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This weeks events Saturday 20 May to Saturday 27 May

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Saturday 20 May
Waterloo Sunset - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. An eclectic mix of 60s - including Dylan, Kinks and Rolling Stones, as well as Celtic Folk, Folk Rock, Bluegrass and their own compositions.
LOSt COYOTES - Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ - 8.00pm - £5.00 entrance
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 though much of their repertoire. Visit website.
Silvington - Cookworthy Museum, 108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW - from 6.00pm
Silvington: singers Tricia Moore and John Connor, with trademark vocal harmonies, appearing at the Cookworthy Museum as part of the national "Museums at Night" project. Bar and BBQ.
Music on Saturday - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Si Barron - support The Cornelius Family - Exminster Victory Hall, 5 The Buntings, Exminster, EX6 8SL (In Aid Of Alphington Village Hall) - 8.00pm - Tickets - £10.00. To pre-book tickets or more information contact Glenys Parsons telephone 07790 313791 or email - Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available, otherwise please bring Your Own Food & Drink.
Simon Barron is a brilliant rich-voiced singer, guitarist and songwriter performing songs based in the tradition. He "communicates an infectious love of English music through his exciting and relaxed renditions of the tradition and his own strongly narrative songs" on acoustic guitar, dulcimer and pedal-organ. Visit website


The Lowest Pair - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00 from the Bridge Inn telephone 01392 873862.
The Americana scene is littered with duos, but few cut the musical mustard quite like Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Reaching into the far flung past but filtering their songs through a completely modern sensibility - and all achieved with two banjos - their bare bones sparse instrumentation and heart tugging narratives put them way ahead of the pack.

Contra Ceilidh - New Dance Series in Exeter - with Abacus and Richard Mason - Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, 157-165 Pinhoe Road, Polsloe Bridge, Exeter, EX4 7HZ - 7.30pm - 10.30pm - £5.00 per person - Ticket reservations for all dances telephone 01392 411434
Abacus are pleased to announce that our fledgling Saturday evening Contra Ceilidh Series, in Exeter, will continue in the spring.  All of the dances will have live music.  Abacus will be playing for some of the dances and we have other exciting national bands booked too - watch this space for further details.  Dances will be a mix of contra and ceilidh dances.

Newcomers to contra dancing are welcome.  Dancing is done with a partner in company with many other couples to form longways sets.  If you are new and inexperienced try to arrive at the beginning and mention to Richard that you are new and nervous and he will ensure the caller is aware of your concern so he can keep his eye on you. It's best to get up near the band end if you can, to make it easier for the caller.

World Unlimited - Charlie Dore with Julian Littman + support from Peter James Millson and Totnes Pop Up Choir - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, including titles Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell promisesa fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin,  harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter. They’ll also dip into favourites from the past 6 albums as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. They may even play a  version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely…

 

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

Jamie Smith's Mabon - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £16.00 - Concession £16.00 - Supporter £13.00  To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
One of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed Celtic roots music bands based in Britain today, Jamie Smith’s MABON have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings.

 

DANCE - Teign Playford Club - Gwyn George and Jean Foster - 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 21 May

Austin, Hill and Bayes - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Don’t miss this versatile brilliant trio led by popular Exmouth singer-guitarist Chris Austin. They will be putting their special twist on an eclectic mix of music from American blues to English folk including popular pieces by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Gershwin, Little Feat and James Brown

Lady Maisery - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £12.00 (£10.00) seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. 

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - Matthews Hall, Fore Street Topsham EX3 0HF - 8.00pm - Tickets £14.00 advance - go to WeGotTickets - £16.00 on the door
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas unleash their dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. ‘Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy.’ – The Scotsman
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Paul Downes - Paul has been introduced (much to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but at the same time he considers himself as a singer of songs, rather than a guitar technician. From the age of 12, Paul's best friend was Steve Knightley; then at 16, they met Phil Beer. However, despite these drawbacks, Paul was reasonably well-balanced until, after giving up a promising academic career, he went on the road as a professional musician. Book by email
Monday 22 May
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 23 May
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 24 May
Fairport Convention - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £24.00/£23.00 concessions. - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website
Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark its 50th year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Home Brew  
Thursday 25 May

Bicton Folk Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks hosts a traditional folk night when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform.  If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - John Estall
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Club Callers - all welcome - The More The Merrier - AGM
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Cloudstreet
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club
Friday 26 May

John Doyle - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00 advance/£13.00 on the door. For more information telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Irish guitarist singer songwriter. One of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. Founding member of Irish super group Solas. "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now." (The Wall Street Journal).

 

The Little Unsaid - Unit23, Ford Road Ind Estate, Totnes TQ9 5LE - Telephone 01803 864130- 8.00pm Tickets £7.00+. (Tickets on the door are subject to a surcharge). For more information and tickets go to website.

The Little Unsaid make a very welcome return to Totnes for a truly breathtaking night of live music on Friday 26th May 2017. Tell your friends and family / spread the word and share/tell everyone you know: Book your tickets now, as this is going to be a serously amazing night of live music with The Little Unsaid, Tobias Ben Jacob and Lux Harmonium. Come and help make it one of the best gigs ever!

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth o...f passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.’

Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, the band have just completed their forthcoming album, 'Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras', recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart.


Exmouth Festival 2017
11th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Exmouth Festival Edge - Ladies Music Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

An evening showcasing some of East Devon's talented female artists. Featuring a selection of music from folk and indie, traditional to contemporary.

Luke Sital-Singh - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £12.00 - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Hotly-tipped songsmith Luke Sital-Singh has been described by The Guardian as a ‘British Bon Iver’. Luke takes the template of Fleet Foxes, Neil Young and Dylan, but makes his own inimitable fresh folk sound.

Having just announced details of his new album Time Is A Riddle, to be released May 12th on Raygun Records / Red Essential, the Bristol-based singer-songwriter embarks on a UK headline tour this May.

The follow-up to his 2014 debut The Fire InsideTime Is A Riddle was recorded in Attica Audio studio in Donegal with producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers). McLaughlin recruited a small group of local musicians, with Luke and the band slotting together effortlessly to record the album in ten days.

Regular events 4th Friday
Saturday 27 May
Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Unit23, Ford Road Ind Estate, Totnes TQ9 5LE - Telephone 01803 864130- 8.00pm Tickets £13.00. (Tickets on the door are subject to a surcharge). For more information and tickets go to website.
This wonderful Tower of Songs -  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual  
Exmouth Festival 2017
11th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Exmouth Festival Edge - Guy Somerfield - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 10.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Popular singer/songwriter Guy will be performing his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring vocal, 12 string guitar and harmonica. Today Guy will be playing a mixture of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

The O'Marleys at Brixfest 2017 - 6.00pm to 6.45pm , A great festival held in Brixham and Brixham Harbour. Mackenzie Moulton (Mac) on fiddle and vocal, John Fitzsimons on Guitar and vocal, James King on Irish Bodhran and vocal, Io Pughic on 4 and 5 string banjo and backing vocals will set the place alight with their fast and furious Irish music, sing along songs and foot-tapping or dance along jigs.

 

Royal William Yard Festival
Reg Meuross - With special guest Lily Meuross - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH - 7.30pm - £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
2017 heralds a new solo album from Reg Meuross. Faraway People is a fresh collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords). 

Reg will be joined by a very special guest - his daughter Lily, who also writes and sings her own songs.

Folk presenter Mike Harding has said of Lily's music: "...beautiful - as they say in Ireland - the fruit never falls far from the tree." I agree, she has a remarkable talent, and people are bound to draw parallels between her and her well established and acclaimed father, of course, but Lily strikes me as a very independent spirit and her music has its own flavour.
Regular events 4th Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Closed for Earl of Rone