07447 745871.

Holcombe Burnell Church

NEW Friday 30 June 2023 7.30pm - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, Exeter EX6 7RZ (map)
An evening of traditional English music and song. All proceeds go towards the Church Bell tower restoration fund. Tickets £15 from Mike 01392 811593 or Sue 01392 811816. The map link above shows the precise location of the church; this map link www.streetmap.co.uk/map?X=285886&Y=91564&A=Y&Z=126 shows Longdown in a wider context, just a couple of miles west of Exeter.

NEW Friday 28 April 2023 7.30pm - An evening of Dartmoor tales and traditional songs - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, Exeter EX6 7RZ (map)
With Bill Murray & 'Titch' Scott; Adrian & Lucy Wynn. Tickets £12.50 from Mike 01392 811593 or Sue 01392 811816. In aid of Holcombe Burnell Bell Fund. Raffle and refreshments. The map link above shows the precise location of the church; this map link www.streetmap.co.uk/map?X=285886&Y=91564&A=Y&Z=126 shows Longdown in a wider context, just a couple of miles west of Exeter.

NEW Friday 18 October 2019 7.30pm - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown EX6 7RZ
Tickets £10, child free, including refreshments, from 01392 811246 or 01392 811816. www.englishfiddle.com.

Honiton

Coming later at Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.
8/12
Seth Lakeman; 2022: 11/3 Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman; 23/4 Noble Jacks

Wednesday 15 March 2023 7.30pm The Beehive Folk Café. Perform or listen in the Beehive bar. Free entry. The Beehive Honiton www.beehivehoniton.co.uk 01404 384050.

NEW Saturday 21 September 2024 8pm - The FOS Brothers - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Brought up in Belfast during the height of the troubles, Dave and Sam McCrory's sensibilities derive from hard schooling on the streets and strict Northern Irish parents. The line up is: Sam McCrory - Vocals, Guitar; Dave McCrory - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals; Rom Dobbs - Drums, percussion, samples and loops; Pete Bingham – Bass, Vocals. The band move seamlessly from tear jerking Irish ballads to full on Floydian space rock. The FOS Brothers treat their audience to a shared experience and are equally suited to pin drop silence Arts Centres or packed Festival Marquees.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Friday 5 July 2024 7.30pm - Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Through the Years continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved duo. Collectively known as Bookends, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards have been fronting Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years since its creation in 2011. Much like their idols, they became friends at school and could not resist singing together from a tender age.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 15 June 2024 7.30pm - The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
British comedy folk and parody band from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Formed in 2006, they claim to be the hardest working comedy band in the UK, having played over 1250 shows throughout the UK.
Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk. (plenty of tickets appear to be sold already)

NEW Saturday 8 June 2024 7.30pm - Jacob & Drinkwater - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
UK alt-folk duo. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Friday 12 April 2024 7.30pm - India Electric Co. - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Described as “A veritable musical magpie’s nest” by BBCRadio 3, India Electric Co. blend traditional melodies and subtle electronic influences. After live sessions with BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music and Glastonbury appearances they released The Gap in 2020 with FRUK calling them “one of the truly pioneering acts in folk music”.  By a strange quirk they are also Midge Ure's backing band - but not really like him when playing their own material! “Bursting with invention and full of surprises.” The Telegraph. Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm - Baskery - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock trio comprising sisters Greta (banjo, drums, vocals), Stella (double bass, vocals) and Sunniva (guitar, vocals) Bondesson. Spinning outlander folk and angrily countrified stateside traditions through an original emotion storm of turbulent energy and magnificent, Euro-refined artistry Baskery have been expanding minds around the globe with ear-splitting, explosive live performances. Details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

??? bi-monthly 'Beehive Folk Café

The Beehive Folk Café - Bi-monthly at Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Free, mostly acoustic session of folk, blues and roots hosted by folk singer Sue King. Everyone welcome to come along to perform or have a drink and listen to some very talented local musicians. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk. Tel: 01404 384050. Next date: Wednesday 15 March 2023 7.30pm .

NEW Saturday 31 August 2019 8pm - An Evening with Jim Causley - Doug's Shed, Splatthayes, Buckerell, nr Honiton EX14 3ER
Tickets £10 adv from David Wayne 01404 850637, david.wayne@care4free.net. BYO drinks and glasses.

NEW Friday 12 October 2018 7.30pm - Alaw - Sheldon Village Hall, Church Lane, Honiton EX14 4QU
Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, Alaw is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well-loved melody, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended. More details http://villagesinaction.co.uk/events/alaw.

Horrabridge

NEW Friday 15 July 2022 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St John The Baptist Church, Walkhampton Road, Horrabridge PL20 7RF
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. Nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Emerging Artist and most recently picking up Best Duo in the Folking.com awards 2019, their latest album, ‘A Pocket Full of Acorns’ (released in March 2021) was released to wide-spread critical acclaim including coverage on BBC1’s Countryfile and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’. Details www.ninebarrow.co.uk/horrabridge.

Ide

NEW Saturday 14 July 2023 6-11pm - Barn Dance with Red Shed - West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG
organicARTS Fundraiser. Join us for an evening full of food, drink, dance and music. All proceeds go towards our charitable projects, such as the running of community events, our community garden group project, and the upkeep of our site for all to enjoy. 6pm Barn and Bar open. Food served (veggy chili, included in price). Fireside stories and creativity in the Community Garden. 7.30pm dance starts. Book online here: https://fixr.co/event/organicarts-barn-dance-fundraiser-2023. Adult £15; child £5; U3 free. Email info@organicarts.org.uk if you have any questions or you can’t afford a full price ticket but would still like to come.

NEW Saturday 15 June 2019 8pm  -Edgelarks Album Launch Party! - West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG
Join Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin to launch their new album, Feather, with a party at beautiful West Town Farm. In April 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. Tired of the navel-gazing tendencies of sad song writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope. Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope. Details
www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/exeter/west-town-farm/edgelarks-album-launch-party.

Ipplepen

NEW/tbc Saturday 12 October 2024 8pm - While & Matthews - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
30th Anniversary Celebratory Tour www.whileandmatthews.com

NEW Sunday 26 May 2024 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
“Out of the woods” new album tour. www.wegottickets.com/event/608979.

NEW Sunday 17 September 2023 8pm - Daphne’s Flight - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Daphne’s Flight was created 25 years ago by five of the leading singer songwriters of their generation - Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson and Christine Collister. Described as one of the most exciting vocal groups to emerge on the acoustic music scene, their energy on stage is matched only by their collective talents, Daphne’s Flight are unrivalled and sit firmly in a class of their own as singers, musicians and writers. Miranda Sykes on vocals and double bass now replaces Christine Collister. www.daphnesflight.co.uk. For tickets (£21), please email Sarah Tobin on sarah.tobin@plymouth.ac.uk. Doors 7.30pm. Bar.

NEW Saturday 26 November 2022 8pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - Village Hall, Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Tickets £8 from trevorashford321@gmail.com or 07860 134154. All profits go to Ipplepen Scouts’ trip to South Korea. The girls will be providing the food on the evening. Bar, Raffle and Food are cash only.

NEW Saturday 20 November 2021 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
A concert fundraiser for Ipplepen Church. Let's hope the Lord does not take offence at our sometimes bawdy songs of the sea! Doors 7.15pm. For ticket information contact the local organiser: Licensed bar with very reasonably priced beer, cider and wine. Tickets £8 from trevorashford321@gmail.com.

NEW Sunday 19 September 2021 7.30pm - Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin - Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Debut Tour - A new collaboration from two of the UK's finest folk singers. Although both artists have worked for many years within the folk world, neither felt they had dedicated enough time to purely traditional material. Discovering a magical alchemy in singing together, the pair formed a duo and plan to tour for the first time in September 2021. For tickets (£15), please email Sarah Tobin on sarah.tobin@plymouth.ac.uk.

Ivybridge

NEW Thursday 12 December 2024 8pm - St Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Chris Leslie, Chris While, Julie Matthews) Affectionately known as 'The Aggies' and 'The Christmas Band'. The beloved 'St Agnes Fountain' have toured every December since 2001 bar one, and we all know which one that was! Now they are ready to tread the tinsel boards once more this December, bringing Christmas to the nation. Christmas, as they say, starts with St. Agnes Fountain. Presenting carols with a curve. Details
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

NEW Friday 15 December 2023 7.30pm - St Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Christmas, as they say, starts with St. Agnes Fountain: Chris While, Julie Matthews and Chris Leslie. Carols with a curve. ‘The Aggie’s’ latest album, Night Of A Million Stars was released in time for the December 2021 tour with 9 brand new songs from the band. Although the albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain and around the globe as their reputation reaches further afield, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience. Details
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk.

Kingsbridge

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7pm -  St. Patrick's Party - The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Our first St.Patrick's Party will be held on the eve of the famous Irish Saint's Day...to be sure! The evening will start from 7.00pm with a superb 3-course Irish-themed dinner, an Irish stout promotion and whiskey cocktails for the brave amongst you! This will followed by a rousing set of fiddle-driven ceilidhs and toe-tapping Irish tunes from festival-favourites "Banned From The Moor". £25. Details here.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 7.30pm - Silvington - West Alvington Village Hall, Townsend Rd, West Alvington, Kingsbridge TQ7 3PZ
£5 adv, £7 door. Book with John 07939 411985 or johnfconnor@aol.com.

NEW 30 March - 5 April 2024 - "All Folkin’ Week Beer & Music Festival" - The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
7 days of live music (plus great local beer, cider and mead!), including Rodney ‘One Man Two Guitars’ Branigan, Grumpy O Sheep, The Zaffiros and Winter Mountain. All shows free entry except Rodney Branigan (on Weds 3 April, £8.50). Further details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events.

NEW Tuesday 26 March 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Locals Night featuring Charlie Blackwood & others tbc, a great opportunity to see and support up-and-coming local artists. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

NEW Tuesday 19 March 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring With Nell & I, an all-original duo-set punctuated with acoustic grooves and head-turning harmonies. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

NEW Tuesday 5 March 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Amber Smith, an eclectic mix of material ranging from 80’s hits to popular modern-day tunes. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry.

NEW Tuesday 27 February 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring King Colobus - solo, a generous dose of carefully selected and re-invented covers, plus original material. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. "2-4-1" Burger Night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 13 February 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Leon Oxenham, melodic and catchy, yet very intimate and understated, with tasteful harmonies and hooks. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. "2-4-1" Burger Night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 30 January 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Russell Sinclair, Scottish born singer-songwriter who calls Devon "home". Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 23 January 2024 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Alex Hart, described by Mark Radcliffe as “the Stevie Nicks of Folk”. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Thursday 21 December 2023 9pm - Live music featuring The Penguins - The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events.

NEW Tuesday 28 November 2023 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Gavin Osborn, a brilliantly accomplished singer-songwriter with touchingly quirky lyrics, accompanied by John Hare. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 21 November 2023 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Eleanor Jacobs, a unique sound best described 'New English Country’. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 14 November 2023 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Open Mic Night featuring Ben Carr (all standards welcome). Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 7 November 2023 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Our Atlantic Roots, a fusing of poetic and beautifully authentic lyrics with incredibly tight harmonies. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Burger night: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Friday 3 November 2023 9pm - Live music featuring The Busketeers - The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
A unique sound blending genres from all over the musical spectrum. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Evening menu: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Tuesday 24 October 2023 8pm -  "Every Folkin’ Tuesday" at The Old Warehouse, Prince of Wales Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DY
Featuring Willow Hill, recently named as Rolling Stone’s “Band to Watch”; who have cemented themselves as one of Nashville’s most unique sensations. Details www.theoldwarehousekingsbridge.co.uk/theoldwarehouse-events. Free entry. Evening menu: 5-8.30pm.

NEW Friday 17 March 2023 7.30pm - Kingsbridge Live Music: Anthony John Clarke - Regal Club, Church Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1DD
Celebrate St Patrick's Night in the company of genial Irish singer-siongwriter Anthony John Clarke. In support - Silvington, with their new album "Shadows on the Sand". Tickets £10 adv, £12 door. Bookings: John 07939 411985.

Jim Causley

NEW Saturday 23 December 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Sally Sedgman - Endecott House, High Street, Chagford TQ13 8AY
Details www.jimcausley.co.uk/product/chagford-23-dec.

NEW Thursday 21 December 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Sally Sedgman - The Great Hall, Dartington Estate, Totnes TQ9 6EL (map)
Award-winning folk-singer and songwriter, Jim Causley and acclaimed after dinner speaker and entertainer, Sally Sedgman team up to present this festive Devonian double bill. Details www.dartington.org/event/jim-causley.

NEW Tuesday 19 December 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Sally Sedgman  - St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter EX4 3BL
Chaos at Christmas: Sally Sedgman will perform her ‘Chaos at Christmas’, or to give it its fuller title: “The Chaos Theory of Life after Christmas!” an hilarious guide to putting the festive season into perspective that everyone in the family will relate to! Join Jim Causley in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! Details https://nicholaspriory.com/events/causley_christmas_23.

NEW Sunday 29 October 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley’s Allhallowtide! - St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter EX4 3BL
Folk singer Jim Causley (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards) and folklorist Mark Norman (The Folklore Podcast) bring you a seasonal evening of spooky Devonshire folklore and song that will make you tingle with delight on this most memorable night! See
www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 22 December 2022 7.30pm - A Causley Christmas - Gidleigh Village Hall, Dartmoor TQ13 8HR
A concert of Devon songs with a Christmas twist with Jim Causley. Tickets £12 (incl. mulled wine and mince pies) on the door or from www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 21 December 2022 8.30pm - A Causley Christmas - St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter EX4 3BL
A concert of Devon songs with a Christmas twist with Jim Causley. Tickets £8 from: www.nicholaspriory.com..

NEW Friday 6 December 2019 - A Causley Christmas - The Heart of Devon, Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
Join Jim Causley in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known carols from the West Country and around the British Isles. Jim takes you for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! 'A natural gift for entertainment’ The Guardian. Tickets £10. Booking essential. available online www.wegottickets.com/event/485369 or call 01363 82379. www.theheartofdevon.co.uk

Kingsand / Torpoint

NEW Thursday 16 May 2024 - Gigspanner Trio - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
Gigsapanner: Peter Knight, Roger Flack, Sacha Trochet. “With the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” - Spiral Earth. “Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" The Wire. ticketing details tba

NEW Sunday 11 February 2024 4.30pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
“An extraordinary collaboration between two musicians at the absolute top of their game. This is an adventure that takes in musical detours you'd be mad to ignore” Tradfolk; “A beautiful snapshot of two musicians at the pinnacle of their craft. Listeners will find themselves lost in something magical; anyone will struggle to find something as masterful as this for a long, long time” Bright Young Folk. The exquisite explorations of the liminal space that exists between traditional and classical music is what makes the music of Peter Knight and John Spiers so compelling and beguiling, ultimately rendering genres irrelevant. As a duo, they have developed into the most thrilling exponents of traditional tunes and songs, repurposing the material as jumping-off points into the most enchanting exploration. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/598490.

NEW Sunday 27 November 2022 4pm - Gigspanner Trio - Maker with Rame Community Hall, Fore St., Kingsand, Cornwall PL10 1NS (map)
The 'Farewell For Now Tour'. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/555531.

NEW Sunday 20 March 2022 7.30pm - Peter Knight & John Spiers - St Mary's and St Julian's Church, Maker with Rame, nr Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1JB (map)
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage. These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time. www.peterknight.net/knight-and-spiers. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/530882.

Tickets will be available from Mac's Village Store, Kingsand and Millbrook News, Millbrook.

NEW Sunday 13 May 2018 8pm - Peter Knight's Gigspanner - Maker Church, nr Torpoint, Cornwall (map)
The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight, a violinist whom many consider to be in a league of his own. The late author Sir Terry Pratchett in praising Peter's great gift wrote with typical lyricism "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow". Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right. The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which engage and enthral audiences to the closing notes. Ticketing see www.gigspanner.com/live.html.

Kingston, Reading Room. Kingston, Kingsbridge

NEW Wednesday 16 December 2020 - Belshazzar's Feast - Reading Room, Kingston, Kingsbridge TQ7 4QE (map)
Their final Christmas tour, with seasonal material. £15 adv, £18 door. Support: Silvington. Call 01548 810806 for Details.

Littlehempston

NEW Saturday 8 February 2020 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Stargazey Pie - St John the Baptist Church, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LY
Caller: Hugh Edwards. £10 to include supper. Call 01803 866133 for details. Church car park above the church..

NEW Saturday 7 December 2019 7.45pm - Whinwhistle Hill: Midwinter Concert - St John the Baptist Church, Grattons Lane, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LY
Doors 7.30pm. A midwinter celebration of traditional music and song. Ancient melodies and uplifting lyrics to warm us through the long nights, performed in the atmospheric setting of Littlehempston's 15th Century village church. Festive treats, mulled apple juice, tea and coffee will be available during the break.
Combining strong vocals and resonant instrumentation the Whinwhistle Hill dynamic trio will take you on a winding journey across oceans, along rivers and over snowy peaks, including some wintery repertoire put together especially for this concert. Featuring: Louis Bingham (cittern, guitar & voice), Phil Hogg (piano & voice) and Griselda Sanderson (nyckelharpa, hardanger & fiddle). Adult £10+, U16 £5+, family 2+2 (U16) £25+, online: www.wegottickets.com/event/488218. Contact email: tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, phone 01803 864286. Parking outside church.

NEW Friday 29 March 2019 - Harbottle & Jonas - Tally Ho, Littlehemspton, Totnes
Their music is always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combined the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a mix of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements. www.harbottleandjonas.com. 01803 862316, www.tallyhoinn.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 30 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll: Concert / Workshop - Littlehempston Community Space, St John the Baptist Church, Grattons Lane, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LY
An acoustic concert with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door. Nick and Becki will also be running an instrumental music workshop at Littlehempston from 3-5pm. Learn a new tune created especially for the workshop. £5 adv, £6 door.  Advance tickets from www.wegottickets.com/englishfiddle.

Liskeard (incl Carnglaze; Piggery, both at St Neot)

NEW Friday 27 September 2024 8pm - Old Time Sailors - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
A musical show designed to take make the audience feel like they have been taken back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. Our crew is composed of 17 musicians playing fully unplugged to ensure the most authentic experience. The show will be 3 hours with plenty of time for replenishing your glass. Over 30 songs and tunes where the audience will sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, witnessing an astounding show unmatched in this music genre. Everything will take place within our magnificent stage set, designed to give the audience the sensation of being inside a 19th century vessel. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Friday 14 June 2024 8pm - Old Time Sailors - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
A musical show designed to take make the audience feel like they have been taken back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. Our crew is composed of 17 musicians playing fully unplugged to ensure the most authentic experience. The show will be 3 hours with plenty of time for replenishing your glass. Over 30 songs and tunes where the audience will sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, witnessing an astounding show unmatched in this music genre. Everything will take place within our magnificent stage set, designed to give the audience the sensation of being inside a 19th century vessel. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 8pm - Saltlines: Gigspanner Big Band & Raynor Winn - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Taking audiences by storm, Saltlines is a Prose and Music collaboration between bestselling author Raynor Winn and folk-roots supergroup The Gigspanner Big Band, which features some of the most celebrated names on the British folk scene. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path. The vibrant and thought-provoking compositions by Raynor have been especially written for Saltlines and artfully wrapped around songs and tunes that were originally gathered from the route of the South West Coast Path by the great song collectors Cecil Sharp and Sabine Baring-Gould. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Friday 17 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 May 2024 8pm - Lady Maisery - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Slowly, steadily, Lady Maisery have become giants of the modern folk world and are, very simply, jaw-droppingly magnificent. They are, undoubtedly, going to sound amazing in the caverns. The combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Rowan Rheingans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James make up the uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery. Details www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Friday 22 March 2024 7.30pm - Barrett’s Privateers - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Based on the Cornish side of the beautiful Tamar Valley, Barrett’s Privateers formed with the desire to maintain their tradition of singing in pubs, whilst creating more polished performances to bring their entertaining brand of acapella singing to brand new audiences. Since forming in 2019, the group have been honoured to perform at a range of events from the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, to singing under the Christmas garland at Cotehele, to the highly acclaimed Rock Oyster Festival. Details www.carnglaze.com.

Sold out Saturday 16 December 2023 - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Sunday 6 August 2023 3pm - Reg Meuross - The Piggery, Hole Farm, St. Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6PD
Reg's work can be described as folk music in the living tradition. He writes about real people and their lives, delivering his songs on stringed instruments – primarily a restored 1944 Martin 017 guitar – that are often played in a fingerpicking style. His subject matter is varied and his repertoire includes songs about historical characters and events, protest songs, political and social commentary, love songs, and flights of imagination inspired by personal experiences. Details www.regmeuross.com.

Coming up at...
The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
Unique venue in former underground slate workings. Details of events: www.carnglaze.com.

NEW Friday 19 May 2023 8pm - Skerryvore - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
“Skerryvore are a joy to watch and listen to, each band member a consummate musician and, together, they provide one of the best nights of live music you are likely to see”. With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Their 6 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana, with even some jazz in there! Details www.carnglaze.com.

Luppitt

NEW Saturday 15 October 2022 7.30pm - Barn Dance with Spinach for Norman - Village Hall, Luppitt, Honiton EX14 4RT
Food included; sweet shop. Adult £12; child £5. Contact Claire 07709 706112 Proceeds to Upottery Primary School & Pre-school. Details also here www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159271917474677&set=a.10158909581414677.

NEW Friday 13 October 2017 8pm - Churchfitters - Village Hall, Luppitt, Honiton EX14 4RT
Doors 7pm. £12 adv from Steve, 01404 891268 or 07796 021639, £15 door. Bar, with coffee, tea and snacks also available. www.churchfitters.com.
www.facebook.com/Luppitt-Events-1589492987990744/timeline

Saturday 12 December 2015 8pm - The Churchfitters Christmas Cracker - Luppitt Village Hall, nr Honiton
Info Robin 01404 892785 or Steve 01404 891268. www.facebook.com/Luppitt-Events-1589492987990744/timeline

Lustleigh

NEW Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - 'Behold, Ye Ramblers' - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
Townsend Theatre are bringing to Lustleigh a new play with music and songs, celebrating the famous Clarion Ramblers and their mission to escape their overcrowded homes and factories. These Edwardian pioneers campaigned for the Right to Roam on their surrounding moors, which brought conflict with the local landowners and gamekeepers, but huge benefits to ordinary working people. Using the songs of and words of the ramblers, cyclists and choirs that were inspired by the campaign, this will be a fascinating evening that entertains and informs and with a story relevant to our need to embrace the countryside as it is today. Presented by the The Lustleigh Entertainment and Arts Project (LEAP). Tickets £12 (U16 £6) from The Dairy or ticketsource. Licensed bar.

NEW Saturday 16 December 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
A hearty selection of Winter and seasonal songs of festivities, feasting and jollyment! Join us for a rousing celebration of the season with 40+ singers raring to sing! Presented by Lustleigh Entertainments and Arts Project. Ticketing details to follow: www.lustleighvillagehall.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 September 2023 7.30pm - Meridianum Ensemble - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
The Lustleigh Arts and Entertainments Project brings you a concert like no other, with a unique collaboration of players from Portugal, Morocco and the U.K., inspired by traditions from Iran, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to Scandinavia and beyond. Their instruments include the Persian santur, the nyckelharpa, oud, hurdy-gurdy, cittern and tambura. You are promised a cross-cultural feast of musical styles – not to be missed!
Tickets £10 from ticketsource. More info from Alexa 01647 277498.

NEW Saturday 22 July 2023 12-1 - Dartmoor Folk Duo Rob Murch & Carl Allerfeldt - St John's Church, Melrose Terrace, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 9TA
Rob Murch ‘the Titan of Twang’ is revered all over the UK folk scene for his mastery of the banjo. Rob's percussive finger-ballet on the fret-board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising. Forget end-of-the-pier strumming. This guy is a virtuoso! Carl Allerfeldt ‘a Local Legend’ according to singer Jim Causley, is a fiddler with a remarkable range, equally at home with irresistible toe-tapping jigs or haunting melodies. He communicates his sheer love of music with every note. Free entry but donations to the church fabric fund will be very welcome. Lunchtime refreshments are available from The Cleave Inn, Primrose Tearooms and Lustleigh Dairy, all close to the church. Further info from the Lustleigh Entertainments and Arts Project 01647 277498.

NEW Friday 7 July 2023 7.30pm - Barn Dance with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
Bookings etc. www.pta-events.co.uk/lustleighorchardpreschool.

NEW Saturday 26 August 2023 12-1 - Rosa Rebecka, ‘Alt-Folk, with a Scandi Twist!’ - St John's Church, Melrose Terrace, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 9TA
Rosa is a Swedish-American singer-songwriter with influences as disparate as Joni Mitchell, Medieval Troubadours and Jewish Sacred Music, weaving a very special tapestry of music and song. Her enchanting voice is self-accompanied by guitar and singing-bowl, to tell tales of love, loss, healing and hope. ‘A lyrical, sun-dappled, golden voice, tinged with a hint of steely moonlight.’ (BBC Music). Free entry but donations to the church fabric fund will be very welcome. Lunchtime refreshments are available from The Cleave Inn, Primrose Tearooms and Lustleigh Dairy, all close to the church. Further info from the Lustleigh Entertainments and Arts Project 01647 277498.

NEW Saturday 22 October 2022 7.30pm - The Dartmoor Concert - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
Jim Causley, award winning songwriter, musician and proud Devonian, needs no introduction to Dartmoor audiences. At this concert, celebrating the best of Dartmoor music and musicians, he’ll be joined by the all-round entertainer, Bill Murray, Geoff Lakeman, the ‘Concertina Crooner’, and Rob Murch, the celebrated banjo player. Bar, supported by the Dartmoor Brewery. Tickets £12 available from Lustleigh Dairy and www.ticketsource.co.uk (search 'Dartmoor'). Further information from leap.lustleigh@gmail.com. Presented by the Lustleigh Entertainment and Arts Project (LEAP).

NEW Friday 15 October 2021 7.30pm - Narthen - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
Tickets £12 available from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/lustleigh-entertainment-and-arts-project/t-qdmqxj, Lustleigh Dairy or 01647 277498. Further info from: leap.lustleigh@gmail.com.

NEW Saturday 25 April 2020 7.30pm - Greg Harper - Lustleigh Village Hall, TQ13 9TA
Performing original songs, accompanied by Nigel Ratcliffe (keyboard) & Chris Denman (bass). "Penetratingly powerful songs, with lyrics that cut hard, wide and deep" FolkWords, "Great songs" Steve Knightley. www.gregharpermusic.com. Warm welcome, candlelit tables, tea & homemade cakes, or BYO. Tickets £10 available from 01363 772769, or in person from Lustleigh Dairy & Post Office. Fundraiser in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Lydford

NEW Thursday 15 November 2018 7pm - The Churchfitters ~ Folk Unlimited - Nicholls Hall, Lydford, Okehampton EX20 4BH
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a motor bike petrol tank. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax! Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’. Details, bookings etc. www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Lyme Regis

NEW 25-27 August 2023 8pm - Lyme Folk Weekend concerts - Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Friday 25th: Mad Dog Mcrea; Saturday 26th: Billy Bragg; Sunday 27th: Ninebarrow & Friends. Details
www.marinetheatre.com/category/music.

NEW Friday 28 April 2023 8pm - Cara Dillon - Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice". Details
www.marinetheatre.com/category/music.

NEW Thursday 27 April 2023 8pm - Knight and Spiers - Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Peter Knight, as part of Steeleye Span’s classic 1970s line-up, helped invent a brand of folk rock that is still influential today, John Spiers as co-founder of the almighty Bellowhead has had an equally profound impact on the landscape of traditional music over the last two decades. Details www.marinetheatre.com/category/music.

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
I've always thought of Lyme Regis being well outside my normal coverage (loosely defined as "within a 30-mile radius of Totnes as the crow flies" or "the southern half of Devon), but Google Earth tells me that the town is only about 39 miles in the former category - and the Marine Theatre is putting on a great programme of major folk concerts these days, with some of the acts probably not coming any further west on their tours, so I will give the venue a listing from time to time. The main one below caught my eye in Steve Cunio's 'Sadfolk' (www.sadfolk.co.uk) latest Somerset & Dorset email circular listings as Harberton Folk put on Blazin' Fiddles at the Ariel Centre in Totnes way back in 2003 and 2005:

One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles, formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 are still raising roofs far and wide well over two decades later. www.marinetheatre.com/blazin-fiddles
A quick scan of www.marinetheatre.com/category/music reveals all these goodies too:
Saturday 23 October 2021 - Martin & Eliza Carthy
Saturday 27 November 2021 - The Strawbs
Sunday 19 December 2021 - The Young’uns
Friday 18 February 2022 - Lau
Thursday 10 March 2022 - Chris Wood
Friday 8 April 2022 - Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings
Thursday 19 May 2022 - Martin Simpson & Andy Cutting

Lympstone

Session news
Wednesday 25 October 2023 8pm - Lympstone Folk - Change of venue
We're still meeting on the fourth Wednesday at 8, but the Redwing pub in Lympstone is now closed and awaiting new owners. We are therefore currently meeting at the Swan, next to the railway station, until further notice.

NEW Saturday 15 April 2023 7.30pm - The Exmouth Shanty Men - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY (map)
Another outing for our "Tall Ships and Tavern Tales" concert (but remember no two concerts have the same songs!), this time in Lympstone (or North Exmouth as we Exmothians like to call it....). Details www.lympstone-entertainments.net.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Fake Thackray + Paul Downes - Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY
Tickets £12.50 from Demelza on 01395 272243 or at boxoffice@lympstone-entertainments.net.

NEW Saturday 25 March 2017 8pm - Steve Knightley - Parish Church, Church Road, Lympstone EX8 5JU
As the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, Steve needs little introduction. He has previously won the Best Original Song category in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and, as part of Show of Hands, the categories of Best Live Act and Best Duo. Support: popular local group The Exmouth Shanty Men. Tickets £18, £10 U16, from Lympstone Entertainments Box Office on 01395 272243 (answerphone) or email at lympentsboxoffice@gmail.com. www.lympstoneentertainments.co.uk. Car parking in the village car park, and it is hoped also the nursery opposite the church. Venue is 10 minutes' walk from both Lympstone Village Station (Exeter to Exmouth line) and the number 57 bus stop (service runs between Exeter and Exmouth).

Maggie Duffy (Churston, Galmpton)

NEW Sunday 4 June 2023 - Phil Beer - Galmpton Village Institute Hall, Greenway Road, Brixham TQ5 0LT (map)
'More Beer in the Afternoon'. Support: Maggie Duffy & Bob Thomson. Doors 2.30pm. Tickets £14. Bookings contact Maggie on 01803 855961, email scotcraft@msn.com.

Postponed due to unforeseen circumstances
Sunday 24 February 2019 7.30pm - Fake Thackray - Caroline's Kitchen, Churston Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL
(map)
John Watterson returns to us with songs and stories from the late, and much missed, Jake Thackray. Fear not however, as Jake truly lives on in John as he lovingly retells the stories and sings the songs. www.fakethackray.com. Tickets £10. Lots of free parking. Selection of beverages and snacks available. Maggie and Bob will be doing a half hour set prior to John taking to the stage. Contact Maggie Duffy on 01803 855961 / 07770 806083 or email scotcraft@msn.com.

Manaton

NEW 27-29 May 2022 - Trad at The Tor: Arranging Traditional Music Course - Leighon House, Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9UP
Weekend residential course with tutors Louis Bingham, Tom Oakes and Griselda Sanderson for intermediate to advanced instrumental musicians who would like to develop the tools for arranging traditional music for ensemble. Each of the three tutors will explore different techniques, rotating groups of players to produce dynamic arrangements of traditional music from Scandinavia, Brittany, Ireland and beyond. Set in a beautiful location a stone's throw from Hound Tor, this is a weekend of oral learning. Participants will be expected to learn quickly by ear and memorise with the aid of a recording device. Camping is free, and chef-prepared meals are included in the price. For more information email gris_sanderson@hotmail.com; More details: www.wegottickets.com/event/542951.

NEW Thursday 5 July 2018 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Parish Hall, The Green, Manaton, nr Bovey Tracey TQ13 9UJ
Sarah's second visit to Manaton. 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: “One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post. Music etc. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Tickets £8. Call to reserve: Jenny 01647 221600 or Rie 01647 221671.

Marldon

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Dawntreader Ceilidh Band - Vilage Hall, Village Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1SJ
A New Marldon WI event. Details www.devonfolk.org/events-diary.

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm - Barron Brady - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1RR
Nationally acclaimed and locally revered dynamic folk duo comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron who blend traditional English folk songs with their own poignant compositions. Their acoustic style is a testament to a decade of nationwide touring, showcasing a synergy of Si's renowned finger-style guitar work and Ros' emotive vocals, accompanied by the Appalachian dulcimer, harmonium, and whistles. Support: Time & Tide. Tickets £12 adv from Paul on 07894 961010; £14 door. Cafe/bar. Ample free parking. A Folk Plus Promotions (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063679143279) presentation.

NEW Saturday 16 December 2023 7.30pm - The ContraBand - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1RR
details tba Support: tba / One Accord. Free parking. A Folk Plus Promotions (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063679143279) presentation.

UPDATED Saturday 30 September 2023 7.30pm - Jackie Oates Trio - Marldon Christmas Tree Farm, Totnes Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1RR
Line up: Jackie Oates (voice, fiddle), Mike Cosgrave (guitar, piano accordion), John Parker (double bass). Jackie is an outstanding English folk musician and song-writer. Winner of two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. ‘One of folk’s brightest talents. Oates’s vocals are light but mellifluous’ The Guardian. ‘Always enchanting, captivating and spiced with surprises.’ Folking.com. ‘Assured and enthralling’ Folk Radio UK. Free parking. Cafe/bar open. Tickets and further information from Paul Woodhouse on 07894 961010 or email p.woodhouse47@sky.com. www.facebook.com/folkplus2.  A Folk Plus Promotions (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063679143279) presentation.

Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1NN (map)
Our extremely popular Folk Plus Acoustic Music club meets at 7pm on the 3rd Friday of the month, the next 2 sessions being:
Fridays 18 February and 18 March.
We operate a book in advance system, with the number of players and audience limited, to help make planning the evenings easier and safer. We are taking bookings for February and March - by email, Facebook Messenger or phone to 07894 961010. The bar in our room is open for our private use and we follow the pub's Covid safety rules strictly, which means masks must be worn on arrival and when moving through the building.
Paul & Chris Woodhouse

NEW Friday 18 February 2022 7.30pm - Folk Plus Acoustic Music Club - Ye Olde Smokey House, Vicarage Rd, Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1NN (map)
Regular 3rd Friday meetings. We operate a book in advance system, with the number of players and audience limited, to help make planning the evenings easier and safer. We are taking bookings by email p.woodhouse47@sky.com, Facebook Messenger or phone to 07894 961010. The bar in our room is open for our private use and we follow the pub's Covid safety rules strictly, which means masks must be worn on arrival and when moving through the building. See www.facebook.com/folkplus2 for all 2022 dates.

Meavy

NEW Saturday 18 September 2021 7pm - The Country Diary in Song with Broomdasher - St Peter’s Church, Meavy
A musical celebration of Edith Holden’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady with traditional folk songs of the day. The Diary was a worldwide phenomenon when published in 1977, with Edith’s beautiful paintings and words creating an exhilarating journey through the seasons. Details etc. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm.

NEW Friday 20 September 2019 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
The “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff has a rich, melodic voice and teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his rare vintage Crane duet concertina. Rob brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique, punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising. He’s revered throughout the UK for his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio. The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor. £10. Licensed bar. Details etc. www.meavy.org.uk/events.htm.

NEW 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.

Membury

NEW Saturday 11 December 2021 7.30pm - Flats and Sharps - Membury Village Hall, nr Axminster EX13 7AF
Four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited music to audiences all around the world. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solo, and their incredible stage presence will have you dancing, laughing and singing all evening. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk/event-listings.

Milton Abbot

NEW Friday 17 March 2017 8pm - Jon Heslop - Milton Abbot Folk Club, Milton Abbot Village Hall PL19 0PA (map)
£5 entry. MA's Folk Club, midway between Launceston and Tavistock (01822 870247). Club meets every 3rd Friday.

Millbrook

NEW Saturday 27 April 2024 - Millbrook Folk Club: Wildwood Jack - Village Hall, The Parade, Millbrook PL10 1AX
Husband and wife Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman, brought together by a love of music in 1991. With their genuinely expert blend of Americana, bluegrass and world music, they've been travelling the world since selling their home in 2013 to live the life as troubadours bringing an intimate, heartwarming and adventurous spirit to their music and to audiences wherever they play. Unreserved seating. Inexpensive bottle bar. Tickets £12 from Millbrook News, at Millbrook Folk Club on 19 April, or on door (subject to availability). Online tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/millbrook-folk-club. Doors/bar 7.30pm.

NEW Saturday 29 April 2023 - Millbrook Folk Club: Harbottle & Jonas  - Village Hall, The Parade, Millbrook PL10 1AX
See www.facebook.com/MillbrookFolkClub.

NEW Saturday 3 November 2018 - Lucy Farrell - Village Hall, The Parade, Millbrook, Cornwall PL10 1AX
A Millbrook Folk Club Event - all welcome. Doors 7.30pm. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Lucy is a 2017 BBC R2 folk award winner, a member of the highly acclaimed Furrow Collective, a member of Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band and Her early work collaborating with Jonny Kierney brought her to immediate public attention when they were invited to be the regular opening act for the Unthanks. Lucy is now embarking on a solo career alongside her highly critically acclaimed collaborations offering audiences her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. Tickets £8 online: www.facebook.com/events/293643941237896/?ti=ia or email millbrookfolk@gmail.com.

Milverton (Music Club)

NEW Friday 1 December 2023 - Johnny Coppin - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
25th anniversary tour of All On A Winter's Night. Johnny is joined by Dik Cadbury (ex Decameron) and Paul Burgess (ex John Kirkpatrick band) in a feast of traditional carols and new songs, together with stories and folklore. Prize quiz and a superb buffet. What a great way to start the Christmas season. Details www.milvertonmusic.co.uk/page11.html.

NEW Friday 20 October 2023 - Clive Carroll - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
With special guest Dariush Kanani. Clive last played here in 2016. This time he plays the music of John Renbourn. It promises to be a very special concert. Clive is regarded as the most accomplished finger stylist in the world today. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 16 June 2023 - Brooks Williams with Aaron Catlow - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
We welcome back Brooks Williams to Milverton, this time with Aaron Catlow They bring soaring Trans-Atlantic melodies & bluesy-folk brilliance to the time-honoured guitar and fiddle tradition. These two are masters of their respective instruments. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 April 2023 - Phil Beer - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Alongside some Show of Hands classics, Phil will deliver his signature interpretation of much-loved folk and rock songs alongside a wealth of brand-new material and the odd laugh thrown in for good measure. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Milverton Music Club - Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Outside our normal coverage area really, but anyway...
Monthly open mic sessions on the First Friday - seats must currently be booked in advance: email milvertonmusicclub@gmail.com.
See www.milvertonmusic.co.uk for details of these future guest nights

NEW Friday 17 February 2023 - The Stonegallows - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
A final World tour for this Wiltshire super group. Over the years they have played at major Folk Festivals, clubs and concerts and supported bands including: - The Strawbs, Steeleye Span, Gallagher & Lyle etc. This promises to be a memorable evening of good old folk entertainment. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 22 October 2022 - Daoiri Farrell - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
A first time at the club for this outstanding musician and singer from Ireland. We booked him on the spot when we saw him in 2018 and we're still really looking forward to seeing him again four years later! www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 17 June 2022 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
We welcome back this very popular, multi award-winning husband and wife duo who exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary music. They last played for us back in 2017 and we are really looking forward to hearing them again. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

NEW Friday 3 June 2022 - Special Jubilee Concert - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
The Silver Street Band guest singers & musicians play a Jubilee concert. All ticket money at £5 to the Ukraine appeal. Doors 7.30pm. BYO drinks and food. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

Modbury

NEW Saturday 2 December 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Memorial Hall, Back Street, Modbury PL21 0RF
A hearty selection of Winter and seasonal songs of festivities, feasting and jollyment! Join us for a rousing celebration of the season with 40+ singers raring to sing!
Tickets from ticketsoource.

NEW Sunday 8 September 2019 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Memorial Hall, Back Street, Modbury PL21 0RF
Phil Beer hardly needs any introduction, suffice to say it will be a great evening's entertainment and you'll be supporting a very worthwhile cause: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People www.hearingdogs.org.uk. Information and tickets £15 are available from John Bower, johnbower@btinternet.com, 07711 814718, or by collection from Pickles Hardware Store, Modbury, or send a cheque and sae to John Bower, Low Mead, Traine Paddock, Modbury PL21 0RH.

Morchard Bishop

NEW Saturday 23 March 2024 - Devon Folk Day - Morchard Bishop
Devon Folk invite you to a full day of mostly participatory workshops to choose from: Dartmoor Step Dancing; The Baring-Gould Collection; The Spoken Word; A Taste of Morris; Devon Songs; Devon Folklore; Mumming in Devon; Devon Tunes; Songwriter’s Circle. ~ Devon Folk AGM open to all. ~ Evening: Concert with Gadarene, or Ceilidh with The Mooncoin Ceilidh Band. Click here for full details and Booking Form (PDF). www.devonfolk.org.

NEW Saturday 10 June 2017 7.30pm - The Travelling Talesman - London Inn, Morchard Bishop, Crediton EX17 6NW
Performance storyteller presents 'Oi Sunshine!': Details www.thetravellingtalesman.co.uk. £6.50 adv, £20 table of four. 16 plus. Speak to Jo or Cliff, call 07766 342147, email talesman@thecatspaw.co.uk.

Moretonhampstead

NEW Saturday 8 October 2022 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - St Andrew’s Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN
The line up - Reg Meuross (guitar, vocals, banjo); Jali Fily Cissokho (kora); Jaz Gayle (vocals); Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (concertina, vocals). The show - is a narrated song cycle - written by Reg, and arranged collaboratively - unfolding the history of England (in particular the SW)’s involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade. With extensive evidence of the slave trade across the South-West of England, and a real need for the stories to be uncovered, Reg Meuross has written a powerful set of songs ‘Stolen From God’, with narration to tell the challenging and often harrowing tales of England's past. Details www.regmeuross.com/event/stolen-from-god-moretonhampstead-church.

NEW Friday 6 May 2022 7pm - Jim Causley with Bill Murray - St Andrew’s Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN
Songs of Dartmoor. A fund-raising event for Moreton Archives. See www.moretonhampstead.org.uk.

NEW Sunday 23 June 2019 - Moreton Music Day - Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor (various venues)
details tba Annual multi-genre free music event of over 20 years standing... www.facebook.com/MoretonMusicDay.
12.30pm: Short set from Dartmoor Folk Choir Lost Sound Chorus

NEW Thursday 9 May 2019 7.30pm - John Doyle - St Andrew’s Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN
‘One of the World’s best acoustic guitarists’ (Wall Street Journal). John Doyle is one of the biggest names in Irish music - a position confirmed when he was asked to perform for President Obama on St Patrick’s Day 2009. A founding member of the highly acclaimed super group Solas, he has subsequently played with dozens of greats including Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Linda Thompson and Kate Rusby. Since 2001 he has released three solo albums and has appeared on albums by the Transatlantic Sessions artists among others. Entrance £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Available from www.eventbrite.co.uk and Moretonhampstead Information Centre. www.johndoylemusic.com.

NEW Monday 10 September 2018 - Kevin Burke - The Horse, 7 George St, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8PG
Kevin Burke is an Irish master fiddler considered one of the finest living Irish fiddlers. For nearly four decades he has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music and Celtic music, performing and recording with the seminal groups The Bothy Band, Patrick Street, and the Celtic Fiddle Festival.
Sunday 9 September 4.00-6.30pm - Workshop with Kevin Burke. Limited places. Cost £45. Further information from marikatylerclark@gmail.com. Venue: Moretonhampstead Parish Hall, Fore Street TQ13 8LL.

NEW Saturday 14 July 2018 7.30pm - Dartmoor folk choir - The Lost Sound, Parish Hall, 12 Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, Devon TQ13 8LL (map)
The a cappela choir's summer season continues. 'In this heart' is a beautiful collection of songs of love, joy and bravery from England, Appalachia, Haiti and more. TLS will be ending their tour at Sidmouth Folk week on Sunday Aug 5th in the Manor Garden pavilion theatre. With a newly expanded choir, a strong, natural and powerful sound, they are earning a well deserved reputation for exciting singing. " Best choir in the region" Phil Beer. Tickets £8.50 via www.thelostsound.co.uk, email info@thelostsound.co.uk or at the Newsagents Moretonhampstead - A Moreton Music Day fundraiser.

NEW Wednesday 6 June 2018 7.30pm - Nancy Kerr - St Andrew's Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN
Music in Moretonhampstead
www.musicinmoretonhampstead.com are delighted that Nancy will be performing for us in the medieval St Andrew’s Church with its amazing acoustics. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation and BBC's Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015. Tickets £13.50 www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nancy-kerr-tickets-44792705187?aff=es2, Moretonhampstead Information Centre, or on the door if any remaining.

NEW Sunday 19 June 2016 Noon-midnight - Moreton Music Day - Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor (various venues)
Annual multi-genre free music event of over 20 years standing featuring nearly 50 bands/choirs/performers over 12 hours in the Horse (2 stages), Parish Church and Central Cafe. Folk performers include Jacob Riddall (BBC2 young folk musician award finalist), Demalebysse and Daisyhouse (Transatlantic collaboration), Greg Hancock, Mudskippers, Alex Kumar, Tony Bayliss (of Jiggery Pipery), Phoenix Ceilidh Band. Around these are some truly outstanding young performers, choirs, including the 80 strong Big Noise Chorus, and some of Devon’s hardest working bands of all genres. A fabulous day of music and a veritable ‘musos’ get together! All ages welcome including the very young. Free entry - fundraising on behalf of MS society. Full programme etc. www.facebook.com/MoretonMusicDay.

Newton Abbot

NEW Saturday 2 March 2024 7.30pm - Barn Dance with Banned from the Moor - St Mary the Virgin Church, Waverley Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2ND
Details here.

NEW Sunday 16 July 2023 3pm - Mother's Ruin - Ye Olde Cider Bar, 99 East Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2LD
Upbeat traditional and modern folk rock.

NEW Friday 29 March 2019 - Charity Barn Dance - Buckland Athletic Football Club, Kingskerswell Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 5JU
Donations to Mind. Open to all, children welcome. Tickets £10 (to include ploughmans + pudding) available from Becky 07809 260544 or Liam 07597 365991. Cash bar. Doors 7pm.

NEW Friday 17 November 2017 7.30pm - Joglaresa - The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA
5 vocalists with medieval folk instruments. Details www.nadsa.co.uk/joglaresa-137-p.asp.

Newton St Cyres

NEW Saturday 11 May 2024 7.30pm - Ghosts, Werewolves and Countryfolk - Church of St Cyr and St Julitta, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BN
A major concert tour, featuring Devon folk stars Miranda Sykes and Jim Causley, will be launched with this special performance. Miranda and Jim are joined by narrator John Palmer, producer of Country Diary in Song and Pub to Pulpit, to celebrate the centenary of famous Devonian, Rev Sabine Baring-Gould. In the show, folk songs he collected are interwoven with extracts from his books and anecdotes from his life. Tickets £17 available from the Netherexe Parishes Office administration@netherexe.org.

NEW Sunday 10 March 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Parish Hall, West Town Road, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BW
After 30 years of non-stop touring, fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer return to where it all began, in village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues. This gig promises to be a true celebration of their dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them. Steve and Phil will then be taking a well-deserved break. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians, Show of Hands. Tickets £28 (no concs) from Nicola 01392 851985 or Pete exeterfolkclub@outlook.com and 01392 210983. Unreserved seating. Cash bar & raffle. www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 14 October 2023 7.30pm - Crockern – Parish Hall, West Town Road, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BW
Folk Music of Dartmoor. A reimagining of the old, the weird and the nearly forgotten songs and tunes from around the Moor. Performed by ‘Crockern’ and featuring Tim Jones (fROOTS Editors Choice album of the year 2016) on voice, guitar and synth, Jayne Boswell (Banned from the Moor, Beltane Border Morris) on fiddle, Fin Twomey (Banned from the Moor) on keys and cello and Em Marshall (shortlisted FATEA best debut album 2017) on voice and assorted other instruments. This is a joint event with Villages in Action, as part of ‘From Devon with Love’. Tickets £10, from www.villagesinaction.co.uk/performances or from Nicola 01392 851985. Cash bar & raffle.

Okehampton

NEW Saturday 27 April 2024 7.30pm - Peggy Seeger in Conversation - Church Hall, 4 Market Street, Okehampton EX20 1HN
An intimate conversation with a unique artist who has carved a special place in the folk music of both the UK and the USA. Come to hear Peggy talk about her formative years, her experiences in a musically rich family, and her collaborations with major figures in the folk scene. Now in her late 80s, Peggy’s light burns as brightly as ever. This is an unmissable event for fans of folk music, and anyone inspired by the power of art to drive social change. Admission £12 (£9 concessions). Contact Wren Music on 01837 53754; info@wrenmusic.co.uk; www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 16 July 2023 - Okey Music Day - various venues, Okehampton
Multi-genre day of music at multiple venues. See www.okeymusicday.co.uk and www.facebook.com/okeymusicday for full details.

NEW Thursday 2 February 2023 7pm - Flute Cake - Charter Hall, Market St, Okehampton EX20 1AA
Experience the unique sound of the flute with Flute Cake. This trio of professional flautists will take you on a musical journey, performing their own arrangements of well-known tunes - from musical medleys to Mozart overtures and traditional folk to contemporary mommissions. Hear the stunning beauty of the string quartet with the novelty of the flute, brought to life with the dulcet tones of the bass flute and the playful whistle of the piccolo. No matter what your taste in music, Flute Cake have something for everyone. Details
www.villagesinaction.co.uk/events/flute-cake.

NEW 21-25 October 2019 - Baring-Gould Song School - Okehampton
Dedicated to local folk song collector Revd Sabine Baring-Gould the annual Folk Song School gives you time out to concentrate on your own singing: your voice, your performance, your repertoire. The regular tutors from the Wren team are Sarah Owen, Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson and they will be joined by Tim van Eyken (photo inset). Tim is folk singer/actor (War Horse) and he is an advocate for the Linklater Voice technique, an actor’s approach to the natural voice, which Tim applies to singing. www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019.

NEW 25-27 October 2019 - Baring-Gould Folk Weekend - Okehampton
We have an international line-up that includes the singers from Sardinia Sos Cantores (whose leader Angel Pisanu made a surprise visit this year), Dandari from Latvia and our friends from Iceland Chris Foster and Bara Grimsdottir. Full line-up tba. www.wrenmusic.co.uk/Events-2019

NEW Saturday 15 December 2018 7.30pm - Christmas Concert - Charter Hall, Market St, Okehampton EX20 1AA
Wren Music presents: seasonal music and songs, with West Devon Folk Choir, MenSing and Fiddle Orchestra of Devon in concert. Collection.
www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

Otterton Mill

Coming up at Otterton Mill in 2024, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The live music events at Otterton Mill are held outside under the stars in the courtyard during the summer. Ticket price covers music only; pre-booking required. Doors 6pm. Food (pre-booking not required) served 6pm to 7.30pm. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.
Thursdays at 8pm
6 June - Guy Tortora. Distinctive songwriter / guitarist
20 June -
The Rigmarollers. Original & classic: Ragtime, blues, jazz and jug band music
11 July - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Modern British folk
25 July - Martin Harley Trio. Roots / Blues / Slide guitar
15 August - Mark Harrison. Singer-songwriter / Acoustic blues with folk influences
29 August - Edwina Hayes. Singer-songwriter | English Folk and Americana
5 September -
Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernhardi. Americana, ragtime, blues and country

NEW Thursday 5 September 2024 8pm - Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernhardi - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
"When it comes to knowing about Americana these two are right up there! Country blues, ragtime, vaudeville and even a little old time C&W. Max is a very accomplished guitarist and a strong vocalist, whilst Veronica plays a mean washboard, ukulele and possesses a strong vocal styling. Very uplifting music! So if you get the chance to see this duo in concert, take it!” Mike Vernon. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 29 August 2024 8pm - Edwina Hayes - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
One of the finest female singer/songwriters this country has produced in years. Edwina brings together English folk, Americana and the rich Northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 15 August 2024 8pm - Mark Harrison Band - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Singer-songwriter Mark Harrison combines with Charles Benfield on double bass and percussionist Ben Welburn to create wonderful early acoustic blues with folk influences. Modern lyrics, contagious energy and good humour provide a unique and highly enjoyable experience. Mark is an excellent and expressive vocalist and a tremendous resonator guitar player as well as being a terrific songwriter and entertainer. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 25 July 2024 8pm - Martin Harley Trio - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. His sound has never been more down to earth. Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’, Harley has released nine albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 11 July 2024 8pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as songwriters par excellence (Froots) whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, the Levellers, Fotheringay, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 20 June 2024 8pm - The Rigmarollers - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
The Rigmarollers are filling bars, halls and dance floors with their joyous, original and vintage music. They jump effortlessly from barrelhouse blues, to ragtime, jazz, swing, gospel and infectious zydeco grooves. Hitch a ride with them through uplifting roots music, all driven along by syncopated sousaphone, blistering blues harp, sizzling string picking, and whiplash washboard rhythms. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

NEW Thursday 6 June 2024 8pm - Guy Tortora - Otterton Mill, nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
A guitar player of some accomplishment and a distinctive songwriter. On both acoustic and electric guitars, he plays finger style and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. His playing is not the flashy guitar-slinger beloved of bluesrockers everywhere but understated and leaves room for the songs to make or impact, whether his own or the ‘covers’ he performs that include many old standards and traditional tunes as well as songs by more recent American writers such as Eric Bibb or Kreig Viesselman. Details www.ottertonmill.com/live-music.html.

Paignton

NEW Sunday 21 May 2024 7.30pm - The Irish House Party - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
The original show was set up in Dublin by a group of musicians who wanted visitors to the city to experience what a real Irish house party is like. It’s all presented in a fun and humorous way resulting in a fabulous theatre going experience. Incredibly talented musicians and dancers who simply want to bring you the sound and fun of Ireland in an intimate and homely setting. The live music, Irish dancing and banter is infectious and enters the psyche in seconds. The show itself features All Ireland champion musicians and dancers who combine a unique blend of light hearted audience interaction with fascinating stories about the music and the instruments themselves. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Monday 13 May 2024 7.30pm - Steeleye Span - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
The 55th Anniversary Tour 2024 - Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever by taking it into the world of gold discs and international tours. New album the Green Man Collection brings together tracks from their recent releases with new versions of three classics (including a reworking of ‘Hard Times’ featuring Status Quo’s Francis Rossi), a cover of Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’ and the title track, a previously lost Bob Johnson song from the 1980s. The band will be joined by new violinist Athena Octavia. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 3 February 2024 7.30pm - Moscow Drug Club - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. www.moscowdrugclub.com. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 30 March 2023 7-9pm - Spring Ceilidh - Palace Avenue Methodist Hall, 27 Palace Ave, Paignton, TQ3 3EQ
Free event - book here: www.wrenmusic.co.uk/event/spring-ceilidh. Dance away the dark nights and welcome the Spring Music from Folk Orchestra of Torbay. With performance from Torbay Folk Choir. The Wren Music team look forward to welcoming you to an informal Spring Ceilidh to celebrate the changing season. The Folk Orchestra of Torbay will form the dance band, with complete instruction provided for dancers. The Torbay Folk Choir will give a short performance during a break in the dancing. Hot drinks will be available. Donations will be requested in support of Wren Music's youth group.

NEW Friday 24 March 2023 7.30pm - Christian Garrick & The Budapest Café Orchestra - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
This refreshingly unconventional boutique orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats. The Budapest Café Orchestra, established by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances. Details www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/shows.

Peter Tavy

NEW Friday 6 April 2018 - Special Square Dance - Peter Tavy Village Hall, nr Tavistock PL19 9NS
With American caller Tony Mates. Live music from some of England’s finest old time musicians. Tickets £7 adult, £5 OAP/U16. Refreshments available by donation. Call 01822 810868 or 01822 810243 for more information.

Plymouth B-Bar

Coming up at the B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
xxx www.facebook.com/TheBBar/events
Entry £2 or free with a B-Card. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Saturday 27 April 2024 9pm - Lost Revellers - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Four piece original folk band from East Sussex. Their music draws on 30s jazz, tango, celtic and Eastern-European folk, and mixes traditional instruments with polyphonic electric string and synth sounds. Jazz and blues infused violin solos intertwine with soaring accordion melodies, infectious bass riffs and fiery percussion to make a unique fusion. £5. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 26 April 2024 9pm - Wildwood Jack - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Expect contemporary folk played with outstanding acoustic guitar and ukulele that will be sure to inspire and uplift you. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 26 April 2024 8pm - The Dunwells - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Successful Leeds based Indie-folk / Americana band with strong vocals, powerful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. £18.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Alex Hart + band - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Described by BBC Radio 2 presenter Mark Radcliffe as “the Stevie Nicks of Folk”. Following the success of Alex’s debut album, her voice and musicianship caught the eye of legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, who asked Alex to be a part of his band as a musician and vocalist for their European and international tour dates. Alex also collaborates and performs alongside Seth Lakeman, Alex’s voice as well her multi-instrumental playing features heavily on his brand-new album. £13.50. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 19 April 2024 8pm - Black Friday - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
All aboard the good ship Black Friday – join her crew and captain Tom for another stormy crossing of the Celtic sea of folk-punk. Their music is influenced by their Irish and Cornish roots and their folk heroes. Catchy original songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 18 April 2024 8pm - Alex Taylor - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Alex Taylor is one of the shining lights of the acoustic scene and a troubadour of world-class standing. Splicing elements of soul, nu-folk and electronica, with original and dynamic use of guitar, loop pedal and effects. “Sublime… Buckley-esque singer songwriter” – Time Out; “Echoes of Bill Withers’ jazzy folky soul” – Q Magazine. Free.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2024 9pm - Anna Anise + boci - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Anna Anise is a warm summer breeze of feel-good folk, captivating audiences with her lyrical storytelling and glorious melodies. Anna’s passion for community through music is evident in her infectious energy onstage and ability to bring a whole room together with a hooky chorus. For fans of: The Staves, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, Laura Marling. Support : boci is an innovative violinist and songwriter creating alt-folk songs and instrumentals. £5. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 4 April 2024 7.30pm - Cat Rose EP Launch - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Cat Rose is an emerging singer songwriter, folk musician based in Plymouth, UK. Cat creates well crafted storytelling songs that connect with people from all walks of life. Cat has an intimate, pure voice that has been compared to Laura Marling’s. £6.50-£9.50.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 28 March 2024 8pm - James Dixon - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Folk and blues musician. Free. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 22 March 2024 9pm - Jessie Mullen's Boys - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Jessie Mullen, the host of the B-Bar’s Cafe Acoustica, brings his friends along for an evening of energetic, foot stomping, acoustic folk and blues. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 9 March 2024 9pm - The Busketeers - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
A band like no other, known for their raw energy and diverse shows. Comprised of four talented musicians who are all singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they captivate audiences with their ability to harmonise and seamlessly swap instruments while delivering a unique sound that blends genres from all over the musical spectrum. Their passion for music is evident in every note they play. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 2 March 20248pm - Callum Gilligan - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Calum is a songwriter and guitarist from Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, now based in the beating heart of British music, Liverpool. Influenced by the likes of Christie Moore, Paul Brady, Paul Simon, Joan Baez and Woody Guthrie, he plays a subtle blend of Scottish, Irish and American folk music with captivating imagery and the lyrical maturity of a much more experienced songwriter. His guitar playing provides enough intricate melodic accompaniment to his singing that he can easily command a stage and captivate an audience on his own. £13.50.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 29 February 2024 8pm - Daisy Mae - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Singer/songwriter and guitarist from Plymouth whose music is a fusion of acoustic Jazz, Folk and Pop. She takes inspiration from a range of artists including Bob Dylan, Greentea Peng, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bob Marley for their truthful lyrics and soulful melodies. Free.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 8pm - Craig Joiner - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
All the tunes have thoughtful and intelligent lyrics... a really classy affair" - Unicorn. "His songs are never less than melodically catchy with audience-friendly hooks and choruses... there's not a skip button track here" - Fatea Magazine. "This a self-produced album beautifully put together... let's hope there's another one on the way soon" - Shire Folk. £18.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 15 February 2024 8pm - David Mitchell - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
David Mitchell describes his guitar playing as “Folk-Classical fingerstyle”, combining these genres to create a beautiful and unique take on some well known pieces as well as performing his own original compositions. David can often be heard playing as one half of West Country folk duo Mitchell and Vincent, however he  is now performing solo too. As well as being a talented musician, David is also a skilled luthier, usually playing a lovely nylon-stringed Classical Guitar that he crafted himself. David also plays other stringed instruments as well as whistles and recorders. Upon hearing David perform at Lyme Folk Weekend Ralph McTell said, “I wish I could play the guitar like that”. Free.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 9 February 2024 9pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
The “Titan of Twang” and the “Concertina Crooner” team up as a dynamic duo. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 8 February 2024 8pm - Black Friday - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Special acoustic duo show. All aboard the good ship Black Friday – join her crew and captain Tom for another stormy crossing of the Celtic sea of folk-punk. Their music is influenced by their Irish and Cornish roots and their folk heroes. Catchy original songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night. Free.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Friday 19 January 2024 9pm - Wild Fenn - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Wild Fenn (previously known as Engel and the Mountain People) are an Indie/Folk band based in Devon, UK. Rising and falling harmonies combined with poetic lyrics paint pictures of summer nights and bygone days. Our songs are heavily inspired by the natural world and our lyrics aim to convey a subtle urgency to remember, cherish and protect our wild places. £5.
Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Thursday 21 July 2022 - The Great Sea Choir - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
details tba Plymouth's contemporary a cappella folk choir directed by musicians Heg Brignall and Julu Irvine (Suthering). www.thegreatseachoir.co.uk. Details www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on.

Plymouth misc

NEW Saturday 6 April 2024 - Ian Bruce & Silvington - Bickleigh Suite, Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
£10 adv, £12 door. Book with John 07939 411985 or johnfconnor@aol.com.

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 7pm - Plymouth Morris Annual Ceilidh - Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
Tickets £8 . No pasty, but there is a full bar and you can bring your own snacks. The Ceilidh band are formed from our own musicians, listed as “The PM Ceilidh Band”. Details, tickets etc. http://plymouthmorris.uk.

NEW Thursday 21 December 2023 8pm - Songs for Wintertide - Sherwell United Church, North Hill, Plymouth PL4 8ER
Suthering and Windjammer's Christmas collaboration. After hugely successful sell-out performances at Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) and The Wharf (Tavistock) in 2021 and 2022, they return with their atmospheric, winter-themed evening of folk songs. Combining rich five-part vocal harmonies with harmoniums, whistles, flutes, piano, guitars and accordion, this exciting and dramatic collaboration is a show is not to be missed. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/595989.

NEW Wednesday 20 December 2023 7.30pm - Wheelhouse Folk Choir: Winter Songs - St Eustachius Church, 5A Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU
Join Tavistock's Wheelhouse Folk Choir for their annual charity winter concert. After their debut at Sidmouth Folk Festival this summer, the choir have gone from strength to strength. This season the choir has put together a powerful selection of songs inspired by winter; from indie-folk, to contemporary to inspiring arrangements of traditional melodies. With contemporary songs championing composers Karine Polwart, Alela Diane, Fox and the Bird, Lau, Hannah James, Kate Young, The Staves and many more. All proceeds to charity. Adv booking recommended. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/596019.

NEW Saturday 16 December 2023 from 11am (tbc) - The Great Sea Choir with Wheelhouse Folk Choir - Great Barn, Buckland Abbey, nr Yelverton PL20 6EY
General admission fee or membership www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/buckland-abbey.

NEW Thursday 14 December 2023 7.30pm - The Great Sea Choir: Winter Songs - St Peter's Church, Wyndham Square, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 5EG
The Choir return for their annual charity winter concert. After a momentous summer season, including a main stage debut at Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, the choir have gone from strength to strength. This season the choir has put together a powerful selection of songs inspired by winter; from indie-folk, to contemporary to inspiring arrangements of traditional melodies. With contemporary songs championing composers Karine Polwart, Of Monsters and Men, Lau, The Staves, Asgeir and many more. All proceeds to charity. Adv booking recommended. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/596038.

NEW Friday 27 October 2023 7.30pm - Halloween Ceilidh with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Stoke Community Centre, Blockhouse Park Plymouth PL2 1BJ
Following our Summer barn dance tour with The Theatre Royal Plymouth, Join the band and guests for a public Halloween ceilidh. U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Licensed bar accepting cash or card. Details www.www.wegottickets.com/event/592991.

NEW Saturday 26 August 2023 8pm - Seth Lakeman - Quad Theatre, Marjon Arts Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BH
Accompanied by Benji Kirkpatrick and Alex Hart. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seth-lakeman-tickets-598514873097.

NEW Plymouth Theatre Royal is Touring Barn Dances across Devon and Cornwall from 22 July to 11 August
For the very first time, the Theatre Royal is producing and touring barn dances - fun, family-friendly events featuring the Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - to the following locations:
• Launceston Town Hall - Saturday 22 July - 12pm & 6pm
• Sparkwell Village Hall - Tuesday 25 July - 6pm
• Calstock Hall - Thursday 27 July - 6pm
• Tavistock Town Hall - Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July - 12pm & 6pm
• Pensilva Millennium House - Thursday 3 August - 6pm
• Totnes Civic Hall - Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August - 12pm & 6pm
• Ivybridge Rugby Club - Friday 11 August - 6pm
Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Saturday 22 July 2023 12pm & 6pm - Barn Dances with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Launceston Town Hall
The first of a series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Tuesday 25 July 2023 6pm - Barn Dance with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Sparkwell Village Hall
Continuing the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Thursday 27 July 2023 6pm - Barn Dance with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Calstock Hall
Continuing the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Sat/Sun 29/30 July 2023 12pm & 6pm - Barn Dances with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Tavistock Town Hall
Continuing the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Thursday 3 August 2023 6pm - Barn Dance with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Pensilva Millennium House
Continuing the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Sat/Sun 5/6 August 2023 12pm & 6pm - Barn Dances with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Totnes Civic Hall
Continuing the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Friday 11 August 2023 6pm - Barn Dance with Freedom Fields Ceilidh Band - Ivybridge Rugby Club
Last in the series of summer touring barn dances produced by Plymouth Theatre Royal - fun, family-friendly events. Details, bookings etc. www.theatreroyal.com/barn-dances-2023.

NEW Saturday 25 February 2023 7pm - Plymouth Morris' Annual Ceilidh, with Dartmoor Pixie Band - Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
Band: Black Velvet Ceilidh Duo, Caller: Terry Lane. £8 (payment in advance is preferred, even if ticket(s) are collected on the door). No pasties included in the price this year. The venue (new management ~ new rules) is happy to allow “own food” to be consumed on the premises, but please take away your rubbish so we can clean up quickly after the last dance. Contact Ray at
raymond.newnham@btinternet.com.

NEW Thursday 20 October 2022 7.30pm - Gigspanner Big Band and Raynor Winn: Saltlines - Quad Theatre, Marjon Arts Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BH
Saltlines: A Portrait of the South West Coast Path in Old Songs and New Words. The Salt Path is Raynor Winn’s Sunday Times best-selling memoir of walking the South West Coast Path in its entirety…a walk that was an impulsive response to unexpected circumstances which left her and her husbandhomeless. It has won global praise for its 'against all odds' uplifting message, and its frank exploration of the reality of homelessness. The Salt Path is one couple's story, but such a well-trodden path must hold many more stories of loss, love and the natural world. Perhaps these stories could be found in the form of traditional songs and tunes that have been left behind and saved for us due to the diligence of song collectors such as Cecil Sharp. This seed of an idea has developed into an exciting collaboration between Raynor Winn and The Gigspanner Big Band, a collective of some of the most high-profile names on the British folk scene. Details www.marjon.ac.uk/about-marjon/news-and-events/university-events.

NEW Thursday 29 September 2022 from 7pm - Flash Jack - Jolly Jacks, Mayflower Marina, Plymouth
Live music with shanty crew Flash Jack. Details www.facebook.com/FlashJackuk.

NEW Thursday 26 May 2022 7.30pm - The Great Sea Choir - The Hook & Line, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Outdoors. Plymouth's contemporary a cappella folk choir directed by musicians Heg Brignall and Julu Irvine (Suthering). www.thegreatseachoir.co.uk.

Plymouth Community Folk Orchestra - Reminder
Tuesday mornings 3, 10, 17, 24 May, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19 July - 11am to 12.30pm. £8 per session. Concession available
At Emmanuel Church Hall, Compton Avenue, (corner of Mannamead Road) Plymouth, PL3 5BZ
Make a big band, make some music, have some fun! All levels of ability welcome. Play music from Devon and beyond. Develop music skills and learning by ear. Play in harmony. Scores and sound files provided. The Community Folk Orchestra is ‘open’ - so, there are no auditions and all are welcome to come along. Participants can join at any time. You will, however, need an acoustic instrument, some enthusiasm and a willingness to participate! For more information contact David Faulkner 07967 121985 / david.eelgrinders@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/PlymouthCommunityFolkOrchestra.

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

NEW 16-20 June 2020 - This Land - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
With text by Nick Stimson and songs written and performed by Seth Lakeman. Theatre Royal Plymouth's first ever international community production. This Land is an epic theatrical event marking the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower’s journey and its impact upon arrival in America. Created and performed by 120 citizens of Plymouth, UK and 30 members of the Native American Wampanoag Tribe from Massachusetts, USA, This Land is the story of what happened then and what it means to us now. Witness the making of history with this unique and vital piece of theatre, which brings together communities from both sides of the Atlantic. www.theatreroyal.com.

NEW Friday 6 March 2020 8pm - The Unravelling Wilburys - The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW
The Unravelling Wilburys present The Music of Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Geoff Lynne. Tickets £20. Box office: 01752 267131 (Barbican). Fulldetails, tickets etc.
https://barbicantheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-unravelling-wilburys.

NEW Sunday 1 March 2020 - The Simon & Garfunkel Story - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Direct from a week-long run in London’s West End, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Featuring huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band. www.theatreroyal.com.

NEW Saturday 15 February 2020 - Seth Lakeman - Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD
Seth's new album 'A Pilgrim's Tale', telling the epic tale of the Pilgrim Fathers on the 400th anniversary of the historic Mayflower voyage, is released on 7 February 2020 and Seth will be playing songs from the album live in 10 towns and cities associated with the voyage, the last two being Dartmouth and Plymouth. www.sethlakeman.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 24 November 7.30 pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - St Emmanuel Church, 1 Compton Ave, Plymouth PL3 5BZ
The Choir start a short winter tour entitled 'Stormy Weather' fresh from supporting Show of Hands in Plymouth at the Theatre Royal. 'As the rain descends and the stormy winds are howlin' - come take shelter in the warmth of our songs, our luxuriant harmonies and the rousing rhythms that mark the passage of time.' This show is raising funds for the local Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. Online ticketing via www.thelostsound.co.uk or email info@thelostsound.co.uk.

Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com

NEW Tuesday 19 November 2024 7pm - Bellowhead - Plymouth Pavilions
In 2004, Bellowhead burst onto the British folk scene like nothing before or since. Famously conjured up by duo Spiers & Boden whilst sitting in a traffic jam, they roped in friends, and friends of friends until the big band was born. 2024 marks Bellowhead’s 20th Anniversary.
Details www.plymouthpavilions.com. Book early!

NEW Saturday 6 April 2024 7pm - Fisherman's Friends - Plymouth Pavilions
Details www.plymouthpavilions.com.

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7pm - Mad Dog Mcrea St Patrick's - Plymouth Pavilions
Balcony seating and standing. Featuring Flanagan's School of Irish Dance. 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.
Details www.plymouthpavilions.com.

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

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

Plymouth - Stoke Damerel Church

NEW Thursday 15 December 2022 7.30pm - The Great Sea Choir: Songs for The Longest Night - Stoke Damerel Church, Paradise Road, Stoke, Plymouth PL1 5QL
Join Plymouth's contemporary a cappella folk choir for their notorious festive winter soiree. The choir will be singing a selection of songs inspired by winter; from contemporary songwriters including Johnny Flynn, Spells Songs, Icelandic artist Asgeir and the Decemberists to original interpretations of traditional folk songs. The choir are known for their varied and complex arrangements and the high standard of their singing. Join them for a night of moving, dramatic folk songs to celebrate winter. All proceeds to charity. www.thegreatseachoir.co.uk. www.wegottickets.com/event/559815.

NEW Friday 10 December 7.30pm 2021 - The Great Sea Choir: Songs for Winter - Stoke Damerel Church, Paradise Road, Stoke, Plymouth PL1 5QL
Join Plymouth’s contemporary folk choir for their long awaited in-person winter concert. Festive folk songs for the winter season with mulled wine and mince pies. Full of atmosphere and carefully selected songs to reflect the season and our current times. This year's diverse and varied set includes a selection of the finest contemporary folk and traditional music from the UK and beyond. www.thegreatseachoir.co.uk. www.wegottickets.com/event/529168.

NEW Saturday/Sunday 9/10 October 2021 - ‘A Mayflower Garland 400’ Folk Weekend - Stoke Damerel Church, Paradise Road, Stoke, Plymouth PL1 5QL
Celebrating what would have been the 90th birthday of the late Cyril Tawney and to commemorate Mayflower 400. Artists include Jim Causley, Shep Woolley, Wren Music, Doc Rowe, Martin Hazell and Jon Stevens, Mad Rush, Bill Murray and Ben Campbell, Suthering, Plymouth Morris, Fisher’s Footsteps History Walk, choir workshop and more. Event presented by Plymouth Folk Roots, Wren Music and funded by Mayflower Community 400 Sparks. See www.facebook.com/plymouthfolkroots for updates and tickets.

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 - Ceilidh with The Lynher Band and Wreckers Border Morris - Stoke Damerel Church, 85 Paradise Road, Plymouth PL1 5QL
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 The ceilidh is raising funds for this year’s charity The Shamrock Restoration Appeal. Shamrock is the last working barge on the River Tamar, and time takes its toll. The evening promises inclusive dancing, great fun, and entertainment. Bar, but please BYO snacks or food. Phone 01752 815495 or text 07812 834 626 to book your tickets.

Plympton

NEW Wednesday 20 September 2023 7.45pm - Ian Bruce and Silvington - Chaddlewood Farm Community Ctr, Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2XS
Scottish singer songwriter with a wonderful voice and great guitar style, known for his own beautifully crafted compositions, his renditions of Robert Burns' songs and other folk classics, presented with raw emotion and backed up by a joyful and interactive relationship with his audience. One of the best-known faces on the Scottish folk scene and a fine ambassador for the genre in Europe and beyond. www.ianbrucemusic.com. Support: established local duo 'Silvington' (Tricia Moore and John Connor). Tickets £10 from Elaine on 07834 439219. (Please ring so we know numbers).

NEW Saturday 25 January 2020 9pm - The Kit Hillbillies - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
Live bluegrass in a great community pub with an impressive stage set-up - It's very like a small arts centre, if you've never been there. Support (8pm): Local musician Liam Ferguson. www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events.
www.brookinnplympton.co.uk. Tel. 01752 297604 for further details.

NEW Monday 18 November 2019 7pm - Julie Felix - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
We are absolutely delighted that Julie is returning to The Brook again this year - it's becoming an annual event now! Julie is an absolute folk legend who has hosted her own TV show and appeared at venues around the world. She's performed with a huge list of the great and the good of the music world and has a host of stories to share. An Evening With Julie Felix costs £20 each and includes a two course meal prior to the performance. (Trip to the zoo not included!!). www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events.
www.brookinnplympton.co.uk. Tel. 01752 297604 for further details.

NEW Saturday 19 May 2018 7pm - Medieval & Traditional Folk Concert - St Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton PL7 1QW
Musicians Devnent (Steve Tyler, Katy Merchant and Jim Causley) and dancers from the Age of Chivalry. Devnent are an exhilarating trio comprising international Medieval musicians Steve Tyler and Katy Merchant with award winning local folk singer Jim Causley. They’ll be bringing you a delightfully rich evening of song and instrumental music from Devon, Dartmoor and beyond, with music and song from Medieval Europe, traditional sources and recently written pieces, performed on hurdy gurdy, bagpipes and other exotic early traditional instruments. Age of Chivalry will perform a medley of Medieval dances based on the Festival themes of War, Health and Enlightenment. This event is part of the Historic Plympton Festival (14–20 May). Tickets £10. See https://historyfestival2018.wordpress.com/music-and-performance for booking details.

Powderham Castle

NEW Friday 16 September 2022 7pm - From Devon With Love Festival - Powderham Castle
A scratch performance festival that supports some of the region’s best talent to test new work in front of a live audience. Lineup includes Družba who present a variety of music and songs from East Europe; Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary, with commentary on life and travel in the Soviet Union. The band hope to promote Druzba, meaning friendship, wherever they go. www.klezmer-devon.com. Details: https://villagesinaction.co.uk/events/from-devon-with-love-powderham-castle.

NEW Sunday 19 June 2022 8pm - Chris Murphy - Powderham Castle
Los Angeles based violinist, fiddler and singer/songwriter Chris Murphy is performing an evening of original folk, blues, and Irish music. Tickets are available at www.chrismurphymusic.com, www.powderham.co.uk/events/view/chris-murphy.

NEW Thursday 21 October 2021 7.30pm - Chris Murphy - Powderham Castle
Los Angeles based violinist, fiddler and singer/songwriter Chris Murphy brings his critically acclaimed solo show of original Folk, Blues , Bluegrass, Gypsy & Irish Violin music to Powderham Castle! Chris combines his love of traditional music styles with a contemporary songwriters view of the world that he channels through an extraordinary vocals & violin + stompboard solo performance of profound depth & cinematic scope. Described as “Haunting & enchanting! a talented player traveling on the edge“ -Dirty Linen Magazine. www.chrismurphymusic.com. www.powderham.co.uk/events/view/chris-murphy

Princetown

NEW Saturday 25 November 2023 7pm - Ceilidh with Fox Among The Chickens - Princetown Community Centre, Tavistock Road PL20 6QE
Caller: Rosie Longhurst. 'Nightingales UK' (a local group providing medical aid direct to the Ukraine) host 'Dance for Ukraine' - 5 (free) dance workshops and 2 (ticketed) shindigs in one day: from 10am - line dancing, clog dancing, Dartmoor Border Morris, kids street dance etc; 2pm Tea Dance with High Tea (£15); Ceilidh with Ukrainian supper (£18). Details here on Eventbrite.

NEW Saturday 18 November 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Princetown Community Centre, Tavistock Road PL20 6QE
Benefit concert raising money for Princetown Youth Club. Tickets from ticketsource. A hearty selection of Winter and seasonal songs of festivities, feasting and jollyment! Join us for a rousing celebration of the season with 40+ singers raring to sing! Our current single 'Waulking Song' is also being sold to raise funds for the youth club via our Bandcamp page.

NEW Saturday 15 July 2023 - Jim Causley - Princetown Library
details tba Songs of Devon www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 21 January 2023 - Jim Causley & Mark Norman - Princetown Library
Devonshire folklore evening with Mark Norman. Join award-winning singer and musician Jim Causley and folklore researcher and author Mark Norman, for ‘An Evening of Devonshire Custom and Song’, celebrating the traditions and character of the county. Tickets www.jimcausley.co.uk.

Rattery

NEW Saturday 1 October 2022 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Banned from the Moor - Rattery Village Hall, nr Totnes TQ10 9LD
Presented by South Brent Riding Club. Food van available from 6.30pm offering a wide range of food from wraps to burgers, including gluten free - and Rattery's Church House Inn will be providing the bar. All welcome - tickets £16, with any profits going to local charities. Email retts0106@gmail.com or call 07894 990307.

NEW Sunday 13 October 2019 7pm - Son Yambu - Rattery Village Hall, nr Totnes TQ10 9LD
Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. The root of all salsa music, Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms. Son Yambu feature a new generation of mainly Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map. Tickets £12 adult, £34 family (2+2). Call Lisa on 01364 72597 or book online at www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Friday 15 March 2019 7.30pm - Ceilidh - Rattery Village Hall, nr Totnes TQ10 9LD
Caller Jeremy Child; multi-instrumentalist Chris Jewell. Tickets (includes a pasty) £8 adult, £4 U18, from Tickets from Kay 01364 72475 or Alison 01364 643741. Please BYO drinks.

Salcombe

NEW 7-9 October 2022 - Salcombe Live Festival 2022 - Salcombe
The third Salcombe Live Festival is a weekend of live acoustic, folk, roots and choral music, jazz and blues, soul, Americana, comedy etc. to be held across 15 venues in the town on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2022. Over 50 acts will be available to see free of charge including Mr Tea & The Minions, The Cabarats, Katriona Roberts & Jamie Gilmore, Velvet & Stone, The Newcranes, Samantics and The Hawkmen. The festival concludes on Sunday 10th October with Wildwood Kin (+ support) in concert at the Holy Trinity Church. Tickets (£18.50) on sale now. For further details visit www.salcombe-live.co.uk.

NEW Friday 9 August 2019 7.30pm - Summer Concert - Malborough Church, nr Salcombe
With Paul & Adrian, Janet & John, Folk on the Rock and Silvington. Last year's concert was terrific ... let's do even better this year. Tickets £8 adv available from Malborough Post Office, £10 door. Enquiries and reservations, call Marg on 01548 853385 or 07798 665129. Details: www.shamstrad.co.uk.
PS don’t forget about the New Mini Folk Fest Crabstock in Kingsbridge on Saturday 21 September: www.crab-stock.co.uk.

Sandford

NEW Friday 24 November 2023 8pm - Second Peter Hamilton Memorial Ceilidh with Red Shed - Sandford Parish Hall, Crediton EX17 4NA
Caller Pete Langley. Raising funds for Crediton Arts Centre. Tickets (£8+) from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre.

NEW Friday 2 December 2022 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - Lamb Inn, The Square, Sandford, Crediton EX17 4LW (map)
Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk at its best. He is back at the Lamb in Sandford by popular demand.
Tickets available from The Lamb Inn and Sandford Post office and Stores.

NEW Friday 25 November 2022 8pm - Peter Hamilton Memorial Ceilidh with Red Shed - Sandford Parish Hall, Crediton EX17 4NA
Tickets £8 from Crediton Arts Centre 01363 773260, www.ticketsource.co.uk/creditonartscentre or on the door. Please test for covid if attending. All proceeds to Crediton Arts Centre.

Seaton

NEW Saturday 2 December 2023 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Gateway Theatre, Fore Street, Seaton EX12 2LE
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. Support: Man The Lifeboats. Details www.thegatewayseaton.co.uk/whats-on.

Shaugh Prior

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

NEW Saturday 10 October 2020 - Glymjack - White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA
A UK folk trio whose Show of Hands-produced current album and stellar live line-up featuring Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Saul Bailey has seen them emerge as one of the most exciting live acts on the UK folk scene, bringing the house down at festivals including Cambridge, Larmer Tree and Folk East in 2019, and wowing audiences at venues around the UK. www.glymjack.com.
www.facebook.com/whitethorninn.

Sheepstor

NEW Thursday 9 March 2023 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St Leonard's Church, Sheepstor, Yelverton PL20 6PF
Multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. Details www.ninebarrow.couk/sheepstor.

You possibly don’t know that Ninebarrow are playing at St Leonard’s church, Sheepstor, on .Tickets can usually be reserved by contacting Patrick Drennan, drdartmoor[at]doctors.org.uk. This avoids a booking fee.  ?? Tickets 01822 853186

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - The Drystones - Sheepstor Village Hall PL20 6PF
The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, an unexpectedly large live sound, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since forming in 2011 to play at their local folk festival in Priddy, Somerset, they have played festivals across the country, including Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, have supported Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, produced two albums and, somehow, squeezed in their music degrees. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, Family £25. Call 01822 853186 to book.

NEW Friday 6 April 2018 7.30pm - Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie - Sheepstor Village Hall PL20 6PF
Head to West Devon for a fiery, energy-fuelled evening of acoustic music styles courtesy of guitar duo Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie (formerly Wingin' It). Weaving effortlessly between Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk & Pop, this performance is sure to capture your imagination and remain in your musical memory for many months to come! Tickets call 01822 853186.

Sidmouth

NEW 2-9 August 2024 - 70th Anniversary Sidmouth Folk Festival
It’s the season of glad tidings! Super Early Bird Tickets are now available. See
www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk and join the festival mailing list for regular updates.

NEW 16-18 February 2024 - Middle Bar Singers Winter Reunion - Anchor Inn (Upstairs), Fore St, Sidmouth
Join us for a weekend of laughing, drinking and singing (unaccompanied). Friday 8 till closing, Saturday all day and evening non stop, Sunday Noon till 3ish. Everybody welcome. Real ale and cider. Free entry, collection for Sidmouth Folk Week (2-9 August
www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk).

NEW Monday 19 June 2023 7.30pm - Crows - Sidmouth Acoustic Folk Club, Blue Ball Inn, Steven's Cross, Sidford EX10 9QL
Crows - Pete Harris (guitar), Mick Ryan (vocals), Paul Downes (guitar, banjo) and Dave Bordeway (fiddle, mandocello)- are a folk band (Facebook: Crows) who originated in 1977. They feature fine singing from the English folk tradition together with masterly musicianship. Acoustic open performers nights on the third Monday of each month. See contact details on www.devonfolkdirectory.org.

NEW Monday 20 March 2023 7.30pm - Coracle - Sidmouth Acoustic Folk Club, Blue Ball Inn, Steven's Cross, Sidford EX10 9QL
Coracle (Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst and Anna Tam, www.coracleband.co.uk) bring together three artists with vastly different backgrounds. Paul Hutchinson is a BBC Folk Award Best Live Artist nominee with Belshazzar’s Feast and a much-feted accordion player. Karen Wimhurst is a clarinet player influenced by traditional, jazz and contemporary classical music. Anna Tam adds nykelharpa, viola da gamba, hurdy gurdy and cello alongside a ‘gin pure’ voice. They have come together through their love of traditional music cut through with experimentation, boldness, humour and risk. Tickets £12. Enquiries to Hugh Sutherland 07779 335631 hugh@hughs.plus.com.

Acoustic open performers nights on the third Monday of each month. See contact details on www.devonfolkdirectory.org.

NEW Monday 19 December 2022 7.30pm - A Causley Christmas - Sidmouth Acoustic Folk Club, The Blue Ball, Sidford, EX10 9QL
A concert of Devon songs with a Christmas twist with Jim Causley. Tickets from: janet.strapp [a] outlook.com..

NEW Monday 22 June 2020 - An Evening with Jim Causley - 1922 Social Club, Church St, Sidmouth EX10 8LY
possibly not a public event
East Devon Grecians Supporters. More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and his ‘Evening with’ concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed! www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Friday 21 February 2020 7.30pm - Hooper & Mills - Blues Wine Bar, Sidmouth EX10 8LY
An evening of acoustic blues. Contact Andy 01404 758103.

NEW FOLK CLUB Tuesday 10 December 2019 7.30pm - Sidmouth Acoustic Folk Club - Sidholme Hotel Lounge, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth EX10 8UJ
First night for this new folk club, meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month except August. Entry £2 for all. Ends 10.30-pm. For information or queries, please call 07850 163241.

NEW Wednesday 11 September 2019 - An Evening with Jim Causley - Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
An evening of entertainment with a much respected figure of the contemporary roots and folk scene. Multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley brings his distinctive melodies and toe-tapping tunes to the Cellar Bar. Tickets £10 from Kennaway House, pop in or call 01395 515551. Bar. Doors 7.30pm.

NEW 3-7 August 2019 - Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - Salcombe Regis
Coincides with (but independent of) the long-established Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Sessions celebrate the very best in emerging acts, breaking artists and under-the-radar musicians - not just locally but from across the whole UK. The Fringe has been supported by BBC Introducing (Devon & Cornwall) over recent years who host the shows. Plus occasional international touring artists. A fantastic mini festival of live music. An eclectic mix of many genres - and has included folk/roots, bluegrass, stomp, blues, acoustic, jazzfusion, world and indie rock/pop - plus everything in-between. Details www.sidmouthfringe.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 9 August 2018 5.30pm - Reg Meuross - Parish Church, Church Lane, Sidmouth EX10 8LG
With Anna Tanvir. This year he is raising funds for Gateway, for the homeless and those who are vulnerably housed. Mark Radcliffe described Reg as a “brilliant singer songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience,” writing songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written, and for this reason the church and Gateway are very excited to link up with him in this way. Tickets £10+ adv www.wegottickets.com/event/441913, £12 door, £5 for Sidmouth Folk Week pass holders. All profits to Gateway Homelessness Action Group .

NEW Friday 8 April 2016 7.30pm - Swinging the Lead - Manor Pavilion Theatre and Arts Centre, Manor Road, Sidmouth EX10 8RP
5-man shanty crew hailing from Kent, the resident shanty crew on the Cutty Sark, have appeared at major maritime festivals including Tall Ships 2014 and 2015 and Falmouth. Traditional sea shanties combined with songs of the sea are their hall mark for an entertaining evening Tickets £10 from 01395 514413.

NEW Sunday 8 May 2016 7.30pm - Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions: Kirsty Bromley Duo - St Teresa’s Hall, Connaught Road, Sidmouth EX10 8TT (map)
[Note that the 'official' postcode, EX10 9HG, for this venue does not appear to yield the correct location by some distance when entered in Google Maps, Google Earth, streetmap.co.uk etc. whereas EX10 8TT does. No idea if this affects satnavs]
with Simon Dumpleton. Kirsty Bromley is a young singer, dancer, teacher and writer of folk music within the English Tradition. “Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling.” Nancy Kerr – BBC2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger. Her debut album ‘Time Ashore’ features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. Licensed bar. Tickets £10 door, £8(+) advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/355206 or Paragon Books, High St., Sidmouth.

Sidmouth storytell www.janettellsstories.co.uk

NEW Thursday 19 October 2017 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 in 2018: 15 February, 19 April, 21 June.

NEW Friday 27 October 2017 7.30pm - SidMouth StoryNight - Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
SidMouth StoryNights for GrownUps presents: Janet Dowling and friends bring you The Return of Fearsome Fairy Tales for Fearless Adults- the Fairies Fight Back! These are the dark tales of the fairy world, where everything is not as it seems… are you brave enough to listen? Be beguiled and bewitched by a shiver of Devon storytellers telling new tales of old fears. Be warned- these tales are not suitable for Adults of a nervous disposition. Tickets £8 adv from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth, or on door. Bar available, Good disabled access. Not suitable for U14s. For more details call 07834 194215 or email JanetTells@gmail.com.

NEW Tuesday 6 December 2016 2-4pm - "FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family- or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215. Also runs on January 3.

UPDATED Friday 24 June 2016 7.30pm - SidMouth StoryNight - Sidmouth Methodist Hall, High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LE
Spoken Word of SidMouth StoryNights present Storyteller Shonaleigh Cumbers telling “The Tower of Bagel”. In medieval Odessa, a humble Jewish baker, Lemuel, takes in a foundling who holds many secrets. He must tease out the tangled knot of riddles and track the slow emergence of a recipe for a new kind of savoury bread roll. Shonaleigh has travelled the world delighting audiences with this popular mix of story, song, riddle and seeds of wisdom. She is probably the last Drut’syla, a Jewish tradition of storytelling. Adv tickets £8 available from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth 01395 514516, or online at https://billetto.co.uk/spoken-word-of-sidmouth-present-shonaleigh-cumbers, or door £10. For more details call 07834 194215, JanetTells@gmail.com.

South Brent

NEW Thursday 28 December 2023 7.30pm - Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh with The Offshoot Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Chill out and enjoy the music after the Christmas festivities or dance your (new) socks off. Organised by South Brent Folk www.southbrentfolk.org.uk. The Offshoot Band (from Spinach for Norman) comprises Ben van Weede (fiddle); Steve Verge (guitar); Tim Walker (bass); caller and fiddle player Kip Pratt. Doors 7pm; Raffle; Reel Ale bar. Tickets (which might make good Christmas presents) £8 from artworks. Entry includes one free non-alcoholic spiced berry drink. FFI: contact John on 01364 73117 or email: john@tinavor.co.uk.

NEW Friday 15 December 2023 7.30pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - St Petroc`s Church, 12 Wellington Square, South Brent TQ10 9AG
The "Concertina Crooner" and the "Titan of Twang" team up in a dynamic folk/acoustic duo. Geoff teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his vintage duet concertina. Rob brings the wow factor to the banjo, with his unique,punchy fingerstyle playing. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Details, tickets etc. here.

NEW Saturday 18 November 2023 7.30pm - ‘Robert Hard, the Dartmoor song men and their songs’ - Old School Community Centre, South Brent
An evening with Sam Richards and Martin Scragg who will sing and discuss the songs of South Brent's Robert Hard, along with those of other Westcountry song men who sang to the Victorian folk song collector, Rev Sabine Baring-Gould. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & snacks available. Presented by South Brent Folk. Details www.southbrentfolk.org.uk.

NEW Friday 14 July 2023 7.30pm - 'Tour of the Moor’ Folk Concert - St Petroc’s Church, South Brent
Jim Causley is a folksinger, award winning songwriter, musician, proud Devonian and all-round entertainer. In recent years Jim's work has focused on his musical settings of poems by his relative Charles Causley, penning his own songs and reviving lost gems from his home county. Bill Murray is a Dartmoor singer, champion of the spoken word, and elected chair of the Dartmoor Society. He is a consummate performer and has kept alive the tradition of unaccompanied singing. For over 50 years he has sought out the voices of people who have knowledge of old songs and traditions and is a piece of history in its own right. Ben Campbell is Tyneside born and bred, but a resident in Devon for over 40 years. A fine singer and guitarist, he is a resident at the Folk-on-the-Moor folk club in Wotter. Graham & Val Lobb have performed individually, as a duo and in various groups, having met though singing in the mid-sixties during the folk club revival in Devon and Cornwall. Soft drinks and snacks available. Tickets available from artworks in South Brent (email shop@southbrentartworks.co.uk or call 01364 649424): £10 adv, £12 door (if any left). Organised by South Brent Folk www.southbrentfolk.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 25 March 2023 7.30pm - Spring Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
Caller: Pam Hayes. Local ceilidh band, playing British traditional dance music with lots of familiar jigs, reels and hornpipes (“but we sometimes crowbar a Romanian Nut-Crushing dance and some American, Breton and Transylvanian flavours into the mix...”). Dance your cares away - all welcome! Reel Ale bar and nibbles available. Details, ticketing etc. www.southbrentfolk.org.uk. This will be South Brent Folk’s first event since the pandemic, with a concert at the beginning of July also being considered. Keep an eye on the website.

NEW Saturday 10 December 2022 5pm - Harbottle & Jonas - St Petroc`s Church, South Brent
A Winter's Evening with Harbottle & Jonas - NB the time of this event is now 5pm. Tickets see www.harbottleandjonas.com.

NEW Friday 29 October 2021 7.30pm - Reg Meuross and Harbottle & Jonas - St Petroc`s Church, South Brent
Tickets £10 from https://bit.ly/SOLDLaunchDevonGig or available from Art Works (cash only). More information www.regmeuross.com/events or call/text Katie 07832 200980.

NEW Saturday 17 October 2020 7.30pm - Autumn Céilidh with The Mooncoin Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ (map)
details tba www.southbrentfolk.org.uk. One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area.

NEW Saturday 4 July 2020 - 9th Annual South Brent Folk Day
With singing; music; dancing; workshops; and concerts in the Old School Community Centre, and a headline evening concert in the Village Hall
with guests Martin Carthy and Harbottle & Jonas.
The annual Folk Day is one of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area; still to come are an Autumn Ceilidh with ‘Mooncoin Ceilidh Band on Saturday 17 October 2020 and the Annual ‘Twixt’ Ceilidh on Sunday 27 December 2020 with ‘Buttoned up’.
See:
www.southbrentfolk.org.uk and Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthBrentFolkDay.

South Pool

NEW Saturday 25 February 2017 7.30pm - Claude Bourbon - Village Hall, Herring Street, South Pool, nr Kingsbridge TQ7 2RP (map)
Claude is a classically trained virtuoso guitarist and a mesmerising performer. You will find Latin, Spanish, gypsy, jazz, delta blues and mediaeval influences throughout. Samples, videos etc. www.claudebourbon.org. Tickets £15, supper included. Doors open 7pm for supper at 7.30pm; concert starts 8.30pm. For more info, ring 01548 531979 or email madelinemarchand1@gmail.com. Online tickets www.reverbnation.com/show/17863442.

South Tawton Church House - ??call Andrew on 01837 840519 or 07773 321375. Details, bookings etc. www.liveandacoustic.co.uk, email andrew@frangleton.co.uk or call 01837 840775.

Feature Venue: Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Intimate cosy historical venue. Advanced booking highly recommended due to limited capacity. See www.liveandacoustic.co.uk for full details.
Concerts between now and the summer:.

NEW Friday 19 April 2024 8pm - Tim Edey - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Tim Edey is one of the world's finest ever Melodeon and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today. His live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience - chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

NEW Friday 22 March 2024 8pm - Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Miranda Sykes, a renowned singer and bass player, has a 20-year career with notable collaborations in the folk and roots world. Hannah Martin, known for her work in the BBC Folk Award-winning duo Edgelarks, is praised for her exceptional voice and versatility on various instruments. Together, they form a remarkable musical duo with impressive backgrounds in the folk music scene. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

NEW Friday 17 November 2023 8pm - Keith Donnelly & Lauren South - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Introducing the dynamic duo of the folk world, Keith Donnelly and Lauren South! Keith, renowned for his popularity and somewhat eccentric charm, has teamed up with the most exciting new voice in the scene – Lauren South. While Keith’s usual onstage madcappery often overshadows his songwriting and guitar skills, this time he promises to let them shine alongside Lauren’s stunning vocals. Lauren, a mesmerizing vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, brings her own original compositions, Keith’s songs, and even some traditional tunes to the mix. With her enchanting performances on violin, guitar, and Shruti box, audiences are left in awe wherever she goes. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

NEW Friday 29 September 2023 8pm - George Sansome & Matt Quinn - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
In an exciting new collaboration, George Sansome (Granny’s Attic) and Matt Quinn (Dovetail Trio) sing folk songs from the British Isles, both unaccompanied and with guitar and mandolin. Their well-blended voices create a warm, enthralling sound and their instrumental styles complement each other perfectly. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

NEW Friday 2 December 2022 8pm - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
The “Titan of Twang “ and the “Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff Lakeman, patriarch of a folk dynasty – as dad of Seth,Sean and Sam and father-in-law of Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts – teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his vintage duet concertina. Rob Murch brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique,punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/liveandacoustic.

NEW Friday 12 June 2020 8pm - Granny's Attic - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Granny’s Attic are a fantastic folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and selection of traditional songs.
Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk. www.liveandacoustic.co.uk.

Friday 1 March 2019 8pm - Edgelarks - St Andrews Church (adjacent to the Church House), South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Henry, slide guitarist and harmonica player, has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slides techniques, his Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences. His harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a 21st-century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles. The concert is one in a series of preview tours to showcase their new album. www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk. Venue changed from usual Church House due to overwhelming demand for tickets. Call 01837 840775 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk to book tickets @ £10. www.liveandacoustic.co.uk.

South Zeal

NEW 11-13 August 2023 - Dartmoor Folk Festival - South Zeal near Okehampton
Friday & Saturday ceilidhs. Artists - Friday: Sykes Martin; Jim Causley. Saturday: Rura; Magpie Lane; Jack Rutter; Keith Donnelly; Sara Grey & Riley Baugus. Sunday: Harbottle & Jonas; Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch; Mariners Away. Morris. Step dancing. etc. Details www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.

NEW Saturday 15 February 2020 8pm - Winter Ceilidh with Dartmoor Pixie Band & Friends - Victory Hall, South Zeal, near Okehampton EX20 2JT (map)
Floor spot from the fantastic
'Zeal'. Adult £8, children free. Bring & share supper, tea/coffee/squash; no bar, BYO. All proceeds to the Dartmoor Folk Festival.

NEW Saturday 6 April 2019 8pm - Ceilidh - Victory Hall, South Zeal, near Okehampton EX20 2JT (map)
Organised by Ruth Frangleton as a fundraier to contribute to her trip to the World Scout Jamboree this summer. It is a family friendly dance so all are welcome, please bring food for the bring and share supper (if you are able to), also feel free to bring your own drinks too. The band is mainly made up of musicians from the Exeter based band ‘Pigs Might Fly’, with Rosie Bains calling. Adult £8,child £4. More information at
www.facebook.com/events/2050000541780728/?ti=ia.

NEW Monday 31 December 2018 8pm - New Years Eve Ceilidh - Victory Hall, South Zeal, near Okehampton EX20 2JT (map)
With guest band led by Mike Palmer and Colin Andrews. Floor spots. Bring and share buffet. BYO drinks. Tickets in advance or on the door, but it would be really nice to know that you are coming so if possible do let us know in advance, adult £6; child £2. If you would like to welcome in the New Year with friends old and new please call 01837 840519 or email andrew@frangleton.co.uk to book tickets.

NEW Saturday 9 December 2018 8pm - Christmas Party Ceilidh with Dartmoor Pixie Band & Friends - Victory Hall, South Zeal, near Okehampton EX20 2JT (map)
Guest appearance from Zeal. Adult £7, child free (must be accompanied by an adult) - Bring and Share supper - no bar so please bring your own. All welcome a fun evening for all of the family.

Starcross

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

NEW Saturday 21 May 2022 2.30pm - Jim Causley - St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
Afternoon concert of Devon songs and stories given by a good Devon boy in the shape of Jim Causley. Concert followed by a Devon Cream Tea (done proper). Tickets £8 on door, or £7.50 adv from 01626 890957.

Starcross Concert News
The Ange Hardy concert at St Paul's Church scheduled for 6 October has unfortunately been cancelled, but two new concerts there have just been announced:
Friday 25 January 2019 - Jim Causley - details www.wegottickets.com/event/450530
Friday 15 February 2019 - Jackie Oates -
details www.wegottickets.com/event/450407
The Starcross concerts aim to raise money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

NEW Saturday 21 March 2020 7.30pm - Songwriters Circle with Tobias Ben Jacob - St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
Songwriters Circle is Greg Hancock and Alex Seel. www.circletour.co.uk. Greg has known Tobias and loved his music since they first met when Greg set up home in Exeter in 2012. Tobias can write in styles that seem simple, and equally in more complex structures, but what always comes across is the precision and beauty of his guitar playing supporting his passionate, ethereal singing and extraordinarily emotional and moving lyrics. In the beautiful venue of St Pauls, where Greg has played several times and Alex and he did a Songwriters Circle in 2019, the sound of Tobias’s vocals reverberating around the rafters will be stunning! www.tobiasbenjacob.com.  Tickets: £10 from www.wegottickets.com/event/490115.

NEW Tuesday 18 February 2020 - New session, mainly Scottish tunes - Galleon Inn, Starcross
"I am setting up a new session night, focusing mainly on Scottish tunes. It's going to take place on the third Tuesday of the month, starting February 18th at the in Starcross. All abilities welcome as we will spend the first part learning tunes (aurally). I anticipate things will 'speed up' (or not, if it's an Air or Waltz :-)) as the group/evening progresses. Anyone interested in coming along please join the Facebook group 'Starcross Sessions'. Jo Hooper."

Staverton

NEW Thursday 23 January 2020 7pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Staverton Court Room, Mill Lane, Staverton, Totnes TQ9 6PD (map)
Harbottle & Jonas will be storytelling and performing ‘Songs and Stories of The Sea’ including the woeful story of the lost village of Hall Sands and other historic happenings. £5 admission on door (no adv tickets), includes slice of cake and a drink (free admission for school age children). Net proceeds to the upkeep of the village hall and playing fields.

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross nr Liskeard

NEW Friday 1 December 2023 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Sterts Studio, Upton Cross, Liskeard PL14 5AZ (map)
Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her engaging personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Details www.sterts.co.uk.

NEW Friday 4 November 2022 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Liskeard PL14 5AZ (map)
“She reached parts other singers fail to do ... There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. ” - Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World); “Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals ... enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.” - PopMatters; “Her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” - Huffington Post. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Details www.sterts.co.uk.

Sticklepath

NEW Sunday 28 November 2021 3pm - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - St Mary's Church, Sticklepath EX20 2NL
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! www.jimcausley.co.uk/concerts. Tickets available from early November. Call Carol on 01837 840822 or email carolandmikey@gmail.com.

NEW Friday 26 November 2021 ???- Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - St Mary the Virgin Church, Payhembury, Honiton EX14 3HR
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! See www.jimcausley.co.uk/concerts for contact details.

Stockland

NEW Saturday 16 March 2024 7.30pm -  Jim Causley: ‘Songs of Devon and some…’ St Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland, nr Honiton EX14 9BR (map)
A concert with award winning singer/musician Jim Causley including tunes composed by Stockland fiddle player Fred Pidgeon and a special set ‘The Stockland Stomp’ featuring Fred’s tunes with Otter Morris Dancers. Jim Causley a proud Devonian, has dedicated much of his career to researching and reviving the forgotten gems of songs from his native southwest. Jim is an all-round entertainer, and his concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads and hilarious ditties. Adult £10 Under 25 £5 Book online www.ticketsource.co.uk/stockland-promoters/t-yamleel.

NEW Saturday 5 October 2019 7.30pm - Steve Knightley: Old Songs & New Songs - St Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland, nr Honiton EX14 9BR (map)
Book tickets £16 adv. from Wendy on 01404 881207, £18 door.
Parking available at Stockland Village Hall car park EX14 9EF.

NEW Friday 22 February 2019 8pm - Track Dogs - Stockland Village Hall, nr Honiton EX14 9EF
call Wendy: 01404 881207. Pop-Up Pub, all profits to Stockland Village Hall.

Stoke Gabriel

NEW Saturday 20 January 2024 - The Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail (the 29th) is back!
A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’ organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail  has become a very popular event. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages around 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. Gates open at 4pm and there will be various related events in the village running into the evening plus music, food and cider stalls. Details to follow; see: www.facebook.com/stokegabrielwassail. If you would like to rehearse and sing with the ‘South Devon Wassail Singers’ led by Rosa Rebecka for this event, please contact john@tinavor.co.uk.

NEW Friday 16 June 2023 6.30pm – Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band – Broadleigh Farm, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6PU
Ceilidh and hog roast, hosted by Hunts Cider, raising funds for Ukrainian Action, a charity supporting the survival and development of Ukraine. A number of men from Stoke Gabriel have been drivers for Ukrainian Action convoys taking humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Ceilidh times 7.30-10pm. Details, ticketing info etc. see www.bluejewel.info.

NEW Saturday 3 June 2023 7.30pm - RNLI Fundraising Concert - Village Hall, School Hill, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6QX (map)
A special evening of sea shanties, sea songs and music of the sea, featuring All Hands On Deck shanty crew, Hugh & Mark, Time and Tide, Gareth & Friends. BYO drinks, nibbles provided. Tickets £10 from 07989 542883 or email dave.peace@btinternet.com.

Cancelled Saturday 28 January 2023 - Stoke Gabriel Wassail
See www.facebook.com/stokegabrielwassail.

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

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Stoke Gabriel Football Club, Broadley Lane, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, TQ9 6RR
Hosted by Stoke Gabriel Boating Association. Tickets £8 adults, £3 children, available from Roz’s, Stoke Gabriel Stores.

NEW Saturday 18 January 2020 - The 28th Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail
A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’ organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The lantern procession led by the Wassail King and Queen and the apple blessing Wassail Ceremony will take place around 6pm within the village community orchard with wassail singing led by Rosa Rebecka. There will be other events in the village centre from 4pm into the evening.

NEW Wednesday 14 November 2018 7.30pm – ‘Tales and Songs of the Dart’ – Stoke Gabriel Church, Church Walk, Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6SD
Join John Risdon, renowned local historian, and Cosgrave & Banks, superb folk duo, for a magical tour of the extraordinary history and beauty of the Dart estuary, through tales, images, and music. John Risdon’s love of our local history, and ability to convey it in fascinating and vivid tales, is legendary. The tales are accompanied with his beautiful images of local scenes and historical paintings. Steve Banks of duo Cosgrave & Banks (www.cosgraveandbanks.com) lives in Stoke Gabriel, on the Dart, and wrote or arranged the songs and tunes for the CD 'Dart Songs'. The amazing tales you will hear, in prose and in song, include: the Battle of Blackpool Sands (1402); Madre de Dios – Portuguese galleon captured and brought to Dartmouth in 1592 with £1million of treasure aboard; Memory Tree – US troops preparing for the D-Day landings in 1942. Tickets £8.50 available on the door, include wine in the interval. All proceeds to Totnes Drop-In Centre, helping the homeless and needy in Totnes and surrounding areas.

Taunton

NEW Friday 19 November 2021 - Ralph McTell - The Brewhouse, Taunton TA1 1JL
The only 'Hill of Beans' tour in the South-West. www.thebrewhouse.net.

Tavistock

tbc Sunday 17 March 2024 - Baskery - Kings, Pixon Lane, Tavistock PL19 9AZ
Fundraiser for Whitchurch Primary School. Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock trio comprising sisters Greta (banjo, drums, vocals), Stella (double bass, vocals) and Sunniva (guitar, vocals) Bondesson. Spinning outlander folk and angrily countrified stateside traditions through an original emotion storm of turbulent energy and magnificent, Euro-refined artistry Baskery have been expanding minds around the globe with ear-splitting, explosive live performances.  www.baskeryband.com/tour-dates.

NEW Sunday 28 January 2024 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her engaging personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience. “One of the most instantly recognisable voices in current music … Shades of Joni Mitchell in a jam with Karen Carpenter and Lana Del Rey.” Neil March, Trust The Doc. Details
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 December 2023 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Standing. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. Details
www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Sunday 17 December 2023 8pm - Suthering and Windjammer Songs for Wintertide - Tavistock Wharf (map)
A festive collaboration with two of the finest bands on the English folk scene. The Tin Sail Collective (Suthering and Windjammer) come together for a very special Christmas collaboration for the second year in a row. After a hugely successful sell-out performance at The Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) in 2021, they return with an atmospheric, winter-themed evening of folk songs. Combining rich five-part vocal harmonies with harmoniums, whistles, flutes, piano, guitars and accordion, this exciting and dramatic collaboration is a show is not to be missed. Expect unique interpretations of traditional tunes and Christmas favourites, as well as original music from both bands. Join this exciting collective of folk musicians for a memorable evening to drive out the cold and celebrate the winter season! Details  Details www.tavistockwharf.com.

NEW Wednesday 19 July 2023 7.30pm - Wheelhouse Folk Choir - Spyder Studios, Abbey Garden Building, Union Mine Road, Tavistock PL19 0PW
"The Wheelhouse Folk Choir in Tavistock [a 45 strong mixed voice a cappella choir] create an inspiring and joyous sound, bringing together a diverse group of people who obviously enjoy each other’s company and take delight in the shared beauty of song. Under the talented vision and leadership of Heg Brignall and Julu Irvine of folk duo Suthering the choir sing a wonderful variety of material designed to lift the spirits and soothe the soul." Kathryn Roberts. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/582151. For more info and other (free) appearances in Tavistock see www.wheelhousefolkchoir.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 22 December 2022 7.30pm - Wheelhouse Folk Choir: A Winter's Night - St Eustachius Church, 5A Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU
The choir will be singing a selection of songs inspired by winter; from contemporary songwriters including Olivia Chaney, The Decemberists, Karine Polwart and The Staves, to exciting and original interpretations of traditional folk songs. The choir are known for their varied and complex arrangements and the high standard of their singing. Join them for a night of moving, dramatic folk songs to celebrate winter. All proceeds to charity. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/560242.

NEW Friday 17 December 2021 7.30pm - Wheelhouse Folk Choir Winter Concert - Tavistock United Reform Church, Russell St, Tavistock PL19 8BD
Presented by: Dartmoor Folk Collective. Join Tavistock’s 45 strong folk choir for an evening of exciting a cappella music for the festive season. With mulled apple juice and mince pies. Proceeds to a local charity.
www.facebook.com/wheelhousefolkchoir.

Session news Tuesday 24 January 2017 8pm - Acoustic Evening, Copper Penny Inn, Chipshop, Tavistock PL19 8NT
Following on from two trial sessions held last September and October: Monthly acoustic evening, 4th Tuesday of the month, starting 8pm. Held in the large skittle alley next to the bar and all acoustic musicians and singers are welcome. The format is individual or group performances and not a jam session and absolutely no amps! For more information email mitilmusic[at]gmail.com or call 07725 579718.
Note also: Mike & Tilly also a regular acoustic session on the second Tuesday of each month at the Boot Inn in Calstock. The sessions start around 8.15pm and are 'around the table' sessions with singers and acoustic musicians welcome to come along and do their stuff. We also get a few people coming along to listen, too. We usually get a mixture of folk, blues, Americana, old time and a cappella singers too. The sessions are friendly and informal.

Tedburn St Mary

UPDATED Saturday 25 March 2023 - The Exmouth Shanty Men - Village Hall, Crediton Road, Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX6 6DZ
Another outing of our Tall Ships and Tavern Tales concert. But don't forget, no two Tall Ships and Tavern Tales concerts are the same, so no need to limit yourself to one viewing! BYO alcohol and glasses. VH fundraiser. £10 (incl. pasty, tea/coffee); £5 child. Contact Sara Smale on 07801 535 323 or email booking.tsmvillagehall@gmail.com.

NEW Sunday 27 November 2022 7.30pm - A Causley Christmas - St Mary Methodist Chapel, 6 School Lane, Tedburn St Mary EX6 6AA
An evening of Devon songs with a Christmas twist with Jim Causley. Tickets 07837 532704 or tsmtickets@btinternet.com.

NEW Sunday 28 November 2021 7.30pm - Johnny Coppin: ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ - St Mary Methodist Chapel, School Lane, Tedburn St Mary EX6 6AA
With Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury Drawing on material from five Christmas albums, Johnny will present a rich mix of carols and songs old and new, together with stories and folklore. Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/event/519553, or contact Pete Privett direct for more details or non-web bookings - tsmtickets@btinternet.com or 07837 532704.

NEW Sunday 1 December 2019 7.30pm - Johnny Coppin ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ - Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, Exeter EX6 6AA
Carols, songs and stories with Johnny Coppin, accompanied by Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury.
‘Unquestionably at the top of his game’ Acoustic Magazine. Information from Pete Privett on 07837 532704 or tsmtickets@btinternet.com. Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/484603.

NEW Saturday 14 September 2019 - Tedburn Fair - Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX6 6EN
On the Kings Arms Music Stage at the event: 3pm FOS Brothers 4.30m Marnie and 6pm Dirty Money with Sarah Jory. Details, band videos etc. www.facebook.com/events/2237122276598132. £6 on gate, U14 free.

NEW Friday 31 August 2018 9pm - FOS Brothers - Kings Arms, Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX6 6EG
2 sets starting 9pm. Full 4 piece band with Sam, Dave, Pete Bingham bass and Rom Dobbs drums. Weather looking OK so we will be outside in the fresh air! "Highly recommended to lovers of folk with a progressive world music twist. In full flow this band is phenomenal without losing touch of their folk roots" (Tony Colvill). www.fosbrothers.com.

Teignmouth Folk Club & others

NEW Monday 1 April 2024 8pm - Silvington - Teignmouth Folk Club, The Brass, Hollands Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8SR
Guest night with Silvington
. Free admission. More details from Martyn Hillstead 07904 037812. Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

NEW Monday 6 November 2023 8pm - Teignmouth Folk Club, The Brass, Hollands Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8SR
Singers' & Musicians' Open Night. Free admission / raffle / collection. Further details from Martyn Hillstead 07904 037812. Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

NEW Monday 2 October 2023 8pm - Si Barron - Teignmouth Folk Club, The Brass, Hollands Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8SR
Guest night with Si Barron
. Free admission. More details from Martyn Hillstead 01626 778071. Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

NEW Monday 5 June 2023 8pm - Teignmouth Folk Club, The Brass, Hollands Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8SR
Now in its 20th year.
Singers' & Musicians' Open Night. Free. Free admission. More details from Martyn Hillstead 01626 778071. Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/233792233306152.

Teignmouth Other

NEW 21/23 June 2024 - Teignmouth Folk Festival
A weekend of dance and music in the Triangle and around the town. www.teignmouthfolkfestival.co.uk, www.facebook.com/TeignmouthFolkFestival, email info@teignmouthfolkfestival.co.uk:
• Friday 21 June 7.30pm - Concert with Granny's Attic - St. James Church, St. James Precinct, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BT Tickets £18 adv, £20 door.
• Saturday 22 June 7.30pm - Concert with SykesMartin - St. James Church, St. James Precinct, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BT Tickets £18 adv, £20 door.
• Sunday 23 June 5.30pm - Family Ceilidh with The Wren Music Folk Orchestra of East Devon - The Strand Centre, The Strand, Dawlish, EX7 9PT Tickets £10 adult, £5 U16 (must be accompanied). Food/drink available.
• Over 25 dance sides during the weekend in The Triangle, Teignmouth plus The Estuary Band, Teignmouth Youth Choir, Mother's Ruin, The Back Beach Boyz and Celtic Dawn - donations.

NEW Friday 8 March 2024 - Just the B's Knees - Bicton Park Sports Field, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth TQ14 9DQ
Banned from the Moor and the Back Beach Boyz combine to provide an evening of excitement and toe tapping / dancing fun. Doors 8pm. 100% charity event, free entry, £5 suggested donation. Details www.devonfolk.org/events-diary.

NEW Saturday 10 February 2024 7.30pm - Ceilidh with 'Fiddling Fish' - Richard Newton Hall, Higher Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8QP
Fundraiser for Teignmouth Folk Festival. Caller: Sara Dillon. Isambard Gasket Rats providing an interval spot. Tickets £10, contact Martyn on 07904 037812 or email info@teignmouthfolkfestival.co.uk. Bar, free parking and raffle.

NEW 8-10 September 2023 - Teign Maritime & Shanty Festival - Teignmouth/Shaldon
Details www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk. Collecting donations over the festival weekend for the RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage Centre and the Alice Cross Centre. 50 groups.

NEW 24/25 June 2023 - Teignmouth Folk Festival
More morris sides than you can shake a stick or hankie at! Free concerts in the Triangle featuring. Celtic Dawn on Saturday 24th and Queen Anne's Revenge on Sunday 25th. Plus local shanty crew, Bow Movement, will be roaming around town, shivering their timbers, on the Sunday. The Brass pub is hosting informal sessions on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon under the guidance of local performers Amanda Diamond and Eddie Richards. See www.facebook.com/groups/310668965649749.

NEW Saturday 15 April 2023 2- 4pm - Fiddle Workshop: Tom McConville - The Riviera, 4 Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BQ
NEW Saturday 15 April 2023 8pm - Tom McConville in concert - The Riviera, 4 Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BQ
One of the country's finest fiddlers, from Newcastle. He was BBC2 Musician of the year 2009, and was Seth Lakeman’s tutor at Newcastle University and is acknowledged by Seth as the major influence on his playing. He has played with many major artists including Barbara Dickson and Richard Thompson, providing fiddle accompaniment on Richard's recording of "Beeswing".
Workshop admission £10. Limited concert tickets available £15. Advance reservations only. Reservations and information to Hugh on 01626 775517 or email hughdiamond1@hotmail.com.

NEW 17-19 June 2022 - 22nd Teignmouth Folk Festival
See www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk for full festival details and booking form for advanced concert tickets, or phone 01803 290427.
Festival Concerts: (at Bitton House Council Chambers, Bitton Park Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 9DF - map)
Friday 17 June 8-11pm - Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop, support Ben Campbell
Saturday 18 June 8-11pm - The Wilson Family from Billingham, support Jim Causley
Sunday 19 June 2-4.30pm - The New Scorpion Band
During the festival, concert tickets (all @ £14) will be on sale at the temporary office which will be in NEXMOVE Estate Agents – 3 Den Road, Teignmouth (next to the Post Office).
The festival office will open Friday 17 June 11.00am – 5.00pm*; Saturday 18 June 11.00am – 5.00pm*; Sunday 19 June 11.00am – 1.00pm**
*On Friday and Saturday, tickets will be on sale at Bitton House from 6.00pm prior to the evening concerts (subject to availability) and to collect pre-ordered tickets.
**On Sunday afternoon, tickets will be on sale at Bitton House from 1.30pm prior to the concert and to collect pre-ordered tickets.
The festival committee thanks the Town Council for allowing the concerts to be held in the Council Chambers and will be running a licensed bar at the concerts and tea/coffee, biscuits & muffins will be available to purchase.

NEW Saturday 14 March 2020 8pm - Dan Mackinnon - Alice Cross Centre, St. James Precinct, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth TQ14 9BT (map)
Blessed with a glorious baritone voice, a graceful mastery on guitar, and a hearty laugh that delights any room, Dan McKinnon has carved out his own unique, musical path. From early beginnings in the coffee houses, pubs and bars of Atlantic Canada, to yearly tours throughout the UK, Dan’s performances reveal an enduring respect for the past, tempered by a profound attachment to the present. His keenly observed stories and passionately delivered songs convey a deep inquisitiveness into the human condition combined with the rich heritage of the Maritimes. www.danmckinnon.ca. Support: Stephan Nolan, originally from Dublin, is deeply steeped in Irish song, has guested a few times for us, and was a member of CELT; treat it as a St Patrick's Day warm-up. Tickets £10. Information and reservations from Hugh on 01626 775517 or email hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com.

NEW Thursday 21 March 2019 8pm - Skylark - Ice Factory, 10 Somerset Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8EN
Concert with Skylark - traditional and contemporary songs and tunes with fiddle, flute, guitar and mandolin and poet Gill McEvoy. Part of the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. To book:
www.pavillionsteignmouth.org.uk or 01626 249049 or on the door. More info: www.poetryteignmouth.com/festival-2019.html.

Teignmouth - Pavilions Teignmouth

NEW Wednesday 15 May 2024 7.30pm - Gigspanner Trio - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Gigsapanner: Peter Knight, Roger Flack, Sacha Trochet. “With the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, Gigspanner produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” - Spiral Earth. “Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" The Wire. Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Monday 6 May 2024 7.30pm - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
One of the UK’s favourite folk duos, husband and wife Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman understand the importance of coming together as they live in a small village themselves. They bring a variety of songs and stories, based in tradition, presented in an intimate, friendly style. With a simple setup of guitar, piano and vocals they present an evening of pure emotion, shared experience and sheer joy in what they do. Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Friday 3 November 2023 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her engaging personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience. Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

NEW Friday 6 October 2023 7.30pm - Flats & Sharps - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
Four-piece Bluegrass outfit from Penzance. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that'll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.
Details www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk.

Throwleigh

NEW Saturday 14 October 2017 7.30pm - Nicky Swann - St Mary's Church, Throwleigh, NE Dartmoor EX20 2HU (map)
Award winning UK singer songwriter Nicky Swann showcases songs from her latest album.'Tell Them Of Us' is a dark, simmering journey through family history, based around her Uncle’s role as an RAF bomb aimer during the second World War Burma campaign. The songs becomes a vehicle for questioning our moral compass and how we are connected to the past. Visit Nicky's website for a taste of her music www.nickyswann.com. Tickets £10 to include interval refreshments can be booked in advance on 01647 231252 or 01647 21564.

Tiverton

tbc Friday 30 June 2023 - Jim Causley with Mark Norman - Tiverton Library, Phoenix House, Phoenix Ln, Tiverton EX16 6SA
details tba The Folklore of Devon www.jimcausley.co.uk

NEW Saturday 8 April 2023 8pm - Richard Digance - Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, Bolham Rd, Tiverton Devon EX16 6SQ
BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also one of a handful of folksinger/songwriters listed in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters.
Details www.tivertontheatre.com.

Topsham Bridge Inn

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Tickets £10 adv from the Bridge 01392 873862. www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham

NEW Wednesday 27 March 2024 7.30pm - James Dixon - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
With a sound that is both raw and intimate, James Dixon engages his audiences across the country with heartfelt lyrics, soulful vocals and a guitar style described as “red in tooth and claw” (Americana-UK) Dixon is heavily inspired by the likes of Chris Whitley and John Martyn to name a few. Tickets £13 from The Bridge Inn event website: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/thebridgeinn. Presented by Blues South West.

Sold out Sunday 17 March 2024 7.30pm - Joni, Sandy and Me - An Evening with Sally Barker - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ

NEW Wednesday 13 March 2024 7.30pm - FOS Brothers - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
"Guess we will have to dig out some of the old Irish ballads as well as our usual racket." www.fosbrothers.com. Limited tickets, only 50 available. Traditional Irish Stew and porter cake available from 6pm. Concert doors 7.30pm. Booking details for food and concert see www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham or call 01392 873862. Concert £12, food £18.

NEW Wednesday 17 January 2024 7.30pm - Stompin' Dave Electric Band - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Blues South West presents Stompin' Dave's Electric Band at The Bridge Inn, Topsham. 'In other parts of the world they have cyclones, tornadoes and hurricanes, in the UK we have Stompin' Dave. Dave is a phenomenal artist, a great guitar player and vocalist, and an outstanding tap dancer...' Blues in the South. Dave will be joined by Lucy Piper on Drums & Sophie Lord on Bass. Tickets £13 / Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/thebridgeinn.

NEW Saturday 18 November 2023 7.30pm - Eddie Martin, One man Blues band - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Blues South West presents renowned blues musician Eddie Martin who was weened on a folk, electric blues and classic rock soup that left him as at home with acoustic as electric instruments and imbued him with deep respect for the music’s Afro-American roots. A browse of his work shows a broad sweep across genres from quiet folk to loud slide guitar-led Blues Rock but always with intelligent lyrics and arrangements. Tickets / Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/thebridgeinn.

UPDATED Wednesday 8 November 2023 7.30pm - Sarah McQuaid - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Sarah’s wonderful voice will be resounding in the Malt House once again. “One of the most instantly recognisable voices in current music … Shades of Joni Mitchell in a jam with Karen Carpenter and Lana Del Rey” Neil March, Trust The Doc. www.sarahmcquaid.com. Tickets / Details www.thelittleboxoffice.com/thebridgeinn.

NEW Saturday 28 January 2023 7.30pm - Sarah Yeo - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Sarah's music is a combination of a lifetimes inspiration from a huge range of artists such as Gretchen Peters, Garth Brooks, Amos Lee, Katie Pruitt, Ashley Mcbryde, John Denver, Show of Hands, Eagles to name a few. Her vocals are front and centre of her music and her warm rich vocals have been likened to those of Karen Carpenter, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt and more.... from emotional heartfelt Ballads to quirky singalong upbeat songs. The show includes the musical skills of her partner David on bass, harmonica, vocal... Tickets £10 from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862. www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham.

Topsham Folk Club

Coming later at Topsham Folk Club (details www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub):
Sunday 12 May 8pm - Nick Hart & Tom Moore
Sunday 9 June 8pm - Bryony Griffiths & Alice Jones
Sunday 15 September 8pm - Chris Wood
Sunday 3 November 8pm - Blowzabella

NEW Sunday 3 November 2024 8pm - Blowzabella - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The iconic Blowzabella return to Topsham after too many decades. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Sunday 15 September 2024 8pm - Chris Wood - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A welcome return from a genre-shaking musician and song-writer. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org /www.wegottickets.com/TopshamFolkClub.

NEW Sunday 9 June 2024 8pm - Bryony Griffiths & Alice Jones - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Well-known on the grassroots scene for multifarious adventures with different outfits, this pair pitch together their fiddle and guitar and passionate vocals with winning vitality. Songs from Yorkshire. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 12 May 2024 8pm - Nick Hart & Tom Moore - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Rich vocals and sumptuous traditional instruments - "...as gorgeously English – as hazily pastoral as a late August Bramley apple." We liked Nick Hart so much last time that we've invited him back with Tom Moore who we've also seen with Moore Moss Rutter. They've joined forces to create a superb album, the Colour of Amber, of traditional songs and tunes, with some unusual instruments. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 7 April 2024 8pm - Gilmore and Roberts - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 24 March 2024 8pm - Tom McConville and Michael Biggins - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Tom McConville and Michael Biggins are amongst the best traditional musicians around today. Between them, these virtuoso musicians have won BBC Musician of the Year prizes in both England and Scotland. Tom‘s fiddle and Michael’s piano and accordion playing are amongst the finest there is - powerful and exciting with a range of songs performed in great style. They play a variety of music including Irish, Scottish, bluegrass and jazz, all performed with a great sense of style, verve and humour! Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 25 February 2024 8pm - Ben Walker & Kirsty Merryn - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Amazing guitarist Ben Walker (“one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now” – Total Guitar magazine) combined with fabulous singer Kirsty Merryn who you may know from work with Show of Hands. Details
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 28 January 2024 8pm - Reg Meuross (trio) - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
details tba/tbc
www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 22 October 2023 8pm - Granny’s Attic - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength.
www.grannysattic.org.uk. Specially reduced ticket prices for young people under 26; proof of age needed on door. Details/tickets etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

It’s all change at Topsham Folk Club
We’re very sorry to be leaving The Globe Hotel after nearly 28 years but delighted to be welcomed by The Bridge Inn for our singers’ nights which will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 January 2020. Our concerts will remain at Matthews Hall on Sunday evenings and our monthly instrumental sessions currently at The Bridge are changing to the first Monday.

Topsham Other

NEW Friday 14 June 2024 8pm - Topette!! 10th Anniversary Tour - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
In January 2014, Barn Stradling invited his Blowzabella bandmate Andy Cutting, East Anglian fiddler James Delarre and two French musical friends, Tania Buisse and Julien Cartonnet to his home in Bristol, to see what would happen. After three days of playing music, eating, drinking and a great deal of laughter, a new band called Topette!! happened... Details www.wegottickets.com/event/603681.

NEW Saturday 27 April 2024 7pm - Mike Silver - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Singer songwriter of over 50 years, Mike's songs are of longing, love and loss, perceptive and thoughtful, with haunting melodies and heart stopping lyrics. With a voice that is as warm and inviting as the fire in the fireplace on a cold winter’s night, Mike is an outstanding treasure amidst the crowd. Support: David Clement & Phoebe Jane - both accomplished singers in their own right, their journey as a duo is just beginning with an eclectic mix of genres centred around the guitar with both thoughtful covers of well known songs and original songwriting. Details www.circletopsham.com. 50% of all profits donated to the Alzheimers Society & Estuary League of Friends.

NEW Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Sunday 10 March 2024 7.30pm (Doors & Cash Bar 7.00pm) Show of Hands Full Circe II Tour – Newton St Cyres Parish Hall, West Town, Newton St Cyres, Exeter EX5 5BW.
After thirty remarkable years of non-stop touring, music enthusiasts and folk fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer embark on a journey back to where it all began, in Village Halls, Folk Clubs, small Arts Centres, and Community Venues. This gig promises to be a true celebration of their dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them. Steve and Phil will then be taking a well-deserved break from the limelight. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians, Show of Hands.
Tickets £28.00 (No concessions) Unreserved Seating, Cash Bar & Raffle. Available from Nicola 01392 851985 or Pete exeterfolkclub@outlook.com and 01392 210983

details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 20 January 2024 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Mrs Midnights - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
Caller: Pete Langley. Dance off the Christmas pud-- tickets available at Matthews Hall cafe, Topsham Folk Club singers' night or session on January 8th. Raising money of Topsham Pool's pump room maintenance  and St Margaret's Church 'dream big' project to improve the space for community use. Doors 7.20pm. Tickets on door £12, U18 £5. Cafe open for refreshments, beer, wine.

NEW Saturday 22 July 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A special concert with guest the fabulous Chris Hoban. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/The-Lost-Sound-FolkChoir/t-xmaeqjl.

NEW Saturday 28 January 2023 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
The 2023 Solo Tour 'Unlock me and other lockdown laments'. In a brand new one man show Steve will perform material that surfaced over two years of isolation and inactivity. Songs such as the ‘Bristol Slaver’ and ‘You’ll Get By’ were refreshed by headlines and current affairs whilst classic covers such as ‘Forever Young’ and ‘The Boys of Summer’ struck a chord with the thousands that tuned in to his hours of online content. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/563781. Presented by: Rotary Club of Exeter Southernhay and Topsham.

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

NEW Sunday 17 May 2020 8pm - The Bob Dylan Story - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
A stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for an entranced a generation. This special solo acoustic show lovingly and authentically recreates all the classic songs that makes Dylan the living legend he is today. With backdrop projection showing rare footage of the great man himself further illuminating the performance and fascinating insight into the stories behind the songs, make for a memorable and unforgettable trip down memory lane! www.wegottickets.com/event/499180.

NEW Friday 28 February 2020 8pm - Miranda Sykes: Behind the Wall - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The Wall is a roller coaster ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us. www.mirandasykes.com. Contact 01392 879107. (will be) www.wegottickets.com.

Torquay Babbacombe Theatre

NEW Saturday 3 December 2016 - Show of Hands - Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay (map)
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes return with ‘Walk with Me - The Big Autumn Tour’ (last 3 nights) with special guest Megan Henwood. Featuring songs from 25 years at the top and reunited with the exceptionally talented Miranda Sykes once more, big sounds, uncompromising songs and stunning production make for a evening to remember. www.babbacombe-theatre.com,

Torquay - Other

NEW Wednesday 1 May 2024 8pm - Old Baby Mackerel - Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ
Old Baby Mackerel play high-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring a dizzying line-up of renowned UK Bluegrass musicians. Their music uses the rhythmic sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and double bass. Details & tickets: https://fougoumusic.com/fougoufolk.

NEW Saturday 27 April 2024 7.30pm  - Seven Drunken Nights - Princess Theatre, Torquay
A hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of The Dubliners back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour. Details www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay.

NEW Friday 2 February 2024 7.30pm - The Simon and Garfunkel Story - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Takes you back through time, to tell the story of both Paul and Art, from their humble beginnings as rock n roll duo Tom & Jerry, right through their massive success, dramatic breakup and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert. The show features both original photos and film footage, whilst a full live band perform all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound', 'Sound of Silence' and many more! Details www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay.

NEW Sunday 21 January 2024 - Fishermans Friends - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Last few tickets available: https://thefishermansfriends.com/tickets.

NEW Thursday 26 October 8pm - Reg Meuross - Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ
Award-winning Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as ‘one of this country’s finest’ and is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. Captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, and with breadth and depth of material that is unparalleled. Details www.ougoumusic.com/fougoufolk.

Cancelled Wednesday 4 October 2023 8pm - Martin Alvarado + Mikko Helenius - Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
World music: Guitarist Martin Alvarado, undoubtedly one of the most significant Argentinian tango artists in the world today, performs his unique repertoire of tangos with a lyrically poetic and timeless appeal accompanied by pianist and bandoneon player, Mikko Helenius, from Finland. www.fougoumusic.com/fougoufolk.

UPDATED Wednesday 20 September 2023 8pm - Samia Malik with Sukhdeep Dhanjal - Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ
World music: Vocalist Samia Malik accompanied on tabla by the revered maestro Sukhdeep Dhanjal; her new live show is a unique combination of soaring Eastern melodies, powerful and heartfelt lyrics in Urdu and English. www.fougoumusic.com/fougoufolk.

NEW Sunday 29 January 2023 7.30pm - Bully Wee Band Farewell Tour - The Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Meadfoot, Torquay TQ1 2EL
Bully Wee Band return to Devon for this, the last concert of the Farewell Tour. With local boy Colin Reece (vocals and guitar), Ian Cutler from Feast of Fiddles (fiddle, keyboard and vocals), Jim Yardley (vocals, mandolin and whistles) and Fergus Feely (vocals and mandocello) this dynamic band performs traditional and original songs and tunes with a hint of witty banter thrown in, making every year a show not to be missed.  Tickets £15. At the home of the TOADS Theatre Company. Details www.toadslittletheatre.co.uk.

NEW 20-22 April 2018 - Grinagog Festival (multi-genre) - Torquay
Saturday - Torre Abbey - Jim Causley / The Drystones / Cut A Shine / Stompin' Dave / Forest Of Fools / Henge / Bert Miller & The Ammal Folk / Judelman Interstate Express / New York Brass Band / Elmore Goes Electric; Sounolaunch Chapel Sessions - Josh Short / Holly Morwenna / Sadie Horler / Chris Thomas / Ben Morgan-Brown / Great Big Feet and featuring Drop In The Ocean; Frighdays Presents - Sam Tanner / Lee Johnson / Samuel Wulf (Solo) / Alex Hart / Philip Bell / Brook Ward / The Diamond Family Archive / Cydney Brown. Full weekend programme, details etc. www.grinagogfestival.com.

NEW Friday 2 December 2017 - The Wurzels - Boots & Laces, Plainmoor, Torquay
Tickets £18 which includes a free pint of Strongbow Cloudy Apple or a soft drink. Tickets from Boots & Laces on 01803 313377 or for card bookings 01626 872340.

Torrington

NEW Friday 27 March 2020 - Ninebarrow Band - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, 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. For the first time the duo will not only be joined by cellist and long term collaborator, Lee MacKenzie, but also the extraordinary talent of John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion. Details www.theploughartscentre.org.uk.

NEW 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.

2018
Occasional Feature: Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington
/ George Hotel, South Molton
Out of our usual coverage area, but with programmes always worth a mention; all events can be found on www.theploughartscentre.org.uk:
Thursday 5 April - Andy Irvine (P)
Saturday 21 April - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll (G)
Friday 27 April – Calan (G)
Saturday 5 May - Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman (P)

Totnes

NEW Friday 20 September 2024 8pm - Martin & Eliza Carthy - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform an eclectic range of songs and tunes from their vast family repertoire, drawing from the traditional canon as well as selections from a more contemporary songbook. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com. Early bird tickets available.
Also: Thursday 19 September at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

NEW Friday 5 April 2024 8pm - Sam Lee - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Join us in this beautiful setting for a concert from this Mercury-nominated singer, folksong collector, and conservationist who has helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com. Early bird tickets available.

NEW Friday 10 November 2023 8pm - Matthew and the Atlas - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Matthew Hegarty (Matthew and the Atlas) has traversed a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a songwriting style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process, Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and and the US. His new album is out this autumn. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com.

NEW Saturday 21 October 2023 8pm - Jesca Hoop - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw Jesca Hoop move to the UK from California. Her most recent album “Stonechild”, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), received huge acclaim from fans and critics alike, and it’s easy to see why: her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com.

NEW Wednesday 26 July 2023 7.30pm - Lisa O'Neill - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
It’s a rich and rare reward indeed for a singer to feature in the final episode of one of the most watched television series in the world. Lisa O’Neill did that when she sang Bob Dylan’s All the Tired Horses in the Peaky Blinders finale. Her song Blackbird was earlier in the series too. Lisa O’Neill has quietly built a reputation for herself with her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice. ‘One of the most striking folk singers performing today’ The Guardian. Details www.cabaretvoltaireevents.com.

NEW Tuesday 9 May 2023 7.30pm - Chris While with Johnny Heyes - Music At The Farmhouse, The Farmhouse, Lower Broomborough, Totnes TQ9 5LX
Johnny Heyes is a stunning guitarist who has worked with Chris While and Julie Matthews on their last 3 albums. He is a revered teacher at the Royal Northern College of music with an impressive pedigree which includes playing with legendary artists such as Mica Paris and Tito Jackson.Details www.wegottickets.com/event/571007.

NEW Saturday 11 March 2023 7.30pm - Hugh Lupton: Crying Like a Fire in the Sun - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
A stunning new set of stories from one of Britain's greatest wordsmiths, full of spirit, passion and humanity. Demons and Angels, Animals and Birds, Men and Women and the Voice from the Heart of the Whirlwind contend in this rich interweaving of tales spliced with songs and spoken lyrics from the visionary end of Bob Dylan's repertoire. www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 11 December 2022 5pm - Harbottle  & Jonas - United Free Church, 56 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU
Carols, songs and stories. Tickets see www.harbottleandjonas.com.

NEW Sunday 8 December 2019 4pm - The Lost Sound - Dartmoor Folk Choir - St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD (map)
Directed by Sandra Smith, an afternoon concert of winter songs, organised and sponsored by Heart and Soul Funerals. Tickets £8:50 adv, £10 door. See: www.thelostsound.co.uk. Doors 3.30pm.

Totnes Barrel House

tbc Saturday 9 November 2024 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Details (tba)
www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 19 October 2024 8pm - 3 Daft Monkeys - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
3 Daft Monkeys are a dynamic live music sensation, seamlessly blending folk music traditions with an infectious energy that defines them as the ultimate festival band. Details
www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Friday 7 June 2024 8pm - Jacob & Drinkwater - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
UK alt-folk duo. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 8pm - River Roots - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Free-spirited singer-songwriters River Roots are a good-vibe, acoustic folk-roots duo from the UK. A powerful symbiosis of soulful male/female harmonies. River Roots have a playful uplifting vibe that will nourish your soul as they seamlessly weave between soothing melodies to funky upbeat feel-good songs. Their music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and the profound experiences and connections made on their travels. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 15 May 2024 7.30pm - Lon Dubh - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Lon Dubh are a three part harmony trio singing hypnotic original songs inspired by landscapes of Ireland and its ancient folklore. Expect carefully crafted songs for three voices that sound like they’ve always existed. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 9 May 2024 7.30pm - Good Habits - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
‘Quarter Life’ Album Release Tour. One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK, Good Habits’ award-winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim and opportunities to play at Glastonbury, WOMAD, and more in the short 4 years they have been performing. “English folk musicianship at its 21st century best.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6. Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 20 April 2024 8pm - Martha Tilston - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Martha has constantly experimented with her musical parameters. From folk songs she has known since childhood to piano ballads, electronica and trip-hop. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Friday 12 April 2024 8pm - Anna Anise + boci - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Anna Anise is a warm summer breeze of feel-good folk, captivating audiences with her lyrical storytelling and glorious melodies. Anna’s passion for community through music is evident in her infectious energy onstage and ability to bring a whole room together with a hooky chorus. Genres: trad folk, alt folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic. For fans of: The Staves, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, Laura Marling. boci is an innovative violinist and songwriter creating alt-folk songs and instrumentals. Genres: alt folk, prog folk, singer-songwriter, alt pop. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 14 March 2024 8pm - Baskery - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock trio comprising sisters Greta (banjo, drums, vocals), Stella (double bass, vocals) and Sunniva (guitar, vocals) Bondesson. Spinning outlander folk and angrily countrified stateside traditions through an original emotion storm of turbulent energy and magnificent, Euro-refined artistry Baskery have been expanding minds around the globe with ear-splitting, explosive live performances. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 10 March 2024 7.30pm - Cerys Hafana - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Triple harpist/multi-instrumentalist and singer from Machynlleth in mid Wales, Cerys mangles, mutates and transforms traditional music to forge a new, unique modern Welsh sound all of her own. She will be playing songs from her latest album Edyf (The Guardian Folk Album Of The Year), alongside some brand new material. Cerys has won over audiences from Green Man to the Eisteddfod and from BBC 6 Music Festival to Celtic Connections with her magical, progressive sound. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 November 2023 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements’ – Americana UK Partners in life and in music, dynamic Devon-based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Details www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

Totnes Bay Horse Inn

NEW Thursday 19 January 2023 7.30pm - Anna Anise - Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP (map)
An evening of live music hosted by Adrian Birtwell Straw Hat Studios featuring Anna Anise. Anna's music is Indie Folk infused with stories and strings. Free entry.

NEW Friday 23 August 2019 7.30pm - Lvov Affair - Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP (map)
Led by accordionist Basil Bunelik who grew up in the Ukrainian town of Lvov, his trio plunder the richness of East European folk music and present a wonderful variety of music and songs from Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Romania, including klezmer and gypsy all played with authentic style and passion. https://bunelik.wixsite.com/lvov. Free admission, part of the Bay Horse beer festival.

NEW Sunday 26 May 2019 8pm - Trio of Men - Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP (map)
Trio of Men are municipal song-makers, a band who lead music-based projects and performances in South Devon and beyond. Their work together combines music with all-ages creative community involvement, projected imagery, humour and story. As three musician/performers, they regularly sing in 7/8 time about the Victorian engineer Oliver Heaviside, perform their own songs about illness and neighbours, sing new adaptations from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs and write instant songs with festival goers. www.trioofmen.org/about. Sea Change Festival fringe gig. (www.seachangefestival.co.uk 24-26 May)

Totnes Bogan House

UPDATED Wednesday 26 October 2016 8pm - Totnes Storytell+ - Bogan House, 43 High St, Totnes TQ9 5NP (map)
Opposite the Civic Hall / Market Square. Open evening of stories; poems; music & song with local performers. New performers welcome. Performers £2, non-performers 3. BYO drinks. Contacts: Mavis 01364 72972, Ruth 01803 732312 or Lin 01803 863558.

Totnes Civic Hall

NEW Tuesday 13 February 2024 8pm - Sharon Shannon Trio - Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF (map)
Sharon is a musician who continues to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including The Waterboys, John Prine, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, The RT Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, Shane McGowan, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Kirsty MacColl, Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinéad OConnor, Imelda May and- a list that is testament to Sharon's versatility as well as talent. Tickets www.sharonshannon.com/tour.

NEW Sunday 18 September 2022 7.30pm - SykesMartin - Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF (map)
In this exciting new collaboration from two of British folk´s finest voices, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band) join forces to present a set of songs that take them back to their shared roots. Miranda and Hannah have spent many years playing on the British folk scene, but neither has ever dedicated an entire set to traditional song. Centred around their deep knowledge of roots music, and a love of harmony singing, they bring together old songs with new ideas; ancient tales with bass, fiddle, and banjo; and two mesmerising storytellers joining voices to create a spine-tingling testimonial to our shared musical heritage. https://edgelarks.co.uk/sykesmartin. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/554325.

NEW Saturday 27 July 2019 7.30pm - Spooky Men's Chorale - Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF (map)
The manchoir emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 15 years ago and, armed with no more than their impressively cavernous vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats, have been gleefully wooing audiences throughout Australia, NZ and the UK ever since. Brandishing a shiny brand new CD Welcome to The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK in 2019, ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers and immaculate man anthems. Acclaimed a capella choir Glorious Chorus will be supporting. Details, tickets £22+/£18+ etc. https://spookymen.com/event/2-3/.

Totnes Early Music Society

NEW Saturday 21 September 2019 7.30pm - Ensemble Hesperi: The Pheasant's Eye - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Totnes Early Music Society: Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms. Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Details www.totnesearlymusic.org.

Totnes Folk Club

NEW Thursday 8 February 2024 8pm - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer - Totnes Folk Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
We have our first guests in quite a while and a special duo they are.We have had them several times over the years and they have gone from strength to strength with songs and tunes on bouzouki, guitar, accordion nyckelharpa, small pipes and maybe even a cow horn! Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

NEW Thursday 11 January 2024 8pm - Singers night - Totnes Folk Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
It's the start of a new year and hopefully you are all refreshed and ready for the first Club of 2024. January is another singers night with songs from our terrific floor singers. 2023 saw quite a few fresh faces at TFC as well as lots of our regulars and the efforts that everyone made to make each club night special were terrific. Let's do it again in 24! It would also be great to see some of you back who didn't make it last year...... Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

NEW Thursday 8 November 2023 8pm - Singers night - Totnes Folk Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Rumour has it Silvington will be in attendance. "Well worth the quid or two to get in." Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

NEW Thursday 13 October 2022 8pm - Singers night - Totnes Folk Club, Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
Another of our fine singers nights at TFC. As usual it will be held upstairs. A quid or 2 to get in and worth every penny! See you there. Contact: Andy Clarke 01803 732312.

Tradewinds Scoriton - two phones nos. 631506 on their email (also 631308)

NEW Sunday 29 January 2017 7.30pm - Trade Winds - Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton, nr Buckfastleigh (map)
A Dartmoor Come-All-Ye session for singers, storytellers, poets, musicians and everybody else. Trade a poem for a song for a story for music for fine company. Call Simon or Sue Williams 01364 631506 for information or email susan@farmhouse.ac.
NB:
From now on, Trade Winds will always be on the last Sunday of the month, not the fourth as before. Hopefully, the change should make it easier to remember in the coming months

Sunday 13 December 2015 7pm - Trade Winds Christmas Party - Scoriton Village Hall, near Buckfastleigh (map)
More Trade Winds goodies, with a festive flourish and a buffet supper to get you in the mood for the 25th. As every year, we ask people to bring food to share, so we can have a grand buffet in the middle of the evening. Also, there will be a raffle to cover the cost of hiring the hall, so we ask anybody who can to bring a prize to bolster the raffle table. Simon and Susan, tel. 01364 631308.
A Dartmoor Come-All-Ye session for singers, storytellers, poets, musicians and everybody else.

Sunday 23 October 2011 7.30pm - Tradewinds - Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton nr Buckfastleigh (map)
A Dartmoor Come-All-Ye session for singers, storytellers, poets, musicians and everybody else. Trade a poem for a song for a story for music for fine company. Call Simon or Sue Williams 01364 631506 for information or email susan@farmhouse.ac.

Sunday 28 October 2012 7.30pm - Trade Winds - Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton (map) nr Buckfastleigh
It's that time of the month again when we all gather for another evening of poems, songs, stories and music, collectively known as Trade Winds. It would be great to see anybody who would like to contribute or just to sit and listen. All are very welcome.
Call Simon or Sue Williams for information on 01364 631506 or email susan@farmhouse.ac

Tunelink

NEW Wednesday 29 November 2023 7.30pm - Tunelink Fiddle Group Workshop - Bridgetown Community Hall, Hope Close, Totnes, TQ9 5YD
Led by Griselda Sanderson. For intermediate-advanced fiddlers to explore traditional folk repertoire in the company of others. Music will be taught by ear, but notation will be available. You will learn new tunes and part-playing with music from Scandinavia, Scotland and beyond. Pay what you can £8, £10, £12. To book email gris_sanderson@hotmail.com.

NEW Autumn Course - Evening workshops in traditional music and dance - Totnes
Wednesday evenings 7.00-8.30pm: September 18 & 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 30, November 6, 13, 20 & 27. Sessions held in the Pulse building behind Totnes Library TQ9 5RP, led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. £8 pp per session, £6 pp for family groups. Contact tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, Gris: 07792 319809, Louis: 07708 298146 for more information.  www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW.

NEW Friday 19 April 2019 - Tunelink Spring Ceilidh with Jiginaboot Ceilidh Band - Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington TQ9 6HY (map)
Dance in the spring with our guest ceilidh band Jiginaboot, complete with caller and all the way from the Scottish Borders! Plus Celtic circle dances to start the night with music from the Tunelink Players. Tickets: £8 adult, £4 U16, £20 family (2+2). Available online: search www.eventbee.com for "Tunelink Ceilidh". Or contact Louis and Gris to book tickets in person and pick up local to Totnes: 01803 864286 / 07708 298146 / 07792 319809, tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com. Doors 7pm. BYO refreshments.

West Charleton

NEW Friday 23 November 2018 - Silvington and Friends - Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth
Featuring Ben Campbell, Anton Horwich, Keith Fennell and Claire Fielding.
Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music. www.silvington.org. Tickets £10 from 01548 810806, email johnfconnor@aol.com, or via Folk on the Moor. In aid of Navy Wings, Fleet Air Arm charity.

NEW Saturday 27 October 2018 - Silvington - Village Hall, West Charleton, nr Kingsbridge TQ7 2AG (map)
Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music. Tickets £10 including pasty supper from 01548 531241 / 531562 in aid of St Mary's West Charleton.

Whimple

NEW Tuesday 17 January 2023 6pm - Whimple Wassail
Sent in by Jim Causley. Free event. Begins outside the Whimple Heritage Centre, Lockyers Linhay, Church Road, Whimple EX5 2TA 6pm. Wear wellies and warm, waterproof clothing. Bring a small mug to partake of the ‘wassail’ and something to bag or make noise with! Finishes at Whimple Cricket Club where pasties and other refreshments are served for a modest price. NB: the entire procession involves walking from one side of the village to the other. For more information visit:
www.whimple.org.

NEW Saturday 10 December 2022 7.30pm - A Causley Christmas - St Mary’s Church, The Square, Whimple EX5 2SZ
A concert of Devon songs with a Christmas twist with Jim Causley. With support from Tale Valley Choir. Tickets £10 ( incl. mulled wine and mince pies) available from Whimple Stores or www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Friday 8 July 2022 - Jim Causley - Victory Hall, School Hill, Whimple EX5 2TS
An evening of West Country Folk Music featuring Jim Causley and support. Doors/Bar 7 pm..This event forms part of the Whimple Week celebrations. Tickets £10 from Village Shop; on the door; or www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jim-causley-tickets-342765339357?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch.

NEW Sunday 23 February 2020 - Harbottle & Jonas - The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple EX5 2QQ
Husband and wife duo who combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, cittern, stomp box and acoustic guitar. www.thirstyfarmer.co.uk.

NEW Friday 15 November 2019 7.30pm - The Black Feathers - Talaton Parish Hall, Talaton, nr Whimple EX5 2RF
The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, whose perfectly paired voices intertwine effortlessly to create a genre defying sound. Combining elements of folk, roots, Americana, and southern rock, the duo have been touring all over the world, winning over new fans of all ages everywhere they go. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Widecombe

NEW Tuesday 12 September 2023 9am 'til late - Widecombe Fair - Widecombe in the Moor
All the usual fun of the fair,
with a full programme of great music in various venues, including Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch, Jim Causley & Bill Murray and Ashburton Community Folk Orchestra. Music schedule not found online (as at 21/8/23) but may become available here www.widecombefair.com or here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064659793345.

NEW Thursday 27 July 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley - St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor
Jim will be singing a collection of Dartmoor songs and will be backed on some of them by the Widecombe Singers, who did a similar job for Chris Hoban back in 2018.Tickets £12 from Daf Edwards on 07957 280129 or dafedwards53@gmail.com.

NEW Tuesday 13 September 2022 all day - Folk at Widecombe Fair - Widecombe in the Moor
A full programme of music 10am to 10pm on the main stage, plus more (including morris dancing) 10am to 4pm on the village green and in the garden of the Rugglestone Inn. www.widecombefair.com. www.facebook.com/Widecombe-Fair-1661976267354256.
Main Stage - Fair Field Beer Tent; 10.00 Saff Juno; 11.00 Rhythm & Shoes; 12.00 Beltones & Naughty Corner; 13.00 Banned from the Moor; 14.00 Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch; 15.00 The Lazy Divide; 16.00 Steve Jenner; 17.00 Jim Causley & Bill Murray; 18.00 Back Beach Boyz; 19.00 JAR; 20.00 Five Finger Discount; 21.00 Red Dirt Band
Village Green; 10.00 Banned from the Moor; 11.00 Ashburton Community Folk Orchestra; 12.00 Steve Jenner; 13.00 Back Beach Boyz; 14.00 Jim Causley & Bill Murray; 15.00 Beltane Border Morris
Rugglestone; 12.00 Dartmoor Border Morris; 13.00 Saff Juno; 14.00 Naughty Comer Sneaky Session

NEW Friday 6 March 2020 - Nancy Kerr & Luke Daniels & - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
Tickets £13 for gig only, £25 for (pre-booked) dinner & gig. Contact Daf Edwards on 07957 280129 or dafedwards53@gmail.com to book. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.The cafe is licensed. Doors open at 6.30 for diners, 7.30 for non-diners.

NEW Friday 31 January 2020 - Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta - The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor
A lovely cosy evening of good food followed by singing, playing, recitations - whatever you want to do! It's a non-scary occasion to try out any skills that haven't been showcased before among old shanties, silly songs and quite a lot of laughter. Menu: 2 courses for £16.50 (beef goulash, fish bouillibaise, lentil & coconut curry, plus a hot pud - fruit crumble or similar - or cheese & biccies). You don't have to choose in advance and there's nothing stopping you opting for a spoonful of each on your plate, if that's what you want. Contact Daf Edwards on 07957 280129 or dafedwards53@gmail.com to book.

NEW Rescheduled from 9 June
Sunday 21 July 2019  - The Ruggle Regatta - Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor

Free event. Line-up: Back Beach Boyz from Teignmouth, followed by Wild Goose, Skylark, Widecombe Singers, Raven’s Return and then Banned from the Moor. www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

Willand

BackStage Devon - a new music venue at Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
Website
www.backstagedevon.co.uk. Ticketing www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon.
Current (folk) programme; other genres too:
Saturday 25 June - Steve Tilston
Thursday 14 July - Phil Beer
Saturday 20 August - Sarah McQuaid
Saturday 3 September - Miranda Sykes & Hannah Martin
Saturday 10 September - Steve Knightley

Saturday 24 September -
Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

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

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

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

NEW Saturday 20 August 2022 8pm - Sarah McQuaid - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
“She reached parts other singers fail to do ... There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. ” - Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World); “Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals ... enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.” - PopMatters; “Her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” - Huffington Post. www.sarahmcquaid.com.
Details www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 14 July 2022 8pm - Phil Beer - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
‘Songs of the Road’ tour. The first set will be short and sweet and taken from Phil's standing repertoire. The hour long second half will knit together a number of traditional, contemporary, and original songs about travelling. These will be arranged for the usual array of instruments and will tell the story of being on the road, both now and in older times. ‘Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler’ - The Truth.
Details www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 25 June 2022 8pm - Steve Tilston - BackStage Devon, Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. Support: Verity Greenway. Details www.ticketsource.co.uk/backstage-devon. www.backstagedevon.co.uk.

Wren misc

NEW Sunday 5 March 2023 3-4.45pm - Wren Music: Songs of Her Story - Emmanuel Hall, Emmanuel Road, St Thomas, Exeter EX4 1EJ
Special performance celebrates the lives of remarkable women. The Wren Music Her Story Choir returns to Exeter with a free performance to mark International Women’s Day and to herald the start of Wren Music's 40th anniversary celebrations. Details www.wrenmusic.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 29 October 2022 - Wren Music: Family Music Day - Okehampton
Wren Music will be hosting a selection of musical events suitable for all ages across Okehampton town centre. Morning workshops, an afternoon ceilidh, a lunchtime pub session and an evening concert featuring Jim Causley. No advance booking required. Details www.wrenmusic.co.uk/event/family-music-day.

NEW 22-24 October 2021 - Wren Music Folk Festival - Wren Music, Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR
Back for its 21st year, formally the Baring-Gould Folk Weekend, the Wren Music Folk Festival is hosted by the professional musicians at Wren Music, in easy-access indoor venues across the centre of the old market town of Okehampton, Devon. Over the weekend the artists and audience create one very special community. The weekend features concerts, workshops for singers and players, folk clubs and pub sessions. There will be a Saturday night Ceilidh and local dance sides performing across the weekend. The ‘Share the Stage’ concerts put you on the bill with the artists. This year Wren welcomes accordion players Mel & Kat Biggs, performing as a rare duo. Back by popular demand, international singer Lucky Moyo, who has performed for Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. Also Scott Gardiner, an award-winning singer of Scottish folk and bothy ballads. You’ll also see local favourites and the full Wren Ensemble. All artists perform and run workshops across the weekend. There will be delicious home-cooked food and local ales available at all events. Join the special Saturday supper with the artists, games and fun, and Sunday features the annual Prize Conker Competition. There will be events specifically for families and all ages are welcome. Weekend tickets just £45. Discounted tickets for groups and families. Full programme and ticket booking: www.wrenmusic.co.uk/event/wren-music-folk-festival.

NEW Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project
Saturday 24 June 2017 7.30pm - Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple - for tickets, contact 01837 53754
Saturday 1 July 2017 7.30pm - Palace Theatre, Paignton - for tickets, contact 01803 665800
Saturday 8 July 2017 7.30pm - Beehive, Honiton - for tickets, contact 01404 384050
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert. Tickets £5, U16s £3

NEW Thursday 6 April 2017 7.30pm - Jim Payne & Wren Music - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Part of ‘Shore to Shore Revisited’  - a lecture, recital and concert tour given by Newfoudland’s Jim Payne and Devon’s Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker of Wren Music. Jim Payne is a renowned Newfoundland folk singer who is best known for performing Newfoundland’s traditional sea shanties and plays many instruments, including the guitar, violin, accordion and mandolin. Besides being a singer, he is a storyteller, actor and writer. He also teaches Newfoundland square and step dances. Wren Music runs choirs, orchestras and youth groups throughout Devon and provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to make music, including those with special educational needs and disabled adults and children. In 2016, Paul and Marilyn received the prestigious Gold Badge from the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their work in general, and for their contribution as performers and song collectors, notably their work with the Baring-Gould collection. Paul is chairman of the Devonshire Association’s Music Section. Tickets £10+ from www.wegottickets.com/event/388390. www.cygnettheatre.co.uk. Tel. 01392 277189..

NEW Saturday 16 July 2016 7-9pm - Wren Music presents a Special Summer Concert - Southernhay URC Church, Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1QD
The concert will feature three fantastic Wren groups who will be playing both separately and together. The show will open with the premiere performance from the Fiddle Orchestra of Devon led by Becki Driscoll. There is something very special about the sound of many bowed instruments playing beautifully and in harmony with each other. Then the delights of the Mandolin Orchestra of Devon (MOoD) led by Matt Norman. The MOoD repertoire ranges from Early Music through Baroque and Classical as well as folk tunes and some fun pieces, a rare treat for us to hear them here too. The evening will close with a performance from Rough Music; around 90 musicians on diverse instruments playing together from a repertoire that will include local music collected by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould of Lew Trenchard in West Devon, other traditional South West music in addition to 17th and 18th Century English pieces. The evening promises to be something very special. www.wrenmusic.co.uk. Free entry with a collection.

Saturday 5 July 2014 10am-5pm - Bagpipe Day Workshops - Fairplace Church Hall, Okehampton EX20 1DT
All day bagpipe workshop with Andy Letcher and David Faulkner £40/£30 concs). Absolute beginners session led by Phil Williams 2-5pm, bagpipes provided, limited spaces available, bookings preferred, £18/£13 concs). Prices include ticket to evening dance. Details, ticketing etc. at www.wrenmusic.co.uk or phone 01837 53754.

Saturday 5 July 2014 7pm - French & Breton Folk Workshop & Dance - Charter Hall, Market Street, Okehampton EX20 1AA
with WOD and The Eelgrinders. Dance workshop 7pm led by Carrie Atkinson and Jenny Dodwell with music from Possion Rouge - Dance 8pm with bar by Ale and Cake. Tickets £8/£6 concs), dance workshop included. Contact 01837 53754, www.wrenmusic.co.uk.

Saturday 12 July 2014 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Fairplace Church, Okehampton EX20 1DT
Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the West Country‘s award winning acoustic duo Show of Hands and is Patron of Wren Music’s Baring-Gould Folk weekend and as such donates proceeds of one concert per year to help support the event. Online ticketing www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/phil-beer-in-concert-tickets-11842367841?aff=es2&rank=0. www.wrenmusic.co.uk or phone 01837 53754.

Misc

Monday 26 April 2010 2.30pm - Dartington's Soundart Radio 102.5 FM
also webstreaming at www.soundartradio.org.uk, has a folk show on alternate Mondays 2.30-3pm.

 

Friday 5 March 2010 8-11pm - Fest Noz French and Breton Music and Dance - Palstone Recreation Room, South Brent (map)
Regular first Friday event at the sports field on the eastern edge of South Brent. No previous experience necessary. £3.50. Contact louise.scammell[at]gmail.com.

 

Saturday 10 December 2011 8.30pm - Martin Harley - Devonport Guildhall (map)
Performances at Glastonbury’s Acoustic and Avalon stages have cemented his popularity as part of the UK’s acoustic scene and the home grown, hard touring approach he's employed over the last eight years has built a strong fan base worldwide. The 'British Americana' sound is influenced by Delta Blues and Gypsy Jazz and has produced a road worn style of balladry that feels as comfortable and real as an old pair of shoes you just can’t throw away. www.myspace.com/martinharleyband Tickets £8 adv (01752 395028) /£10 door www.realideas.org/devonportguildhall

 

Saturday 1 February 2014 8pm - Blackheart - Stokeinteignhead Village Hall (map)
Folk duo Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington, samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. Tickets 01803 316993.

Friday 7 February 2014 - Blackheart - Willand Village Hall nr Cullompton
Folk duo Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington, samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. No further details available.

Sunday 23 February 2014 8pm - Blackheart - Whipton Community Hall, Exeter
Samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. Contact 01392 468319.

Saturday 13 September 2014 8pm - Blackheart - Landscove Victory Hall, nr Ashburton
Samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. details tba

Saturday 20 September 2014 8pm - Blackheart - Tipton St John Hall, nr Sidmouth
Samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. details tba

Friday 26 September 2014 8pm - Blackheart - Broadwoodkelly Hall, N of Okehampton
Samples www.blackheartmusic.co.uk. Contact 01837 83625.

 

Saturday 12 April 2014 - Steve Tilston Trio - South Pool Village Hall, Herring Street, South Pool, nr Kingsbridge TQ7 2RP (map)
Stuart and Keith are this talented, happy bunch who bring you a wonderful mix of trad folk with US Blues. They make great music, combining the fiddle and harmonica with vocals. The trio brings out the jauntier side of Steve’s writing. They have been praised by Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2 and had an award from Mike Harding, so they are very much in demand. www.stevetilston.com. 7.00pm for 7.30pm prompt supper, followed by our guest musicians. Raffle and bar. Tickets £18, available from Maddie Marchand email madelinemarchand1[at]gmail.com, te. 01548 531979.

Sunday 25 May 2014 2-9pm - The Heart Of Devon Festival - Bow, on A3072 between Copplestone & Okehampton
A free, family friendly festival, which takes place in Bow Village Field (EX17 6HU), with music , over 30 Craft, plant & food stalls and a display of Vintage Vehicles. Hot food available using local produce along with a fully licensed bar. All at non-inflated prices. We have an amazing line up this year which includes, David Harbottle & Freya Jonas, Street Heat Samba Band, India Electric Co (Cole Stacey & Joseph O Keefe), Michael Tinker, Reggae Band (Surface Festival finalist's) Audio Razor, Sitting Pretty and Eat The Rich. Please feel free to bring along a picnic but we do ask that all alcohol consumed is purchased from our licensed bar. See www.theheartofdevon.co.uk for more details.

 

Thursday 16 October 2014 8pm - Cole Stacey & Joseph O'Keefe - Exeter Golf & Country Club, Countess Wear, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE
Support: Sarah Yeo. In aid of Hospiscare, the Exeter-based cancer charity, and chosen charity for the year of the club's president. Tickets £14 may be obtained by calling the Club on 01392 874139 or by contacting info@exetergcc.co.uk.

 

Sunday 23 November 2014 - Scraping The Barrel - The Crown & Anchor, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS
The tremendous trio of Nik, Les, and David, aka Scraping The (Soggy Bottom Of The Stone Soup) Barrel, will be once again plying their trademark Americana Blue Folk Diddlyeye for the entertainment of Plymouth's weekend revellers.

Friday 28 November 2014 7.30pm - Wren Band: When the Moon is Full - Stowford Community Centre, Sidmouth EX10 9YL
When the Moon is Full A programme about Werewolves! Inspired by Sabine Baring-Gould’s Book of Werewolves, The Wren Music musicians are doing a mini tour of Devon during November, with a touch of Gothic. Devon’s eccentric clergyman, Sabine Baring-Gould, famous for his hymn ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ is well-known as a Folklorist, but perhaps less well-known for giving classes with a bat on his shoulder and for his interest in Werewolves! Champions of local folk song and legend, the Wren Band bring a programme of rich harmonies and top-class musicianship, which will appeal to Harry Potter fans and lovers of Dartmoor legend alike. Tickets £12 (U18 £10). More details online ticketing see www.wrenmusic.co.uk/wrenband.

 

Saturday 27 December 2014 - An Evening of Breton and French Dance - Cadeleigh Village Hall, NW of Crediton
with Stilouen, Poisson Rouge, John Mills & Kate Price. £10 on door. Bar. Food.
Sunday 28 December 2014 - Free For All - Chez Phil and Tania, Postcode for satnav EX16 8HU
Metheglin ~ Le Raz ~ Pete & Karen - Stilouen Friends. Bring and share food etc. Camping, barn camping & camper vans welcome. Further details ring 01884 242752.

 

 

Saturday 26 September 2015 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Cromwell Arms, Bovey Tracey
Part of an all-day fundraising event for Macmillan Nurses. In amongst other events and entertainments to be held during the day, The Exmouth Shanty Men will be giving their all from 8pm. For all further info, enquiries, etc, please see www.thecromwellarms.co.uk.

Tuesday 15 December 2015 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Bay Horse Inn, Totnes
In association with Skinners Brewery. The second of this year’s late-night shopping evenings in the town. Expect the pub to be busy! www.bayhorsetotnes.com.

Tuesday 26 January 2016 8pm - Exmouth Shanty Men - Clovelly Bay Inn, Turnchapel, Plymouth
In association with Sinners Brewery. from 20.00 hrs. This delightful venue overlooking the river Plym last hosted the ‘buoys’ two years ago and a fabulous evening was had by all. The food at the Inn is superb! www.clovellybayinn.co.uk.

 

Wednesday 14 October 2015 8pm - Red Dirt Skinners - The Red Lion, Shobrooke
The band's rule-breaking individuality has led to them being the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards. The band’s music has wide appeal and comfortably blends Blues, Americana, Folk and Country Music. Audiences the world over describe them as “refreshingly different”. From the first song of the show, it is immediately evident that they love performing live. The Skinners’ close vocal harmonies have been described as “sublime” and “beyond perfection”. Rob and Sarah particularly love the opportunity to interact with audiences both during and after their shows. www.reddirtskinners.com. Tickets £7 from The Red Lion or tel 01363 775468.

 

Sunday 15 November 2015 70pm - Rosa Rebecka: EP Launch 'Home' - Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter EX4 3AT
Singer-songwriter and folk performer Rosa Rebecka launches her latest EP Home with Folkstock records. Known for her arresting acoustic performances, Rosa will use the Bike Shed’s intimate space to full effect, combining emotional intensity with vocal virtuosity, and using a host of instruments to create a journey for the listener, filled with joy, warmth and sorrow. “A lyrical, sun-dappled and golden voice, tinged with a hint of steely moonlight that brings to mind Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell” BBC Music. Tickets £8/£10 on 01392 434169 www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk.

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World Unlimited -  Further info (Graham Radley) 01803 875527 or world.unlimited@o2.co.uk. www.worldunlimited.co.uk. Doors 7.00pm
you can buy tickets direct from 01803 875527/07815 620402 (no booking fee) or online

NEW Tuesday 24 October 2023 7.30pm - Budapest Cafe Orchestra - Deco Lounge, The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB
Last year the show sold out with people waiting at the door to get in. The refreshingly unconventional, snappily attired boutique orchestre extraordinaire - BCO redeliver Balkan and Russian traditional gypsy and folk music in their own fresh and surprising way. Admired for their artful distillations of the masterpieces of the great Romantic composers. Budapest Café Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats. Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Sunday 22 October 2023 7.30pm - Blue Rose Code - Deco Lounge, The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB
“One of the greatest live acts around right now” Americana UK. Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes songs straight from – and to – the heart. They address universal themes of love, loss and faith in a deeply personal way and seamlessly blend folk, Americana, jazz, soul and pop influences into something truly unique. Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Saturday 3 June 2023 7.30pm - Richard Durrant - St Mary the Virgin Church, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 2ND
We are excited to welcome back the most remarkable guitarist. In his celebration of midsummer this maverick virtuoso and natural storyteller performs his own guitar originals, choice moments from the acoustic/classical repertoire and Bach on the ukulele. This wonderful music can be heard in venues the length of the British Isles played by an extraordinary musician carrying his entire show on a bicycle. Connection with the land is central to Richard’s work. Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Tuesday 23 May 2023 7.30pm - Lullo Reinhardt & Yuliya Lonskaya - The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB
Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/tuesday-23rd-may-lullo-reinhardt-yuliya-lonskaya.

NEW Friday 12 May 2023 7.30pm - John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett - St Mary the Virgin Church, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot TQ12 2ND
The official fifty year anniversary tour! Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

NEW Tuesday 15 November 2022 7.30pm - Budapest Cafe Orchestra -Bradley Suite, The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB
Amazing, enthralling, incredible and fabulous! A highly talented bunch of musicians who are a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, enthralling audiences everywhere with their infectious energy. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes along. Details www.worldunlimited.co.uk/whats-on.

World Unlimited concerts at St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
World Unlimted (Graham Radley) has recently announced its programme (subject to updates) through to Christmas time. "A magical setting for live music, our famous home made cakes and refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses." Free car park opposite. Tickets available from Seetickets.com and wegottickets.com (subject to booking fee). Or you can also buy direct, paying by BACS or cheque (no booking fee), call 01803 875527 / 07815 620402 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for details, samples, online bookings, full programme; or call 01803 875527 / 07815 620402 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

 

NEW Saturday 7 July 2018 7.30pm - "Folk and More" - Kingskerswell Village Hall, School Road, Kingskerswell TQ12 5DJ
On the bill are Harpingmad, the Cornelius Family, Graham Butterfield and Folk Inspired (Chris & Paul Woodhouse). Tickets are now on sale from Chris & Paul 07894 961010, email p.woodhouse47@sky.com and at the Garden Gate (the wool & knitting shop) in the main street Kingskerswell, tel 01803 873534.

 

Saturday 16 January 2016 7.30pm - Dances with a Difference - Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, 157-165 Pinhoe Road, Polsloe Bridge, Exeter EX4 7HZ
Dance with Richard Mason and Abacus. After the success of our first two dances we have released two more dates for the spring. Dances with a Difference is chance to do dances that you wouldn't normally do at a Ceilidh or Social dance. The dances will generally be 'different' enough to confuse complete beginners, and to make experienced dancers think twice. Some are new contra dances, some are dances for unusual numbers or in unusual formations - all are fun to do! Tickets £5, please call 01392 411434.

 

NEW Monday 18 March 2019 8.30pm - Eliza Acty - Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com.

NEW Sunday 9 December 2018 4pm - Eliza Acty - Seven Stars Inn, Seven Stars Lane, Plymouth PL5 4NN
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com.

NEW Monday 26 November 2018 8.30pm - Eliza Acty - Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music. Her early influence started close to home with her father Peter Acty who is an accomplished American-style claw hammer and frailing banjo player, he is also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist and will be accompanying Eliza. www.elizaacty.com.

 

NEW Saturday 24 September 2016 - Ninebarrow - Downderry & Seaton Village Hall, Main Road, Downderry, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 3LW
Details tbc www.ninebarrow.co.uk.

NEW Wednesday 9 March 2016 7.30pm - Phil Beer - Colebrooke Parish Hall
Box office: 01363 84309 or sandsgraham@talktalk.net

 

NEW Saturday 21 May 2016 7.30pm - Lute Concert - St. Winifred's Church, Branscombe
Renaissance to Baroque. Lutes, songs and tunes spanning 300 years. Steve Graham (playing a selection of lutes, including Elizabethan guitar, Renaissance and Baroque lutes, and the fabulous Theorbo), Liz Pannell (playing a selection of Baroque Irish (Carolan) tunes on violin and viola), Susan King (singing songs by Dowland, Purcell, Handel, as well as Renaissance music from Italy and France, and a couple of Elizabethan folk songs too). Tickets £10 available from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth or 01297 680297 / 01395 513345. Free glass of wine and Baroque nibbles. Free parking at the village hall,  some disabled parking. In aid of Amnesty International.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 - Switchback - Fountain Inn, Branscombe
Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of the duo Switchback from the USA have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music at sold-out concert halls, performing arts centers and festivals around the world for over twenty years. Switchback concerts feature a mix of Irish music and original songs from their catalog of over 300 tunes. www.waygoodmusic.com.

NEW Saturday 8 October 2016 - Cosgrave & Banks - Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall EX20 4JT
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting new folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Bar. www.brattonclovellyfestival.com.

 

NEW Sunday 19 June 2016 1-3pm - Dumbo's Feather - Fountain Head, Branscombe EX12 3BG
At the annual beer festival.

NEW Friday 23 September 2016 - Home Service - The David Hall, South Petherton
Quite a trek (1½ hours' drive from Totnes), but if you're keen to see the first gig by the new line-up of Home Service with John Kirkpatrik as lead vocalist (and on squeezeboxes of course) following the retirement of John Tams, you might want to make the journey. www.homeserviceband.co.uk.  The David Hall has an ongoing programme of top-class folk gigs. www.thedavidhall.org.uk.

NEW Thursday 22 September 2016 8.30pm - Seth Lakeman and Wildwood Kin - St Peter & Holy Apostles, Wyndham Square, Plymouth PL1 5EG
Tickets www.seetickets.com/event/seth-lakeman-ft-wildwood-kin/st-peter-and-the-holy-apostles/1006792.

NEW Saturday 15 April 2017 8pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Harbour Lights, Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge TQ7 3HQ
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

NEW Saturday 18 March 2017 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - St Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Colyton, nr Seaton EX24 6JS
Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. 2017 heralds a new solo album to be released in the Spring, a fresh collection of songs from Reg Meuross which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming love songs ever written. Reg will preview songs from this new album at Colyton, as well as performing a selection of old favourites from the Meuross catalogue. “A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy. Details www.regmeuross.com/event/reg-meuross-live-colyton-devon.

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NEW Saturday 4 February 2017 10.30am-4.30pm - South West Sacred Harp Singing Day - Baptist Church, High St., Cullompton EX15 1AB
Bring & Share lunch. Donations to cover costs. Details from Stevie 01884 563138 /07976 605692 or Martin 07721 451406.

 

NEW Friday 10 February 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Lydford Nicholls Hall, Lydford, EX20 4BH
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. A 'Villages In Action' event, see www.villagesinaction.co.uk for booking details, venue location etc. Tickets from 01822 820345.

NEW Tuesday 7 March 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown EX6 7RZ
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. A 'Villages In Action' event, see www.villagesinaction.co.uk for booking details, venue location etc. Tickets from 01392 811246.

NEW Friday 24 March 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Sheldon Village Hall EX14 4QU
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. A 'Villages In Action' event, see www.villagesinaction.co.uk for booking details, venue location etc. Tickets from 01404 841367.

NEW Saturday 6 May 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Community Hall, Lamerton, nr Tavistock PL19 8QP
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Tickets £10. BYO drinks. Ticketing tba

NEW Friday 9 June 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Bovey Tracey Craft Fair
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Ticketing tba

NEW Saturday 2 September 2017 - Cosgrave & Banks - Nourish Festival, Bovey Tracey
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville www.cosgraveandbanks.com. Ticketing tba www.nourishfestival.org.

 

NEW Saturday 18 March 2017 7.30pm - Ceilidh Evening - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Live band and licensed bar. Tickets £7 from Tim Bayton: tim@timbayton.co.uk, 07743 066225. St James’ Church Exeter, sharing God’s love through worship, fellowship and service. www.stjamesexeter.org.

NEW Wednesday 22 February 2017 8.30pm - La Vie En Rose - Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5JS
Gypsy Jazz & Swing. The band, featuring David Jones (gtr), Laurie Light (guitar), Rebecca Willson (vlolin), Nick White (clarinet) and Mitch Humphrys (double bass). has a collective, wide-ranging background in classical, traditional jazz, rock, Western swing, blues and roots but brought together by a shared love of gypsy jazz. The fiery swing, romantic waltzes, Latin beats and lilting melodies of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette du Hot Club de France are still as engaging now, as when they first burst onto the stage in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. A duet of guitars, a hot fiddle, soulful clarinet and slaptastic upright bass come together to play music inspired by those ‘hot jazz’ musician, but of course, with a few surprises from the band thrown in. Tickets £7/£6 adv from Torbay Bookshop, Paignton or online from www.speakeasytorquay.com/upcoming-gigs (no booking fee), £8 door.
Speakeasy Torquay, not just live jazz but an eclectic mix of stimulating live music, all with a jazz influence. Jazz,world music, blues, funk, soul, folk.

NEW Saturday 11 March 2017 7.30pm - Barn Dance (& Supper) with Rumpus Ceilidh Band - St Matthias Church Hall, Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HW (map)
Licensed bar. Tickets £10, family (2+2) £25, from Pat on 01803 323801. Proceeds to TOPS Musical Productions to enable them to continue producing full-scale musical in Torbay.

 

NEW Saturday 25 March 2017 - Les Barker - Function Room, Dolphin Hotel, Fore St,. Beer EX12 3EQ
Come and enjoy the hilarious performance of Les Barker who writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He's written 77 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic. Tickets £10 from the Dolphin (01297 20068) or by post (cheque payable to Richard Scott, with SAE): Richard Scott, 23 Underleys, Beer, Devon EX12 3LX.

 

NEW Sunday 26 February 2017 5pm - Words for Voices - St. Paul’s Church, Devon Square, Newton Abbot TQ12 2HN
'Time of our Lives' - A light-hearted look at the journey through life with words and music, compiled and performed by Words for Voices with music from Devon Close Harmony Quartet (DCHQ). Words for Voices are 4 actors who have worked together for decades and produce very slick, brilliantly presented sketches on a particular theme. “Time of our Lives” is a very humorous look at the Seven ages of Man and gives us lots of scope to remind you of infancy, empathise with you through adolescence, flirt with you through the wooing years, have a crisis with you in midlife and then learn to forget about how it will all end! DCHQ have a great selection of songs to fit the theme, mostly a cappella and ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. "Although it’s not exactly a folk concert (with the acting) the quartet are singing Foreign Lander and Mike Harding's "Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls" amongst others." Tickets £10 (U16 free) available from Torbay Hospital Main Reception, or St. Paul’s Church. (League of Friends 01803 654520). Proceeds will benefit Rowcroft Hospice and Torbay Hospital League of Friends.

 

NEW Friday 28 April 2017 - Klezmer Ceilidh with Kevara - St Matthews Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ
Come and join Si, Ami, Martin, Pam, Tim, Joel and Howard for more East European shenanigans. www.kevara.co.uk. No bar, BYO refreshments. £8.50/£7. Doors 6.30pm, Music 7-10.15pm..

 

NEW Saturday 13 May 2017 8pm - Special Spring Concert - Southernhay URC, Southernhay East Exeter EX1 1QD
Wren Music presents a concert with the Melodissimo Choir from Henvic in Brittany and the Rough Music Folk Orchestra from East Devon. Melodissimo boasts more than 65 singers. They will sing songs from their own Breton culture; contemporary French song; songs from around the world, and songs with the call to freedom. It will be their second visit to Devon hosted by Wren’s Rough Music who will play music from their home in East Devon and explore repertoire from across the county much much further afield! Rough Music’s conductor David Faulkner says, “It is going to be a fabulous evening, I can’t wait to hear our friends from Brittany sing again. It was fantastic when we visited them in Henvic and I am sure it will be a repeat performance here! Rough Music is always great – they are a joy to listen to and so much fun!”. For more information, please contact David Faulkner on 01836 53754 or email david@wrenmusic.co.uk. Free entry with a collection. Light refreshments available.

 

NEW Saturday 13 May 2017 7pm - Medieval and Folk Music Concert - St Mary's Church, Plympton PL7 1QW
Featuring Mock Hobby Horse, Russell Harris and Nicholas Millington, who specialise in early music on a wide variety of traditional/acoustic instruments, "beautiful, haunting, timeless melodies". www.mockhobbyhorse.co.uk. Along with Mick Bramich, a knowledgeable and entertaining local folk musician. Mick plays traditional music and songs of the 19th and 20th centuries including some from the Sabine Baring Gould collection. £5 on door. Part of the 'Royalty in Residence' weekend at Plympton Priory Site St Mary's Church, which is in turn part of Plymouth History Festival 2017 running 6 May-4 June. Details www.historyfestival2017.wordpress.com.

 

NEW Saturday 13 May 2017 7.30pm - The Lost Sound with Chris Hoban - St Michaels Church, Chagford
Dartmoor folk choir, The Lost Sound with singer/songwriter Chris Hoban. Both acts are fresh from the Albert Hall accompanying Show Of Hands. here they showcase their own styles of folk. The a cappella Lost Sound Chorus bring rich and tender harmonies to trad tunes from around Britain. "The best choir in the region" Phil Beer. Chris' self-penned songs and lyrical tenor voice bring him back to his musical roots. Tickets £8.50. Details see www.thelostsoundchorus.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 3 June 2017 7.30pm - The Lost Sound with Mariners Away - Tavistock Town Hall
Dartmoor folk choir The Lost Sound with Mariners Away Shanty Singers.Strong and vibrant harmonies from 2 different styles of folk from rousing Shanties to heartrending calls to the land! A boisterous and warming evening of harmony singing. Tickets £8.50. Details see www.thelostsoundchorus.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 1 July 2017 7.15pm - Blackheart Orchestra - Goose Field, off Exton Lane, Exton EX3 0PN
The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Their unique music has been described as “Utterly magical” by the BBC’s John Gilmore and “One of the best things to come out of England in recent years.” by Fatea Music Magazine. “A heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, intelligent pop and classical composition…Enchanting”. ABC Radio Australia. Details, sample links etc. www.extonvillagehall.uk/black-heart-info-04-17.html.Gates 6.30pm. Adv tickets £12. U12s free.

 

NEW Wednesday 7 June 2017 8.30pm - Ensemble Baklava - Speakeasy, Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5JS
With a unique combination of instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient. £7 adv (www.speakeasytorquay.com/ensemble-baklava), £8 door.

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NEW Friday 20 October 2017 8pm - Red Dirt Skinners - Cadeleigh Parish Hall, nr Tiverton EX16 8HW
Sublime genre-crossing musicianship from a multi-award winning folk/roots duo who blend exceptional harmonies with unique instrumentation to create a full band sound - the internationally acclaimed Skinners sound. www.reddirtskinners.com. Tickets £10 adv from Catherine telephone 01884 855311, online www.wegottickets.com/event/413622, £12 door.

NEW Friday 10 November 2017 7.30pm - Mervyn Stutter - Nicholls Hall, Lydford
An evening of fun, laughter and song. www.mervynstutterK.com. ickets £9 from 01822 820589. BYO drink and nibbles.

 

NEW Sunday 19 November 2017 - Harbottle & Jonas Tamar - Rising Sun Inn, Gunnislake
Stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island. www.harbottleandjonas.com.

 

NEW Friday 24 November 2017 9pm - LOSt COYOTES - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT
Mostly a Devon-based 4-piece band (some Jiggerypipery members) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices. From up-beat Cajun rhythms and Celtic jigs and reels, to more soulful songs and airs, and with themes of land, migration and borders running through much of their repertoire. www.lostcoyotes.co.uk/home-page. More info 07557 002622.

 

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 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.

 

NEW Friday 23 February 2018 - Hooper & Mills - Broadhembury Village Hall
With special guest Clive Sheard. An evening of acoustic blues. Tickets £8 door. Telephone 01404 758103. Doors 7.30pm. In aid of Citizens Advice.

NEW Saturday 3 March 2018 7pm - John Smith - Broadhempston Church
Other than the name, there is nothing commonplace about John Smith. John has played to audiences all over the world, in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls, with a powerful singing voice that critics have compared to the likes of John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne. John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, Tinariwen, Gil Scott-Heron, John Martyn, and John Renbourn; and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his role as a gun for hire in the studio and on the road, he has played with artists such as David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Joe Henry, Gabrielle Aplin and Lianne La Havas. It’s all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling fingerstyle and sometimes uses a slide, sometimes plays the guitar on his lap, sometimes he detunes mid-song. His guitar work and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. http://devonsent.org/event/johnsmith.

 

NEW Saturday 17 March 2018 9pm - Paddy's Whiskers - The Snooty Fox, St Marychurch, 89-91 Fore Street, Torquay TQ1 4PZ
St.Patrick’s Day Party with Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers. Banjos, fiddles, mandolins, border bagpipes, percussion, harmonica. Fast and furious jigs and reels, and - for St. Patrick’s Day - a night of Irish sing along favourites together with a scattering of bluegrass and original songs and tunes written by the band. Free entry. Venue 01803 323312. More information on Paddy's Whiskers www.paddyswhiskers.co.uk or call Andrew on 01803 520798.

NEW Wednesday 28 March 2018 8pm - Miranda Sykes - Uffculme Village Hall, nr. Cullompton. EX15 3AX
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 £11 Tel. 01884 840192 / 07790 774945 www.wegottickets.com/event/430647

 

NEW Storytelling show 'Silence' by Rachel Rose Reid
1911, a box marked ‘Old Papers, No Value’. A manuscript discovered. An unfolding story, Roman de Silence. Suffrage protest ignite. Could England and King Arthur's lineage both depended on a quest for female freedom? A silenced legend given life by contemporary storyteller Rachel Rose Reid. "Immense skill and breathless conviction...There's no faulting Reid's command of her craft" The Times. Rachel Rose Reid is a UK-based storyteller who has performed around the World and for BBC Radio 3, the Crick Crack Club, and Beyond the Border. www.silencespeaks.strikingly.com. Appearing at the following venues:
Thursday 19 April 2018 - Totnes, South Devon Storytellers - Totnes Methodist Church, Totnes
Saturday 21 April 2018 - Topsham, Artemis Storytelling - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter
Thursday 26 April 2018 - Liskeard Storytelling Cafe - Liskeard Public Hall, Liskeard

 

NEW Saturday 29 September 2018 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - St Johns Church, North Bovey, nr Moretonhampstead TQ13 8QZ
'Songs & Stories' tour. Tickets: 07887 932212, email wendymkeeson@gmail.com.

 

NEW Saturday 28 April  2018 7pm - Charity Acoustic Band Night - War Memorial Hall, Meavy Ln, Yelverton PL20 6AL
Performances by Charlie Harris www.facebook.com/charlieharrisofficial, Eliza Acty www.elizaacty.com, Duo & Pony Pony www.ponyponymusic.com. In aid of South West Equine Protection. Tickets £7 adv from Office or call 01822 854823, £10 door. Licensed bar. Raffle.

 

NEW Saturday 14 April 2018 9pm - Eliza Acty - The White Thorn, Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time, original and contemporary songs that span over a century of music. www.elizaacty.com Eliza says "Not only is this a brilliant music venue regularly offering great acts but this place has the most wonderful atmosphere and you are sure to feel very welcome. Come along and eat/drink/chill out and see my duo set with Peter Acty adding some extra lovely clawhammer banjo and guitar." www.facebook.com/whitethorninn.

 

Session news
The regular monthly sessions at the Boot Inn, Calstock PL18 9RN on Tuesday 13 August and at the Copper Penny Inn, Chipshop PL19 8NT on Tuesday 27 August are each cancelled due to holidays and stuff. Both sessions will resume in September as normal. Mike & Tilly. www.mikeandtillymusic.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 29 September 2018 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - St Johns Church, North Bovey, nr Moretonhampstead TQ13 8QZ
Steve reprises his highly popular 'Songs and Stories' Tour in 2019 with 'Part 2 - Roadworks'. Tickets tel: 07887 932212, email: wendymkeeson@gmail.com.

 

NEW Saturday 27 October 2018 7-10pm - Devon Air Ambulance charity ceilidh with Worts'n'All - Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston TQ9 6BJ
Tickets £7.50 (includes raffle), available from Kay on 01803 361829. Light refreshments available. No bar, BYO drinks.

 

NEW Saturday 10 November 2018 8pm - RSVP Bhangra Band - RatteryVillage Hall, South Brent TQ10 9LD (map)
RSVP is a Bhangra band that blends traditional Punjabi celebratory folk music with Western musical influences to create a sound that is unusual when heard by mainstream listeners, but none of that matters, because their ability to perform to a crowd is perfect. Their stage personalities are lovable, the Asian drumbeats are infectious, and the Western slant gives the crowd something unique to enjoy. With musicians drawn from one family, wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music. RSVP will be bringing their Big Bhangra Beats and engaging, interactive vibe so be prepared to learn some Bhangra grooves and moves and get ready to party. Tickets from 01364 72597 / 07879 438769. More details, online booking... www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Mad Dog Mcrea Dates - they invariably sell out, so book early!
Saturday 6 October 2018 9pm - - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map) www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk
Saturday 15 December 2018 8pm - - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map) www.carnglaze.com
Wednesday 19 December 2018 8pm - - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map) www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk
Thursday 20 December 2018 8pm - - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ www.beehivehoniton.co.uk
Sunday 23 December 2018 7.30pm - - Tavistock Wharf (map) www.tavistockwharf.com

 

NEW 2-4 November 2018 - Exploring Folklore: Focus on Dartmoor - Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD
For Halsway’s second Exploring Folklore weekend, the focus is that extraordinary wealth of folklore that was, and still is, found on Dartmoor. All our guest contributors come from the area and, between them, demonstrate not only how we live within our own folklore, but how closely all the different aspects of folklore combine to define a culture by drawing on the past, living in the here and now, and shaping the future. The team includes Dartmoor tradition bearer Bill Murray, Dartmoor step dance champion (and singer, musician & composer) Matt Norman, plus Tom Pearce’s Old Grey Mare will be travelling up from Dartymoor! Doc Rowe returns along with weekend host Tom Brown, for an enjoyable weekend of talks, presentations, practical workshops and performances exploring folklore, folklorismus and fakelore. For Details and ticket see https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/exploring-folklore-dartmoor/.

 

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 9pm - The O Marleys - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT
Irish band The O'Marleys (Irish / Roots / Country, 4 piece) will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music to dance and sing along to. Not to be missed. With you favourites like lack Velvet Band, Whisky in the Jar, Rocky Road To Dublin, Liverpool, and many more uniquely arranged The O'Marleys way, a bit of Folk/Rock, and Reggae mix. Plus our latest single Nancy Mulligan by Ed sheeran with an Irish feel. The O'Marleys will be setting The Rising Sun alight with plenty of Irish Music and Craic. Free entry.

NEW Friday 21 December 2018 8pm - Maddy and the Chaps - Welcome Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren EX7 0NE
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

NEW Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - Maddy and the Chaps - Atmospheric Railway Inn, The Strand, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8PA
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

NEW Saturday 20 October 2018 9pm - Maddy and the Chaps - The Bowling Green, 29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter EX4 6ST
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 8.30pm - Maddy and the Chaps - South Devon Inn, Strand Hill, Dawlish EX7 9HR
An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

NEW Saturday 17 March 2018 8pm - Maddy and the Chaps - The Brunswick Arms, 10 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PB
St Patrick's Day gig.

 

NEW Thursday 8 November 2018 7.30pm - Gingang - The Horse, Moretonhampstead
Multi-instrumental trio Gingang present an evening of traditional music and song, including material from the new EP Dwarka: A Journey. This collection of music was inspired by the story of the horse Dwarka, ancestor of many of today’s Dartmoor ponies. Born in the Arabian desert, taken by the British army to India, and finally to Dartmoor and the Prince of Wales’ stud at Tor Royal, his story is told in Ginnie Pope’s book Hooves in the Heather. Through songs of departure and belonging, and original instrumentals evoking the landscapes of desert dunes and windswept moorlands, Dwarka: A Journey charts this unique story. Featuring: Tony Bayliss (cittern, guitar, vocals), Louis Bingham (cittern, guitar, vocals), Peter Bingham (bass guitar, whistles, vocals). Tickets £8.  Contact Tony Bayliss for booking info. Phone: 07876 788988, email: baylissringford@gmail.com.

NEW Friday 9 November 2018 7.30pm - Gingang - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
Multi-instrumental trio Gingang present an evening of traditional music and song, including material from the new EP Dwarka: A Journey. This collection of music was inspired by the story of the horse Dwarka, ancestor of many of today’s Dartmoor ponies. Born in the Arabian desert, taken by the British army to India, and finally to Dartmoor and the Prince of Wales’ stud at Tor Royal, his story is told in Ginnie Pope’s book Hooves in the Heather. Through songs of departure and belonging, and original instrumentals evoking the landscapes of desert dunes and windswept moorlands, Dwarka: A Journey charts this unique story. Featuring: Tony Bayliss (cittern, guitar, vocals), Louis Bingham (cittern, guitar, vocals), Peter Bingham (bass guitar, whistles, vocals). Tickets £8.  Contact Tony Bayliss for booking info. Phone: 07876 788988, email: baylissringford@gmail.com.

NEW Sunday 11 November 2018 7.30pm - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Multi-instrumental trio Gingang present an evening of traditional music and song, including material from the new EP Dwarka: A Journey. This collection of music was inspired by the story of the horse Dwarka, ancestor of many of today’s Dartmoor ponies. Born in the Arabian desert, taken by the British army to India, and finally to Dartmoor and the Prince of Wales’ stud at Tor Royal, his story is told in Ginnie Pope’s book Hooves in the Heather. Through songs of departure and belonging, and original instrumentals evoking the landscapes of desert dunes and windswept moorlands, Dwarka: A Journey charts this unique story. Featuring: Tony Bayliss (cittern, guitar, vocals), Louis Bingham (cittern, guitar, vocals), Peter Bingham (bass guitar, whistles, vocals). Tickets £16, £10 or £6.  Contact Tony Bayliss for booking info. Phone: 07876 788988, email: baylissringford@gmail.com.

 

NEW Saturday 13 April 2019 7.30pm - Daria Kulesh: Long Lost Home - Mamhead Village Hall, Stud Hill, Mamhead, EX6 8HP
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, ‘bold, exotic, impressive’ Daria Kulesh is a rising star on the UK folk scene. Her intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album and touring show Long Lost Home has led Daria from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus. Mixing history and folklore in captivating storytelling songs, performed on a selection of folk instruments, Daria will take you on an engaging, enchanting and uplifting journey. ‘Daria Kulesh entertained us with wonderful, charming stories and songs, one of the best voices around’ Robin Mansfield, Cambridge Folk Club. Tickets on sale soon. Tickets: adult £9, child £7, family £25. Call 0845 467 0529 to book, or book online, www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 7.30pm - Jim Causley & Jane Darke: Cornwall’s Native Poet - Mamhead Village Hall, Stud Hill, Mamhead, EX6 8HP
A screening of the 2017 BBC film, Cornwall’s Native Poet by award winning Cornish filmmaker Jane Darke about the life the renowned Cornish poet Charles Causley. It features interviews with important names in literature such as Sir Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and the sound track is comprised of settings of Charles’ poems by his relative, award winning folk musician Jim Causley. Jane will introduce the film, and after the screening will follow a Question & Answer session between Jane, Jim and the audience. Jim will finish the evening by playing a live selection of his musical settings of Causley’s poems. Call 0845 467 0529 to book.

 

NEW Sunday 20 January 2019 2-4pm  -Workshop: Celebrating the Fiddle in 2019 - Berry Pomeroy Village Hall , nr Totnes
A workshop of music-making for intermediate to advanced players. A fun participatory workshop for fiddle players, led by Griselda Sanderson, playing traditional music from the UK & Sweden. Cost £10. Part 1 includes listening exercises to get all playing as a group with a focus on techniques used in ensemble playing. We will learn new tunes by ear. Notation can be sent in advance. Part 2 involves arranging the tunes and part-playing. We will work on adding drones and counter-melodies to create beautiful rich harmonies. Finally we will sum up what we have achieved in the session with a ‘performance’ that you can record for your future listening pleasure. Teas/coffees provided. Bring recording devices and music stands if you wish to read notation. For advance tickets: https://Griselda22.eventbee.com/event?eid=164479492. Contact: gris_sanderson@hotmail.com, Phone 07792 319809/ 01803 864286.

 

NEW Friday 15 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - St Mary's Church, Belstone, nr Okehampton EX20 1RB
An acoustic concert with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll in the beautiful setting of Belstone church. This is part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour. Tea and coffee will be served in the church during the interval but the pub is right next door if you prefer something stronger! A percentage of the ticket price will go back to the church. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door. www.wegottickets.com/event/459189.

NEW Friday 29 March 2019 - Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Oak Room Arts Centre, Tiverton
An acoustic concert with English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll. This is part of their 'Beautiful Spaces' tour in March 2019. Tickets £8 adv or £10 door. The Oak Room will be running the bar and coffee shop for the evening. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/460172.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2020 - Silvington - Slapton Village Hall
Call 01548 581148 for details.

NEW Saturday 16 February 2019 - Supper concert with Silvington - Slapton Village Hall
South Devon duo Silvington will be featuring tracks from their new album "A Song in Every Window" - a history of Plymouth in song. Tickets £10 from Slapton Village Community Shop. In aid of St James the Great Church.

NEW Sunday 31 March 2019 12.30pm - Dashing Devon Dukes Spring Concert - Moreleigh Village Hall
The South Hams very own Guitar/Ukulele Band! Ukes and Guitars play folk and traditional songs as well as rocky hits. The Dashing Devon Dukes have been evolving for the last 5 years and are made up of keen youngsters from all over the South Hams who love to play ukuleles and guitars and sing together. A lunchtime concert of footstamping, singalong favourites to get the Season started. Tickets £5, available from the New Inn Moreleigh, Harbertonford Post Office or on the door! Proud to be supporting Devon Air Ambulance. www.dashingdevondukes.com.

 

NEW Saturday 1 June 2019 11am - Arquebus - Arts Cafe Bar, Axminster
Traditional folk mixed with original songs and tunes, performed in an upbeat contemporary foot stomping style. Free event in the courtyard garden. www.arquebustrio.co.uk.

 

NEW Wednesday 26 June 2019 8pm - Below The Blackdowns Traditional Irish session - Honiton Inn, Awliscombe
If you like traditional Irish music or play a traditional instrument and know some Irish tunes please come and join in the fun! A regular monthly session on the 4th Wednesday - but no sessions July/August.

 

NEW Saturday 14 September 2019 7.30pm - 2nd Annual Old Time American Square Dance - Peter Tavy, nr Tavistock
With fine live band and Tony Mates dance caller from Seattle, Washington, whose grandfather grew up here; he is pleased to donate any proceeds to the Village Hall. The dances will be easy and fun, and the music of the very best. He has been calling dances for nearly 40 years, at major festivals and small village halls, bringing the joys of old time music and dance to folks of all ages. The dance location is under review, either the Village Hall or Dodd’s barn - half way to the local pub. £7 adult, £5 OAP/U16. For more information call 01822 810868 or 01822 810243. Refreshments.

 

NEW Friday 30 August 2019 8pm - Adam Sweet Band plus Julian Piper - Mariners Hall, Beer EX12 3JH
Adam Sweet specialises in a blend of blue eyed soul and Americana with a band that includes bassist Ian Jennings, a veteran of recording with Van Morrison and Jeff Beck. Slide guitarist Julian Piper will be playing an acoustic set featuring songs from his recent album 'Terlingua' mixed with dusty blues classics. Tickets £10 door, or adv from 01392 873407.

 

 

NEW Tuesday 22 October 2019 7.30pm - Budapest Café Orchestra -  - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
"Their virtuistic skill, hilarious sense of humour and undoubted sensitivity kept the packed audience spellbound. amazing ....unlike any other band that I have every heard." Ely Standard Newspaper - Rosemary Westall. Led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments. Check them out on YouTube! Tickets £10, call 01647 24789 to reserve.

NEW Sunday 27 October 2019 7.30pm - Budapest Café Orchestra - Harrowbarrow & Metherell Village Hall, School Road, Harrowbarrow, Callington PL17 8BQ
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the BCO will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes with it. Check them out on YouTube! Tickets £14(+) from Harrowbarrow Post Office, or email hmvillageorchard@hotmail.co.uk, or online from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/budapest-cafe-orchestra-tickets-67928200075?aff=ebdssbeac. Proceeds to Harrowbarrow & Metherell Community Orchard. Cash bar.

NEW Thursday 24 October 2019 - Budapest Café Orchestra - Jubilee Hall, Chagford TQ13 8DP (map)
Led by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick the BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats. They have won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship. Check them out on YouTube! Tickets £10, call 01647 24789 to reserve.

 

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 8.30pm - Son Yambu - Village Hall, Ley Close, Liverton, Newton Abbot TQ12 6HW
Doors 7pm, dance class 7.30pm, band 8.30pm. Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. The root of all salsa music, Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms. Son Yambu feature a new generation of mainly Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map. £12 adult, £10 U18. Details www.livertonvillagehall.co.uk.

NEW Friday 13 December 2019 7.30pm - Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir - St Peter’s Church, Ugborough
A Candlelight Christmas Concert. Tickets: adults £10 (includes a glass of mulled wine/cider and a mince pie), U12 £5, in support of St. Peter’s Church Funds. Tickets available from Stafford & Susan Williams 01752 896528 or Jeremy Wells 01364 72180, or on door.

NEW Saturday 29 February 2019 - Silvington - Slapton Village Hall
Purveyors of both traditional and contemporary songs, multi-instrumentalist John Connor and Tricia Moore with her delicate guitar playing and clear voice are also prolific songwriters in their own right, and their repertoire rightly showcases some self-penned gems. Enjoy Silvington’s trademark vocal harmonies. Their latest album, Heva Heva, is curently available on Apple Music and iTunes, YouTube Music, Spotify Google Play and Believe Live. Samples etc. www.silvington.org. Tickets £10 to include supper. Details from Sue Staines 01548 581148.

New Advance Diary dates
While trawling my various sources for concerts of interest well into the future, my latest researches have yielded the following (Details on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
NEW Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - The Fureys - Tavistock Wharf
NEW Friday 28 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Ivybridge
NEW Saturday
29 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Friday 3 April 2020 8.30pm - The Trials of Cato -
Calstock Arts (BBC Folk Awards 2019 Best Album Winners)
NEW Sunday 17 May 2020 7.30pm - Julie July Band: The Fotheringay Tour 2020 - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Sunday 31 May 2020 8pm - Lau Unplugged -
Calstock Arts
NEW Friday 18 September 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley -
Pavilions Teignmouth
and this one caught my eye as a few balcony seats are still available and some folks like Jan and I don't do standing gigs any more:
NEW Thursday 7 May 2020 - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Exeter Phoenix
Standing, but a few balcony seats are still available. There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning. The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience. Box Office 01392 667080. Details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

 

NEW Saturday 21 December 2019 8pm - Show Of Hands Christmas Special - Electric Palace, 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY
Yes, it's outside our area, but not too far away!
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand.  With new songs, new sounds, heartbeats and harmonies, the quartet’s first secret gig last year at The Electric Palace sold out overnight. Join us for this very special Christmas show. £28.50 adv / £30 door. www.electricpalace.org.uk/events/event/show-of-hand-christmas-special.

NEW Friday 15 May 2020 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - St Michael’s Church, Shute, Axminster
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, entertaining audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Combining breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, they deliver songs and stories inspired by the landscape and history of the British Isles. An evening with the duo isn’t just a concert with superb music – it’s also a night of folklore and storytelling at its very best. Ticketing see www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 11 January 2020 7.30pm - Ninebarrow - Mary Tavy Coronation Hall, Mary Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9QA
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, entertaining audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Combining breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, they deliver songs and stories inspired by the landscape and history of the British Isles. An evening with the duo isn’t just a concert with superb music – it’s also a night of folklore and storytelling at its very best. Ticketing see www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

 

Wassail Theatre – Horses! Horses!
Johnny’s putting on a Big Fun fundraiser tonight at the Nags Head, though he’s not in the mood for fun… Horses! Horses! is the darkly comical tale of a stolen horse, wild west-country soul and the mess we make of relationships. Landlord Johnny is desperately trying to save his pub, while his wife Susie is hiding out on Ted’s farm. A show performed in the midst of the local boozer with pub games, pints, crisps, heartbreak and laughter, country music, lots of karaoke and a few surprises.
tbc Wednesday 11 March 2020 Church House Inn, Harberton TQ10 9LD
Thursday 12 March 2020 - King's Arms, Stockland www.villagesinaction.co.uk.
Friday 13 March 2020 - Tradesman's Arms, Scoriton www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

 

NEW Saturday/Sunday 23/24 May 2020 10am-4pm - Green Man Event - Mount Edgcumbe
The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark – he will be presiding over stalls, entertainment (including Harbottle & Jonas), refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle. www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk.

 

NEW Friday 13 March 2020 7.30pm - Storytelling: Frankenstein - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ (map)
Told by Ben Haggarty with musician Sianed Jones. See www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk for further information. Aimed at adults - see more detailed age guidance on the performance page.

NEW Friday 7 February 2020 - Storytelling: The Wounded King, Fragments of Arthur for Our Times - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Told by Lisa Schneidau, Katy Cawkwell and Ronnie Conboy. Part of Library Lates at Exeter Library. See www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk for link to information. Not an Artemis event, but recommended.

NEW Saturday 1 February 2020 7.30pm - Storytelling: The Frog Princess Punked - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Told by Sally Pomme Clayton. See www.artemis-storytelling.co.uk for link to information. Not an Artemis event, but recommended.

 

Jim Causley local dates, Autumn/Winter 2021/2022.
‘A Causley Christmas’
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
26th Nov – Payhembury, St Mary the Virgin. email: lesley.elford@gmail.com
27 Nov - Puddington Village Hall email: traceybaily@btinternet.com
28th Nov - Sticklepath, St Marys Church, email: carolandmikey@gmail.com
11th Dec - Wiveliscombe, Silver Street Sessions www.silverstreetsessions.co.uk
12th Dec - Folk on the Moor www.moorfolk.co.uk
16th Dec – Buckerell, Doug’s Shed www.buckerellparishcouncil.co.uk
17th Dec - Chaffcombe Village Hall www.chaffcombe.com
25th Jan 2022 - Torquay Museum, ‘History through Traditional Song’ Jim gives an illustrated talk on how traditional English folk songs tell an alternative history to that found in history books! www.torquaymuseum.org

NEW Thursday 16 December 2021 ??? - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas! - Doug's Shed, Splatthayes, Buckerell, Honiton EX14 3ER
Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! www.jimcausley.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 8 January 2022 ??? - Jim Causley with Bill Murray - Provident Methodist Chapel, Throwleigh, Okehampton EX20 2HZ
Songs of Devon. See www.jimcausley.co.uk for contact details.

 

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

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

NEW Thursday 17 February 2022 - Folk & Acoustic Music Night - Kings Arms, Strete, nr Dartmouth
This cosy village pub was taken over as a community pub in 2020 and has held a number of successful monthly live music events since then, focusing mainly on folk and blues. This month we are running an open mic sing along night. Any style welcome, all levels welcome. If you're interested please contact info@kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk. It would help to know in advance who is coming to play for planning purposes. Pub opens at 5.30pm serving local ales, cider, with a full menu. Music from 7pm. Free entry. www.kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk. T: 01803 770027.

NEW Thursday 18 November 2021 - Folk & Acoustic Music Night - Kings Arms, Strete, nr Dartmouth
This cosy village pub was taken over as a community pub in 2020 and has held a number of successful monthly live music events since then, focusing mainly on folk and blues. After a raucous sea shanty night with the Nautibuoys last month, November sees an acoustic and folk night with several acts from across the South Hams. We're still looking for more performers, ideally about 20 minutes each. If you're interested please contact info@kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk. We will need to know in advance who is coming to play for planning purposes.
Pub opens at 5.30pm serving local ales, cider, with a full menu. Music from 7pm. Free entry. www.kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk. T: 01803 770027.

NEW Thursday 3 February 2022 - Seth Lakeman with Benji Kirkpatrick - Old Bakery Studios, Blewett’s Wharf, Malpas Road, Truro TR1 1QH
For details see www.sethlakeman.co.uk/live-dates.

NEW Sunday 13 February 2022 - Seth Lakeman with Benji Kirkpatrick - The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
For details see www.sethlakeman.co.uk/live-dates.

Seth Lakeman touring with Benji Kirkpatrick
Thursday 3 February 2022 - Old Bakery Studios, Blewett’s Wharf, Malpas Road, Truro
Sunday 13 February 2022 - The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth
For details see www.sethlakeman.co.uk/live-dates.

 

NEW Friday 10 December 2021 7.30-10pm - Exeter Community Folk Orchestra: Winter Concert & Folk Session - Exwick Parish Hall, 66 Station Road, Exwick EX4 2AB
7.30-8.15pm Concert: Exeter Community Folk Orchestra led by David Faulkner; 8.15-10pm Open folk session where you can play your favourite tune, join in, sing a song, listen and have some fun. Entrance £2.50. BYO drinks and snacks. More info: David Faulkner, 07967 121985, david.eelgrinders@gmail.com.

 

As many readers will know, some venues run their own email lists advertising their forthcoming events, but these tend to be mostly on a relatively short-term basis, i.e. a few weeks or a couple of months ahead. I try to periodically scan through the website listings of venues, which sometimes stretch up to 12 months into the future, and include all relevant dates to produce a single reasonably comprehensive listing for all the following venues in the open-ended Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk:
Ashburton Arts, Brixham Theatre, Calstock Arts, Calstock Hall, Dartington Great Hall, The Flavel arts centre in Dartmouth, Exeter venues (Barnfield Theatre, Corn Exchange, Cygnet Theatre, Phoenix Arts Centre), Exmouth Pavilion, The Beehive arts centre in Honiton, The Watermark arts centre in Ivybridge, Folk on the Moor Folk Club in Ivybridge, Graham Radley's World Unlimited events at Abbotsbury Church in Newton Abbot, Otterton Mill, Paignton's Palace Theatre, B-Bar and Barbican Theatre in Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions, The Wharf at Tavistock, Topsham Folk Club, Barrel House Ballroom in Totnes.

I have just completed such a scan so there's a huge amount of new information in the Diary, right up to the end of the year, and even beyond.
I am also extremely grateful to those various individuals, event organisers and venue managers who send me information for inclusion directly.

 

NEW Saturday 2 July 2022 7pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Mothecombe PL8 ILA
We are guests of John Mildmay-White and family in the stunning Flete estate, who have been so welcoming. We are singing in the gorgeous walled garden in Mothecombe gardens, not far from the beach. The Lost Sound are in full voice in their outdoor 'Wild Folk' tour with an exciting concert of folk songs from the British Isles, Europe and America in glorious a cappella harmony. With full choir, both male and female ensembles, new singers, new soloists and new trios, come and be serenaded in the Wild, as the sun goes down in the stunning walled garden at Mothecombe gardens, 5 mins from the beach. Bar available, proceeds to charity, Parking in main beach car park by the School house cafe. BYO seats / blankets / picnic! Details, tickets www.thelostsound.co.uk/concerts-and-gigs.

NEW Saturday 25 June 2022 7pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - YHA Dartmoor, Bellever PL20 6TU
The Lost Sound are in full voice in their outdoor 'Wild Folk' tour with an exciting concert of folk songs from the British Isles, Europe and America in glorious a cappella harmony. With full choir, both male and female ensembles, new singers, new soloists and new trios, come and be serenaded in the Wild, as the sun goes down on the edge of Bellever Forest. Bar available bring seating and blankets You can also book to stay over at the YHA directly with them. Full concert for Solstice weekend. Bar available. Car park close by. Please bring own seating/ blankets to keep warm. Details, tickets www.thelostsound.co.uk/concerts-and-gigs.

NEW Saturday 4 June 2022 12noon - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Exmouth
Short set at Exmouth Festival. Free. www.facebook.com/ExmouthFestival, www.thelostsound.co.uk/concerts-and-gigs.

NEW Saturday 21 May 2022 7pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Great Ambrook, Ipplepen TQ12 5UL
(forecourt of Great Ambrook House, on same driveway as Italian Gardens) The Lost Sound are in full voice in their outdoor 'Wild Folk' tour with an exciting concert of folk songs from the British Isles, Europe and America in glorious a cappella harmony. With full choir, both male and female ensembles, new singers, new soloists and new trios, come and be serenaded in the Wild, as the sun gently sets. Limited to 60 tickets. Bar available - bring own seats/blankets. Details, tickets www.thelostsound.co.uk/concerts-and-gigs.

NEW Sunday 1 May 2022 5.15am (sunrise 5.50am) - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Haytor, Dartmoor
Joining Beltane Morris, for the first time, to sing and dance in the Summer. www.thelostsound.co.uk/concerts-and-gigs.

 

NEW Thursday 12 May 2022 7.30pm - Suthering - St Leonard’s Church, Sheepstor, Yelverton PL20 6PF
Suthering combines the musical talents of Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall. A couple in life and in music, the duo are true story-tellers who champion female characters, creating new narratives for women and unearthing the female heroines of folk. With their wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, natural humour and two beautifully matched voices, an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Julu and Heg bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound.
www.suthering.com. Tickets £12 adv from 01822 853186, drdartmoor[at]doctors.org.uk. Doors 6.45pm, food & drink refreshmentsavailable from that time. All profits will be split between Sheepstor village hall and Friends of St Leonard’s Church.

 

NEW Saturday 23 July 2022 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Abbotsham, nr Bideford EX39 5AP
A Plough Arts Centre event in the open air at The Big Sheep. Support: Jenna Witts. Steve and Phil are returning to the duo format that launched their stellar careers over thirty years ago. Audiences will be treated to the usual ‘Show of Hands’ classics like ‘Cousin Jack’, rousing festival anthems, instrumental virtuosity and stunning harmonies from two masters of their craft. Details www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/show-hands-1.

NEW Friday 9 September 2022 7.30pm -  The Exmouth Shanty Men - Village Hall, High Street, Stoke Canon, Exeter EX5 4AR
'Tall Ships and Tavern Tales': an entertaining voyage in song from the high seas to a dockside tavern - including tradtional sea shanties from the era of tall ships and traditional songs the sailors may have enjoyed back in the dockside ale house! 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 (Children U16 £6) alison_bloomer [at] yahoo.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 29 October 2022 7.30pm - Most Truly Yours Aunt Anne - Village Hall, High Street, Stoke Canon, Exeter EX5 4AR
A new and distinctive celebration of the English Folk Song Collector Anne Geddes Gilchrist with Peter and Barbara Snape and Sue Burgess. The only chance you'll get to hear this lovely, informative and entertaining presentation here in the South West. 7.30pm Tickets £12 alison_bloomer [at] yahoo.co.uk.

 

NEW Sunday 28 August 2022 2-6.30pm - Dance for Nigel - Village Hall, Chapel Hill, Longdown, nr Exeter EX6 7SN
An opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of Nigel Thomas, combining French/Breton, Irish set and Cajun dancing. A warm welcome to all. No partner or dance experience needed. Both live music and CD's. Bring and share afternoon tea (tea and coffee provided). Donations appreciated - any excess to charity.

 

NEW Tuesday 21 March 2023 7.30pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - St Austell Arts Centre
Outside our normal coverage area but...
...this is almost certainly Aly & Phil's first visit to anywhere in the West Country since their concert in Harberton almost exactly 4 years ago - Harberton Folk's last ever concert - and I can imagine that some fans might wish to make the journey across the Tamar for this one!. Details www.crbo.co.uk/whats-on.

 

NEW Saturday 25 March 2023 7.30pm - Jackie McShee & Kevin Dempsey - Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
Outside our normal coverage area (once again) but...I've been asked specially to list this gig:
Jacqui’s haunting delivery, stage presence and interpretation of traditional music remains completely unique and very powerful. Her voice blends sumptuously with the gorgeous guitar and vocals of her current duetting partner, Kevin Dempsey, who is well renowned in the folk world for adding flair and a hint of jazz to refresh and renew trad ballads and tunes. A master of the acoustic guitar, his mellow singing, geniality and quiet presence charms and thrills audiences. Details
https://bit.ly/LMKJacquiMcShee.

 

NEW Saturday 12 March 2022 7pm - The Children of Lir: Gaelic songs and stories of Ireland - Farringdon Church, East Devon EX5 2HY
A unique melding of traditions with Gaelic songs and stories of Ireland by Patrick Devine-Wright and friends. Patrick has won several prizes for the solo singing of Gaelic songs, including the All-Britain Feis Ceoil. He was an understudy in the Riverdance show during its first West End run in the Hammersmith Apollo theatre and his musical influences include Iarla Ó’Lionaird, Muireann Nic Amhlaidh, Séamus Begley and Martin Hayes. Details www.wegottickets.com/event/538849.

NEW Saturday 15 April 2023 7pm - Country Dance with Rumpus - Village Hall, Sherford, Kingsbridge TQ7 2AX
Live music and caller. Pasty & Pud supper. Bar. Raffle. Tickets £15 from Peter Hadley 01548 531240 or Ian Collingwood 01548 532807. The Friends of St Martin's Church, Sherford, supporting essential fabric repairs and renovations to the cherished, historic parish church.

NEW Saturday 20 May 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map
The first concert of their new 'Country Life' tour. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Details www.wegottickets.com/event/566267, www.calstockarts.org.

NEW Saturday 10 June 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - Town Hall, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD
Sponsored by Heart and Soul Funerals. The choir are on home turf for their 'Country Life' Tour. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/The-Lost-Sound-FolkChoir/t-pqmjkaj.

NEW Saturday 22 July 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound: Dartmoor Folk Choir - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
A special concert with guest the fabulous Chris Hoban. With new arrangements of songs by Steeleye Span, Ninebarrow & Chris Hoban, the set is brimming with the energy of Summer, lusty courtship, the triumphs of harvest and the deeply tender moments of love lost and sorrowful homecomings. It's a wild and natural feast of unaccompanied singing, harmony and rhythm! Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/The-Lost-Sound-FolkChoir/t-xmaeqjl.

 

Wild Goose Choir - A new folk-based community choir in South Brent
Freya Harbottle writes: "I'm soon to be starting a new folk-based community choir. The first session will be on Tuesday 6th June and the choir will run on a regular weekly basis at The Village Hall in South Brent. We'll be learning material from across the folk canon, from the very traditional to the contemporary. Open to ages 18+. No previous choir experience required. Get in touch for more info or to book a free taster session: freyaharbottle@gmail.com.

NEW Friday 23 June 2023 7.30pm - Tobias Ben Jacob Garden Concert - East Budleigh
If you've never seen him (or even if you have) this is a great opportunity to catch an amazingly talented and captivating singer/songwriter in a relaxing and intimate setting. www.tobiasbenjacob.com. Tobias will play an intimate, unplugged garden concert in East Budleigh. The location is revealed by Jeff the host upon ticket purchase: www.eventbrite.com/e/tobias-ben-jacob-garden-concert-tickets-642792177707.

 

NEW Newton St Cyres Summer Music & Dance Festival
Full festival programme: www.newtonwonder.net/music-festival.html.
Multi-genre 4-day event of music making, concerts and workshops, including:
Saturday 24 June 2pm - Ukelele Band Concert & Have-a-Go. At The Beer Engine Newton St Cyres. EX5 5AX
Come and listen, sing, clap and play if you want to. Beginners welcome and 12 ukeleles will be available to borrow at the event. Free vvent but donations welcome.
Sunday 25 June 1-3pm - Taiko South West Drumming Performances and ‘Have-a-Go’ Workshops. At Newton St Cyres Recreation Ground EX5 5AT
Free event. From ancient times the taiko was used in Japan for communicating with allies, frightening pests away from crops, and inspiring morale in battling soldiers. It also played an important role in festivals, rainmaking rituals, and the lively dancing of the bon odori. TAIKO South West will bring 15 drums and drummers, give 3 performances, and offer a ‘have a go’ session in between each set. Thanks to the Devon Community Foundation for their generous grant support.
Sunday 25 June- Exeter Community Folk Orchestra. At Newton St Cyres Parish Hall EX5 5BW
3.30-5pm Workshop - Free event, but advance booking required via Nicola 01392 851985. Suitable for all ages, no previous music experience required. BYO instrument, or some available to borrow.
6pm Concert - Music which spans the centuries and which explores connections with peoples from across the world. Free event but donations welcome.

 

Also: Sunday 3 December 2023 8pm - Martin Harley - Hockworthy Village Hall, nr Wellington - See www.martinharley.com.  

NEW Saturday 22 July 2023 7.30pm - All Hands On Deck - Parish Hall, Thurlestone
An evening of sea shanties and songs of the sea. Audience participation actively encouraged! Entry £5 + RNLI bucket collection. Booking essential! BYO food and drink. Details www.thurlestoneparish.co.uk/events.html.

NEW Saturday 8 July 2023 - Mad Dog Mcrea - Morwellham Quay, Dukes Drive, Morwellham, Tavistock PL19 8JL
Evening concert. Saturday night camping also bookable. Details www.morwellham-quay.co.uk/mad-dog-mcrea-landing.

 

NEW Friday 14 July 2023 7.30pm - Tashi Lhunpo Monks - Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater TA6 3DD
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Monks of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and to celebrate this major landmark they bring their “Power of Compassion” tour to the UK. The Power of Compassion is a programme of masked dance, music and Tantric ritual. Details www.bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/events.

 

NEW Friday 22 September 2023 7pm - Harvest Barn Dance with Red Shed - Ashridge Great Barn, North Tawton EX20 2DH
Caller Pete Langley. £20 - includes meal. Booking essential. Email info@ashridge-court.co.uk or call 01837 852025..

NEW Saturday 18 November 2023 7.45pm - Fundraising Ceilidh with Red Shed - Dunsford Village Hall, nr. Exeter EX6 7DA (map)
Caller Pete Langley. Tickets £10 from Dunsford Village Shop. Fundraising for PTFA and Village Hall. Details www.dunsfordvillagehall.org.

 

NEW Saturday 2 December 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Memorial Hall, Back Street, Modbury PL21 0RF
A hearty selection of Winter and seasonal songs of festivities, feasting and jollyment! Join us for a rousing celebration of the season with 40+ singers raring to sing!
Tickets from ticketsoource.

NEW Saturday 16 December 2023 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Lustleigh Village Hall TQ13 9TA
A hearty selection of Winter and seasonal songs of festivities, feasting and jollyment! Join us for a rousing celebration of the season with 40+ singers raring to sing! Presented by Lustleigh Entertainments and Arts Project. Ticketing details to follow: www.lustleighvillagehall.co.uk.

I dont have the info for The Leap tickets yet - I'm hoping that Karen will send it through to you anyway!

Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
"Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter's city centre. Each year we host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning many disciplines. Live music, theatre, cinema, contemporary art, DJ events, dance, comedy, talks, creative courses, classes and workshops, family events ...and everything in between". Read more here: www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, and sign up to receive regular email updates.
I only list the ir'folkier' events, and this is what they already have lined up for 2024:
Thursday 18 January 2024 8pm - Martyn Joseph
Sunday 11 February 2024 8pm - The Magpie Arc
Wednesday 13 March 2024 7.30pm - Spiers & Boden
Sunday 24 March 2024 - Spirit of the Drum
Friday 5 April 2024 7.30pm - The Longest Johns
Saturday 13 April 2024 7.30pm - Sound of the Sirens
Thursday 18 April 2024 8pm - John Smith
3-5 May 2024 - Mad Dog Mcrea Weekender
See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/genre/music for full details.

Ashburton Arts Centre
Another multi-genre arts centre, described by The Guardian as "One of the best small live music venues in the UK". Up and running in an old chapel since 2018. Again, I only list the folkier events there, but see https://ashburtonarts.org.uk/ for more information on a very busy programme.

 

NEW Sunday 26 November 2023 5.30-8.45pm - Fest Noz & Bal - Belstone Village Hall, nr Okehampton EX20 1RD
Poisson Groove (Liz Nabb, Martin Henning & Phil Wilson) will be playing. Cost: £8, includes French onion soup, teas, etc.

NEW Saturday 4 November 2023 4-10.30pm - Song & Dance with Musicians from Brittany - Cadeleigh Village Hall, nr Tiverton, EX16 8HW (map)
4-6 free dance tuition, 6-7.30 bring a plate, 6.45-7.30 concert, 7.30 dance. Concert & dance £10; U18 free. Contact: Phil 01884 242752.

 

NEW 16-18 August 2024 - Beautiful Days 21st Festival - Escot Park nr Exeter
Tickets on sale Monday 6 November 2023 10am
Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ family music festival organised by DMF Music since its inception in 2003. Proudly independent, Beautiful Days has no sponsorship or funding. In 2023 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with tickets selling out in April for the 17,500 capacity event – the capacity remains the same for 2024. www.beautifuldays.org

 

NEW Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 10 March 2024 - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Parish Hall, West Town Road, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BW
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Friday 17 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall (map)
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm - Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II - Exeter Cathedral
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.

 

NEW Saturday 25 November 2023 7.30pm - Jim Causley: Songs of Devon - Village Hall, Old Road, Bickington, Newton Abbot TQ12 6JU
Join Jim and Bickington Community Choir for a fun, folky evening celebrating Devon! A proud Devonian, awarding winning folk singer and musician Jim Causley has dedicated much of his career to researching and reviving the forgotten gems of songs from his native western peninsula. Doors / cash bar open 7pm. Kids free; concs available for locals who need them. Details here. Profits will go to our charities ShelterBox and St Mary the Virgin Church, Bickington.

 

NEW Show of Hands: Full Circle Part II tour dates announced
After 30 years of non-stop touring, fans across the nation are in for a treat as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer return to where it all began, in village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres, and community venues. This gig promises to be a true celebration of their dedication to their roots, their music, and the communities that have supported them. Steve and Phil will then be taking a well-deserved break. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons, and recharge their artistic batteries. This marks the end of an era, but it also heralds exciting new beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians, Show of Hands. www.showofhands.co.uk. Tour dates in Harberton Folk's coverage area (also at Taunton and Gt. Torrington):
Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.
Sunday 10 March 2024 7.30pm - Parish Hall, West Town Road, Newton St Cyres EX5 5BW
Tickets £28 (no concs) now available from Nicola 01392 851985 or Pete exeterfolkclub@outlook.com and 01392 210983. Unreserved seating. Cash bar & raffle. www.showofhands.co.uk.
Friday 17 May 2024 7.30pm - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall
details tba www.showofhands.co.uk.
Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm - Exeter Cathedral
Tickets now available at www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/events/show-of-hands-full-circle-tour, www.showofhands.co.uk.

NEW Friday 26 October 2018 - Ninebarrow - Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Torpoint
Doors 6.30pm. Tickets: val@glastonbury-engineering.co.uk or 01503 250536

 

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 7.30pm - Sea Shanty & Folk Night - Village Hall, Cornworthy, nr Totnes TQ9 7ES
Stoke Gabriel’s Shanty Crew “All Hands On Deck” plus guest performers and folk music. Traditional & modern sea shanties, songs of the sea & sailors, tall ships & tall stories, sing along to songs that make you laugh & smile. Click here for full details.

 

NEW Saturday/Sunday 23/24 March 2024 - Cockwood Shanty Festival - Cockwood, Starcross
Various venues in and around Cockwood. www.facebook.com/p/Cockwood-Shanty-Festival-100088723793738.

NEW Saturday 27 January 2024 7pm - The Out Of Tunas Shanty Crew - Shaldon Church
The church by the bridge. RNLI fundraising gig. Click here for details

NEW Saturday 3 February 2024 7.30pm - Yealmpton Village Ceilidh with Blue Jewel - Yealmpton Primary School, Stray Park, Yealmpton
Dance the winter blues away with the incredible Blue Jewel Band! Adults £7:50 (£10 at the door) Children £2:50. Click here for full details

https://www.facebook.com/events/1083805395983271/?active_tab=discussion&locale=en_GB

 

NEW Saturday 24 February 2024 7pm - Harbottle & Jonas - The Old School, Stoke Climsland PL17 8NY
Partners in life and music, dynamic Devon based folk duo Harbottle & Jonas are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. www.harbottleandjonas.com.

 

NEW Friday 23 February 2024 7pm - Folk Music of East Europe - Winkleigh Village Hall, Castle Street, Winkleigh EX19 8HU
Folk Music of East Europe from the Klezmer Band of Devon. Traditional Klezmer and Gypsy music from the heart of East Europe played with passion from the soul. Details http://devonfolk.org/latest-news/posts/folk-music-of-east-europe.

 

NEW Friday 26 April 2024 7.30pm - Folk for Ukraine -  St Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton PL20 7NA
Fundraising event featuring the Ukrainian Singers of Plymouth, Ben Campbell and Silvington. Tickets £10 from antonhorwich@aol.com, £12 door.