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Page last updated on 9-07-2019
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Thursday 1 August
James and Black
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
Regular events 1st Thursday
Friday 2 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 3 August
Maddy and the Chaps
Shaldon Water Carnival
From 2.30pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Sidmouth Folk Week
Sunday 4 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Monday 5 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Tuesday 6 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Wednesday 7 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Regular events 1st Wednesday
Thursday 8 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - singers night
SONG - Wadebridge Folk Club - Closed for summer break
Friday 9 August

Mama's Broke
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
Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.

Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their performance. Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from old-time, Quebecois, blues, punk, Celtic, Balkan and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new.
Since forming the band in 2014, Mama’s Broke has been gaining momentum fast; having already completed two European, and several Canadian and U.S. tours. They have performed in a wide range of venues, from circus shows in New Orleans, to pirate ships in Amsterdam, to concert halls in Ireland, to theatres in Brooklyn. In this way, they stay true to the transient nature of folklore, as they travel the world sharing and collecting song.

“Multi-instrumentalists Amy Lou and Lisa Maria are masterful songwriters who sing their lyrics as incantations …twin prophets who bend our ear effortlessly and beckon us ever forward.” — Kaia Kater

“... a contemporary offering that's as dark as December.” — Penguin Eggs

 

42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival
Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 10 August
42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - Closed this week for Combe Martin carnival
Sunday 11 August
Maddy and the Chaps
Dawlish Carnival Bandstand
From 4.30pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival
Monday 12 August
 
Tuesday 13 August
Maddy and the Chaps
Brunswick Arms, Dawlish.
After the pram race from 8.00pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 14 August
The Beehive Acoustic Café
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Free entry
A supportive open mic session in the Beehive bar with host and guitarist Terry Stacey. Come along to listen or to play
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - No dance this week
Thursday 15 August
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 16 August
Beautiful Days Festival
Regular events 3rd Friday
Saturday 17 August
Maddy and the Chaps
Westdown Farm, Hatherleigh.
From 7.00pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 18 August
Beautiful Days Festival
Celtic Social Club at Beautiful Days Festival

Formed Originally for the Vieilles Charrues festival in France in 2014, the initial inception was a one off Celtic version of The Buena Vista Social Club; for a Breton audience. The performance was such a great success, that a new project was born. A project that is now a successful act, that has played throughout the globe, thrilling audiences with a pop rock influenced fusion of Breton, Scottish, Asturian and Irish folk traditions. The project has seen many collaborators such as Faada Freddy (Senegalise toasting singer) Louise Ebrel (Breton Folk singing royalty), Jim O'Neill (Scottish pop song writer), IC Will (New York Rapper) and many others.

The 2019 line up features Dan Donnelly (The Wonder Stuff, The Levellers), Manu Masko (Red Cardell, DMFB), Ronan Le Bars (Héritage des celtes, Johnny Hallyday), Goulven Hamel (Cathal Coughlan, Miossec), Pierre Stephan (Meaelstrom), Richard Puaud (Alexandre Varlet, DFMB) and Mathieu Pequeriau (Red Cardell, DFMB).


Monday 19 August
 
Tuesday 20 August
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 21 August

Causley & Coldfield
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Tickets £5.00 to include refreshments. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website Any profit from the concert will be split between Honiton & Sidmouth Memory Cafes.
Join acclaimed singer-songwriter Jim Causley and actor Charlie Coldfield for a gentle trip down memory lane. Featuring songs you will know and love interspersed with short readings and poems.

About Jim: Jim is a multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian. Described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

About Charlie: Charlie is an actor, writer and director based in Exeter and working throughout the South West. This summer Charlie will be also be touring a new musical Hot Flushes and at Beer Quarry in 'Macbeth'.

Thursday 22 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 23 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Friday
Saturday 24 August
The Back Kitchen Boys - 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

Named after where they drink tea and dream of stardom (and occasionally run through a song or two) The Back Kitchen Boys are perpetually amazed by each other when they play (and usually laugh a lot) because this is optimistic, good time, foot stomping, harmonica wailing, guitar picking, bass (whatever bass players do) good old fashioned acoustic blues about times being so bad they can only get better.  So don’t sit at home feeling blue, come along and be amazed with Jerry, John and Andy. You’ll be in good company with these Back Kitchen Boys!

46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Nick Hennessey

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 25 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 26 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 27 August
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 28 August
 
Thursday 29 August
Roberts and Lakeman
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
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club Brian Peters
The Joiners Arms, Market Place, Bideford, EX30 2DR
8.00pm
Friday 30 August
Lyme Folk Weekend
Regular events 5th Friday
Saturday 31 August
Lyme Folk Weekend