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Events Saturday 9 November to Saturday 16 November

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Saturday 9 November

Joe Whibley & Malcolm Horton
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Enjoy a fabulous double bill of live acoustic music. Singer/guitarist Joe Whibley performs some of the more unusual but interesting songs from the past 30years. Songwriter and troubadour Malcolm Horton will woo you with some of his beautiful original songs. Joe and Malcolm will be joined by  some of therie musical friends

Adam Sweet in Concert - opening for Adam will be Ben Morgan-Brown.
St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter, EX4 7AH
Doors 7.30pm Starts 8.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets For more information telephone Twigg's Gigs on 07508169 049 or email
Hot drinks and cake at the Twigg's Gigs café. Bring your own alcohol.
Adam Sweet plays a unique blend of blue-eyed blues and soulful southern rock. Taking his cue from the British blues boom sounds of Free and early Fleetwood Mac, married to the driving guitar style of Rory Gallagher and the sweet sounds of Little Feat and the Allman Brothers, he’s carved out a territory between Nashville and the classic rock riffs of the 60s and 70s. With an expressive vocal style, expertly piercing guitar work and growing song-writing credits, Adam plays some of the most compelling blues-rock in the UK.


DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and Ted Farmer, Weston C D Band
Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL
8.00pm
Admission £8.00 - bring and share supper - raffle.
For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
Narthen
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£12.00

Narthen are Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/Polka Works. Until he hung-up his touring shoes the quartet was completed by Lester Simpson; now velvet-voice BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley has joined this prestigious line-up of singers.

You can catch the quartet in performances all year-round; however, they are best known for their scintillating Christmas shows, a seasonal mix of songs and tunes that reflect the whole of Christmas and the winter season. Wonderful four part harmony Yorkshire carols are mixed with songs showing the less reverential and more humorous side of Christmas. All delivered in four part harmony – often with instrumental accompaniment – to touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears.

As many people now say: ‘Christmas starts with you’.

This is a chance to catch Barry, Jo, Fi and Jim up close and personal in an informal evening of song before they head out on their national tour.
For more information and tickets go to website

Launceston Folk Dance Club - Saturday Dance - Beryl Jukes & Jig & Reel
Launceston Town Hall, PL15 7AR.
8.00pm - 11.30pm.
Tickets £8.00
For further information telephone Rosemary Phillips 01566 774491
West Gallery Music Association, Singing/Instrumental WorkshopsJenny Ellis, Event Organiser
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic Open night
Sunday 10 November
Bicton Street Blues
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Authentic rock and blues just as it sounded in the 50s and 60s. Bicton Street Blues features talented Exmouth bluesmen Dave Gwilliam and Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted popular bands including Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats. Talented multi-instrumentalist Olly has played in a variety of well known folk and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.
Winter Mountain
Tavistock Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 seated. Visit website for more information and tickets
The Winter Mountain sound is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinarily soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the songs. It was the quality of the songs and the power of his performances that inspired folk star Cara Dillon and her husband/producer Sam Lakeman to sign Winter Mountain to their label Charcoal Records.

Elles Bailey + special guest Angel Snow
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £13.00+ seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
They say you get a lifetime to write your first album & the blink of an eye to make your second. Elles Bailey wins either way, and she’s followed up the widespread success of Wildfire with the stunningly mature and highly personal synopsis of a year that changed her life with the no.1 selling brand new album Road I Call Home.
As well as being an international touring artist, playing sold out shows all over the world, Elles is a self confessed DIY artist and If ever there was a fine example of the Do It Yourself nature of the music business then Elles Bailey is it. From rather humble beginnings Elles has by dint of hard work and talent smashed through and past much bigger artists and bigger industry players – not least major record labels – by taking time and effort to really understand the brave new world that is today’s landscape, being brave, breaking rules, making a few mistakes (always part of the learning process) and just powering through obstacles and doing whatever it takes. Her work ethic, both on the road, at shows, and in front of her spreadsheets is nothing short of phenomenal.
No surprise but 2019 is full of tour dates for Miss Bailey on he road that she really does call home. When she arrives near you, don’t think twice, get there. A great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting.

 

Angel Snow
Building a repertoire as an in-demand songwriter and acclaimed independent artist in Nashville, Angel Snow is working on her 4th project Arrows via Nettwerk Music Group. Ever changing and ethereal, this new driving sound is destined to move souls. With the EP to release this year, She’ll be headed to the UK to support the lovely Elles Bailey later this Autumn.

Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Doors 7.00pm Start 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 concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake: Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch. Also featured are poems by William Blake (one of Nick’s most noticeable influences) which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick’s unique style.

Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book, Remembered for a while was released a couple of years ago, written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake, this volume throws light on almost everything attributed to Nick’s brief career as a songwriter and recording artist as well as on many corners of mystery and supposition.

A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

West Gallery Music Association, Singing/Instrumental WorkshopsJenny Ellis, Event Organiser
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Jim Moray
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF
8.00pm
£12.00 advance/£14.00 door
His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots. A five times BBC Folk Award winner, his songs have been featured in a season finale of Grey’s Anatomy and he has presented documentaries on traditional music for BBC Radio 3.

SONG - Folk on the Moor Daoiri Farrell SOLD OUT
7.45pm
£12.00 Book by email
Undoubtedly, one of the leading exponents of Irish traditional music, Daoiri won the 2013 All Ireland Singer award as well as 2 BBC Folk Awards in 2017. He has accompanied such luminaries as Christy Moore on bousouki and in 2018 toured with the Transatlantic Sessions. Mark Radcliffe described him as "effortless, instinctive, natural ... the real deal".

Monday 11 November
Julu & Heg - A Whitehouse Session
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 from WeGotTickets
After less than a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Based in South West England, their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from stories with strong female characters, history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound using the musical line up of vocal harmonies, guitar, flute and piano.

Alongside their captivating original folk music, the duo create unique arrangements of traditional songs, often changing the endings to songs where the female characters are less fortunate, allowing the poor heart-broken maids to rise into triumphant heroes. The pair perform their songs with humour and charisma, showcasing their accomplished musicianship and fine artistry.

Both Julu and Heg have received praise and recognition individually as musicians; the two now come together for the first time, using powerful songwriting, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, distinctive sound.
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers -
Tuesday 12 November
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - Jigs For Gigs
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
Wednesday 13 November
Oysterband & June Tabor
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15)
£23.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, June Tabor & Oysterband, resumes this autumn for a major tour. With separate distinguished careers to pursue, their appearances together are necessarily rare, so this is a must-see opportunity to catch them live. 

The majesty and control of June’s voice combine with the passion of John Jones’ singing and the dynamic drive of Oysterband to illuminate dark traditional ballads and contemporary classics alike  -  witness their moving duet version of Joy Division’s 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', widely regarded as the best-ever reinterpretation of that much-covered track. 

Songs from their seminal 1990 album 'Freedom & Rain' and their multi-award-winning 2011 follow-up 'Ragged Kingdom' will of course be featured, plus exciting new material.

Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 14 November
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.

Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall
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
Combining storytelling, folklore and exquisite vocal harmonies, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall fuse their spell-binding sounds to create this new duo. Their songs follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound.

Both Julu and Heg have received praise and recognition for their songwriting work. Julu's debut EP Unrest burst onto the folk scene in 2017 receiving praise and glowing recognition across the UK including BBC radio exposure and a feature on the Trevor Kruger Folk Show. FATEA Magazine described the EP as "delicate songs, with a beautifully crystal clear voice...very entrancing music".
Following multiple EP releases and national UK tours performing the debut album Raising The Fires with theatrical folk outfit Heg & The Wolf Chorus, Heg has received EFDSS Funding, multiple nominations and awards, radio play across the country with glowing national press reviews with fRoots magazine describing the album as "highly accomplished and idiosyncratic".

The two now come together for the first time, using powerful songwriting, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, distinctive sound.

 

Martyn Joseph SOLD OUT (Reserve list being kept)
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Doors 7.30pm. Performance 8.00pm.
Tickets £17.00 from WeGotTickets
For more information telephone Twigg’s Gigs on 07508 169 049 or go to website
Hot drinks and cake at the Twigg’s Gigs café. BYO alcohol. Profits from the café will be donated to Martyn’s Let Yourself Trust.
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.
April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”
In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Robert Blackborow - Stringaccord
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2
Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG
8.30pm

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club James Patterson & John Dipper
Dartmouth Inn, The Plains. Totnes, TQ9 5EL
8.00pm  
Entrance £7.00 non performers - £6.00 performers
James Patterson and John Dipper are two of the most experienced professionals on the folk scene. James voice is fantastic. Rich and strong and John baroque fiddle playing is absolutely beautiful. Together they present a rich tapestry of tunes and songs garnered from a wide range of sources and all infused with a musicality and thoughtfulness that only comes with long experience. This will be a fantastic evening, not to be missed. Floor singers as usual will be included.


SONG - Wadebridge Folk Club - Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos
Friday 15 November
The Black Feathers
Talaton Parish Hall, Talaton, nr Whimple EX5 2RF
7.30pm
Tickest £10.00. For information and tickets go to Villages in Action website
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.
Julu and Heg A Whitehouse Session Support: Holy Ebony
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
After less than a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Based in South West England, their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from stories with strong female characters, history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound using the musical line up of vocal harmonies, guitar, flute and piano.
Alongside their captivating original folk music, the duo create unique arrangements of traditional songs, often changing the endings to songs where the female characters are less fortunate, allowing the poor heart-broken maids to rise into triumphant heroes. The pair perform their songs with humour and charisma, showcasing their accomplished musicianship and fine artistry.
Both Julu and Heg have received praise and recognition individually as musicians; the two now come together for the first time, using powerful songwriting, weaving stories and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, distinctive sound.
Holy Ebony
Effortless cascading vocals, both mellifluously soothing and peaty and raw as the Dartmoor landscape she hails from. Holly Ebony traverses folk, soul and blues through her textural, lyrical songs in a deep rooted, sensual serenade to Earth. As leader of 'The Feral Chorus', Devon based 'unchoir', and family singing forest group 'Wild Birds Singing', Holly is most often found holding collective community song. This opportunity to hear her perform her original songs with voice and guitar will be a rare treat.
The Tannahill Weavers
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humour, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

World Unlimited - Chris Cleverley
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Perhaps it is Chris Cleverley’s eternally restless, whirring chasm of a mind that leads him to constantly innovate and re-imagine his unique interpretation of 21st Century Alt-folk music. And so Autumn 2019 sees Chris hit the road, armed with a brand-new album to bolster this reputation.  With a visceral lyrical style, inspired by the American Greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, Chris shines a light on diverse, arresting themes from deteriorating anxious minds, via damaging gender constructs, to mystical tales of the occult.

Possessing a guitar fingerstyle steeped in the lore of the UK Folk Revival, the essence of John Martyn and Nic Jones pulses through his veins. With a blistering yet delicate technique, described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast becoming one of the standout musicians on the UK Songwriting circuit.  Chris’ eagerly anticipated 2nd studio album, ‘We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold”, releases in October 2019, under the helm of BBC Folk Award winning producer Sam Kelly. Truly a record for the new millennium, this bold, challenging body of new work promises a ground-breaking fusion of varied musical genres, underpinned by the adventurous technicality of his guitar style. Join Chris in Kingskerswell on his album release tour where he can be seen unveiling exclusive, stripped back glimpses of this new material.

 

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

Bude Folk Festival - Penstowe Manor Resort
Elkie Brooks
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15)
£29.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.  It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised.

Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” & “No More The Fool” as well as many more featured on her recent hit album “Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of”

“Still One Of The Great British Voices” The Guardian

Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 16 November
Reefs of Moonshine
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Enjoy an afternoon in the company of singer/songwriter duo Reefs of Moonshine. Lisa’s angelic voice is beautifully complemented by Nick’s intricate guitar playing. In addition to own arrangements of popular melodic songs Reefs will be performing some of their own evocative songs.

Bicton Street Blues Plus special guest Andy Mills.
Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
8.00pm
Tickets £5.00 from the pub or telephone 01395 271780.
Former Laughing Gravy and Fourbeats frontman Dave Gwilliam joins forces with multi-instrumentalist Olly Davey to create their own unique take on blues and country. With Chris Billings and Steve Ewart: Members of a variety of line-ups, two hugely versatile and talented musicians bring more multiinstrumental wizardry to American roots and traditional music and song.

The Lost Sound Chorus - Heart of Devon
Crediton Congregational Church EX17 3LB
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets £8.50 advance from WeGotTickets or Olivia James, High Street, Crediton or call 01363 82379. £10.00 on the door
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.
Son Yambu
Village Hall, Ley Close, Liverton, Newton Abbot TQ12 6HW
Doors 7.00pm, dance class 7.30pm, band 8.30pm.
£12.00 adult, £10.00 U18. For more information go to website
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.
Barn Dance/Ceilidh with The Classic Ceilidh Band
Chaddlewood Farm Community Centre, 80 Glen Road, Plympton PL7 2XS
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Adult £7.00, U12 £2.00, includes a pasty. Contact Janet: (text) 07742 983311; 01752 342373; email. Or pay on door.
Come along with a group of friends for a lot of fun and laughter and a bit of exercise while dancing. BYO drinks. Other light refreshments will be on offer. A Plympton Team Ministry Registered Charity Fund Raiser for St Maurice Church.

Rejig
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, TQ13 9TA
Doors open 7.45pm
Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door. Under 16s £5.00. Available from The Dairy, Lustleigh, and from Moretonhampstead Information Centre. Telephone 07876 788988
Highly danceable trad tunes and songs from Scotland and Ireland. Featuring Tony Bayliss: Cittern, Vocals - Louis Bingham: Tenor Banjo, Mandolin - Carl Allerfeldt: Fiddle - Pete Bingham: Bass guitar - Simon Crowe: Drums.

TwoManTing
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Doors 7.00pm Start 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
TwoManTing was formed in 2004 when Sierra Leonean drummer Jah-man Aggrey, and guitarist Jon Lewis were playing together as part of dance band, Le Cod Afrique, at venues such as Montreux Jazz Festival and WOMAD.

The duo immediately became a hit on the UK festival circuit with their brand of bouncy “Sunshine Afro-roots”. Shows have included Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Green Man Festivals to name but a few. Using guitar, live loops and percussion the duo creates a highly danceable full band sound and their reputation has earned them recent support slots with the likes of Tinariwen, The Oyster Band, Edward 2 and Dub Colossus. Their music is often featured on BBC Radio 3 and 6Music.
Shows feature palm-wine, acoustic dub and highlife grooves with thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics on subjects ranging from childhood memories, political protest and er….duvets.
The new album “Rhymes with Orange” draws on a range of sounds from 1970s Sierra Leone to 1980s UK punk through to the Soukous beats of the Congo.
Keating, Dyer & Davey
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance, £15.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £5.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

Join Will Keating and Davey & Dyer for a special evening of Cornish Folk and other fine music to remember.

Will is a member of popular Cornish male vocal group The Oggymen and in 2016, took the decision to also try his luck at gigging alone with acoustic guitar and stomp box. Totally inspired by Cornwall’s rich history and heritage, and the songs penned by his mentor Harry “Safari” Glasson, Will has been gigging extensively ever since, receiving accolades from far and wide.

Davey & Dyer are two of the leading proponents of Cornish traditional Celtic music and former members of the internationally acclaimed Cornish band Dalla. As a duo they continue to delight and inspire audiences at concerts, festivals, dance nights and feasts. Expect to be taken on a Cornish Celtic ride with bouzouki, fiddle and viola!

 


Bude Folk Festival - Penstowe Manor Resort
Acoustic Strawbs 50th Anniversary Tour
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
Doors 7.30pm Start 7.45pm
Tickets £16.00 advance/£18.00 on the door. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Massive coast to coast American tours swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.

From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks from Rick Wakeman followed by his son Oliver moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple.

The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.

DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Jane Thomas
Tavistock Town Hall,  Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE
8.00pm
Bring and share supper