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Events Saturday 25 January to Saturday 2 February

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Page last updated on 24-01-2020
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Saturday 25 January
Stephen Fearing (Solo)
Exeter Phoenix, The Workshop, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 8.00pm
Tickets £14.00+ (£12.00+)- Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerising blend of roots, folk, and pop. Co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist who delights audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. A multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner, his ninth solo album, Every Soul’s a Sailor, was named 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio.

Through a life of many relocations and countless months on the road performing, Fearing has become a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthral audiences.

 

Burns Night with Re-Jig    
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £13.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £10.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £6.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
This was such a load of fun last year, with a packed hall dancing all night to this great band. There'll be music, dancing (including called dances), haggis, whisky and high spirits.
The Kit Hillbillies Support 8.00pm Local musician Liam Ferguson
Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
9.00pm
Free For more information go to FaceBook or telephone 01752 297604
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.
Burns Night Celebration
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks hosts a celebration of the great Scottish Bard, who was born 461 years ago today. The evening will commence with a marching piper in traditional Scottish dress playing some rousing highland airs. The haggis will be addressed and you will be able to enjoy a sample of the Celtic delicacy served with neeps and tatties. The fabulous Balcony Band will play a selection of traditional Scottish muisc and Exmouth Poet David Burke will read a selection of Burns’ work, including some of his more amusing creations. If you sing, play or would like to recite a poem do come and join in.

Lunacci & The Lunatic
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Lunacci + The Lunatics is a wonderfully vibrant folk-ish collaboration. Stylistically somewhere between Mumford & Sons and Newton Faulkner, this fun filled trio is bound to make you smile and get your feet moving.

Never short for original material, folk themes and motifs resonate throughout these songs. A trio of experienced musicians that is fronted by a dynamic and seasoned front-man; live performances are full of energy and excitement, and always highly interactive.
After headlining Cornish venues and performing at various festivals throughout the year, Lunacci + The Lunatics finally bring you their first recorded single.

A live gig with Lunacci has one ambition: to have as much fun and interaction as possible.

 

Simon Mayer’s Mandolin WeekendHalsway Manor
Two Sisters Song Weekend Halsway Manor
Simon Mayer, Hilary James and Janet Giraudo.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 (£4.00 concessions) For more information and tickets go to website
Simon’s hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he’s one of the world’s leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary’s “wonderfully honey-dripping voice” and unusual basses! Also we will be delighted to have back, Hilary’s singing sister Janet Giraudo will be joining them to add her own lilting soprano to exquisite harmonies.
Exeter Ceilidhs - Dartmoor Pixie Band
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 07969 297 633
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Ian A Anderson
The Pack o’ Cards, High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0ET
Doors 7.30pm (Start 8.00pm)

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.

Sunday 26 January
The Boys from Melbourne Street
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Colin Wilson, Dave Eustace and Keith Hunter are The Boys from Melbourne Street. The 3 Piece acoustic band perform brilliant original material much of which features on the bands 3 highly successful albums.

Simon Mayer’s Mandolin Weekend Halsway Manor
Two Sisters Song Weekend Halsway Manor
Regular events 4th Sunday

SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email

SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 27 January
 
Tuesday 28 January
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
Wednesday 29 January

Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - A Tight Squeeze -Ray Goodswen
Thursday 30 January

World Unlimited - Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
An evening with Sam Duckworth, including this show being recorded, live.

A veteran at 33, Sam Duckworth has been releasing music under the moniker Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly for 14 years. His catalogue includes collaborations ranging from Baba Maal, to Shy Fx, Kate Nash to Jehst. It includes 4 top 40 singles, 2 top 40 albums, a German Club Number 1 and a gold certified plaque for the seminal “Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager.”

A rare and special opportunity to see Sam in an intimate venue.

 

World Unlimited is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation. Telephone 01803 875527 or email
Originally based in Birmingham, WU now regularly promotes concerts in South Devon. Go to website for more information

Open Mic Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.

Grace Lightman & Elani Evangelou
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.30pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Two enchanting musicians join forces and conjure an atmospheric twist of indie folk & alt. For fans of Lucius, Big Thief, Sharon Van Etten.
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 31 January
Widecombe Sailing Club Winter Regatta
The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA
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. For more information, email or telephone 07957 280129
Saturday 1 February
Miranda Sykes
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets £13.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes 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 & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.
Sarah McQuaid
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862, £12.00 on the door.
This will be Sarah's seventh visit to this beautiful 16th century inn in Devon. Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the songwriting craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”. Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano — and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed!Music etc.
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Jig Foot - Dick Williams
Bridport Ceilidhs, Church House Hall,  South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
Start time: 7.30pm - Finish time: 11.00pm
£9.00 in advance, £10.00 on the door, £4.00 for 6-16 yrs. Tickets can be bought at The Bridport Music Centre in South Street or booked by phone/email up to 5.00pm on the day. Contact Monty: telephone 01308 423 442 or email or see website for more information

Come along and enjoy a fun evening of dancing amongst friendly welcoming folk. No partner or experience required, all dances will be talked and walked through and called until you are all experts! Bring & Share supper and you own alcohol - the Woodman Inn is just opposite.

Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band
Stoke Gabriel Football Club, Broadley Lane, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, TQ9 6RR
7.30pm
Hosted by Stoke Gabriel Boating Association

Concert with Harbottle and Jonas
St Petroc’s Church, South Brent
7.30pm
Tickets at £7.00/£5.00 will be available from early January from artworks or from Guy and Cathie Pannell. 
Dave Harbottle and Frey Jonas are a 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. Having become national names on the folk scene, they are now South Brent residents. They will be playing on this occasion as a trio, with Annie Baylis-Gray bringing an extra dimension with beautiful vocal harmonies and fiddle playing. St Petroc’s Church is delighted to host this concert in aid of church funds and features in the duo’s latest music video recorded in the church.

 

Tom McConville
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ
7.30pm
Ticket Price: £15.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 2771808//665885 - Visit website - email

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