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Thursday 1 June

Carrie Elkin (with Danny Schmidt) - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.00pm - tickets £10.00 advance - £12.00 on the door. Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website for tickets or more information
Austin Texas based Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of powerful women. Carrie is promoting a recently released album, her first CD in 6 years. The show will also feature her husband Danny Schmidt who will play an opening set before joining Carrie on stage for hers.

 

Exmouth Festival 2017
Shanty Cruise - from Exmouth - Join the Exmouth Shantymen onboard a Stuart Line vessel entertaining passengers and crew alike with songs and stories nautical. For further details of Exmouth Festival see website
Regular events 1st Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 2 June

Jas Walker - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 10.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn websiteTalented singer, musician and songwriter Jas has performed at venues and festivals throughout the South West and produced several successful albums. His original songs which feature powerful melodies and enchanting lyrics are beautifully rendered by his versatile voice and intricate guitar style. Today, Jas will play a selection of popular covers as well as some of his own inspirational songs.

UNICEF Concert Keith James - The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens - Teignmouth Pavillions The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG - 8.00pm - Tickets £12.00 - Box office telephone 01626 249049 email or to book tickets on-line go to website.  Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Government matched, Syrian Children's appeal.

Exmouth Festival 2017
Regular events 1st Friday
Saturday 3 June

Dave Ward - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm . Go to Bicton Inn website Exmouth troubadour Dave Ward presents an afternoon of lively folk, pop and rock classics. His repertoire features many well known songs which are guaranteed to get you singing along. Dave will be joined by several of his talented musical friends.

Sounds of the South West - Halsway Manor, National Centre for the Folk Arts Halsway Lane, Nr Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD - £15.00 - Ages 12-18 £5.00 - Under 12s free but ticket required. For more information go to website
Celebrating the Sounds of the South West! Tonight’s special gig brings together three of the finest established and emerging folk performers from the Westcountry – Jim Causley, Kitty Macfarlane and the James Findlay Trio. Camping / B&B available. Come to the fete (12-5pm) and stay on for an evening of music; arrive early and bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds (perhaps with a glass of something from our bar); or just come for the evening. If the weather’s on our side, we’ll hold the gig in the gardens, if not there’s space in the cosy comfort of the Manor house!
Jamie Yost and Jack Cookson - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. Two simmering South-West talents on show, Jack is a recent nominee for BBC's Young Folk Artist of the Year and Jamie is a sublime guitar talent and songwriter.
The Lost Sound with Mariners Away - Tavistock Town Hall - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.50+ available from website
Dartmoor folk choir The Lost Sound with Mariners Away Shanty Singers.Strong and vibrant harmonies from 2 different styles of folk from rousing Shanties to heartrending calls to the land! A boisterous and warming evening of harmony singing.
Exmouth Festival 2017
West Country Traditions Day - Exmouth
Exmouth Festival presents "West Country Traditions Day" featuring The Exmouth Shanty Men, The Old Gaffers, Back Beach Boyz and The Barnacle Buoys. Town Crier Competition, Morris Dancers, Steam Engines, Folk Singers and Shanty Sessions, Craft Demonstrations and Stalls. We are pleased to announce Davey Dodds, singer/ songwriter, formerly of the Prog Rock Band "Red Jasper" and writer of "Magpie" which has been recorded by several artist including "The Unthanks", will perform on the main stage at 3pm. We look forward to seeing friends old and new. For further details of Exmouth Festival see website
Michael Chapman - Globe Hotel, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR - 8.30pm - Tickets £15.00 from Topsham Books telephone 01392 877895.
Currently riding the crest of a new wave of admirers, thanks in no small part to articles in the Guardian, Mojo and appearing on the Jools Holland show, the world has finally woken up it seems, to Michael Chapman. With the loss of John Renbourn and Bert Jansh, Michael is almost the last man standing, the last of the legendary class of  '66, and his latest album , recorded to celebrate the 50 years since he first launched his career in Cornish folk clubs, is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Michael has long regarded the West Country as his second home and without doubt this will be a night to remember.

House Concert: Sam Green - Hatch Court, Churchstow - Sam presents his one man show of highly energised slide blues guitar. With support from local lass Eleanor Jane singer/songwriter. Donations on arrival. Email Mark for availability and reservations.

 

Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Arish Mel with Simon Maplesdon calling at Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW - 7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Tickets in advance from Bridport Music Shop, South Street and Lime Tree Deli, West Street, or telephone organiser Monty 01308 423442 or email.
See website for more information
Keith James: The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £14.00 - Box office 01752 892220. For more information and tickets go to website

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Government matched, Syrian Children’s appeal. As a gesture of belief in the possibility of harmony and understanding within all of us interwoven in today’s World. Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

Sunday 4 June
Fiddlers on the Green - Hermitage Inn, 8 Mill St., Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED - 6.00pm
Phil and Mahrey are playing as Fiddlers on the Green from 6pm till 8ish (straight after the Food and Music festival). Folk/traditional duo featuring Phil and Mahrey on fiddles, guitars, vocals and bodhran. Fast and furious reels, foot-tapping jigs, beautiful and haunting ballads. Inspired by traditional music from the British Isles and beyond.

Daniela - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Talented German singer/songwriter Daniela Ruettinger is a truly international artist who has performed at festivals and venues around the world. Her beautiful singing is complimented by her competent guitar playing when she performs a selection of folk, rock and indie covers and some of her own soulful songs.

Ceilidh - Oggle Band - Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1JR - 7.00 p.m. It is part of the Westward Ho! Sea Festival celebrations.

Irish Band The O'Marleys are the Headline act on the Diversity Stage, at The Exeter Respect Festival, Belmont Park, Exeter, Devon EX4 6SS - 5.30pm for 40 minutes.

With John on Guitar, Mac on Violin, James on Bodhran and Iowerth on 4 and 5 string Banjo there will be plenty of Irish, Scottish and American music to dance to and sing along, tunes like Swallowtail Jig, Trip to Exeter, Brian Borus march, 10 penny bit, and songs like Black velvet band, Whiskey in the Jar, Galway Girl and many more. Plenty of Irish crack and surely not to be missed.

The O'Marleys will be playing plenty of irish, Scottish and American music to finish the Festival with a bang.
Show of Hands - the new 'Garden Room' at RHS Garden Rosemoor - 5.00pm - Full £26.00 - Concession £24.00 - Supporter £20.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Plough Patrons Show of Hands return fresh from their recent concert at The Royal Albert Hall. A special evening awaits those who book early..... Please note the 5pm start time.

 

Clovelly Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 5 June

Great Western Morris - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Come and enjoy the amazing sight and sound of Gtrat Western Morris when they dance outside the Bicton. The side were started in Exeter back in the late 1960’s and as well as regular performances around Devon they have appeared at events in Ireland, France, Italy, Czech Republic, USA, and Cornwall. Something the children might enjoy!

Tuesday 6 June
Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £14.00 (£12.00) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080 For more information and tickets go to website

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

The chilling announcement of his passing has marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. With every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This world will miss him very much.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith has set to music; said to be Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from Leonard’s Album You Want It Darker released only 10 days before his death – produced by his son, Adam.

Regular events 1st Tuesday
"FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF - 2.00 - 4.00pm -
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3.00 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 7 June
Ensemble Baklava - Speakeasy, Toorak Hotel,  Chestnut Avenue  Torquay TQ2 5JS - 8.30pm - 11.00pm - £7.00 advance (go to website) £8.00 on the door
With a unique combination of instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient.
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club in Honiton - Club Callers - The  Amycrofters     
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Bicknoller VH - Jane Thomas - Iain & Nick
Thursday 8 June
Open Mic - The Hermitage, 8 Mill Street TQ7 1ED Telephone 01548 853234 - 8.00pm

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.

My Sweet Patootie - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
Contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion in one perfect package; sassy Vaudeville. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners, Sandra Swannell (violin/vocals) and Terry Young (guitar/vocals), together with UK percussionist John Jackson, the trio has a growing international reputation. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show that Driftwood Magazine describes as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy”. combining exemplary musicianship and humour in an uplifting vaudeville-style show.
Elani Evangelou - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - tickets £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. Elani Evangelou is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Devon. Born into a family of musicians, her influences span across countless genres and styles – making Elani’s sound something rather unique. The jazzy tones of Amy Winehouse covers, combined with her blues and folk original songs and even occasionally rapping – An eclectic performance not to be missed.
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Eileen Nightingale - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 - Graham Hine - Graham Hine is one of the legendary greats from the UK blues revival of the 1960s and 70s. His album “Bottleneck Blues” on the Blue Goose label was a revelation to many. For many years the front man for Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts, his solo career continues to this day. Expect some stunning slide guitar played on his collection of 1930s fiddle-edge Dobros.
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - with guests - Cornelius Family
Friday 9 June

Shelly Beach Boys - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
They’re outrageous, noisy and completely out of control! That’s why everyone loves Exmouth’s favourite fun–time band. Join them at the Bicton tonight for another musical meltdown when they perform their exuberant renditions of pop and rock classics; guaranteed to get you singing along and tapping your feet.

Rakes Adrift in concert - Ye Olde Globe, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SG - 9.00 p.m.
The Jigantics - support Roseanna Ball - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 advance/£10.00 on the door. For more information telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

The Jigantics are an award-nominated band from the West of England whom the press has described as one of Roots music's super groups. Having built up a deserved reputation as one of the UK’s “must see” live acts, July 2016 heralded the arrival of The Jigantics sophomore release SECONDS OUT. Fatea magazine said "Seconds Out certainly disproves the theory that the best 'Americana' and 'Roots' albums are produced by our North American buddies, that much is for sure. This is an album that should, if there is any justice or taste, take The Jigantics up to the next level, and national recognition. The quality on offer here is nothing short of breath-taking.” Their debut album “Daisy Roots” featured on radio playlists in over 36 countries and garnered critical acclaim from all quarters, described as “something very special” and “Americana of the highest quality.” Live, The Jigantics are an awesome band. There’s no auto pilot here, no going through the motions. The joy of making music translates easily to the audience who go home feeling they’ve been part of something very special. Never afraid to mix musical styles, but always with a touch of class, The Jigantics foot-tapping, feel good and totally convincing tearjerkers makes for a remarkable and spellbinding evenings’ entertainment.

Gallery Bar Special: Matt Taylor - 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.

Having played for many years as a member of various bands both home and abroad, playing his successful brand of home grown funk, Matt Taylor has made the leap into going it alone and released his first solo album, Ebb and Flow, returning to his roots as an acoustic finger style guitarist.

The album is a collection of original tunes for solo guitar which demonstrate Matt’s engaging compositional work and skill as a player. The album reflects not only the tranquil beauty of his surroundings in Cornwall but also a more personal journey with traces of African influence after working in Kenya for several years.

Matt’s live performances are intimate and compelling, showcasing his unique style of highly accomplished guitar playing. You will go a long way to find another acoustic guitarist with the ability to engage and entertain an audience.

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
Tatcho Drom - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £14.00 - Concession £12.00 - Supporter £10.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader's Gundula’s own original compositions. Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians.
Cosgrave & Banks - Bovey Tracey Craft Fair - 12.00 noon - 1.00pm (ish)

Mike Cosgrave and Steve Banks have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo. Mike started his musical career with renowned late 90’s Celtic/World music crossover Sin é. He has since worked with artists as diverse as the late “Celtic Soul” singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates, as well as bluegrass virtuoso’s Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross.

Steve started out as a violinist with the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra, but then moved to folk as drummer/fiddler with the Carnival Band, including their ever-popular Christmas tours with folk legend Maddy Prior. He went on to form his own band, Blue Jewel, which had a strong Devon following, and recorded two albums, with material written or arranged by Steve (Dart Songs and John Smart’s Bottle).

Both are gifted multi-instrumentalists and writers. Mike plays accordion, guitar and whistle; Steve the fiddle, vocals and guitar. Their programme is a smorgasbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). Their debut CD ‘Warp and Weft’ was released in 2016 to excellent reviews.

“Gypsy jazz, folk, classical and much more for all those who like the highest standard of musicianship… seek them out and you will be amazed.”  Whats Afoot Magazine

Regular events 2nd Friday
Saturday 10 June

South Devon Sacred Harp Singing Day - Collimation Baptist Church, High Street. EX15 1AB - 10.00am - 4.30pm. Music provided. Bring & Share lunch. Donations to cover costs.

The Travelling Talesman - London Inn, Morchard Bishop, Crediton EX17 6NW - 7.30pm - £6.50 advance, £20.00 table of four. 16 plus. Speak to Jo or Cliff, telephone 07766 342147, email
Performance storyteller presents 'Oi Sunshine!' go to website for more information
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website
To be announced
- 5.00pm

Jacob Hillman - 9.00pm
Jacob is yet another member of the brilliant band ‘Barefoot Bandid’ to demonstrate his impressive skills as a solo artist. Today this talented singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist will perform a varied mix of music including reggae, pop, rock, folk and indie, plus some songs he has written himself.

Folk concerts in Teignmouth - Saskia Griffiths-Moore & Ciaran Algar, Mother's Ruin  - Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., TQ14 9BT. 8.00pm - Tickets £12.00/£10.00 Telephone 01626 775517 for advance ticket sales or more information email Visit website
A return for Saskia who was our support guest for Sally Barker last year and gave us a highly impressive performance. ( “her pensive and positive songs exhibit a clarity of both thought and expression” - Living Tradition Magazine). For this concert she is accompanied by Ciaran Algar, one of our best young musicians, an All Ireland Champion and a winner of two BBC Radio 2 Awards with Greg Russell. (“exudes a life experience of skills honed from a myriad music sessions” -Living Tradition Magazine). Supporting them are Mother's ruin, a group of fine local musician who joined together because of their love of music and folk music in particular. They bring a sense of fun and enjoyment to their performances.
Martyn Joseph - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU - 8.00pm - £16.00+ from WeGotTickets Visit website
A jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, with a powerful show stopping voice, nicknamed “The Welsh Springsteen”! Fully seated. Licensed bar.

Ensemble Baklava - A garden gig! Part of the Bradninch Music Festival. The White Lion Inn, Bradninch, Exeter, Devon EX5 4QL
With a unique combination of instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient.

 

Mudskippers - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH - Tickets £7.00+ from WeGotTickets
Mudskippers are an acoustic-ish trio from the Exe Estuary and Exeter area of Devon, England. Known to compose beautifully rich songs influenced by many of the modern English folk legends as well as indie, progressive folk/rock, punk, pop and world music. Described as "warm, wonderful, thoughtful music" and "a band you would really enjoy listening to at a festival with a beer", Mudskipper's absorbing compositions will take you through a dynamic musical journey. 

In their softer numbers, the unusual but perfect combination of Clarinet and Cello provide a backdrop of beautiful harmonies that weave through Bully's ethereal singing. Likened to Nick Drake, their influences of contemporary/progressive folk come through strongly.  Indie pop, punk and progressive rock influences often entail a switch to Saxophone, Accordion or Penny Whistle, percussive Cello chops, strummed Guitar and emotional vocal explosion for more lively songs that will get your foot tapping. Appearances at various venues and festivals in and around Exeter, coupled with local radio play and interviews have seen them building a reputation as one of South West England's acoustic acts to watch. The band released their debut album Replacing the Stone in December 2015. 

Mudskippers' influences are varied enough that it is impossible to pigeonhole their music. Folk, indie, pop progressive rock, punk... the sound is very much their own. Their album "Replacing the Stone" is an enthralling debut, with so many layers you discover something new on every listen. (FATEA magazine)

Mudskippers' special guest will be Exeter based singer songwriter, John Gallagher.

 

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden - Jigs for Gigs - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm - Admission £7.00 - 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 -

No featured artist this time, so lots of opportunity for everyone else to perform if they want to do so.

Everyone is made welcome, whether or not they perform – audience are just as important!  It’s a friendly, fun environment for all styles and genres, and although everyone is encouraged to sing, say or play, no-one will be pushed to do so unless they want to. 

Sunday 11 June

Oggle Band concert at Barnstaple Real Food Market, (Barnstaple Pannier Market) - 11.30 am

Martin Weller - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website This pro artist needs little introduction. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the UK and abroad and has a number of successful albums to his name.  Tonight he presents an unplugged selection of pop and rock covers together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Totnes Storytell+ Story Picnic - Long Marsh (under first big tree) - From 1.00pm. Stories; poems; music & song with local performers (New performers welcome). Bring your own picnic. For more information telephone Mavis - 01364 72972, or Ruth - 01803 732312 or Lin – 01803 863558
Storytelling Sunday: Spirits of Place and Time - Endecott House, High Street, Chagford TQ13 8AY - 10am-4.30pm
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Cloud Street - It is over 6 years since we last welcomed this fabulous Australian trio to the club and this promises to be their final UK tour. Nicole, John and Emma have carved themselves a niche internationally with teriffic vocal harmonies, their arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world. Not to be missed. Book by email
Monday 12 June
 
Tuesday 13 June
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 14 June
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Graham Barrett - Fresh Aire    
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 15 June
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website

Raddon Hill Clog Morris - 8.00pm
Come and enjoy the sheer spectacle of one Devon’s famous Morris groups dancing outside The Bicton. Raddon Hill Clog Morris claim to be Exeter’s jolliest Clog Morris side and ask you to bring along nothing but a good sense of humour. Their members are drawn from right across Devon and enjoy the fun and frolics of a mixed side. This is an event children may also enjoy.
Open Folk Night - 8.30pm
Following on from Raddon Hill Clog Morris, Becky will be leading her popular informal folk session where musicians come and perform and join in with others. It usually features lots of toe-tapping jigs, reels and airs, but anything can happen!. If you sing or play, come and join in.

Worry Dolls - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
Another new act to the Mill this season are tenacious female duo, Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. The pair met up while studying in Liverpool and so their journey began as the Worry Dolls. Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice blends seamlessly with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar.2017 sees the launch of their much awaited debut album and we are sure this will be a night to remember.
To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 16 June
Matthew and Me - + Munro Fox + The Lures - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 8.00pm - £3.00 - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080 - For more information and tickets go to website

The South Devon duo of Matthew Board and Lucy Fawcett have been making huge strides forward with their wonderfully atmospheric soundscapes and poignant song-writing, and this new single Every Day follows swiftly on from the band’s acclaimed Startpoint EP, which surfaced late last year.

Built around soft synth lines, a delicately wistful vocal, and guitars lightly rushing in like brush strokes on canvas, Every Day carries the listener through a journey that feels both equally familiar and fresh and exciting.

Since their emergence Matthew and Me have quickly found themselves winning widespread support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC 6Music (Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson, Radcliffe and Maconie) and Radio X (John Kennedy), alongside performing at a series of major UK festivals that include Glastonbury, Field Day, Blissfields, and the Sea Change Festival in Totnes which they also helped to run and curate.

MenSing - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ - 7.30pm. Ticket Price: £10.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 277189/665885. - Visit website - email Tickets also available from WeGotTickets

Wren Music's Mens choir in a concert for Father's Day with Paul Wilson and invited guests

 

Hearth Vocal Trio - Littlehempston Community Space (church), nr Totnes TQ9 6LY - Doors 7.00pm. Tickets £10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door. Limited capacity, booking (and cushion for added comfort) advised. Tickets from available from website. For more information email or visit FaceBook
'Hearth' (Faith Burch, Fran André & Holly Ebony) will be joined in harmony by the voices of Emily Roblyn and Toni Spencer for some uplifting arrangements of heartfelt songs. Emily's angelic vocals will resonate in the sublime acoustic of this characterful venue in a set of her own songs and Toni will share her thoughtful and evocative poetry. Delicious range of light snacks and drinks available (cash only).

Gaz Brookfield & Ben Wain - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £6.00 advance/£8.00 on the door Standing +some seating. For more information telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Gaz Brookfield, acoustic folk singer/songwriter and contemporary balladeer featuring Ben Wain on fiddle. Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, Bristol based Gaz Brookfield has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe he remains the only unsigned solo artist to sell out The Fleece, Bristol several times.

 

19th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Round the Square Music and Arts Festival - Great Torrington
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - Dave Shepherd and Anna Pack Play the Violin and Diatonic Button Accordion - Supported by The Drones Club - 8.00pm Doors open at 7.45pm St Matthews Hall, Newtown, Exeter. EX1 2LJ Admission £7.00
Saturday 17 June
Oggle Band - 'FatBelly Festival 2017', The Cottage Inn, Lynton, EX35 6NR7.30pm.
To be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU - 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

EP Launch: Singing Stories, Weaving Tales - Friends Meeting House, off Magdalen Street, Wynards Lane, Exeter EX2 4HU - 7.30pm. Tickets £8.00+ from WeGotTickets
First EP launch by Ulrika-Igraine who has been singing and performing locally for a number of years. Launch night features a full-length performance with singing, storytelling and a variety of instruments. Prepare to dive into the fantastical world of story and song with Ulrika. Her music has been likened to Scandinavian apocalyptic folk; haunting and hypnotic with a beautiful depth and timbre. Ulrika's background in drama is evident as you find yourself captured by her emotive, animated and theatrical performance. Accompanying her will be the atmospheric Grey Chorus with haunting harmonies, not forgetting the gripping local storyteller Dave Oliver who always has something up his sleeve! More details, bookings etc
Heart of Devon of Festival
Alex Hart and her Band - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
Alex Hart is a young country/folk singer from Devon. Since releasing her first studio album ‘On This Day’ she has embarked on European and UK tours both supporting and playing in the band of Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, and held her own on a UK tour and Festivals through the South West. Alex is now working with Grammy award winner Terry Britten (famous for Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’) on new material for release in 2017, with a new band lineup that brings Vocal Harmony more to the foreground!
Ceilidh - Spinach for Norman - Caller Pam Hayes - Bratton Clovelly Village Hall, Bratton Clovelly EX20 4JT - 7.00pm. Tickets Tickets £7.50. Accompanied u14's free. For tickets telephone 01837 871498 or email or on the door.
Bar by the Clovelly Inn - food for sale and a raffle. All profits will be donated to the parish hall.
Ensemble Baklava - Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter, EX2 5JN - 8.00 - 10.00pm - £8.00 on the door
With a unique combination of instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient.
19th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Round the Square Music and Arts Festival- Great Torrington
Bookends present - Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £15.00/£14.00 concessions - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website

Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured extensively with their concerts being described as ‘simply breathtaking’. Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of images and video footage, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece and has taken Bookends to prestigious venues in the UK and America. Here many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’ and ‘The Box-er’ and Bookends’ own beautiful rendition of the unforgettable ‘Bridge Over Trou-bled Water’ With early folk gems such as the haunting ‘Sparrow’ and wonderfully poetic ‘Bleecker Street’, alongside music of Simon & Garfunkel’s solo careers, the concert is must see for any music lover.

Sunday 18 June
Moreton Music Day - Moretonhampstead
With 40 bands, 4 stages on 1 day, Moreton’s renowned music festival goes from strength to strength. Every genre of music will be represented by performers from 7 to 70 years! The Horse will host electric rock and blues bands, acoustic, jazz and folk including a ceilidh. The church will feature some of the best choirs in Devon, classical and traditional folk performances. Our newest venue the Central Cafe will host acoustic solo, duos and trios for a laid back afternoon. There’ll be food and refreshments available at all of the venues and face-painting for the youngsters. Its sure to be another music filled family day! Free entry with fundraising for MS Society UK. Follow on Twitter, Facebook, or email
Rakes Adrift  concert at The Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford EX39 2DE - 8.30 pm

James Frost & Matthew Birch - The Yoga House, Harberton, nr Totnes - 7.00pm - Entry by donation - Suggested contribution £5 - £10 (or whatever you can afford). Please contact Matthew Birch Music - go to FaceBook page for details.

Songwriter James Frost and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Birch will be travelling the UK in June to bring the music of the festivals, the campfire and the world music landscape into the heart of communities. They are playing a special intimate concert in a private studio venue in Harberton, just south of Totnes.

Expect a cosy evening of delicate fingerpicked guitar, original songwriting, the magical sounds of the pantam and mbira, poetry and collaboration. They are performers in their own right and have also recently travelled in Zimbabwe to expand their love of music.


Tash Fardell with Jas, Ian & James - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

You are guaranteed to enjoy young singer Tash Fardell when she performs a selection of popular contemporary and classic pop and indie folk. You’ll be entranced by her versatile and emotive singing and highly original renditions. Tash will be accompanied by her accomplished backing band Jas, Ian and James.

19th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Round the Square Music and Arts Festival- Great Torrington
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 19 June
Julie Felix - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ - 7.00pm - For more information go to FaceBook
Another 'Evening with...' at The Brook Inn and folk legend Julie Felix is back with us for her third appearance at the pub. Enjoy a three course meal and then an intimate gig with plenty of audience participation and stories from Julie's rich and colourful past. Star of TV and Radio throughout the 60s and 70s, we're delighted Julie's back at The Brook once again. 
Tuesday 20 June
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
The Bradninch Folk Club Guest Night is in the function room of the Castle Hotel, doors open at 7.45pm start at 8.00pm. Entry £5.00
Wednesday 21 June
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Bicknoller VH - Gill Spence - Wassall Band
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Graham Knight - Meter Rite     
Thursday 22 June

Bicton Folk Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks hosts a traditional folk night when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform.  If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Bob Fox - Caroline's Kitchen, Churston Farm Shop, Dartmouth Rd, Brixham TQ5 0LL - Doors 7.00pm. Tickets £12.00 advance available from Maggie Duffy telephone 01803 855961/07770 806083/ email. Early booking advised.
Bob is a superb musician with an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary songs he is a fine raconteur with stories as long as the Tyne from his native North East. To quote Ralph McTell: "As soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised he must have one of the best voices in England. I have always regarded him as an artist of great ability and integrity." Bob has been the Songman for the extremely popular stage show Warhorse and songs from the show are included in his repertoire.
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - End of Season Party - Bring and Share Supper - Jane Thomas - Fresh Aire
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club
Friday 23 June
Rakes Adrift - The Village Inn, Youngaton Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1HU 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Guy Somerfield - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Back by popular demand popular singer/songwriter Guy will again be performing his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring 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.

The Yellabellies - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. The Yellabellies are a high-energy four-piece band playing an infectious mix of alt-country, bluegrass and Cajun with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to the Legendary Shack Shakers and from Flaco Jimenez to the Velvet Underground all mixed up in a gumbo of Tex-Mex and cowpunk... you may well wanna yell YEEE HARRR!
Ensemble Baklava - Totnes Library, The Mansion,  Fore Street,  Totnes, TQ9 5RP - 7.30pm - 8.30pm - Ticket price to be advised
With a unique combination of instruments, Ensemble Baklava blends the sounds of the oud, bouzouki, concertina, bagpipes, Middle Eastern percussion, mandolin, baglama, spiked fiddle, guitar, tin whistle and voices to bring evocative, stirring and lively music and song from the Mediterranean region, both contemporary and ancient.

John Connor - West Charleton Village Hall, near Kingsbridge, TQ7 2AG - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00 from Jane Saunders telephone 07443 830483 or email or John Connor telephone 01548 810806 or email or Kingsbridge Information Centre

We are delighted to have secured the very talented and able musician and singer/songwriter John Connor to perform a charity concert in aid of The Children's Society. A former member of 'Fairfield', the resident band of Bromsgrove Folk Club, John has fast become a firm favourite in the South Hams. He now forms half of the duo 'Silvington' with Tricia Moore and yet is still able to delight an audience as a solo artist. His repertoire of ballads, protest and comic songs, with a liberal injection of topical social comment, amply displays his expertise as a lyricist, singer and guitarist.
The Children's Society supports many children in the UK who are suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Through their extensive network of frontline services, supported by an army of volunteers, they tackle child poverty and neglect head on, from helping families trapped in debt, child runaways and young carers, to stopping child sexual exploitation. Through their ambitious campaigns they seek to challenge misconceptions, change attitudes and influence government policy. Please support this concert for a very worthwhile cause.
Bring your own refreshments (alcohol permitted).

Regular events 4th Friday
DANCE - Exeter Folk Dance Club - Public Ceilidh - The Balcony Band & Jeremy Child - St Matthew's Hall Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ 7.30-10.30pm £5.00 entry, £3.00 for EFDC members, £3.00 Students £2.00 10-16 year olds
We welcome everyone, young or old, newcomers and old faces, to a summer eveneing ceilidh! St Matthew's is a lovely hall for dancing, and is located opposite the Triangle Car Park, with free evening parking. With tea, coffee and biscuits available in the interval, and a raffle to excite, prize donations gratefully received! Proceeds go to the next ceilidh. For more information and to reserve tickets please email More information available on website
Saturday 24 June
Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project - Holy Trinity Church, Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HG - 7.30pm - Tickets £5.00, U16s £3.00 - for tickets telephone 01837 53754.
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert.

Rosie Eade - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Rosie’s voice is likened to Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, and her original music is inspired by the likes of The Who as much as Steeleye Span. She is equally accomplished within the acoustic-folk and old school rock genres. Her music is regularly featured  on BBC Regional Radio and she’s well known on the national festival scene having performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days and Glastonbury's Avalon Cafe, to name a few.

Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst as "Pagoda Project" - St Mary's Church, Throwleigh, NE Dartmoor EX20 2HU - 7.30pm - £10.00 adult, £6.00 U17, telephone 01647 231051 or email
The Friends of Throwleigh Church are pleased to announce the return of Paul Hutchinson (accordion), with Karen Wimhurst (clarinets), currently touring as Pagoda Project. Paul (one half of Belshazzar's Feast) has asked to come and make use of the wonderful acoustics of the ancient church building. Their music is described as bringing together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound. Please book in advance,

 

Summer Solstice Barn Dance - Stantor Barton Farm, Marldon TQ3 1SU - 7.00pm - In aid of Children's Hospice South West. Bar available. Everyone welcome. Adult £12.00, U16 £6.00, includes burgers or hot dogs + desserts, teas & coffees. Please advise dietary requirements. Come dressed in style and you might win a prize. Ample parking. For tickets please telephone Tickets Chris Wright 01803 872552, Rosa Marshall 01803 298496, Julia Keech 01803 296001, Barb Cavanna 01803 329009.
Martha Tilston - Acoustic Haven @ The Hillyfield, Harbourneford - music, stories, games, face-painting, & beauty - 3.00pm til 11.00pm. Tickets from WeGotTickets
'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor. Family friendly and beautiful. Just 2 minutes from the A38. Live music in the afternoon, story-telling, face-painting and games, Martha Tilston and a Silent Disco with some cracking tunes. Martha Tilston live at 8.00pm. Advance booking highly recommended. 
Hillyfield is a secluded valley within Dartmoor National Park with a remarkably rich diversity of environments: 27 acres of woodland (designated Ancient Woodland), 17 acres of pasture, lakes & the River Harbourne. The Hillyfield Community Interest Company aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods at The Hillyfield: woodland management; crafts, natural medicines, livestock, charcoal burning, tree identification and more! Monthly volunteering opportunities. Email for information or go to website
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Bob Fox
Bob is a superb musician with an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary songs he is a fine raconteur with stories as long as the Tyne from his native North East. To quote Ralph McTell: "As soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised he must have one of the best voices in England. I have always regarded him as an artist of great ability and integrity." Bob has been the Songman for the extremely popular stage show Warhorse and songs from the show are included in his repertoire.

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 25 June

Tim Royce & Steve Sogi - 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 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club with Cosgrave and Banks for the second half of the evening. Free one-hour feature spot at Topsham Folk Club singers' night: Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Bob Fox - £12.00 - Book by email
With over 40 years as a professional, Bob is one of the most formidable solo performers on the folk scene. A rich voice is accompanied by enviable guitar technique and a wealth of material ranging from traditional and modern ballads from the North East to songs from his role as Songman in Warhorse. You can be assured of a consummate performance.
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 26 June
 
Tuesday 27 June

World Unlimited -Sally Barker & Brooks Williams - 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
It’s obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his latest album ‘My Turn Now’ on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. They have both had a long and varied career which reflects in their repertoire and easy nature of their song writing and music making.
Known most recently for her appearance on 'The Voice', on which the Leicester lass managed to reduce Tom Jones to tears, Sally has also supported Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, sings with the reformed Sandy Denny's Fotheringay and, for many years, led all female folk band The Poozies.
Sally's songwriting influences of folk, jazz, blues and soul and ability to get inside the words on the page and sing them as if you were hearing them for the first time are evidenced on her new album 'Ghost Girl', which will be out in early 2017 to coincide with her support slot for Fairport Convention's 50th Anniversary tour. 
Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the ‘Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists’, his music is a fusion of blues, old country and a touch of Americana. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band. 

Brooks has performed on stages worldwide for over twenty-five years and has amassed a staggering back-catalogue of songs and recordings. In addition to his solo work, he is also half of ‘State Of The Union’ with singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and fronts Lightning Express, with Andy Seward and Keith Angel. 
"her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." - (Edinburgh Fringe Festival review) 

"Brooks really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." - (fRoots)

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 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 28 June
Widecombe Sailing Club presents Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater at the Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA - Dinner and gig. Doors open 6.30 for diners. Tickets £24.00 dinner & gig or £12.00 gig only. Please contact Daf Edwards email telephone 07957 280129 - visit website Doors open 6.30 for diners.
Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhran drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse artists you're likely to encounter.

Boo Hewerdine - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
An intimate performance from the big man with a voice as smooth as vintage port!  A songwriting legend, Boo’s hit songs stretch back over two decades and many genres.  Former leader of the great 80’s band The Bible, Boo has had his songs recorded by kd lang, Paul Young, Natalie Imbruglia and even Mel C.  Critically acclaimed, he’s been described as “One of the best…” “Consistently accomplished…” and “Amongst the finest we have…”.  Expect an evening of brilliant words, catchy tunes and Boo’s laid-back, dry delivery.

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

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, 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 Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen - Chris Toyne 
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club - Guest night with My Sweet Patootie  - £10.00
Thursday 29 June

Exmouth’s Young Artists - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
This event proved highly popular during the Exmouth Festival, so we are having another one! Featuring some of Exmouth’s amazing young up-and-coming artists who will be performing an eclectic mix of music from gentle folk to striving rock. The full line up is still to be confirmed.

Kate Fergurson and Olly Wheeldon - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. Kate Ferguson and Oliver Wheeldon team up for a night of traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music. Kate is a Soprano singer-songwriter who plays both original songs and folk classics. Oliver is a Dartmoor based multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and member of the westcountry folk duo ""Tamar"".
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Fake Thackray
Friday 30 June
LOSt COYOTES - Fingle Bridge Inn, nr Drewsteignton EX6 6PW - 8.30pm - £6.00 on the door.
Mostly a Devon-based 4-piece band (some Jiggerypipery members) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices. From up-beat Cajun rhythms and Celtic jigs and reels, to more soulful songs and airs, and with themes of land, migration and borders running through much of their repertoire.
Rosa Rebecka with Jo Hooper (cello) - Gallery Gig - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - Tickets £7.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Rosa Rebecka returns to the Plough with her unforgettable, haunting voice and uniquely atmospheric blend of Scandinavian folk and self-penned alt-folk songs, complemented by the rich tone of Jo Hooper’s cello in a first outing for this exciting new collaboration.
Blackheart Orchestra - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00, licensed bar. Telephone 01364 631288 for more information.
Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington. With folk/rock origins the band blend musical styles to create unique music at times haunting and enchanting and at other times creating a wall of sound using ancient synthesisers, electronic and bowed guitars and bass. The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Golding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd and Steve Reich.

Bicton Street Blues - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy an evening of stomping rock and blues. Bicton Street Blues is fronted by Exmouth bluesman Dave Gwilliam accompanied by talented multi-instrumentalist Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats and Olly has played in a variety of folk, and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

World Unlimited -Carmina - 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
Bristol-based Carmina have toured worldwide and recorded with the celebrated producer Donal Lunny. An intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, in powerful original songs, often creating a deeply spiritual audience reaction.

 

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

Silvington + Friends (Folk on the Moor) - Village Hall, Milton Combe, nr Yelverton PL20 6HP - 7.30pm - Tickets £6 available from Healthy Pulses, 45 Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2AW or can be reserved by ringing Anton Horwichon 01822 853620 or email. SOLD OUT
"Silvington" (Tricia Moore and John Connor) are creating quite a storm in the area with their original songs and fine interpretations of others and have recently launched their first CD.
Popular singer/guitarist Ben Campbell, well known and highly respected in the area for his superb voice and varied repertoire, will also perform, as will expert guitarist/singer/banjo player Keith Fennell and longtime host at the "Folk on the Moor" Club, Anton Horwich. Advance booking advised:
All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and the concert is an additional fundraiser to Anton's 22 mile "Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike" for Macmillan in July. You can also sponsor Anton at JustGiving

 

SidMouth StoryNight - Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00 advance from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth, or on door.
SidMouth StoryNights for GrownUps presents: Storyteller Michael Dacre and Spanish guitarist Steve Yates tell The Haunted Inn and other tales from the Saragossa Manuscript. Spanish tales within tales, interwoven with the magical strings of the guitar. Meet Moorish princesses, hanged men and a host of ghosts, ghouls, vampires, gypsies and wizards as well as lovely senoritas, bewitching serenades and foot tapping Spanish dances. “A fantastic duet of wicked words and virtuoso guitar playing.” Bar available, Good disabled access. Not suitable for U14s. For more details please telephone 07834 194215 or email
Cosgrave and Banks - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, EX17 4JB. Doors and bar open at 6.30pm, music starts at 7.00pm. Tickets £11.00 (including the light supper served in the interval) in advance telephone 01363 866082 or on the door. Proceeds in aid of The Friends of St Matthew’s Church.
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville
Regular events 5th Friday