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Page last updated on 4-12-2019
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Wednesday 1 April
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - A Tight Squeeze - Mark Moran
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 2 April
 
Friday 3 April
The Trials of Cato
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £12.00 advance, £13.00 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.

Winner of Best Album Award at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut and spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues. Returning home from Beirut in the winter of 2016, they have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene.

Back in the UK, they set too performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.”

The band’s rapid ascent shows no signs of abating, having been nominated for the Horizon Award and Best Album in the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

Saturday 4 April
Spring Céilidh - Spinach for Norman
South Brent Village Hall
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Entry £8.00 on the door or artworks. For more information telephone Eileen 01364 73699 or visit website.
Sunday 5 April
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 6 April
Feast of Fiddles
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
7.30pm (Doors 6.45)
£20.50+ (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Feast of Fiddles was born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert. Since then the band has done 26 spring tours, 25 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers! This is a group of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun.

Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the  back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.

The show features all the individuals in a wide range of ensemble pieces – instrumental and vocal: a live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along! 

Tuesday 7 April
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Mark Moran - Jigs For Gigs
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
Wednesday 8 April
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Home Brew - Chris Jewell
Thursday 9 April

Mad Dog Mcrea & Midnight Mango, in Association with Exeter Phoenix, are Proud to Present Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Thu 09 Apr 2020 - Sat 11 Apr 2020 | 7.00pm (All Nights) |
£36+ Weekend Ticket Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Mad Dog Mcrea
are pleased to announce the headliners for their inaugural Gypsy Caravan Weekender which is taking place over the 2020 Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th April 2020, at Exeter Phoenix.

Thursday sees sassy alt rock/grunge pop band Hands Off Gretel headline, Friday sees a return to Exeter Phoenix for high-energy, fiddle leading, footstompin’ Noble Jacks and Saturday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves.

Not only will there be a full programme of live music in the Main Auditorium of Exeter Phoenix, there will be live music in other spaces within Exeter Phoenix.

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch
Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL
8.00pm

Friday 10 April

Mad Dog Mcrea & Midnight Mango, in Association with Exeter Phoenix, are Proud to Present Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Thu 09 Apr 2020 - Sat 11 Apr 2020 | 7.00pm (All Nights) |
£36+ Weekend Ticket Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Halsway European Ensemble Weekend Halsway Manor
Saturday 11 April

Mad Dog Mcrea & Midnight Mango, in Association with Exeter Phoenix, are Proud to Present Mad Dog Mcrea’s Gypsy Caravan Weekender
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Thu 09 Apr 2020 - Sat 11 Apr 2020 | 7.00pm (All Nights) |
£36+ Weekend Ticket Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Halsway European Ensemble Weekend Halsway Manor
Regular events 2nd Saturday
Sunday 12 April
Halsway European Ensemble Weekend Halsway Manor
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 13 April
Halsway European Ensemble Weekend Halsway Manor
Easter House Party Halsway Manor
Tuesday 14 April
Easter House Party Halsway Manor
Wednesday 15 April
Easter House Party Halsway Manor
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Petronella - Ray Goodswen
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
MUSIC - Blues night at the Lemon Tree (Open Mic).
Thursday 16 April
Easter House Party Halsway Manor
Friday 17 April
Easter House Party Halsway Manor
Halsway Playford Assembly Halsway Manor
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 18 April
Halsway Playford Assembly Halsway Manor
Totnes Early Music Society - JOGLARESA: The Enchantress of Seville
St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
Advance tickets £13.00 (under 18s £5.00) available from the Dartington Box Office (telephone 01803 847070) and website On the door £14.00/£5.00. For more information see website

A welcome return for one of our most popular ensembles! Joglaresa explore the roots of Iberian song - from the motets from the convent of Las Huelgas, and Arab-Andalusian ballads, to Judeo-Spanish romanzas. With medieval and traditional instruments from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Joglaresa perform songs, kept alive through centuries of tradition - a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of Occident and Orient connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the 11th to the 21st century.

Sunday 19 April
Halsway Playford Assembly Halsway Manor
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Gigspanner Big Band
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF
8.00pm
£15.00 advance - £17.00 on the door
Monday 20 April
Give Voice Halsway Manor
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 21 April
Give Voice Halsway Manor
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch. EX5 4NN

The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook 

Wednesday 22 April
Give Voice Halsway Manor
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Simon Maplesden
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 23 April
Give Voice Halsway Manor
Friday 24 April
Give Voice Halsway Manor
Saturday 25 April
CARA DILLON
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND

Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Cara Dillon, one of the most outstanding performers on the UK folk scene, makes her third appearance at the Flavel. Born in County Derry, Cara has risen to be one of the finest exponents of Irish song as well as, with husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman, steering an eclectic musical path combining the traditional with the contemporary. She has had a number of successful albums and tours extensively either with Sam or a full band appearing in concert halls and at festivals the world over. Cara has won countless awards and accolades including “Album of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 folk awards, the Meteor Music award for “Best Irish Female”, and Tatler’s “Woman of the Year in Music”.Cara has also been featured in many remarkable projects including singing the title track for the film "Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue" and appearing on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 3.

Launceston Folk Dance Club - Saturday Dance - Centenary of Folk Dancing in Launceston with Sarah Bazeley &
The Dartmoor Pixie Band
Launceston Town Hall, PL15 7AR.
8.00pm - 11.30pm.
Tickets £8.00
For further information telephone Rosemary Phillips 01566 774491
Exeter Ceilidhs - Mischief and Mayhem Caller Gill Spence
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
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic Alice Jones
The ‘museum’ at the Pack o’ Cards, High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0JD.
Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.00pm
Seriously impressive singer & multi-instrumentalist, deeply rooted in both the English & American traditions with an engaging stage presence.

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 26 April
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 27 April
 
Tuesday 28 April
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 29 April
 
Thursday 30 April