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Folk Rock band needs fiddle & piano/keys - Festivals Booked

We're looking for keyboards and fiddle to join our line-up of drums, bass/melodeon, mandolin and guitar/banjo/vocals. We play a mix of original songs and also covers, plus a few traditional English/Irish/American tunes.  In 2018 we’ve played Sidmouth Folk Week, Widecombe Fair and have supported the Wurzels (client has re-booked for 2019).  

We're all mature musicians with family commitments so 1-3 gigs per month is what we're looking at. We rehearse on Thursdays fortnightly in a lovely venue just outside Ilminster. Youtube/Facebook links available upon contact. Please email
Date listed 27.10.18.

Fiddle Player
Fiddle player wanted by local based band  “HOGWASH” playing mainly irish music and song, playing normal gigs, pubs, weddings, fetes, etc.  For more information contact Phil Tinkler telephone 07983435504, 01803 324898 or email
Date listed 26.07.18.

Formed in 1972, Newton Bushel Morris is a mixed traditional Cotswold side. Our main night is Thursday when between May and September we can be found dancing at pubs and other venues around Torbay, Newton Abbot and South East Dartmoor. We also have a busy schedule of Festivals, Fetes, Charity Gigs etc. During the winter months we practice on a Thursday in Kingskerswell. There are also monthly Sunday workshops.
With the impending retirement of our lead musician we are now looking to recruit musicians to enable a seamless handover. Whilst we primarily seek squeeze box players we would welcome enquiries from other musicians with instruments that suit the Cotswold tradition. Interested? Then please check out our website or email. Alternatively call our Squire, Rod Shute on 01803 403153 or our Bagman, Dave Warren on 01626 330458

Bass player
Folk rock band urgently need an accomplished bass player . We are based around the North Devon area rehearse approx once a week and have gigs waiting. Please email Chris
Date listed: 11.05.18.


Sidmouth FolkWeek's Children's Festival requires a Brass Tutor to work with The Sidmouth Seaside Stompers Ceilidh Band Workshop. The daily workshops are 90 minutes long leading to performance as the band for the Thursday evening ceilidh in Blackmore Gardens Marquee.

All tutors join Team Stompit! and work under the leadership of Ray Langton. Their role is to support the youngsters (aged 8years and over) in their section, write simplified parts if required and lead break out groups helping youngsters to master the tunes. Written notation is provided for all instruments and distributed at the first workshop. Tutors receive this music in advance.

We are very keen to hear from any brass players who may be interested. This is a fun and rewarding week and when not with the Seaside Stompers a great time can also be had at the other events in the festival.

If interested please contact Please also do feel free to spread the word about this opportunity to any others who might be interested.

Looking for a few musicians to collaborate with

Musicians wanted! I'm looking for some people to collaborate with on new projects... I'm a singer and guitarist, but hopefully an alright one - my last release got a fROOTS album of the year award, a nomination from FATEA and a fair bit of radio play. Also shortly will have a bit of recording studio space I want to make use of! Happy to consider doing anything interesting, but probably weird arrangements of trad English folk is where my heart lies... This is me and my band (we are unfortunately spread out across the country) website Email Tim for more information
Date listed 23.02.18.

Melody instrument wanted for folk rock/ceilidh band

We're looking for another melody instrument to join our line-up of bass/melodeon, drums, mandolin and guitar/banjo/vocals. As well as our ceilidh set of traditional English/Irish/American tunes we play a mix of original songs and also covers by Steve Earle, Waterboys, Shooglenifty, Lonnie Donegan,Pogues etc. A bit of country, skiffle, blues and whatever sounds good. We're preparing for 2018 festival gigs. We're all mature musicians with family commitments so 1-3 gigs per month is what we're looking at. We rehearse on Thursdays fortnightly in a lovely venue just outside Ilminster. Please get in touch if this is of interest. Email Jon

Established Irish band needs new member
The Fountaineers Irish music band is looking for a 4th member to help us give audiences in East Devon and beyond a taste of traditional Irish and more. We are an established band with a history of playing in pubs, local festivals and private events. In 2016 we made our festival debut at The River cottage music fest and have since gone on to play at Respect and Goren festivals. We normally practice in Ottery St Mary and the current line up is guitarist/ vocalist, flautist/whistle player/ uilleann pipes and bodhran. We need a melody player, preferably a fiddler but others considered. You can find us and message us on our FaceBook page or telephone Adrian on 01404 814202. Be lovely to have you on board!
Date listed 24.01.18.

Acoustic Guitarist
Experienced DADGAD acoustic guitarist sought for occasional dep work with increasingly busy traditional Irish/Scots/World folk trio based in Devon. Our usual guitar/accordion/whistle player is a much regarded performer at the highest level, and as such is at times unavailable, so the person we’d seek to replace him would be filling some very big musical shoes. Ability on other melodic instruments as well as guitar would be a big bonus, as it would add greatly to our existing fiddle-led sets. We’d have an expectation of a wide knowledge of traditional folk material, and for any potential players to be happy to audition/rehearse with us. If this may be of interest to you, please drop us an email, with any useful audio or video links attached, to

Dobro and fiddle or mandolin player
Dobro and fiddle or mandolin player needed for established original Somerset band The Jamestown Brothers.
Agency contract, decent gigs booked and  festivals...need commitment and time. Please Colin email for more information.
Date listed 14.11.17.

Lead guitarist/vocalist/harmonies
I play rhythm guitar and sing and am looking for someone to work with on my self penned folk songs. Many years ago I played at folk clubs but my recent playing has been for fun but I do also like the challenge of playing out sometimes.
I have played at open mic nights, and had unpaid gigs in Exeter and Teignmouth in the past but sadly that musical partnership came to an end last year. I have also played out with an Irish set. I am also happy to work on someone else's songs, or some 'folk' style covers, in the broadest sense.

I am in my 'young' 50's. I live in Dawlish, Devon. If you'd like to contact me and chat about possibilities that would be great:) Mary  mobile: 07748 804 355 or  email

Recorded with Mary's previous partner

Date listed 30.10.17.

Fiddle Player
Wanted fiddle player for 7 piece original country folk band. Based in Somerset. Pro musicians and fun. Demo available and gigs waiting. For more information email
Date listed 23.09.17.

Male Singers
Dartmoor Folk choir, The Lost Sound  is expanding, after a remarkable year of gigs. TLS are looking for male singers, with choral/harmony singing experience, particularly basses. The choir offers vocal and performance training. Contact Sandra Smith email or go to website

Acoustic Rhythm Guitarist, Acoustic Bass Guitarist and Drummer for Innovative Band.
I would like to form a folk-orientated outfit (samples on application, no detractors so far). I need someone who can play amplified rhythm acoustic 6 and possibly 12 string guitar who can play with real dynamism. They will be the main guitar. It would be useful if they can double on another easily amplified instrument (probably violin but I'm open to offers). I need an acoustic bass guitar player and a good basic drummer who knows how to drive a band (folk dance/folk rock/morris orientated). I am going to play electric lead guitar with occasional forays into rock rhythm and finger-style (although still on electric guitar). If you are interested please ring 01392 851779 (Exeter) Frank.
Date listed 25.06.17.

Bass/Melodeon Player
Musician Available - East Devon based Bass and Melodeon player looking to play bouncing skippy music with others for ceilidhs, dances, clubs etc. Please email
Date listed 09.06.17.