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Sunday 1 April
Nick Harper with support Matthew North - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL - 7.45pm (Doors 7.00pm) - Advance tickets £10.00 available from website or to personal callers at the Dolphin.

After leaving a streak of rip-roaring, celebratory shows in 2016, road-testing his back catalogue of 12 albums, Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids (aka Port Erin) are back with a new album Lies! Lies! Lies! and UK tour for 2017. Amidst a backdrop of flags being changed and mottos applied, ‘’350 million reasons why, written on the side of the bus’’, sees Nick and The Kids nailing their colours to the mast and ready to roll. The album was recorded in Studio La Fabrique, France (Radiohead- Moon Shaped Pool, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds-Push the Sky Away) with the legendary producer Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, T-Bone, Peter Gabriel). Blake brings his masterful touch to the unceasingly creative cauldron of Nick, his songs and now, his band.

‘The Wilderness Kids’ met up with the renowned solo acoustic singer-songwriter at a record store day event, where they jammed on some of Nick’s tracks from his ‘Best of’ triple LP set ‘The Wilderness Years’. Nick immediately realised the potential, promptly picked up a baritone electric guitar and the pace hasn’t let up since. The exciting energy and chemistry between the 4 has had Nick’s fans in rapture and the combination of the much-loved songwriter added to the zest present in this new gang, made capturing the zeitgeist in the words and music of the new album inevitable. Lies! Lies! Lies! is an intelligent, yet exuberant album rooted very much in the now. 

Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 2 April
 
Tuesday 3 April

World Unlimited -Lisbee Stainton - 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

Due for an official release in early 2018,  Lisbee Stainton made a stream of her album  ‘Lisbee LIVE’ available on Spotify from 20th October regarding the new album, Stainton said, I put together ‘Lisbee LIVE’ because I wanted to do something a bit different. I felt that to capture a selection of songs I’ve written, both old and new, in a stripped-back and almost vulnerable manner, would allow them not only to be heard in a similar way to how I approach performing my headline solo shows, but also to be heard as they were written. Listeners could perhaps hear them and discover them in a way they had never before.”

Now based in London, Hampshire-born Stainton’s career originally started in 2007 when she became the first unsigned artist to play London’s O2 Arena. Soon after, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson discovered Stainton’ song ‘Red’, and his support subsequently led to Lisbee’s music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2.

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 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 4 April
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Bridgewater Band - Mary Blackborow
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - American Square Dance - Rob Zikking (Ziggy) - Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 5 April

Jess Klein - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website

Late addition to the 2018 programme is an American singer songwriter Jess Klein, with a devoted worldwide fan base, she is described as ‘a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity’ by the New York Times.  Her visit to the Mill is a first on her UK tour.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

‘Where We’re Bound” - Show of Hands Duo Tour 2018  with guest Geoff Lakeman - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £22.00 Accessible seats are available by calling the box office. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

It’s a rare treat when a multi-award-winning band, renowned enough to sell out the Royal Albert Hall five times over, offer the chance to be enjoyed in smaller, more intimate settings. But Show of Hands are known for doing things differently so that’s exactly what they’re up to with their 2018 duo tour, Where We’re Bound. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Usually joined by ‘third member of the duo’ Miranda Sykes, this tour puts the magic of the original duo format firmly back into the spotlight.

Steve said, “Big shows like the Royal Albert Hall and festivals offer us the chance to make a big sound, often bringing in talented friends to add to the experience. But there is something about playing as a duo that offers something different and more personal, both to ourselves and to our audiences. Phil and I can’t wait; it’ll be like the old days, but with more reliable transport!”

Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. This is an unmissable celebration of Steve and Phil’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. The 2018 duo tour won’t just be focusing on nostalgia though. A raft of new songs will be showcased, reminding us that Steve Knightley’s razor-sharp song writing and commentary is more relevant than ever.

Steve and Phil’s special guest is fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe. A compelling musician in his own right, the release of his debut album ‘After All These Years’ has seen festivals and concert venues clamouring to book him, suggesting retirement might be off the cards for some time.

'After a triumphant two sets, a standing ovation was rewarded with one last number: the stone-cold Show of Hands classic Santiago. We were about to make an enforced exit, but my wife turned to me and said, ‘We’ve got to stay for this…’  (folkradio.co.uk)
'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent)
Tickets for this unmissable tour will be in high demand, so get your tickets soon.

 

Friday 6 April

World Unlimited - The Leylines - 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

The Leylines are British folk-punk for a summer’s afternoon, a sound forged in festivals and bonfires, with fiddle-driven rabble rousers and songs that stir the soul.

The Leylines was started by a group of West Country musicians driving home from a session at the legendary Sawmills studios. Levelling The Land by The Levellers was on the car stereo. Something about the sound of the record, the rolling Cornish landscapes and the smell of summer connected in vocalist Steve’s head.

Steve, a product of council estates and stints in the Army, put his observations on the state of the nation into music and started writing. Adding the different musical backgrounds of band mates Matt (guitar), Pete (bass), Dave (drums) and Hannah (violin), The Leylines have created a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of Paul Weller with a folk-rock vibe that will send you right back to those long, hazy, festival days.

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

Saturday 7 April

World Unlimited -Meridianum Ensemble - 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 Meridium Ensemble is a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together elements from Portugal, the UK and Morocco.

Featuring Nuno Silva with his group Aldebaran from Portugal, the project incorporates musicians from Karama (UK/Morocco), The Radial Band and Woodwose (UK). This ensemble is a feast for the senses, with instruments ranging from the Persian santur, oud, & tambura to nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and dumbek.

Artists: Nuno Silva: santur - Ricardo de Noronha: percussion - Griselda Sanderson: nyckelharpa - Louis Bingham: tambura, cittern - Soufian Saihi: oud - Steve Tyler: hurdy-gurdy - Katy Marchant: bagpipes

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 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic -
Sunday 8 April
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Keith Donnelly - Book by email
Monday 9 April
 
Tuesday 10 April

Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 11 April
Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour - 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
Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution. Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (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 rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. 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! 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 12 April
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and Weston Country Dance Band
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last thirty minutes or so Harping Mad
Friday 13 April

World Unlimited - Orphan Colours + support Rich Evans - 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
After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight. Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, who’s drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale.

The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who swiftly built a reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia. Their debut EP High Hopes was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single Won't Let You Down creating a huge buzz.

The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album - to be released in 2018 on popular independent label At The Helm Records. With an already established fanbase, huge critical acclaim and solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country/Roots circuit. Highly, highly recommended.

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

The Fureys 40th Anniversary Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW - 8.00pm (Doors 7.15) £21.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website
After three previous shows, 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 return for another night of music and song.
Contra Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm  - Caller Jeremy Child . A monthly series of Contra Dances to recorded music. Cost £5.00 per person. Beginners welcome.  Soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. For more information visit website
Saturday 14 April
Nick Harper with support Matthew North - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL - 7.45pm (Doors 7.00pm) - Advance tickets £10.00 available from website or to personal callers at the Dolphin.

It was at the age of seven that Sarah received her first guitar as a Christmas gift.  That was the beginning of life as a singer and guitarist.The early years were spent playing country and pop, learning songs by John Denver and the Eagles gathering songs into her repertoire. She gained her experience from competitions until around the age of 16, when she was first booked to perform professionally in and around her home town of Exeter, Devon.

Sarah began songwriting from the age of 10, but it wasn’t until her later teenage years that the words began to flow more easily.. Her early songs were based on her limited life experiences and the lyrics and music reflected that.

The songs you hear on the EP ‘broke away’ are a small selection of the later songs written from 2008-2014 and they are written with a far better understanding of music and with a new maturity, drawing upon experiences, people and places that have inspired her.

With so many favourite artists and bands to influence Sarah, such as Show Of Hands, Eagles, Josh Groban, Jason Isbell, John Mayer, Toto, Amos Lee, Garth Brooks, Glen Hansard, Lady Antebellum, to name a few…it’s plain to hear the versatility and sensitivity in her songwriting..

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and Pendragon - 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
Sunday 15 April
Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan, The Ellis Gang, Reg Meuross, Miranda Sykes - Salem Chapel, 4 Vicarage Rd, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7EF - 4.00pm - 10.00pm - Tickets £25.00 available from David Ash telephone 01395 445346/ or preferably email.
Four acts, and complimentary Tapas and a drink ,with other food and drink available to buy. The "The Ellis Gang" are a father and son guitar duo from Cornwall; Miranda Sykes as part of her solo tour; singer. songwriter, story teller Reg Meuross; top of the bill Scottish folk singer Emilly Smith & Jamie McClennan (who have previously headlined at The Sidmouth Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk festival, and appeared on the Transatlantic sessions on BBC 2, possibly their only gig in the West Country as part of an English tour promoting a new album. . The Salem Chapel is limited to 120 persons and tickets have started to sell. The historic venue is a dissenters chapel built in 1791 and maintained by the Historic Chapels trust.
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 16 April
 
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 17 April

World Unlimited - The Lake Poets - 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 “Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” - Mojo ****
The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by artists such as Carole King, Villagers, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lead single 'Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
Stunning Debut from Sunderland Troubadour. Quietly Brilliant” - Uncut 8/10

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 Tuesday
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden - Jigs for Gigs
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook 
Wednesday 18 April
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Friendly Folk - Ray Goodswen - Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Jane Thomas     
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 19 April

Tom McConville - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website

Another welcome return of one of the country’s finest fiddle players Tom McConville. A legendary musician , great singer  whose craftsmanship is quite simply a world class.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Red Rocks Story Open Mic - Upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP - 7.30pm
Come tell or read aloud your own work. Slots are 8 mins (about 1600-ish words.) Storytellers arrive at 7.00pm, first come, first tell. £3.00, £2.00 storytellers. Telephone 07834 194215 or email. This event repeats on 21 June.
Friday 20 April
Charlie Dore & Julian Littman - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 7.30pm. Tickets £15.00 Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as 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 promises a 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. They may even play a version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely…

Sound Of The Sirens - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 7.30pm - £12.00+ Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

A brand new album from the BBC Folk Awards winners.
Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album, For All Our Sins, a beguiling acoustic pop collection replete with lyrical sensibility. The new album was released on 26 May 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. The girls appeared on ITV’s Weekend show with Aled Jones and have enjoyed radio play of their first single “Smokescreen” on BBC Radio 2.

Already championed by Chris Evans – who declared himself “blown away” when he heard Sound of the Sirens for the first time, and subsequently invited them to perform alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year – and more recently Jeremy Vine who declared them “a revelation” after seeing them live – they’re certain to broaden a burgeoning fan base on the back of For All Our Sins.

Their live shows, which combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. This is true whether Sound of the Sirens are playing the intimate environs of Exeter Cathedral, before tens of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival or supporting Rick Astley on his UK arena tour.

‘For All Our Sins’ is out now on DMF Records on CD, Vinyl and Digital.

 

SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - Guest - Cosgrave and Banks - support to be confirmed - Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX 8.00pm. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance - £10.00; Advanced notice without pre-payment - £12.00 (paid on the door).
For more information andticket enquiries email telephone 01392 210983 or go to FaceBook page.
Steve and Mike, from Devon, both come from different musical backgrounds and share different musical tastes, which reflects in their repertoire. They have now become an established duo, performing the length and breadth of Britain. Individually, Steve is a member of Maddy Prior's Carnival Band and Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band and has formerly been in the Celtic Folk/Rock band, Chanter and began as a classical violinist for both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Mike Cosgrave has performed, recorded and toured with Jackie Oates and has also been involved with Jackie Leven, the band Sin 'e, Reg Meuross and Nick Scott. Their current album, Warp And Weft has been me with great critical acclaim. They are superb musicians and together they weave together a clever blend of folk, world, jazz and classical styles.

Saturday 21 April

Sarah McQuaid - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00 For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences:  “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter’s previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her “relative obscurity” (The Big Takeover) and “under-the-radar” (The Vinyl District) profile. With her new album – on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar – she looks set to change that.

“One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post

 

Launceston Folk Dance Club - Sarah Beazley and the Dartmoor Pixie Band - Launceston Town Hall, PL15 7AR - 8.00pm - Bring and Share supper - for more information telephone Rosemary Phillips 01566774491
Sunday 22 April
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Oka Vanga - Book by email
Monday 23 April
The Rheingans Sisters - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 8.00pm - £13.00+ (£11.00+) Seated Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website
Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful and innovative contemporary music that is anchored in folk traditions without being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time’s deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. 
Tuesday 24 April
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 25 April
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Colin Andrews
Thursday 26 April
 
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Robert Blackborow Band – Stringaccord
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 27 April
 
Saturday 28 April

Shanty Evening with The Exmouth Shanty Men - Cheriton Fitzpaine Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB - 7.00pm Tickets £10.00 advance - £12.00 on the door. For advance tickets telephone Gordon Leigh 01884 855368 or Sheila Jefferies 01884 855634. Bar

Fund raising event for the re-hanging of Cadbury's church bells

Spring Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ - 7.30pm - Tickets at £7.50 on the door or from Artworks (Station Rd, South Brent). For more information telephone Eileen 01364 73699 or email or visit website
Caller Kip Pratt (bodhran, fiddle), with Mike Vickery (mandolin, guitar) and Aaron Aldred (melodeon). All welcome: Reel Ale bar and nibbles available.
DANCE - Bideford Celidh Club Ceilidh with Bursledon Village Band - Northam Hall, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AN - 7.30pm - 11.00pm. For more information telephone 01237  476632
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Saul Rose & James Delarre Saul Rose & James Delarre
These two make a quite exceptional duo, combining thrilling fiddle performance with some of the finest melodeon playing to be heard on the folk scene.  Having started playing melodeon when he was just ten years old, Saul has been a professional musician on and off since his late teens, and has played with some of the greats of the scene, most notably with Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr in the Kings of Calicutt, Waterson:Carthy, and most recently, Faustus.  He also spent a year as ‘Songman’ in the West End production of ‘WarHorse’.  His voice is rich and warm, and beautifully suited to traditional English songs.  Likewise, James has been playing violin from a young age, mostly self-taught, and turned professional very early on, working with Jim Moray, Mawkin:Causley and others, and later appeared in a number of television series and feature films.  The pair met and worked together at Sidmouth Folk Week some ten years ago and became firm friends, the music flowing whenever they get together.  As a duo, they harness all the subtleties of traditional music while still producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship.  The joy with which they experience music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.

 

Admission on guest nights £8.00 (£7.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at £7.00 (£6.00 if bought in advance). PLEASE NOTE: ‘paid in advance’ means paid, it doesn’t mean ‘reserved in advance’. Advance tickets can be bought up to a month before the event at Shammick Acoustic Sessions, OR at The Pack O’ Cards OR at Pet's Pantry in Combe Martin High Street. Advance tickets for non-members, can also be purchased by going to WeGotTickets 

Sunday 29 April
Eric Bibb - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 7.30pm - £23.00+ - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

The soulful and tender blues singer performs with his band. Eric Bibbs’s latest album Migration Blues has been hailed as his best ever, mostly written by Eric , it also features covers of Bob Dylan’s Masters of War, Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land and closes with the traditional spiritual Mornin’ Train. He is without peer with his unique interpretation of soulful and gos

Regular events 5th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Jez Lowe and Steve Tilston - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF. 8.00pm - £12.00 advance/£14.00 on the door
Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy and a very special evening of music.
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 30 September