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February

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Page last updated on 16-11-2017
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Thursday 1 February
 
Friday 2 February
 
Saturday 3 February
 
Sunday 4 February
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
Monday 5 February

"Acoustic Warehouse" For more information - visit FaceBook

Tuesday 6 February
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 7 February
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Home Brew - Robert Blackborow
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 8 February
 
Friday 9 February
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 10 February
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden and Jigs for Gigs - 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
Regular events 2nd Saturday
Cornwall Festival Folk Club
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 11 February
The Tannerhill Weavers - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 4.00pm - Full £12.00 - Concession £11.00 - Supporter £10.00  To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands.  Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.  Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people.  These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.  

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect.  They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.  Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes.  Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.  From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. 

 

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG -Folk on the Moor - Steve Turner - Book by email
Monday 12 February
"Acoustic Warehouse" For more information - visit FaceBook
Tuesday 13 February
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Eileen Nightingale - Jigs for Gigs
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 14 February
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Gibby Swaine - Gill Spence
Thursday 15 February
 
Friday 16 February
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - Guest - Steve Turner
Saturday 17 February
 
Sunday 18 February
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 19 February
 
Tuesday 20 February
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday

DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child

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 21 February
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club  - Chris Toyne - Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 22 February
 
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Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Rob Zikking 
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Singers' & Musicians' Open Night. Free admission. All performers and listeners welcome.
Friday 23 February
 
Saturday 24 February
Miranda Sykes - St Anne's Arts and Community Centre, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm -  To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Dartmoor Pixie Band - caller Sarah Bazeley - Broadclyst Victory Hall, EX5 3DX - 7.45pm - for 8.00pm - Adults 7.50, under 17's £4.00 - Bring and share supper. Tickets online or telephone 01404 813129 - also on the door but please note numbers will be limited.
Regular events 4th Saturday
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Derek Gifford
nother previous Open Night featured artist, it’s a delight to welcome this mellow-voiced singer for a full concert.  Former teacher Derek, has made the most of his retirement to spend more time fulfilling his main interests in life, folk singing, wine appreciation and birding (of the feathered variety, I hasten to add!), which used to be confined to school vacations, starting way back in 1981.  Over the years, he has amassed an enormous number of songs, both traditional and modern, from a wide variety of sources.  He collaborated with Bury poet Keith Scowcroft, setting many of them to music, and also became known as a specialist in maritime songs, having appeared at the local Lancaster Maritime Festival for many years, then backed this up by working with singers Keith Kendrick and Geoff Higginbottom as Three Sheets to the Wind.  Derek also has numerous recordings to his name, most recently ‘Songs from the Past…Into the Future’ on the WildGoose label (on which can also be heard voices from Shammick in Tom & Barbara Brown).  Accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or just singing unaccompanied, a relaxed, laid-back and humorous evening can be anticipated, with loads of good choruses with which to sing along.


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 WeGotTicket

Sunday 25 February
 
Regular events 4th Sunday

SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy - 8.00pm - £15.00 advance - £12.00 on the door.

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generation of artists including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and
is a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards.

SONG - Folk on the Moor - Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 26 February
 
Tuesday 27 February
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Mark Moran - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 28 February
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Jane Thomas
SONG - Bampton Folk Song Club - Suspended due to sale of pub