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February

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Page last updated on 19-08-2018
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Friday 1 February
 
Saturday 2 February
Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 7.30pm. Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website
Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind the phenomenally successful acoustic roots duo Show of Hands as well as a fine singer and musician. From a rock background, Knightley is known for his strong narrative songs (many inspired by people and places in his native West Country) and cogent, inventive lyrics. His rock style rant Country Life and anthemic rally call Roots were both nominated for Best Original Song in the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, whilst Show of Hands have won the categories Best Live Act and Best Duo. At the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Steve won the coveted Best Original Song category with his topical and widely acclaimed song aimed at bankers and MPs – Arrogance Ignorance and Greed.
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Skillicorne with Nick Walden calling at Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW - 7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Sunday 3 February
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
Monday 4 February
Tuesday 5 February
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 February
 
Thursday 7 February
 
Friday 8 February
Contra (American Barn) Dance -  Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm - Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - Chris Jewell. A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10.00pm. Cost £5.00 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at website
Saturday 9 February
 
Regular events 2nd Saturday
Cornwall Festival Folk Club
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 10 February
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG -Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 11 February
 
Tuesday 12 February
 
Wednesday 13 February
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
Thursday 14 February
 
Friday 15 February
Fairport Convention - Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW - 7.30pm (Doors 6.45) £26.00 and £24.00 for over 60's (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website
After more than fifty years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire. Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences. 
Saturday 16 February
 
Sunday 17 February
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 18 February
 
Tuesday 19 February
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
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 20 February
 
Thursday 21 February
 
Friday 22 February
Charlie Dore with Julian Littman - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm - £11.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra. This pioneering duo blend musical styles, seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral.

The Blackheart Orchestra is often likened to a ‘miniature orchestra’ as even though there are only two of them, on stage they play a large number of instruments all totally live. The music fuses acoustic folk and electronica and brings together stringed instruments with 80’s synthesisers and classical influences.

The BBC mistook them for an 8-piece band on first listen, (they enjoyed that!) and their stage resembles a space station of musical instruments. As The Blackheart Orchestra perform the show involves them continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica often playing two instruments at the same time in a complex choreographed weave of musical sounds, moods and textures.

The Blackheart Orchestra's music has been used on TV commercials and films and is currently the soundtrack to the brand new Best Director and Best Actress winning
British sci-fi movie ‘Charlie and Me’.

The Blackheart Orchestra has now been together for 10 years and during that time have released four albums and played over 1200 concerts from large to small, with tours of UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. Their latest album ‘Diving For Roses’ has received applause from both the music media with over 20 published reviews and has been praised by musical giants like Genesis’ Steve Hackett who described it as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring.”

Saturday 23 February

Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic
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 24 February
 
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 25 February
 
Tuesday 26 February
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 27 February
 
Thursday 28 February
 
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Singers' & Musicians' Open Night. Free admission. All performers and listeners welcome.