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February

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Page last updated on 5-11-2018
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Friday 1 February
Phil Beer - String Theory Tour.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00 advance, £16.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.
Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Phil is equally in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil sets out to share some of his most loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK – we’re delighted to be one of them. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wanting more.
Saturday 2 February
Bob Cheevers
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £10.00 - for information and tickets go to website

After pounding the musical pavement in Nashville for over 15 years and becoming frustrated with the “cookie-cutter” mentality of Music Row, Cheevers had moved to Austin in 2008 seeking fertile creative soil to revitalize his work. “While I love Nashville, I needed to move away from the chart-oriented songwriting mill into a world where artists are encouraged to write from the heart rather than writing for the charts. Moving to Texas felt right from the start. So many of my pals, like Walt Wilkins and Kevin Welch, had already moved there and I felt enormous creative freedom simply by being in that community of artists.”

If any residual doubts about the move did linger, they were resolved after his first Austin-based album, Tall Texas Tales netted Cheevers the 2011 Singer-Songwriter of the Year award from the Texas Music Academy. On Earth As It Is In Austin turned into an album which is another testament to the continuing creative growth he has experienced since leaving Nashville.

With On Earth As It Is In Austin, Cheevers delivers a generous 15-song helping full of his trademark tales of rebels and outlaws and dreamers and lovers, recorded as musical duets with 15 different celebrated musicians performing on one song each. Among the 14 Austin-based musicians contributing their talents are stalwarts Will Sexton, Walt Wilkins, Stephen Doster, Warren Hood, Dustin Welch and Van Wilks as well as longtime Nashville collaborator Charlie White.

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
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 - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 February
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Band TBC - Robert Blackborow - Venue to be confirmed
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 7 February
 
Friday 8 February
Contra (American Barn) Dance -  Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - Chris Jewell
Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
7.30pm
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
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Pair of Shears 
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 10 February
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG -Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 11 February
 
Tuesday 12 February
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Jane Thomas
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 13 February
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Brian Graham - Ted Farmer
Thursday 14 February
 
Friday 15 February

Jackie Oates
St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
7.00pm
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Jackie is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival. The Starcross concerts aim to raise some money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

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
Claude Bourbon
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £10.00 - for information and tickets go to website

Claude is a true virtuoso guitarist. He is a classically trained musician, who fuses every conceivable genre into a master-class of a stage performance. There are Latin, Spanish, Gypsy, Jazz and Delta Blues influences throughout, and often within one seamless stream of perfection. He plays throughout America and Europe, including the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals.

One reviewer said “What came next I find hard to describe, an almost endless amalgam of different influences, melting into each other as we moved from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearics to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that was music that would not have been amiss in the courts of emperors and kings… It’s not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs.

The BBC said of him ‘“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”

 

Sunday 17 February
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 18 February
 
Tuesday 19 February
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday

DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Janet Bulpin

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
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Ray Goodswen - venue to be confirmed
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club  - Jigs For Gigs - Mary Marker
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 21 February
 
Friday 22 February
Blackheart Orchestra
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
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Saturday Dance - Dartmoor Pixie Band     
Broadclyst  Village Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Kimber’s Men
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
 ‘Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways’
Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU
7.00pm
This double bill includes story, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of WWII when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed idle women took on the challenge and this is their story. Performed by the Alarum Theatre Company, this is a first for Brixham. 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 27 February
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Gibby Swaine and Ian Anderson - Jeremy Child
SONG - Bampton Folk Song Club - Suspended due to sale of pub
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 28 February

Seth Lakeman & band 
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
7.30pm
Tickets £16.50+ - £33.50+. For tickets and more information go to website
Seth Lakeman takes a break from the Robert Plant musical juggernaut in Autumn 2018 to release his ninth studio album. The charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found time at the beginning of the year, in between charging around the globe with Robert Plant to record the new studio album. It’s a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg – plus Lakeman’s trademark foot-stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals. Seth brought in top producer Ben Hillier and along with long-time collaborator Ben Nicholls on upright and electric bass, he was joined by new boys Kit Hawes on electric and acoustic guitar and drummer Evan Jenkins. 

 

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer - Jeroka
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Singers' & Musicians' Open Night. Free admission. All performers and listeners welcome.