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Monday 1 July
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 2 July

World Unlimited - Chance McCoy
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Chance McCoy is a Grammy winning Indie Folk musician from West Virginia. After receiving a grant to study with old master musicians from the Appalachian Mountains, he went on to win the Fiddle, Banjo and Dulcimer championships in his home state. In 2012 Chance was living in a run down cabin when a cold call from Old Crow Medicine Show landed him an invite to join the legendary Americana band of ‘Wagon Wheel’ fame.

 

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 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
Wednesday 3 July
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Gill Spence
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall Simon Maplesden - Quantock Quarenders
Thursday 4 July

Tom Dale - First Thursday Club
The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Doors 8.00pm.
£5.00 entry.
Using slide guitar, fingerpicking and open tunings on clawhammer banjo, fiddle and tongue-blocked harmonica, Cornish musician Tom Dale draws heavily on his blues, gospel and mountain influences.
The First Thursday Club is held on the first Thursday of each month in The Hourglass, an indie gastropub in Melbourne Street, just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover, Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke.

 

Bicton Folk Session
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Enjoy an evening of lively, foot-tapping music when local musicians get together for an open acoustic session featuring accordions, violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, pipes, bodhrans etc. Anyone can come and join in, lead a tune or just enjoy listening to the amazing sound created by the performers. The session usually includes lots of jigs, reels, polkas, airs and shanties, but anything can happen!

Lvov Affair
Ashburton Arts Centre, West St Ashburton TQ13 7TD
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00, £8.00, £5.00. (This is a live recording concert and £10.00 ticket holders will receive a free CD). Tickets available from WeGotTickets or on the door. To reserve tickets, email  Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website

Led by accordionist Basil Bunelik who grew up in the Ukrainian town of Lvov, his trio plunder the richness of East European folk music and present a wonderful variety of music and songs from Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Romania, including klezmer and gypsy all played with authentic style and passion. Visit Lvov Affair website

 

Friday 5 July
Cup O'Joe with David Benedict
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £13.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £10.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £6.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
Northern Irish Bluegrass and Folk trio will be playing their original music with special guest mandolinist David Benedict from the USA bluegrass band Mile Twelve
Barn Dance with Fiddlers on the Green caller Ken Hudson
Village Hall, West Charleton, nr Kingsbridge TQ7 2AG
7.00pm
Tickets £8.00 (U12s free). Telephone 01548 852670.
Charity event in aid of W.O.R.K. (Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya). Bar. BYO food to share.
Michelle Lewis - Support: Greg Hancock.
Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
Doors
tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
More polished than folk and more personal than pop, Michelle writes intensely visual songs with a gut punch of emotion. She explores life’s defining moments. Her lyrics find beauty in sadness, her music is rich with melody. Intimate folk lyrics wash over a whirlpool of lush production. Guided by her musical influences — Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Jewel among others — Michelle’s style is truly her own. With hypnotic finger-style guitar melodies she moves swiftly and lightly over the guitar, an exacting technique applying all five fingers to plucking patterns that build immersive melodies. Her live shows contain an astonishing lack of strumming. www.michellelewismusic.com. Support: Greg Hancock.
Louis Thorne Trio
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
A Cornish based musician, playing a fun new style of indie folk. Soulful tones and rustic sounds with easy to listen to uplifting lyrics.
Jim Causley - ‘Traditional Songs of Devon’
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £120.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

A proud Devonian, Jim Causley has dedicated much of his career to researching and reviving the forgotten gems of songs from his native western peninsula.

Drawing from the collections of Victorian folksong collectors such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Cecil Sharp as well as more modern collectors and writers including Cyril Tawney and Tony Rose, living singers as well as a few of his own self-penned hits, Jim presents an evening jam-packed with Devonshire delights that richly bring to life the distinct flavour of music-making from this unique corner of the British Isles. From Arscott of Tetcott to Widecombe Fair and everything in between, this show is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Devon’s rich musical culture.

More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter and musician Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, last year he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song about Dartmoor tin mining 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special. 2017 was also the centenary of Jim’s relative; the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley and award winning filmmaker Jane Darke made a specially commissioned biographical film about the poet which aired on BBC4 TV on 1st October as part of the Centenary celebrations. The soundtrack to the film was composed entirely by Jim and featured music from his 2013 album ‘Cyprus Well’ of musical settings of Charles’ work.

Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!

 

Saturday 6 July
Music on Saturday
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Enjoy 2 hours of live music when a local artist showcases their musical prowess for your entertainment. Artist to be announced.

SHORE TO SHORE Folk Music from Newfoundland and England’s Westcountry

Torbay Inclusion Festival
Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE  
Early Afternoon performance
Enquiries Telephone 01803 293593

‘Shore to Shore’ is a concert tour given by Newfoundland’s Jim Payne and Devon’s Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker of Wren Music - Hearty choruses, story song and ballads and foot tapping instrumentals featuring the fast driving tunes of Newfoundland and their rhythmic English cousins. Guitars, Accordions, 4-stop melodeons, strong vocal harmonies and much more.

Together the performers will be exploring songs they have shared for over thirty years - songs that demonstrate the cultural and musical links between the county of Devon and the former Dominion of Newfoundland. Many people in Newfoundland, who took the Devon songs with them, can trace their ancestry to Devon. In this series, the three performers compare and contrast various versions from both sides of the Atlantic.   

The three performers are also experienced workshop leaders and music educators and can offer talks or practical workshops as supplements to the main concert.

From the chair of The Devonshire Association following the 2017 ‘Shore To Shore’ tour

“Most memorable of all was the way in which Marilyn, Paul and Jim's music threaded its way through everything - I have been playing 'From Shore to Shore' whenever I want to recall the genuine happiness that permeated our celebrations.  How wonderful to have given such riches to so many; we are all in your debt.” Peter Beacham

South Brent Folk Day
Sunday 7 July
Fire Exit
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
An afternoon of traditional jazz in the company of  talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols,  Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw and Paul Barnham who will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.
"The Truth About Love"
St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD
5.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance email, £12.00 door, U16 free. All proceeds Rowcroft Hospice.
A concert of songs about love, ranging from the really popular classical arias and musicals to lighter, comical pieces with a sprinkling of folk/Celtic songs - featuring international opera stars Alison Kettlewell from Devon and Louise Walsh from London who has played the lead role in many operas and starred in Phantom of the Opera in the West End who have very generously agreed to give time and talent to charity, together with pianist Joyce Clark, Tom Morris (tenor) and close harmony quartet DCHQ who sing a selection varying from American and Welsh folk, to blues, to Elvis!
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Ryan Young
Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF
8.00pm
£10.00(+) adv/£12.00 door, tickets available online at WeGotTickets or at Sunday night folk evenings at the Globe, Topsham. All enquiries telephone 01392 875332.
Ryan Young, who is a young fiddle player from Scotland, has exploded onto the tradititional scene in the last 18 months - one of a ‘new wave’ of young players bringing fresh and inventive ideas to traditional Scottish music. Ryan focuses mainly on Scottish music, bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. He is accompanied here by Jenn Butterworth on guitar.
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Trials of Cato
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£12.00 - Book by email
Dubbed "a real discovery on the folk circuit in recent times" by Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe, this 3 piece band formed whilst living in Beirut, although they hail from Yorkshire and N Wales. With guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and vocals, their music has traditional roots but they have evolved thier own distinctive sound and energetic performance style.
Monday 8 July
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers
Tuesday 9 July

World Unlimited - Sarah Savoy Trio Postponed
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email

From a legendary traditional music family from Louisiana we bring you Sarah Savoy with band - guaranteed to conjure up images of smoky bars, dangerous men and women, beer and cigarettes, dance and the heady inspirational eras of Louisiana music. Born and raised in Savoy, Louisiana, in a family considered "Cajun royalty", father, Marc, makes the Acadian brand accordion, considered to be the finest single-row diatonic in the world; mother, Ann, wrote the reference on Cajun music, "Cajun Music:, A Reflection of a People"

Also a certified chef and has been executive chef of three different restaurants in Paris, she's published a cookbook on Cajun food, "The Savoy Kitchen: A Family History of Cajun Food" and has performed cooking demonstrations around the world, including the US, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, France and Morocco.

Playing music from the heart of Cajun country and damn fine too. Sarah Savoy has been referred to as a "Louisiana singer with hell-raising credentials", singing and playing as multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, doing mostly traditional Cajun music, spiced with a fairly rough rock-n-roll attitude then toned back a bit by country ballads and blues, covers by Johnny Paycheck and George Jones, and then simmering all that down with some sexy Zydeco numbers.

From accordion to guitar to washboard or triangle, Sarah's vocal style has been compared to that of Patsy Cline, Patti Smith and Wanda Jackson, her musicians are all multi-instrumentalists as well and thoroughly enjoy switching around on stage.

 

 

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 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
Wednesday 10 July

The Beehive Acoustic Café
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Free entry
A supportive open mic session in the Beehive bar with host and guitarist Terry Stacey. Come along to listen or to play.

Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 11 July

Rise
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.30pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
RISE (aka Jo Beth Young) is an English songwriter whose relentlessly authentic songs and mesmeric voice cut deep into the fabric of human frailty with a visionary sound swaying hypnotically between dream folk and progressive grit; at times dark but always beautiful.

 

Open Mic
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
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 and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.
Eve Selis
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only).
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website
Eve’s previous visits to the Mill have brought the house down! San Diegobased Eve converts country, R&B, blues, folk and rock ’n’roll into a musical force that stops you in your tracks. This gifted writer and electrifying singer has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Melissa Etheridge, and numbers Bob Harris among her fans – “One of the best shows I’ve ever seen in the UK”.
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BB2

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Dartmoor 4
Dartmouth Inn, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5EL
8.00pm
£6.00 non performers £5.00 performers.
Bill is a fine performer of Devon songs and stories. As well as being members of the Dartmoor pixie band Jason Rice is a champion step dancer, Mark, as well as running the folk festival and playing the accordion has his 100 year old dancing doll and Rob is a highly renowned 5 string banjo player. This will be a brilliant evening celebrating Dartmoor tradition.

SONG - Wadebridge Folk Club - Rob Barratt (Comic Poet & Entertainer)
Friday 12 July
Boundless Brothers
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
Renowned for their piercing lyrics, timeless melodies and hypnotic harmonies, there’s a magic in the air when Boundless Brothers play live.

Ever since being showcased by the likes of The Guardian and BBC Introducing, Sam Wilson (lead vocals and guitar), Seb Wilson (bass guitar) and Bo Payne (drums) have taken the music industry by storm – wooing crowds across the UK and playing everywhere from Oceanfest and Looe Music Festival to Shrewsbury Festival, Clarence Park Festival and Port Eliot. Having played over eighty gigs in 2018, after the release of their new single Cause & Effect last month, and with their new EP scheduled for release this summer, Boundless Brothers are on a roll - and loving every minute of it!

Gigspanner Big Band
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets Full £22.00 - Supporter £20.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
BBC folk winners Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin join forces with Peter Knight’s Gigspanner. Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, they produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”.

 

Contra (American Barn) Dance Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - to be confirmed
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
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 13 July

Rakes Adrift 
The Old Mill Beer Festival, Ossaborough Lane, Woolacombe EX34 7HJ
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Joe Whibley and Robert Garbett
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Singer songwriter Robert Garbett and guitar virtuoso Joe Whibley join forces to bring you an afternoon of fine music featuring a selection of interesting covers along with some very impressive originals. Both artists have many years of experience writing and performing so you can expect a very polished show.

(Folk) Rock N Soul Night
Abbotskerswell Village Hall, Slade Lane, nr Newton Abbot TQ12 5YF
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 from Lis on 07798 771046, or from Central Stores in Abbotskerswell, Bishopsteignton Stores and Ring of Bells in Bishopsteignton. Buy online and/or read lots more about this local heart transplant story.
A benefit evening for Eliza's Let The Beat Drop. Join us for a fabulous evening of music and laughter with family and friends, to celebrate life and help Eliza's Fundraising Campaign! Enjoy the lively 5 piece folk/rock band Mother's Ruin, who always bring a fun vibe with their roots/rockabilly renditions, and dance the night away to the superb sounds of The Bishopsteignton Commitments, a fantastic 13 piece soul band who deliver everything with magnificent panache. Bar, light refreshments, raffle.

Maddy and the Chaps
Snooky Fest, Dawlish Warren
All day
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds

The return of the Sailing Club's Rear Admiral, non other than the celebrated Steve Knightley as part of his 'Roadworks' tour
St Pancras Church in the heart of Widecombe village
Doors 7.00pm start 7.30pm.
Tickets £18.00. Tickets available from Daf Edwards email or telephone 07957 280129 or visit the Widecombe Sailing Club website.
There will be a pay bar. The church is known as The Cathedral of the Moor due to its excessive size for such a small village. Surrounded by moorland hills and facing a rising moon, on a midsummer evening the atmosphere is magical. No dinner option this time but The Old Inn is just across the road and open all afternoon and evening. Telephone 01364 621207 if you would like to book a table.

Steve  returns to Widecombe to present 'Roadworks'– a show which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018 tour of The Cafe on the Green*: 'Songs and Stories'. This stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy.

 

Ninebarrow in concert with Glorious Chorus
St John's Church, 26 Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD
7.30pm
Price £12.0010.00 concessions. Concession price applies to Students, Under 18’s, OAPs and unemployment/disability claimants. For tickets and more information go to website

Hungrytown
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Folk-Americana duo Hungrytown are Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. These favourites of the UK acoustic touring circuit have travelled extensively internationally and are known for their exceptional songwriting, singing, harmonizing and performing talents.

 

The Lost Sound with Chris Hoban - Loving Folk
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF
7.30pm
Tickets £8:50 in advance and £10.00 on the door. Tickets from Eventbrite or email.

We're delighted to have Chris Hoban back as our special guest. He is a superb composer and arranger - especially for voices and we love his work. Chris will sing his own set of beautifully penned songs - including some new ones.

We have a set of fabulous tunes that are filled with love, joy, insight and fun. With some big choral blues with pounding rhythms to the stunning simplicity of a Northumbrian song, for 3 voices. We have a programme that will hopefull satisfy all your folky longings!

 

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Frances Oates and Jovial Crew 
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 14 July
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Tim Royce and Steve Songi - 5.00pm
Acoustic guitar & vocals plus double bass - country, folk, blues and ballads - mellow to rocking. Tim and Steve stamp their own unique sound onto a huge repertoire ranging from Elvis to Elton, James Taylor to Jimi, Simon & Garfunkel to the Stones, Nick Drake to Dylan, and loads more too numerous to fit in here... Why be anywhere else?

Exmouth Irish Session - 8.00pm
Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to an evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts a session featuring singers and musicians from all over Devon. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

World Unlimited - Wille & The Bandits
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
An acoustic evening with Wille & The Bandits. “Wille and the Bandits are taking roots music to a new level” Rootstime Magazine. Wille and the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from Folk and World music to Blues and Rock. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt’s Upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing. Often likened to the greats of the 70’s such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and Pink Floyd, this comparison, although bold, only scrapes the surface of the Bands influences and sound.

 

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

Tunelink TradFest
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
A day of traditional folk music and dance for all ages. Workshops, performances and sessions throughout the day.
Morning workshops 11.00am - 12.30pm - entry to all workshops: £10.00
Scandinavian Music - with Griselda Sanderson. Swedish and Norwegian repertoire for melody instruments.
Fretted Strings Group - with Louis Bingham. Celtic and old time music for mandolin, guitar, bouzouki, banjo etc.
Band with Song - with Phil Hogg. Learn and arrange a folk song together. Singers and players of all abilities welcome, bring your instrument if you have one.
Afternoon workshop 1.30-3.00pm - entry: £5.00
Circle Dancing - join the tutors and participants from Tunelink South West and learn traditional circle dances from Brittany, Cornwall and Guernsey. Social dancing for all.
Afternoon concert 4.00 - 6.00pm - Whinwhistle Hill - Tickets: £6/10/13 you choose
A dynamic new trio blending strong vocals with resonant instrumentation. Phil Hogg (piano) and Louis Bingham (cittern) combine their voices with the sympathetic strings of Griselda Sanderson (nyckelharpa & fiddle). With a mix of songs and instrumentals influenced by a number of traditions this trio takes you on winding journeys across oceans, along rivers and over high hills.
All day ticket: £20! (includes entry to 1 morning workshop, afternoon workshop and concert).book online at WeGotTickets
For all other enquiries email or telephone 07792 319809 or 01803 864286

Hungrytown
The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Folk-Americana duo Hungrytown are Vermonters Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. These favourites of the UK acoustic touring circuit have travelled extensively internationally and are known for their exceptional songwriting, singing, harmonizing and performing talents.

 

Gigspanner Big Band
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets: £20.00 advance, £21.00 door, £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

Two of our most popular bands come together for one exceptional performance. Gigspanner, formed by multi-award winning fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span), has established a reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are also well known at Calstock Arts. Their appearances together as the Gigspanner Big Band are a rare, but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting on stage chemistry.

Taking self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, they produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of subliminal musical influences.

Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 15 July

World Unlimited -Molly’s Kiss
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Brilliant, bright voices and a crazy energetic guitar … Molly’s Kiss make folk music glamorous ! Molly’s Kiss is a folk band,  lost in the middle of France. They consist of a guitar, an accordion, two voices and the will to share simple and catchy songs, folk melodies, rock energy and generosity!
Molly’s Kiss doesn’t like to beat around the bush and cuts to the chase – honest, genuine,  sincere, natural, accomplished and human, profoundly human.
These tireless globetrotters have played more than 200 concerts in France, USA and Europe since 2014. They  manage to seduce their audience with infectious melodies, on-stage energy and communicative cheerfulness.

 

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 3rd Monday
Tuesday 16 July
Folk Singaround @ The Royal Oak Nadderwater
The Royal Oak, Nadderwater, Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2JH Contact Tracey 01392272352 for more information
8.00pm
Don Gallardo New Album Tour
Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Doors 7.30pm. Start 8.00pm
Tickets £12.50 £14.00 on the door. Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am) via the Barbican Theatre website or telephone 01752 242021.

From the foot of Mount Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco and east of the Pacific shore, to East Nashville’s stubbornly independent community of young artists and musicians, singer-songwriter Don Gallardo’s path has always steered clear of the mainstream. Traces of his journey illuminate his newest album. Begin with its title, Still Here, an assertion that he has learned from life and expressed its lessons in songs.

Still Here leaves us with the knowledge that Gallardo touches us as few artists of our time can do. To longtime listeners, this is hardly news. But Still Here represents something new for Gallardo, a corner turned and a step taken upward toward a new level of creativity. “On every record I’ve released until now, I’ve written everything on my own except for a song here or there,” he says. “For this one, I wanted to step out of that box.”

So, all but two songs on Still Here were by Gallardo and a co-writer. Significantly, each is as personal as anything else in his catalogue. “I didn’t change much in the way I approached these
songs,” he points out. “What changed was the way I approach a melody. I wanted to sing melodies that weren’t like the ones I normally write. I did this to become a better singer. So I reached out to some songwriters I really like.”

With his writing and performing partners, Gallardo achieved something rare with Still Here: a perfect flow of diverse stories into a single emotional statement.

​In addition to catching one of his live shows, fans can hear Gallardo’s music prominently featured in fi the television series “The Vampire Diaries,” ABC / CMT’s “Nashville,” and Netflix series “The Ranch.

 

Wednesday 17 July
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall Jane Thomas - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - The Willow Band - Aileen Wills
Thursday 18 July
Folk and Indie Open Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
An open session featuring acoustic music performed by anyone who would like to come along to sing or play. Hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks, anyone can join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group. All abilities welcome
Trade Roots
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
Tickets £8.00   
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website Join Wren Music’s North Devon Folk Orchestra & Choir on a musical journey across the sea. Discover the fascinating history of Bideford’s trade links through songs, music, stories & images that stir the imagination and evoke times past. Trade Roots is inspired by Maggie Curtis’ ceramic trade maps and Maggie will launch her book ‘Trade Maps’ at the event.
Friday 19 July
Hello Vera and Guests
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Introducing an exciting new collaboration between talented young singer Livvy Hylton-Smith and pro-guitarist Bob King. The duo will be opening their songbook of 20th century classics, with songs like We’ll meet Again, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Cry me a River, to contemporary pieces by artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Duffy and Amy Winehouse. Livvy’s sensational voice combines perfectly with Bob’s intricate jazz guitar playing to bring a new twist to all time favourites. The duo will be joined by some of their talented musical friends.

Chagstock Festival
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 20 July

Oggle Band 
Pilton Green Man Festival
2.45pm till 3.30pm

Rakes Adrift 
Sunset Festival at Westward Ho!
7.15pm - 8.15pm. 

A Walk on the Moon Street Party
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
12 noon
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Everyone is welcome to join in a fun packed street party in Bicton Street, Exmouth, to commemorate man’s first steps on the moon.
The day will feature fun activities for children and adults, including workshops, competitions and games, lots of live music and a DJ. Drinks and street food will also be available.

Live artists include:
Steve Graham
Dave Ward and Sara Corser
Beacon School Choir
Joe Whibley and Jacob Hillman
Exmouth Shanty Men
Reefs of Moonshine
The Resident’s Band (Bob & Edd King & David Gwilliam)
DJ Mesmanic
Air Head

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy
The Alice Cross Centre, 1 -3 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT
8.00pm
Admission £10.00. For information and to reserve seats contact Hugh telephone 01626 775517 or email
This virtuoso duo create a unique sound that flows from the connection between British and American folk, bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. James Hickman's emotive vocals, driving guitar and lively English wit are complemented by Dan Cassidy's virtuosic fiddling, bone-dry irony and American drawl. Dan Cassidy (brother of the late Eva Cassidy) grew up in Maryland, but is now based in Iceland. James Hickman grew up in Shropshire on a diet of folk and bluegrass, and now tours internationally with Uiscedwr. Previous winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, expect a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey from these rising stars.


Chagstock Festival
Sunday 21 July
Nigel Challis
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Nigel is a highly accomplished guitarist and a master of country/folk finger style. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be performing a selection of popular songs including country, folk and blues classics.
The Ruggle Regatta Rescheduled from 9 June
Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TF
Free event.
Line-up: Skylark; The Old Gaffers; Wild Goose; The Widecombe Singers; Ravens Return; Banned from the Moor; Newton Bushell Morris.
Maddy and the Chaps
Ashcoombe Village Fete
From 1.00pm
Country, Folk and Celtic Sounds
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - FREE feature spot. An hour with Paul Downes and Warwick Downes joining
forces with concertina supremo Martyn Bradley.
The Globe Hotel, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HR
8.00pm
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Reg Meuross
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£10.00 Book by email
The 2019 "Soloist of the Year" award at Folking.com further confirms Reg's status as an outstanding singer/songwriter, who produces deeply meaningful, highly moving songs and accompanies them on guitar with captivating melodies. Protest songs, love songs, historical story songs and social comment are all part of his extensive repertoire. 
Monday 22 July
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 23 July
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 24 July
Silvington - Cotehele Quay (National Trust) Lunchtime 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Colin Andrews     
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 25 July
Bicton Folk Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks hosts a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers, musicians and poets perform individually and as a group. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of varied and lively traditional acoustic music.

Hat Fitz & Cara
Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock, PL18 9QA
Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm.
Tickets £10.00 from the Limekiln Gallery, Calstock Post Office or website or £12.00 on the door
Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara draws on her soul background, and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.

 

Tipitina
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only).
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website
Another return visit to the Mill from this wonderful trio. Their music is a life-enhancing blend of swing, boogie woogie, jive and blues in the New Orleans tradition. Championed by BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones, the band had us dancing in the aisles on previous visits. “Vocalist Debbie Jones is as sultry as a night downtown, Justin Randall’s piano boogies like there’s no tomorrow... Glorious”(The Mail).
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Five Finger Eddie
Friday 26 July
FOS Brothers
Kings Arms Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX66 6EE
8.30pm
Free
Dumbo's Feather
The Swan Inn. The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5ET
9.00pm
Dumbo's Feather will be playing at a brand new venue when they perform at the three day annual beer and cider festival. There will be a whole host of top local acts performing over the 3 days including The Barefoot Bandit, Eat The Rich, Poppy Fardell, Hot Jazz, David Clement and The Budleigh Ukelele Group.

As always, we'll be performing a mix of lightning fast reels, jigs, polkas, slow airs, and a healthy mix of traditional Irish and Scots folk songs.
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 return with their unique brand of Cornish folk-rock harmony. Since their last appearance with us, they’ve played the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Week with The Wurzels, Looe Saves the Day, as well as appearances on BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Spotlight. Plus there’s a new CD in the can. This event is part of Calstock Heritage Weekend, so this is the time to visit the village if you like steamboats, folk music, Morris dancing, sea shanties and drinking and lazing on the quay, hopefully in the sun! 
Saturday 27 July
Lapstock Festival - FOS Brothers
Mill House, Lapford, Crediton, EX17 6PU
Go to website for more information
Mike Cosgrave & Richie Evans Live at The Thirsty Farmer
Thirsty Farmer, Whimple, Exeter, EX5 2QQ
4.00pm and 6pm.
Two of the South West's most prolific acoustic musicians shall be getting together as a duo for the first time at The
Mike Cosgrave is a multi-instrumentalist of national renown, most notably with multi-award winning top English folk musician Jackie Oates, playing guitar, keyboards, accordion, whistle with a remarkable degree of skill that sees him in demand with multiple nationally rated acts as the go-to sidesman of choice.
Richie Evans has been a genre-leaping frontman of multiple south-west based acts over the last 10 years, performing soul, traditional folk, Americana, Country and R&B in several highly regarded award-winning and nominated acts, singing and playing multiple instruments.
Together, they usually play in top traditional folk act Dumbo's Feather, and they'll be performing a mix of acoustic soul, country, folk and American roots music from some of their favourite artists at The Thirsty Farmer.
Pirates of St Piran
Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock, PL18 9QA
Music from 7.30pm.
Tickets £8.00 from  Calstock Box Office, Gunnislake Post Office, The Lime Kiln Gallery or website or £10.00 on the door.
These swashbuckling pirates will be singing shanties and telling us about the ways of priates, there might even be a sword fight or two! Great uplifting entertainment as part of the heritage weekend. Come along and join in.
Reefs of Moonshine
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Enjoy an afternoon of very chilled music in the company of acoustic duo Reefs of Moonshine. Lisa’s angelic voice is beautifully complemented by Nick’s intricate guitar playing to create a very polished sound. The duo will perform their own arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.
Spooky Men's Chorale with special guests the Glorious Chorus
Civic Hall, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF
7.30pm
Tickets £22.00 and £18.00 concessions Available from website
The manchoir emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 15 years ago and, armed with no more than their impressively cavernous vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats, have been gleefully wooing audiences throughout Australia, NZ and the UK ever since. Brandishing a shiny brand new CD Welcome to The Second Half, the magnificent, craggy ensemblage of heavenly singing male bodies return to the UK in 2019, ever more comfortable with their whimsical humour and musical breadth – a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers and immaculate man anthems. Acclaimed a capella choir Glorious Chorus will be supporting.
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Helen North

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.
Sunday 28 July
Acoustic Strawbs
Tavistock Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT
7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 - £15.00 Wharf Music Club - Box office 01822 611166 - Visit website for more information and tickets.
The classic line-up, David Cousins, Dave Lambert play an unplugged set. From acoustic to electric and back again is a journey the Strawbs make with consummate musical ease. The band’s leading light Dave Cousins began his creative career by serving his apprenticeship in the reflective, accomplished world of British traditional folk. Back when they were known as The Strawberry Hill Boys, they enjoyed the eternal distinction of having the legendary vocalist Sandy Denny in the line-up. Decades on, the Strawbs are among the best purveyors of this musical heritage around today.
Sara Corser & Dave Ward
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Two of the Bicton’s favourites bring you an afternoon of popular songs covering a wide range of musical genres from folk to rock, reggae to pop. Sara’s powerful voice is perfectly complimented by Dave’s rousing guitar and vocals when the duo put their unique twist on some all time favourites from the 60s to the present day.
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 29 July
 
Regular events 5th Monday
Tuesday 30 July
 
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Exmouth Folk Club Cancelled this month
Wednesday 31 July