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Page last updated on 17-06-2018
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Sunday 1 July
Cosgrave & Banks - Sharpham Trust Open Day, Ashprington TQ9 7UT. A welcome return to the stunning setting of Sharpham, on the river Dart, near Totnes.  Folk duo Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have built a reputation for top quality musicianship and entertainment. “An eclectic mix of material, underpinned by top quality musicianship; a varied and highly entertaining programme” – Folk On The Moor Folk Club. “One of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures.” – Topsham Folk Club. “A sublime concert, complete with quirky intros; a sumptuous musical journey far and wide across the UK and Europe.” – Cheriton Fitzpaine Village Hall. "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  – Tom McConville Go to website for more information
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Molly Evans and Jack Rutter - Book by email
Monday 2 July
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 3 July
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
Wednesday 4 July

The Groove is not Trivial - Film about Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 7.00pm To purchase tickets go to website.
A film about inspiring Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. Fan force work on ticket sales: If enough tickets are purchased, the film goes ahead (reimbursement offered if it doesn't).
For more information and tickets go to website

 

Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Stick the Fiddle - Colin Andrews
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - John & Mary Brock - Jane Thomas - Halsway TBC
Thursday 5 July
Sarah McQuaid - Parish Hall, The Green, Manaton, nr Bovey Tracey TQ13 9UJ - 7.30pm Tickets £8.00. Telephone Jenny 01647 221600 or Rie 01647 221671 to reserve tickets.
Sarah's second visit to Manaton. 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: “One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.” – The Huffington Post.
Friday 6 July
Maddy and the Chaps - Welcome Inn, Dawlish Warren - 8.00pm. Maddy and the Chaps will be playing their foot tapping acoustic sound, and kicking off the summer in style down at Dawlish Warren.
Saturday 7 July

"Folk and More" - Kingskerswell Village Hall, School Road, Kingskerswell TQ12 5DJ - 7.30pm
On the bill are Harpingmad, the Cornelius Family, Graham Butterfield and Folk Inspired (Chris & Paul Woodhouse). Tickets are now on sale from Chris & Paul 07894 961010, email and at the Garden Gate (the wool & knitting shop) in the main street Kingskerswell, tel 01803 873534.

7th Annual South Brent Folk Day
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club -  Aileen Wills - Quantock Quareders  - 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
Sunday 8 July
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 9 July
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers
Tuesday 10 July
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
Wednesday 11 July
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Aileen Wills
Thursday 12 July

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £17.50 - including a glass of Mill Punch (price covers the music only) Visit website

Welcoming Paul Lamb back to the Mill, this time with his band, with a promise of a wonderful equilibrium of real blues, boogie, swing and a good time jump, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes will definitely be blowing up a storm. ‘Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come“ Blues Print Magazine

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s outside courtyard, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

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 - Phil Beer (£10.00 ticketed reserved bookings, telephone Anne Gill 01803 290427)

Friday 13 July
Gone Cuckoo - the compelling tale of a bird's journey - Totnes Methodist Church, 40 -42 Fore Street, TQ9 5RP Totnes - 7.30pm. For information go to FaceBook page
"Musicianship and performance-art meet history and myth...a tour de force!"

Joshua and Malcolm Green will take you on a compelling journey into the world of the cuckoo, weaving together songs and stories of this extraordinary bird.

South Devon Storytellers are delighted to welcome Malcolm and Joshua Green all the way from Newcastle for this storytelling piece with a difference.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance, £9.00 on the door. Tickets available at TicketSource
the Kit Hillbillies - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm. Go to website for more information or telephone 01726 879500

The return of the Kit Hillbillies with old-timey, good-timey bluegrass. With rousing vocal harmonies that smuggle in some darkly humorous local references.

Some instrumental tasting notes: Banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, double bass. Vigorous, expressive & unvarnished, with a crisp percussive finish. Think Betty Stogs rather than Harvey’s Bristol Cream.

Their music has been described as the sound of Woody Guthrie chasing Earl Scruggs in a stolen hay lorry. It was summed up more simply by the Guardian journalist Tim Dowling, who often writes about music: “The Kit Hillbillies: Excellent. See them soon.”

Phil Beer in Concert by Candlelight - St Petrock’s Church, Clannaboroough, nr Crediton EX17 6DA - 6.00pm - Tickets £15.00+ from WeGotTickets or email. Please telephone 01363 82379 for more details.
A rare opportunity to experience a performance by the multi talented musician Phil Beer at this very special venue by candlelight. An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Set within the grounds of Clannaborough Barton Farm and on the Two Moors walk, St Petrock’s is one of only a few remaining Churches not to have electricity. This beautiful building will only accommodate an intimate audience (max 60). All profits will go towards The Church Wall fund. Sadly, due to restrictions on site, there is no wheel chair access.
Contra Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm  - Caller Jeremy Child music Chris Jewell. A monthly series of Contra Dances. 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 14 July

The O'Marleys - The Bowling Green Pub29-30 Blackboy Rd, Exeter EX4 6ST. 9.30pm end 11.30pm.
4 piece band with guitar, fiddle, Bodhran and Banjo. 

Phil Beer in Concert by Candlelight - St Petrock’s Church, Clannaboroough, nr Crediton EX17 6DA - 6.00pm - Tickets £15.00+ from WeGotTickets or email. Please telephone 01363 82379 for more details.
A rare opportunity to experience a performance by the multi talented musician Phil Beer at this very special venue by candlelight. An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Set within the grounds of Clannaborough Barton Farm and on the Two Moors walk, St Petrock’s is one of only a few remaining Churches not to have electricity. This beautiful building will only accommodate an intimate audience (max 60). All profits will go towards The Church Wall fund. Sadly, due to restrictions on site, there is no wheel chair access.
Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid Bideford Sea Cadets
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - With featured performers Martin & Shan Graebe. Specialists in the collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould but Martin is an acclaimed songwriter in his own right too.
Sunday 15 July
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Marion Fleetwood - Book by email
Monday 16 July
 
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 17 July
 
Wednesday 18 July
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Stringaccord - Aileen Wills - Halsway TBC
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Bridgewater Band - Robert Blackborow   
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 19 July
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Nick Dow - 7.30pm

Nick has been singing and collecting traditional songs for over forty years.  He has a particular interest in the music of travelling people. Nick is acknowledged as an expert in West Country folk song. He sings both unaccompanied and with guitar.

With his fine rich voice and superb guitar playing you will hear a great ballad singer of English traditional songs. His Latest CD “ My love you have won to keep” has had rave reviews.

Friday 20 July
New regular monthly Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge, Dartington TQ9 6JD. All musicians welcome, all styles; songs; tunes. Start 8.30pm

Irish Set Dancing in Exeter
Consisting of jigs, slides, polkas and reels Irish set dancing is a fun, vibrant and fresh style of dancing. With four couples in a set of eight dancers it is lively, energetic, and great fun.

Each set is made up of a number of figures, usually between 3 – 6 figures for each set and will take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to complete a full set.

Irish set dancing has been running in Newton Abbot for many years and now this popular, social dance will be happening in Exeter on a regular basis at St Thomas Church Hall, Church Road, Exeter EX4 1AP. No experience or partner required, all dances will be taught and called throughout.

Friday evenings: May 18th, June 15th, July 20th - 7.45pm to 10.00pm. £5.00 on the door 

For further information, contact John on 07903 125606 or email  

Chagstock Festival
Saturday 21 July
Chagstock Festival
Sunday 22 July
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 23 July
Julie Felix - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ - 7.00pm.
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. Go to FaceBook for more information
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 24 July
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 25 July

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Monty Crook       
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 26 July

Boo Hewerdine - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £17.50 - including a glass of Mill Punch (price covers the music only) Visit website

After a sell out 2017 gig at the Mill, we are delighted to welcome back acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine who, this year will be performing outside in our courtyard.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s outside courtyard, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - A week early this month due to the carnival procession
Friday 27 July

Mark T - Folk/Blues Concert - West Anstey Village Hall, Yeo Mill, West Anstey, Devon EX36 3NU - 7.00pm. Tickets £7.00.

Originally from Hereford, but now living near Reading, Mark T. has been playing his unique blend of folk, blues and roots music since the mid-eighties, solo and in the company of esoteric collaborators The Brickbats, roots rock band Rootdogs and more recently with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band). High points have included an Arts Council award for his LP The Room, main stage Saturday night appearances at the Bracknell, Pontardawe and Christchurch festivals as well as sessions for BBC radio 2 live from their Paris theatre London and Pebble Mill in Birmingham plus gigs in Denmark, Italy and two tours of France. Also of note was a recent performance in the Salon Noir cave in Niaux, France amongst the 15,000 year old cave paintings. His new CD 'From Blues to Rembetika' has received excellent reviews in all areas of the music press.

Saturday 28 July
 
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Tim Edey  
How can one man be a virtuoso musician on two such different instruments?  Tim Edey is – on both guitar and melodeon he is quite exceptional.  Originally from Kent but of Irish descent, Tim honed his style of playing by shutting himself away in his bedroom, listening to his musical heroes, and practicing until he could make the same sounds as they did – and then exceeded them!  He has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/contemporary roots music, including The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Stockton’s Wing, Dougie MacLean and Mary Black, to name just a few!  He’s now a name on the world stage in his own right, and is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodeon and guitar players, with a personality to match.  An evening with Tim is a stunning mix of world music-inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, plus chorus songs for an audience to partake in, and above all, a highly entertaining night of musical genius.  

 

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 29 July
 
Regular events 5th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Steve Tilston and Jezz Lowe - Book by email
Monday 30 July
 
Regular events 5th Monday
Tuesday 31 July
 
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club