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This page is an attempt to summarise answers to a couple of common questions (so I don't have to keep looking the same stuff up, and can hopefully give you the quickest possible answer). Cheers, John Culf

Why do you use streetmap.co.uk for your map links?
I need a ceilidh / barn dance band for... (Can you recommend...?)
Where can I find a piper for Burns Night / St Andrew's Day / ...?
Would you be interesting in booking us...?

Why do you use streetmap.co.uk for your map links?
The reason I use streetmap.co.uk is that it is very easy to position the marker arrow precisely where it is required and to choose an appropriate zoom level to display the location in a good context, i.e. maximum zoom gives many street names in towns, a wider view gives a good context in rural areas. For those people familiar with using Ordnance Survey maps, streetmap.co.uk maps at certain zoom levels are very similar in appearance.


I need a ceilidh / barn dance band for... (Can you recommend...?)
As I don't dance myself I'm not qualified to give recommendations, and it wouldn't be fair to do in any case. There are also so many variables: type of event, type of music required, caller, price (can vary considerably), location, personal taste etc.. A good online starting point is www.flaxey-green.co.uk which includes information and contacts for many local bands. Remember too that some bands come with a caller, some don't, some only work with certain callers. An extensive printed list (without description) of bands and another of callers is available in the 'What's Afoot' magazine published every 4 months by and available from the Devon Folk Committee - see www.devonfolk.co.uk for magazine details. I do however know people in various bands in the South Hams and beyond if you really feel bewildered.


Where can I find a piper for Burns Night / St Andrew's Day / ...?
Try the City of Exeter Pipes & Drums at www.city-of-exeter-pipe-band.org (email: Pipe Major Colin Opie piper@web-agency.com),  or
the City of Plymouth Pipe Band at www.plymouthpipeband.co.uk
and please let me know how you get on. Contact us


Would you be interesting in booking us...?
Harberton Folk no longer promotes its own concerts and we are unable to give advice concerning other booking possibilities in the area. You could try looking through some of the other South-West venues listed on the Links page or the Diary listings on the Home page for other ideas. Thank you for your interest in Harberton Folk.