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This weeks events Saturday 13 July to Saturday 20 July

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Saturday 13 July

Rakes Adrift 
The Old Mill Beer Festival, Ossaborough Lane, Woolacombe EX34 7HJ
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Joe Whibley and Robert Garbett
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Singer songwriter Robert Garbett and guitar virtuoso Joe Whibley join forces to bring you an afternoon of fine music featuring a selection of interesting covers along with some very impressive originals. Both artists have many years of experience writing and performing so you can expect a very polished show.

(Folk) Rock N Soul Night
Abbotskerswell Village Hall, Slade Lane, nr Newton Abbot TQ12 5YF
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 from Lis on 07798 771046, or from Central Stores in Abbotskerswell, Bishopsteignton Stores and Ring of Bells in Bishopsteignton. Buy online and/or read lots more about this local heart transplant story.
A benefit evening for Eliza's Let The Beat Drop. Join us for a fabulous evening of music and laughter with family and friends, to celebrate life and help Eliza's Fundraising Campaign! Enjoy the lively 5 piece folk/rock band Mother's Ruin, who always bring a fun vibe with their roots/rockabilly renditions, and dance the night away to the superb sounds of The Bishopsteignton Commitments, a fantastic 13 piece soul band who deliver everything with magnificent panache. Bar, light refreshments, raffle.

Maddy and the Chaps
Snooky Fest, Dawlish Warren
All day
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds

The return of the Sailing Club's Rear Admiral, non other than the celebrated Steve Knightley as part of his 'Roadworks' tour
St Pancras Church in the heart of Widecombe village
Doors 7.00pm start 7.30pm.
Tickets £18.00. Tickets available from Daf Edwards email or telephone 07957 280129 or visit the Widecombe Sailing Club website.
There will be a pay bar. The church is known as The Cathedral of the Moor due to its excessive size for such a small village. Surrounded by moorland hills and facing a rising moon, on a midsummer evening the atmosphere is magical. No dinner option this time but The Old Inn is just across the road and open all afternoon and evening. Telephone 01364 621207 if you would like to book a table.

Steve  returns to Widecombe to present 'Roadworks'– a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 tour of The Cafe on the Green*: 'Songs and Stories'. This stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy.

 

Ninebarrow in concert with Glorious Chorus
St John's Church, 26 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD
7.30pm
Price £12.0010.00 concessions. Concession price applies to Students, Under 18’s, OAPs and unemployment/disability claimants. For tickets and more information go to website

Hungrytown
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
Folk-Americana duo Hungrytown are Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. These favourites of the UK acoustic touring circuit have travelled extensively internationally and are known for their exceptional songwriting, singing, harmonizing and performing talents.

 

The Lost Sound with Chris Hoban - Loving Folk
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF
7.30pm
Tickets £8:50 in advance and £10.00 on the door. Tickets from Eventbrite or email.

We're delighted to have Chris Hoban back as our special guest. He is a superb composer and arranger - especially for voices and we love his work. Chris will sing his own set of beautifully penned songs - including some new ones.

We have a set of fabulous tunes that are filled with love, joy, insight and fun. With some big choral blues with pounding rhythms to the stunning simplicity of a Northumbrian song, for 3 voices. We have a programme that will hopefull satisfy all your folky longings!

 

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Frances Oates and Jovial Crew 
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
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 14 July
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Tim Royce and Steve Songi - 5.00pm
Acoustic guitar & vocals plus double bass - country, folk, blues and ballads - mellow to rocking. Tim and Steve stamp their own unique sound onto a huge repertoire ranging from Elvis to Elton, James Taylor to Jimi, Simon & Garfunkel to the Stones, Nick Drake to Dylan, and loads more too numerous to fit in here... Why be anywhere else?

Exmouth Irish Session - 8.00pm
Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to an evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts a session featuring singers and musicians from all over Devon. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

World Unlimited - Wille & The Bandits
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
An acoustic evening with Wille & The Bandits. “Wille and the Bandits are taking roots music to a new level” Rootstime Magazine. Wille and the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from Folk and World music to Blues and Rock. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt’s Upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing. Often likened to the greats of the 70’s such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and Pink Floyd, this comparison, although bold, only scrapes the surface of the Bands influences and sound.

 

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

Tunelink TradFest
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
A day of traditional folk music and dance for all ages. Workshops, performances and sessions throughout the day.
Morning workshops 11.00am - 12.30pm - entry to all workshops: £10.00
Scandinavian Music - with Griselda Sanderson. Swedish and Norwegian repertoire for melody instruments.
Fretted Strings Group - with Louis Bingham. Celtic and old time music for mandolin, guitar, bouzouki, banjo etc.
Band with Song - with Phil Hogg. Learn and arrange a folk song together. Singers and players of all abilities welcome, bring your instrument if you have one.
Afternoon workshop 1.30-3.00pm - entry: £5.00
Circle Dancing - join the tutors and participants from Tunelink South West and learn traditional circle dances from Brittany, Cornwall and Guernsey. Social dancing for all.
Afternoon concert 4.00 - 6.00pm - Whinwhistle Hill - Tickets: £6/10/13 you choose
A dynamic new trio blending strong vocals with resonant instrumentation. Phil Hogg (piano) and Louis Bingham (cittern) combine their voices with the sympathetic strings of Griselda Sanderson (nyckelharpa & fiddle). With a mix of songs and instrumentals influenced by a number of traditions this trio takes you on winding journeys across oceans, along rivers and over high hills.
All day ticket: £20! (includes entry to 1 morning workshop, afternoon workshop and concert).book online at WeGotTickets
For all other enquiries email or telephone 07792 319809 or 01803 864286

Hungrytown
The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX
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

Folk-Americana duo Hungrytown are Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. These favourites of the UK acoustic touring circuit have travelled extensively internationally and are known for their exceptional songwriting, singing, harmonizing and performing talents.

 

Gigspanner Big Band
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets: £20.00 advance, £21.00 door, £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

Two of our most popular bands come together for one exceptional performance. Gigspanner, formed by multi-award winning fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span), has established a reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are also well known at Calstock Arts. Their appearances together as the Gigspanner Big Band are a rare, but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting on stage chemistry.

Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, they produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of subliminal musical influences.

Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 15 July

World Unlimited -Molly’s Kiss
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Brilliant, bright voices and a crazy energetic guitar … Molly’s Kiss make folk music glamorous ! Molly’s Kiss is a folk band,  lost in the middle of France. They consist of a guitar, an accordion, two voices and the will to share simple and catchy songs, folk melodies, rock energy and generosity!
Molly’s Kiss doesn’t like to beat around the bush and cuts to the chase – honest, genuine,  sincere, natural, accomplished and human, profoundly human.
These tireless globetrotters have played more than 200 concerts in France, USA and Europe since 2014. They  manage to seduce their audience with infectious melodies, on-stage energy and communicative cheerfulness.

 

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 3rd Monday
Tuesday 16 July
Folk Singaround @ The Royal Oak Nadderwater
The Royal Oak, Nadderwater, Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2JH Contact Tracey 01392272352 for more information
8.00pm
Don Gallardo New Album Tour
Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Doors 7.30pm. Start 8.00pm
Tickets £12.50 £14.00 on the door. Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am) via the Barbican Theatre website or telephone 01752 242021.

From the foot of Mount Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco and east of the Pacific shore, to East Nashville’s stubbornly independent community of young artists and musicians, singer-songwriter Don Gallardo’s path has always steered clear of the mainstream. Traces of his journey illuminate his newest album. Begin with its title, Still Here, an assertion that he has learned from life and expressed its lessons in songs.

Still Here leaves us with the knowledge that Gallardo touches us as few artists of our time can do. To longtime listeners, this is hardly news. But Still Here represents something new for Gallardo, a corner turned and a step taken upward toward a new level of creativity. “On every record I’ve released until now, I’ve written everything on my own except for a song here or there,” he says. “For this one, I wanted to step out of that box.”

So, all but two songs on Still Here were by Gallardo and a co-writer. Significantly, each is as personal as anything else in his catalogue. “I didn’t change much in the way I approached these
songs,” he points out. “What changed was the way I approach a melody. I wanted to sing melodies that weren’t like the ones I normally write. I did this to become a better singer. So I reached out to some songwriters I really like.”

With his writing and performing partners, Gallardo achieved something rare with Still Here: a perfect flow of diverse stories into a single emotional statement.

​In addition to catching one of his live shows, fans can hear Gallardo’s music prominently featured in fi the television series “The Vampire Diaries,” ABC / CMT’s “Nashville,” and Netflix series “The Ranch.

 

Wednesday 17 July
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall Jane Thomas - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - The Willow Band - Aileen Wills
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 18 July
Folk and Indie Open Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
An open session featuring acoustic music performed by anyone who would like to come along to sing or play. Hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks, anyone can join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group. All abilities welcome
Trade Roots
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
Tickets £8.00   
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website Join Wren Music’s North Devon Folk Orchestra & Choir on a musical journey across the sea. Discover the fascinating history of Bideford’s trade links through songs, music, stories & images that stir the imagination and evoke times past. Trade Roots is inspired by Maggie Curtis’ ceramic trade maps and Maggie will launch her book ‘Trade Maps’ at the event.
Friday 19 July
Hello Vera and Guests
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Introducing an exciting new collaboration between talented young singer Livvy Hylton-Smith and pro-guitarist Bob King. The duo will be opening their songbook of 20th century classics, with songs like We’ll meet Again, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Cry me a River, to contemporary pieces by artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Duffy and Amy Winehouse. Livvy’s sensational voice combines perfectly with Bob’s intricate jazz guitar playing to bring a new twist to all time favourites. The duo will be joined by some of their talented musical friends.

Chagstock Festival
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 20 July

Oggle Band 
Pilton Green Man Festival
2.45pm till 3.30pm

Rakes Adrift 
Sunset Festival at Westward Ho!
7.15pm - 8.15pm. 

A Walk on the Moon Street Party
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
12 noon
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Everyone is welcome to join in a fun packed street party in Bicton Street, Exmouth, to commemorate man’s first steps on the moon.
The day will feature fun activities for children and adults, including workshops, competitions and games, lots of live music and a DJ. Drinks and street food will also be available.

Live artists include:
Steve Graham
Dave Ward and Sara Corser
Beacon School Choir
Joe Whibley and Jacob Hillman
Exmouth Shanty Men
Reefs of Moonshine
The Resident’s Band (Bob & Edd King & David Gwilliam)
DJ Mesmanic
Air Head

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
The Alice Cross Centre, 1 -3 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT
8.00pm
Admission £10.00. For information and to reserve seats contact Hugh telephone 01626 775517 or email
This virtuoso duo create a unique sound that flows from the connection between British and American folk, bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. James Hickman's emotive vocals, driving guitar and lively English wit are complemented by Dan Cassidy's virtuosic fiddling, bone-dry irony and American drawl. Dan Cassidy (brother of the late Eva Cassidy) grew up in Maryland, but is now based in Iceland. James Hickman grew up in Shropshire on a diet of folk and bluegrass, and now tours internationally with Uiscedwr. Previous winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, expect a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey from these rising stars.


Chagstock Festival