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Page last updated on 20-01-2018
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Monday 1 January
 
Tuesday 2 January
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club - no club this week
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook
Wednesday 3 January
 
Thursday 4 January
Fellow Hearts - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
FellowHearts is a Plymouth duo featuring American singer/songwriter Erin Osborne and British guitarist/songwriter Matt George. Their unique style is a modern mixture of classic genres of music; a fusion of roots, folk, blues, and jazz.
Bicton Folk Session - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
An evening of impromptu acoustic music performed by some of East Devon’s amazing folk musicians. The session usually includes lots of jolly jigs, polkas, waltzes, reels and airs performed on a variety of acoustic instruments. If you sing or play come along and join in.
Friday 5 January

Laurie Ward & Friends - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Musician singer/songwriter Laurie is a talented young artist who has been writing and performing music since he was 7 years old. His music has featured on various radio stations, including Radio 1, and various festivals including the Glastonbury Festival with his band Barefoot Bandit. Today Laurie together with friends will be performing an eclectic mix of music from reggae to folk, raunchy rock to gentle ballads and of course some of Laurie’s own brilliant songs.

Saturday 6 January

Reefs of Moonshine - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Plant Alchemy day! - Endecott House, High Street, Chagford TQ13 8AJ - 10.00am - 4.00pm
We will be working with *Juniper* and *Rosemary*: according to the ancients, these herbs restore and rejuvenate, bringing inspiration and strength for the year ahead. Make your own aromatherapy products and magical plant-based crafts: listen to storytelling in the old tradition about these plants and the myths and folklore around them. Explore the healing properties and uses of juniper and rosemary (did someone mention gin?!) Be inspired by a guided meditation and share hopes and dreams for the year ahead. You will take away pampering products, cunning craftwork and stories to share. Join us in the beautiful Dartmoor town of Chagford for a sanctuary day to blow the cobwebs away for the new year. Places for the day are £45 per person, including all craft and aromatherapy materials and refreshments. There will be a bring and share lunch (herb-inspired of course).

To book your place, contact Jo email (07756 671393) or email Lisa (07814 168953).
Sunday 7 January
Nigel Challis - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Nigel is a highly popular musician/singer and a master of country/folk finger style guitar. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be playing some very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.
Regular events 1st Sunday
Monday 8 January
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers - Another evening of epic stories and tall tales, continuing our journey through the Grimm's Fairy Tales. Lisa will be telling the long story this month - expect a dark tale where the crows are wiser than the people.... Following the break, there will be a chance for everyone to tell a story if you wish (please keep to no longer than 10 minutes, with no notes or prompts). As ever, the bar will be open at the wonderful Pie Street.
Tuesday 9 January
Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR - 8.00pm
The first in 2018 of our increasingly popular and free shanty workshops. Why not come along and learn a few historic shanties, from a few historic (or at least ancient) shanty men??
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 10 January
The Bay Horse Wassail - The Bay Horse, 8 Cistern St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SP. Meet at pub, 7.30, wear appropriate gear and bring something noisy (rattle, drum, saucepans). We will wend our way up to Colwell Wood to bless the trees and then back to the Bay Horse for Wassail songs, Apple Cake and plenty of cider.
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Aileen Wills
Thursday 11 January

Open Mic Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Enjoy 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 from classical to pop and performances from solo singers to instrumental ensembles. So if you have a musical talent to share please come along and join in.

Harbottle & Jonas - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

Steve Knightly - No Secrets – Songs & Stories - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £20.00 - Supporter £19.50  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

From floor spots in East Devon folk clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall Steve takes you on a musical journey featuring the songs and artists that kick started his writing. Expect 'Show of Hands' classics like 'Cousin Jack' 'Country life' and 'AIG' as well as material from the likes of Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Radiohead and Tull that inspired him along his way. The Plough is delighted to host the first two nights of this extensive national tour.

 

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer and The More The Merrier
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last thirty minutes or so Steve Gill & Charlie Wilson
Friday 12 January
Lazy Divide - The Olde Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers, PL20 7JL - 8.30pm
Thank Folk It's Friday at The Oddfellows with Dumbo's Feather - The Oddfellows, High Street, EX8 1NP Exmouth - 9.00pm. Tt's your first feast of fiery folk of 2018 at The Oddfellows when the venue's monthly folk music night, Thank Folk It's Friday, returns. The increasingly popular monthly music event, hosted by top Devon act Dumbo's Feather, features a fine selection of traditional reels, jigs, polkas, airs and songs, performed with real verve and skill on multiple instruments by the trio. It's an ideal night to book a meal in the venue's much-praised restaurant followed by some high quality music. (Telephone 01395 277030 or email)
DLM - 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.
DLM are Andrew Cresswell Davis, Clare Lindley and Brian Mullan, an acoustic trio based in the westcountry. Andrew Cresswell Davis has worked with John Lennon, Sir George Martin, Tears for Fears, Julian Cope and Goldfrapp to name a few. He has honed his superb song-writing skills over many years with Stackridge and The Korgis, and he’s had songs covered by Rod Stewart, Manhattan Transfer, Yazz and Tracey Ullman. DLM are a vehicle for some of the finest songs Andy has ever written. Clare Lindley, violin, is from rural Aberdeenshire where a rich musical culture still sits happily amongst popular music. Brian Mullan, originally from Cornwall, is a freelance cellist equally at home in the folk scene. Between them they play a variety of instruments – guitar, violin, cello and ukulele and more. With the addition of three fine voices, they create rich textures and intimate moods, which breathe life into songs of love, loss and squirrels!

Steve Knightly - No Secrets – Songs & Stories - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £20.00 - Supporter £19.50  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

From floor spots in East Devon folk clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall Steve takes you on a musical journey featuring the songs and artists that kick started his writing. Expect 'Show of Hands' classics like 'Cousin Jack' 'Country life' and 'AIG' as well as material from the likes of Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Radiohead and Tull that inspired him along his way. The Plough is delighted to host the first two nights of this extensive national tour.

 

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 13 January

Guy Somefield - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Popular singer/songwriter Guy will again be performing his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring his charismatic vocal, 12 string guitar and harmonica. Guy will be playing a mixture of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Folk concerts in Teignmouth -Louise Jordan - “No Petticoats Here”.  - Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Road, TQ14 9BT. Tickets £10.00/£8.00 Telephone 01626 775517 for advance ticket sales or more information email Visit website

Stories of First World War women through song. Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. “Compellingly sung, with expert, often classically-inflected arrangements.” fRoots, “Inspired by the stories of the many remarkable women who served in the Great War, Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far. Sounding at times like the late, great Sandy Denny, Jordan is also a remarkably inventive piano player, a skill that comes to the fore on the stridently haunting and beautifully structured Ripple And Flow. “With courage to kick out convention, you were laughing in a lion’s den”, she sings on Endless Days: the bold spirit of these heroines captured in a single line. ”The Sunday Express, October 2016. Visit Louise's website

 

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - Dance workshop for the early part of the evening 8.00pm. 8.45pm tea & AGM. 9.15 - 10.00pm Roger & Makiko, 10.00pm - 10.45pm House Bands & guests. Admission £7.00
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Pam Hayes and Spinach for Norman - 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
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic and AGM at 7.30pm.  You don’t have to be a member to attend – just come along to find out how it all works, and to let your opinions be known, as well as making suggestions about what guest artists you would like in the future.  Even if you usually only come to concerts, please come along to the AGM.  You can always leave before the Open Night if you wish to.

The meeting won’t take very long, after which, at about 8 p.m., we can get stuck into our usual ‘sing, say or play’, perhaps with some items appropriate to the New Year.  Our evenings are friendly and fairly light-hearted affairs, and any genre of acoustic music, as well as poems and stories are appreciated.  There’s no admission charge, although the pot is circulated for contributions towards expenses.

Sunday 14 January
Tim Royce & Steve Songi - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Craftsman guitar playing complemented by smoky vocals, Tim and Steve stamp their original sound onto a huge repertoire of music ranging from 60s & 70s rock and pop, 50’s rock 'n' roll, country, and jukebox favourites through to stompin' 20s & 30s jazz, jive and blues classics.
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Kieran Towers and Charlotte Carrivick - Award winning musicians in their own right, Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick have recently come together to form an exciting new old time duo. Reigning UK old time fiddle champion, Kieran Towers has been playing this music as long as he can remember. There are few fiddle players who can rival his creativity, and his love of the music and of playing is obvious. Charlotte Carrivick is best known on the British folk scene for her work with her twin sister as The Carrivick Sisters. A past UK champion, it’s her banjo playing that comes to the front in this setting and when the two combine, Kieran’s old time fiddle and Charlotte’s bluegrass style mandolin playing, they make a sound that is simultaneously new and refreshing yet rooted in tradition. Book by email
Monday 15 January
 
Tuesday 16 January
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Janet Bulpin
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - Devonbird -Doors open at 7.45, start 8.00pm. Entry £5.00 for +17 years (accompanied under 18 are free).

The vibrant and original trio Devonbird are making a return visit to Bradninch Folk Club on Tuesday 16 January. They will be playing some songs from their new cd White Stag which they recorded in December.   Their performance will be a mix of original, epic songs which rise up on Katheryn’s amazing vocals to soar over the wonders and horrors of stories set in south west of England and interspersed with lively English traditional tunes to get you kicking up a dance.  If you don’t know Devonbird they are: Kathryn Bird vocals and whistle, Sophia Colkin on violin and Andy Clarke stringed instruments and vocals.  

Local support will be provided by the band Castletown who present their own tavern shaking take on English folk songs.  Also in support Gayle Peacock, a popular soloist in many musical performances including the moving unaccompanied ballad at the town’s Remembrance Commemoration last November.  Opening the evening will be Taunton based musician and singer Nigel Barker. The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

Wednesday 17 January
 
Thursday 18 January

The Outside Track - Support Steve Gill and Charlie Wilson. Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm Tickets £14.00 advance £18.00 on the door if available. Telephone Box Office 01803 882717 tickets also available from BATS volunteer agencies at Day Lewis Pharmacy, Fore Street, Millie & Me, King Street and Northfield News, Pillar Avenue, Brixham or Galleon Stores, Galmpton. For more information and to book tickets go to website

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. The lineup comprises Teresa Horgan, Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner) and Cillian O'Dalaigh.

 

Peter James Millson - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
Dorset singer-songwriter Peter James Millson has recorded a stunning third album, ‘Mobile’, entirely on a mobile phone. "‘Mobile' is a wonderful piece of work that reminds us how songs sound when they are first born”, says Boo Hewerdine, who has produced the album. "Peter came to me with some demos of some new songs. They sounded great. Tucked at the end were some phone demos. I couldn't stop listening to them... What if we made an album this way? A digital Nebraska? And like Nebraska we applied all the care we could to positioning, choices, mastering etc."‘Just lovely…’ Ricky Ross - ‘A gorgeous album…’ American Roots UK
‘That song is SO beautiful…’ Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2)

Becky’s Open Music Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.

Friday 19 January
Jamie Yost - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
Alternative folk, singer-songwriter, Jamie Yost is from the little seaside town of Torquay situated on the South Devon coast. At the age of seventeen, he began his journey to become a self-taught
musician, by learning guitar, piano and writing his own material. Now twenty-two, he has spent the last five years honing his talent by taking his songs, written in his bedroom and exploiting them through open mic nights, busking and playing local venues in and around the south- west. The left handed guitarist seamlessly weaves soulful, dreamy vocals with intricate and standout guitar riffs, all tied together with emotional, heartfelt lyrics. His sound has been highly influenced and inspired by the likes of Matt Corby, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard.
The Countrymen - Gallery Bar Special - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Go to website for more information.

The Countrymen are a six piece Cornish folk group based in Launceston. They perform songs about Cornwall – its heritage as a mining and fishing community and what it’s like to live there now. The songs are usually in close, four part harmony with guitars and bass in support, but the accent is on fun and celebrating Cornwall. They favour more modern contemporary songs as well as some original material written by the band. There’s also some pop classics thrown in to up the tempo.

This gives the performance a fresh and lively feel, as seen at Newlyn Fish Festival, Falmouth Shanty Festival, Boscastle Music Festival and The World Pasty Championships at The Eden Project, as well as an appearance on the BBC Radio Cornwall stage at the 2017 Royal Cornwall Show.

On tour promoting their latest album, this will be a great start to a new Gallery Bar Special season at Calstock Arts.

 

Saturday 20 January

Oggle Band Ceilidh - Chittlehamholt Village Hall, Umberleigh, EX37 9NS - 7.00pm - Tickets £10.00 advance £12.00 on the door. Bring and share supper - Bar provided. For further information and tickets contact Nicki telephone 01769 540605/07721 581495 or email

Ira Loveworthy - A Gallery Gig - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - £6.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Musings in original song and verse over some intricate and artful guitar work. Our talented local balladeer works his magic again in the gallery. All proceeds to The David Nott Foundation, that provides medical training for teams working in areas of conflict and natural disaster, and to The Plough.

Bicton Saturday Session - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
  • The annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail - Gates open 4.00pm; Entry £3.00 adult, £1.00 U18
    A magical evening of tradition and merriment, organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event and helps raise funds to enrich the lives of local children in school and community. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The Apple Blessing Ceremony and lantern procession take place within the village orchard with wassail songs led by Rosa Rebecka. There will also be Folk music; Morris dancing; a Mummers play; Traditional Storytelling; Children's crafts and entertainments; Local food and drinks and licensed bar.
DANCE - Bideford Celidh Club Burns Night Ceilidh with Bloatertown - Northam Hall Northam Hall, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AN - 7.30pm - 11.00pm. For more information telephone 01237  476632
Sunday 21 January

Folk Session - Stoke Inn, 43 Devonport Road, Plymouth PL3 4DL (Opposite the Co op.) - 3.00pm. 34 Bus. Car Parking at the pub and public car park. Leaders Kathy and St. Aubyn's Folk. All types of singers , musicians, poets audience WELCOME.

Navigator - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
This brilliant folk/rock band will be putting their special twist on an eclectic mix of music from American blues to English folk including popular pieces by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Gershwin, Little Feat and James Brown

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Topsham Folk Club Annual Charity Night - Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR CD sale (bring along your unwanted CDs).
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 22 January
 
Tuesday 23 January
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas - Petronella
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 24 January
Tunelink traditional music and dance workshop with Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
Thursday 25 January

Music at the Crabshell - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1JZ. Admission is FREE; No need to book; but please be seated by 8.00pm. To get a good seat get in early! Crabshell Records CDs will be available for purchase.

We are delighted to welcome "Cool Beanz"; Alex Marsden (vocals and guitar) Ian Feetenby (Vocals and Guitar), Charlie Stanier (Percussion) Matt Cooke (Bass), who are Kingsbridge’s hottest new band delivering a blend of cool, chilled, acoustic folk rock music. This will be an “acoustic” set from 8.00pm and they’ll get the concert off to a lively start. Local favourite Phil Kennerell is back again. We had to get him back in January so he could sing “January Man”. As one man and a guitar, Phil will take us to the interval at 9.00pm. And then Old Gaffers will sing us out to the end of the concert. Old Gaffers are a shanty crew. They started almost 10 years ago and now they gig all over the country. Don’t miss them; it’s going to be jolly. Concert will end at about 10pm. We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room

Burns Night Celebration - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy an evening of poetry and music to celebrate the life of the great Scottish Bard.

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and Petronella   
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Guest night - with Brixham-based duo Harping Mad
Friday 26 January
Rosa Rebecka and Friends - St Anne's Arts & Community Centre EX31 1SX Barnstaple - 8.00pm - £8.00 full - £6.00 supporter. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka returns to St Anne’s with an evening of acoustic music to delight the ears. Her haunting voice is joined by the lush harmonies of singers from The Resonance, a group of promising young vocalists from North Devon.

We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early. Due to the design of the building there is currently no access for wheelchair users. Bar available.

Dumbo's Feather - Burn's Supper Ceilidh - Cruwys Morchard Parrish Hall at Pennymoor near Tiverton - 7.30pm. Tickets £15.00 include a welcome Drink and choice of Traditional Haggis, Sausage Casserole or a Vegetarian Option and Dessert. Tickets and meal choices can be purchased by contacting Angela Culverhouse on 01363 866143 or email
As well as Dumbo's Feather performing music for Ceilidh Dancingthey will be performing songs from the bard, and there will be light-hearted contributions from several guests as the evening progresses. The event is raising funds for Hospiscare.
Tamar - Royal Oak Inn, Meavy PL20 6PJ - 7.30pm - £8.00 - licensed bar
Multi-instrumental folk and roots duo Oliver Wheeldon and Barney Kenny from Devon. Tamar's music covers folk, bluegrass, traditional. Watch video
Saturday 27 January

Jelly Roll - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ - 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 advance from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862 or £10.00 on the door.
Incredibly it's been almost thirty years since blues guitarist Julian Piper and keyboard wizard Craig Milverton first got together, travelling the blues highways of Europe playing behind American blues icons like Lazy Lester and Lowell Fulson. Their annual convening of Jelly Roll where they're joined by ace drummer Coach York from the Mike Westbrook Band, is an explosive combination of Jazz and Blues, recalling the great organ trios, that's unlike anything else on the musical block. Expect music from the Meters, B.B. King and even the James Bond theme!

Mark Harrison with Charlie Benfield - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm - £12.00 Advance (£15.00 on the door if available) For more information and tickets go to website
Mark Harrison has established a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, is reflected in his recently released fifth album. Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His songs will move you, make you think and make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce new music relevant to today. ‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists …. totally and absolutely original’ Mike Harding. Charles Benfield is a brilliant and much admired double bass player, with fine vocals and the lynchpin of the duo.
Folk trio Windjammer present the launch of their brand new EP with the help of some very special guests: Jim Causley along with Bill Murray will be supporting Windjammer. Tickets available on the door or from SeeTickets (£4.95) Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ 8.00pm - doors 7.30pm
Bicton Saturday Session - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
The Busketeers - 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 Busketeers formed on the streets of Plymouth, Devon, UK and are mainly a trio but occasionally a four piece. The band is made up of four artists in their own right, Luke Engel, Matt Price, Olly Parker and recently the addition of Andy George. The band labels itself as a “Progressive Busking” act which is also the title of
their debut EP. The musicians are from different backgrounds and have unique styles but what really makes these guys stand out is their ability to swap instruments, all sing in their own style and of course their harmonies
and still keep that raw-energetic sound. Their debut album ‘Different Breeds’ is out now and available to purchase at
any gig. "Blown away by their performance on stage at BBC Takeover at UPSU. I love how they captured their fun live energy in their recordings. They always post really good videos. You would've seen them around Plymouth, and the
south west - They are brilliant." - BBC Introducing Devon (James Santer).
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching - 8.00pm - Tickets at the door are £8.00 (£7.00 to members), but you can save money by paying for them in advance in person at Pets’ Pantry, High Street, Combe Martin or at the Pack o’ Cards, or online at WeGotTickets
Neither of these artists is a stranger to the club, Zoe having been an Open Night featured artist, and Tom being the archetypal musical tart, performing at Shammick Acoustic with both Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport.  This, however, is a new collaboration, formed in the making of Zoe’s fifth album, ‘Small Brown Birds’.  Hailing originally from Philadelphia, Zoe has lived in several areas of the United States, taking up guitar, banjo and songwriting in her progress, moving to the north of England in 2006.  She charms her audiences with powerful, story-driven songs, an engaging stage presence and a laid-back vocal style.  Tom plays fiddle and mandolin, but is particularly known for the former, of which he is an absolute master.  He has a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.  According to Mike Harding, he is one of the best English fiddlers ever!  Combine that accompanying ability with “a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her music with warmth, sincerity and a bit of a twinkle”, and you have the recipe for a fantastic first concert of the year!

 

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 WeGotTickets
Sunday 28 January

Fallen Cedars - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Fallen Cedars are: Nuala - lead vocals, Mike - lead guitar, Mark - rhythm guitar, Adie - bass and Jacky - Percussion. The band is from the edge of Dartmoor and were created from a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes. They play original songs and a few obscure covers. Their music is uplifting, languid, lilting and melodic; a sound of indie folk mixed with lounge; acoustic and electric. Fallen Cedars influences include bands such as The Waifs, The Staves and First Aid Kit.

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Mitchell and Vincent - David (guitar, mandola, whistle) and Graham's (violin, guitar, vocals) repertoire is based on traditional music of the British Isles, intermixed with occasional modern cover versions and their own material. Praise has been lavished on them by (amongst others) Ralph Mctell, who said after hearing them, "That was really wonderful". Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 29 January
 
Tuesday 30 January

World Unlimited - Songdog - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email

Part Of Independent Venues Week - AMERICANA UK 9/10 - "A set of songs that makes you think & touches your soul from a man for whom the word genius would not be an overstatement." (Jeremy Searle)

MAVERICK 4**** - “As ever, Morgans' lyrics and delivery is brilliant." (Christian Brown)
UNCUT 7/10 - "Dylan Thomas meets Ray Davies backed by The Waterboys? Believe it." (Nigel Williamson)
While the eleven tracks here retain what NME once described as “glacier-paced folk noir”, the collection augments Songdog’s melancholic majesty with a radio-friendly buoyancy. This is particularly the case on ‘It’s Not A Love Thing’, which Lyndon calls “Ray Davies’ Terry and Julie on Waterloo Bridge updated for a less optimistic age”, and ‘Raise Your Glass In Praise’, which finds him “blowing a kiss to all those who find my stuff too bleak”. Of course, there are those who find empathy in Songdog’s forlorn balladry. And this particular constituency will feel gratified by the likes of ‘The Old Superhero’, ‘Amen, Baby, Amen’ and the title track, whose plaintive melodies and profound poeticism traverse familiar terrain of love and loss.

The whole thing is beautifully blended by renowned producer Nigel Stonier, who has previously worked with Fairport Convention, Joan Baez and Thea Gilmore. In addition to fellow Songdog regulars Karl ‘Pod’ Woodward, Dave Paterson and Jasper Salmon - playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and fiddle - Lyndon is joined by several guest musicians, including Thea Gilmore, who appears as backing vocalist on four songs.

‘Joy Street’ has received critical acclaim from the likes of Mojo, Uncut, The Mirror, Maverick and Americana UK, amongst others. Tracks have been played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6Music, including a recent session on Tom Robinson's show, plus on other regional and international shows.

 

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

Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Eileen Nightingale
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 31 January

Sarah McQuaid - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG - 8.00pm - £12.00 - £10.00 concessions. For tickets and more information go to website
“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences.

 

Tunelink traditional music and dance workshop with Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham
The Busketeers - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card. Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. Alice's music is an ageless blend of folky acoustic roots with a tinge of Americana The passionate energy of a young singer songwriter shines throughout her haunting vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
Alice performs with her acoustic guitar and as well as her original music , she performs a wide range of covers in her own unique style.
Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Ted Farmer