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This weeks events Friday 26 May to Saturday 2 June

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Saturday 26 May

Gillmore and Roberts- ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm - Full £12.00 - Supporter £9.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts(guitar) have toured the UK, Canada and mainland Europe, and their critically acclaimed albums have received airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6 music

 

Reg Meuross & Anna Tanvir - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00(+) from WeGotTickets  or telephone 01363 82379.
A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, with very special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer and Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love.

Ensemble Baklava and Griselda Sanderson’s Radial Band - St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN - 7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm) Tickets £8.00 on the door, refreshments. In aid of St John’s Windows of Opportunity Fund.

This collaboration between Baklava and Griselda Sanderson’s Radial Band is an exciting chance to see these two local bands for the price of one, and at the same time contribute to St John’s window fund!

Both bands combine improvisation and original material into their performances of songs and dance tunes drawn from the peoples and cultures of Europe - from the music of Medieval Spain to the rich musical heritage of the lands around the Eastern Mediterranean, from the dances of Scandinavia to the rhythms of eastern Europe - all performed on many exotic instruments.

More information on Baklava websites and Radial Band Facebook page .

12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Closed for Earl of Rone
Sunday 27 May

World Unlimited - Gilmore & Roberts - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

 

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

Kitty Macfarlane - with special guest Devon singer songwriter Victoria Pearce - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH - 8.00pm - Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
With special guest, Victoria Pearce. Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time - featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Maya McCourt and Ciaran Algar, and gaining her first national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe, and Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6Music.
Clovelly Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds Open to everything, as always. Anybody with a poem, song, story or tune they'd like to share will be very welcome.
Monday 28 May
Eliza Acty - Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF - 8.30pm
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. 
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 29 May
Shanty Cruise with the Exmouth Shanty Men - Sea songs, Shanties whilst sailing on the River Exe. Hosted by Stuart Line Cruises - 7.00pm departure Exmouth Docks. More information and tickets available from website
All proceeds to the Exmouth Festival

World Unlimited - Robyn Hitchcock - + support from The Left Outsides - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. 

 

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

Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Exmouth Folk Club - The Manor Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AG - 8.00 for 8.30.  Devon Bird and Andy Clarke Solo. Free.
Wednesday 30 May
Reg Meuross with Anna Tanvir - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm - Full £12.00 - Supporter £9.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, with very special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical.
REG MEUROSS
Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

ANNA TANVIR
Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer and Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love.

 

Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £25.00+ full, £24.00 60+, £24.00+ student/under 21, - Box office 01752 892220. For more information and tickets go to website

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Gill Spence         
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club
Thursday 31 May

Edwina Hayes’ Mile Roses Trio - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £17.50 - including a glass of Mill Punch (price covers the music only) Visit website

Mississippi native now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer or a torch singer or an R&B singer and each label would be accurate. Her 2015 tour was a rousing success and her emotional, sophisticated performances won many plaudits. ‘Lisa Mills- one of the finest blues singers you’ve probably not heard but will demand more of’ Blues all Over the place.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s outside courtyard, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Friday 1 June
LOSt COYOTES - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT - 8.30pm - Free entry. For more information telephone 07557 002622
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.
The Grenaways support The Rowan Tree - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - admission £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it's Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails...

They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living.

2017 was a significant year for The Grenaways winning the 'Song For Cornwall' with their new song, Ster Kosel, which means, Quiet Stars, in the Cornish language. They then went on to place second in the International Celtic Song Competition at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland and to represent Cornwall at the Festival Interceltique De Lorient in Brittany...


The Rowan Tree was formed for the 2017 Pan Celtic festival by siblings Tom Fosten and Laura Garcia on guitar and flute. The pair are joined by Cornish musician Richard Trethewey on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Neal Jolly on bass and whistles. Encompassing traditional music predominantly from Cornwall and original pieces with a Celtic feel, The Rowan Tree a unique and engaging sound.
West Country Traditions Festival

World Unlimited - Reg Meuross - with special guest harpist Anna Tanvir St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
A magical musical evening with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and special guest harpist Anna Tanvir, plus beautiful harmonies from our local friend, Katie Whitehouse, and her Totnes Pop Up choir.

This concert is part of Reg’s ‘Two Albums Tour’ encompassing his two latest album releases, Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls, arts centres and intimate folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.  He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

 

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

Saturday 2 June
LOSt COYOTES - LOSt COYOTES - The Horse, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8PG - 8.30pm - Free entry. For more information telephone 07557 002622
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.

The Bradninch Music Festival Gardens Go to Facebook page

Bradninch Musical Gardens a picnic for performers in a setting of your choosing. For performers it is free to visit and play at up to 16 venues to help raise money for the Bradninch Music Festival and help new bands and performers get known.

The Bradninch Musical Gardens are probably the largest social event in Bradninch’s annual calendar of events.  Sixteen venues will be throwing open their gates from noon to 5.00pm for the Bradninch Musical Gardens weekend when large and small gardens will be welcoming music, dancers, art, tea & cakes and artisans displaying their work.  Performances will range from solo performers to the scores of performers who make up the Bradninch Festival Choir.

This year will include a concert by of the Trio Exe and friends who will be performing the iconic quintet 'The Trout' by Schubert in Bradninch. The early evening concert is on 2 June at 17:30 until 19:30 in St Disen’s Church.  It promises to be a very special event given that it is integral to the annual village musical gardens weekend. To whet the appetite two of Trio Exe will be playing in The Recotru garden earlier in the day as a prelude to the main event.  All the gardens opening over the weekend are listed on the ticket/map from the local Spar shop at £7.00 each or £12.00 a pair and money raised will go towards several local charities and to the Bradninch Music Festival. Tickets for the Trio Exe concert are £8.00 each available from the Spar or on the door. A discounted £6.00 ticket is available for to Garden Wristband/ticket holders.

On Sunday 3 June Bradninch Millers Morris are again following in steps of the Bradninch Club Walks of the 1880s.  Although Club Walks took place all over Victorian England, here in the south-west a unique style of dancing, known as Stave Dancing, evolved at the annual Walks of the friendly societies. Dancers carried the long stewards’ staves of office while dancing. Newspaper reports from the time described hundreds of people walking around the town before picnicking, holding sports and dancing.  Bradninch Millers Morris will be using the replicas of the Bradninch Tradesmen’s Club staves of the 19th century.  As in previous years Bradninch Millers Morris will be accompanied by dancers and musicians from the Majidah Tribal Belly Dance troupe. The Club Walk will be dancing at public locations as well as participating open gardens.  

The Bradninch Musical Gardens are the prime funding for the Bradninch Music Festival which starts the following weekend of 8, 9 and 10th of June. The festival is an event which is renowned for supporting exceptional young performers.
For more information please contact 01392 881566.

Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Up and Running with Sibby calling at Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW - 7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Clive Carroll - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton - 7.30pm - For tickets telephone 01363 866082.
'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. Licensed bar.
Lost Sound Chorus + Gaudeamus Chamber Choir - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN - 7.00pm - Tickets £9.50 from website
Dartmoor folk choir The Lost Sound: "We are excited to be singing with this superb chamber choir from Essex as part of their Devon tour. We first sang together in London, as part of the Brandenburg concert series in 2015 and have remained in touch ever since. What a wonderful sound they make! Our two choirs make for an unusual and highly compatable mix of styles. Come and join us for some heartfelt and inspiring singing."
Glorious Chorus - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 advance, £9.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500 or from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Acclaimed Devon-based performance choir Glorious Chorus returns to Calstock for another roof-raising performance. A highlight of the 2015 Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival, the choir has gone from strength to strength. With prestigious festival shows behind them – including an appearance at the Voices Now Festival at London’s Roundhouse in 2017
West Country Traditions Festival
Dumbos Feather - Imperial Recreation Ground, EX8 1 Exmouth - 4.00pm.

Following a series of private events in May, Dumbo's Feather return to local action when we shall be performing on the mainstage in the Big Top at Exmouth Festival's West Country Traditions Weekend.

As always, we'll be playing a mix of traditional tunes and contemporary and traditional folk songs.

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Edgelarks - Big Top Imperial Grounds Exmouth - Doors 7.00pm - concert starts 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00. Go to website for tickets and more information.

Youth Folk Sampler Day - Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR - Saturday 2 June 2018.

Sampler Days
Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?
Play an instrument confidently?
Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?

Sign up for a free place at our Sampler Day at Ebenezer Hall in June 2018.
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument. All playing and learning will be done by ear.

These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process.Book your free place now go to website

Picture by Camilla Greenwell

DANCE - Teign Playford Club - Gwyn George and Jean Foster - 2.30pm - 5.30pm