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Thursday 1 August
Bicton Folk Session
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Enjoy an evening of lively, foot-tapping music when local musicians get together for an open acoustic session featuring accordions, violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, pipes, bodhrans etc. Anyone can come and join in, lead a tune or just enjoy listening to the amazing sound created by the performers. The session usually includes lots of jigs, reels, polkas, airs and shanties, but anything can happen!

Gets/z Loose - First Thursday Club
The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Doors 8.00pm
£5.00 entry
Fronted by Rob Brown, Gets/z Loose is a high-energy ensemble of amplified acoustic slide guitar, bass, harmonica and congas. Playing old blues tunes in their own way, the band has given getting on for 1,000 gigs in London and across the UK. The First Thursday Club is held on the first Thursday of each month in The Hourglass, an indie gastropub in Melbourne Street, just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover, Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke.
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
Laufest - Wembury
Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 3 August
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.

Laufest - Wembury

Barn Dance with Red Shed
West Town Farm, Ide nr Exeter EX2 9TG
Food 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Dancing 8.00 - 11.00pm
Ticket price includes food. Advance £10.00 adult; £5.00 child via website or email, telephone 01392 811080; on the gate £12.00 adult; £6.00 child.
Fireside storytelling; creativity; music; Bar.
All proceeds to organicARTS the educational charity based at West Town Farm.

Maddy and the Chaps
Shaldon Water Carnival
From 2.30pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Sidmouth Folk Week
Sunday 4 August
Ponchartrain
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Don’t miss this amazing Bristol based band who will be playing an all acoustic set of ‘vintage Americana’.  They have a real 40s and 50s vibe of honky-tonk, rockabilly, Cajun and blues. The band comprises front man Paul Godden with Jean Godden on fiddle, Joe Allan on upright bass, and Stig Manley on mandolin and guitar. Paul has had a notable musical career backing and supporting legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, etc., has toured and recorded with Van Morrison and appears on two of his albums.

Laufest - Wembury
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
Open Mic
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.

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
The Diamond Family Archive, with Tim Jones Band
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £13.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £10.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £6.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
The Diamond Family Archive…
…is a blend of English lo-fi & psych-rock. It's a unique multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble based around the guitar playing and songwriting of Laurence Collyer.

The Diamond Family Archive crafts a mesmeric live experience by using such instruments as acoustic guitars & FX pedals, drums, tape delay, loops & bellows, bows, harmonicas, cosmic harps, toys, broken cymbals & vocals. This creates an evolving sound that holds a unique journey each time when heard.

In the last year they have played shows in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Holed up in a converted shed in rural Devon finds The Diamond Family Archive creating and coaxing songs from all manner of instruments and vintage equipment. Personal and pastoral themes are mixed with sleepy-eyed awe to create sparse and fluttering arrangements. The sounds of the rain, the old mill leat outside the door and the ever present ominous rookery in the nearby slate quarry all make it onto the recordings too.

The Diamond Family Archive has been quietly releasing records, tapes and CDs through a handful of labels (Dinosaur Club {USA}, Tired Trails {USA}, Woodland Recordings {UK/GER}, A Beard of Snails {Denmark}, MAP Recordings {UK}, Stone Tape {UK} Lynch(ed) {UK} and many others.

Tim Jones Band
Tim Jones is one of the most distinctive voices on the English folk scene. Able to alternate between mass singalongs and powerful stripped back ballads, his songwriting and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention.

The album 'Blossom and Fruit' with his band, The Dark Lanterns was the 2017 fRoots Magazine Editor's choice, 'album of the year'!
https://darklanterns.bandcamp.com/album/blossom-fruit – listen and buy here.

“A huge stride forward… an album full of consistently strong orginal songs with a leavening of English folk material” – fRoots

“One of the most captivating acoustic releases of the year so far” – R2 Rock and Reel Magazine

Malborough Church Summer Concert - Paul & Adrian, Janet & John, Folk on the Rock and Silvington
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Tickets £8.00 in advance - £10.00 on the door. Available from Malborough Post office Enquiries and reservations, telephone Marg on 01548 853385 or 07798 665129.
I in aid of the Church with .
Last year's concert was terrific ... let's do even better this year.

Ninebarrow
St John The Baptist Church, Walkhampton Road, Horrabridge PL20 7RF
7.30pm (Doors 6.30pm
Tickets £12.50. Go to website for more information and tickets
Multi-award-winning folk duo who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ (released in April 2018) was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’.

 

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

Talented singer/songwriter Daniela is guaranteed to impress you when she performs a selection of popular ballads both old and new.  Her beautiful singing is perfectly complimented by her competent guitar playing when she performs a selection of folk, rock and indie covers together with some of her own brilliant songs.

42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - Closed this week for Combe Martin carnival
Sunday 11 August
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
The Pianoman 5.00pm.

If you'd like to hear some real traditional pub piano playing, then don't miss today's session. Known as the Piano Man, Trevor Woodison is a wizard on the keys and can play virtually anything from classical to boogie woogie, rock and roll to music hall, parlour songs to present day pop. Trevor who has been playing piano for over 30 years is also an accomplished classical composer
Exmouth Irish Session 8.00pm
Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to an evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts a session featuring singers and musicians from all over Devon. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

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
Folk and Indie Open Night featuring Exeter Morris Men
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Enjoy the spectacle of Devon’s oldest established Morris side when they dance outside the Bicton. Then enjoy the open session featuring acoustic music performed by anyone who would like to come along to sing or play. Hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks, anyone can join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group. All abilities welcome
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 16 August

Drake's Island
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
Drakes Island are an Indie folk band based in the southwest. Their sound has been compared to artists such as A Blaze Of Feather, The XX and Bears Den.
The sound has been influenced by folk roots and experimental ambience which creates a unique dynamic of highs and lows.
The band have spent the last year or so, sculpting their sound and recording in preparation for their debut release ‘Only Passing Through’

 

Beautiful Days Festival
Regular events 3rd Friday
Saturday 17 August
Bradninch Miller Morris Anniversary Walking Tour of Topsham
Start at the Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
12.00noon

Artist to be announced
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Maddy and the Chaps
Westdown Farm, Hatherleigh.
From 7.00pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 18 August

Artist to be announced
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

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
Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club - Featured artist: Si Barron
Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
9.30pm.
Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2.00 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm.
“I think he’s a really, really fine guitarist, as well as an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs. His new album is called ‘Sweet Billy Caution’. I think it’s a lovely album, he has a crystal-clear voice, simple but powerful accompaniment and a great choice of songs. The Sailor Cut Down, album song is totally and utterly beautiful.” Mike Harding. Further information from Nigel Dee telephone 07989 180091 or go to Facebook
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'.

Regular events 3rd Wednesday
Thursday 22 August
Phil Beer Band
Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN
8.00pm
All tickets £21.00 Box office 01392 270891 (Weekdays 10.00 - 4.00) For more information and tickets 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!

Bicton Folk Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him for an evening of evocative and rousing music performed by some of East Devon’s talented folk musicians. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of varied and lively traditional acoustic music.
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 23 August

Lvov Affair
Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP
7.30pm
Free admission, part of the Bay Horse beer festival.
Led by accordionist Basil Bunelik who grew up in the Ukrainian town of Lvov, his trio plunder the richness of East European folk music and present a wonderful variety of music and songs from Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Romania, including klezmer and gypsy all played with authentic style and passion.

Joint Chiefs
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
The Joint Chiefs are a modern acoustic based Country band, playing classic and original songs with a swinging twist. It’s music to drink beer by with stories of things that happen all over…
Based in Devon, The Joint Chiefs are Emily Smith, Phil Rossiter, Joe Gass and Rick Worthy.
We sing in three part harmony and have a lot of entertaining country style music to give you. We play both originals songs and covers. It’s music the drink beer by…..
“Wouldn’t it be a perfect crime if I stole your heart and you stole mine”
Mathew McGhie
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
9.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Not to be missed; all the way from Edinburgh, Corby born singer/songwriter Mathew McGhie is an impressive acoustic indie, folk and experimental rock musician. His highly evocative songs have been described as sounding like a mix of Jake Bugg, Neil Young & Noel Gallagher. Mathew is currently on a UK tour, promoting his latest solo E.P.

World Unlimited -Land of the Giants
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Returning to play in Kingskerswell after a jam-packed show that saw people dancing in the aisles and leaving the church with giant grins on their faces! 

Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm. A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, heavy toe-tapping basslines and Andy Quick’s sensuous, soaring vocals will make you wonder why you’ve never danced your ass off to The Giants before.

At the end of 2015, the Plymouth-based boys brought a brand new, funk-inspired EP to the table in the name of “Surrender”. A collection of high-energy summer sounds, with just a lick of calypso, that absolutely demand to be blasted out those boomboxes at full volume.

The last three years have seen The Giants unrelentingly tour the length and breadth of the UK, spreading their fresh and accessible sounds to venues and festivals alike. From packed out stages at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Beautiful Days to rocking venues from Ireland to India; LOTG are well on their way to global domination.

 

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

46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Friday
Saturday 24 August

Rakes Adrift
The Landmark Gin, Beer and Music Festival, Landmark Theatre, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BZ
4.00pm - 5.00pm

Rakes Adrift 
The George and Dragon, 4 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED
9.00pm - 11.00pm

Jas Walker and Franck Bailey
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Jas Walker presents an evening of pop classics together with a selection of his own beautiful songs including some new ones from his forthcoming album. Accompanied by talented French bass player Franck Bailey the duo are guaranteed to impress you with a very polished performance.
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

Have you ever heard anyone make the sound of a hand wiping the mist off a window – with no mist and no window? Nick Hennessey can do that! After years of trying, Shammick Acoustic has finally pinned down this acclaimed storyteller, playwright, singer, songwriter and musician to commit to a concert here.

His PhD in Cultural Geography led him to explore the relationship between landscape, communities and stories and tradition, devising and writing shows with the likes of Hugh Lupton and our recent guest artists, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. For more than a score of years, Nick has performed in venues from rural village halls to the Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall, and internationally in Europe, Canada and Japan.

With accompaniment on harp, concertina, whistle or drum, Nick is a singer and storyteller of considerable ability and has been described as captivating, powerful – and perfect!

Support spots from local performers Pete James, Ruth Gray and Roger Cockram.

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

ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth -  a portrait of the British composer, folk song collector and dancer who was killed on the Somme in 1916.
Scott Cinema, Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1SR
5.00pm.
Tickets are on sale now from the cinema website

The film follows George Butterworth from birth to his tragically early demise in the trenches on the Somme in 1916, taking in his pivotal involvement in the English folk song and dance revivals along the way.  Many outstanding traditional singers and musicians are featured in the film - see our website for a full credit list.

Drawing on the letters and lectures of Butterworth's close friend Ralph Vaughan Williams, and from never-before-seen archival materials painstakingly gathered together over three years of production, it is hoped that this is a definitive and moving cinematic account of Butterworth and his era.

The film features an interview with George Butterworth's first cousin Hugh Butterworth, who sadly died after a long illness earlier this year.  Hugh was born in Westward Ho! and lived in Braunton for many years, a well-known figure to many local residents.  The Barnstaple screening has been dedicated to his memory, and a percentage of box office takings will be donated to Hugh's charity of choice, the Devon Air Ambulance Service.

In the six months since its World Premiere at the British Library in January 2019 the film has screened over 40 times in 29 different independent cinemas across the country, including at Torrington and Sidmouth.  It has been re-booked in several venues, due to demand for tickets.  Audience reaction has been very positive, with comments ranging from "deeply moving" to "informative and entertaining" and "absolutely gripping".  See audience feedback and an extended Trailer, on the film's website.

The film reviewer in the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Journal (June 2019) wrote that "this is probably the finest film account of a composer's life that I have ever seen, and I include even John Bridcut's films, and most definitely Tony Palmer's."

Oggle Band 
Party at the Manor music festival, Fremington Manor, Manor Close, Fremington, EX31 2NX
12.50pm - 1.30pm

Paddy's Whiskers at The Boathouse
The Boat House, Marine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ 
2.30pm
Possibly Paddy’s Whiskers’ final gig at the Boathouse...Jules, Andrew and Blake back from Skye and teaming up with Marcus for an afternoon of folk tunes in the sun...
Bicton Street Blues
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Authentic rock and blues just as it sounded in the 50s and 60s. Bicton Street Blues features talented Exmouth bluesmen Dave Gwilliam and Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted popular bands including Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats. Talented multi-instrumentalist Olly has played in a variety of well known folk and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 26 August

Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £13.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £10.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £6.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but possibly from some other galaxy altogether), a not-easily-described semi-acoustic trio who perform intergalactic folk-and-roll songs about giant squirrels, scary bits of cheese, malevolent washing machines, and Martian garden gnomes, among other important topics.

 

46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 27 August
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 28 August
 
Thursday 29 August
Open Mic
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.
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
A return visit from Best Duo winners in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, with their recent album “Tomorrow Will Follow Today”. Kathryn and Sean are widely recognised as two of the folk scene’s most accomplished musicians. Musical collaborators with the likes of Seth Lakeman (Sean’s younger brother), Cara Dillon, the Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, this husband and wife duo deliver an intimacy and strength of passion in their music. Kathryn’s sublime voice and effortless delivery, combined with Sean’s gifted guitar playing and masterly arrangements make for a captivating live performance.
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

TQ14 9DQ
7.30pm.  
Entrance is free, however we are suggesting a donation of £5.00 on the door. A fundraising evening for the Teign Shanty Festival.

Banned from the Moor will be wending their way to the coast from Widecombe-in the Moor, to join the Back Beach Boyz shanty singers, Cask Shanty Duo (Father and daughter Steve and Kathryn Collings), and Sandra Pascale with Alison Thomas singing French folk songs.  It should be a really good evening.

Adam Sweet Band plus Julian Piper
Mariners Hall, Beer EX12 3JH
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 door, or advance telephone 01392 873407.
Adam Sweet specialises in a blend of blue eyed soul and Americana with a band that includes bassist Ian Jennings, a veteran of recording with Van Morrison and Jeff Beck. Slide guitarist Julian Piper will be playing an acoustic set featuring songs from his recent album 'Terlingua' mixed with dusty blues classics.
Lyme Folk Weekend
Regular events 5th Friday
Saturday 31 August
An Evening with Jim Causley
Doug's Shed, Splatthayes, Buckerell, nr Honiton EX14 3ER
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance from David Wayne 01404 850637 email. BYO drinks and glasses.

Rakes Adrift 
Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival
12.30pm - 1.20pm

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

An afternoon featuring an eclectic mixture of music from Exmouth’s favourite troubadour. Singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield again delivers his very polished performance of songs with an original twist, ranging from gentle folk to pulsing rock and everything in-between. He will also be playing some of his own brilliant songs.

Lyme Folk Weekend
The Sixth Nourish Festival in Bovey Tracey - Meridianum Ensemble Go to website for more information
Baptist Church, 31 De Tracey Park Bovey Tracey TQ13 9HT
1.00pm
Tickets £10.00 (Under 18 £5.00) From Devon Guild of Craftsmen or website

The Meridianum Ensemble is a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together musicians from Portugal, the UK and Morocco. The seven musicians bring their individual styles to the mix – Arabic oud from Morocco, Middle-Eastern percussion, original compositions for the Persian santur & Swedish nyckelharpa, Mediaeval music from Europe with hurdy-gurdy and cittern, all inspired by traditional tunes ranging from the Eastern Mediterranean to Portugal and beyond. (Soufian Saihi on Arabic oud; Ricardo de Noronha on Middle-Eastern percussion; Nuno Silva on Persian santur; Griselda Sanderson on Swedish nyckelharpa and Louis Bingham on cittern; Steve Tyler on hurdy-gurdy).