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Page last updated on 13-04-2019
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Monday 1 July
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 2 July
 
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
 
Friday 5 July
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
South Brent Folk Day
Sunday 7 July
 
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
Book by email
Monday 8 July
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers
Tuesday 9 July
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
Wednesday 10 July
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 11 July
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
Friday 12 July

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

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 Chrous
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
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
 
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 16 July
 
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
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 18 July
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
Chagstock Festival
Saturday 20 July
Chagstock Festival
Sunday 21 July
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
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
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Colin Andrews     
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 25 July
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
Friday 26 July
 
Saturday 27 July
 
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
 
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