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Events Saturday 22 February to Saturday 29 February

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Page last updated on 22-02-2020
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Saturday 22 February
Rosa Rebecka with The Rebel Clefs - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets £8.00 
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka brings her unique blend of alt-folk and Scandinavian influences to the Plough for an emotional musical journey from the forests of Sweden to the Devon countryside. Drawing together folk traditions and the musical sensibilities of the Woodstock generation, her songwriting explores the inner landscape while celebrating the wonders of nature. With breathtaking vocals accompanied by a plethora of instruments, her intimate acoustic performance style is as beguiling as it is captivating.

She is joined by The Rebel Clefs, an exciting female harmony quartet from North Cornwall who love music, friendship and boots … but not necessarily in that order!

Joe Whibley
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

He's usually winding audiences up with his stabbing chords and screaming riffs, but today rock guitarist Joe Whibley is cooling it with an all acoustic session featuring tender vocals and gentle strumming. Performing some interesting, lesser known songs together with some originals, Joe will be joined by some of his talented musician friends to bring you an afternoon of great music.

Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - The Salts
The Pack o’ Cards Inn - High Street, Combe Martin, North Devon , EX34 0ET

This five-piece band perform shanties and sea songs, but not in quite the way we’re used to hearing. Five seasoned musicians who produce a unique sound, described by Mike Harding as “rather like a Bellowhead reduction – more subtle, but just like a jus is reduced, they bring forward the essence of the key ingredients”. The band members’ backgrounds vary from classical music training, the BBC’s Young Folk competition, blues, and other music genres, individually they have worked with a variety of well-known musicians such as 60s’ legend Arthur Brown, The Pasadenas, Ben E King and Keith Hancock & Clive Gregson. When one talks about multi-instrumental, this lot take some beating, with mandolin, whistle, banjo, guitar, double bass – and usually drums, but that’s with the electric stage band, not in the confines of folk club venues. What’s more, the playing is truly accomplished, with superbly arranged vocal harmonies. The Salts’ second album, Brave, is receiving rave revues across the board, and their live performances are impassioned and rousing with swashbuckling energy and fire-cracked enthusiasm, and guaranteed to get you singing along!

 

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 23 February

Rakes Adrift Performing music and song
Hip and Pistol, 8 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH
6.00pm.

Afternoon tea dance with music and calling from Nick Wyke and Chris Jewel
Northam Hall, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AN. 
14.30 - 17.30pm. 
£7.50 Profits will go to ChemoHero.  Bring and share cake.  For more information telephone 01237 429080
Gwilliantics
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Gwilliantics features the fantastic line up of blues master Dave Gwilliam, jazz and classical pianist Anthony Powell and virtuoso guitarist Bob King. Each with over forty years in the music business these skilled practitioners will be bringing you a selection of popular classics like you’ve never heard them before.  Including an element of humour, Gwilliantics are guaranteed to get you singing along and tapping your feet.

Harbottle & Jonas
The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple EX5 2QQ Website
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.

World Unlimited - Track Dogs
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Track Dogs have been barnstorming the UK with some major festival appearances and collaborations.

It has been a pivotal year including playing to a heaving, rocking Trafalgar Square and surprise on-stage participation of Show of Hands’ Steve Knightley and Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Well-established in Spain where they are based, they are surprising UK music lovers with “Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.” The four international “madrileños” (Garrett Wall, Dave Mooney, Howard Brown & Robbie K. Jones) whose artistic name derives from the dark subterranean world of New York’s subway system, present Fire On The Rails, a kicking album that grows on the work that has opened so many doors for the band.

If they are still new to you, check out previous releases Kansas City Out Grooveand Uke Songs By Track Dogsand see why they are so hard to pigeonhole

 

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 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE 
7.45pm
Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 24 February
Ciaran Algar & Jamie Francis
M&D Room, Devonshire House, Exeter University, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PZ
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00 (£6.00 Exeter Folk Societry members) available from website
PIVA: Real Roots Halsway Manor
The Fureys
Tavistock Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT
7.30pm
Tickets £22.00 (Advance) £24.00 from 6.00pm on the night- Box office 01822 611166 - Visit website for more information and tickets.
Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc make their first visit on Sunday 23rd February.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.
Tuesday 25 February
PIVA: Real Roots Halsway Manor
PIVA: Real Roots Concert
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults £4,00 concessions. For more information and tickets go to website

Discover the Real Roots! of folk music, the world of late 16th century popular traditional music and instruments as heard in both court and country.

Piva – The Renaissance Collective have wide and diverse musical backgrounds and between them they have experience in playing renaissance, classical, and roots music.  They bring all of these diverse musical influences  together and fuse them with their knowledge of renaissance music and instruments.

Regular events 4th Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen.
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 26 February
PIVA: Real Roots Halsway Manor
The Fureys
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15)
£23.00 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ return to the Corn Exchange. 

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall. 

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs  - Monty Crook
SONG - Bampton Folk Song Club - Suspended due to sale of pub
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 27 February

Belgian Band WOR
George Nympton Village Hall EX36 4JE UK
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets £7.50 £5.00 under 16's £22.50 family (2 adults and 2 children) Telephone 01769 579778 for tickets
Licensed Bar and snacks available.

Energetic young Belgian band WÖR inject new energy into old tunes from uncovered manuscripts of their homelands from the 18th century. Almost 300 years ago, some musicians from around Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Leuven decided to write down their favourite music. However, as time passed the music was left to gather dust along with the faded manuscripts.... that is, until now! With their finely textured arrangements, WÖR perform on an array of instruments including saxophone, violin, bagpipes, accordion and guitar, shining an inventive spotlight with a modern twist on tunes from these manuscripts.

Outstanding musicianship is a must for any live music fan. 

 

Bicton Folk Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Shanty man Derek Brooks invites you to a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers, musicians and poets perform individually and as a group. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively traditional acoustic music.

Liam Jordan
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.00pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Liam Jordan is a folk-rock/Americana singer-songwriter based in the southwest. He started out playing in various folk clubs and bars, honing his craft and learning from his musical mentors on the local scene.
Off the back of his debut album, his first single ‘Tap at My Window’ was featured on Richer Unsigned’s ‘Best of June’ playlist in association with Q Magazine, and his second single 'Mansion On The Hill' featured on BBC national news last year as part of a report on UK poverty. The album has also received radio play on many stations including BBC Introducing Devon and Cornwall and Limerick Radio. He played a number of major UK festivals last year including Manchester Folk Festival and How The Light Gets In.

“Liam Jordan’s debut not only nails his colours to the mast as a certified talent, but just might be the first rung on his ascent to greatness. With a voice that sits between Jeff Tweedy and Jason Isbell, and with his own narrative framed in what would now be firmly coined as the landscape of Americana, it’s a rewarding debut. One to check out and keep a close eye on.” - Matt Owens (Noah and the Whale)

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman On Reflection Tour
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open
Tickets £16.00+ - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup ‘Equation‘ through to the current release ‘Personae‘ with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.

Free Concert at the Crabshell - Sue Grant - Offshoots - Silvington
Crabshell Inn, Embankment Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1JZ
8.00pm
Stu Grant is the ex-frontman of the P45s and Globe session regulars will have enjoyed his strong vocals. Then we have “Offshoots” who love to sing and play traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles and from across the Atlantic, a fantastic combination of voices, strings, whistles and pipes. After the interval Tom, Jean and Ashley “The Orchard Family” are joining us again and taking us to the end of the evening. The button accordion playing is legendary and you will never hear the like with whistle and step dancing accompaniments.

The Orchard Family have had to pull out due to a  serious work related injury sustained by Tom. But we are delighted  that Silvington are able to fill the spot and we look forward to more top music from this brilliant duo.

Finish about 10.00pm.
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Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen & Jeroka
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Chris Cleverly Trio
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club
Friday 28 February

Bodstone Boys Performing music and song 
The New Inn Old School Lane Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 2NT
9.00 pm.

Tree Top Trobadour - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets £6.50 
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
How To Record an Album up a Tree: Hear songs and stories of dizzying heights and wild woods, the lessons learned and the challenges faced, many internal, in carrying out this unique, life-changing musical adventure in the high canopy.
Guy’s Vinyl Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
9.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Remember the local community dance where everyone got together to enjoy each others company and have a good jive? Well tonight the Bicton Inn will become a 21st century version of the ‘local hop’. Please bring along your favourite vinyls and Charismatic singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield who changes his hat from artist to DJ for the night will give them a spin. 

Jimmy Ireland Support from Devon based folk inspired Singer-songwriter, James Saget
St Paul's Church, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8PZ
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets £5.00 from WeGotTickets 

Join Jimmy Ireland on the first date of his spring tour!
Jimmy Ireland is a Devon based singer/songwriter who has a voice that can switch from delicate and fragile to rich and powerful with ease. Jimmy can be found performing at many venues and events across Devon. Some appearances over the last few years include supports for Ethemia, Tallulah Rendall, Tobias Ben Jacob, Greg Hancock, Jim Causley and the comedian John Bishop.
After moving from the UK in 2006 to the city of Mandurah, Western Australia where he spent the majority of his teens a keen interest in music led Jimmy to pick up the guitar in 2009.
He returned to the UK in 2011 where he furthered his career in music by performing on the local circuit in many venues across Devon and surrounding areas.
Jimmy began songwriting in 2013 releasing his debut solo EP, 'Bad Luck Boy' in June 2015.
As of June 2019, Jimmy successfully released the EP 'Silversands' reminiscing of his time growing up in Western Australia reflecting on themes including family, friendship, love and self discovery. The EP recorded LIVE at Momentum Studios in Plymouth featured local musical artists such as Paddy Blight, Garry Kroll, Fintan May and Rachel Hine.

Matthew Gordon Price
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
Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative, with an honest and heartfelt performance, hinting at comparisons to Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.
Rag Mama Rag
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only)
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website 
Miranda Sykes: Behind the Wall
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda 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 and societies and where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us.
Reg Meuross
St Katherine’s Priory, St Katherine’s Road, Exeter EX4 7JY
Doors 7.30pm Performance 8.00pm
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Hot drinks at the Twigg’s Gigs café. BYO alcohol.
For more information call Twigg’s Gigs on 07508 169 049 or email
Reg Meuross, acclaimed singer-songwriter and folking.com Soloist of the Year 2019, returns to the intimacy of the solo format after his Arts Council supported 12 Silk Handkerchiefs recording and full band show.
On tour now with new album RAW – a record that follows on from Faraway People and December to complete his ‘RAW Trilogy' of solo works – Reg will be performing new material at Twigg’s Gigs as well as songs of history, protest, love, loss and legend from thirteen previous albums.

A true troubadour and constantly on the road, Meuross has the gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Masterfully accompanying himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo and dulcimer and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, witnessing a Reg Meuross performance is to experience a journey into the heart, soul and songs of one of England’s finest writers.
Steve Knightly: Pass Notes - The stories behind the songs
The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
7.30pm
Tickets £19.00 - Box office 01752 892220. For more information and tickets go to website

Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing.

Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own!

Saturday 29 February
Ashton Lane
Newton St Cyres Parish Hall, West Town Rd, Exeter EX5 5BW
7.30pm
Tickets £9.00, £7.00 U16, £25.00 family (2+2) available from Roger 01392 851337 or Nicola 01392 851985, or book online at www.villagesinaction.co.uk.
Ashton Lane is the modern country duo Esther and Tim O’Connor, both prolific songwriters with a passion for the country music tradition of story-telling and a talent for writing soaring melodic hooks. With emotive and intimate vocals and close harmonies, Ashton Lane’s show creates a truly magical live experience. Their album The In-Between reached number 1 in the official Country Album charts.
Meand’er
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Devon duo Hannah Power & Graham Crocker perform warm open-hearted acoustic music - a mixture of originals and unusual covers featuring guitar, mandolin and harmony vocals. They have been playing acoustic music together for many years although only recently in this duo format. Prior to forming Meand'er, Hannah & Graham have supported many well known artists including Martin Carthy, Seth Lakeman, Al Stewart, Roy Harper, Roy Wood, Julie Felix, Colin Blunstone etc.

Plymouth Morris' 50th Annual Ceilidh, with Dartmoor Pixie Band
Woolwell Community Centre, Darklake Lane, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7TR
7.00pm
Tickets £10.00 (includes a pasty supper) Telephone 07837271769 or email
Go to website
Bar supported by Summerskills (Plymouth’s oldest brewery).
Reg Meuross
Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
12 Silk Handkerchiefs solo special with special guests Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall.
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 (Adults) £8.00 (Concessions under 16 over 65). For tickets and more information telephone box office 01803 415987 10-12 Monday -Saturday or go to website.
12 Silk Handkerchiefs is the story, told in song, of Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community.  In particular this is the story of fish wife Lillian Bilocca who fought an extraordinary campaign for improved safety at sea in the aftermath of the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster, in which 58 crew members died, with just one survivor.

Reg Meuross brings a rare solo performance of his song cycle 12 Silk Handkerchiefs telling this story.
Accompanying himself on his ‘44 Martin six-string guitar, tenor guitar, banjo, dulcimer and harmonica the award winning singer-songwriter will also perform songs from new album RAW along with some old favourites.

The breadth and depth of his material is unparalleled in contemporary folk: songs about forgotten heroes, famous names, folk legends, the climate emergency, tales from the kitchen sink and news from the world stage; if something needs to be sung about then Reg Meuross has a song for it.

World Unlimited - 3 Daft Monkeys
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
20 YEARS WILD…
3 Daft Monkeys will be celebrating an unbelievable 20 years of musical adventures, and would love to celebrate with you.  With a fiery helter-skelter blend of influences from East and West, 3 Daft Monkeys inject a unique wildness into their music, producing a symphonious cacophony of styles, Silvery vocal melodies soar above percussive global beats and rhythms, while passionate fiddle-driven tunes weave around animated guitar and bass, all presented with outstanding musicianship in their famously theatrical live performances.

This multi-award-winning live act continues to deliver dynamic, rampageous, powerful performances of their completely original songs with an endless energy and enthusiasm! With years of International festival experience in hand, 3 Daft Monkeys are guaranteed to whip an audience into a frenzy of emotions with every performance.

The band will be touring with their ultimate ‘best of’ set list, voted for by their dedicated fans, covering all their most popular songs both new and old, with an accompanying brand new ‘live’ album and merchandise.

 

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

Silvington
Slapton Village Hall
Tickets £10.00 to include supper. Details from Sue Staines 01548 581148.
Purveyors of both traditional and contemporary songs, multi-instrumentalist John Connor and Tricia Moore with her delicate guitar playing and clear voice are also prolific songwriters in their own right, and their repertoire rightly showcases some self-penned gems. Enjoy Silvington’s trademark vocal harmonies. Their latest album, Heva Heva, is curently available on Apple Music and iTunes, YouTube Music, Spotify Google Play and Believe Live.

 

Phil Beer Band
Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ
7.30pm
Tickets Standard £22.00+ Raised £24.00+ Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website
The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock.

The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues.

The Phil Beer Band evolved organically in the early to mid 90s at Maisemore in Gloucestershire. It was a loose federation consisting of Phil Beer (Show of Hands) Nick Quarmby and Steve Crickett, all of whom lived close to each other, and melodeon player Gareth Turner from Northamptonshire. There was a need in the community for a band to play local events and ceilidhs and, following in the tradition set by the Albion Band (of which both Gareth and Phil were former members) the band always interspersed the dances with the odd song.

Basically, over a long period of time, it has evolved into a ‘Folk n Roll’ band with country rock overtones. It is the vehicle for Phil to return to the electric guitar and to have a good time with his mates. They look forward to seeing you!
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – On Reflection
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00 advance, £16.00 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500


2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts favourites Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

To celebrate this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup Equation, to their current release Personae, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.

Two times winners of the Best Duo Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

Steve Knightly: Pass Notes - The stories behind the songs
Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN
7.30pm
All tickets £19.00 Box office 01392 270891 (Weekdays 10.00 - 4.00) For more information go to website

Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing.

Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own!

Exeter Ceilidhs - Home Brew
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