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January

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Page last updated on 7-12-2018
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Tuesday 1 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 2 January
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - No club this week
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club No club
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 3 January

Friday 4 January
 
Saturday 5 January
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Jigs for Gigs with Mike Courthold calling
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 6 January
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Geoff Lakeman
7.45pm
£10.00 - Book by email
Having produced and nurtured the incredible musical talents of the 3 Lakeman brothers and performed in a number of excellent bands, geoff now has created a successful solo career, demonstrating superb ability on duet concdertina and his smooth, easy singing style. "A brilliant performer who drew the crow in with his love and knowledge of the music" Spiral Earth.
Monday 7 January
 
Tuesday 8 January
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 9 January
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 10 January
Edgelarks with support Lara Conley
Exeter Phoenix, The Workshop, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
Edgelarks

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award-winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The pair’s new project takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional music of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil’s beatbox harmonica; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each repeat play.

From recording their first album, Singing the Bones, at home in their living room in the dead of night, they have gone on to produce three more records, each time refining the process and honing their production skills – Mynd, Live in Calstock, and Watershed (which garnered them a second nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards in 2016).

Edgelarks, which is both their new band name and their fourth studio album, is their most innovative work to date.

Lara Conley 
Lara Conley is a UK based Singer – Songwriter and Bodhran player. Her solo album ‘Wild Water’ was launched with a tour in Morrocco in 2017. Her songs have included charity commissions in support of gender equality and friendly beekeeping as well as being requested for celebrations and commemorations.
Friday 11 January
Contra (American Barn) Dance - Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - Stick the Fiddle.
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 12 January
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Childs - 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
Sunday 13 January
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 14 January
 
Tuesday 15 January
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden
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 16 January
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Stringaccord - Ian Ludbrook.
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 17 January
 
Friday 18 January
 
Saturday 19 January
Stoke Gabriel Wassail.
A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’, 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. There will also be folk music; local food and drinks and licensed bar. The Apple Blessing Ceremony and lantern procession take place within the village orchard with wassail songs led by Rosa Rebecka.
Loveworthy - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets £6.00
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

LOVEWORTHY plays 'TILT'   -  a new set of songs for 2019, with which he hopes to take his bearings, stabilise, correct the listing from port and level out once again. Aided with only an acoustic guitar, and HB pencil, his wits and vocal chords ....... Loveworthy takes aim once again. Proceeds to The Plough and Bude Refugee Support Group.

Sunday 20 January
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 21 January
 
Tuesday 22 January
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 23 January
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Janet Bulpin
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 24 January
 
Friday 25 January
Burns Night Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance, £11.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, 12 to 18 free. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.
Blue Jewel is one of the most sought after ceilidh bands in the south west, playing mostly Irish tunes (on fiddles and bouzouki) for English country dances, with a sprinkling of great dances from elsewhere in Europe. Caller Kip is relaxed and clear, making it all easy and fun. From novice dancers to the more experienced, children to the silver-haired, you’re guaranteed to have a great time! “The Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band is absolutely fantastic! They stand out not only because of the quality of the musicians but also because the caller gives the ceilidh such a fun atmosphere. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.” Lindsay Braga
An Evening with Jim Causley
St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
7.00pm
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and his 'Evening with' concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed.
Saturday 26 January
Sound of Sirens
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

West Country folk-rock duo Sound Of The Sirens have announced their new album, This Time, out January 25th via DMF Records, as well as a 21-date UK tour starting in January. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.

This Time – the follow-up to their debut album, For All Our Sins, which was released in 2017 to widespread praise – continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies over 15 heartfelt tracks.

Throughout the album, Sound Of The Sirens – duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood – blend intoxicating vocal harmonies with beautifully crafted instrumentals to create a seamless collection of captivating tracks. ‘Troubles’, the first track to be taken from the album, is a rousing and emotive ode to overcoming issues, amid inspiring lyricism and graceful cadences.

RSVP Bhangra Band
Oakford Village Hall, nr Tiverton
7.30pm
The evening event is £17.50 per person, and will include a tasty curry selection Supper from 7pm. There will also be a pay bar. Bollywood Costumes encouraged! Tickets from 01398 351682 or email
RSVP is a Bhangra band that blends traditional Punjabi celebratory folk music with Western musical influences to create a sound that is unusual when heard by mainstream listeners, but none of that matters, because their ability to perform to a crowd is perfect. Their stage personalities are lovable, the Asian drumbeats are infectious, and the Western slant gives the crowd something unique to enjoy. With musicians drawn from one family, wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music. RSVP will be bringing their Big Bhangra Beats and engaging, interactive vibe so be prepared to learn some Bhangra grooves and moves and get ready to party. 
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Exeter Ceilidhs - Pigs Might Fly
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
Admission £8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Jezz Lowe

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 27 January
 
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 28 January
 
Tuesday 29 January
 
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 30 January
 
Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Raleigh Reelers - Ray Goodswen       
Thursday 31 January
 
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)